Massive open online courses, or MOOC’s are becoming more and more popular. More and more people are registering as students because MOOCs offer options that traditional educational institutions can’t provide. This is because we are more cost effective, have a wider range of subjects, and the student can learn at their own pace. We have courses on every SAP related topics, subjects and products, and within each subject each course covers a specific topic. Students are not required to study areas that have no interest or relevance to them. They study what they want, over a period of time that suits them, and in any location they want. Students can study at home, at work or on the move. These courses can offer them the specific knowledge they need, provided by instructors who are very skilled and experienced within that subject.
SAPVARSITY, as an MOOCs community, we can offer our registered students and variety of benefits. They can access high quality courses for a minimum price, and receive engaging content from talented SAP instructors. There are also numerous benefits for the instructors. They can use their online courses to network, and engage with people in their industry. They can highlight their skills, experience and talents. They can boost their experience. They can promote themselves. Overall, instructors can set their own content, and tailor their course to their own liking.
Creating a course can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make it. We recommend making short three to five minute videos, giving your students little bits of information at a time. Instructors should focus on a specific area within their subject of knowledge. Creating a course this way allows the instructor to highlight an area of their expertise. Many instructors go on to create other courses which showcase their other skills.
Another huge benefit for instructors is the engagement opportunities that creating an online course provides. Instructors are able to engage with others in their industry on a massive scale. Creating an online course with us will give any instructor a wider scope for networking and engaging.
Instructors can also direct potential employers and clients to their course on our community. The course becomes a video snapshot of their resume, and the skills that the offer. They can show their understanding of topics and issues within their industry, and how they would provide solutions. This gives them a massive advantage over others that haven’t created a course with us.
As instructors can set their own content and deliver it in any way they choose, they are also explaining which issues and topics they think could be problematic. The most popular online courses are always those which take a problem and offer a viable solution to it. Courses that explain the issues and their subsequent solution in an easy to understand way are very sought after and enrolled on. Instructors who can provide this kind of content will have a course that will be successful and long lasting.
Another added benefit to creating an online course is that it makes the instructor think about their content. There are so many courses available online, and if the course isn’t available then there’s probably a reason why not. In creating their own course, an instructor needs to consider what courses are already available and how they could make improvements, offer a different solution, or deliver their content differently.
It’s not just the content that give the instructor a new skill for their resume. The way that they choose to deliver the content is important too. The way that the content is delivered shows clients that the instructor is professional, knowledgeable and understanding of what methods work and what methods do not.
The millennial generation are always looking for easy and more convenient methods. Traditional education is not always achievable for them because of the price, the commitment level or the need to be present on a physical campus. As an MOOC, we offer them solutions to all the potential problems of furthering their education and knowledge. Instructors are an important part of this, but it isn’t only to the benefit of the student. It can benefit the instructor, their future and their career as well. We can help instructors and potential instructors gain a big advantage over their competitors in the workplace.
Is teaching a new feather in your professional cap? The short answer is yes.