A guide on how to take your course online:
A traditional eLearning development project can take several months assuming you are already familiar with the technology, if not then you must add a few more months for research, selection, and learning the new software. These obstacles stop millions of educators to enter this field. We at Cavendish have decided to publish a series of articles to remove these barriers and show how you can go online and build your courses step by step. However, remember that Cavendish team is here to help, and if you need any additional support, please don’t hesitate to contact our support team.
Would this help you?
To make these articles more effective we have directed our attention to a specific audience (Instructors, Teachers, Trainers, Course Designers), but we are certain that everyone involved in education and training can benefit from these pages.
The educators who are lecturing on a face-to-face course where most of the course requirements such as syllabus, entry requirement, assessment criteria, and learners’ demographics already has been developed and use online tools for support.
The educators who are delivering tailor made online programs to satisfy certain needs; this can be corporate training courses, self-improvement programs (art, Design, mental health, yoga, etc.), and professional courses. In these situations, the trainer is expected to design the online course.
The last group is the non-teaching professionals. Transferring one’s knowledge to a learner is not easy, we all have tried it, at home or at work. It requires a proper planning to make it work. You will have to work a bit harder and follow the subjects more in depth.
The key to success is taking the first step
To make it easier for the educators to go online, we have based our approach on the use of the most commonly available software and the use of freely available Internet networks. There are three key stages. Starting with the familiar concept of course design. Next is content design and development (Digital Design), and finally the web-based delivery platform (LMS, VLE, WEB 2.0, Module, etc…). At the end we have added two more sections for those who are planning to start their own online business. We recommend you have a quick review on this section too.