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We offer training courses and useful resources to support in all aspects of online content creation.

How to Create an Online Course

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We encourage all Academic Teams who develop a short online course with us to complete our own self-paced course 'How to Create an Online Course' before the design process begins.

This two-week, self-paced online course created by digital education experts in the University's Educational Design and Engagement team, provides guidance on how to create online learning materials that are open, accessible, and engaging

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Create personas to gain a clear understanding of target audiences for short online courses.
  • Describe the value of active learning and narrative in digital education, and write concise content using appropriate language and tone.
  • Identify suitable formats for creating engaging online materials in line with accessibility and open licensing guidance.

Evaluate a range of current digital education tools and explain some of their benefits and limitations.

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