EEL503 Dimensions of Online and Open (4)


Courses which are both open and online offer learners across the globe unprecedented access to education. Through sophisticated technologies and purposefully designed online approaches, open online courses have the potential to attract large-scale participation and global interest. In this subject students will engage with the latest 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.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
OnlineAlbury-Wodonga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EEL503
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One session HD/FLSchool of Education

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;
  • be able to evaluate the global design of open and online courses; and
  • be able to write an analysis report about open and online courses.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Analyse and define the dimensions of open and online courses
  • Explore the concepts of collaboration, connectivity, global, evaluation, teaching and learning in open and online courses
  • Evaluate open and online courses analyzing costs, quality and access
  • Explore the concept of academic achievement for the open and online courses


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 19 March 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.