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E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate

Course Info

Self-paced e-learning can be deployed in a variety of ways—from full courses to performance support opportunities to blended learning experiences. Regardless of how you use e-learning, intentional and thoughtful instructional design is an essential element. Well-designed e-learning courses and modules engage learners and enable them to acquire and apply new knowledge and skills.

This course covers the entire instructional design process from start to finish and shows you how to apply that process to e-learning projects. Under the guidance of an experienced facilitator, you’ll have the chance to focus on and practice critical e-learning course creation tasks, including:

  • Creating an e-learning design plan
  • Storyboarding content and planning for development
  • Choosing delivery media (video, text, SCORM, etc.)
  • Working with SMEs to develop e-learning content
  • Curating and creating content for self-paced learning

Based upon extensive research in the field, ATD's E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate combines the latest techniques with proven e-learning design strategies*.

Why You Should Attend:

  • Explore ways to present, structure, and sequence e-learning content that is learner-centric, engaging, and impactful.
  • Use design thinking and rapid prototyping to minimize rework and accelerate your e-learning project.
  • Gain access to a collection of more than 20 templates and tools you can use immediately on the job.
  • Earn an industry-recognized ATD certificate, continuing education credits, and an ATD digital badge to share with your networks.

Dates and Times:

Session 1: May 16, 2024, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Local Time
Session 2: May 17, 2024, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Local Time
Session 3: May 18, 2024, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Local Time

Preconference Learning Price:

ATD Member: $1,995
Non-Member: $2,245

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Karin Rex

Karin Rex

GeekyGirl Karin Rex is an exceptionally innovative and experienced professional in the fields of instructional design and virtual facilitation. With a remarkable track record spanning over 25 years with a global clientele, Karin brings a unique blend of creativity, expertise, and passion for delivering transformative learning experiences. As a professional facilitator specializing in virtual classroom delivery and an instructional designer/developer focused on e-learning and virtual classroom designs, Karin's commitment to excellence shines through in her ability to create engaging and appealing learning experiences. With a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of virtual platforms and authoring tools, Karin's expertise ensures seamless transitions from face-to-face training to the virtual realm, providing organizations with captivating and impactful learning solutions that deliver true learning transfer and retention.

Karin works closely with ATD as a facilitator and instructional designer. Not only does she teach numerous certificate programs, but she redesigned more than 30 of ATD's face-to-face certificate courses for the virtual classroom. She also created a certificate program for ATD on the topic of Writing for Instructional Design and Training. Karin occasionally speaks at the ATD International Conferences as well.

A writer at heart, Karin is a certified synchronous facilitator, designer, and producer (InSync Training) with a master’s degree in professional writing (Chatham University). She is also a COPT (Certified Online Training Professional) and a Scrum Master (Scrum Alliance). A WDW fanatic, Karin has lived in nearby Celebration FL since 2022. She started her business GeekyGirl, LLC in Philadelphia in 1989 (

On the personal side, Karin is an avid knitter who LOVES riding her Peloton (her leaderboard name is GeekyGirlRex).

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