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How to create an online course

Welcome to our section about how to create online courses. We know its overwhelming in the beginning and you wonder where to start with the whole process. Well, luckily you found us and this page. Here we will publish regularly foundational and advanced articles and resources to help you get started. We want you to be absolutely ready to create online courses but there are many important topics throughout the process.

Create a course for online platforms

  • Become clear on your objectives and goals
  • Outlining an engaging course
  • Choosing the right course style
  • Deciding on and getting the equipment ready
  • Designing Compelling Slides
  • Filming Your Course
  • Optimizing Video and Audio
  • Preparing the Course Landing page and the Launch
and some more. Consequently, there is a lot to learn, huh? Therefore make sure to stay current with our block and this section. We will keep you posted on new developments and articles with our newsletter. So make sure you subscribe. So happy reading and create online courses that really engage students and help to make the world a better place. Get in contact if you have questions.

Teaching Online Courses – Best Practices

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Teaching online courses brings with it a set of challenges not found in a traditional classroom setting. Online instructors often fail to make the connection between what happens in a physical learning environment – whether that be a classroom, training facility or conference room – and what they do when teaching or creating online courses.   Whether you’re using Udemy, Teachable or an LMS to teach your online courses, you can benefit from knowing a few general teaching best practices. 

Here’s a list of best practices that will help you think about what you need to do in your online courses that help to replicate what most instructors would do when teaching in person.

5 eLearning Best Practices

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eLearning vs. Udemy

A generic definition of “eLearning” would be “any learning that happens via electronic media”. In this sense, Udemy courses fall under the umbrella of eLearning.  Udemy i a MOOC  (massive open online course) platform that has its own LMS (Learning Management System) that allows course creators to create and sell a course.

However, eLearning is an industry that goes well beyond the Udemy platform. eLearning has come to mean something slightly different than what Udemy courses offer.  Nowadays, the term “eLearning” and the “eLearning industry” generally refers to what we think of as “corporate training”, or, “online education” in a school setting, such as K-12 programs. 

6 Online Course Design Principles

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Online course design should look to traditional course design principles for inspiration as these are rooted in years of research on instructional design practices. So when you sit down to design your next online course, keep in mind a few key course design principles that will help guide your content creation and organization. How you incorporate these may differ slightly depending on which online course platform you are using and what the end purpose and audience for your online course are. 

9 Tips From Successful Online Course Creators

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Successful online course creators seem to be multiplying exponentially in recent years. Back in the early days of Udemy, earning 6 figures as an online course creator was a novel idea. Now stories abound of online course creators making big-time careers out of creating all manner of courses, and then after being so successful, helping others to propel themselves into the world of online course creation.

How to Get More Enrollments with Co-Creation of a Udemy Course

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We know that you are the expert on your topic. That’s why you share your knowledge with others on Udemy, as many other instructors do. A typical Udemy course has only one instructor, like the schoolteacher who prepares a lecture and stands alone in front of a class. That’s a pretty traditional picture. Does it need to be like this? Who said that there is only one instructor allowed? Well, there are no restrictions on the numbers of instructors. In today’s article, we would like to investigate if the number of instructors involved in the course creation makes a difference in your success on Udemy or not.

Online Course Development – Should You Outsource?

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The work associated with online course development can be a daunting prospect, especially for new online instructors.  Even for experienced online instructors, keeping up with all that needs to be done to run and grow a legitimate and successful online course business can be daunting sometimes. 

One solution to these challenges is to outsource some of your online course development tasks. Outsourcing is the process of hiring (usually via an online job platform) someone or a team of people to do some of the online course development work. 

Copyright Infringement and Online Courses

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Recently, we received a question from a reader about copyright infringement rules as it applies to online course creation.  The reader is considering creating a Udemy course but wants to base the outline, structure, examples and flow of content on a known textbook.

The reader said that it would be obvious that the course was based on this textbook. He asked if we had experience with other instructors on the issue of copyright infringement.

Getting the most out of your voice for online courses

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How many human senses exist? Right, there are six senses. When we talk about online teaching, instructors have to make do with only two senses: seeing and hearing. Today’s topic is about the hearing part and therefore your voice.

Online Learning Platforms – 5 Marketplace Comparisons

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The Range of Online Learning Platforms

Online learning platform solutions can be a confusing market space to navigate as an online course instructor.   Online course platforms range from “marketplaces” such as Udemy, where anyone can create and sell an online course of virtually any quality, to Coursera which partners only with educational institutions, to Thinkific and other LMS platforms that allow instructors to create a proprietary online course platform and market their online classes.

If you want to create and sell online courses in a so-called “marketplace” like Udemy, which makes selling online courses relatively easy, you may wonder what alternatives to Udemy exist.  Given the brand recognition and market share Udemy boasts, it may be hard to figure out what other online course marketplaces exist and how they are different.  

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