November 14th, 2017 Instructional Design

Creating a quality online course isn’t just about content, it also is important to effectively structure the content.

Many people who decide to create an online course have no issues coming up with great content. This is especially true if the course happens to be in their area of expertise. It’s just a matter of getting the thoughts from their head onto the computer screen.

But content is one thing, the course structure is another.

The best content in the world can be made less effective if it isn’t properly formatted for the learner.

There are many models out there to follow when it comes to creating a course structure that is proven to work. Some are more elaborate while others are straight-forward. All of these models are designed with one goal in mind: maximize the likilihood that your course accomplishes its objectives.

Because if we are honest with ourselves, at the end of the day the only thing that really matters is that those that take our courses walk away having learned something.

Yes we all want our courses to look good (and that’s certainly part of creating an effective course), but the objective of any course is that learners walk away remembering (and applying) the key content.

If you have course content but are wondering how to structure it then consider the one outlined in the video on this page. It is designed to take a learner from their current state (how things work today) and guide them to the future state (how things will work after they learn the content).

Best of all, the course structure is simple, adaptable, and has been proven in some of the world’s largest organizations.

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About Justin Ferriman

Justin Ferriman started LearnDash, the WordPress LMS trusted by Fortune 500 companies, major universities, training organizations, and entrepreneurs worldwide for creating (and selling) their online courses. Justin's Homepage | Twitter

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