CPD Programmes

Design Your eLearning Experience Efficiently and Cost-Effectively with CourseSites

Full Fee: S$845.30 w/GST (before subsidies)

Programme Fees:

Singaporean/PR: S$84.53 | Others: S$845.30 w/GST

AEN Member

Singaporean/PR: S$253.59 | Others: S$845.30 w/GST

Non-AEN Member

Tan Guo Qiang (Mr)


9:00am - 5:00pm


This is a fully online session conducted via ZOOM.  Participants can participate in the session from any venue of their convenience with a laptop / device that is compatible with ZOOM.  More details on participating in the session will be send to the confirmed registrants.




In order to participate fully, you will need a functioning webcam and microphone


What is this programme about?


Digital literacy is critical for our future. Digital technology is ubiquitous and drives almost everything we do. Not everyone needs to be an IT expert or a professional coder, but being literate in digital technology is as important as learning the languages that are necessary to function successfully in a society. In Singapore, the Ministry of Education has actively emphasised digital literacy through enrichment programmes in schools, increased digital investments in Institutes for Higher Learning, and the online learning platform, the Singapore Student Learning Space (SLS). With the increased emphasis on digital literacy in education for young people, it is essential that this literacy is brought over to the Training and Adult Education sector as well.

Learn how to use CourseSites, a cost-effective way of designing and delivering e-learning lessons. This free course management system is hosted by Blackboard Inc., an educational technology company with 23 years of experience in this industry. As of January 2014, its software and services are used by approximately 17,000 schools and organisations in 100 countries. CourseSites is a versatile digital platform ideal for Adult Educators, especially those who lack access to automated course management systems. It enables Adult Educators to set up web-based class sites where they can post course materials, communicate with learners, encourage collaboration, and monitor performance and grades.

In this one-day interactive workshop, you will explore the concepts of e-learning and online learning through hands-on experience with CourseSites. Through a mix of group activities, discussions, and individual tasks, you will gain a deeper understanding of the issues faced when designing online learning experiences, and equip yourself to address these challenges effectively. Building on this understanding, you will experience CourseSites as both an educator and as your own learners will experience it. This familiarity will then translate into practical and tangible improvements you can bring to your own professional practice, creating more effective and accessible learning experiences.

“There’s a nice quote that I came across previously: There are three apples that changed the world. The first tempted Eve, the second inspired Newton, and the third was offered to the world half-eaten by Steve Jobs.” – Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education, 13 March 2019.


What does it cover?


  • Understand the key concepts underpinning e-learning and online learning
  • Explain and identify the different types of e-learning
  • Understand the main issues surrounding the implementation of e-learning
  • Design effective e-learning lessons by applying the key concepts of information processing theory
  • Understand the key features and functions of CourseSites as a Course Management System
  • Design an effective e-learning lesson using the key functions of CourseSites


Who is it suitable for?


This programme is for professionals in:

  • Adult Education: Individuals involved in leadership, coaching and mentoring, learning facilitation, performance and competency assessment, coaching technology integration, or those involved in consultancy and advisory services relating to business excellence
  • Learning Management: Individuals involved in the management or support of learning in the areas of coaching, consultancy, mentoring, training, and the implementation of learning and development in order to drive business improvement


Fees & funding

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

Total programme fee 
*Effective 1 January 2021




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.

Please proceed to make payment via eNets/credit card (VISA or MasterCard) and/or SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) at the end of the registration process. Kindly note that the system will automatically cancel the registration if full payment (including SFC, where applicable) has not been successfully processed by 11.59pm (Singapore Time) on the same day of the registration. You will have to reapply for the course, subject to availability of vacancy at the point of your re-registration.

Request for withdrawal from a programme is subjected to review by IAL and the decision is final. IAL reserves the right to request for supporting document(s). A non-refundable administration fee of S$53.50 (inclusive of GST) is applicable for withdrawal request. If the withdrawal notice is given less than 2 weeks before the programme start date, the paid fees will not be refunded.

For dedicated corporate runs with a contract signed with IAL, billing and payment will follow the terms of the signed contract. Otherwise, payment would be expected upon registration.

Additional funding assistance, if applicable

Singaporeans aged 25 years old and above are eligible for SkillsFuture Credit which can be used to offset the selected programmes’ fees for self-sponsored registrations only.


About the speaker

Tan Guo Qiang (Mr)

Specialist Adult Educator - Curriculum Development | Institute for Adult Learning

Guo Qiang (Mr) specialises in Educational Management and Research, Coaching, and Facilitation. He is a firm believer in the principles of lifelong learning, and learning for life. He brings ten years of experience in managerial and training positions to his work. He spearheaded the development of training systems and policies as well as the transformation of curricula in the Singapore Armed Forces training community.


Guo Qiang holds a Master of Arts in Educational Management from the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. He was awarded a Degree of Merit in the Bachelor of Science in Human Factors in Safety with Military Studies from the Singapore University of Social Sciences. Guo Qiang is currently pursuing a Doctorate at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University.


Guo Qiang’s qualifications include:

  • Certified Associate in Project Management (2016)
  • WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (2017)
  • Professional Diploma in Leadership and People Management (2017)
  • Specialist Adult Educator – Curriculum Development (2019)
  • IAC Masteries Practitioner (2019)
  • Foundational Facilitation Workshop – Facilitators Network Singapore (2019)
  • WSQ Specialist Diploma in Educational Quality Management (2019)
  • Master of Arts in Educational Management (2019)
  • Doctorate in Education (Completing in 2023)