Frequently Asked Questions
The application period for the 2023 cohort is now closed.
The 2023 ELI Fellowship will be from January 9 to June 22, 2023. Program details will be provided to accepted candidates.
You will create a quick-learn module during the program (view product examples). A quick-learn focuses on a single learning objective, takes less than 20 minutes to complete, and is accessible on desktop computers and mobile devices.
At the end of the fellowship, participants are required to post the final product on TRAIN, a national learning network that provides quality training opportunities for professionals who protect and improve the public’s health. The course must be posted on national TRAIN or one of its affiliates (states, national organizations, educational institutions, or agencies such as CDC TRAIN) and be presented at the final showcase.
No. Authoring tools are discussed, and mentors may have experience using some authoring tools, but skills training for particular tools is not offered. Learning an authoring tool during the fellowship is not recommended. The focus is on identifying and using best practices during e-learning development. You will learn universally applicable techniques for creating sound e-learning products, regardless of authoring platform.
Specific authoring software is not required. You should at a minimum have Microsoft PowerPoint and access to a web developer. You should also have a VoIP microphone for use during webinars.
Yes. The program consists of online course work, webinars, and group discussions. Webinars and group discussions are held during the workday, typically on Fridays at 2:00 PM Eastern Time. You should expect to attend up to 7 webinars or group discussions.
Yes. Design and development of an e-learning product requires considerable effort. In addition to allocating 2-3 hours per week during business hours, past fellows reported spending up to 10 hours of personal time per week once starting design and development of the product.
You will be assigned a mentor or mentor team to guide you during the fellowship; however, the responsibility for completing the project is yours. Mentors are experienced public health e-learning instructional designers or developers. Your mentor will work closely with you to enhance the learning experience and guide you as you develop a quality e-learning product. There are also opportunities to learn from other fellows through discussion boards and reviewing each other’s work in a collaborative environment.
There is no cost to apply or participate.
Yes. There will be one in-person meeting tentatively scheduled for late February/early March in Atlanta, Georgia, pending CDC travel and safety recommendations and any state or local government travel restrictions. Travel and lodging arrangements will be reimbursed by the Public Health Foundation (PHF).
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) organizes and leads ELI. The Public Health Foundation (PHF) partners with CDC to support the marketing, evaluation, and organization of in-person events in Atlanta.