OK, as promised here is the video to follow my newsletter on E-courses. I told you I was passionate about E-courses! In the future more and more people will be looking to the internet for their life-long learning, and E-courses will be key to providing the necessary information.
It’s really important that we develop dynamic and interactive courses. Too many courses on the internet are simply PDF documents with a few questions thrown in at the end for good measure. If you’re going to offer this approach then why not just send out an E-book and be done with it!
Look to include a range of approaches, catering for all individual learning styles – visual, auditory and kinaesthetic. Encourage your readers to develop their own learning strategies and offer them the tools to do so.
Times really are changing. When I was an undergraduate, I can well remember my lecturers standing at a lectern and simply reading out of their textbook. We were expected to scribble away furiously – and then buy the textbook! In my first year at University the department introduced PIPs, or personal instruction programmes. These were glorified slide projections with a simple narrative – but at least it was a start.
I’m now involved in a really exciting project where University and School lectures are integrated into highly interactive video programmes, with ongoing assessment and resources.
We need to continually move with the times – E-course are going to be big business, so click on my video link below and get started today!
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