3 months
964 USD/full
964 USD/full
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Learn the practical skills you need to create online courses successfully, and develop your ability to teach adults online with this Online Teaching - Creating Courses for Adult Learners Microcredential at The Open University by FutureLearn.

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Get the skills to teach adults online and at a distance.

Many institutions have had to rush to put their teaching online, at an unprecedented scale. Student assessment has also been affected, with many exams cancelled and others moved online, creating uncertainty for all involved.

Regardless of when the pandemic ends, this ‘online pivot’ in education is likely to become permanent as more and more learning opportunities move online. Knowing how to create engaging online courses for adults will be a key skill moving forward, now that distance and online learning are used so widely.

On this Online Teaching - Creating Courses for Adult Learners Microcredential at The Open University by FutureLearn , you’ll discover how adults learn online – and at a distance – drawing on key theories. You’ll evaluate technologies for supporting online and distance learning in specific contexts, drawing on a range of experiences and research to learn how to design engaging and inspiring online courses successfully.

What skills will you learn?

  • Designing online learning activities
  • Designing online assessment
  • Supporting diverse learners online
  • Teaching online
  • Selecting learning technologies
  • Evaluating research evidence
  • Developing persuasive arguments
  • Designing online courses

Programme Structure

What is a microcredential?

Microcredentials are designed to upskill you for work in rapidly-growing industries, without the time and cost commitment of a full degree. Your microcredential can stand alone as an independent credential, and some also offer academic credit to use towards a degree.


  • Online Teaching: Creating Courses for Adult Learners

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 3 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

To join this microcredential you will ideally have:

  • A Bachelors degree or an equivalent level qualification
  • Experience of working in education
  • A strong interest in teaching and learning
Spaces are limited for this microcredential, and we recommend you register early to secure your place.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    964 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 964 USD for the full programme during 3 months.


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