ELearning is so effective that this industry’s market value has gone over $185 billion already and is expected to reach $243 billion by 2022. No business today should waste the fantastic opportunities offered by electronic education, which is a fantastic medium for training employees. The best thing is that no business has to as creating an eLearning course of your own is so simple, you can do this with no prior experience and a minimal investment.

Do bear in mind that you should have the actual educational materials prepared beforehand. For those, you can hire experts or compile your own package based on the existing textbooks. After that, creating an eLearning course of your own is a breeze.

How to Create an eLearning Course Step-by-Step

1.      Find an LMS

LMS (Learning Management Systems) are the reason why creating online courses has become easy. These software solutions allow you to build a course from scratch, even if you have zero experience in the matter. The only thing you have to work hard for is choosing the best LMS.

The good news is that there are many excellent platforms. So, you only need to look at the packages they offer as well as customer reviews. Pick the one that meets your specific needs best. Some of the best options are TalentLMS, EduBrite, and Looop.

2.      Create Your Course

Once you find your course-making software, you simply need to follow the instructions it provides. These things are made for people with any level of experience, including complete beginners. A good LMS provider will also offer customer support that will be able to answer any questions you have.

When making your course, remember that humans retain visual information more effectively. Therefore, you should ensure your lessons have plenty of pictures, infographics, and videos.

 You also should keep the material simple and make sure your course is straightforward. It will be better to design several classes for different topics than try to cram everything into a single short course.

3.      Localize Your Course

If you are making a course for a multi-national team, it will be more efficient if you localize it for every audience. Translating educational materials will ensure better understanding. Therefore, the course itself will become more effective.

Bear in mind that eLearning localization is complex and should always be performed by professionals. If you use poor-quality translations, your employees will make mistakes, and you’ll have no one to blame but yourself.

4.      Fine-Tune and Test

With the course complete, you should have a ‘test run’. Ask your friends or a small group of employees to try it out and offer their suggestions. You also need to get through it yourself to see whether all elements work the way you want them to.

Collect all feedback and make the necessary improvements.

5.      Launch and Collect Feedback

Once you believe the course is ready, go forth with the launch. However, be sure to prepare ways of collecting feedback from your ‘students’. When creating a course for your employees, you also should develop an assessment system that will enable you to measure the levels of their professional improvement.

Published by Emily Rose