Getting Online: The GO Project

 

Online Content

Conclusion

As you can see, there are many things to think about when creating online content. It is not a simple matter of following a step-by-step process, because so much depends on the approach you are using, the needs of your participants, your organizational capacity, and the technology being used.

There are a number of different ways you can approach online training and content development, and the features available to you will vary accordingly. However, there are some common characteristics to keep in mind, including:

  • Know the needs and capacities of your audience and your organization

  • Don't simply take an existing course and put it online. You will need to modify it to take advantage of technology and incorporate learning activities that can enhance the learning.

  • Develop clear and relevant learning outcomes and ensure that your content and activities link back to these

  • Use adult learning principles when developing content

  • Create solid, relevant and meaningful content and activities

  • Remember that technology can be exciting and wonderful, but don't let the technology overshadow the content. Your training should be first and foremost about the content.

  • Test it out and make sure it works before inviting participants to sign up.

  • There is a lot of good information available online; link to it when appropriate but be sure to respect copyright.

  • Evaluate and continuously improve your online content

  • Don't be shy! Experiment and explore the world of online training!

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