EEL503 Dimensions of Online and Open Learning (4)

Courses that are both online and open offer learners across the globe unprecedented access to education. Through sophisticated technologies and purposefully designed learning approaches, online and open courses have the potential to attract large-scale participation and global interest. In this subject, students will engage with contemporary educational teaching developments in online and open education. In a series of small assessments, students will develop specific skills for online teaching, including online moderation and online activity design. They will also conduct small-scale investigations into open educational resources (OERs), contribute to the development of OERs, and use case studies to personalise their learning and situate the subject content in the context of their own life and work.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2020.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Education

Enrolment Restrictions

Students must enrol in and complete both EEL503 and EEL512 within the same session.

Assumed Knowledge


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to critically evaluate the dimensions of open and online courses;
  • be able to design a global proposal for an open and online course;
  • be able to define the key relevant success aspects for open and online courses; and
  • be able to evaluate the global design of open and online courses.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The dimensions of open and online courses
  • Collaboration, connectivity and global design of open and online courses
  • Teaching, learning and evaluation of open and online courses
  • Organisation, technology and costs of open and online courses
  • Quality and access in open and online courses
  • Academic achievement in open and online courses

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: October 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.