Leading People on a Lifelong Journey of Learning and Teaching Through Podcasts, Online Courses, Seminars and More
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, podcasts and online courses are the bomb. The Internet has made learning, in many forms, very accessible.
As an instructional technologist, online course designer and podcaster, 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. That’s probably why I love podcasts so much too! 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 digital product or service that will be providing instruction to your customers or students.
New Show is About to Launch – LLama Talk Radio
Based on your feedback and response to my workshops and keynote presentations about concepts we can learn from animals for better team communications and leadership, I’m adding Llama Talk Radio to my list of shows.
Unique to Llama Talk Radio are perspectives on successful communications, connections and teamwork that I observe in interactions with our llamas, Connemara ponies and other animals. You’ll also hear interviews with intriguing humans experienced in business leadership, lifelong learning and entrepreneurship. As you listen, I hope you gain tools and ideas for your own business. Subscribe to the show in iTunes or Stitcher for a direct line to my years in corporate America, higher education and life on the farm. Improve your processes, team productivity, and the bottom line.
If you’re looking for my older show, Heartsong Fit With Vickie Maris, I had temporarily taken it off the air. But due to your inquiries about the show, I’ve revived the broadcast and have begun adding new episodes. I interview people on healthy ways to deal with stress and share stories from the farm and our life on the stage with the band. You can find more about this podcast at the site with the show notes: http://heartsongfit.com.
I also invite you to join my private Facebook group of listeners to my shows. You can find it at this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CourseConnections/
Courses in Udemy I Have Created Just For You!
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, featured by Udemy in its blog, 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 for a discounted enrollment to my Udemy courses from this page in my site: Courses
Social Media Ebook
One of my other interests as an instructional technologist 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 instructors and small business owners 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