Lifelong learning is a concept we should all be familiar with and pursuing with great fervor. In this digital age, you have so many options for how you learn. For me, online courses are the bomb. The Internet has made learning, in many forms, very accessible.
As a course designer and coach, I see new tools and techniques available on a daily basis, that make the possibilities for engaging with online students (or your customers!) better and even, more fun.
I’m a big fan of asynchronous learning – courses in which you can log in 24/7 without needing to be connected at the same time as an instructor. But, an asynchronous format creates challenges to the ecourse designer and instructor for connecting with the online student. That is a problem that I’d like to help you solve as you plan and implement your next online course.
You Can Take My Courses in Udemy
I look forward to seeing you “in class” in the near future in one of my courses on the online learning platform, Udemy. My newest course is designed for Periscope users who would like to improve their live streaming broadcasts and grow their following by using Periscope.
Another popular course is: Learn a Simple Approach for Creating an Online Video Course. The tips and tricks you’ll learn in this course will save you tons of time. I created the entire course with a very simple recording setup to demonstrate to you that the gear doesn’t have to be daunting or a huge financial investment.
Another of my courses in Udemy, Life of a Pilot’s Wife During World War 2, is one that I recorded in documentary format. I interviewed Lucille Maris, my 93-year-old mom, on camera, for about two hours of short videos that will enrich your understanding of what the USA home front was like in the 1940s while World War 2 was raging.
Featured in the Online Learning Podcast by John Colley
You can get the inside scoop about this course, plus hear a few of my dad’s stories as a B-24 bomber pilot, when you listen to this episode of the Online Learning Podcast. (click the bold text to visit the link)
In this Udemy course, learn about Lucille’s life as a young bride during World War 2 while my dad, Jim, was training as a bomber pilot. The course then takes you to the period when he was flying missions out of a base in England. His second mission as a pilot of the Bad Penny was D-Day.
Students already enrolled are telling me how they love Lucille’s recounting of what life was like on the USA home front for military families. Both she and my dad didn’t give much thought to his decision to enlist. “It was just what people did at that time.” One of my fellow course designers has said, “Your mom and dad, and others in their generation ushered in the modern world and conveniences that so many of us simply take for granted today. She is a treasure. I’m glad you have shared her with us!”
Grab links to any of my Udemy courses from this page in my site: Courses
New Elearning and Course Design Podcast
Are you ready for a weekly journey through elearning? I hope so, because that’s where I’ll be taking you when I launch my new show.
The episodes will range from interviews with interesting content experts, to advice from experienced course designers, to insights about online learning opportunities to help you grow your business. I look forward to having you join my community of podcast listeners and to your questions and ideas for future episodes! And, here is fair warning: The show will likely include a farm or music story on occasion! You’ll understand why when you subscribe and become a regular listener.
I also invite you to join my private Facebook group of listeners to my podcast. You can find it at this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CourseConnections/
Social Media Ebook
One of my other interests as a course designer is the use of social media platforms as a way to connect with customers and students. As you know, there is a plethora of social media channels available for this purpose. But I kept hearing from clients that they are daunted by the thought of getting started. So I decided to write an ebook that addressed their fears and simplified the steps of setting up a presence in social media. You can get your own copy of Social Media First Steps: A Guide for Business, at https://vickiemaris.selz.com