How to Create Courses that are Effective

Use Story telling principles to layout your courses

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This online course will guide you, step-by-step, through the process of using storytelling principles to engage your audience in any topic.

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In most learning experiences, people memorize concepts and then forget them after a short time. But, when you structure your content well, your audience members will internalize the material. They will learn viscerally - experientially​ - ​rather than merely intellectually. They will live your idea.

This Siminar will teach you how to structure your content in a way that gets learners more engaged than ever before. They will share your ideas with friends, and your audience will grow. Your idea will make the biggest impact possible.

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Facilitators

Akshat Goyal

Marketing and Sales at Siminars. Caffein addict and football lover.

Jordan Cohen

I am the Senior Instructional Designer at Siminars. I'm always looking forward to exploring ideas and meeting new people! I'm here to help you use the Siminars platform to deliver your content to an online audience.

Syllabus

1 The Paradigm

Distill your content into its most essential idea.

  1. Creating a Learning Adventure
  2. The Importance of Going Non-Linear
  3. It All Begins with a Single Idea
  4. Mr. Keating's Example: Paradigm
  5. How Will Your Content Improve their Lives?
  6. What Must they Do to Succeed?
  7. Congratulations! You Have a Paradigm.

2 The Dangerous Opportunity

Create a challenge that will help your learner experience the power of your content.

  1. The Challenge
  2. Mr. Keating's Example: Dangerous Opportunity
  3. What is Your Dangerous Opportunity?
  4. What is Your Reward?
  5. One Step Closer

3 Debunking the Mistaken Assumption

Create a sense of contrast to emphasize your big idea, and walk your learners through an early victory to earn their trust.

  1. The Antagonist
  2. Mr. Keating's Example: Mistaken Assumption
  3. What is Your Learner's Mistaken Assumption?
  4. What is the Mini-Challenge?
  5. What is the Mini-Reward?
  6. Excellent!

4 Progressive Complications

Give your learner the preparation he needs to complete each challenge successfully.

  1. The Preparation
  2. What are Your Progressive Complications?
  3. Well done!

5 The Inciting Incident

Create a hook that compels learners to seek resolution through your work.

  1. The Spark
  2. Mr. Keating's Example: Inciting Incident
  3. What is Your Upset?
  4. What is Your Object of Desire?
  5. Great Job! You have an Inciting Incident.

6 Discover the Treasure

Finish creating the full outline of your learning story.

  1. The Grand Finale
  2. Mr. Keating's Example: Resolution
  3. What is the Greatest Impact?
  4. What are the Final Connections?
  5. Making a Bigger Impact
  6. The Journey Continues...
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