How to deliver your course online? You can start by building a website first.

1- Website Design

How to design your website?

Building a website can be fun if you have the time and you are using the right tools, however there are several key areas that need attention to get the most out of your website.

  1. Keeping it simple – One of the reasons people use the internet is to find something, simple and clear.
  2. Content – Keep the information on your site simple; the main page should show “Who you are?” And “What you do?”
  3. Navigation – Once visitors have decided they want more information, they need to be able to find this additional information easily.
  4. Design – The design is an important aspect of getting the most from your website because it is the first thing people see.
Read the full article for more tips about designing your website.

2- Data Storage (Web Host)

Where to store your Data?

You need a web host. A web host is basically a company that has many computers connected to the Internet. After You place your web pages and other digital content on their computers, everyone in the world will be able to connect and view them. Some of the key factors you must consider before choosing one.

  1. Reliability and speed of access
  2. Data Transfer (Traffic/Bandwidth)
  3. Disk space
  4. FTP, PHP, Perl, SSI, .htaccess, SSH, MySQL
  5. Email, Autoresponders, POP3, Mail Forwarding
  6. Web Server and Operating System
  7. Price

3- Delivery Platform

How to Deliver Online?

You can deliver your online course using LMS (Learning Management System) if you need students tracking and grading with more complex interactivity, or alternatively you can use your website plus a few plugins; (Web 2.0 technology) the social networking platforms.

Learning Management System

Learning Management System (LMS) or Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is in effect providing a virtual campus environment for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of e-learning education courses or training programs.

LMSs range from systems for managing training and educational records to software for distributing online or blended/hybrid college courses over the Internet with features for online collaboration. There are hundreds of them in the market. Our preferred choice is Moodle because it is an open source software…

Web 2.0 Technology

Web 2.0 is about revolutionary ways of creating, collaborating, editing, and sharing user-generated content online. It’s also about ease of use. There’s no need to download, teachers and students can master many of these tools in minutes. Technology has never been easier or more accessible to all.

Some presentation tools that can be useful:

  • Slide share: Break out of the box, beyond basic slides and bullet points. Upload, create, edit, and share creative presentations—anytime, anywhere.
  • Video Tools: Lights, camera, (inter)action! Web 2.0 makes it easier than ever to integrate video into shared projects and presentations.
  • Mobile Tools: Perfect for podcasting, blogging, media sharing, quizzes and more, these clever apps turn cell phones into smart teaching tools.
  • Community Tools: From wikis to social networks, this range of tools enables teachers and students to communicate, collaborate and share work.

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