Why Build a Course, Anyways?

Everyone, I mean EVERYONE, seems to have an online course. It is the most trendy new info product (or service) to have. And there are many good reasons why: It serves many customers at once You build it once and sell over and over It nicely bottles your wisdom in a way you can share Read More...

4 Main Types of Technologies for E-Courses

The most asked question around course creation is, “What technology should I use?” And it’s a very valid question considering the digital nature of an e-course. I have created numerous e-courses in all sorts of course platforms over the last 20 years, so believe me when I say: If you have the option to choose Read More...

Quiz or Lecture to Engage Learners? Definitely Quiz

student engagement

If courses aren’t engaging the interest of students will wane. It can be frustrating how to balance this with learning. It seems we need to entertain our learners and solve their problems at the same time! What a task. But really what students want is a learning experience where they can play with and apply Read More...

Creating a Style Board to Enhance Your Course Experience

Guest Post by Kayla Rose of Kayla Rose Design If you’re anything like me, then creating an amazing experience for your students or clients is a must and one way you can do this is through visual design. As a designer, people hire me to create top of the line experiences for their students. I’ve Read More...

Get Focused: Draw Your Course Core Design

You are going to love this concept and exercise as it will get those rumbling thoughts out of your head about your course ideas and onto paper. You will see before you a course design evolving you can run with to create exciting lessons and learning experience for your students. Grab some paper and coloured Read More...

Video: Behind the Scenes of a Course Designer

Take a tour behind the scenes of a professional course designer, Dr. Kelly Edmonds, and how she scopes out, conceptualizes, designs, plans and builds an e-course. Learn tips on how to build a solid course based on e-learning theories and strategies tested time and time again, and how to efficiently manage your project The following Read More...

Design vs. Develop vs. Marketing an E-Course: What’s the Diff?

Currently, there are educational offers on how to create an e-course that focus on choosing a topic for your market’s needs, how to brand and deliver your course, perhaps build a mini/test version, initiate your launch process and scale up your business. All super important marketing topics. But what about the intricate design required of Read More...

Match the Right Activity with Your Course Content

Activity with Course Content

What is the one type of activity that you can expect from most online courses? A worksheet, right? This is a common form of activity (useful at times) but not the only way to get your students to engage and do the work. The biggest concerns of any course designer are: How will I make Read More...

Course Launch Meltdowns: Learn How to Avoid Them

I HATE launching! Don’t you? Well, you are not alone on this one. It is such a feat and a half to launch anything - be it a course, program, product, free event, summit, etc. I’d rather be doing my thing, as in building e-courses for my clients or seeing my customers use my course Read More...

2017 E-Course Trends for the Entrepreneur

E-course trends for 2017 can be summed up into 3 words: Resources not courses. What does this mean? It means learners want information delivered in a certain way to apply immediately and directly into their lives or businesses. They don’t want to wade through long diatribes of lectures, thick books or boring assignments. This attitude most Read More...

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