Design for Online Learning

Learn to design impactful online learning

What’s at the core of great online learning design? Gain the tools to design online learning that is inclusive and relevant to your learners' needs.

Presented by Dr Cheryl Brown and Dr Kathryn MacCallum. Learning begins 9 Oct and ends 3 Dec, followed by a 2-week period of marking and feedback.

Course starts 9 October 2023 
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Are you familiar with the instructional design process but are still not sure about how to increase online learner engagement and success? Gain the skills and confidence you need to create student-centred and impactful online learning.

You’ll explore what learning and teaching looks like in the online environment, including effective online pedagogy, with a focus on learner-centred design approaches that are culturally responsive and inclusive.

Examine the complex relationship between pedagogy, technology and content, before applying your new knowledge to analyse, design and plan to develop an online learning resource grounded in learning design theory, models and methods.

Keen to expand your learning design skills? Our Instructional Design Basics course is a great precursor to this course, laying the foundations of instructional design– learn more here

Please note: UC Online has a minimum enrolment threshold that must be met to enable opportunities for interaction, discussion, and feedback. If the minimum number of enrolments required for a course is not met, enrolled students will be given the option to defer their enrolment to the next course date, or receive a refund. 

Qualification Micro-credential
Learning time 100 hours | about 12 hours a week
Points 10
9 Oct - 18 Dec 2023
Type Instructor-paced
This course is ideal for
  • Learning and development professionals
  • Instructional designers
  • Corporate trainers
  • Professional development specialists
  • Community and other educators
What you'll learn
  • How to connect key online learning approaches and literature with student-centred course design.
  • How to design and prototype online learning resources that are appropriate for your learners, inclusive and culturally responsive.
  • Evaluate and reflect on how suitable your online resources are for your group of learners.
This course includes
  • 5 Modules
  • 2 Assessed quizzes, 3 non-assessed quizzes
  • 1 Analysis
  • 1 Design Plan
  • 1 Design Reflection
  • Learner discussion forums and peer review activities
  • Audio and visual learning content – closed caption English transcripts available
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