How to design an e-Learning course?

June 18, 2021

When we want to design an e-Learning course, we must be clear about the purpose, in order to define what platform to do it on.

The steps to follow are:

  • Plan the course correctly.
  • Define the content of the course.
  • Create the e-learning course.
  • Add the exercises and assessments.
  • Make opinion inquiries about the material created.
  • Launch the course
  • Plan the course correctly

In this stage the objectives of the class must be determined, considering the fundamental objectives and the obligatory contents, organize the activities from the beginning to the end of the class, methodological resources must be used that allow the student to be protagonist of their own learning, it is necessary to select, prepare and elaborate didactic material, that is present in the development of the whole course, to define the forms of evaluation to verify what has been learned and to feed back the process.

It is important to be clear about the type of audience that will be taking the course, in order to identify their problems and needs. The contents of the course have to be informative, but also visually attractive.

Create the e-learning course

Having defined the content we proceed to select the e-learning platform that best fits the needs of the course to be carried out, that is, we transform a set of papers, records and annotations into a web course where our students can access through the Internet .

It should be considered that the platform chosen has a clean and orderly design, since, in most cases, they focus on the information and do not take into account the aspect that it has. We must also see the type of interactivity provided by the platform, platforms that cover all needs such as tasks, blog, videos, among others, would be most useful.

Add exercises and evaluations

We use it to keep track of the scores or grades obtained by students in the course, depending on the platform selected this allows us to establish the different rules of each evaluation, if they can be repeated to be failed, you can set the dates of each evaluation and the number of times an evaluation can be performed by the same user. Exercises and evaluations are the tools that the tutor has to assess the degree of achievement of the learning objectives set.

Conduct opinion queries on the material created

It is important before publishing the course, it should be evaluated and put into practice to verify it’s proper functioning and that it covers all the needs raised, to avoid creating a course that is too complex or lacking in content or activity .

Launch the course

When launching, it is important to have the people who will participate in the course, to be clear about the topics to be discussed, start date, duration of the course, objectives, to whom it is addressed and to have in public spaces such as the process of inscription.

What should we not do when designing an e-Learning course?

  • Improvise information
  • Repeat the activities.
  • Work in isolation
  • Not sharing experiences between both parties (teacher, student)