What is E-Learning Development?
E-Learning development is the use of digital technology to empower and enhance learning and training. This process has become so important in todays world that high schools, colleges, local and national governments, nonprofit institutions, and businesses both large and small use e-learning to educate, train, inform, and coach.
Many people think of e-learning as in-depth academic courses delivered over the internet. While this is certainly true, e-learning encompasses so much more. If you have taken drivers training online, used computer-based tech support for your PC, watched educational videos on television, or even listened to a podcast or read a professional blog, you have reaped the benefits of an e-learning product. There is not a single industry today that has not been touched by or in some way relies on the creation of e-learning products to further its professional goals.
E-Learning development is an emerging and valuable career track for anyone looking to expand their professional portfolio or management potential. A certificate in e-learning development gives you the opportunity to take your professional experience and unique industry knowledge and apply it in a new direction while gaining proficiency with cutting edge technology.
The E-Learning Development Program
SF State Extended Learning offers a professional certificate program in e-learning development, providing instruction in design, scripting, production and delivery of e-learning training curriculum for all sorts of organizations. Certificate courses are conducted as intense short programs that together offer a well-articulated training option. Classes are developed and taught by instructional design and e-learning specialists, all of whom have practical experience in the field.
E-Learning Development Program Objectives
The E-learning Certificate emphasizes the analysis, design, development and evaluation of instruction that uses multimedia, learning management software, and other emerging technologies. Designed for learning professionals from any field, our program introduces design theories and builds technical skills that apply to instructional computing, multimedia content creation, and other e-learning settings. The e-learning certificate provides students with broad exposure to principles and applications of e-learning and is structured to teach students who have a basic working knowledge of the design field and build from there. Certificate requirements are intended to parallel skills needed by instructional designers, training managers, corporate trainers, and other learning professionals.
Students earning the E-Learning Certificate will be able to discuss and apply:
- Principles of instructional design as they apply to e-learning, including learning theory, evaluation techniques, asynchronous learning principles. and hybrid instruction styles.
- Scripting, storyboarding, and preproduction planning for multimedia.
- Hands-on experience with industry standard software and multimedia content production techniques.
- Distribution, deployment, and publication methods.
- Administration and production using open source content learning management systems.
- Principles and tools for audio-visual media production as they apply to e-learning development.
- Principles of usability testing, including e-learning interventions, formative evaluation, data analysis and report writing.
Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL)
This program is part of California's Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL), which provides employment training for adults and dislocated workers. Learn more about the Eligible Training Provider List.
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