Course Creation Bites

3.17 - What defines a course?

November 10, 2021 Sam Winch
Course Creation Bites
3.17 - What defines a course?
Show Notes

Show Notes:

The reason that I ask this is that the word course has come to mean many things to different people. 

In essence a course is designed to educate and support a student from point A to point B.  

In theory a course is linear in some way, but it doesn’t have to be.

Really, it is completely up to you how you want your course to look:

  • Drip feeding content out suits a live program, but progressive suits self paced programs. 
  • Live rounds support community and group learning whereas evergreen supports that instant gratification and being able to get started immediately without having to wait.  

When you are making the decision on what suits you and your audience, just think about the reasons you are making those decisions. 

There are pros and cons to every type of course out there, every platform, every delivery method.   Every choice you have has pros and cons and there isn’t a right or a wrong.   

Just remember that 

  1. Just because it has worked for someone else doesn’t mean that it will work for you.  
  2. There isn’t one right way.   Be very hesitant if someone tells you this is what you ‘MUST’ do. 

Action Steps:

Your course can be anything you want it to be.  It’s designed to suit you and your students and designed to take them from Point A to Point B.   

What I really want you to do today is become really clear on what a course means to you.  What do you want it to do?  What functionality do you want it to have? What experience do you want to create?   

Close your eyes if it makes it easier or grab a piece of paper and makes some notes. 

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