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Online Design Workshops

Online Workshops for Programme and Course Design Teams

Designed to explore one or more dimensions of the 8-Stage Learning Design Framework, this is a comprehensive step-by-step process to ensure programmes and courses are constructively aligned and meets both institutional QA/QE requirements and the needs of future students.

  • Please be aware that there will be some preparatory work of up to an hour in collecting relevant documentation to bring to your workshop.
  • Costs include:
    • workshop workbook, guidance notes and ancillary materials
    • A1 or A2 learning design posters (rolled)

Who are the workshops for? Designed to support all academics, tutors and designers working in higher or professional learning contexts. Suitable for FE/HE contexts regardless of discipline or mode of delivery. Suitable for individuals or programme or module development teams. The full-day workshop aims to provide any new or revised course with tangible support, mapped onto Quality Assurance guidance and to Frameworks for professional development and reflection. Each workshop is designed to allow participants to make use of one or more stages of the 8-Stage Learning Design Framework.


  • Online workshops last either a full-day or two-half days to allow for work completed between them.
  • Using a combination of synchronous webinar interactions (via ZOOM) and asynchronous tools (such as Padlet or Voicethread depending on context)
  • Small groups of five to six for group work.
  • You will be developing your own takeaways as the workshop proceeds but you will also benefit from sharing insights with colleagues as you work through activities. A digital workbook is provided, as well as additional materials, so you can share your practice with colleagues back at your home institution.

Facilitator: Dr Simon Paul Atkinson is an extremely experienced workshop facilitator going on for 30  years of experience in higher and professional education. He has taught on four different institutional PGCertHE programmes, developed an institutional CPD programme aligned to HEA Fellowship and is a Principal Fellow himself. He publishes on learning design, e-learning and heritage education, and has held leadership roles in Academic Practice units both in the UK and NZ universities.

Workshop Outlines

Each workshop element is designing to reflect one dimension of the 8-Stage Learning Design Framework
Contact us to refine your requirements.

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