A podcast exploring the process of designing online courses from the team which creates them.
Visit our website for more information and resources mentioned in each episode https://www.kcl.ac.uk/online/putting-kings-online
Highlights from season 1
Navigating the world of online learning development in the time of COVID has been a learning curve for everyone, whether you’re brand new to it or a seasoned professional. Here at OPEE and Kings Online we’ve continued to learn, and develop our team and product. In this season we’ve shared the highs and lows of creating online learning experiences and how we strive to deliver the best for our students.
Join us soon for Season 2!
The e-Learning assistant as told by Ale & Bobbie
Ensuring consistency & quality is key when designing and delivering online learning courses. Our e-Learning assistants ensure that our students’ learning experience has been quality checked to a very high standard from ideation to delivery. They cast a watchful eye over spelling, grammar, coherence, clarity and usability. In this episode we learn about the work they do and the many hats they wear when looking at course content creation.
Accessibility in Design
Our topic this week is accessibility in design. Creating accessible learning experiences is not only inclusive of a wider student population, but also challenges us to think more creatively about the nature and purpose of online learning. Danielle talks passionately about the challenges faced by disabled students and how we at OPEE are striving to make online education accessible. See our website for show notes, links and resources: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/online/putting-kings-online
The Video Editor, as told by George
Our Video Editors work a lot of magic in transforming raw footage into beautiful, high quality videos that form part of our online courses. This week one of our Video Editors George, talks us through the complexity of bringing an educational topic to life through an intricate edit process. We also discuss the impact of mainstream consumption of video-based content, from films and tv shows to social media, on student expectations of high quality educational media outputs.
Diversity and Inclusion
This week we delve into the important topic of Diversity & Inclusion within OPEE. We reflect on the impact that the Black Lives Matter movement had in drawing awareness to the lived experiences of people of colour all over the world. Our conversation centres around the need for more transparency and accountability regarding diversity and inclusion, not just within our team practises, but in the courses we design for our students.
The e-Learning Visual Designer, as told by Abi
Graphics, illustrations, animations and diagrams visually bring an online course to life. In this week’s episode Abi Lingford talks us through the important role that good visual design plays in online learning. We discuss the importance of inclusive and accessible design, understanding our students needs and delivery visuals that enhance the learning experience.