The focus of this advanced program is on using instructional design principles and processes for designing and developing online courses. It will highlight the pedagogical building blocks of online course design and management including looking at learning objectives and assessment, content and learning activities in online environments, facilitating online learning, engaging students and building online communities. In addition participants will explore how usability and accessibility can set students up for success and will discuss various dimensions for assessing the quality of online courses.
The program is typically delivered over 35-40 learning hours and is considered to be at an advanced level where participants already will need to possess prior knowledge on course design and educational technologies.

Target Audience
This program may of relevance to heads of departments, program directors, faculty members and teaching staff wanting to design and develop online courses as well as instructional designers and staff working in , education technology and teaching and learning centers .