Online Learning for Businesses (OLB) is an online learning program for learning and development teams and stakeholders to create online learning experiences for clients, customers, and personnel.
Throughout the program, participants will learn everything that goes into creating an online course—from careful planning and preparation, to designing an effective and engaging curriculum, to creating the course collateral (e.g., videos, graphics, exercises), and finally to launching the course.
Applicable to L&D stakeholders across the organization:
•Instructional designers who are responsible for designing learning materials
•Project Managers who are relied on for smooth execution
•Subject-Matter Experts whose knowledge is too important not to share
•Product Owners who are accountable for training development and sign-off
Practical, hands-on training:
•Templates for designing your course and aligning with stakeholders
•Tools and exercises to think through options and make the best decisions
•Activities to practice and apply creative skills
Katharine Kormanik, your instructor, brings years of experience creating online courses for organizations such as:
•McKinsey & Company
•Stanford Graduate School of Business
•Stanford Graduate School of Education
•African Leadership University
She has worked with many different teams on many different learning experiences with hundreds of subject-matter experts and has seen what works well, what doesn’t, and what to plan ahead for and when. Read more about Katharine on TURN THE WHEEL’s About page.
The full program consists of three courses that cover two tracks:
•Course 1: Getting started with creating online courses
Learn what makes a high-quality online course and the various options to consider when you first plan to create a course. Be guided through an envisioning exercise to plan and align on the course experience and potential delivery platforms, and then hear an overview of the full process of creating an online course.
•Course 2: Designing online learning experiences
Learn how to develop a logical curriculum flow and choose an effective content delivery method. This involves making critical instructional design decisions and completing key deliverables at each step of the course creation process: plan, develop, build, and run.
•Course 3: Bringing the learning experience to life
Learn how to push a project forward from start to finish: workplanning, budgeting, aligning stakeholders and keeping them accountable, selecting and managing vendors, tracking and organizing course collateral, logging and addressing issues, and releasing the course to participants.
ABOUT COURSE 1
The first course in the OLB series, Getting started with creating online courses, is useful for teams that are just beginning to think about how to develop online learning programs. After taking this course, participants from the same organization will be able to:
•review the many options for course design
•align on major decisions for the course
•get on the same page regarding the path forward
While organizations can still benefit from just one or several team members taking part in this course, we strongly encourage all stakeholders who will be involved in the course development process to complete the course: course owners, subject-matter experts, instructional designers, project managers, and others who will have a voice in creating the course experience. By independently exploring options, teams can combine ideas to develop a powerful vision for their organization’s learning program.
Lesson 1: What is an online course?
•Hear a brief history of online learning
•Consider the benefits of online learning over traditional in-person learning
•Explore the three critical elements of online courses today
•See demos of some of the most advanced online courses
Lesson 2: Options for designing your course
•Review the many options to navigate when beginning to plan the course experience
•Articulate the course objectives in a way that will set your course up for success
•Think through the key points to be made in your course
•Hear about common mistakes that teams make in the early stages of planning a course
Lesson 3: Envisioning the learning experience
•Walk through an exercise to envision the entire course experience
•Align on key decisions with your course development team
Lesson 4: Course production overview
•Prepare for the entire process of course creation
•Explore the pros and cons of the best off-the-shelf learning platforms and the option to custom-build
•Hear the steps of creating common course collateral, including various types of videos
•Prepare to launch and run the course seamlessly while continuing to offer new interactive content