Tony Karrer's eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 Personal Learning Informal Learning eLearning Design Authoring Tools Rapid e-Learning Tools Blended e-Learning e-Learning Tools Learning Management Systems (LMS) e-Learning ROI and Metrics

Thursday, January 18, 2007

eLearning Certification?

A colleague just asked me if I knew of any organizations that provided an "eLearning Certification" ... and I didn't. She doesn't want another Master's degree. Does anyone know of something appropriate or have a suggestion?

12 comments:

Karyn said...

As far as I know the OU (Open University in the UK) does - you can take a full course, or simply individual modules. I think one of my colleagues is doing one. It's worth a look: http://www.open.ac.uk/. Any of their courses be offered as distance and/or online learning, so the location shouldn't be an issue.

Harold Jarche said...

What does she want to learn?

Karl Kapp said...

Tony,

We have an online eLearning Certificate that may be of interest. The program uses synchronous technology with a real instructor at the other end so there are time committments but--and I am only slightly bias in this case :)--it is a really good program.

Check it out at Bloomsburg University's Instructional Technology page.

Miranda said...

The University of Southern Queensland offer a Postgrad Certificate in a variety of options:
- educational technology
- online learning
I am about to finish my masters in online learning from USQ and can recommend the programs and teachers.
I have done it all online as I am in NZ. They place a great emphasis on ensuring you feel part of a community of learners even though your are all miles apart.
www.usq.edu.au

Julie said...

InSync offers an sychronous learning expert online. Webjunction has information about that:

http://www.webjunction.org/do/DisplayContent?id=13896

Matthew Nehrling said...

My Instructional Design certification is through Friesen, Kay & Associates. They have several certifications available.

http://www.fka.com/index.asp

Also, check out Certification Magazine for many options.

http://www.certmag.com

Matt said...

I know of three:

The Allen Academy
http://www.allenacademy.com/students/certification.htm

ASTD ELearning Courseware Certification
http://www.astd.org/astd/marketplace/ecc

Clark Training
http://www.clarktraining.com/certification.php

I'm not as familiar with the first two, but Clark Training is excellent.

Manish said...

Hi Tony,

We conduct an elearning certification exam at Professional eLearning Designers' Association.

Check it out at www.peldaglobal.com

Anonymous said...

Try Univesity of Illnios Global Campus, they have a certifcate program. I just found it today so dont know much about it. http://global.uillinois.edu/search?keyword=&subject=all°ree_type=all&campus=Global+Campus

BOB

Anonymous said...

Fairmont State University offers a graduate certificate in Online Learning. Information can be found online at:
http://www.fairmontstate.edu/graduatestudies/grad_programs.asp

Nate said...

I believe both the ASTD Conferences and E-learning Guild Conferences offer E-learning Certifications.
(perhaps Learn Dev does as well...I haven't checked)

Curious what the best options are these days as I'm going to probably choose between the ASTD and E-learning Guild, unless better alternatives are available.

Anonymous said...

Anyone ever received a certification from these guys? http://www.langevin.com
If so how was it, was it worth the money?