• 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.

28,718 enrolled on this course

  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours

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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What topics will you cover?

  • How digital technologies are changing why, what and how people learn
  • New and digitally-enabled approaches to learning design and delivery, including networked, mobile and social learning
  • Learner-centred approaches to learning and service design
  • An examination of key roles in digital learning and design teams
  • Practical strategies and pathways for developing your professional practice

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

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

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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