Create a More Rewarding Online Learning Experience

If you develop and teach courses online, how can you emulate the engagement students have in face-to-face classes? The University of Georgia’s Instructional Design and eLearning Certificate teaches you how to produce a successful online learning experience that truly comes alive for students. In this 60-hour online, instructor-led program, you'll learn how to develop clear instructional goals, work with tools to create a rewarding eLearning experience, and write and revise a project management plan.


Format: Online

Hours: 30 ea.

Credits: 3.0 CEUs ea.

When: #1 - July 22, 2024

Cost: $799 each

Introduction to Instructional Design and Development (Course #1)

  • This course covers the analysis of instructional needs and systematic principles of design.
  • Students learn about the most widely accepted instructional design model, known as ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, Evaluation).
  • Students explore fundamental learning theories and the ways instructional designers apply these theories to content using the ADDIE framework.

Instructional Design and Development Practicum (Course #2)

  • Using the principles from the introduction, this course teaches a practical approach for eLearning development.
  • Allows students to put eLearning and instructional design principles into practice.
  • Students work with their choice of commonly-used tools to design and develop short eLearning experiences.

Who Should Attend?

  • Teachers and professors
  • Non-profit and corporate trainers
  • Human Resources specialists

Course Information

Course Date Info: 

Course 1: Introduction to Instructional Design and Development
July 22 - September 16, 2024
Registration deadline is July 29, 2024.
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Course 2: Instructional Design and Development Practicum*
October 7 - December 2, 2024
Registration deadline is October 14, 2024.
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The instructor will hold live online class every Tuesday 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. ET for all sessions.

*Students must successfully complete Course 1 before taking Course 2.

Course Format:
Online, instructor-led

Course Fee(s): 

$799 each

Cancellation/Refund Policy:
Should the Georgia Center find it necessary to cancel the course for any reason, we will attempt to notify the participants at least 24 hours in advance via phone and/or e-mail. In the event that the course is canceled by the Georgia Center, a 100% refund will be processed for each registrant. The Georgia Center will issue a refund less a $75 cancellation fee for course cancellation requests received before 5:00 p.m. on the fifth business day prior to the beginning of a course. Business days are Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. No refunds can be issued if you cancel within four business days of the course start date or at any time after a course begins. Once you access the online course, you are no longer eligible for a refund. To cancel your enrollment, please send an email to:

Dr. Gregory Clinton has been involved in various forms of educational technology since 1993. He received his Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from the University of Georgia in 2007. Prior to retirement in 2018, he served as senior lecturer in the Learning, Design, and Technology program. He was also the Instructional Design and Development coordinator and conference chair for the four iterations of the IDD @ UGA regional conference (2014 – 2017). He conducted his dissertation research on the role of creativity in instructional design and development. Dr. Clinton's varied background includes a bachelor's degree in Music Composition (UGA, 1980) and a master's degree in Special Education (UGA, 1996).

Liz Melendez, M.Ed., Instructional Designer, Content Creator
After a long career as a professional musician, instructor, and graphic designer, Liz made the career move into instructional design. She develops learning for leadership and change management for a Fortune 500 corporation and is a graduate of UGA's Learning, Design, and Technology masters program.