Online Learning Design

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    Learning design is the art of intentionally crafting different kinds of learning. Nowhere is this more important than when it comes to online education. When we use digital technologies, in fact, each pedagogical activity requires forethought and an explicit representation of what learners and teachers need to do.

    While some may consider this a burden, it can also be an opportunity to intentionally reconsider how both face-to-face and online learning activities can be structured.

    Course Outcomes

    This nanocourse provides basic instruction in the field of learning design with a particular view to application in online theological education.

    Course content

    • Moving beyond the familiar.
    • Participation and acquisition.
    • Learning design grid.
    • Design a learning activity.


    This course is authored by Dr Marvin Oxenham. Marvin is the ICETE Academy Director, General Secretary of the ECTE and Programme Leader for the MA in Theological Education programme at the London School of Theology.  His fields of expertise are in educational philosophy, character education, accreditation and online education. 

    Delivery mode

    This is a self-paced online course.


    This is a nanocourse, entailing 2 hours of learning.

    ICETE Academy points

    2 points.

    Completion requirements

    You will need to watch a selection of videos, read an article, select design elements for something you wish to teach online and receive feedback from a student.

    Course enrolment key


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