Advanced ELearning Instructional Design Certificate Awarded

Hyderabad, India - June 21, 2007 - Ayesha Habeeb Omer, the Chief Operating Officer of CommLab India has successfully completed the Advanced eLearning Instructional Design Certificate conducted by Michael Allen of Allen Interactions. ASTD Certificate Programs are learning events and a certificate is awarded to participants upon successful completion of the program. The workshop was conducted at Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA on June 1-2, 2007 just prior to the ASTD International Conference & Expo.

The certificate program redirects and narrows the focus of instructional design to those things that matter most in creating successful eLearning: effective ways to design meaningful, memorable, and motivational experiences, while blending in successful behavioral change principles. Based on dozens of research studies, these principles help design learning events that go far beyond the transmission of information to achieve behavioral change and targeted performance levels. The program teaches how to counter change inhibitors, design pre-instructional events, blend formal and informal learning, use techniques for performance change, create performance aids, and space learning events.

This workshop was attended by people of different backgrounds and experienced in training and performance who wanted to deepen their skills in eLearning instructional design: managers, developers, designers, instructors, courseware producers.

The content of the workshop is based on the second book in Michael Allen's eLearning Library--Designing Successful eLearning: Forget What You Know About Instructional Design and Do Something Interesting. Dr. Michael Allen, who was the facilitator, is the primary architect of Authorware, the founder and former chairman of Authorware, Inc. - which merged with Macromind/ Paracompto form Macromedia, Inc. and the CEO of Allen Interactions Inc.

About ASTD

American Society for Training & Development is the world's largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals. ASTD's members come from more than 100 countries and connect locally in almost 140 U.S. chapters and 25 Global Networks. Members work in thousands of organizations of all sizes, in government, as independent consultants, and suppliers.

ASTD started in 1944 when the organization held its first annual conference. ASTD has widened the profession's focus to link learning and performance to individual and organizational results, and is a sought-after voice on critical public policy issues.

About CommLab India

CommLab India is a custom eLearning solutions company based in India. Since 2000, it has been providing state-of-the-art eLearning services to organizations across the world in the areas of Custom Courseware, Catalogue Courses and Learning Technology. Some of its reputed clients are BC Hydro, George Washington University, Kawasaki and Deloitte. They are preferred vendors to some Fortune 500 companies such as Alcoa, Unilever and Pepco Holding Inc.

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