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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Get More Students to Complete Your Course

Get More Students to Complete Your Course

Part 1 – Provide Snacks eCourse completion rates are abysmal. Some claim that only 7-14% of students enrolled in a course offered online by an entrepreneur will finish it. The research that points to these specific numbers is not very robust, so it may not be exactly...

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What you know, think you know, and want to know

What you know, think you know, and want to know

If you’re like most eCourse creators, you spend oodles of time and effort creating your content, focused on the new information you want to share with your students. Most of us think that we have to jam-pack our courses with valuable – and new – information so that...

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How to Teach Online and Make a Huge Impact

How to Teach Online and Make a Huge Impact

I am honored to join Tim Brownson at CoachtheLifeCoach in helping coaches to maximize the impact of their online courses.  Even if you are not a coach, these tips will help you get the foundation of your course rock solid....

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Just say “No!” to the lure of the fancy-dancy eCourse

Just say “No!” to the lure of the fancy-dancy eCourse

One of the most common roadblocks for aspiring online teachers is the “deer in the headlight” effect from all the very slick courses out there. You’re up against this one if you worry that you need to hire a Hollywood production team to compete with other courses in...

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Stop shoveling s#@! into your eCourse!

Stop shoveling s#@! into your eCourse!

One of the biggest challenges on the road to creating a successful eCourse is the temptation to pack it with absolutely everything possible about your topic. Maybe you are worried that your course won’t offer enough value to your students unless it is overflowing with...

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What are your students ACTUALLY learning from you?

What are your students ACTUALLY learning from you?

I’m just wrapping up the final week of the spring semester. That means many, many hours spent reading and evaluating final papers. It can be a very tedious and challenging task; one that I often dread. But it always turns out much better than I think because I get to...

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How to avoid selling a meaningless eCourse

How to avoid selling a meaningless eCourse

Online marketing gurus talk about selling eCourses but omit everything about learning.  Follow their advice, and you can sell almost anything, but will your students learn from it? Use today’s easy 4-step method to avoid creating an eCourse that sells but doesn’t...

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