Some courses miss the mark, partially because they didn’t keep these 8 elevating tips in mind when they created their course. Yikes!
Let’s make sure this doesn’t happen to you.
1. Evaluate Learners Needs – Before you start building the content you should have a good understanding of what your target audience needs to learn. This understanding will help you to form practical objectives.
2. Learner Focused Content – Always develop your content with the learner in mind. Make examples applicable to their situation. Use real-life scenarios to drive home the main points.
3. Choose Proper Delivery Methods – Will the message be best delivered via video, or in text? Should there be a mix or would it be better in an audio format?
4. Motivate Learners – Use multiple methods to encourage learners to interact with the content and to “keep going”. Try quizzes, scenarios, role-plays, or other methods.
5. Re-Use Your Content Assets – There is no need to reinvent the wheel as you build your course. When you create navigation menus, lesson structures, downloads, etc., make sure you save these templates for use through the course (and in future courses).
6. Add Interactions – No one enjoys taking a course that is based on one-way communication. Incorporate games, quizzes, and assignments to get learners thinking about the content independently.
7. Chunk Your Content for Understanding – Keep your lesson objectives simple and chunk it accordingly. Giving too much information can result in your learners not remembering anything because of “information overload”.
8. Monitor Performance – A critical part of any online course is measuring completion rates and overall performance as students progress through the course.
Do the tips listed here seem like something you can implement? Which one will you start doing today? Let me know below.
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