What’s the best way to learn something? A foreign language, say. We’ll tell you for free it’s not cramming. If you’re thinking it’s more effective to learn a few words and phrases at a time, practice them and let them take root in your long-term memory before moving on – you’re right!
When you offer an online course and give your learners access to all of the content at once the problem is that they will often race ahead and try to learn too much too soon. And end up getting overwhelmed by too much content. And drop out.
Set the pace at which students take your courses
With the new Sensei Content Drip extension, you get to decide how quickly learners can progress through the course. For example, if you’re teaching a language course you might give the student access to a new lesson every day, giving them time to absorb and practice the phrases they have learnt before moving on. This is similar to what has made online language learning platform DuoLingo so successful, the little-by-little approach.
Or if you teach an art course, like Vitruvian Studio, perhaps you know that the assignment for lesson 1 should take a week to complete, so you could set lesson 2 to only become available 1 week after the student starts the course ensuring that they spend the appropriate amount of time on each lesson.
Whatever schedule you decide upon, you are now able to be in complete control of your students’ learning pace. Like a lesson Yoda.
Schedule « live » online courses
Sensei Content Drip also lets you release lessons on a specific date, allowing you to schedule « live » courses, where all the students progress through the course at the same time. Building a sense of community? You got it.
For example, say you want to run a 4-week course throughout November. You can set lesson 1 to become available on 1st November, lesson 2 a week later, and so on. Then you can publish the course, and learners can sign up by purchasing the course as usual, but they won’t be able to start the first lesson until 1st November.
This can help learners feel more like they’re taking a real course, knowing that there are other students learning with them, as well as making it easier for the course teacher to manage quiz grading etc.
Sensei Content Drip has been one of the most hotly anticipated extensions since Sensei was released, and we look forward to hearing how you use it to improve online learning experiences. For more information check out the documentation.Buy Sensei Content Drip Today