We have all heard about online courses in the last two years and are aware that this type of course has become highly successful because of the online system of education being in effect and educational institutions being closed due to the pandemic and the lockdowns imposed due to the same. Online courses are popular due to various other reasons as well. An online course is one of the easiest methods of conducting classes online, delivering lectures in the online mode, teaching online and learning from anywhere and at any time. This means that an online course is highly flexible allowing everyone to manage all their tasks and still be able to find time for this course. An online course does not put any eligibility criterion that a teacher or a student has to fulfil and hence these courses are more inclusive. All you need is an electronic device like a laptop, a mobile phone or a tablet with a strong internet connection to get started. 

In this article, we will be looking at the various reasons why online courses are very popular among teachers and students and also among everyone out there who is willing to learn or teach online. We will discuss the features of this type of course that make it so user friendly for the teacher as well as the learner. This article will not only help you identify the features and benefits of online courses but also push you to either create and launch your own online course or take up an online course and start learning online. 

Why Are Online Courses Highly Preferred By Teachers And Learners?

Here are the reasons why online courses are immensely popular and why you must check them out for teaching or learning online. 

  • Online courses offer high flexibility. There are no fixed schedules or timetables set by the teachers and the students do not have to be present in the same virtual space at the same time. The teachers can upload content as per his or her convenience and the students can access the same when they are free. The teachers must however be prompt in responding to the doubts and queries raised by the students. 
  • Online courses can be created by anyone. You do not have to be a professional teacher to start an online course. If you have the knowledge, experience and skills that you wish to share with students, freshers or even your own juniors, you can create online courses and sell the same using online course platforms. 
  • There is a very large number of platforms that exist online to support online courses of different types. You can choose a platform that meets your requirement and offers the features that you will need for creating and selling your online course. 
  • Anyone can learn using an online course. You do not necessarily have to be a student enrolled in school or college to start learning using an online course. Even professionals take up online courses to do better in their workplace and many homemakers and aged people take these courses to learn new things and spend their time the right way.
  • Online courses allow students and teachers to be present globally as the teacher can reach students from any part of the world and students can take up courses from industry experts who are present in a country far away. 

Making An Online Course Available For Students

As we mentioned, anyone can make an online course on any topic and then share their knowledge and experience with the students who are willing to learn, here are a few details about creating an online course and selling courses online that will be useful when you make your online course available for students. 

  • There is a large number of platforms that you can use for creating course content but make sure your content is compatible with the platform you use to sell courses online. 
  • Make your course interesting and informative to keep the students engaged. 
  • Use platforms with advanced tools to make the experience for the students better. 
  • Offer additional learning sources and question banks to the students so they can explore even beyond the course videos. 
  • Always sell your courses using a platform that is popular among students around the globe and easily accessible in most countries.