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What Motivates Teachers to Use eLearning Platforms

Would You Create An Online Course? Here’s Why Some Do (And Some Don’t)

There are a ton of sites out there now for teachers to share lesson plans and resources. Sharing, at least in this case includes having access to platforms where you can both get and give content. Teachers can find both free and paid content for their use, and can also upload their own content to share freely or for money.

There have been fairly substantial news stories of teachers making wads of cash selling theirlesson plans to other teachers. With more and more teachers creating online course material, it is only natural that the online content is also moving into this sharing market. So are teachers just doing it to make money?

The handy infographic below takes a look at teacher’s motivations in using e-learning platforms. Keep reading to learn more, but as a spoiler: it isn’t just for the cash! Have you or would you use an e-learning platform to create a video lesson and share it? What would be your motivation? Weigh in by leaving a comment below, mentioning @Edudemic on Twitter or leaving your thoughts on our Facebook page.

Effectively Sharing Video Lessons

  • 34% of teachers share because they want to give back to the community
  • 26% share because of the opportunity for additional income
  • 22% share because they want to promote themselves as experts
  • 18% share to help develop their lecture skills
  • 58% create their content online, 42% create with an offline pre-installed tool
  • 87% of teachers are willing to spend up to 1/2 hour creating a video lesson
  • 79% are willing to create an offline course and sell it –if it is technically easy to do
  • 46% of teachers have created at least one lesson
  • 67% believe that video lessons are very effective at teaching students
  • 83% use a PC for content creation, 17% use a tablet”



Posted on: July 29, 2014, 6:50 am Category: Uncategorized

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