Online education is filled with opportunities to connect with your target audience like never before. If you are a life coach or offer educational courses online, your students’ success will be your priority.
The information you provide must be valuable and unique. But… High-quality information is only a part of the success-formula for your students. The way you present and/or deliver the information is also a major factor for comprehension and mastery of the subject.
Students learn in a variety of ways, so the need for multimedia teaching and coaching content has never been greater. The more modalities you incorporate into each lesson or piece of information, the more likely your students will be to retain the information and successfully apply it to, and in different situations.
Around 70% of people are visual or video learners. Video is extremely popular, as you can see from the YouTube views and comment statistics. Audiobooks and podcasts are also very popular. When you include visual, written, and auditory aspects, along with other learning preferences, you help to set students on the path to success. When you incorporate time stamping into your course material, you make your multimedia content even more valuable for your students.
Indexing, Show Notes, and Time Stamping
Your course should have an index of all the lessons. Each lesson should have show notes or lesson notes that tell students what to expect. The show notes should be divided into sections and broken down into smaller target areas, to make it easier for your students to access the information they need most.
Time stamps are useful. However, navigating to a precise time is often difficult to do. This can be frustrating, time-consuming, and distracts attention from the info to problem-solving and tech skills. What you need is a clickable time stamp, which is similar to linked HTML anchor text. The best way to offer this functionality to your students is with the help of a WordPress plugin such as Link Timestamp.
The Link Timestamp WordPress Plugin
Link Timestamp, a WordPress plugin, can link the time stamps to the embedded content automatically. Create your course notes, syllabus, transcripts, outlines, and other materials. Indicate the appropriate time stamps and the plugin will do the rest of the “heavy” lifting for you by inserting the link into the content.
Link directly to topics, speakers, or other “anchors” with this plugin. You can create the code manually, or save time and do it automatically. Make your courses, lessons, and other materials more valuable, interesting, and popular. Make it easy for your students to simply click and go directly to the information they want to see, rather than searching for the “right” place in the content.
Being a successful educator or life coach involves providing high-quality courses, lessons, and meaningful information to your students or clients, whether they are adults or children. When you take the time to create multimedia lessons with time stamps and notes, you give your students the tools they need to retain and apply the information you provide in the course.