4 Features of Engaging and Successful Online Programmes

There are multiple online learning programmes available today. A quick Google search for a simple course will lead to several hundred results. But, what gives one programme an edge over the other? In such a crowded market, it is difficult for educators to create stellar online programmes. Thankfully, we’re here to help. After a lot of research, we’ve managed to identify four features visible across every successful online course. Let’s take a look at what they are.

Features of Engaging and Successful Online Programmes

1. Driven By a Single Goal

Every course should help learners achieve a particular target or goal. For example, a science module on the solar system should educate students about the eight planets and their moons. As an educator, you may want to achieve several smaller targets with your course. But, there should be one overarching outcome that will drive the content creation process. Before you start building your online programmes, you must list your objectives. Once you know what you want to accomplish, you can create content accordingly.

2. Engaging Content that Motivates

motivating contentMany educators struggle with students procrastinating while learning online. Learners may not interact with the content or feel motivated to complete the course. Teachers need to think outside the box and find ways to create excitement. One great way to accomplish this is by updating the course content at regular intervals. Incorporating new statistics or contemporary references will encourage students to engage with the content. Additionally, educators can use gamification to make the learning process more enjoyable.

3. The Right Packaging

Online programmes on even the most fascinating subjects may end up getting lost in the crowd. Having unique and updated content isn’t enough. Educators also need to present the information to their learners in new and entertaining ways. Microlearning and online videos can help with this. Teachers can boost engagement and retention when they package and present the material properly.

4. A Measurable Impact

Measuring the impactAfter creating a course, it’s vital to check what kind of effect it has on students. Educators need to incorporate tests and assignments into their online learning modules. By doing this, they can quickly check how much of an impact their lessons have on learners. Additionally, teachers can set aside a little time every week or month to ask their students for feedback. Learners may share ideas that could help improve the course and make it even more successful.

You can quickly and easily create successful online programmes with TG Campus. Our online learning platform supports multiple formats. So, you can present your material in the form of PDFs, videos, audio files and more. You can conduct live classes and make use of our handy whiteboard feature as well. Our robust testing and analytics help you understand the impact your course has on students. The data it generates helps you identify areas where students may require additional support. With TG Campus, creating successful online courses is easy.

Written by Today's Geniuses
Today’s Geniuses comprises of all the members of TG Campus. It includes IIT Alumni, PhD holders with fellowship and Subject Matter Experts, creating an enthusiastic bunch of Geniuses who are driven by their passion to empower learning.