Navigating the Course
In each module you will find online course and supporting resources. To launch the course, click on the title of the module and then click "Launch Course." A new window will open with the online course.
To complete each module, you must pass the assessment.
You can go back at any time to re-access the content during your access period.
About the Course
This online course provides staff and volunteers basic knowledge and good practices for developing and administering an assessment-based certificate program.
Module 1: Certificate vs. Certification – Making the Business Decision
- Define assessment-based certificate programs
- Differentiate attendance-based, participation-based, and assessment-based certificate programs.
- Identify the differences between certificate programs and certification.
- Identify factors an organization might weigh when considering whether or not to develop a certificate program
- List and describe the key elements of the ANSI/ICE 1100 Standard for assessment-based certificate programs.
- List critical considerations in creating an ABC.
- Define job analysis and identify its role in instructional design, in general, and standing up an ABC, in particular.
- Recognize how job analysis factors into ACAP.
- Define instructional design,and identify why it matters to ABCs.
- List and describe ABC-relevant instructional design theories and delivery methodologies.
- Recognize how instructional design factors into an accredited ABC program.
- Describe the role of an Instructional Designer in ABC development.
- Determine the best design and delivery methods for your ABC program.
- Describe the role of assessments in ABCs.
- Understand what is required by the accreditation standards for assessments.
- List the characteristics of a good ABC assessment.
- Identify critical considerations that should be addressed when building assessments for ABCs.
- Describe generally accepted assessment and measurement concepts and principles.
- Describe the application of sound assessment and measurement principles.