About this online course


The course focuses on designing an online course by first looking at online learning in general, and the TU Delft Online Learning Experience model along with other models. The TU Delft Course Development Process will be introduced in order to improve efficiency in design and project planning.

During the course, you will design an online course module which will be staff and peer reviewed. The peer review will provide you with the opportunity to analyze other designs and also receive further input from peers on your own design.

This training enables educators to design a new online course or to move from an in-person teaching format to an online format, creating flexibility for the instructor. Online education requires specific digital and design skills as the learner experience depends heavily on the design of the online course.

After taking the course, you will be able to:

  • Describe online learning and the course development process.
  • Design an online course module, using three of the principles of the TUD Online Learning Experience model and the course development process.
  • Build a learning sequence for an online course in Open edX.
  • Reflect on your role in online learning.


Course Syllabus

The course is organized in 4 modules. A brief summary of each module is presented below.

Getting started

In the Getting started section you'll get to know the course structure, become familiar with the virtual learning environment, complete your profile, introduce yourself, meet your fellow learners and the moderator.

The world of TU Delft Online Education

We will introduce you to the online activities of TU Delft. You will start to work on your online course design, determine your target audience and learn from other online lecturers.

Apply the TU Delft Online Learning model

You are going to apply three of the principles of the TUD Online Learning model to your own course design. You will write a detailed draft and description of a module.

Produce an Online Course Module

You are going to build your activities, develop content and define your assessment into a platform (Open edX). You will analyze two peer designs. You can discuss your module with the moderator and revise your design.

What can Online Education be for you?

Reflect upon your role in online learning and your experience using the course development process.



None. Recommended for teachers new to online course formats.

In order to complete your enrollment you will be asked to upload the following document:

  • a copy of your passport or ID card

TU Delft instructors can enroll in this course for free

If you are currently an instructor at TU Delft you can enroll in this course for free.

TU Delft instructors: please follow these steps to enroll for free:

  1. Go to this page to get your discount code
  2. Click the 'ENROLL NOW' button and enter your discount code


If you have any questions about this course or the TU Delft online learning environment, please visit our Help & Support page.

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  • Starts: Jan 12, 2021
  • Fee: € 300
  • Group fee: contact us
  • Enrollment open until: Jan 05, 2021
  • Length: 4 weeks
  • Effort: 4 - 5 hours per week

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