SA College of Business

This is the communal blog of the South African College of Business (SACOB), who are currently at the eLearning Africa conference taking place in Windhoek, Namibia, from 29 May-31 May 2013. Follow them on Twitter at @SACOB_education and on Facebook.

10 ways to ruin a course

03 Jun 2013 09:55:00
Here are highlights from the seminar.
  1. Wrong participants
    No matter how good a course might be, if the students are not interested it is essentially worthless to them.

  2. Wrong course choice
    If the students do not recognise the relevance of the course or how it can benefit them, it will reflect in poor attendance, a lack of interest and possibly even below average grades.

  3. Clear learning objectives
    A lack of clear learning objectives could result in students enrolling for the wrong course.

  4. Student-lecturer interaction
    If students are not able to interact with their lecturer on a regular basis they could very easily fall behind in their work.

  5. Follow-up
    Without adequate follow-up the lecturer won’t know whether or not the students have grasped the material.

  6. Feedback
    Without adequate feedback the students won’t know if they are on track nor will they know how to rectify the matter if they aren’t.

  7. Time allocation
    If enough time isn’t allowed for each module the students could very easily feel overwhelmed.

  8. Prerequisite knowledge
    Do the students possess the basic computer skills needed to complete an online course?

  9. Premature release
    Problems could arise down the line if a course is released before it has been properly tested to ensure all the kinks have been ironed out.

  10. Inappropriate learning materials
    If the learning material provided is not at the correct level students might fall behind due to a lack of understanding.

[3 Jun 2013 09:55]

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Roger Hood
Roger Hood
OK, I'm agree with you. I had chosen a CNA training course where I could get the registered nursing training. I completed the CNA and then did the CNA to RN program to be a registered nurse. -
Posted on 29 Jun 2013 09:27