To create a successful online course requires the domain expert (i.e. course creator) to wear several different hats competently.
Learning Management System User
Editable Form Creator
And others . . .
Today, easy to use tools make online course creation almost a one person job.
The steps in online course creation have not changed. It’s just that today’s tools make each step in online course creation a ton less stressful.
If you are unsure about how to start creating your online course. If you are feeling intimidated, don’t despair.
Briefly here’s what goes into building a successful online course:
Identify your niche
Choose an arresting course name
Identify all the topics you want to cover in your course
Identify sub-topics under each topic
Create the study material under each sub-topic
This could be Videos, Podcasts, PDF transcripts, Fillable forms
Create a closed Facebook group (or a private forum)
Engage with your course participants for some regular 1 on 1 time
Final evaluation & Certification
Handle these steps properly and quickly, you’ll have a scalable training program in place in next to no time.
That said, here are your 5 easy steps for online course creation.
NOTE: I recommend that:
You start small
Possibly one course. On a topic you are passionate about
Learn from course participant feedback / critique
Adjust and improve your course content and its delivery (if necessary)
Based on participant feedback