Advanced Teaching - Elearning & Instructional Design

ATDS
Hybrid Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Overview

Validate your existing and newly acquired skills in elearning and instructional design, training, development, and online facilitation. Take the whole program or choose just the areas in which you need additional training.

This program covers industry-standard online learning tools as well as elearning design and development, adult learning theory, quality assurance, and accessibility standards and guidelines.

The program is designed to be completed in its entirety like a regular college program or students can also choose to complete only the courses they require to achieve specific skills needed for future aspirations in the field of elearning design and development.

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Complete a micro-credential as part of this program

Additional Credentials

Students taking this program have the option to complete the Storyline eLearning Development micro-certificate. This micro-certificate includes three micro-credential learning units.

Admission Requirements

  • A university degree, college diploma, or advanced diploma or equivalent

Prior Learning Assessment

If you believe you have an equivalent level of knowledge and would like credit through Prior Learning Assessment, please contact online@lambtoncollege.ca or call 519-479-1023 at least two weeks before classes begin.

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Get credit for your work experience

Previous Education & Transfer Options

If you have previous education in a related area that is not part of the above programs, you may be eligible for transfer credit. If you have related experience that is not reflected in your education history, you may have the option of demonstrating your mastery of a particular course or micro-credential learning unity.

Either way, you can complete the certificate faster by getting credit for what you already know.

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Be sure you meet admission requirements to earn your credential.

Credential Eligibility

If you are taking courses with the intention of completing this program and earning a credential, you must meet the Admission Requirements. It is your responsibility to supply proof of admission requirements to the Office of the Registrar before completing three courses in this program.

If you complete the program but fail to provide proof of admission requirements, you will be ineligible to receive your credential.

Costs

Course Fees

  • Exact costs can be obtained during the registration process. Visit the Course List and select an individual course for associated course fees.

Software Fees

  • Some courses in this program require access to specialized software. The cost of this software is not included in the registration fees for the courses that require it.
See Financial Aid Options

Need help paying your course fees?

This program is eligible for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).

Graduation Fees

  • Students who successfully complete all the academic requirements for this program should submit their intent to graduate in order to receive their credential. The graduate module can be completed on myLambton via Self Service.

    A graduation fee of about $75 is added to your account upon verification that admission requirements have been met. For exact fees contact your Enrolment Services Professional.

Technology Requirements

In order to be prepared for the course work in this program there are specific computer and software requirements. Please see the More Information tab.

Courses

Instructional Design

14 Weeks $409.18 Online Credit

Within the Adult Learning course students are provided practical insight on key adult learning theories. Students examine the characteristics of adult learners that affect learning, explore the emotional, cognitive, social and physical aspects of learning, study a variety of learning cycles, and identify their own preferred learning style. Finally, this course introduces strategies and models of facilitation to accommodate the variety of ways in which adults prefer to learn.

Textbooks

There is no textbook listed for this course currently, but this is subject to change. Please be sure to check the course outline when you first log in to the course.

Please note: There may be required software or other resources for this course. Please be sure to check the course outline when you first log in to the course.

Host Course Code: DU-TEAC1980
Host Course Name: Adult Learning

Start Date

14 Weeks $409.18 Online Credit

You will gain an overview of the processes involved in assessment and evaluation. A variety of types of evaluation will be utilized in order to understand and meet the needs of learners and stakeholders. Learners will be encouraged to evaluate your own practice as a teacher or trainer in their environment.

Textbooks

There is no required textbook for this course.

Host Course Code: DU-TEAC4980
Host Course Name: Assessment and Evaluation

Start Date

14 Weeks $409.18 Online Credit

In today's complex learning environment, the most successful instructors/trainers demonstrate instructional strategies that both respect and challenge adult learners. Through lectures, discussion (synchronous and asynchronous) and various assignments, you will explore a wide variety of instructional techniques including: lecture, group discussion, demonstration, icebreakers, case study, brainstorming, debate, fishbowl, collage, role-play, panel discussions and skits. Factors affecting the selection of techniques will also be addressed. Participants will demonstrate their mastery of instructional techniques through the design and online delivery of a lesson. Some of the most common instructional strategies include co-operative learning, problem-based learning, active learning, classroom management issues and the use of media and resources.

Prerequisite(s):

Textbooks

There is no required textbook for this course.

Host Course Code: DU-TEAC3980
Host Course Name: Instructional Techniques

Start Date

Credit

To ensure that all learners can meet the course and program learning outcomes, it is critical to include the principles of Universal Design for Learning and accessibility when designing online learning programs. In this course, students will apply appropriate universal design for learning practices, by using appropriate online learning materials. In addition, students will learn about relevant accessibility laws in order to recommend strategies to ensure AODA compliance for all online content.

Please contact us to find out when the next start date will be.

Planning & Development

14 Weeks $409.18 Online Credit

The selection of appropriate eLearning tools is a vital part of the online learning development process. By working on their own projects, students gain hands-on experience with current web-based eLearning tools through the process of analyzing learner needs, obtaining input from subject matter experts, and finally selecting and using the right tool. The focus of this course is to learn to develop meaningful and engaging online material with an understanding of how eLearning tools support various learning objectives.

Textbooks

There is no required textbook for this course.

Host Course Code: DU-TEAC1384
Host Course Name: eLearning Tools

Start Date

Credit

A successful learning experience comes not only from proper curriculum and instructional design but also adhering to quality assurance protocols. In this course students explore a variety of quality assurance protocols as they apply to course development. The concept of piloting to gather students and instructor feedback is also discussed.

Please contact us to find out when the next start date will be.

Credit

There is abundant research demonstrating that not all students learn the same way and therefore it is important to cater to a variety of modalities when designing online educational materials. By identifying the purpose of multimedia design, students will create a short learning unit that demonstrates their understanding of best practices and skills in audio, video, and graphic design. Students will also learn copyright law as it pertains to educational use of materials.

Please contact us to find out when the next start date will be.

Credit

Design backward and build forward is an important instructional design principle. This course will explore the importance of aligning assessments to course and module outcomes. Activities and exercises which scaffold to the formative or summative assessments are discussed. The course also speaks to how to use quizzes and pre or post assessments effectively by keeping an eye to instructional design principles.

Please contact us to find out when the next start date will be.

Elearning Technology

Credit

This course is designed to introduce students to Learning Management Systems (LMS), and familiarize them with the tools available. The importance of well-designed templates and ease of navigation will be investigated. Learners will develop a module in an LMS platform during this learning experience to demonstrate a key learning outcome.

Please contact us to find out when the next start date will be.

4 Weeks $343.60 Online Micro-credential

Create a Basic eLearning Module with Storyline is an online, competency-based introductory level micro-credential designed to teach eLearning design principles and basic features used in the industry standard software, Storyline 360.

Learners will interact with eLearning Developer experts as they familiarize themselves with basic components of Storyline 360, identify key design principles, and learn the importance of AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) guidelines to create basic eLearning modules. Some of the topics that will be covered include story size settings, timeline and states, layers, triggers, button sets, and basic eLearning content design.

Create a Basic eLearning Module with Storyline is ideal for Human Resources, training, and educational professionals who are new to eLearning and want to acquire foundational development skills using industry-standard eLearning software. Upon successful completion of this micro-credential, learners will be well-equipped to progress to the Create Interactive eLearning Elements with Storyline micro-credential.

Start Date

4 Weeks $343.60 Online Micro-credential

Create Interactive eLearning Elements with Storyline is an online competency-based advanced level micro-credential designed to introduce learners to more advanced features used in Storyline 360. Learners have the opportunity to interact with eLearning Developer experts as they familiarize themselves with some of the advanced level features of Storyline 360.

Some of the topics that will be covered in this badge include Motion Paths, Quizzes, Media Embedment, Triggers, Gamification, and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) development standards.

Create Interactive eLearning Elements with Storyline is ideal for Human Resources, training, and educational professionals who possess working knowledge of eLearning content authoring software, and want to enhance their skills using industry-standard software. Upon completion of this micro-credential, learners will be well-equipped to progress to the Use Instructional Design Concepts to Create a Short eLearning Course micro-credential.

Start Date

Credit

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.

Prerequisite(s):

Please contact us to find out when the next start date will be.

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Credit

This graduate certificate course provides participants with an introduction to theories of education and learning as they pertain to training and development. The concepts of need, needs analysis, program planning, and program development will be explored. Emphasis will be on establishing training/learning objectives, selecting appropriate training methods, implementation strategies, teaching techniques, and program evaluation.

Please contact us to find out when the next start date will be.

Experiencial Learning & Internships

4 Weeks $347.98 Online Micro-credential

Use Instructional Design Concepts to Create a Short eLearning Course is an online competency-based advanced level micro-credential designed to support learners in the creation of an eLearning course that adheres to instructional design and eLearning principles, quality, accessibility and copyright standards.

Learners will be required to complete a "learner profile," identify measurable learning outcomes, create a "storyboard" and eLearning course, and design a course shell within a Learning Management System that addresses quality eLearning standards for online learning environments.

This micro-credential is ideal for corporate, public sector, and educational professionals who possess working knowledge of eLearning content authoring software and want to enhance their skills using industry-standard software.

Start Date

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Credit

Please contact us to find out when the next start date will be.

Transfer Courses to other Lambton Programs

Choose to move beyond the ATDS program and complete additional certificates with ease. Three programs share courses with teh Advanced Teaching - eLearning & Instructional Design program:

  • Adult Education - CTA-1003, CTA-1033, CTA-1043
  • eLearning Developer - AED-1073, AED-1083, CSCP-1453
  • Instructional Design - CTA-1023, IDSN-1023
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Transfer your courses to gain more credentials.

Have Questions?

If you have any questions about our online programs, the courses offered, the registration process, or any other Online Education related questions, reach out to us.

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Contact

Online Education

519-479-2320

Room B2-280

After Graduation

Employment Opportunities

Advanced Teaching - eLearning & Instructional Design

Graduates can be found in positions such as corporate trainers, instructors, training officers, curriculum developers, instructional designers, and education consultants.

Course Transfers to other Lambton College Programs

Just as you can choose to take only the courses you need, you can also choose to move beyond the ATDS program and complete additional certificates with ease.

Three programs share courses with the Advanced Teaching - eLearning & Instructional Design program and those are:

Adult Education

3 common courses - CTA-1003, CTA-1033, CTA-1043

eLearning Developer

3 common courses - AED-1073, AED-1083, CSCP-1453

Instructional Design

2 common courses - CTA-1203, IDSN-1023.

More Information

Prepare for Success

Remember to review the important dates associated with this program - some deadlines may be different depending on how your program is delivered and what section you're enrolled in.

Technology Requirements

It is recommended that students purchase a laptop with a Windows operating system.

Internet Speed Requirements

For best performance for students learning remotely, an internet connection with a minimum of 40 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload speed is recommended in order to effectively use video conferencing and remote lecture delivery software as well as, other online resources remotely. Due to the large area over which students may be dispersed, we are unable to recommend a specific provider, so you will need to inquire around your area to find one that best suits your needs.

Minimum Laptop Requirements

In order to access the internet and virtually-delivered software and courseware, student laptops should include the following at a minimum. By meeting the following specifications, students will be equipped to access software and courseware on their laptop through the internet:

  • Intel i3 Processor or equivalent
  • 4 GB of RAM or more
  • 100 GB HDD or more
  • HD Graphics
  • Webcam with a microphone
  • Wireless 802.11n/ac 5ghz capable
  • Windows Operating System (Windows 10)

Software

Some courses in this program require access to specialized software such as those listed below. The cost of this specialized software is not included in the registration fees for the courses that require it.

Adobe Creative Cloud
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Select the Additional Software through OnTheHub link
Enter Abode Creative Cloud in the Product Search field
Articulate Storyline 360
A free trial and/or educational pricing may be available on the Articulate website.