Helping you move your book, video or other content into course format
Have you heard people talk about “The One Thing?” It’s the title of a great book by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan. My one thing is a focus on helping you create a strategy for connecting your customers with your content in the form of a course. Online courses and program strategy are where I focus the majority of my work. I help you make a determination if a course is a right fit for your customers, and if so, what type of course delivery and pacing would best align the solutions your customers are seeking to help solve their pain points.
My name is Vickie Maris, elearning strategist, course designer, speaker, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, musician and farm girl. I am also an avid lifelong learner!
My largest projects to date have been in my career at Purdue University where I dedicated two decades of my life to building meaningful learning experiences and reaching out to audiences with options for their lifelong learning pursuits. Prior to that, I spent 11 years in corporate America in marketing and communications roles in the agricultural industry.
In my passion for helping adults pursue learning, it was a distinct honor to build and lead an award-winning team in Engineering Professional Education at Purdue University, that created two, separate series of online courses in the topics of Lean Six Sigma and Project Management.
To see an example of one of the award-winning lecture videos from the Project Management Essentials course that you can take online through Purdue, click this YouTube link. This video, and the way it is housed in YouTube, demonstrates a method that you and your video editor can use for providing Round 1 versions of edited videos for your team to review prior to uploading in a course for production.
It was my joy to recruit and work alongside several contracted content experts and consultants who brought our courses to life and shared real-world, on-the-ground experiences with our students. I’m working with several of these amazing people today in my consulting work as a digital content strategist.
When I took a different position at the university, the Lean Six Sigma program at Purdue was generating over $2.3 million in annual gross revenue, and adding anywhere from $40,000 to over $100,000 in net revenue each month to our operation.
I’m excited to help you develop a similar or even higher level of success in revenue generation by helping you create courses that hit the mark for your students in quality of content that solves pain points, and that meets customer needs in the areas of content delivery, pacing, engagement and more.
I’m so crazy passionate about lifelong learning and professional development that I’m continuously taking a course, attending a workshop or networking at a conference.
In fact, while working full time, I went back to school for a graduate degree in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Purdue, 17 years after I had completed my BS degree in agricultural communications. Many of my interests in building great elearning experiences stem from my life as a graduate student who was also fully deployed in a staff position.
I look forward to connecting with you via the website or through one of my tweet chats, webinars or Periscope trainings. You can find me, @vickiemaris, on Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. On Facebook, my business page is www.fb.com/vjmaris. I also post content to my YouTube channel and Patreon account.
Please subscribe to either or both of my audio podcasts, Heartsong Fit With Vickie Maris and Online Course Connections, and don’t forget to sign up for my email list (using the form below) so that I can keep you up to date on resources I’ve found for you, new podcast episodes or blog posts that are available, or free trainings in which you might want to participate.
If you’re just getting started with creating an online course (or maybe you’d like to create a video for your “About” page), and would like to take the DIY approach using hardware and software you already have, then you might like to check out my course in Udemy, Learn a Simple Approach to Creating an Online Video Course. Click this link to enroll.
If you attend an event where I’m speaking, I do hope you’ll find me afterwards and say hello.