Whether you want to sell them or use them for content marketing, to create online courses and other educational products requires the right tools. The following are links to tools I mention in Leading the Learning Revolution and/or discuss in The Learning Revolutionary’s Toolbox. (If you don’t already have the Toolbox eBook, you can download it now for free.)
- Create and Manage Your Web Home Base
- Create an Online Course (formerly Rapid E-learning)
- Platforms for Hosting and Selling Courses
- Create and Publish Video
- Record and Publish Screencasts
- Produce and Publish Audio
- Find and Create Images for Courses and Marketing
- Host and Record Webinars
- Create Professional-Looking Documents
- Getting Help with Sourcing and Outsourcing
If you are a speaker, trainer, consultant, or simply a subject matter expert who wants to share your knowledge with the world – and maybe generate some income from it – the resources I cover here will definitely jump start and turbo charge your efforts. The same goes for anyone who is in charge of creating content for a trade or professional association, training firm, or a business that wants to leverage educational content marketing.
I use nearly all of these tools myself, so I know from experience that they are useful. I also plan to add to the pages here over time as I find new tools that I think you may find useful. My aim isn’t to provide you with the longest list of tools possible, but rather to highlight the ones that I feel are most essential in your efforts to create online courses and other educational content.
Do You Already Create Online Courses?
Please send me your suggestions for other great tools and I will be sure to share them here (and give you credit for the suggestion.) And if you have questions about anything you see here, feel free to comment below or on the specific tool page and I’ll do my best to help. – JTC