Our Online Course Creation Team Works with Entrepreneurs Who Are Ready to Scale and Leverage Their Expertise with an Online eLearning Course. If you do, then our online course creation services may just be what you need. Our experienced team of Instructional designers and course creators have helped small business owners, corporations, and government agencies create and sell online courses in all kinds of niches to help them add online education functionality to their organization, generating millions in revenue.
If you’ve been wondering how to create an online course? But don’t know where to start? Follow a step-by-step guide to developing an online course to achieve better interactivity and drive more engagement in training programs.
You can’t start developing your course if you don’t know the purpose and the reason why you are doing it. The first step is to define your goals, why do you need a course, what is making you think about a new course, which skills or knowledge you need your users to develop or achieve. The goals would give you the roadmap to create the strategies and the perfect content for your users and expectations.
Now that you have set your goals, you need to think about your audience. They are going to be the ones that are actually going to take the course. Either if you are planning to create training programs, or courses to acquire specific skills, you have to know your public. For online courses, broad topics are not good at all. You have to target a specific niche, that way your course can be relevant and attention-grabbing.
You already have your users’ goals, expectations, and struggles. You need to know how your Online Course can solve those needs. It’s time to take action and start researching your topic.
Understanding how the training/course will be delivered is key to define the format and activities that you want to implement.
In my opinion, this is the hardest step in your online course creation process. You would definitely need a group of experts or eLearning development company that helps you develop your course based on your requirements and goals. As mentioned before, you have to make sure that your developers have a clear view of your modules, activities, and level of interactivity so you don’t miss anything. The success of this stage would depend on the level of planning that you have.
This stage is where you start building your site or eCommerce chart to take live your eLearning course. Here is where you decide to use an Open Source LMS, On-premises LMS or a Cloud-based LMS to host your courses and create a custom course that really fits your learning requirements. Use dynamic and creative designs, corporate colors and images to create your brand and make it more remarkable. You have to understand that this step can take some time, but it is essential if you want to succeed. It can be tested and analyzed to make sure it works as planned.
Setting the price on your course would depend on many factors. First of all, you have to estimate the amount of money that you spent on the planning, development, and implementation. Also, keep in mind the level of expertise and level of interactivity. The eLearning market is also saturated, and you can find a lot of competitors selling similar courses. Make sure you also offer competitive pricing so you would have better opportunities to sell your courses and get more and more students/users.
You have to establish how you are going to promote yourself and your courses in the market. You have to build your course brand and also inspire confidence. Ask yourself, how do I want to be recognized? They don’t know you, either your experience or what you are trying to teach or sell them. You have to be sure that they understand your message, your product, and your services.
In every process or plan, it is almost mandatory to evaluate and analyze the impact, effectiveness, and success of your eLearning course. This is the stage that would tell you if all your efforts are worth it. All the stages of the eLearning process are valuable and will throw different and important data to measure the quality, impact, teachability, and success of your course. Of course, the most remarkable evaluation that your content can get is customer satisfaction and knowing that the users will start from scratch to get specific skills and improve their abilities after they complete the learning program.
In eLearning, you have probably heard about different course levels that would determine and affect the learning experience, cost, and development time. In this section, we are going to give you an approach to the three generally accepted levels in the industry.
This type of course contains low interactivity. It is based on text, audio, and static images. No animations on the course. It is more focused on the content that is provided (PDF, Doc, Slides, multiple-choice and true-or-false questions, etc.).
You can start seeing more multimedia and interactivity, as well as some basic animations and transitions. Content is accompanied by audio. It offers a better user experience without much development.
The course is based on audio, text, and video with interactive content. This type of content can include audio, video, transitions, animations, simulations, artificial intelligence, and more, which would make the course very interactive and dynamic. It is normally used for complex training programs or courses that require a lot of practice.
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