21st Century Skills: Are You Teaching Them?

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You might have heard about the need to teach students, children that is, 21st century skills so they can function in a world and workplace that is much different than what today’s adults have experienced. The reason for such skill development is our world is now more… Connected via technology and the internet Creative in Read More…

My Course Is Starting – Now What?

For many years I taught adults in the college and university setting, both in the classroom and online. I learned the hard way how to prepare for teaching others (even if my curriculum was all written) and run my course like a cool cucumber (though I was very alert all the time.) If you plan Read More…

To New Course Creators: Market Locally First

Market Locally First

Marketing your business is hard work – it takes strategy, consistency, time and money. Add a course to that mix and you have the additional task of finding a specific audience who wants to take one, especially yours. Yet, statistics have shown that online learning is becoming more and more popular because of its convenience Read More…

2 Tips to Make Webinars Valuable Teaching Moments

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What is the typical format for a webinar, especially a free one? Below is a common structure. Opening introductions 5 minute warm up Strategy #1 10 slides that take 20 minutes Strategy #2 Another 10 slides that take 20 minutes Upsell 3 slides or sharing of landing page that takes 10 minutes Wrap up 5 Read More…

Successful Student Exercises: Start Small, Then Big

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You start a course that you are super keen about. You whiz through the introductory module, start to dig down into the first few lessons, and WHAM – you are asked to complete a full plan of something or fill out an 8-page worksheet. Freeze up! You know that tense feeling you have? Interestingly, that Read More…

Why Build a Course, Anyway?

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 Technology 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…

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