Program Information

The traditional modes of classroom-based training are rapidly changing due to advancements in learning technology and more innovative media formats. The tech-savvy students and employees of today demand more personal and interactive ways to teach. Educators and industry are seeing the importance of how they teach to better accommodate the emerging generation of digital-age learners.

The eLearning Design & Training Development, Ontario College Graduate Certificate complements the practical skills of educational professionals by adding technology-based, online and mobile learning tools that can be effectively integrated into the learning and teaching environment. Learning management systems of today will be the key to unlocking a better educated student and employee in the future.

As a mobile college, this program aligns with the Lambton College strategic mandate to be a leader in mobile educational technology. The program curriculum will focus on meeting the growing need for highly skilled professional educators to assume leadership roles in program and instructional design, development, evaluation and online facilitation.

Students develop proficiency with industry-standard online learning tools including Articulate Storyline, LMS', Camtasia, Web Conferencing Applications; as well as e-learning, QA and AODA standards.

This program is designed to demonstrate the integration of multiple platform teaching technologies for individuals currently responsible for such roles as professional development within corporations, government and the public sector, as well as for online learning developers. Graduates can expect to develop and expand their knowledge of educational theory using state-of-the-art educational technologies.

This program has specific computer and equipment requirements - see the Costs tab for more details.

Please Note: This program does not meet the preparatory requirements or the eligibility criteria to qualify as a licensed teacher in Ontario (OCT). Please visit the Ontario College of Teachers website for more information on how to become an elementary or secondary school teacher in Ontario.

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Admission Requirements

A university degree in the arts, design or education fields or equivalent.

The admissions process is competitive and meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission.

Lambton College reserves the right to alter information including admission requirements and to cancel at any time a program or course; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies or changes in the job market; to change the pathways third-party certification bodies; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations or over-acceptance of offers of admission. In the event Lambton College exercises such a right, Lambton College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to Lambton College.

English Language Requirements

Applicants must demonstrate language proficiency by submitting one of the following scores:

  • IELTS of 6.5
  • TOEFL iBT 79
  • Passed Lambton Institute of English placement test 

Please Note: IELTS is the only proficiency score accepted by the Study Direct Stream (SDS) program. Additional country-specific requirements may also be applicable.

Meeting the minimum English requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher English proficiency scores will receive priority in the admission assessment process.

Course List

ELD-1013: Instructional Design

In this course, students begin to examine the process for planning curricula and designing learning experiences to ensure desired performance outcomes are achieved. Students explore instructional design models used to support synchronous and asynchronous learning and the components that make up a framework for building competence. The design of the learning experience is central, from creating measurable learning objectives to identifying how to align each objective to learning activities and evaluations.

ELD-1022: Assessing Performance Needs

This course provides frameworks and techniques for assessing needs in a workplace context that leads to the identification of learning and other performance solutions. Students learn the steps taken when assessing performance needs, and they develop the knowledge and skill to address the right problem(s) and cause(s), identify the best solution(s) and determine how to evaluate performance results.

COM-3013: Professional Communications

This course is designed for international students with diplomas or degrees. It focuses on polishing communications skills acquired through one's academic career and workplace experience. Through various business writing and speaking scenarios, students learn Canadian business practices and communication styles. Close attention is paid to proper incorporation of the intellectual property of others to ensure academic integrity. Students will practice organized and dynamic speaking and will strive for polished business documents.

ELD-1063: Intellectual Property, Copyright and Ethics in Online Research

Students are introduced to the essentials of intellectual property in research and writing for the academic and professional settings. Students learn to cite according to ethical and Canadian copyright standards as well as assess professional-standard research and online academic publications.

ELD-2023: Evaluating Learning

Evaluating Learning focuses on the relationship between learning and assessments. Students will therefore, identify, evaluate and create learning objectives and learning outcomes. Throughout the course, students will explore the differences between formative and summative evaluations and, in which circumstances they are used. They also will develop materials used to evaluate learning objectives, as well as, have the opportunity to practice building surveys, tests, and rubrics to use as methods of assessing students learning.

ELD-3013: Facilitating Online Learning: Synchronous and Asynchronous

This course provides an introduction to the characteristics of asynchronous and synchronous online learning environments. Students will synthesize the key features of behaviourism, cognitivism, and constructivism and relate these learning theories to facilitating online learning in asynchronous and synchronous online courses. Finally, students will examine best practices for facilitating online courses and explore practical activities that encourage experiential learning in an online community.

ELD-1053: eLearning Quality Assurance

Students in this course will examine E-learning quality assurance issues by analyzing the similarities and differences between online and face to face learning, researching various situations that arise when designing an online course, investigating various E-learning quality assurance design standards, researching global accessibility design standards and creating and presenting their own online course as a capstone project for instructor and peer review.

ELD-2013: Facilitating Training

Do you often find yourself bored in class, listening to instructors endlessly lecture? Higher education demands that courses are exciting and actively engaging. This course focuses on the elements required to create an environment conducive to engage learning. Students begin at 'Prepare to Facilitate' to ensure learners' needs are met and learning objectives align with desired performance outcomes. Throughout the course, students focus on how to meet the specific needs of learners and how to create opportunities that encourage interaction between instructors and learners. Students practice their facilitation skills, design types of activities that engage learners and create interactive lessons.

ELD-2073: Learning Management Systems and Web Conferencing Applications

The course will provide students with an introduction to HTML, CSS, and Javascript and their uses in online learning environments and authoring tools. Students will gain basic skills to write, edit and troubleshoot HTML, CSS and Javascript. Students will explore how an understanding of HTML, CSS, and Javascript provides opportunities for instructors and designers to customize learning resources to create a more effective learning environment for students.

ELD-2044: Rapid eLearning with Articulate Storyline

This course gives students the opportunity to learn how to apply the fundamental features of Articulate Storyline software that is essential to developing functional, interactive, high-quality projects for e-learning. Students learn about and implement technical elements such as triggers, states and layers. Final projects are enhanced by incorporating audio and video aspects, as well as encourages integration of knowledge and skills, learned in other courses.

ELD-3053: Design Principles for eLearning

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of design for online modules. This course examines aspects of design, such as colour, font, space, balance and how these features can be used to communicate a message effectively as opposed to competing with the message. By examining concrete examples of successes and less effective examples with room for improvement, students will learn to apply creative solutions.

JSS-1001: Job Search and Success

This course is designed to give the student an understanding of how to conduct a job search and how to succeed in the work place. This includes self-reflection, effectively designing a cover letter and resume, online job searches utilizing social media, behavioural based interviewing as well as marketing oneself effectively in a job interview. Job safety, successful work strategies and harassment and discrimination plan of action is also discussed.

Academic Break

ELD-3032: Capstone Project

In this course, students design an online e-learning module. To complete the capstone project, students integrate knowledge and skills gained from Terms 1 and 2: from assessing the goal of the training, aligning learning outcomes to activities and assessments, to applying the design skills and technologies they have learned to create an engaging learning experience. Students will provide elements of the course piece by piece and receive feedback on them before incorporating them into their final learning module design. Once their project is complete, they will conduct a quality assurance review on a peer project to complete their learning cycle. This collaborative approach to learning encourages students to reflect and incorporate feedback into their vision for developing as an e-learning specialist, through completion of the Capstone Project.

ELD-3063: Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

Students explore the fundamental tools and features of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, developing a skillset that will visually enrich and customize e-learning modules for potential clients and employers. Students will create and edit vector and raster imagery with emphasis on assets for digital applications.

ELD-2064: Tech Tools Lab: LMS, Web Conferencing, Web Authoring (Independent Study)

Students choose learning technologies in which to develop a high level of expertise. Students present the results of their investigation through the presentation of findings and a demonstration of a learning module using the chosen application(s).

ELD-3044: Rapid eLearning with Articulate Storyline II

Students build upon their base of skills and knowledge with Articulate Storyline by exploring and implementing advanced features of the program in order to enhance their pedagogical best practices. This course also provides students with a solid comprehension of both virtual and augmented reality, theoretically and practically, which they can use to strengthen their delivery of learning experiences.

MAN-2103: Project Management

This course will provide the student with an overview of the structured processes and knowledge areas of project management within the context of organizations. It will contrast the differences between operational management and project management. It will provide the student with numerous tools and techniques used to initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control, and close a project. Students learn the vocabulary, definitions, principles and concepts of project management and working in a project team.

ELD-3073: Training, Development and Storyboarding

In this online course, learners will explore the various training and learning needs that are often found in workplace settings. Learners will analyze techniques and strategies to address these training needs and gaps, and learn how to compile and source instructional materials and resources to develop effective e-learning training modules. Learners will use a "storyboard", an e-learning tool to design and develop their online training module using Articulate Storyline software.

CPL-1049: Work Term - Full-Time*

Co-operative education provides students with the opportunity to apply classroom learning to the workplace, undertake career sampling and gain valuable work experience that may assist students in leveraging employment after graduation. For further information regarding co-op, please refer to:


CPL-5559: WIL Project

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Project is aimed at enriching students by connecting different program areas of study, cutting across subject-matter lines, and emphasizing unifying concepts. The focus of the WIL Project is to make connections between study and industry by engaging students in relevant and meaningful activities that are connected to and practiced within the professional workplace. WIL Project allows students to enhance and strengthen their employability prospects post-graduation by fine tuning skills and knowledge and meeting the expectations of today's employers. Students are required to attend the scheduled shifts in the WIL office, reporting to the WIL Supervisor. Weekly real-world challenges are presented in the WIL office, designed by industry professionals. In addition to the weekly assigned deliverables, students are also offered professional development sessions, and exposed to industry guest speakers, enhancing their opportunity to develop their professional network.

*In order to be eligible to participate in a full-time Co-op Work Term (CPL-1049) students must have a GPA of 2.8 or greater.

Failing to do so will require the students to enroll in CPL-5559 WIL Project at an additional cost to the student.

See the Costs tab for current fees.

Program Maps


Students are required to follow their prescribed program map and are not allowed to take unscheduled breaks for any reason.

Current Students

Current students can view program maps from previous years on the mylambton website. 

You will need to login with your C# and password in order to access your program map.

Employment Opportunities

Career positions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Corporate Training
  • eLearning Specialist
  • Training Officer
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Instructional Designer
  • Education Consultant

For more information, please contact the appropriate campus:

Sarnia/Main Campus
905-890-7833 x 222
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