What degree/certificate programs exist?

Feb 10, 2011

Got this question from a blog reader:

"As part of our development, a few of us in the OD department are looking into programs/certifications that will help us as we move from producing on-demand learning events to creating learning that is part of a learning plan.  Can you recommend any programs"

152 Replies
Shawn Stiles

Hi Nicholle,

I completed my Masters in Education/Instructional Design over 10 years ago and in 2012 I attended the UW Stout and completed the online certificate program as a professional development opportunity for myself. I thought the program was excellent. The instructors were very engaged with the students and invested in their success.  

Jennifer Parnell

I'm an experienced K12 virtual school teacher with experience in brick and mortar classrooms as well.  I've taken coursework in general and online pedagogy and instructional design, but I don't have any experience using a program like Articulate Storyline.  Where can I go to learn, specifically, how to use authoring tools, like Storyline?

Michael Bauer

Hi all

Long time lurker, first time poster!

Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts and/or experience with the Grad Cert at USQ, preferably the online one or just anything in general:


I also saw one at UTAS but bad website design sending me nine clicks down to find a price is an instant turn-off so didn't even bother posting it here haha!

Laurel Schulert
Kari Vara

I am starting a degree in ID this fall.  I am looking at several online programs and would appreciate any comments.  I would like a progam that offers a certificate leading to a masters, or possible badges within a masters program.  I also want to keep my options open for higher ed or corporate jobs.  I also want to avoid a program that is K12 heavy. Can anyone comment on the following programs? 

Purdue University

University of Illinois

Lenoir-Rhyne University

Saint Leo University

Western Oregon University

Any other schools I should consider?


Kari, I believe I am looking at the same program at Purdue (the online Master of Science in Education in Learning Design and Technology). Just curious - which program did you end up selecting, and do you have any additional insight into the Purdue program?

I had a phone consultation with them last week, and I am quite impressed with them so far. The program seems well-rounded, and they are offering several new courses in 2016 so I like how it is evolving to contain new information as well. I am considering applying to begin next fall.

Rohit Fernandes

Hey need some guidance. I have been a project manager at an E-Learning company and wanted to pursue my education in this field. I have found that this course recommendation comes up a lot. Is this the right direction https://coned.georgebrown.ca/courses-and-certificates/instructing-adults-certificate/.

If not can you please recommend some courses which will help me get to the next level. 

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