Sometimes, you just need to stop and celebrate the milestones in your business! That’s what I’m doing today with this brief blog post, and I’m so glad you stopped by to join me!
What milestone am I celebrating?
Udemy Course is Live and Attracting Students!
My first Udemy course is now online and open to the public around the globe. After running for about 24 hours, there are 21 students already enrolled! The course has even received its first 5-star rating and review from a student.
(Update! Five days since launch, the course has 489 enrollments!)
Maybe that doesn’t sound like a big deal for a course design professional, but this milestone is different. This course is about a topic I have a lot of interest in and my content expert, whom I interviewed on video for the course, is my 93-year-old mom, Lucille Maris. What a delightful adventure!
The course is titled, Life of a Pilot’s Wife During World War 2 (You can enroll for the special price of $17 when you click the course title to follow the link). If you’re already a student in Udemy, then just go to the course at this link and enter the code, WEBSITE.
The content is proving to have appeal among students who are interested in topics way beyond World War 2 history. Here are seven bonuses that students are telling me they gain as the watch the videos in this Udemy course:
- Family historians get ideas about recording or capturing your own family’s history.
- People who enjoy a sweet love story are reporting their fondness of the obvious love between my dad and mom – a military pilot who adored his bride for 65 years.
- Mothers and daughters are having fun watching my mom interact with me on camera during the interviews!
- Aviation history buffs and those who like to learn more about World War 2 aviation comment on the photos of the war planes, and the planes Jim Maris brought in to Purdue University for students to restore (now on display in museums).
- Dog lovers like the stories about Blondie, the Cocker Spaniel that Jim Maris acquired as a puppy while flying out of a base in Wendling, England.
- Young people comment on the concept of life before television and before Internet and wifi!
- Course designers get ideas on how to bring in content experts via video interview for courses they are creating.
If you enjoy a documentary, you will have fun watching this course. It consists of about two hours of videos, that range in length from 2 – 5 minutes. The three slide presentations (one in each section) are full to the brim with photographs, receipts, maps and other material from my parents’ World War 2 / 1940s archives.
Yes. This is definitely a milestone to celebrate! I really appreciate that you’ve been a part of the celebration by reading about the course.
I’ve started covering the course topic in some of my scopes on Periscope, so if you have a question you’d like for me to address in an upcoming scope about the course content or the making of a Udemy course, please add a comment to this blog post.
I look forward to seeing you online!!
PS – Several of the videos in the course and one of the slide decks are set to preview mode which allows you to check out the content before enrolling. And Udemy provides a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you enroll in this course, or any Udemy course, and discover it isn’t what you expected, you can get a refund during the first 30 days of your enrollment.