Course Design - Learn from YouTube and Build Successful Online Courses with Video
Why not build your online courses around video?
Many of the videos on YouTube are training videos, tutorials and short lessons and YouTube is now the first place many people go when they want to learn a new skill.
There are some good examples of training providers using video to build an audience, stay connected with customers and promote their brand. It is worth spending time on some of the different training related channels to get a feel for what you could do if you decided to create your own video content.
Marginal Revolution University
Simon Sez IT
The big lesson from YouTube (and other platforms like the Khan Academy) is that video is a great way to create and deliver affordable, high quality online courses. Shooting video has never been easier and there are lots of different styles of video to choose from - real people, animations, slide decks with audio etc.
Finally, there is another point worth making. YouTube videos can be embedded in your own website, tweeted and shared on other social platforms. Video is easy to create and also easy to share.