CEG Digital

Learning design

Do you need to design engaging online course content? 

CEG Digital’s learning design team has expertise in designing online course content that provides an engaging learning experience for students and helps them to acquire and retain knowledge. Below we share advice and resources to help you create effective learning content for online students.


  • Free 1-week online course - Learning Design: Frameworks and Applications

    When creating learning experiences for online students it is essential to remember that each student is working predominantly in isolation

    Each student in an online cohort will approach their studies slightly differently, with different preferences, different expectations, different needs, and at different times.

    This makes it essential that we design the activities and structure the learning journey in a way that is flexible, clear and robust enough to accommodate this diversity and ensure that every student is given the best possible opportunity to excel.

    At CEG Digital we apply a bespoke Learning Design framework to optimise our courses in this way. To find out more about these kinds of frameworks and have a go at applying them, join this course!

    This is your chance to share issues and ideas specific to your programme at your institution with colleagues from across the sector. You will be introduced to key concepts, frameworks and strategies related to learning design. You will then do a short project, in which you will apply the approaches you’ve learned to produce a draft design/activity plan for a unit of learning and discuss this with your classmates.

    The week concludes with an opportunity to reflect on the week’s activity, followed by a live webinar. It is expected that the course should take no more than 4 hours of total time, in order to meet the learning outcomes.

    Register your interest and we'll let you know about future running dates for the course. 

  • Full on-demand webinar - best practice in online teaching, learning, assessment and student support

    Join CEG Digital's Head of Academic Research Dr Maria Toro Troconis for a webinar on best practice in online teaching, learning assessment and student support, presented by CEG Digital and the Open University.

    Guest speakers on the panel were:

    • Gerald Evans, Head of Learning Design, Open University
    • Gill Macmillan, Senior Learning Designer, Open University
    • Mark Williams, Learning Designer, Open University 
    • Dario Faniglione, Online Tutor, Falmouth University's online PGCHE
    • Mohamed Mahayni, Online Tutor, Queen Mary University of London's LLM in International Dispute Resolution 
    • Annie Priddey, Student Experience Manager, the University of Hull Online

    The panelists focused on the following topics:​

    • Online student support and wellbeing​
    • Online teaching and learning 
    • Online assessment​

    There was also a Q&A session with the panel.​

  • Webinar snippet - best practices in learning design

    Gerald Evans (Head of Learning Design at The Open University) and Dr Maria Toro-Troconis (Head of Academic Research and Quality at CEG Digital) discuss best practices in the design of online programmes and the pedagogic models followed in both institutions.