Online course

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.

Transforming Digital Learning: Learning Design Meets Service Design

  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Weekly study 3 hours
  • Learn Free
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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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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

When would you like to start?

Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more

  • Available now
    This course started 4 March 2019

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?

Dr Chie Adachi

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

Dr Lisa Milne

Lecturer, Teaching Practice, Deakin Learning Futures at Deakin University. Lisa has worked in design and evaluation of education programs, policies and interventions since 2000.

Who developed the course?

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

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What's different about this course?

Since 2017 you have been able to take a degree on FutureLearn. This free course is a bit like a starter course for a degree — it should give you a flavour of the degree subject but can also be your first step towards a degree qualification.

If you enjoy this course you can apply to join the program it’s part of to start working towards a degree on FutureLearn.

Don’t worry, you can still take the course without doing a full degree!

How do degrees work on FutureLearn?

Do the free course
Join and complete the program
Get academic credit for an online degree from Deakin University

Which program and degree is this course part of?

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.

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