EEL512 Digital Learning Design (4)

The effective use of open, online and distance education pedagogies and technologies in teaching and learning requires that lecturers and trainers design, create and/or develop appropriate organisational environments, resources and conditions. The process requires layers of concise planning, collaboration, decision making, and action to enable the realisation of an effective learning space. In this subject, students will explore the research, conceptual process and media rich tools that underpin the design of online mediated environments. Theories of constructivism and related design patterns are investigated for their influence on learning and teaching and their eventual impact on online educational environments. Students will design an educational module for an online learning space.

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 evaluate learning tools and environments for online learning contexts;
  • be able to apply learning design theories and beliefs to online learning environments; and
  • be able to plan, develop and evaluate an online learning module.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Learning tools and environments
  • Theories relating to learning design
  • Evaluating learning design
  • Considerations for planning and developing active learning environments and online modules
  • Developing an online module

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.