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E-Learning Instructional Design Practicum

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

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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 real-world projects. Students will be expected to create an e-learning module from beginning to end: 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 360, Adobe Captivate, Lectora, or other comparable authoring tool. Students must also have working knowledge of the 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 register for the course at least two weeks prior to the start date. 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.

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  • Details
  • $690
  • January 22, 2024 to March 17, 2024
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00052
  • ID/Units: EDUC X417.4  (2.50)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: WINTER 2024


Jean Marrapodi is a pioneering problem solver. With over 20 years of experience in corporate training in retail, banking, print, non-profits, and healthcare, followed by 5 years in higher education, she works to bring innovation to each organization, shifting paradigms and transforming learning methodologies. She is the current Executive Director of Instructional Design at Ana G. Mendez University, where she has implemented new strategies and innovative solutions for the needs of bi-lingual students. 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 Master’s 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 two cats who believe they should be part of every Zoom meeting.

Textbook Information

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

Required Textbook(s):

The eLearning Designers Handbook: A Practical Guide to the eLearning
Book - ISBN: 9798615125300
Tim Slade, 2 ed

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START01/22/2024Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
END03/17/2024Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---