Get familiar with free web-based creation and collaboration tools that you can design into your eLearning experiences

Designed For
Individuals desiring professional development or continuing education in e-learning design, development, and instruction. These may include k-12 teachers and administrators, college and university instructors and administrators, instructional designers, business trainers, human resource managers and business leaders.
September 18 - October 29, 2017
Online, Instructor-led
$425 ($1,925 for entire instructional design certificate)
Six weeks (three hours per week)
18 professional development units, 1.8 continuing education units

Please note: These are non-academic credit education units for use in job promotions or documenting professional development. These units do not count as academic credit towards degrees or college coursework at OSU. 

This course is targeted to provide you the opportunity to explore various eLearning tools and does not include in-depth training in any specific tool.

You will explore and use free web-based tools to include in your learning activities, including online collaboration tools, videos and screencasts, podcasts, photos and graphics tools, and presentation tools.

The methodology for this course is based on constructionism, where you create new learning by "tinkering" and creating learning artifacts with the tools, sharing them with your peers on a digital portfolio website, then discussing and reflecting on what you've learned. (This course may be substituted with an equivalent in-depth course focusing on one of these tools.)

This course is part of OSU's exclusive, online E-Learning Instructional Design and Development Certificate series.

Earning an OSU Certificate

Once you complete the five course program, you'll receive an E-learning certificate as well as a digital badge in E-Learning Instructional Design and Development, which you can show off on Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media platforms to highlight this industry-leading credential with friends, colleagues and potential employers!

PACE eLearning Certificate Advisory Committee:

Jennifer Bachman, Director of Online Education, College of Education, OSU

Darlene Russ-Eft, PhD, Professor, OSU CofEd, Adult and Higher Education unit

Cindy Etherton, MEd, Technology Development Coordinator, Salem-Keizer School District

Shannon Riggs, MA, Director of Course Development and Training, OSU Extended Campus

Cheridy Aduviri, MA, Instructor and Technology Advisor, OSU CofEd, Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Unit

Matthew Nyman, PhD, Instructor, OSU CofEd, Science and Math Ed Unit 

  • Identify and classify different technologies, tools and applications.
  • Compare, contrast and evaluate different technologies, tools and applications.
  • Choose appropriate technologies, tools and applications to most effectively support instruction and achieve learning outcomes.
  • Josh Bancroft

    Instructor Josh Bancroft Profile

    Josh Bancroft is a lifelong geek who taught himself to type in computer programs to play games when he was 5 years old, and has been fascinated by the intersection of learning and technology ever since. Josh has a Masters degreee in Adult Education and Organizational Development from Oregon State University, and works on software education and community initiatives in the Developer Relations group at Intel. Josh is an experimentalist who likes to try new tools and technologies, and has had great success at using digital tools like blogs, wikis, podcasting, and social media to increase collaboration, build community, and encourage learning. Josh's learning and teaching philosophy centers on the idea of constructionism - that we create our own learning by "tinkering", making new things (physical or digital), then sharing them with others.