Educational Technology

Introduction to E-Learning

  • Course Instructor

    Mike Menchaca

    |Associate Professor

    Department of Learning Design and Technology | University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa | Email:


Join us in this MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) where we’ll explore the history and theories behind common approaches to online learning today. We’ll take a look at e-learning from the perspectives of the designer, the instructor, and of course, the learner. Through independent and collaborative activities you’ll get a better understanding of how to conceptualize designs for good e-learning in your context of choice. This course uses open content and will culminate in a final project that will contribute to a growing resource that is freely and publicly available.

Course details

  • 6 weeks
  • Language: English
  • Those who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion

Course activities

  • Readings, videos
  • Small group discussion activities
  • Synchronous online meetings (and/or recordings)
  • Assignments that will be part of a cumulative final project


Tools required

  • Any web-enabled device + internet connection
  • Headset to participate in synchronous meetings
  • Video capture device such as a webcam or smart phone
  • For some suggestions on headsets:  Engadget, The Wire Cutter


  • This course is scheduled to be taught July 2015.
  • Please click on the registration link below if you are interested in the course.


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