• Deakin University

Transforming Digital Learning: Learning Design Meets Service Design

Bring powerful digital learning into your professional practice. Explore current issues and emerging trends in the field.

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This course is part of the program Digital Learning, Design and Assessment, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in Digital Learning Leadership. Find out more.

How do we transform the future practice of digital learning?

The demand for digital learning (and the experts who can deliver it) continues to grow rapidly.

In this course you’ll examine what online learning is, who needs it, who creates it and why. 

From the perspective of ‘teaching as a design science’, you’ll explore the design theories and practices that are transforming the future of digital learning and digital literacy.

By working with a variety of e-learning experts, you’ll acquire a range of practical strategies to apply in your own work. You’ll also contribute your own knowledge to this emerging and exciting field of education.

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Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Digital learners and learning

    • Introduction to (digital) learning

      Meet the teaching team and discover who you'll be learning with as we start exploring what's transforming digital learning practice.

    • A world of digital learners

      Discover the world of global learners, what their diverse needs are and how digital learning is changing the landscape of education.

    • What is digital learning?

      Analyse what elements of the digital world create opportunities for learning.

    • Weekly wrap

      Reflect on the key ideas and principles covered in Week 1, test your knowledge and find out what's on for next week.

  • Week 2

    Design and digital practitioners

    • Design and learning

      Find out what's on for Week 2 as we begin our exploration of the relationship between learning and design.

    • Design thinking and service design

      Dive deeper into learner-centred approaches to digital learning and service design.

    • Transforming digital learning educators and teams

      Investigate how team-based collaboration is transforming digital learning practice before producing your own reflective professional practice plan.

    • It's a wrap

      Reflect on what you've learned in this course and how you will integrate this into your professional practice before testing your knowledge and considering your next steps.

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What will you achieve?

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

  • Describe the diverse needs of global digital learners
  • Apply digital learning approaches to design and create premium digital learning experiences
  • Explain the role of team teaching and social learning in digital learning practices
  • Produce a reflective professional practice plan

Who is the course for?

This course would suit digital learning professionals, such as teachers, trainers and other educators - looking to broaden their knowledge of digital learning pedagogy. It may also be of interest to online learners.

Who will you learn with?

Director, Digital Learning at Deakin University. She works on digital learning innovation projects and researches in the areas of digital & social learning. @chieadachi/Twitter

Jo is a Lecturer in Digital Learning Innovation. She leads Uni-wide learning innovation projects, to build capacity in designing engaging, inclusive online learning experiences.

Who developed the course?

Deakin University

Deakin University is one of Australia’s largest universities with more than 61,000 students and over 15,000 online.

  • Established

    1974
  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia
  • World ranking

    Top 280Source: QS World University Rankings 2021
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