Instructional Design Certification Program

Instructional Design Certification Program

Engage your learners. Explore adult learning.
Design online courses that enhance learning and accelerate performance.

In today’s world of fast-paced jobs, evolving technology, instant solutions, and limited attention spans, you must create engaging online learning solutions that realize significant business results in a timely manner. Improving productivity in a diverse and rapidly changing business environment while decreasing costs is a challenge.

Instructional design is as much a science as an art. This comprehensive Instructional Design Certification Program will provide the knowledge and skills to design and develop instructionally-sound, performance-based training programs that will decrease time-to-proficiency and accelerate performance impact.

The Curriculum at a Glance:

The Curriculum at a Glance

Course Details

  • Gain expertise in designing performance-enhancing courses in a variety of formats (eLearning, microlearning, facilitated, and more)
  • Put learning into immediate practice — create a design document and/or storyboards for real-world problems that you can add to your personal portfolio
  • Gain access to valuable resources such as guidelines, templates and checklists

Highly interactive, self-paced online courses address the key aspects of Instructional Design. Each course also offers several downloadable, checklists, frameworks, and more.

  1. Introduction to Adult Learning
    • Define adult learning
    • Describe key characteristics and assumptions about how adults learn
    • Based on how adults learn effectively, explain implications for designing instruction
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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)
  1. 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
  2. Rapid Evaluation Planning - Making Informed Decisions
    • Recognize the value of evaluations
    • Identify the structure of an effective evaluation plan
    • Distinguish types of evaluation questions
  3. How to Write Effective Knowledge and Performance Assessments
    • Identify how assessments are used
    • Plan the development of assessments
    • Write knowledge-based and performance-based assessments, and monitor assessments
  4. 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

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
  • eLearning Developer

The Key Takeaways


Great practical resources that can be used in your future learning/training projects, such as design guidelines, checklists, frameworks, templates, samples, glossaries, and more.

Get these amazing resources and more, for just $549

  • Definitions of Adult Learning
  • Behavioral Levels
  • Malcolm Knowles’ Adult Learning Framework
  • Techniques for Designing Adult Learning
  • Learning Theories Matrix
  • Gagné’s Classifications, Conditions, Events
  • Action Verbs List
  • Rapid Evaluation Planning: Evaluation Report Template
  • Data Collection Methods
  • Sample Evaluation Planning Worksheets
  • Writing Assessment Items
  • Assessment Planning Worksheet
  • Audio Asset Outline
  • Audio Asset Quality Checklist
  • Multimedia Design Principles

Facilitators’ Profile

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; including corporate positions with Health Net, Xerox Corporation, Apple Computer and RTC. His national and international experience has involved areas such as 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; Master’s degree from West Virginia University in Occupational Safety and Health; and, Bachelor's degree in Environmental Interpretation from Colorado State University.

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

RK Prasad – CEO and Co-Founder, CommLab India

RK Prasad is the CEO and Co-Founder of CommLab India, the most sought-after rapid eLearning solutions and authoring tools expert, empowering organizations worldwide with learning – any time, any place, and on any device, transforming the way they train their workforce.

An engaging speaker and an effective trainer, RK has 30 years of experience in sales, corporate training, and eLearning and is passionate about sharing the best practices with his customers and peers. He regularly shares his experiences and the latest developments in technology-enhanced learning through in-house seminars and workshops with customers across the US and Europe. Also shares his learning through writing and speaking at various live and web forums.

RK is an MBA and currently writing his doctoral thesis on Mobile Learning at Lancaster University, UK.

Price: $549



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

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