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Macquarie University

Online Learning Design for Educators

Macquarie University via Coursera Specialization


This specialization is for educators seeking to improve and expand their repertoire of online teaching skills related to the design, development and delivery of effective and engaging online courses and lessons for school age and adult learners. Learning in the 21st century no longer takes place exclusively between the four walls of a physical classroom. With advances in technology, learners now expect to be offered flexible study modes outside of the traditional face-to-face model. This specialization explores the foundational skills required to design, develop and deliver an effective and engaging online course or lesson – a vital capability for any modern-day educator. This specialization is for anyone who is responsible for designing and/or delivering online learning experiences, as well as educators and teachers who are familiar with face-to-face learning and teaching and are now adapting to online environments. This Specialization was created by Macquarie School of Education. Macquarie University is ranked in the Top 200 or 1% of universities globally: #192 in the Times Higher Education, 2022 #200 in the QS World University Rankings, 2022 In the Times Higher Education Subject Ranking “Education”, Macquarie University is globally ranked: #69 in the Times Higher Education, 2021 #78 in the QS World University Rankings, 2021


Course 1: Online education: The foundations of online teaching
- Offered by Macquarie University. In a world that’s quickly becoming dominated by mobile technology, flexible working opportunities and a ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Create video, audio and infographics for online learning
- Offered by Macquarie University. Multimodal texts make learning interesting. Video, podcasts and infographics not only have the capability ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Online teaching: Using Zoom to connect with learners
- Offered by Macquarie University. Using cloud-based video conferencing platforms such as Zoom has become, for many people, a part of everyday ... Enroll for free.


Taught by

A/Professor Iain Hay, Billy Bruce and Jada Bennett


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