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World or Multi-Regional
Training topics
  • Digital transformation
Training type
Online self-paced
  • English
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  • Célia Pellet
Course level



This course aims to improve skills in designing and developing online courses, consisting of 5 modules, including practical tasks and access to multimedia resources for converting face-to-face content into online courses.

ITU staff and stakeholders wishing to create new online courses or convert their already existing face-to-face courses to online ones. 


Basic computer skills. Knowledge of handling multimedia resources such as image and sound processing and knowledge of different digital file formats (png, jpeg, .ai, pdf, mp4, mp3, gif, etc) will be advantageous.  Access to the ITU Academy online platform with a stable Internet connection. 

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Explore current theories, principles, methodologies, and techniques of online learning to make online courses engaging and to enhance retention and transfer of knowledge,
  • Learn how to gather resources and organise them 
  • Design interactive e-learning solutions that meet learners’ needs and adapt to them
  • Gain knowledge and skills on how to design e-learning interactions that increase learning effectiveness • Learn how to make provisions for instructional graphics and user interfaces for online courses, as well as how to integrate supporting material including audio, video, simulations, and games
  • Learn how to design and conduct assessments • Discover how the ITU’s Moodle platform works and how to develop ITU's online courses (only for ITU staff and tutors) 

This course is designed to be followed through a self-paced approach, where the learner works at their own pace. Module after module, the learner is invited to build their own course through specific tasks. The learner is provided with access to numerous open multimedia resources that will allow them to mediatize their contents in a technical way, depending on your knowledge. 

Each module will offer an assessment of knowledge through quizzes and/or activities that will enable the learner to obtain, at the end of his or her training, and after passing a final exam, a badge attesting to his or her new skills. 

Module 1

  • Instructional design and elearning
  • Instructional design model
  • Learning theories
  • Learning styles and how to mix them 
  • Keep your students motivated! 
  • How memory works? 

Module 2

  • Analyse your needs!
  • Define your learning objectives 
  • Draw up/Outline your course plan 
  • Identify resources and contents needed to construct/develop your course  
  • Mediatise your course and design your storyboards 

Module 3

  • What is interactivity? What does interactivity stands for? 
  • The 4 levels of interactivity 
  • Navigation  

Module 4

  • The role of assessment 
  • The different types of assessment 
  • How to write effective assessment 
  • Provide corrective and relevant feedback 

Module 5

  • Discover E-learning authoring tools and LMS  
  • Discover the ITU platform: Moodle 3.5 and how it works 
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