Best Practices for Online Course Design

Instructional designers have many tools to make their courses more entertaining and engaging, like video, audio, image editing, interactivity, and more. However, instead of randomly creating courses using any/all of these tools, or packing new tools into a module just because they seem trendy or expected, course developers must follow sound instructional design principles to make their eLearning truly effective.

Here are a few instructional design best practices to keep in mind when building your next course.

Begin with a Clear Course Syllabus / Content Outline

A good first step is to meet with the course sponsor and agree upon a comprehensive course syllabus / outline.

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