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Designing and Developing Interactive E-Learning Courses

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

Course Description

Interactive e-learning has been considered a must in developing e-learning programs. This course teaches students the different types of interactive designs and provides learners the hands-on experience and the step-by-step process of interactive eLearning implementation. The course will help participants apply different models of interactive e-learning designs, with specific emphasis on the utilization of gamification, badging, credentialing, social learning, community development, and other cutting edge interactive eLearning approaches. This course will also discuss the role of usability and user testing in developing more complex interactive e-learning experiences.

See enrollment confirmation for login information. Please register for the course at least two weeks prior to the start date. We highly recommend students complete EDUC_X416.18 Principles of E-Learning Instructional Design and EDUC_X417 Exploring E-Learning Development Tools prior to enrolling in this course. Before starting this course, students must purchase or otherwise have access to an authoring tool like Articulate 360 or other comparable tool. 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.

Successful completion of a qualifying assignment within this course offers you the opportunity to earn an Alternative Digital Credential (ADC). Also referred to as a digital badge, an ADC is a virtual record of specific skills and competencies you have acquired and provides a verifiable way for you to share your educational achievements with employers, colleagues and others via social platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Click here to view the Interactive E-Learning Storyboarding badge opportunity presented with this course and explore the necessary criteria to earn the ADC. Learn more about Alternative Digital Credentials and how they can help you demonstrate your commitment to professional development and distinguish yourself in a competitive job market.

  • Details
  • $690
  • April 15, 2024 to June 09, 2024
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00054
  • ID/Units: EDUC X417.1  (2.50)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: Spring 2024


Melissa Loble serves as Chief Customer Experience Officer for Instructure, where she drives the company-wide customer-centric focus at the company. Her role includes overseeing Instructure’s customer success, support, community and services organizations, which enable customers to successfully leverage Instructure’s solutions to create highly engaging and effective learning environments for their communities. Driving innovation and creating positive learning experiences are central pillars to Melissa’s mission. Melissa has spent 20 years in the educational technology world, working for a number of technology suppliers and educational institutions in a variety of teaching and learning leadership capacities. She has also taught throughout her career, starting as a high school social science teacher and most currently teaching courses that focus on managing technology for educational change and crafting innovative learning environments. Melissa earned her BA in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles, her MA in educational policy from Teachers’ College, Columbia University, and an MBA in leadership from the Columbia Business School.

Textbook Information

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

No textbooks are required for this course.

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START04/15/2024Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
END06/09/2024Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---