Traditionally, delivering in-person training involved creating content to complement the bulk of the course, which was delivered verbally and involved predominately real person engagement.
As times move forward, more businesses can see the benefits of delivering their training courses online, through eLearning platforms, ebooks and webinars. But how can you, as a trainer, deliver your content in a way that the suits the digital learner?
Top tips to consider when taking your training content from offline to online.
Use your Powerpoint slides as a prompt, not as content itself. PPT slides are often used as a prompt when delivering in-person training, as a way to summarise a course module or simply as a visual aid to the content that is being delivered.
However, when creating online course content, a PPT slide itself will serve no purpose as the learner cannot see the content behind it. A bullet point that states ‘What is Money Laundering’ will not teach the user anything.
So review your PPT slides and then form your course content around them; you will find it much easier to create content when you already have prompts, and your learners will receive the complete content that they need.
Break your content down into manageable lessons. Web users scan content and will quickly become bored with lengthy course content (more on that below).
When creating content for your online courses, break it up into manageable chunks. Use bullet points, headings, images and interactive content to break up the course content, so your learners will enjoy learning what you have to teach.
Make your content interactive. You’re not able to interact as much when you deliver online courses (or bring your personality to the way a course is delivered), so consider how you can add interactivity to your course content – use quizzes at the end of modules, give your learners assignments to do and try to think of other ways to add interaction to the course.
I also recommend (not affiliated) using software such as iSpring to create interactive content. The eLearning courses we deliver at Intelect Group, utilise this software and it is brilliant at enabling you to create interactivity within our course content.
Ensure CPD compliant courses are compliant if delivered online. If your courses are CPD compliant, make sure you get your online courses verified by the CPD authorisers. Get in touch if you need any help with taking your offline training online.