Practicum and Individual Coaching

Design 104

Get expert coaching on your own project from Academy faculty!

This course is a guided practicum in which you choose the work you want to do. Your instructor will mentor you and help you maximize the instructional impact of your work. 

You may choose to work on a project for a client or a "passion project" you've been itching to complete. Either way, you'll benefit from individual guidance and feedback on your project from your Allen Academy instructor.

Single course: $1,495

As part of ACIP program: $1,295

Upcoming sessions

  • Starting August 11th, 2020
  • Starting January 5th, 2021

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Course information

This course is a guided practicum. You'll consult with your instructor to fulfill your unique learning needs.

In this course, you will:

  • Design a learning experience based on CCAF and other performance-oriented design principles
  • Develop the learning experience in the tool of your choosing 
  • FOR ACIP PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS: Craft a learning experience that meets rubric requirements to complete your program and earn your ACIP-1 credential and digital badge.

Prerequisites: While anyone will benefit from individual coaching, those who complete Design 101, Design 102, and Design 103 prior to taking this course will have the best learning experience

Experience level: Proficiency in chosen development tool

Format: Small-group webinars and 1:1 virtual meetings 

Duration: 2-4 hours of group webinars, plus coaching sessions and individual work time

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Ethan Edwards


As Chief Instructional Strategist for Allen Interactions, Ethan Edwards draws from more than 30 years of industry experience as an e-learning instructional designer and developer. He spent many years teaching certification classes for ATD, and he is a frequent blogger for Allen Interactions’ e-Learning Leadership Blog


Dr. Nan Thornton


Dr. Nan Thornton has been working in the fields of instructional design and e-learning for 30 years. Her professional experience runs the gamut from instructional designer and project manager to consultant and trainer. Nan is passionate about instructional design and cognitive science, and supports the Serious e-Learning Manifesto and the Debunker's Club

Upcoming sessions

  • Starting August 11th, 2020
  • Starting January 5th, 2021

Design 104 Register Now

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