A nice place to set up class online.
June 28, 2010 10:15 AM Subscribe
I have some content/ideas and would like to develop my own online course from them. I want to focus on making the best possible content for my audience, so I want to spend my time on that part by using a platform service that will allow me to develop and host my course online without much web development of my own.
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I have experience adminstering Wordpress and Drupal sites and have online community management experience. What I don't have is web development knowledge and my own server space. So I am looking for a hosted solution that will allow me to focus on content and execution and provide a nice online experience for a not very web savvy potential market.
Need the option to have free and paid content on my site
I would like to have the ability to interact with students in a forum The ability for students to share examples, discuss them, and interact with me in a forum.
A facility for presenting "lectures" -- 5-15 slides followed by a short quiz which could unlock the next topic, etc.
Would like the ability embed video
The ability to develop online tests and polls
I don't want my student to have to use markup, which would make most wikis problematic.
Needs to look like one seamless simple website to the user
My audience will likely be not very web savvy. Needs to be usable by the average Facebook user.
Of course, free would be best, but willing to pay especially for a great user experience. Keep in mind I am an individual startup, not MegaEduCorp. What I was hoping was to find a free site and then pay extra to turn off the ads.
What kinds of educational courseware and services are out there for folks like me who want to develop classes and teach them, but not necessarily develop web software?