Hey, my friends!
So do you wonder what are the different course types you can create online?
What are the different course types compared to traditional? Compared to higher education?
Alright, so what are the different course types?
We’re gonna go really quickly through this.
I just kind of want to give you an idea of what you can do online versus what is out there.
If you think about the traditional education system, the high school, college university.
I mean, it’s all about having a specific curriculum, right?
Specific topic, specific things that are taught, that are supposed to be learned by the students and then including some verification.
Some tests that they have to pass and you give them grading and then depending whether they pass or not, they can go to the next course.
The next year, the next level, right?
So in traditional education, that’s pretty much how it works.
The way they teach is pretty much the same.
You know being in front of a class and just teaching in front of a class, that’s that’s just how it is and there’s 1 teacher per like 23 students, right?
And that’s how it is.
With the online world, there’s there’s variations.
The first variation is that typically 1student is taking the class, right?
You’re not gonna have too many people buying an online course and then putting it in front of a room with 20 students – listening or watching a TV.
That really isn’t what online education’s about.
So we’re not really going to cover that.
Because it does happen. It is possible.
It really depends on what you’re trying to accomplish.
We’re gonna cover education using the online world.
The different types of courses that you could be creating.
We’re just going to talk about a couple of few different things, that are the major differences.
The first one would be a course that is the most basic.
Just a 30-minute course, even less maybe, that teaches us a little topic and that doesn’t do any kind of validation or verification.
It’s all videos or audios or texts that the person gets and they go through.
It’s like a book, right?
You buy a book and unless you take action, it’s not really gonna do anything but you learn something, right?
So it’s kind of an education, an entertainment kind of course.
Where you’re basically just teaching a short topic that maybe use in their life and employment.
You know that got that all, right? So that’s very basic one.
Then you have a more complex course that’s organized in modules, right?
Where you kind of come up with a structure.
Maybe it’s got 10 modules.
Maybe you have 20 modules and each module has a bit of a course that’s similar this 30-minute course, 15-minute course that basically just teaches
a particular part of the course but all along the same topic.
For example, you might be teaching social media marketing and in one of the course, it’s about Facebook and other course is about LinkedIn or the course about Instagram or course about Twitter.
All these different modules.
Different modules are all about social media.
The engagement and that kind of stuff so the other thing you can have, a course is all about Facebook.
You know just Facebook and building a profile, setting up, engagement, figuring out how to post in groups, knowing what the best kinds of posts you can do, giving examples of engagement posts, giving examples of curiosity posts and those kinds of things and those are all courses that are organized in in sections and modules.
Then you go to the next level which is closer to what you might expect.
And in a in a traditional education where you have these modules and everything but you also include quizzes and verification of the person’s understanding of the content so that they can get graded.
So that you could have maybe multiple questions and they get a grading of their understanding and even maybe at the end, you give them a certificate or something that show that they passed the course if they reach a certain level.
So we’re talking about the basic, the one with modules and the one with validation or quizzes.
And then of course the next level which would be where you have some interaction with the educator.
Where you would have maybe once a week, you might have webinars.
You’re gonna have these kinds of different courses so that course you know, the more advanced where you have an interaction with the educator.
The interaction could be live through webinars.
Maybe one. Maybe there’s one or five or ten webinars throughout the course and the course almost has to be a time box.
It’s from a certain date to a certain date.
It’s not really evergreen.
It’s not a course that can be anytime or maybe you have a course where the educators always there every single week for a year and you can start and stop whenever you want the course.
There’s different ways of organizing that but that’s where you have interaction with the educator.
The interaction can be questions or maybe it can be grading and there could be things like if you have a social media, Facebook course, where the educator is gonna make sure that your profile is the best profile.
They’re gonna go and verify your profile.
They’re gonna give you greetings based on whether you did the profile picture right, whether you did the cover photo writing, whether you have your introduction writing, whether you have different things and they’re gonna validate.
And that’s going to be part of the grading instead of just quizzes.
So there’s these different kinds of courses; the basic course, the course with modules, the course with modules and validation, and then of course the course with the interaction with the educator
We can talk more about advanced courses where there’s there’s webinars involved.
Most of the training is done through the webinars where there’s live interaction with the students.
All the students can kind of comment and ask questions.
You can even go even further with like zoom sessions where you would have the videos of everybody and they’ll see each other.
I’m talking about online courses. I’m talking about the platform what it can give you as a student.
What you can get out of the course and as an educator what you can give to your students.
This is all about different kinds of courses that you can have online.
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