In contrast to a traditional face-to-face course, course design and development at the Open Polytechnic uses a collaborative
approach to designing and developing Online Distance Flexible Learning (ODFL) courseware. At this New Zealand
tertiary education institution, course design and development follows a six phase process with three levels of project roles
and responsibilities. A discussion of each of the design and development phases, roles and responsibilities is provided,
showcasing how this collaborative approach to developing courseware provides an effective way of delivering a
pedagogically-sound online learning experience.
Snell, S., & Snell-Siddle, C. (2019). It takes a village: A collaborative approach to online course design and development. In E. Erturk (Ed.), Proceedings of the 10th annual CITRENZ Conference (pp. 9–13). Retrieved from https://www.citrenz.ac.nz/conferences/2019/pdf/2019CITRENZPACITN.pdf