Instructional Design Training Programs

G. Sunanda commented on my Is Instructional Design the Right Career? post last week:

I would like to know about training programmes in ID given by Indian institutes.

Unfortunately, I have no idea about training for instructional designers outside the US. On Tony Karrer’s blog, there’s a nice collection online degrees, certificates, and training programs in the comments. These are all in the US, Canada, or UK.

Could anyone from India or elsewhere outside the US shed some light on training available in your areas? Master’s programs, certificates, training, or whatever would be fine. I’ve had occasional questions from elsewhere in the world too; I remember a question from Singapore a while back. Surprisingly, nothing in the comments for Tony’s post mentioned Australia or NZ. What do you folks do for training there?

Any links would be appreciated. I’d like to collect a list of resources to share with people when I receive those types of questions.

Update: Read all my posts about Instructional Design Careers here.

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6 thoughts on “Instructional Design Training Programs

  1. I haven’t really done much with game-based learning. It’s been a challenge to figure out how to implement it in my current job.

    I wrote about games almost a year ago in my post for the Gadgets, Games, and Gizmos for Learning. Technically, I do have a category for games and simulations on my blog, but looking through the posts I realize that it’s more about simulations than gaming.

    Is there a particular aspect of game-based learning that interests you? Perhaps I could do a post. I love getting ideas for posts from reader questions and ideas.

  2. Sunanda, there are currently two Indian universities offering programs on ID — SNDT Women’s Univeristy, Mumbai (M.Sc Educational Technology) and Symbiosis Center for Distance Learning, Pune (PG Diploma in Instructional Design).

  3. Thanks Deb. Your comment got picked up by the spam filter originally (too many links), but fortunately I caught it and was able to rescue it. This is great information.

  4. Hi Christy,

    Here are a few links from Australia :

    * Basic qualification to be a trainer is currently the Cert IV in Workplace Training

    I completed my masters in Adult Ed at Univ. Technology Sydney- the focus is broader than jsut ID – UTS have some great education courses

    Sydney Uni also have a course for e-learning professionals – it looks interesting

    Cheers from down under 🙂

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