Interactive Program Design


Develop the knowledge, skills, and perspectives to create highly engaging and effective interactive educational programs. JOIN the June cohort.


Unlike most DIY online programs, our programs deliver a transformative learning experience by focusing on interactive learning strategies. These strategies result in a more enjoyable and lasting experience. Designers will have access to digital tools that will help them deliver content and host for group meetings.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Understand the foundations of our interactive program strategies
  • Learn to use delivery tools like Canvas LMS and zoom video conferencing.
  • Develop strategies for hosting and supporting discussions and small groups.
  • Explore, select, and develop experiential learning approaches including role plays, case studies, problem-based learning, gamification, and fictionalization.
  • Develop a detailed plan and schedule for building your program.

Target Audience

  • Organizations with a civic/social mission who wish to use educational programs expand their reach and further their mission.
  • Individual subject matter experts, teachers, authors, and speakers who wish to develop an income stream, build thought leadership, and influencer status.
  • Educators who wish to offer non-traditional or niche programs not typically supported in traditional educational institutions.
  • Subject matter experts who wish to scale their expertise by training and supporting other mentors in their field.


Register now for the next cohort. You will get a login to the course in Canvas and we will contact you and build a schedule around your needs.

Following this design program, Graduates who enter the Academy to fully develop their programs receive 30 days of free membership in the Instructional Artists Collective community. Participants may then register in the Program Marketing class where we will develop a collaborative marketing plan. You will join a network of designers while you complete program development.

Instructional design experience is not necessary. This program can be completed at your own pace or with a monthly cohort. You may also choose to take program marketing class concurrently with the Program Design Class. 

Mentor: Michael Freedman, M.A.

Designer: Michael Freedman, M.A.