Bringing a college course to life…with engaging and interactive eLearning!

The Challenge

When Algonquin College was looking to convert its in-class Speculative Fiction course to an engaging and interactive eLearning experience, they turned to 4Forward. The College team had a curriculum and a vision, but wasn’t sure how to execute it. They agreed that the online course should be as compelling as the popular in-class version and that it should cover the same instructional content set out in the curriculum.

“Working with the 4Forward team was a great experience. They not only produced high quality deliverables, often times they were one step ahead of me in knowing what my needs were for the project. I highly recommend them for both the design of their workshops and learning module and the quality of the resources.”

Jen Stuart, Former Manager
BC Ministry of Jobs, Skills and Tourism

The Process

We met with the Algonquin College team to discuss their curriculum and vision for the course. Then our instructional designer pored through the instructor’s notes to develop compelling content and learning aids.

Our partners at eLearnza created a user-friendly design that’s easy to navigate and features creative imagery from the horror, science fiction and fantasy genres that make up speculative fiction.

Once the instructional content and design were complete and approved, we supported integration of the course into the College’s Learning Management System (LMS).

The Result

4Forward created an engaging and interactive eLearning course that introduces students to the sub-genres that make up speculative fiction and teaches them important critical analysis skills along the way.

We also created learning aids to support students like “How to Ace this Course”, which gives students a clear map to earning an A.

The College was thrilled with the final result because it kept the spirit of the in-class version intact while leveraging the advantages of eLearning.

Project Snapshot

Post-Secondary Institution


Skills Demonstrated
Instructional Design, Graphic Design, Storyboarding, eLearning Development, Project Management

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