Instructional Design Certification

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  • Synchronous & Asynchronous Methodologies
  • 20 Hours of Live Instructor Led Sessions
  • Podcasts, Videos, Course Manual and Assessments
  • 3 Months Course with Live Project Experience

About Instructional Design Certification

Strengthscape’s Instructional Design Certification course encompasses a new way of learning content designing principles and strategies. Learning is a process and we in Strengthscape understand that very well. Our course has a structured approach and at the same time gives flexibility to learners to start with which ever module they would like to first go with. The objective of the course is to build skill and impart knowledge on how to write effective learning content using instructional design principles and methodologies. The course starts with the basics and goes into applying knowledge to practical situations.

contentiSCAPEs Professional Instructional Designer Certification program includes topics on learning theories, development methodologies, skills and techniques necessary for aligning e-learning development. This program provides a strong foundation for instructional development that aligns skills and knowledge needed to achieve learning outcomes to the strategic objectives. It also provides an objective method for planning and designing e-learning instruction in learning areas that match varied businesses such as induction programs, technical and soft skill training programs. The methodology addresses skill development required for assessing learning objectives, use of rapid authoring tools, content development and ensuring learning outcomes.

Instructional Design Certification Program Benefits

  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of how adults learn
  • Explore the traditional ADDIE methodology, cognition and instructional design theories
  • Analyze training needs and design effective session plans
  • Learn to integrate blended learning into one program using digital platforms
  • Compare and gain a working knowledge of rapid authoring tools
  • Practice skills and get creative in the practicum course


Any learning and development professional would understand how difficult it is to balance between delivering training as well as creating content. Instructional Design helps in putting a method to the madness and helps creating impactful content. Hence it is important to have good knowledge about nuances of instructional design to make training overall effective.

  • This course, is a mix of synchronous and asynchronous training methodologies. The course is enriched with audio, visuals, assessments as well as facilitated sessions for clarifications and reiterations.
  • It gives access to Strengthscape’s Learning Management System (LMS) which has a range of material starting with the course manual, videos, eLearning content, podcasts and a whole lot of assessments which will help participants become confident of what is being taught.
  • The course is divided into 5 modules. Each module has chapters and units.
  • Each module will have 2 virtual touch points with the Instructional Design Facilitator. Hence a total of 10 touch points.
  • Each touch point will be for 2 hours. Hence a total of 20 hours of touch points spread over 3 months.
  • Prior to the touch point session, participants are expected to go through LMS and read the manual for that section, watch videos and podcasts as well as read any additional reading material that are provided.
  • Post touch point sessions related to a module, participants are expected to complete assessment questions.
  • After completing all the five modules, participants are expected to complete a live project and take a final assessment. These have to be submitted within 20 days of completing all the 5 modules.

Who Should Attend Instructional Design Certification Program


  • Curriculum developers
  • Teachers and Educators
  • Training, managers or coordinators
  • Human Resource professionals
  • Learning & Organization Development Experts
  • Individuals seeking a career change or position within eLearning instructional design field
  • Professionals who have taken on training role within their department








Getting started

·         What is Instructional Design

·         Role of Instructional Designer.

·         Career prospects of an Instructional Designer

·         New trends in ID and eLearning.


·         Define what is Instructional Design and the role of an instructional designer.

·         Define career prospects of an instructional designer

·         List the new trends of Instructional Design and eLearning.



Reference material on Learning Management System, Facilitated Discussion and Assessments 

Self-Paced Learning with 2* 2 hours of facilitated session from 7 am to 9 am (Saturday and Sunday)




Cognition and Instructional Designing

·       Attention

·       Learning

·       Memory

·      Neuroscience of Attention, Learning and Memory

·      Application of Cognitive Principles in Instructional Designing

Theories and Models of Instructional Designing

·         Human Performance Model

·         Rummler’s 5 Factors – Application in Need Analysis

·         Mager and Pipe’s Performance Analysis

·         Bloom’s Taxonomy

·         ARC's Model of creating Instruction Design (For MACRO level of ID)

·         Gagne’s 9 Events of Instruction (For MICRO Level of ID)

·         Kirk Patrick’s model of training evaluation

·     Comprehend some of the key principles of cognition and instructional design and learn how to apply the same while creating content.

Reference material on Learning Management System, Facilitated Discussion and Assessments 

Self-Paced Learning with 2* 2 hours of facilitated session from 7 am to 9 am (Saturday and Sunday)




Introduction to ADDIE

·         What is ADDIE?

·         What is Rapid Prototype?

·         ADDIE vs Rapid Prototype

·         Understanding ADDIE deeper


·         Different Aspects of Analysis.

·         Learner Characteristics Analysis – Demographic (Age, Gender, Race), Aptitude, Talent, Skills, Knowledge, Education, Previous training)

·         Review a Need Analysis Document.

·         Work setting Analysis - ID environment. Delivery environment and Application environment

·         Job Analysis - What people do, how do they do and what results do they achieve

·         Task Analysis - Cognitive Tasks and Action Task

·         Content Analysis - Classification in 5 ways - Fact, Concept, Process, Procedure and Principle.

·         Review a Need Analysis Document.



·         Explain the use of a design document

·         Distinguish between Coarse Goals and Learning Objectives

·         Practice writing course goals and learning objectives

·         Importance of objectives

·         Types of objectives - TLO and EO

·         Components of Instructional objective - Condition, Task and Standard

·         Domains of Learning

·         Application of Bloom's Taxonomy in creating objectives

·         Typical problems faced while writing objectives

·         Sequence Learning Objectives – Different Approaches

·         Instructional Strategy - macro vs micro

·         Create mind map of the content structure

·         Creating the flow - Using Transition word, repeating keywords, unambiguous language

·         How to design reusable learning object (RLO) using instructional models (ARCs and Gagne)


·         Tasks leading to creating a storyboard

·         Content Generation a case study

·         Identify Course Flow and Content Flow

·         Chunk Content

·         Sequence Content

·         Identify Gaps

·         Add missing content to fill gaps

·         Suggest / Add graphics

·         Rewrite

·         Fine Tune Learning Objectives and Summary

·         Add Assessment questions

·         Create the storyboard

·         Developing Facilitator guide, participant guide and Training slide decks and researching on appropriate training activities.

·         Right selection of reinforcement activities

·         Readability and Accessibility of content


How to write effectively

·         Key writing elements

·         Various forms of writing

·         Different stages of writing a longer piece

·         Process of collating and sorting ideas

·         Organize writing ideas



·         Implementing classroom training

·         Implementing eLearning training

·         Virtual Instructional Lead Training (VLTs)

·         Implementation Checklist


·         Understanding and implementing Kirk Patrick model

·         Pre-training, Summative and Formative evaluation

·         Criterion Reference assessment ROI

·         Distinguish between ADDIE and RAPID prototype models.

·         Recognize the different stages of ADDIE and application of the same.

Reference material on Learning Management System, Facilitated Discussion and Assessments 

Self-Paced Learning with 2* 2 hours of facilitated session from 7 am to 9 am (Saturday and Sunday)



·         About eLearning

·         6 Principles of eLearning

·         Recognize importance of QA in eLearning

·         Basic understanding of Gamification in eLearning

·         Characteristics of learning games

·         Learning Management System

·         Compatibility Standards In eLearning

·         What is MOOC?

·         What is the instructional designing approach towards developing MOOC?

·         Define eLearning?

·         Identify the principles of eLearning.

·         Practice application of these principles

·         Describe characteristics of learning games

·         Explain Gamification in Learning

·         Describe the functioning of a Learning Management System (LMS)

·         Explain SCORM standard for eLearning

·         Comprehend what is a MOOC and the ID approach towards developing a MOOC


Reference material on Learning Management System, Facilitated Discussion and Assessments 

Self-Paced Learning with 2* 2 hours of facilitated session from 7 am to 9 am (Saturday and Sunday)


·         What are Rapid Authoring Tools?

·         Basic introduction to feature of a few tools – Photoshops, Flash, Illustrator, Articulate Storyline 2, Articulate Studio, Adobe Captivate and Camtasia


·         Identify what rapid authoring tools are?

·         Distinguish between some features of commonly used tools.


Reference material on Learning Management System, Facilitated Discussion and Assessments 

Self-Paced Learning with 2* 2 hours of facilitated session from 7 am to 9 am (Saturday and Sunday)


·         Participants would be expected to create a training course using ID principles and methodology and submit to Strengthscape for evaluation within 20 days of completing contact classes.

·         Final assessment to be completed on LMS (to be completed in 1 hour, single attempt)


·         Create learning content by applying the learning assimilated over the last 3 days




Instructional Design Certification Program - FAQ

What is Instructional Design?
Instructional Design is the science and art of creating training content. Principles and theories of instructional designing and eLearning are taught together with application of the same.
How long is this course for?
This course is for 12 days. It is a virtual program. During this time, the learners will go through interactive sessions as well as individual assignments as well as projects.
What will the learners get out of this certification?
Learners will get access to contentiSCAPE’s Learning Management System (LMS) which will have a digital library of eLearning and Instructional Designing reading and watching material together with assignments and quiz. Post the virtual session, a final assessment and a project submission will lead to certification. Access to the LMS will stay with the learners for one year.
How will Instructional Design certification help me?
Instructional Designing certification will help the participants to enhance their knowledge on how training content is created for instructor-led programs, and online learning. Anybody who creates content or is in the business of creating content – i.e. – educators, freelance trainers, HR professionals and people who would like to have a career in content development will benefit from this course.
Who will certify this course?
This certification will come from contentiSCAPE, which is a brand of Strengthscape™.