The method you choose to create your online course will depend on the delivery method, content and possibly the audience you’ve chosen for your online course.
If you’re creating an eLearning course that involves workbooks, reading and PDFs, then an email-based online course is probably right for you.
Email-based eLearning courses are the perfect choice for free online courses too, as they can easily be shared and forwarded by those who have signed up, thus exponentially increasing the number of people you reach with your lessons.
If you are sending your eLearning course material to customers via email, you will want to make sure that your customers’ different localization needs have been catered for. A good idea is to verify language upon subscription, and then send a professionally translated version of your course content to each user.
Another great option for free online course providers is publishing individual lessons to YouTube or another similar video hosting service. You can create a playlist of lessons for people to follow at their own pace.
Video is the perfect format for eLearning courses as it allows you to humanize your lessons and keep your audience engaged with the learning experience. Don’t forget to make sure your videos are accessible in various languages by providing subtitles or voice overs in multiple languages.
If you want to charge a fee for your online course, and want it to have a more formal structure, built-for-purpose eLearning platforms such as Teachable are the way to go. These platforms let you host video lessons, online workbooks, downloadable resources and more.
You will have to pay a fee to host lessons on these kinds of platforms, so you will have to make sure the fee your charge your customers (or students) covers the cost of the platform.
These eLearning platforms are a great option for anyone looking to create a localized eLearning course in multiple languages.