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E-Learning Evaluation and Assessment

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

Course Description

Program evaluation is often viewed as the final step in an effective approach to e-learning instructional design since it measures the value of training. This course takes an integrated approach in which evaluation and assessment are an integral part of the process, setting in place the ability to analyze the outcome to determine whether or not the learning objectives and business goals were met. In this course, students explore the models, principles, and practices employed in conducting effective and thorough training evaluations. Students will develop an evaluation plan, write a cognitive exam and performance test, create an evaluation survey, and carry out a return on investment analysis.

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_X417.1 Designing and Developing Interactive E-Learning Courses 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 Level 3 Evaluation: Behavior Analysis Proposal 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#: 00055
  • ID/Units: EDUC X417.3  (2.50)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: Spring 2024


Katina Shields, M.A., is an accomplished Learning Architect with over 20 years of experience applying adult learning theory to real-world business issues for diverse global audiences. The insight that Katina brings to her classes stems from her experiences in roles that include: Instructional Designer, Developer, Writer, Learning Strategist, Performance Consultant, Facilitator, Project Manager, Mentor and Coach. She has a deep interest in how adults learn and what motivates human behavior. She believes that effective learning must create experiences that move learners from passive to active participants and in humanizing the online learning experience. Katina holds both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Textbook Information

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

Required Textbook(s):

Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Training Evaluation
Book - ISBN: 9781607280088
Kirkpatrick, 1 ed, Association for Talent Development

Meeting Schedule

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