Nowadays, eLearning is a growing and profitable business that helps millions of students and knowledge seekers to learn anything from their homes. The growth of the online education industry is huge, especially during the pandemic time. People are encouraging this industry to bloom as they can find it useful at any age at any time.
According to stats, education is one of the popular categories in Play Store and AppStore and also receives support from various tutors.
Developing an eLearning website or application is highly welcomed as you can teach others and also get a high income. Hence, it is the best time to start developing your application and this article helps you to develop it from scratch.
Here are the advantages of the eLearning platform:
> With the help of the eLearning platform, people can read any course at any time thus saving a lot of time.
> Since many online courses are available for the same topics, the online education fee is affordable compared to offline education platform like colleges, education centers, etc.,
> Students can get access to many educational resources like video tutorials, documents, eBooks, notes, etc.,
Since online education helps many knowledge seekers to grab information, you can develop the eLearning website to start earning.
(1) You as a Tutor: As an admin of the application or website, you can create tutorial videos of your expert niche and upload the courses or lessons on the app.
(2) You as an Admin: If you are not interested in teaching but want to run an eLearning application, you can hire tutors or allow tutors to register their profile on your app and they will teach the app users online. Then you can get a commission fee from the tutors for using your app as their teaching platform. Examples are Udemy, Skill Share, etc.,
Before developing the application, you have to know the features to be included in the app interface. You have to focus on two to three panels while developing the application.
As a tutor yourself, you will focus only on the admin and user panel. As an admin, you have to focus on the admin panel, tutor panel, and user panel. Choose the teaching model based on your choice.
> Register and login: This feature is used for you to open the app and manage your admin account.
> Create Tutorial or Tutor Profile: If you act as both admin and tutor, then add tutorials to the app. Or if you are allowing other tutors to teach on your app, then manage the tutor profile from the admin dashboard. Also, as an admin, you have the right to accept/reject any tutor profile.
> Payment Option: This is where the students’ payment is received. As a tutor, you can get the payment, or as an admin, get the platform commission fee and transfer payment to the tutor dashboard.
> Course History: This is where all the courses are listed and you can get an overview of every course.
> Students’ Profile: This is the place of knowing student’s details.
> Chat: This is the bridge between you and the tutor or students to communicate.
> Register or log in: When a tutor wants to use your application as their teaching platform, then they have to create a personal profile on your app. After registering and login to the app, they have to complete the profile like name, email address/phone number, location, their course modules, qualifications, areas of expertise, etc.,
> Upload Tutorial: This is where the tutor uploads their tutorial on their niche.
> Students’ Details: This is the section that provides the students’ details who are registered for their course.
> Payment: This is the section for receiving payments from the application.
> Review: Using this feature, the tutor can get feedback from their students.
> Certificate: The application can also provide a course completion certificate to the app users.
> Register or log in: When the students find your online learning platform, they will register a personal profile with an email address/phone number and log in to the app. You can also add the ‘Forget Password’ option to secure and remember the user’s login details.
> Edit Profile: After creating a personal profile, they will add their location and payment details to buy the course.
> Search/ Filter: If your platform offers a variety of courses, then assigning all the courses in a category is advisable, and using the search option, the user can get access to the exact course topic.
The filter option is used to select the course based on teaching language, budget, course time, etc.,
> Review: This section is must be included to give feedback about their learning experience and to share the opinion about the particular tutors and topics.
> Help: This is the place where the users can solve their queries.
>Chat: This is where they will communicate to the tutor or admin of the platform.
> Course History: This section will give users an overview of the number of courses they selected or completed.
> Notifications: This feature is a must where the app users receive all the important message or updates about the application and also knows how to receive a certificate for their course (either within app interface or through email)
> UI/UX Design: The UI (user interface) of the app has to be designed attractive and simple to navigate along various menu/web pages to provide a better user experience (UX)
These are the must-have features of an eLearning application that need to be considered.
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Below are the factors that decide the total cost of developing the app:
(1) Platform Type:
As a beginner, you can develop an eLearning website or web application to start your education business. After gaining traffic, you can upgrade your web app with a mobile application on both devices like Android and iOS.
These platform types will be the first factor that decides the app development cost as the web app is cheaper than the mobile app. Also developing an Android app is cheaper than iOS apps. So, implement your brand on all platforms step-by-step.
(2) Hiring Developers:
As a non-coder, you can hire app developers to develop your web app or mobile app. Hiring developers from India is the best option as the developer rate per hour will be low when compared to developers in other countries.
(3) Development Time:
Since the developer rate is based on an hourly basis, you can communicate with the developer or development team to know the total hours for app development and fix the cost based on your budget.
Choosing the best development team is not a big deal and it depends on your budget and application requirements.
Use Google or social media to know the top app development companies in your preferred locations (we recommend India) and check their company website. Analyze their company’s profile by looking into the about section, reviews by old clients, previous clients project, etc.,
Once you are satisfied with the company profile, you can interview or communicate with the development team to know whether they are suitable for your dream app project. Start your app development project soon.
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