Centre for Continuing Education

eLearning Course for Small Business

Small Business. Big ideas for small business.

COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses

We are now delivering courses online and in-person. Please check the delivery format of each class before enrolling.

Please note that course materials (excluding prescribed texts) are shared electronically within 48 hours of course commencement. Printing is not available.

This one-day workshop is designed for those facing the challenge of establishing budget-constrained eLearning opportunities in a small organisation. The course focuses on creative solutions that provide big impact and take you beyond boring eLearning websites.

During the workshop, facilitated by 2x national award-winning learning designer, Dr Melissa Bordogna, you’ll discover the basics of eLearning strategy and designing, developing and delivering eLearning as well as ideas for creating impact on a small budget. The course will consider best practices at each level of creation and suggest tools, resources and approaches for developing eLearning quickly and effectively – often with tools you already have on your laptop.


This course aims to provide an overview of eLearning strategy and the basics of the eLearning design, development and delivery processes. We will also explore how to create eLearning on a small budget using tools and resources accessible to most small organisations and entrepreneurs.


By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • define eLearning
  • identify high-impact training needs in which to apply an eLearning strategy
  • structure learning content at a basic level
  • write learning outcomes with Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • discuss the application of various eLearning development tools and resources
  • explore various eDelivery options that are relevant and accessible to your organisation/context.


Session 1: eLearning strategy

  • Purpose & impact
  • Audience
  • Time
  • Budget
  • Best practices

Session 2: eLearning design basics

  • Learning structure basics
  • Gamifying learning
  • Assessments
  • Best practices

Session 3: eLearning development basics—bringing your learning to life

  • Tools of the trade
  • Visual and interactive elements
  • Animated PowerPoint & video types
  • Best practices

Session 4: eDelivery options

  • Learning Management Systems (LMS)
  • Alternatives to LMSs
  • Best practices

Session 5: Wrap up & next steps

Intended audience

  • Small organisations—businesses, Not-for-Profits
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Graduate learning designers
  • Trainers


A basic knowledge of MS PowerPoint.

Delivery style

Delivery options:

  • presenter-taught workshop using your own device, delivered on University premises
  • online workshop via the platform Zoom.

Additional information

Face-to-face classes

You are required to bring your own device (Windows or Mac) and a power chord. Please ensure you have Microsoft PowerPoint installed prior to class and your device is fully charged, as access to power is limited.

Please note that University does not carry any responsibility for your lost, stolen, or damaged devices whilst on the University premises.

Online classes

If you are attending an online class, you will need your own device.

Please ensure you have Microsoft PowerPoint installed prior to class.


  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Course materials – yours to keep
  • CCE Statement of Completion

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