E-learning Course for Business

E-learning courses in Sydney. Learn how to deliver your training online.

Get up to speed on the latest technologies and strategies for online course creation and explore the new ideas for innovative teaching. Learn how to implement E-learning effectively with E-learning courses in Sydney – short courses created for you by the University of Newcastle.

Learn how to plan, design and market e-learning course. This e-learning course is ideal for those who need to create product training materials; or would like to set up an online training for your professional service, or become involved in teaching via e-learning at any level. This introductory e-learning course looks at ways of creating successful online training material as learning objects such as videos, podcasts, presentations then linking them to a platform such as an LMS, Blog or a CMS. This e-Learning course will include hands on exercises using a pre-installed LMS application, each student can then create and upload their own training learning objects created in class.

Learning Aims

This e-learning course aims inform you of the online course development cycle which includes creating, managing and marketing an online course. This e-learning course aims to develop your understanding of some of the authoring tools used for online course creation including video and audio for story telling and provides you with hands-on experience with an online course that could be used to promote as an online product by the end of the course.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this e-learning course you should be able to:

  1. Identify the different types of learning management systems available (self-hosted or cloud based).
  2. Develop engaging learning objects to be used on websites, blogs and LMS’s as part of the online learning process.
  3. Explore different types of learning activities that could be embedded for learner engagement.
  4. Explore different assessment strategies for learner feedback.
  5. Login to an online LMS and explore ways of creating and linking learning objects.

Course Content

This e-learning course covers the following topics:

Introduction to e-learning

  • Planning (technology, products, budget, marketing).
  • How to get started.
  • Benefits of e-learning.
  • Limitations and challenges of eLearning.
  • Evaluation of e-learning Models and learning theory.
  • The use of free tools.
  • Exploring LMS’s available on the market.

Content and structure

  • Key elements of course structure.
  • Creating online activities and engagement.
  • Creating online assessment.
  • Working with content (Text is King).


  • Using effective Powerpoint and slides techniques for e-learning.
  • Transforming Powerpoint into powerful flash content.
  • Converting Powerpoint to web pages.

Authoring Tools

  • Free vs Commercial e-learning tools.
  • Adobe Captivate.
  • Articulate – Rapid eLearning.

Digital Stories

  • Why include digital stories in your e-learning.
  • Steps for creating effective video clips.
  • Tools required (hardware, software).
  • Creating your online channels.
  • Working with Youtube.


  • Steps in creating effective Podcasts.
  • Tools required (hardware, software).
  • PM3, Apple iTunes and RSS Feeds.
  • Embedding Podcasts to website, blogs and other channels.
  • Adding Podcasts to search engines.

Exploring browser extensions for content editing

  • Apps for Google Chrome.
  • Apps for Mozilla Firefox.

Creating activities

  • Assignment, Forum, Quiz, Wiki, Surveys , Blogs, Journals.

Content Integration

  • Moodle (Learning Management System).
  • Joomla (Content Management System).
  • Wordpress (Blog Websites).
  • Web 2.0 sites.

Mobile Learn for e-learning

  • What is mobile learn (mLearn).
  • Benefits and challenges of mobile learning.
  • Setting up mobile learning.
  • Marketing e-learning.

Marketing e-learning programs

  • Online marketing.
  • Social Media marketing.
  • Email marketing.
  • Off-line marketing.

Intended Audience

This e-learning course is suitable for anyone wanting to get up to speed on technologies and strategies for online course creation. This e-learning course is designed for anyone wanting to explore other ideas for teaching and embedding strategies such as flipped learning and blended learning. Organisational leaders and training managers wanting to design in-house online training programs will benefit from this e-learning course as well as education change agents including lecturers, teachers, and educators at all levels who need to deliver cutting edge teaching solutions.

Delivery Style

This e-learning course is presented as a practical, instructor-led computer-based training course. In this e-learning course you’ll have dedicated access to a computer exclusively for your use along with access to a hosted LMS application so you can follow instructor training and work through examples in an application-focused teaching environment. A number of activities will be included in the course for participants to share ideas on topics such as course titles, target audiences, course outcomes, marketing and selection of course development tools that fit purpose and budget.

Course Prerequisites

This e-learning course has no prerequisites and is open to all members of the public.

Course Materials

As part of this e-learning course, participants will have access to an online course toolkit directory

Course Features

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