Creating online professional development courses

Build your own online courses in Open Learning. In this course youou will learn how to plan the course, how to build the course, how to create the content used in the ...
Target Audience
Anyone who wants to learn how to build effective online professional development courses using Open Learning.

Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

This course is for anyone who would like to learn how to teach adults online. Using the Open Learning platform, you will learn how to effectively capture and share your expertise via an engaging online course.

You will learn how to plan the course, how to build the course, how to create the content used in the course, as well as how to facilitate the course.

You will then be ready to go ahead and build your own successful online courses.


Anyone who wants to learn how to build effective online professional development courses using Open Learning.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Most TTA online courses are available with an Online Subscription. For a little more than the price of one course, you can gain up to 20 PD hours per year. Learn more HERE.

A normal online course is delivered over 1-12 weeks and is worth from 3-12 PDhrs depending on the course content and its objectives. Participants will not need to take time off, the course date is the START date only, end dates will be advertised with course hours.

If you have purchased an online subscription, then you can click on the link below to enrol directly at Open Learning.

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This course contributes to 10.0 professional development hours.


There are no occurrences of Online - Individual in Australia (ACT) at this time.


Welcome to the course

30 minutes

Objectives of this Module:

Let you know what to expect from this course
Introduce Karina and Miles (your guides on this journey)
Explain the Housekeeping (possibly dull, but important)
Meet you (the participant), and help you to meet the other participants

Course Overview Checklist

1 hour

Module Checklists

1 hour

Content creation

4 hours

Production Planning

1 hour


30 minutes

Market Testing

30 minutes


1 hour


30 minutes

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About the team

Miles Campbell


My employment history includes eighteen years within the education sector, first as a hands-on teacher and later as the founder of an educational services company, TTA. Prior to this, I worked as a professional engineer.

By means of collaboration between TTA and Trainer Platform, we have successfully developed Australia’s premier service for enabling the professional development of teachers and school leaders all across the country.

My core areas of expertise and main interests are in systems development and education, and my current project is to launch

The vision is a world where every worker reaches their potential through learning

The goal is to build the worlds leading marketplace for quality, accredited, work related learning

TTA (Teacher Training Australia)


TTA is Australia’s largest independent provider of accredited Professional Development for teachers.  TTA has over 200 presenters delivering over 600 workshops per year, and has worked with over 30 000 teachers. 

Karina Barley


Karen Barley is an internationally recognized educational consultant specializing in the needs of children with autism and their families. She has over 25 years of expertise as an educator, private one-on-one consultant, course developer and educational technology specialist.
Karen is especially successful connecting with children who have autism and creating behavioral, sensory and educational strategies that help children reach their full potential. Her highly personable style, combined with extensive research, knowledge and firsthand experience of the needs of children with autism, makes her extremely effective and innovative in tailoring individual solutions for families and their schools. Using new and existing approaches Karen integrates her pioneering work with iPad technology to create differentiated educational programs where children with autism can consistently experience success while learning.

In addition, Ms. Barley is an accomplished and engaging, sought after public speaker and teacher trainer. She has shared her significant insights and knowledge on such subjects as, Technology in Education, Technology and Autism, Autism Awareness, 21st Century Learning, Technology and Curriculum Development and other subjects in the United States, Australia and as a keynote guest speaker for international face to face and online conferences.

She is now undertaking her PHD and is a sessional teacher at Monash University.

This course is FREE with Online Subscription


If you hold a current TTA Subscription you can enrol into this course for free. To learn more, visit

Please review the course details to learn how many PD hours this course contributes.