These online education portals allow people across the world to access the best courses offered by the best educational institutions across the globe. For learners, once they come across these sites, it is hard to ever leave them. Consequently, user base of these websites continues to increase at a fast pace. Website Features The navigation should be intuitive and the information should be easy to understand, so that first-time visitors can use the site better. Let’s begin with describing the homepage layout first. Homepage The homepage should also briefly describe how things work on the website and how learners can learn from the advanced courses conveniently at their own pace. Offered Courses To improve your growth prospect, you need to offer different types of courses on your website. Here is a list of categories that you must consider:
Course Search The course result page should provide users filtering options like course type (full-time/part-time), availability, topic, high school/ professional, and school. There should also be a filter for the verified certificate & free courses. Course Page & Enrollment To access course material and to enroll in a course, a user must get registered on the website. Apart from the enrollment option, course page should be loaded with following features:
Once users are enrolled in a course, they should be asked to choose a course track, i.e. whether they want to pursue a verified certificate through the course or whether they want to learn for free. With free courses there are no obligations. Taking a Course Once a user is enrolled in a course, they should be able to access the courseware, participate in the course discussion, and track your progress. Here is brief explanation on all these features: Courseware Through the Courseware tab, learners should be able to view the whole structure, content and schedule of the course Course Info Under this section everything that a user need to know about a course should be available, for instance:
Discussion There should also be a discussion feature that allow learners to discuss the course by connecting with each other on the website. Make sure to implement multiple discussion thread for each course Progress Learners should also be able to track their progress by checking their scores in tests & exercises. Show these results with graphics to make the section more engaging. User Dashboard All the courses a user is enrolled in should be featured on his profile’s dashboard. Apart from that, user dashboard should also feature following useful options:
Apart from educational content, the blog section should also feature posts on different aspects of online education, site’s new offerings, and events.