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Certificate in Online Learning

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. Loyola University New Orleans offers the certificate in online learning developed by the National Institute of Online Learning (NIOL) and drawing 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.

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Features of Loyola's Program

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.

More key features of the program: 

  • Mobile-friendly and 100% online 
  • Guidance from subject matter experts 
  • Badge and credit-awarding

Online Learning Curriculum

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 of developing accessible online learning.

Certificate Courses:

  • Introduction to Online Learning
  • Teaching Online
  • Narrative Learning
  • Online Learning Accessibility​​​​​​​
  • The Technology of Online Learning

Crediting Details:

  • IACET CEUs: 2.2 (Contact Hours: 22 hours)
  • HRCI Credits: 22 (Type: General: 22)
  • SHRM PDCs: 22

View course descriptions and more information on the certificate purchasing page​​​​​​​

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Have questions about our certificate in online learning? Contact Loyola’s Office of Professional and Continuing Studies to speak one-on-one with a member of our team.