How to teach graphic design online using online platforms?
- June 17, 2020
- Posted by: Girish Margam
- Category: How to
Graphic design is trending nowadays as it is one of the best sources to communicate and present your ideas in the form of visual and textual content. Graphic design has got a wide scope and employment opportunities in many sectors.
If we look at IT firms, for instance, graphic designing is used to get the layout of mobile apps and websites approved by the client.
There is a huge prospect for graphic designers in the current scenario where almost every sector is relying on graphic designs.
If you are one of those who have decided to become a graphic designer and learn it from the scratch or already an expert in the field wanting to further enhance the skills, many online platforms are offering the classes online.
It is not that there are no offline mediums available to get trained in this field but things have changed in the recent past. The pandemic has changed the scenario completely but you just cannot stand still as most of the things are now online.
Most of the offline institutes and setups have now gone online and launched virtual classes. In this blog, let us try and explore how to teach graphics design using online platforms.
Setting up the goal
Before the launch of an online platform for your course, you should be able to assess the outcome of this online course.
Try to figure out the modules that you are going to take up online and the ones you plan to stream etc.
Analyze whether the course offered by you require any prerequisite or not. Proceeding in a streamlined and planned manner will help you achieve the desired goal.
Planning and preparing the course outline
Just like any other offline face-to-face classes, the online classes also need to be planned and structured module wise.
You should be clear about the timing of per class and the module imparted during each week. You need to have a course map which is just like a site map of any website which navigates you through the complete structure flawlessly.
Also, need to focus on the quality of online material offered and class effectiveness.
Putting technically everything together
Once you are ready with your online study material and get started, try to assess and figure out what all equipment you will require to go online.
You will be for sure requiring HD video camera, tripod, and other peripherals to go live with online classes.
A good microphone is also an integral part of any video class. You would also require graphic design tools, such as Photoshop, Pixlr, Illustrator, and so on.
An unfortunate failure of any of this equipment during live online class will be a disaster. Hence, it is mandatory to do a dry-run always before going online and ensure that everything is in sync.
Managing online course content creation and upload time
Most of the online classes are live but there are some which upload videos and audios of the course along with study materials.
If you are also one of them, then you should plan your video and audio recordings accordingly. You need to assess how much other than recording the video is required for its editing and uploading.
Failing to assess these things will give rise to last-minute hiccups leading to hampering the reputation and your brand value.
In the end, a good online platform should have few things, such as versatility, teaching effectiveness, device and OS compatible, secure content, brand value, and mobile app.
With online education changing dynamically and increasing at a rapid pace just after the pandemic, both educators and learners should start adapting to new technologies to enhance their teaching and learning style.
You can build your own e-Learning platform using many technologies, such as CMS, ASPX. PHP and so on.
To make your online platform effective, you need to choose a good authoring tool and the one which is best suitable for you.
Always try to use links to multimedia and resources rather than embedding it on to the platform as it is. By doing this, the buffering can be reduced and you can conduct an online class flawlessly.