Creating an online learning program for your company can be both easier and harder than it seems. Here are five tips to help your online learning program get started on the right foot.
How To Start An Online Learning Program W
Building off of our previous post about how to choose the right curricular format for your online program, we wanted to take a look at how to start an online learning program with certain programming types you need to know about.
At the start of your program, you’ll need to decide which programming styles are best for you. Some tools, such as the MOOC or one-off courses, can only offer very basic information about the project, be it coding or writing. An online class provides more customized content from seasoned teachers, and you can take advantage of advanced quizzes and time constraints.
Want the latest content from your biggest, most popular classes? Streaming can provide you access to them anytime. With a service like Moodle, you can preview a free trial of what’s coming up for your course online.
Once the trial is over, you can either sign up for the course and begin getting your instruction, or take the MOOC route and watch the whole class. Both options work for multiple users. However, if you want to watch an entire class, you need to log into the course.
Similar to a MOOC, the streaming course exists in its own feed, like with Google Classroom. This allows you to pause and pick up at your convenience, but you do have to subscribe to the course to be able to check out the course anytime. You’ll also need to download the code from the course.
2. Structured Learning
If you’re looking for the perfect way to keep track of your progress, structured learning is a great option. This type of online program is great for teams, multi-user projects and classrooms.
LearnHowonline has a lot of class packages for start-ups, and its course content is tailored towards teams in the “Startup Company” design. With this type of program, students will learn the fundamentals of a project, from brainstorming to analyzing and documenting it all in one place. It can also teach you how to write code, including debugging, testing and formatting.
These structured learning experiences are great for groups of people, who can devote their attention to achieving a target goal or project.
Bootcamps are similar to structured learning. If you’re looking for an off-site course, this is the type of program for you. Bootcamps, however, tend to focus on the fully funded and mobile work-throughs.
Online courses from Coursera, Udacity, Codecademy and MOOC Addict are all available for bootcamps. Coursera hosts programs available in 15 languages, while Udacity brings you programming courses that span 65 languages. Both Coursera and Udacity offer MOOCs.
Coursera offers dozens of courses, including Robotics, Code School, Entrepreneurship, Social Media Marketing, Mobile App Development, and others. Udacity offers MOOCs in 40 languages, and startups in 13 languages. You can sign up for the courses by inputting your location (Sprint USA for Udacity, and USA for Coursera) or typing in your email address.
Why Choose Bootcamps?
Bootcamps are great for team projects. They offer structured work-throughs and low-burden learning opportunities for programmers. You can learn to code in various language, and you can participate in real groups. Bootcamps have small classes, which help you build a sense of community. You can take courses on everything from Java to robotics.
They usually follow the same type of learning path, covering tech concepts like Agile, ZCAD, TrapChain, and more. Because they don’t follow the MOOCs-or-MOOCs pattern, they can save you thousands of dollars. And you won’t get bored or burnt out. Bootcamps cater to various kinds of companies and industries, with verticals like mobile, web development, production, enterprise software and more.
You’ll have more choices and more time to learn new skills and explore new subject matter areas. Bootcamps are great learning experiences for teams, as well as for personal use.
So now that you’ve got the ideas, start building your e-learning programs. If you’re curious about just how powerful e-learning can be, take the free Program, Marketing and Sales Bootcamp Bundle. You can even start planning the courses for your online program, and use the money you saved to finance future courses! Check out what your program will be about in the video below: