Designed For
Current educators looking to move their materials online. Individuals already knowledgeable in e-learning wanting to further develop and refine their skills. Informal educators working in museums, zoos or the outdoors who want to build digital learning environments. Graphic designers looking to move into the education field and apply their skills in this area.
June 3 - July 21, 2019
$435 (+$60, registration fee)
Individual mini courses are $217.50 (+$60, registration fee)
Seven weeks
3.6 CEUs
36 PDUs

Our Advanced Tools and E-Learning Trends presents additional varieties of online tools and trends to include in your e-learning activities and will help you build a robust learning ecosystem. You will investigate tools that support online collaboration, videos, screencasts, podcasts, and live streaming and promote deeper student engagement in your e-learning. You will also build your own framework for both evaluating and implementing tools within your e-learning activities.

The methodology for these courses 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 have learned.

In this course, you will:

  • Explore and compare advanced web tools to be used in learning experiences
  • Create learning artifacts using advanced web tools and share them with others online
  • Reflect on how advanced web tools can be used when designing learning experiences
  • Select effective advanced web tools to support specific learning outcomes

Tailor Your Education and Choose Trainings that Work Best for You

This course contains a number of tracks you can choose from depending on your experience and background and where you're hoping to improve. You'll have the chance to explore two tracks during this seven-week course, building an Advanced Tools experience that works best for you!

Tracks in this course include:

  • Videos and Screencasts, where you will cover such tools as YouTube, Webcams, iMovie, Screencast-o-Matic, Camtasia
  • Podcasts, where you will cover such tools as Audacity, Garage Band,
  • Web Collaboration, where you will cover such tools as Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Sheets, Google Slides
  • Live Streaming & Real-Time Collaboration, where you will cover such tools as Zoom, WebEx, Skype, Facebook Live, YouTube Live
  • Learning Analytics: Identifying and Collecting Data
  • Learning Analytics: Analyzing Data (Offered Session B only)
  • Articulate Storyline 360, where you will cover such tools as Articulate 360

This course is part of our Learning Experience Design Certificate. The entire series includes:

  1. Elements of Learning Experience Design
  2. UX/UI for Experience Design
  3. Lifelong Learning Engagement Strategies
  4. Advanced Tools and E-Learning Trends
  5. Practicum: Applications in the Wild
  • 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. 

  • Kimberly Fandiño

    Kimberly Fandiño

    Kim has been an educator since 1995. She has a serious passion (some would say obsession) with helping teachers reach students because she believes that the academic experience can and should be rewarding as a teacher as well as a student. Once "data-challenged," Kim has learned the value and (believe it or not) fun that can be had learning about students and figuring out how to make the changes that make a difference. Kim teaches Spanish at a local High School and at the university level has taught Active Research, Data classes, instructional strategies and engagement strategies since 2009. Kim loves spending time with her family (She and Mark have six children collectively, two grand daughters, an extra son, and a cat and a dog.) Travel (often by motorcycle), swap meets, knife shows, the outdoors, and McMenamin's passports are her hobbies.

  • Jo Baker

    Jo Baker has over 15 years experience in the adult learning field, with the past five years focused on instructional design for E-learning. She works with corporate and healthcare clients to design meaningful online learning experiences that incorporate micro-learning, learner-led design, scenarios and story-telling. She earned a Master's degree in Education in the Information Science and Learning Technology program at the University of Missouri. As an instructor, Jo is invested in supporting a robust online learning community and in the application of learning theory to real-life learning challenges. She values creativity, curiosity and collaboration.