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E-Learning Instructional Design Practicum

The final required course in the E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate Program.

Course Description

This capstone course gives students the opportunity to exhibit their knowledge, skills, and creativity related to e-learning instructional design. Students demonstrate their ability to integrate design principles and skills by applying them to a real-world project. Students will be expected to create an entire eLearning module from scripting, applying voiceover, designing, developing, publishing, and uploading to a test LMS. Through development of an actual e-learning lesson, the practicum allows students to experience the practical application of the topics they have learned in the prerequisite courses. Software/Technical Requirements: In the Practicum, you will be required to develop and deliver an actual lesson using an e-learning development tool. Prior to enrolling in the Practicum, students must purchase or otherwise have access to an authoring tool such as Articulate Studio, Storyline, Adobe Captivate, or other. Students must also have working knowledge of a tool prior to enrollment in the Practicum. Students should be proficient navigating the software to develop an e-learning lesson using the tool.

Students must have completed all other required courses prior to registering for the Practicum course. See enrollment confirmation for login information. Please see software/technical requirements in course description. Due to high demand, early enrollment recommended.

NOTE: This course may have optional, live sessions via Zoom. The sessions will be recorded and posted for students who are not able to attend. The Zoom meeting link and password to join will be provided in the course. A device with audio and visual will be needed to participate. The following student guide provides additional resources/information on how to use and access the course’s Zoom sessions.

  • Details
  • $680
  • June 27, 2022 to August 21, 2022
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00058
  • ID/Units: EDUC X417.4  (2.50)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: SUMMER 2022


Jean Marrapodi is a pioneering problem solver. With over 20 years’ experience in corporate training in retail, banking, print, non-profits, and healthcare, followed by 5 in higher education, she works to bring innovation to each organization, shifting paradigms and transforming learning methodologies. She currently works full time for MassMutual on the website strategy team where she runs analytics and helps develop new webpages. Since 1999, Jean has run her own consulting business providing targeted e-learning and custom workshops for her clients. In 2016, she was honored to be named a Guild Master by the e-Learning Guild. Jean has a PhD in Adult Education, a Masters Degree in Online Instructional Design and is a Certified Professional in Talent Development, ATD’s highest credential. She is a frequent conference and webinar presenter, having presented workshops in training, instructional design, e-learning and low literacy learning at the international, national, and regional levels. She lives outside of Boston, MA with three cats and a persnickety pooch named Arthur.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

Required Textbook(s):

Book - ISBN: 9798615125300
Tim Slade, 2 ed

Optional Textbook(s):

Book - ISBN: 9780133966152
Robin Williams, 4 ed, Peachpit Press

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START06/27/2022Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
END08/21/2022Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---