Creating effective online learning courses and simulations can be a challenge. There are tools and techniques, as well as best practices, that can help those designing and creating online learning content for organizations and institutions of higher education.
This Certificate in Online Learning offered by the National Institute of Online Learning (NIOL) draws upon the lessons learned by the creative, editorial, and technical teams at MindEdge Learning.
MindEdge Learning, founded in 1998, has developed online courses and simulations used by hundreds of thousands of students in higher education and the private sector.
This certificate offers instruction on the major models, tools, and techniques in creating and delivering online learning. It reviews the fundamentals of general learning theory and how it can be applied, in practice, to online design and instruction.
Further, the certificate provides a brief survey of the technology employed in online learning, best practices for teaching online, strategies for integrating narrative learning into an educational curriculum, and the basics the basics of developing accessible online learning.
Each of these self-paced courses offer an assortment of interactive exercises, selected readings, and self-assessments.
Upon successful completion of all courses in this certificate program, you can download and print a Certificate of Completion.
Courses included in this certificate program are listed at the bottom of this page.
Badge and credit-awarding
Games & Flashcards
Real-world case studies
Audio-enabled in app
You may request a refund up to 5 days from the purchase date. The registration fee will only be refunded if less than 10% of each course in the certificate has been completed. Completion percentage can be viewed on the Course Progress page from within the course.
All courses in this certificate have an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.
This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.
Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.