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E-Learning Environments and E-learning Design (HE) is a Course

E-Learning Environments and E-learning Design (HE)

Ended May 20, 2019

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Full course description

Course Date:

Feb 11 - May 20, 2019


10 weeks


2 hrs/week



Course Type:





This course introduces different e-learning environments and e-learning tools and explores ways learning theories can be applied in e-learning design. By the end of this course, you’ll have the ability to design a blended or online learning environment with modules for learning content aimed at different target groups.


  • Gain an overview of the different possibilities and functionalities of e-learning environments.
  • Develop the ability to critically analyze and assess the didactical effect of an e-learning environment.
  • Understand learning design principles.
  • Develop the ability to design and implement e-learning environments.
  • Apply learning and multimedia theories for the selection and development of e-learning environments.
  • Apply e-learning to support relevant educational innovation projects.

Target Audience: It doesn't matter if you are teachers/educators from different levels of education, students, employees, trainers, researchers, consultants, or anyone interested in e-learning, you are welcome to join this course. The course is suitable for you no matter if you have a background of pedagogical knowledge or not.

Course is offered by Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Course Instructors

Chang Zhu

Dr. Chang Zhu


Dr. Chang Zhu is Professor of Educational Sciences at VUB. Her research focuses on the use of educational innovation in schools and in higher education and the study of related cultural, contextual and individual variables. She has been teaching the course “E-learning environments and e-learning design” for the Master in Educational Sciences program at the VUB. Prof. Zhu is leading several key research projects focusing on e-learning, online and blended learning.