Top 3 Key Factors When Planning an Online Course

1.) Make sure the content fits the medium and is created for online learning

Reading text books online or dictating from a book with a camera is a recipe for disaster.  It’s not what one would expect when we say “go online”.  You are better off to have the student play back a video or present live content and slides in fully digital format with online learning in mind.

2.) Make Emotionally Satisfying Content

The best analogy is to look more into your content than “does it meet the minimum requirements”.  Think of it as someone who likes cars.  Will a “minimally equipped” vehicle satisfy an enthusiast.  There’s a reason why luxury cars are highly sought out and you should think of your content in the same way.

Apply this thinking when making your content, can you find something more relevant, interesting, exciting and demonstrable to the industry you teach in?  Find the win-win and students will flourish and appreciate it.

3.) Seek Input from your Learners

Understand the context and goals of your learners when they enter your course.  If you don’t understand your audience you won’t be able to create a course that satisfies them.

There are many factors to consider when planning an online course but I have found that these simple 3 will help improve student satisfaction and success at the same time.



Five Factors for Successful Online Learning

Areeb Soo Yasir

Business and technology have always gone hand in hand for me, and now I've built nearly 20 years of expertise. A few notable achievements: -> Tier III-Designed & deployed multiple mission critical datacenter environments in Canada, US, Hong Kong, Singapore & China. -> Software Engineering: Created a Linux OS from scratch, including a custom kernel to maintain millions of dollars in client infrastructure, deploy and report as needed. Created the “Windows Geeks” and “Password Pros” Windows Password Reset software recommended by Microsoft. -> Business Negotiations: Conducted intensive negotiations with branches of the Peoples Republic of China and the various state-run Telecom operations including China Telecom and China Unicom for access to their trillion dollar backbone infrastructure. We were the first western company to have such network access where other IT companies such as Vodafone and Google failed. -> Cloud Infrastructure Creation: Created the first proprietary “Clustered Cloud Architecture” that rivals competing Google, IBM, Microsoft & Alibaba alternatives. I'd love to chat #IT or #Linux or even #Business, so don't hesitate to connect. Cheers!

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