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Overview

Online learning is rapidly increasing, and if done well can enhance teaching and learning for our students. Online learning also forms the basis of blended learning and the flipped classroom approach.

OVERVIEW

The aim of this course is to show academics how online learning is delivered, so that they can understand the processes involved, the pedagogy, the business case and how to produce, publish and support an online course.

DESIGNED FOR

Academics wanting to create an online learning course.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Understand the history of online learning development
  2. Differentiate between “high touch” versus “light touch” online learning
  3. Determine the difference between quality versus scale
  4. Understand the process of eLearning development – including content production, delivery and support
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the business of online learning
  6. Discover future directions

DELIVERY MODE

Course completion requires approximately 10 hours of online learning.

Learners have the flexibility to study in their own time and location. Program materials can be accessed through the eLearning Education app on mobiles and tablets with iOS, Android or Windows systems. Program materials can also be accessed using a web browser.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Tutorial 1: Introduction to construct and delivery of online and mobile learning
  • Tutorial 2: Learning design principles
  • Tutorial 3: Low touch online learning pedagogy
  • Tutorial 4: High touch online learning pedagogy
  • Tutorial 5: Course evaluation in online learning
  • Tutorial 6: Understanding the business of online learning
  • Tutorial 7: Working with a course development and delivery service (MLU)
  • Tutorial 8: Working with a course development and delivery service (MSPACE)
  • Tutorial 9: Creating a course - trouble shooting

List of particular knowledge or skills obtained through course:

  1. Develop an understanding of how online courses are developed and the processes involved
  2. Learn about the basic principles around learning design
  3. Learn both low and high touch design pedagogy
  4. How course evaluation is applied
  5. Develop an understanding of the principles of sustainability and costs to run an online course
  6. Learn about how the Mobile Learning Unit produces online courses
  7. Learn about how MSPACE produces online courses

Course Information

Fees

Course Fees: (MDHS Employees or honorary staff – Free)

University of Melbourne Staff (Non MDHS): AUD $275 (incl. GST)

Non-University of Melbourne Learners: AUD $550 (Incl. GST)

Location

Online

Entry requirements

There are no set entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

The assessment is submission of the 9-tutorial self-assessments and 10 case studies to reinforce learning. A Certificate of Completion is provided upon satisfactory completion of the course.