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What is an online course?

An online course is a learning program administered in a virtual environment and structured with a curriculum.

Online courses can be informal, concentrating on a single skill, or formal, leading to a certification or degree. Other courses are created by professionals in their industry, while some are provided through educational institutions. They may be purchased or given away without cost. However, we always recommend that our clients sell their online courses for profit unless a free course is a part of a larger business goal/strategy.


Online courses vary in features:

  • Some may adhere strictly to a curriculum...

  • While others may enable you to take what you need when you need it.

  • Some might plan "live" group calls at a specific time...

  • While others may only record lessons and make the videos available to the students.


Online courses can be accessed on a mobile device, tablet, or web browser and delivered through a website. This makes it easier for students to access them whenever and wherever they want.





Courses can appear in various formats, such as instructional videos, audio files, pictures, worksheets, or other written materials. Most online courses also include a community, chat features, or other options where students can interact with one another or the instructor.


The increasing availability of internet connectivity and interactive web applications have contributed to the growth of online courses. Instructors should implement disruptive technologies or innovations that are affordable and will provide engaging and effective instruction that personalizes learning for all.


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