5.3 Writing and drafting

When you have an idea of the structure of your course, it’s time to start writing the content. As you write, regularly check that what you are writing relates to the learning outcomes and the general purpose of the course. It’s important that you ensure that the course is doing what you intend it to do.

Rather than simply writing long sections of prose, try and include activities in early drafts. Think about what you want learners to take from the different sections of your materials.

Your course will go through a number of iterations. It is useful at each major drafting stage to have your work reviewed by someone else. This role of an editor/reviewer is covered in the next section.