Training

The Allen Academy offers an ever-expanding selection of courses and programs about learning design, evaluation, and leadership, developed and taught by some of the best minds in the industry.

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Instructional Design Courses

Design courses offer training in learning theory, instructional design, learning experience design (LX), rapid prototyping, course development, digital media design, asset production and more.

MobileLearningandStrategy
Instructor: Clark Quinn

Explore mobile for formal learning, performance support, social, and contextual solutions before diving into strategy around mobile devices. You’ll leave with hands-on experience in mobile design and the ability to ‘think mobile’. 

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TrainingWithShortSims
Instructor: Clark Aldrich

This course will help you create Short Sims that are quick, engaging, and focused on performance. As Clark puts it, Short Sims are "are how online learning content may have evolved if PowerPoint had never been created."

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Instructor: Ethan Edwards

Boring is bad! Transform e-learning into irresistible instruction that motivates the learner and creates meaningful and memorable experiences. This 4-hour course might shift your entire perspective on what e-learning can be. 

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Design101
Instructor: Dr. Nan Thornton

Learn the core design principles of effective, learner-centered instructional interactivity. Explore concepts from Dr. Michael Allen's Guide to e-Learning 2nd Edition, such as the 3 Ms, CCAF, and iterative rapid design through sketching.


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Design102
Instructor: Ethan Edwards

Bridge the gap between understanding a design and being able to build it. In this course, you will use Articulate Storyline to create robust CCAF interactions in this workshop-style course.


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Design103
Instructor: Ethan Edwards

Learn how to convert a real organizational need into a powerful learning solution. Topics will include analysis techniques, identifying performance outcomes, writing for interactivity, and organizational tools.


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Instructor: Ethan Edwards

Bring CCAF, "Meaningful, Memorable, Motivational," and other design principles to life in your daily work. Get expert coaching on your own project from Academy instructors while you work on a project of your own choosing.


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Planned for release in late 2020

Practice identifying and creating appropriate graphics for e-learning. Learn to align graphics with desired outcomes and the needs of your audience. See examples and learn about useful workflows. Coming in 2020!


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Planned for release in late 2020

This course is similar to Design 102, but with Adobe Captivate instead of Articulate Storyline. Can be substituted for Design 102 for the ACIP-1 credential.


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Instructional Design Programs

Programs combine multiple Academy courses into cohesive series. Finish a program to earn a digital credential.

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Instructors: Ethan Edwards and Dr. Nan Thornton

This program enrolls you in five Allen Academy courses:  Fundamentals of Design for e-Learning (100), Instructional Interactivity (101), Building Instructional Interactions (102), Designing for e-Learning (103), and Practicum & Coaching (104). Finish the program to earn a credential and digital badge, and professional status as an Allen Certified Instructional Professional (Level 1)—one of the most robust professional certifications in the L&D industry.

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Learning Leadership Courses

The Allen Academy's Leadership College offers instruction in team management, program development, organizational change, development processes, and more. These courses are especially valuable for business leaders who occupy roles that influence an organization's learning culture and capabilities.

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Planned for summer 2020

Learn to design learning ecosystems that drive organizational performance and generate valuable data, and how to communicate your vision in an effective executive pitch. For organizational leaders, HR professionals, and training providers.


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Planned for summer 2020

SAM is an Agile-compatible approach to the development of instructional products. It exhorts iterative development and emphasizes collaboration. Explore how you can use SAM to generate more impactful learning experiences for your organization.


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More courses in development

Future electives for CLOs will include courses about organizational culture, creating centers of excellence, "extreme teaming," overcoming road blocks to digital transformation, and more. We can't wait to share them with you!


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