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There are no exact right or wrong ways of designing a good online course. There are just better practices than others. Here are some to consider beforehand:

Engaging and challenging

This keeps hold of their attention, sparks the learner’s interest, and encourages them to participate. It takes advantage of the joy of learning; it provokes learners to enhance their skills and knowledge. Every course should be cognitively challenging.

Active instructor

Have an instructor one that visible and active and has the trust of students. Good online courses have instructors who are approachable, responsive and supportive, ones who work to address problems and concerns may arise.


Good courses outline the skills, abilities, and knowledge that students will gain, provides information and activities to obtain them and assesses their students.


Provide information that involves interactions between instructor and students and amongst students and students. Interactions between instructors and students includes students receiving feedback, support, and guidance. Interactions among students include such things as debating or groupwork.

Good courses often double as social learning environments.

Involves practice 

Good courses involve students in “doing”, not just watching, reading, and listening. Then “doing again” and applying what they have learned.

Example – creative writing students are asked to write a poem, receive feedback, revise it and then produce a different poem.

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