Online Course On Designing E-Learning For Health

Present course, ‘Designing E-Learning for Health’ is offered by the University of Nottingham from FutureLearn platform. This 5-week health course is designed for anyone who has an interest in designing e-learning.

This course discovers a methodology for designing e-learning objects. The course starting date is February 12, 2018.

Course At A Glance

Length: 5 weeks
Effort:  3 hours/week
Subject: Designing E-Learning for Health
Institution: University of Nottingham
Languages: English
Price:  Free
Certificate Available: Yes.
Session:  Starts on February 12, 2018.

Providers’ Details

This MOOC is led by the University of Nottingham’s Health E-Learning and Media team (HELM) via the University of Nottingham is committed to providing a truly international education, inspiring students, producing world-leading research and benefiting the communities around campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia. The University aims to be recognized around the world for its signature contributions, especially in global food security, energy & sustainability, and health. It won a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for its research into global food security.

FutureLearn offers a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.

About This Course

In this course, we will ask: How do we translate real-life experiences into e-learning? How can our e-learning tell powerful stories? What methods can we use to design high quality and reusable e-learning resources? How can we best get our ideas across to multiple audiences?

We will introduce a methodology that you can use yourself, to design your own e-learning objects in all sorts of contexts, not just health.

By the end of the course, you will have created your own storyboard and specification for a high quality piece of e-learning, which you can develop further after the course.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. Applicants can get a personalized, digital and printed certificate. In this free online course, we will explore these questions and introduce a methodology that you can use yourself, to design your own e-learning objects in all sorts of contexts, not just health. Applicants will learn with the Health E-Learning and Media (HELM) team.

 Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…

  • Discuss pedagogical approaches to e-learning in Health. In particular the specific characteristics of learning resources that contribute to effectiveness within a health setting.
  • Discuss the context of Health-related e-learning resources and OER.
  • Investigate examples of health resources developed and used by different stakeholders, their evaluation and effectiveness.
  • Apply the HELM ‘ASPIRE’ framework for resource development.
  • Develop storyboards with different stakeholders.
  • Apply storyboarding tools and methods.
  • Identify and use assets (images, video, quizzes etc.) within learning resources.
  • Develop evaluation strategies for resources.
  • Investigate various tools and methods for converting your storyboard ideas into a web-based resource. If you choose, you can create your resource and share it with the other participants.


Richard Windle

Associate Professor of Health E-learning I work within the Health E-learning and Media (HELM) team, supporting a wide range of stakeholders to develop and research learning resources.

Heather Wharrad

I am a Professor of e-Learning and health informatics in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham. My interests are around designing e-learning for health.


This course is aimed at anyone who has an interest in designing e-learning. While our focus is around health, the course and methods presented are transferable to many other contexts and sectors.


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