How to Create an Online Course
Discover key skills and practical tools to create engaging online learning experiences.
Who is the course for?
The course is designed for subject matter experts who want to create a short online course.
This is an introductory course to help you develop the key skills to produce engaging online learning materials.
What topics will you cover?
Understanding Your Learners – Discover what a persona is, what the characteristics of a typical online learner are and the differences between them. Identify how to create content that is targeted to your learner audience.
The Power of Active Learning and Narrative – Learn the differences between passive and active learning types, and examine storytelling techniques like narrative and readability.
How to Make Content Engaging – Explore ways to create content that is engaging to online learners. Practise techniques for producing materials that are bitesize, open and accessible.
Your Digital Toolbox – Find out how to use digital tools and media to enhance your learning materials, and explore useful resources for creating an online course.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Create personas to gain a clear understanding of target audiences for short online courses.
Describe the value of active learning and narrative in digital education, and write concise content using appropriate language and tone.
Identify suitable formats for creating engaging online materials in line with accessibility and open licensing guidance.
Evaluate a range of current digital education tools and explain some of their benefits and limitations.