When you are creating an e-course you will need to design effective e-course activities for your participants to complete to apply their learning’s.
To design effective e-Course activities they should be:
- Relevant to the course;
- Interesting and where possible inspiring; and
- Directly applied to their life/business/career;
There are lots of different ways to design activities including (but not limited to):
- Get them to answer an open question
- Get them to complete a survey
- Get them to analyse an example of something and relate it back to their own life/business/career
- Get them to brainstorm ideas
- Get them to ask others for feedback
- Get them to take action
- Get them to set goals and make commitments
- Get them to use a template
- Get them to work through a process checklist
- Get them to review a good and/or bad example of something
A rule of thumb, particularly for entry level courses, is:
“Big Insights and Simple Actions”
– Danielle LaPorte
This means that you should be giving big insights to your participants and inspiring them but try to keep the activities simple otherwise you risk overwhelm.
Further to this a really important learning is to make the first activity or assignment really, really, really simple.
If you make the first assignment complex, difficult or scary you risk overwhelm and people switching off. Now you might think “who cares? I got their money?!”.
Well you should care because they may request a refund, post negative feedback on your social media, give bad word of mouth and you won’t get a good testimonial at the end of the eCourse.
Remember delivering an eCourse starts when the participant pays and ends when you receive a great testimonial.
If you would like to learn more about designing engaging e-courses for adults check out the e-course launch formula for this and so much more!