Learn how to build an awesome ecourse

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Learn how to build an awesome ecourse

  1. 1. Learn How to Build an Awesome E-Course This presentation covers essential elements for creating an e-course. It considers the: • Learner • Course goals • Lessons & content • Multimedia • Delivery format • E-marketing For more information signup for free training at http://wiredlearningdesigns.com/freebies/ For a deeper exploration of these elements and expert guidance, pursue a unique training opportunity at http://wiredlearningdesigns.com/products/
  2. 2. Our learners As instructors, we are responsible to ensure our learners are happy
  3. 3. Who are they? Before we start to design a course, we need to ask ourselves these questions:       Who are our learners, their demographics? Where do they live and work? What is their field of employment? What are their goals for this course? What are their fears or frustrations? What is their learning style? What type of technology will they be using?
  4. 4. At a distance  When our learners engage with our online content they are alone learning at a distance.  We aren't there when they work through the content so we need to add measures to make it successful for them. Distance learners have certain needs, such as needing their e-course to be personalized and access support at anytime.
  5. 5. Goal setting Creating course goals is like using a funnel to bring all the fragmented ideas and content into succinct learning points.
  6. 6. Reason #1 for goals Don't confuse our learners There is a best practice known in the teaching world:  Tell them what you are going to teach them  Teach them it  Review what you have taught them
  7. 7. Reason #1 for goals  Unless we are teaching experts who have the acquired knowledge of a particular field and can assimilate new concepts and facts through their complex thinking patterns, we need to spell out what we are teaching...  and teach it.
  8. 8. Reason #2 for goals  If we are teaching some topic or skill, we probably know it well.  The people taking the course are novices; thus, the reason they are learning from us.  By focusing on what needs to be taught (versus what we want to share) keeps our course on a focused path, and our brains in a teaching mode.
  9. 9. The lessons Each goal and its subgoal become the title and focus for each lesson
  10. 10. The content  Compose content for each goal and subgoal and no more.  Remember, we must teach essentials and not get lost in our expert-level thoughts with possible consequences of talking over our learners' heads, over teaching.  Content can be presented in any form: Text, images, video, audio lectures, live webinars, slides, etc.
  11. 11. Engage them The point of a learning activity is allow learners to stop, reflect on the lesson, and test their understanding.
  12. 12. Example Applying learning activities online so that people can engage on their own is a bit tricky but it can be done. See the different activities I applied to my e-course, albeit this was a very interactive course. Video example of learning activities
  13. 13. Using multimedia  Ensure you provide quality multimedia  The least tolerated is poor audio  Capture the image or sound with quality equipment because you can only edit to a point in order to increase its quality afterwards.  Invest in good equipment and editors of your fav multimedia
  14. 14. Most popular media • Training videos • Vlogging • Narration However … Know that you don't have to handle all the technical aspects of your e-course. Find help.
  15. 15. Well designed learning can be delivered in any format Delivery formats More easy More complex  Documents  Webpages  Emails  Blogs  Slides  Learning management system
  16. 16. E-marketing it easy to purchase your e-course by setting up a shopping cart service  Stay in touch with your customers by setting up an email campaign.  Learn great tips on marketing your e-course via the web. CLICK  Make e-junkie Aweber Nathalie Lussier
  17. 17. Learn more about creating awesome e-courses Click the image to access the e-course details For more information signup for free training at http://wiredlearningdesigns.com/freebies/ For a deeper exploration of these elements and expert guidance, pursue a unique training opportunity at http://wiredlearningdesigns.com/products/

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