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Putting King’s Online


A podcast exploring the process of designing online courses from the team that creates them.

In each episode, we shine a spotlight on the many creative roles within our team.  Each one plays a crucial part in ideating, designing and building high quality online and executive education courses. 

You will be given a behind the scenes look at how the team strives to continuously improve the online learning experience. Through discussion and lively debate, we tackle topics such as accessible and inclusive design, the role of technology and UX research and the importance of wellbeing in the workplace, to name just a few.

Artwork by Abi Lingford  |  Music by Grandbankss

Latest Episode: Highlights of Season 1

Navigating the world of online learning development in the time of COVID has been a learning curve for everyone, whether you’re brand new to it or a seasoned professional. Here at OPEE and Kings Online we’ve continued to learn, and develop our team and product. In this season we’ve shared the highs and lows of creating online learning experiences and how we strive to deliver the best for our students.


Download a transcript of Episode 9.

Previous Episodes

You can listen to all the past episodes of Putting King's Online on SoundCloud, Spotify, iTunes, Stitcher, and Acast.

Click on the links below to read more about each episode and to download a transcript of the episode. 

Season 1

They say it takes a village to raise a child, the same can be said for creating online and executive learning experiences. Through many diverse voices and perspectives, hear how one team at King's College London are contributing to the evolving landscape of higher education in this opening episode of Putting King's Online.

Download a transcript of Episode 1.

Project Managers play a vital role in facilitating the production of our online programmes. They plan, schedule and oversee the time and resources allocated to any given project. They are the link between our creative roles and the faculties we work closely with. In this episode, Jasmyn Feakes gives us an insight into what it means to be a King’s Online Project Manager.

Our last episode of 2020 is a reflection on the changing landscape of online and face to face teaching in a post COVID-19 world. We discuss how technology, media and instructional design has been impacted by the pandemic, and look to the future for what higher education could look like in 2021 and beyond.

Graphics, illustrations, animations and diagrams visually bring an online course to life. In this week’s episode Abi Lingford talks us through the important role that good visual design plays in online learning. We discuss the importance of inclusive and accessible design, understanding our students needs and delivery visuals that enhance the learning experience.

We reflect on the impact that the Black Lives Matter movement had in drawing awareness to the lived experiences of people of colour all over the world. Our conversation centres around the need for more transparency and accountability regarding diversity and inclusion, not just within our team practises, but in the courses we design for our students.

Video Editors work a lot of magic in transforming raw footage into beautiful, high quality videos that form part of our online courses. This week one of our Video Editors George, talks us through the complexity of bringing an educational topic to life through an intricate edit process. We also discuss the impact of mainstream consumption of video-based content, from films and tv shows to social media, on student expectations of high quality educational media outputs.

Download a transcript of Episode 6.

Our topic this week is accessibility in design. Creating accessible learning experiences is not only inclusive of a wider student population, but also challenges us to think more creatively about the nature and purpose of online learning. Danielle talks passionately about the challenges faced by disabled students and how we at OPEE are striving to make online education accessible.

Download a transcript of Episode 7.

Ensuring consistency & quality is key when designing and delivering online learning courses. Our e-Learning assistants ensure that our students’ learning experience has been quality checked to a very high standard from ideation to delivery. They cast a watchful eye over spelling, grammar, coherence, clarity and usability. In this episode we learn about the work they do and the many hats they wear when looking at course content creation.

Download a transcript of Episode 8.