Creating Engaging Content for Online Courses

Sikable • Jul 22, 2020

Starting online courses in Nepal can be nerve-wracking. Don't panic—Sikable's handy guide will help you set up right away!

Remember the 3Ps:

1. Plan

Begin by planning everything about the course ahead—including the theme of the online course, class sessions, time, and the fee for the course. Research about your topics thoroughly and use creative methods to inspire the learners. It's best to know the target audience beforehand. This brings an advantage to modeling your course catering to those target audiences. For example, if you are starting a marketing class online for beginners, you may need to start with an Introductory Session to familiarize learners with the topic. Another advantage of knowing your audience allows you to fix your course fees. People always love free online courses but free university online courses might not be suitable for you. Hence, it's best to choose the fee that caters not only to you but your audience as well.

2. Produce

Now that you have a road-map, it's time to hit the road! Start your sessions. Make sure your video is top quality by using better equipment, proper lighting, and a stable internet connection. Remember, it is the learners that rate your courses. The higher the rating—the more you can earn. Your goal must revolve around maintain the learner's attention and understanding. A pro-tip to retain the attention of learners is to use simple language because a diverse set of learners may not have the capacity to understand fancy words. For example, if you are instructing online IELTS courses in Nepal, you can ask your learners if they are following what you are instructing.

3. Post

A good collaborator teaches but a great collaborator remembers to follow-up their sessions. Once your sessions are over, it is recommended to share the resources and

materials used in your video conferencing. For example, if you used a PowerPoint presentation in your digital marketing courses, you may share it on Sikable itself.

Remember to assign assignments to better understand your learner's ability to follow your courses. Many collaborators also share feedback forms after a set of sessions are over.