CPD Programmes

Becoming an E-Designer Using Udemy and Other MOOC Platforms

Programme Fees:

AEN Member: S$96.30 | Non-AEN Member: S$288.90 w/GST


AEN Member: S$96.30 | Non-AEN Member: S$288.90 w/GST

Permanent Resident

Non-AEN Member: S$963.00 w/GST


Continuing Professional Development


2.5 Days


Michael Choy (Dr) and Bryan Tay (Mr)





Participants are required to bring a laptop to access the Internet as well as content in PowerPoint slides. 


What is this programme about?


MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses have captured the public’s imagination over the last few years with large class sizes, exceeding 200,000 online learners. But what are they and what impact will they have on our organisations? How are they different from the usual types of e-learning courses? What are the various e-designs adopted by MOOC developers and how can training institutions and organisations take advantage of these online course platforms to deliver training to their learners and staff?

An introduction to the current e-learning platforms available for learners e.g. Udemy, Canvas, Coursera and Udacity will be made to set the context for this session. Differences in terms of what the e-learning programmes on the various platforms entail would also be elaborated..

With Udemy and Coursera courses being made available to Singaporeans with SkillsFuture Credit, it will be of interest to adult educators and training organisations as they explore innovative approaches towards developing online programmes as part of their strategy to diversify their products.

In this session, you will consider the pedagogical designs required to make online courses effective for learning. The design limitations to some of the online platforms and how to circumvent them will be discussed. Subsequently, you will be guided to initiate the creation of your own online course on Udemy.

By putting you, the learners, through the creation process, you will become familiar with key features and functionalities such as course types, quality requirements, pricing models, marketing options available on the Udemy platform. You will also design your own storyboards for validation and coaching in class.


What does it cover?


At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Describe one’s pedagogical beliefs
  • Describe and apply key design principles when preparing for the storyboarding process
  • Analyse 2 MOOC platforms for their features to enhance learning effectiveness
  • Design a 30-min online course (storyboard only, no prototype)


This programme consists of the following designed activities to be completed as follows:


Designed Actitivity

Proposed Date Duration/Timing

Part 1

Classroom-based Facilitation

·       Mode of Delivery: Face-To-Face session on Facilitation

·       Time/Duration: 9am – 5pm (7 Hours)

Part 2

eLearning (Self-study)

·       Mode of Delivery: e-Learning (Learners will be required to complete activities and group-based assignments project)

·       Duration: 1 week

Part 3

Classroom-based Coaching

·       Mode of Delivery: Face-To-Face session on Coaching

·       Time/Duration: 9am – 12pm (3 Hours)

Part 4

e-Learning (Self-study)

·       Mode of Delivery: e-Learning (Learners will be required to complete activities and group-based assignments project)

·       Duration: 1 week

Part 5

Classroom-based Facilitation & Assessment

·       Mode of Delivery: Face-To-Face session on Facilitation and Assessment

·       Duration: 9am – 5pm (0.5 Hour) Assessment for each learner)


Who is it suitable for?


This programme is for professionals in:

  • Adult Education: comprises job functions in the activities of learning design, curriculum development, learning facilitation, assessment of learning competence, learning technology integration and providing consultancy and advisory services to drive business performance.
  • Learning Management: comprises job functions in the management and support of learning programmes, systems and technology management and implementation, quality assurance of learning programmes and driving business development.


Fees & funding

AEN Member Singaporean/PR Non-AEN Member Singaporean/PR Non-AEN Member Others

Total programme fee




To register for AEN membership, please click here.

The 90% course fee discount for CPD programmes is only applicable to an AEN Member who is either a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident. Foreigners will not be entitled to this discount even if they are AEN members.

Programme fee covers training and assessment. The fee is inclusive of prevailing GST and subject to changes.


About the speaker(s)

Michael Choy (Dr)

Director | Dioworks Learning Pte Ltd

Michael Choy has had over 20 years of experience as a trained psychologist working with children with learning needs, and had trained more than 7,000 teachers in Singapore, ASEAN, and China. He later joined IAL to train, assess and develop programmes for adult educators, where he had been instrumental in the development of IAL’s Massive Open Online Courses.

Michael is currently the Director of Dioworks Learning Pte Ltd, the only local partner to Udemy, where e-learning programmes are developed for training organisations within the local and regional Continuing Education and Training sectors.

Bryan Tay (Mr)

Director | Dioworks Learning Pte Ltd

A CET specialist and Director at Dioworks with multi-disciplinary experience in business management, project management and consulting in the logistics and maritime transportation industries. Prior to that, Bryan was a naval officer with sea command experience in the Republic of Singapore Navy. Having assumed senior management roles locally and overseas in SMEs and MNCs, his experience in working with Western and Asian cultures amidst diverse operating environments has enabled him to deeply appreciate the workforce needs and challenges of the industry in a globally connected world. He is also an adjunct Specialist Adult Educator at the Institute for Adult Learning for ACTA and DACE programmes and a certified Workplace Learning Specialist.