Why Digital Education?

Digital education is transforming the learning and teaching environment. It enables educators, educational institutions, and organisations to be responsive to the changing needs of students and working professionals. Being able to design and deliver impactful digital learning experiences is no longer a nice-to-have skill but a necessity.
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Is this course for me?

If you are the kind of educator who enjoys learning through practical application of skills and interaction with like-minded professionals, this course is for you. We have carefully designed assignments that are aligned with your work as an educator and will provide meaningful feedback so you can grow and learn.

What will I learn in the Digital Education course?

    1. Welcome to the course!

    2. How to use this course

    3. What you will learn in this course

    4. Check how much you already know

    5. Before you start...

    1. What Happens in Our Brain When We Learn?

    2. What Makes Information Stick?

    3. Capturing and Sustaining Learner Attention

    4. Enabling Generation of Connections

    5. Activating Emotions

    6. Spacing Learning

    7. Discussion 1 (optional)

    1. What is Digital Education?

    2. The Benefits of Digital Education

    3. Online vs. Blended Instruction

    4. Connecting with Your Students in the Digital Space

    5. Discussion 2 (optional)

    1. What is Learning Design?

    2. Learning Outcomes

    3. Aligning Learning Outcomes and Assessments

    4. Instructional Strategies

    5. Inclusive Learning Design

    6. Discussion 3 (optional)

    1. Digital Content Development

    2. Graphic Design Tips for Digital Learning

    3. - - - Typography: What is it?

    4. - - - Typography: DOs and DON'Ts

    5. - - - Alignment

    6. - - - Color Harmony

    7. Discussion 4 (optional)

    1. What is Active Learning?

    2. Flipped Learning

    3. Problem-Based Learning (PBL)

    4. Team-Based Learning (TBL)

    5. Case-Based Learning (CBL)

    6. Faculty Experience: Self-Directed Learning & TBL with Dr. Shaikha Al Zaabi

    7. Faculty Experience: TBL, CBL & Storytelling with Dr. Lisa Jackson

    8. Discussion 5 (optional)

Learning objectives

Our goal is to make your journey through digital education as comfortable as possible, so we've prepared engaging materials for you.

  • Recognize the elements in the science of learning 

  • Identify the key components of constructive alignment  

  • Discover graphic design principles in digital content

  • Identify active learning strategies, feedback and assessment techniques suitable for blended and online environments

What is included

  • 6 online, self-paced modules

  • Discussion forums to connect with other participants

  • Certificate of Completion

  • Option to upgrade to Digital Education Apprentice by registering for the final project assignment

Meet your Instructors

You will learn with some of the best learning designers and professional educators from around the globe. Each of them is a professional in their own field, with ample experience gained from working in higher education.

Mersiha Kovacevic

Program Director

Leigh Powell

Senior Learning Designer

Arwa Alharbi

Digital Content Developer

Shaikha Al Zaabi

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, MBRU

Nabil Zary

Senior Director - Institute for Excellence in Health Professions Education, MBRU

Certificate in Digital Education

A must-take course for all educators aspiring to transition to blended and online teaching. It lays the foundation for all aspects of digital education, from the science of learning, to learning design and evaluation.