How to Start Developing Your eLearning Courses

Entrepreneur Magazine writes:   In Start Your Own eLearning or Training Business, the Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. explain how to create a successful distance learning business from the ground up. In this book, you’ll find information on all the steps you need to start and run a distance learning business. In this edited excerpt, the authors offer a quick, four-step guide to developing courses your audience will be interested in.

The first step in developing the courses for your eLearning business is to create stimulating lessons for memory retention. These quick tips can help:

When analyzing your audience, find out what they already know and set your stage for that. There’s no reason to teach under their level, and doing so can make attention stray or create irritation.

Make material relevant to the students by working in a context that’s specific to their lives and goals. For example, if you’re teaching teens, make sure you’re up on the latest tech gadgets, movies, and pop-culture icons, and work those in.

Use humor as an equalizer and de-stressor. Use it too much, and you’ll detract from the material, but use it just enough and with great timing and it will help learners associate and retain key learning principles.

Stories or unusual analogies help illustrate points, engage the learner, and plant roots in stages (or chapters of the story) that can help memory retention. Keeping things fun is always a good thing.

Try to inject a human element to the most digital or virtual parts of your classes by using photographs, illustrations, or recorded human voices.   SNIP, the article continues @ Entrepreneur, click here to continue reading…..

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