Instructional Design Certification Program

Design online courses that enhance learning and accelerate performance.

In today’s fast-paced world, it is a challenge to improve productivity in a diverse and rapidly changing business environment while also decreasing costs.

In this era of evolving technology, instant solutions, and limited attention spans, you need to create engaging online learning solutions for your employees to achieve business results.

This comprehensive Instructional Design Certification Program will provide the knowledge and skills needed to design and develop instructionally-sound, performance-based training programs that will decrease time-to-proficiency and accelerate performance impact.

8 Self-Paced Online Courses

5 VILT sessions

Get Certified in 1-2-3 Steps

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The Winning Difference

How is this program different from the other ID certification programs?

Our program is based on proven best practices developed through decades of experience designing and developing thousands of programs for clients around the world. In addition, we believe in the power of collaborative, hands-on learning.

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Program Details

  • A robust online learning experience with examples, practice exercises, discussions, assessments, and more
  • 5 virtual sessions where you get to design a storyboard on the topic of your choice (or one given to you) 

Program Schedule
(over 8 weeks)

  • Complete the 8 online courses (each with a final assessment)
  • Receive direction, coaching, and feedback from experienced instructional designers
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Get the Certification Program for

$699 / ₹45,000

More About the Program

Why Should You Attend?

  • Gain expertise in designing performance-enhancing courses in a variety of formats (eLearning, microlearning, facilitated, and more)
  • Put your learning into practice – immediately — and create design documents and/or storyboards for real-world problems
  • Gain access to valuable downloadable resources – guidelines, templates, frameworks, checklists and more.

Is this Program Only for IDs?

This program is not limited to instructional designers. Do join us if you are a/an: 

  • Learning Consultant
  • L&D Manager
  • Performance Technologist
  • Training and Human Resource Manager
  • Organizational Development Consultant
  • Educational Technologist
  • E-learning Developer

The Curriculum at a Glance

These highly interactive, self-paced online courses address key aspects of Instructional Design. The topics include:

Introduction to Adult Learning

  • Define adult learning
  • Describe key characteristics and assumptions about how adults learn
  • Explain the implications of how adults learn on designing instruction

A Comparison of Learning Theories

  • Contrast key characteristics of four major learning theories
  • Explain the origin of each theory
  • Identify types of learning situations that are best suited to each theory

Models of Instruction

  • Identify key individuals and events that have influenced the evolution of instructional design
  • Describe three models for classifying learning outcomes to determine optimal conditions for and ways to sequence instruction
  • Explain the significance of instructional models to the instructional design process

How to Write Performance-based Objectives

  • Distinguish terminal and enabling objectives
  • Distinguish goals and learning objectives
  • Identify the ten characteristics of effective performance-based learning objectives (SMART2)

Maximizing Impact in The Virtual Classroom

  • Differentiate traditional classroom and virtual classroom instruction
  • Identify instructional capabilities and limitations of virtual classrooms
  • Apply appropriate instructional methods for virtual classrooms

Rapid Evaluation Planning – Making Informed Decisions

  • Recognize the value of evaluations
  • Identify the structure of an effective evaluation plan
  • Distinguish between types of evaluation questions

How to Write Effective  Assessments

  • Identify how assessments are used
  • Plan the development of assessments
  • Write knowledge-based and performance-based assessments, and monitor assessments

Designing High-Impact, On-Demand Performance Solutions

  • Define the purpose, value, and primary elements of ‘high impact, on-demand’ performance solutions
  • For audio, visual, conversation scenarios and application simulations in particular:
    • Identify instructional benefits
    • Recognize a design structure (scripting and storyboarding)
    • Outline development, delivery, and quality assurance considerations

The Key Takeaways

The program also offers several useful practical resources that can be used in your future learning/training projects, such as design guidelines, checklists, frameworks, templates, samples, glossaries, and more. Here is a list of the resources:
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Definitions of Adult Learning

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Behavioral Levels

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Malcolm Knowles’ Adult Learning Framework

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Techniques for Designing Adult Learning

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Learning Theories Matrix

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Gagné’s Classifications, Conditions, Events

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Action Verbs List

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Rapid Evaluation Planning: Evaluation Report Template

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Rapid Evaluation Planning: A Comprehensive Evaluation Framework

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Data Collection Methods

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Sample Evaluation Planning Worksheets

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Writing Assessment Items

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Assessment Planning Worksheet

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Application Simulations Quality Checklist

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Audio Asset Outline

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Audio Asset Quality Checklist

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Audio Asset Production Tips

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Conversation Scenarios Quality Checklist

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Multimedia Design Principles

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Visual Screen Design Quality Checklist

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Get the Certification Program for

$699 / ₹45,000

If you have any queries or need further assistance, please mail us at [email protected]

Payment towards Instructional Design Certification Program cannot be canceled or rescheduled. All fees paid for the program are non-refundable.

About the Program Designer

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Dr. Howard Lewis - Chief Learning Architect, CommLab India

Dr. Howard Lewis has been involved in education, instructional design, and performance technology for over 37 years, holding corporate positions with Health Net, Xerox Corporation, Apple Computer and RTC. His national and international experience includes leadership, management, sales and marketing, engineering, safety, medical management, customer service, and performance management. 

He also serves as an adjunct professor for Colorado State University and has taught for Pepperdine University and the University of Hawaii in the past. Howard earned his doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Technology and International Training from the University of Southern California; A Master’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health from West Virginia University; and a Bachelor’s in Environmental Interpretation from Colorado State University.

Dr. Lewis is also a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT).