What is Learning Design?

Learning design is the process of designing student learning experiences which consist of the design of learning activities, learning resources and learning support, guided by the intended learning outcomes. These learning designs are educationally informed and make effective use of appropriate resources and technologies.

Components of Learning Design


CTL provides the following Learning Design support:

Learning activities

  • Support with the selection an incorporation of suitable media and technologies
  • Support and advise on best practices for the use of multimedia for learning
  • Support with the design of media and activities to address learning gaps
  • Support with the design of online learning activities in eFundi
  • Educational advise on best practices to enhance learning  

Contact your  CTL Faculty team lead  or  a CTL Instructional Designer:

Liana Venter

Alrike Claassen

Learning resources

  • Support with the design and development of instructional videos, podcasts, games, animations, infographics, graphics and photos
  • Support with the graphic enhancement of eFundi sites
  • Design of class and conference presentations and posters
  • Academic and research illustrations
  • Study guide coordination and scheduling

For more information contact a Multimedia designer:

Lisa van der Westhuizen

Hannes Visagie

Suzan Laubscher

Learning support: Blended learning journey

  • Support with the design of online learning experiences in eFundi to be more student-centered and to support active learning (Contact a multimedia designer)
  • Support in storyboarding, planning and redesign of module content and activities to include face-to-face as well as online teaching modes.
  • Technical as well as instructional advice on how to optimise eFundi Lessons to guide the learning process of students. This is done by integrating the Lessons tool with other eFundi tools, multimedia resources and other web tools.

For more information contact an Educational technologist:

Thami Ndlovo

Kobus Le Roux

  • +27 (0)18 299 2001

  • kobus.leroux@nwu.ac.za
  • Potchefstroom campus, Building E8, Office 113

Suzan Laubscher


CTL Study guide coordination and scheduling:

CTL coordinates the various facets of study material. The production schedule is managed in order to establish a viable time-line for lecturers  to adhere to. This process  depends strongly on a faculty dedicated team of Study guide Coordinators (SGCs). SGC's are trained  to use the work-flow system (TRACS) to coordinate study material between various departments.  The SGCs are responsible to activate each module's accompanying guide according to information received from the lecturer. It is crucial that the SGCs receive the correct information, such as whether the guide will be printed or will be developed electronically on the University's LMS (eFundi - upon which an MOD will be made available). Find contact information of SGC's here.

Translation and language editing services are also provided. It is, however, the lecturer's responsibility to indicate which services they are requesting prior to the activation of every study guide or MOD. The final developed guides then get sent to the SGCs who are then tasked send it to the author(s) for final approval.

For more information contact:

Henda Coetzee

After approval the guides are sent to Graphic Services to begin the desktop publishing process. It is crucial to note that lecturers also have to sign off on the final desktop published guide. The final guides are then sent back to Coordination and Scheduling whereupon they are finalised and made available in printed or digital format.