Improving an existing e-learning course
Your success in e-learning will be based on the development of good content and its proper integration with digital resources. To upgrade the quality of your e-Learning course from good to excellent you need to consider what kind of learning experience you want your students to have. Your main objective will be to create meaningful long-term content, an objective whose quality depends on both academic and technical aspects. Read on and take note!
What steps do you need to take to achieve your objective?
In order to create the course of courses, it is important that you do not make common mistakes when creating your product, for example: not interacting with the students, not being clear about your target or creating content that is so long that it only bores the participants.
As you might well know, the student plays a more than representative role in digital environments, as they are obliged to understand what content they need to review in order to carry out the activities that correspond to them. To improve the quality of your e-Learning course, consider these aspects:
Video. If you have decided to record yourself elaborating on a content topic, make sure you maintain quality standards so that the student will find it attractive to watch. Youtube, for example, requires a minimum of 1280p x 720p. This can be achieved with a semi-professional camera or a mobile phone capable of recording in high definition (HD).
Audio. Needless to say? You need to maintain good quality, because if there is noise or a lot of echo you will lose the attention of your students. We recommend using a microphone connected to your recording device. If you don't have one, find an enclosed space away from any kind of noise. If you are developing a podcast for your course, it is essential to have excellent sound, as the focus on the content will be 100% auditory.
As a tip for these two points, you can make a script of the content in order to facilitate the recording process. If it is too complicated for you to film all the material in one long footage, do it in parts and then put it all together while editing. You will optimise your time and avoid making mistakes during the process.
Time it right. The student in your e-Learning course learns at their own pace and, by forcing them to use the Internet for their learning process, they can easily get distracted. In order not to distract them, choose concrete and easy-to-accept contents. Creating materials that can be " assimilated " in short periods of time will motivate them.
Interactivity. Your students should not feel lonely during the course, as this will only get them demotivated. Good communication with them and the opportunity to discuss will be your greatest allies. The learning experience should not only be based on the digital platform but also on the teacher's attention.
Videoconferences. This type of activity is carried out at specific periods of time and allows the student to feel closer to the teacher. In addition, it gives them a face to refer to when asking questions or interacting. Maximise positive experiences!
Remember, the quality of your course depends on a perfect balance between the technical, academic and emotional aspects. At the end of the course, review the content, activities and performance of your students again - you will be the master of e-learning!