Ditch the Junk Food, Part 1

Here at OmniBiz Services, we try our best to eat healthy and feed our families wholesome food! From our gardens to our chickens to our workout routines, we know that we are at our best when we are living an active lifestyle. However, did you know that it was National Junk Food Day this past Sunday? And who doesn’t love a treat now and then? Sam loves Payday bars, and Julie is partial to ice cream. Kristina craves anything with sugar, Sonya is into Reese Cups, and if you’re looking to get on Alissa’s good side, grab her some dark chocolate sea salt caramels (no nuts!) from our local chocolate shop, Bomboy’s. While we strive to create a balance between our veggies and our Snickers when it comes to food, we refuse to serve up any junk when it comes to course creation! As education experts, we know how adults learn best. In this 2-part series, we will take a look at how we go about dishing up comprehensive, focused, and engaging courses. 

Fast Food

Say you have a great idea and want to teach it to people? What’s your first step? For many entrepreneurs, the first step it to record some videos talking about their great idea. The next step is to get some Powerpoint slides together, post everything online, and BOOM! Everyone starts learning, right? Not so fast! That’s the junk food version of online learning- fast and with no “nutritional” value. Like a nutritionally sound meal, online course creation involves many different components and collaboration between all participants. 

What’s For Dinner? 

By themselves, pancakes, pizza, and chicken Parmesan are all great ideas for dinner. But serving them all together would probably make your dinner guests wonder where your head is! It’s the same with course creation. You may have a lot of great ideas that don’t make sense when you put them together. We help you narrow the focus of exactly what you want your course to teach. 

Shopping For Ingredients 

Now that you know “what’s for dinner”, we can help you make sure that everyone is clear on what “ingredients” are going into the course by doing a course outline. Collaboratively, we take your idea and then: 

  • divide it up into smaller ideas
  • create modules
  • break the modules up into smaller lessons 
  • decide on learning objectives for each module and lesson 
  • come up with action items or assessments for each module 

By doing a course outline, we ensure that everything that you want in the course is included in a way that will make sense to your learners! 

Stay tuned for Part 2, where we discuss how we complete courses and serve them up to your learners!

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