E-course Development – Part 1: Discover Demand
- Narrow down one idea for a small course
- Map out the whole learning experience
- Get your feet wet as a course developer
- Try out free or cheaper technologies you like
- Parcel out 20 or 30 hours to complete the build
- Test your market with a free or low cost offer
Don’t create a course unless you see a demand for that information, experience or skill set. Click To Tweet
Step 1 Okay, you know a lot about your ‘thing’ and that is why you want to teach others about it. Let’s narrow down not only what you want to and can teach, but also WHAT YOUR MARKET IS CRYING FOR. That’s right, crying for! Do not create a course unless you see a demand for that information, experience or skill set. Repeat after me… do not create a course unless you see a demand for that information, experience or skill set. Good job. But now you wonder what is demanded???!! Easy…..reflect on the question below … over time (give it 3 weeks)…
as you take a walk
as you surf online groups
as you chat with colleagues
as you stare out the window.What is one thing that people keep asking you for or are confused about, and you find that you continue to answer them.
- Maybe you answer this one question, again and again, in Facebook groups as you want to support others and feel you have the expertise to answer.
- Maybe people at work or friends continuously ask for help with it and you’ve become the Go-to-Person for that one piece of info.
- Perhaps, it is one of your most popular roles as an employee or services as a business. You create this one thing aaaalllll the time with ease, unlike others.
- Google the thing you want to teach: How much is said about it? Is it hot or not?
- Search Amazon for your topic: What are reviewers still needing to know?
- Form an interest focus group or survey in lieu of a gift: What do they say about your idea?
- Follow the topic leaders: What are they teaching you could do more like you?
Prepare that beautiful mind of yours to teach
Know there is room for everyone
Trust that you can teach others
what they need
Trust that in your heart and bones is a desire to help
Know that your words and wisdom
and light are meant to be shared
Teaching is a form of caring
how to care
Let go of your assumptions
Check your attachments
Be you, inside and outside
We are waiting for you to teach us
Recall, relight the vision of your favourite teacher
Model him/her with sprinkles of you
Do it your way,
Heal, release, help up and empower others
Are you thinking about creating a new online e-course? What’s one thing people keep asking you for or are confused about? Share it by commenting below and stay tuned for more ways to effectively build e-courses.The post E-course Development – Part 1: Discover Demand appeared first on Dr. Kelly. The post E-course Development – Part 1: Discover Demand appeared first on e-Learning Feeds.