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Principles of E-Learning Instructional Design

This is the first required course in the E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate Program.

Course closed to new registrations: Call ( 949 ) 824-5414 for more information or sign up below to be notified when this course becomes available.×

Course Description

This course introduces participants to online and Web-based learning including an overview of the current models of e-learning. Students explore current learning theories incorporating principles of online learning such as the traditional ADDIE and more contemporary rapid prototype models. Participants also examine the roles and responsibilities of both online student and instructor. Through group and individual assignments, students design and create online lesson prototypes; write measurable learning objectives that align with assessments; integrate task analyses; and explain how online learning communities promote collaborative learning. The course uses a range of interactive instructional techniques, including synchronous and asynchronous approaches in an effort to provide current or potential online instructors and course designers experience of both instructor and student roles.

See enrollment confirmation for login information. Please register for the course at least two weeks prior to the start date. This course may require participants to download and install some applications and software from the Internet. 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.

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  • Details
  • $755
  • January 08, 2024 to March 03, 2024
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00049
  • ID/Units: EDUC X416.18  (2.50)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: WINTER 2024


Don Shannon is Manager of Training and Technology at HireRight Corporation in Irvine, CA. He has spent over 20 years in corporate positions in training and development - in software, hardware, and financial services companies. He has contributed to Organizational Learning at FileNET Corp/IBM and Washington Mutual (now Chase) as Manager and Director of Curriculum Development. Don holds a Doctoral Degree from USC in Music Education with an emphasis in Online training and Educational Psychology. He is also a Certified Instructional Designer from both Robert Mager and Ruth Clark's organizations. In 2013, he received a "Distinguished Instructor" award from UCI DCE.

Textbook Information

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

Required Textbook(s):

Book - ISBN: 9780787988463

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START01/08/2024Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
END03/03/2024Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---