If you are not experienced when it comes to building eLearning courses, it can become quite tricky. If you want learners to have an excellent learning experience, then there are many things that you need to consider. Luckily, technology has made it possible for even inexperienced content writers to take their learning material to the next level.
In this current day and age, more people have access to technology than ever before, so life is becoming more digital and remote learning/working is on the rise. So, why not create eLearning courses? However, before you dive into your course building journey head first, here are three things that you need to keep in mind!
Understand your audience:
There are certain objectives that your eLearning course need to meet. If you don’t understand your audience, you are going to have some difficulty meeting these objectives. It is vital to keep in mind that the members of your audience are all learning at different levels, and in different ways. You need to find a way for all of them to achieve their end goal successfully.
If you understand your audience, you will be able to tailor your course material to what suits them best as a group. If the majority of your learners are visual learners, ensure you have more imagery and video content in your course.
What are you trying to accomplish?
You need to know what your objectives are and have an accurate system in place to tell you if your course was successful or not. Write down what you want your learners to be capable of doing at the end of the course, and why. Keep in mind that this will be the objectives of your course. This can also help you to separate your course into modules.
By having a clear vision of your objectives, you will be able to understand how your course will impact learners.
What’s your approach:
After a discussion regarding your audience and your goals, you should figure out the best way to work with both of these aspects together. Without one, the other won’t work.
Think about the tools you are going to use to teach your course, and how you are going to use them. Take time to consider things like gamification, using scenarios and storytelling as learning approaches.
Another thing to consider while you are thinking of your approach is mobile-friendliness. Most of us are using our mobile phones or tablets to work, learn and socialise. Ensure your courses are easy to use and can be optimised to be accessible on more than one type of screen.
We hope that these three easy steps have given you a better insight as to what you need to consider before building your eLearning course. Contact us today to find out how we can help you to take your course material online.