organising on line courses
Hi, I am going to start my own on line course work, I am looking to start putting my courses together and wondering which computer is the best and which programme would be most beneficial to me and my viewers.
This is a great question. We currently have two articles in progress on how to create and sell your online courses, as well as which learning management systems (LMS) are best. If you don’t currently have a website, you might consider TalentLMS as it provides the web hosting as well as a multi-media course development platform, and makes it easy to start out on a shoestring (priced based on number of users). You can then ramp up as you start selling your courses. TalentLMS doesn’t charge extra for data storage, which can really add up once you start uploading media rich content.
As far as computers, instructional designers traditionally lean toward iMac or MacBook Pro — for the graphics capabilities and software integration. But these days any computer with strong video, audio and graphics capability should suffice.
Questions to ask yourself are:
1) What is your level of instructional design experience?
2) How much graphic design, video editing or other media skills do you have?
3) Do you have your own WordPress site, or plan to build a site from scratch?
4) What kind of content are you building? Screenshot demos? Video tutorials? Self-paced eLearning modules? Webinars?
Once you have these questions answered, you’ll be in a better position to determine the exact hardware and software you’ll need.
Stay tuned for our upcoming articles on this very topic!