All of my courses start as rough outlines typed into my favorite text editor Emacs. My course ideas are voluminous at first, filling several pages. But as I begin to focus in on a niche (using Marketplace Insights as part of my research), I begin to expand a single course idea to a course outline.
Inevitably, part of the way through outlining using Emacs I would transfer my outline, line-by-line, from Emacs to Udemy. I find that the Udemy course creation interface is the best way to outline a course.
So, what of standard structures?
o I like to have a Course Overview preceed the course and a Course Summary follow.
o I often include section introduction and conclusions.
o I like to include an article describing a project in every section (submitted to Q&A).
o I'm about to experiment with including a quiz in every section.
You textual course outline should end up producing a very well structured course.
I find it fairly easy to write a course outline by taking a "top down" approach and a point format.
I have 3 already, but need to get my first course out before focusing on anything else.
I think a practical exercise/activity/project should be at the end of every section.
And i wonder how it would go if there was an option to not be able to proceed to the next lecture until all activites are done...that may be a tough one.
I’m still a pen and paper person for getting started. I mindmap the idea first then create a lecture listing from that and then break down into relevant sections.
I always put in section introductions and reviews in every section as well as a course overview at the start and review at the end.
Where I can I also put in a Recommended Reading list as well.