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A guide to teaching online courses

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Maybe it has never occurred to you, but in the digital product market, it can be a great opportunity for you if you want to make money online by teaching everything you know. We know that being a teacher is a very important occupation for society. However, although teaching is the key to personal and social change, this professional is still much underappreciated. In order to unite the love of teaching and financial stability, some teachers decide to adapt their classes and create online courses. And technology is a great tool to do it! You can also explore other part time jobs for teachers.

If you already teach, becoming an online teacher will be very easy, because you already have the main thing in your hands: content and knowledge! But if you still do not give classes, do not get discouraged. It is also possible to create your own distance course!

Innovation in education is available to all who are interested in learning more. That’s why there’s nothing better than investing in you and seeing that it’s possible to earn money as an online teacher.

Teaching in the digital era

In the past, information technologies did not reach every household. But today children are born in a connected and globalized world. As it is possible to have quick and easy access to various sources of knowledge, most people choose what to learn and it’s not just young people and adults who want to control what they study. Children and adolescents also have opinions about it. By having access to different digital devices, many of them believe that teaching techniques are obsolete. That’s why it’s essential to innovate your didactics, and being an online teacher can help. Thinking about online courses can increase your area of action. By adapting your material to the digital environment, you reach people who are physically distant and, in addition, you can also use your personalized content in the classroom. It is possible to use this material with face-to-face students. Digitizing lessons is an innovative tool and keeps the attention of younger students. Even if you no longer act as a teacher, your digital materials can be made available to several schools

Advantages of teaching online courses: The rise of online courses results from the high demand.

For students

Several people prefer to study online because of the convenience of learning something new while at home. Not having to travel to the school is an important advantage. The most affordable price is a good attraction. It is possible to take lessons anywhere, anytime, without having to meet fixed study hours.

For teachers

You can save on physical space, displacement and time spent teaching the lesson. It is possible to create an excellent educational material with a low production value. You can sell your content to students from all over the world and not only from your city.

How to give online classes?

  1. Define the content to be taught:

Mathematics, Spanish, history, geography, biology, English and all school subjects are ideal for teaching online. We know that each one has a passion and a subject that dominates more. That’s why we recommend you use your imagination and prepare to be an online teacher of what you really like.

  1. Determine the profile of the students:

As in the classroom, what you need to know is who your target audience is. In the digital market that is defined as an avatar or buyer person. The important thing is to define what audience you want to reach. That will allow your material to be specific. On the other hand, you will also be able to use the most appropriate language for your avatar.

  1. Segment in topics:

The consumption of online educational materials cannot be exhausting. Internet is a fast communication channel, so you have to make a material with which people are happy to read or see it. Schematize the topics so that you can teach complete contents. However, it is important to divide into topics what you are going to teach. The way in which the content will be divided depends on the duration of the course. But remember to make interesting topics that complement each other. Reserve a space in your material so that students can leave their doubts.

  1. Select the lesson format:

It is important to recall that the communication in the online course is different from the classroom. The students are not physically present in real time. The fact of being an online teacher provides new types of interaction due to the way of communication, so you have the option to choose and try different teaching techniques and languages.

Video classes: they are excellent options for students to feel more involved since the format of the videos is very didactic and the content is easily consumed. Also, as you can see the teacher, the lesson can be very dynamic.

EBooks: they are digital books that can be read by several devices (computers, tablets, mobile phones). That’s why your material will be easily accessible.

Webcasts: they look like video classes, but they are live. Apart from all the advantages of the videos, the teacher obtains instant interaction with the students in this class format. The doubts can be restored instantly.

But it is not necessary that you choose a single format for your online course. Experiment, choose more than one option and see what your audience prefers.

Conclusion

Now day’s online courses have huge popularity and a good source of additional income too. And they are paying far better than universities and colleges.  I had started online courses a year back and now I am making more than my expectation. So if you are planning for online courses then this article would definitely be a game changer.

About the author

Olivia Wilson

Olivia Wilson is a digital nomad and founder of Todays Past. She travels the world while freelancing & blogging. She has over 5 years of experience in the field with multiple awards. She enjoys pie, as should all right-thinking people.

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