Quality vs. Quantity

Since the dawn of the internet, most industries have revamped their operations to blend into the virtual world. The e-learning industry is thriving in full swing with multitudinous platforms and courses popping up every other day. With companies rushing to create courses about each and every topic under the sun, the education process has never been easier. However, there is always a downside to this: concerning education, it is common knowledge that quality and quantity don’t exactly go hand in hand. While everyone is jumping on the bandwagon to increase the quantity of topics and courses, quality has taken a serious hit. Users are overwhelmed by the numerous courses at their disposal and choosing the one that stands out in quality is a challenge.

Quality is a concept tossed around by content creators, each having a different understanding of what quality is, and how it is integrated into their content.

How do you define quality in an e-learning platform?

A good quality course will contain well-researched content, put together in a visually appealing and mentally stimulating manner, tailored to fit the users’ requirements. Quality content is content which will pique the users’ interest, improve critical thinking and provide a great learning experience. Measurable outcome is another indicator of quality, which can be accessed through user surveys and tests.

Some of the attributes that define a quality course are,

  • Adherence to the users’ requirements

  • Readability of text

  • Structured and partitioned content

  • Accuracy and newness of content

  • Choice of media files supporting the content

  • User-friendly interface

  • Assessment tools

  • Interactive segments

  • Accessibility by multiple devices

  • State-of-the art LMS

  • Attractive pricing

What are the major roadblocks in producing quality content?

  • Content delivered in a one-size-fits-all approach does not cater to the users’ requirements. Understanding the audience is vital when designing a course.

  • Don’t beat around the bush when explaining a topic. Keep the content short and well up to the point. Include only important background information that will aid in absorbing the key topics.

  • All theory and no practice can divert your users’ attention in no time. Including interactive segments in your course is a must if you want to keep your audience engaged.

  • Without compatible technology, designing an e-learning course is futile. It is important to stay updated with the trends in technology. Most LMS comes with a trial run, to help you pick the most suitable platform.

From the above facts, it is a no-brainer that quality beats quantity any day. A course is sure to reel in a user, with precise and well structured content, delivered in a captivating manner. Learn how to integrate quality into your e-learning course, here.