As every exercise need a warm-up, better you warm-up it gives you better tempo, the content, of course, is just like a warm-up. Course content gives you a proper start of the course and will stick you on the track. So create your content with proper planning. The question is HOW?
By below-given steps, you can make effective course content that helps you also in structuring your course.
Step 1: Specific the topic
First of all, you have to specify your topic and be precise about the topic. And also you have to choose the right topic for your audience and set your content according to the topic.
Step 2: Select the targeted audience:
Now, you have to decide who your course is for. When planning the course content keep the audience in your mind also their level of expertise.
Step 3: Create the Course Structure:
Now, it is time to structure the course and break down the main topic into subtopics. Choose the important topics from your whole material and make the list in a proper way that they interlinked to each other and make them align.
Filter further if needed, if some concepts can be merged, merge them as one concept and then make the final list of concepts. Arrange the topics so that they make a proper way from start to end. Name the concepts that you listed and arrange them chapter wise.
It is better to divide the whole course into modules that will be easier to structure your course.
Step 4: Decide teaching methods:
Decide which teaching method suits you to use to deliver your content. The teaching method should be according to your targeted audience. You can use whether video lecture or slide view lecture or you can also use animated video lectures.
You can also use a variety of approaches or can select the method according to your topic. If a topic needs any examples then you can use an animated video lecture or if topics contain only theory then you can go with slide view lectures.
Step 5: Make some Assessments:
Once you have specified the all content and lecture you have to make some mechanism for assessing your students. Add some assignments, practice exercises, and quizzes at the end of the lecture or module.
Evaluation makes your student assess them how much they learn and will help you to achieve the main goal of the course that is learning. In this way students take interest and it is an opportunity for them to acquire and practice skills that are required or quizzes and assignments. This can also help the students to clear their concept if they have any trouble or misconception in any topic so that they will ask you or research or it to make them clear.
Step 6: Provide Some Extra or reference material:
Some topics may need more examples to get a better understanding, but in lecture time you can deliver only a few so you can provide your students with some reference material for reading to cover this.
In the end, take another look at the whole process and refine if needed and then review the course content and also the order of lectures that lecture should be in proper order and interlinked with each other.
Now you are done with course content creation and you are ready for production.