Curriculum Counts


Online courses are THE tools that measures an understanding of the experience of our business. No other methods offers deep connection among participants, facilities and the recreational activities.

The curriculum offers structure and purpose for your students’ learning experience.

The curriculum ties together the objectives of how, when and what the students are to learn.

This includes:

  • Course content, materials and resources
  • The magic that connects the learning outcomes to key skills
  • Captivating language that sells a magnetic personality

A curriculum is a blueprint that outlines how the deliverer of the knowledge flows to the students. With this blueprint, the learning experience can be customized without losing sight of the main tasks: delivering the outcomes of the course, classes and sessions.

Curriculum types layer on top of each other to make a well-rounded learning experience that best suits the participants' needs and wants.

Course creation overlaps with marketing.

A good curriculum brings consistent engagement into the course, which raises the bar on the perceived value of the content with the students and participants.

  • ISCA's LAP creates courses and classes for the students and participants, rather than for the organization's own gratification.

An Ivory Tower Problem occurs when the instructors and course managers sit in an onlooker's post that simply watches over the actions, thereby separating the educational delivery and its audience. Rather, ISCA's LAP advocates get into the activities too are are actively involved.

Assessed Curriculum and courses measure student’s success.

An assessed curriculum, also known as a tested curriculum, ranges from quizzes and projects to multiple choice questions and concept checking games. An assessed curriculum is put together to test the students.

An assessed curriculum provides instant feedback on how the students learn through the content, and what areas might need improvement. For students, regular assessment provides gratification and motivation to continue the journey. 

Recommended Curriculum

A recommended curriculum is a predefined bank of policies, including all the skills that students should learn in a chosen subject. It’s data driven and has little to do with students' are interest. 

The expertise in this type of curriculum comes from a range of official sources, including policy makers, legislators and accredited researchers.

Supported Curriculum

A supported curriculum draws on resources from just about anywhere to boost the learning experience. This can involve ebooks, companies that specialize in your subject, industry experts, mobile applications, artists, or thought leaders.

It’s literally anything that is related to the course topic. A supported curriculum needs resources to stimulate students' curiosity.

Hidden Curriculum

A hidden curriculum covers unwritten rules. Think about what you do automatically and don’t intend to include in your course content.

A hidden curriculum in an online course environment is measured by societal expectations, unique perspectives and business culture.

Perspective, society and business culture are all a part of personal branding. This is essentially how you’re teaching and your business is received by your students. And it shines through in the language and tone of your content, and how you reach out to your students.

Excluded Curriculum

An excluded curriculum is deliberately not included in your course. An excluded curriculum unapologetically states what the course is, by clearly defining what it is NOT. An excluded curriculum gives space to become super niche in recreation and with our expertise so as to cut out the fluff that would be there otherwise.

What isn't included in one course can always be used as activities for creating another course.

Learned Curriculum

A learned curriculum tells students exactly whey they'll get out of the course. A learned curriculum covers what students will learn and be able to do by the end of the course. 

This is the most common type of curriculum, and forms the backbone for online courses. Most importantly, this is what your content will be focused around.

How to Create a Curriculum For A Course

A curriculum combines course intent with your teaching style and what particpants' ultimately want to learn.

Identify Intent

Organizational intentions, leaders' intentions and the particpants' reasons for taking the course determine the factors in creating a curriculum.

  • Why teach this course?
  • What questions do students want answered?
  • What’s going on in the minds of the students when initially seeking out the course experience?

Online learners are active and eager to learn. So ask them what they need and they will answer.

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Maps and Outlines of Courses

Curricula are like jigsaw puzzles, you know how they’re supposed to look and you have the pieces — you just need to put them together. Similar to jigsaw puzzles, it’s not always as easy as it first seems.

Outlines and maps of course are built so teachers and students can better visualize the process. Courses guide students to the intention, intuitively. Highlight the beginning, middle and end stages. Nail down the structure. The framework of topics and ideas should be interesting, clear and concise. 

The fine details of your course, its methods and concepts are introduced to students to achieve what’s stated in the outline. Course flow should interest students and be directly relevant to them.

Obviously, courses and classes can't deliver all what is known. This is a hook to motivate your students to not only finish your course, but come back for more. 

Assessment Plans

Getting a measure of students’ success with an assessment plan and reward tools keeps the system in check for learning and outcome feeling for all. 

  • Checksheets
  • Quizzes
  • Interactive bonus videos
  • Useful homework tasks
  • Small projects

The point of an assessment is to get your students to do things that prove to themselves they learned something. 

Engaging Students when online to establish deeper understandings.

Defined timelines. 

Course length reveal details as to what is to be done and when. Courses must fit in with busy lifestyles. Videos are short and easy to revisit. Most courses are actionable on a weekend.

Clear, Desired Outcomes

Completing tasks successfully is satisfying. Tasks set for students align with the desired outcomes.  Outcomes are exactly what your students will achieve when completing your lessons.

To deliver on desired outcomes, you need to specify what they are at the start, and then tell your students how they were achieved at the end.

Pause the video, you complete part of the task, then play again. Rinse and repeat.

Teaching Materials and Resources

Quality teaching materials and resources show off knowledge and its extent. Make statements with authoritative resources that are useful.

There’s more where that came from. 

Curating downloadable PDFs, checklists, and unapologetically links to thought leaders. Present bonus materials to further the learning. Link to resources and materials that we’ve personally found helpful.

Showing off a little of who you are with personal touches in the content. Hook students' desire for learning more with us.

The curriculum grows with the business and is a fundamental marketing tool.

The curriculum is an abstract concept that’s incredibly tangible when communicated it in the right ways.

Here is what we'll be covering in this Free Course:
  • How to .... 

The assessment plan is integrated into the whole course, and is checked off as you go. The course walks students through, one stage at a time in the lessons. You learn as you go. And at the end of the course, you have professional insights.

Be creative when making the course lessons with assessedlearned and supported curricula all going on at the same time.

Courses conclude with hints as to what the next steps could be. Leaves with super motivated feelings to take another course and to build on the aquatic skills and ideas.

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