Don’t Make This Mistake When Creating an Online Course

Don’t Make This Mistake When Creating an Online Course

Just imagine it:   you’ve built your first course, launched it, made a decent profit.  And now are ready to hear from your students about how amazing the course is. Can you see that in your mind?  You want that, right?  You want to make a difference in your students’...

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An Attempt at a Not Cheesy Gratitude Post

An Attempt at a Not Cheesy Gratitude Post

I have a confession to make:  when a yogi reminds me to have gratitude for a teacher, I often don’t think of someone who has helped me learn about myself.  Neither do I always go for a “guru in drag,” the person or situation that you hate but has a lesson to teach...

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How To Charge More for Your Online Course

How To Charge More for Your Online Course

Information is cheap.  People expect it to be free even because there are so many ways to get it without paying. How can you make a living selling information if people don’t want to pay for it anymore? Stop peddling information products and start selling learning...

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7 Ways to Avoid Bad Presentations in Your Online Course

7 Ways to Avoid Bad Presentations in Your Online Course

For all the wiz-bang technology that allows us to teach online, most online courses use pimped-out versions of medieval teaching methods.  When you scrape away all the bells and whistles, the video-based course is just a bunch of lectures. Even if you use a variety of...

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7 Reasons to Drip, Not Drop

7 Reasons to Drip, Not Drop

In eCourse lingo, “drip” simply means to schedule your lessons to be released over time. You can drip content based on when a student enrolls or, my preferred method, release content based on a specific start date. With a "drop" course, students have access to all the...

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Want to teach?  Make a sandwich!

Want to teach? Make a sandwich!

Numbers don’t lie. The shorter the video, the more likely your students will watch the entire thing. As the video gets longer, students start dropping like flies. Wistia, a video hosting platform, studied viewer engagement in relationship to the length of the video...

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Get Students to Complete Your Course:  Tips from 11 Experts

Get Students to Complete Your Course: Tips from 11 Experts

Completion rates for online courses are abysmal. By some measures, as low as 7-14%!  How can we provide transformative learning for students if they don't get through the course? We have to do better, folks! So, I reached out to eCourse experts to find out the most...

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Can a nomad shelter boost  student learning?

Can a nomad shelter boost student learning?

Well, not really.  But bear with me, please.  This post is about BOTH nomad shelters and online learning! Using quizzes in your online course is one of the best teaching strategies available. Don’t believe me? Let me show you. Take this quiz about yurts (nomad...

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A Stupid Simple Way to Help Students Learn

A Stupid Simple Way to Help Students Learn

When students record notes from a presentation, they learn more, retain it longer, and report more satisfaction with the course. Duh! The benefit of taking notes is not only using them later to review the material. The actual note taking is a powerful learning tool....

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Completion Rates:  Part 2 – Razor Sharp Focus

Completion Rates: Part 2 – Razor Sharp Focus

eCourse experts all agree on one thing: completion rates are dismal. An online course creator might wonder, “Who cares? So long as I get the enrollments (and revenue), it doesn’t really matter who finishes it.” Not only is this an abominable attitude for a teacher, it...

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