Learning is what the student does. It’s not the content; not the tools and resources; not what the teacher does.

As course developers and as online facilitators we provide resources and activities to help a student learn.

In designing online courses we need to put ourselves in the students shoes every step of the way.

  • Why are the students here?
  • What do they already know?
  • What are we asking them to do?
  • Why would they want to do that?
  • How will they do it?
  • What tools will they need?
  • What information?
  • Can they do it on their mobile device?
  • Who will they do it with?
  • What challenges do they face?
  • What support might they need?designing learning experiences