Planning your course content creates the best foundation for your long term course business. To create an effective course, you necessarily need to have a perfect plan for selecting and implementing a course. Here are some points that you can easily follow while creating an online course.
#Deciding your Course topic
Decide course topic according to your interest. The topic that you fix may be according to your field of expertise or the topic that you found is on high demand. Decide a topic that you can contribute at your best. It’s the quality of the work that attracts the attention of the students than the quantity. Decide a course topic which is useful and matches the present day conditions.
#Deciding your Recipients
Decide your audience. Have a clear picture of to whom you are teaching. Decide topics according to your recipients. Find courses that are suitable for the age group, field of interest, and necessity. Understand your recipients and decide what & from where you have to start teaching the course.
Set a strategy for teaching your course. If the audience know nothing about the course that you are going to teach then start from the base. If they know the basics and only have to improve their knowledge and skill for the topic, teach and practice them to apply the knowledge that they already know.
Once you choose your recipients, you are ready to start planning and outlining.
#Prepare yourself and Include necessary contents
Educate yourself by reading articles about conducting and implementing online courses. The best step is to take a training course, attend a tutorial, or explore various possibilities and methods.
Gather your course materials and content. Include necessary materials that support your course. Include genuine and apt topics for your course and contents. Include items such as slide shows, syllabus, lecture notes, projects, assessments, and discussion topics.
#Make a course outline
Create an organisational outline for your course. This involves making clearly labelled folders that contains course materials. Create a syllables that suits your course. Include head to tail syllables, policies and other basic items required for your syllables. Create sub-folders for sub-topics according to your need in order to simplify and structure your course.
#Welcoming your students
Welcome the students to your course, direct them to obtain the syllabus, and indicate the location for starting the course by adding an introductory message.
#Proof reading does matters
Proof read each & every content and check all the files uploaded. Make necessary changes and editing according to your need for the best quality courses. Make it a point to view it from a student perspective because they are the ultimate recipients and they evaluate your course.