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Creating Your First eLearning Course? Here are 5 Tips to Get You Started

Before you start working on creating and launching your eLearning course, a number of questions may cross your mind.

Is this the right way to start?

Will this new technique that I just learned work?

Am I doing this right?

Holy Cow! Is this going to work?

Well, thankfully, that’s not the end of the world. If you follow the right instructions your eLearning course can be turned into an absolute legend. Wondering how?

Here are the tips to get you started.

1. Know The Right Content

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Creating an eLearning course is a lot about compiling the right course content into one place.

But before you do that, it’s essential to know the right content.

Yes, there can be a lot of information that may be interesting and useful for your first course’s learners, but is all of that good for serving in the first course itself?

Is there anything that you would like to save for future programs?

And are there any special techniques that you think will be useful for your learners?

As a trainer and course creator, you should ask yourself these questions. This will help you create an index for your eLearning course.

2. Use The Right Tools

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Gone are the days when eLearning course creation used to require coding and a dedicated course developer at least.

This is 2020, and thankfully we are blessed with modern eLearning tools that make course creation look like a walk in the park.

Hard to believe?

Well, eLearning authoring tools and LMS platforms allow their users to smartly and comfortably design and create their eLearning courses, plus track and manage the progress and performance of their learners as well.

Basically, an authoring tool is a perfect fit for course creation and content publishing and updating. And a learning management system helps users smartly track and manage their learners and overall course’s data.

3. Don’t Be Boring

One of the worst things that you can be while delivering your course’s content is boring.

Yes, you heard that right. Being boring can often be worse than lacking knowledge.

The reason is that everyone loves to laugh. But nobody wants to be bored in a useful lecture.

So, here comes the question.

What can I do to not be boring?

Well, first of all, add puns whenever you can. Secondly, be enthusiastic about your course, the information that you are going to deliver and the very process of training your new learners.

It’s true. A happy face can’t generally bore people. However, a boring look can do that. (Yes, boredom is contagious).

4. Audience Research Is Super Crucial

As you are creating an eLearning course for an audience, you must first identify them. Yes, it’s just the same as knowing your audience.

The point is that once you know about your learners’ needs, you will be able to create better content for them. And this goes about your course’s index as well as the language that you use in the course.

For example, while targeting a digital marketing audience, you may want to use the right terms and jargons that most digital marketers can easily relate to.

Clearly, there’s no way in the world that you can go on about your eLearning course without indulging in audience research. So, don’t rush into creating content. Take time out and know more and more about your audience. This research is super crucial.

5. If You Have An Audience, Take Feedback

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Yes, we know that you may or may not be an influencer in your niche.

In this post, we will talk about what you can do in both the situations.

It’s a fact that having an audience is always great. For example, if there’s a professional guitarist that plays for a band or makes Instagram or YouTube videos, he or she may already have an audience base before launching an eLearning course for a guitar learning audience.

This audience can deliver valuable feedback about how they’d like the course to be.

So, if you are in that position, make use of it.

However, if you don’t have an audience, start building that by being active on social media. This may not help you while creating your first course, but it’ll surely come in handy once you launch it (you are going to need more people to sell your course to, right?).

Final words

You may be all passionate about creating your first eLearning course and launching it off to a big audience that’ll totally love your content. But, do dreams come true that easily?

Well, creating a successful eLearning course requires an airtight implementation of the right techniques at the right time. And in this post,we talked about some of them,

Hopefully, this was helpful.

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