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Love Your Students: Keep Course Content Fresh

Keep your course fresh by adding or changing content as your field or industry develops.

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We all know the world is changing rapidly – that’s why lifelong learning is so important for both career and personal growth. Due to changes in industry or technology, some of your course content might become out of date.

Are you teaching a course on design and Photoshop just released a new software version? Are you teaching a course on social media marketing and Hootsuite just added a new feature? You’ve made a commitment to your students so it’s important to stay on top of these changes and make updates when needed.

Here’s an example of Rob Percival keeping his course content current:

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Now it’s your turn! Follow these steps to keep your course content fresh:

  1. Look over your lectures. Is anything out of date? No longer necessary or applicable? Should something new be added? Write a list of any changes you need to make.
  2. Turn this list into a roadmap of upcoming changes and additions to the course. Include the change that’s being made as well as the expected date you’ll make it.  Make sure to stick to your promises and actually deliver on these!
  3. Create a text lecture of your roadmap and insert it into the conclusion section of your course. Check out this example from David & Pete:

 

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