Are you interested in creating a DataCamp course, but not sure what exactly to expect? This introductory chapter will you give an overview of the different phases of course creation and the people you'll work with during each phase. You'll focus on the first two phases: course design and course development and meet Curriculum Leads and Content Developers, who will be your guides.
Before diving deep into pedagogy and the nitty-gritty details of DataCamp exercises, it's important to learn the values we hold ourselves and our instructors to when building a course, namely accountability, predictability, and transparency. Furthermore, it is vital to understand the tools we use, how they work, and how they support our values.
At DataCamp, we strive for quality in our content, our product, and our instructors. We do this by building our courses with a specific structure around learning objectives. We've built this structure so that our students get the best eLearning experience. We also know that this can be a challenge, so in this chapter, we provide a few tips and tricks on how to teach effectively on an eLearning platform.
Now that you know our tools and the tricks to making a great course, dive into the nitty-gritty of DataCamp courses. In this chapter, you'll learn about how to create videos and the different types of interactive exercises we support on our platform. You'll learn about the different parts of interactive exercises and the guidelines we follow to ensure our courses keep our students engaged. Lastly, you'll return to GitHub and learn about how it's used to get all the content from your videos and exercises reviewed to ensure it's top quality!
Many things happen after a course has been designed and developed; namely, it must be launched! In this chapter, you will learn about the different aspects of course launch, the work that goes into a course following its launch, and importantly, how you will get paid for your course. If you have enjoyed creating a course, and want to make more DataCamp content, you will find out all we have to offer!