This paper aims to assess the benefits of inviting guest speakers for both IT undergraduate and postgraduate students in the online delivery of IT programs. A relevance and usefulness discourse framework is introduced to better understand the type of guest speakers that university academics should invite to enhance IT educational experience. This study will be conducted using a quantitative study based on an online survey to understand the students’ experiences, expectations and benefits of guest speakers in IT degrees which could give some interesting insights. This study will be performed before the course and then again after the speaker, to see how students now viewed what they learned in the course. The study findings are expected to provide useful suggestions for IT academics to maximise the guest speakers’ presentations with online delivery and achieving the intended learning outcomes.