Designing Online Learning Course - DOLC

Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
Technology
4 online sessions - 1 1/2 hours each. Delivered every Tuesday and Thursday.
Approx. 6 hours of online delivery plus 4 hours post course activity.
E-Learning

About this course

Due to COVID-19, the Designing Online Learning Course (DOLC) has been postponed until January 2021. As an interim measure the DTEL team will be providing a number of online modules which can be completed to support your course design. 

You will develop the skills required to design engaging, effective and compelling moodle-based learning on the Defence Learning Environment (DLE). Designing Online Learning Course (DOLC) training is mandated for all DLE course designers and those developing online learning within the DLE.

Completion of DLE Role Functionality Training (DLERFT) to Intermediate Level (DLEINT) is a pre-requisite, and must be completed before applying for the DOLC.

DLERFT gives you the technical skills to create learning on the DLE.

The DOLC must be completed within 18 months of completion of DLEINT.

There are 8 modules which make up the DOLC online course. They are split into two categories: syndicate activities and guidance modules. 

Each session will consist of two 45 minute modules and will be delivered every Tuesday and Thursday. The sessions are as follows:

Syndicate activities

  • DLE Quality rubric and course planning
  • Engaging course content and accessibility

Guidance modules

  • Look and feel and learning pathways
  • DLE assessments and feedback?
To book onto any of the modules, please use the Apply Now button.

To gain the full DOLC competency, you will be required to complete all 8 modules as well as the post course activity. 

The post course activity requires you to create a DLE course using content from the 8 modules.

What you will learn

You will learn/develop the following, including but not limited to:
  • how to design and create engaging, effective and compelling moodle-based learning on the DLE
  • about the elements key to planning good or better online learning
  • how to assure and improve quality of DLE courses
  • accessibility in online learning

How will this course help my career?

  • This course will provide you with the skills necessary to create good or better online learning within the DLE
  • DLERFT must be completed before role permissions can be allocated on the DLE
  • A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course

Security and restrictions

All students are required to hold SV clearance.

Before you attend


Students must have access to and be familiar with the Defence Gateway prior to undertaking training.

Completion of DLE Role Functionality Training (DLERFT) to Intermediate Level (DLEINT) is a pre-requisite, and must be completed before applying for the DOLC.

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Industry
  • Internationals
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Partners Across Government (PAG)
There is a cost associated with any non-Military, Civil Servant or man power replacement.

How will I learn?

E-Learning

How will you be assessed?

  • Summative assessment will be carried out during the delivery of the 8 DOLC online modules
  • Formative assessment is carried out upon submission of the post-course activity
  • Submission occurs 6 weeks after the completion of the last DOLC online module

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