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Teachable Review [2019 Update]: A Simple, Easy-to-Use Learning Management System

Post updated by Jessica Glendinning Course creation is tough work. You spend hours pulling all your hard-earned knowledge out of your head and into a course format that you hope will make sense to your students. You don’t want to struggle with learning a new platform in which to place your fabulous course. I’ve spent a little time playing in some learning management systems (or LMS) to give you a better feel for what is …

How to Choose the Best Online Course Platform: 5 Steps to Find the Ideal Tool

Choosing an online learning platform is like online dating. All the prospects say they’re the best. They only show their best angles. And checking out their online profiles doesn’t guarantee a good match. It could take you months, even years, to find The Right One. And making the wrong choice has dire consequences. Pick the wrong learning management system or LMS for your online course, and not only do you end up wasting time and …

The Ultimate List of Digital Product Ideas That Sell

Are you cash strapped? Short on time? Do you know you need a side gig or separate income stream to make ends meet, and carve out a bit of freedom and flexibility in your life? A digital product sure seems like the way to go. You create it once, post it up online, and throngs of people head your way to buy your thing. You’ll finally be able to make money while you sleep. What …

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Selling Online Courses: How to Attract Your First—Or Next—5, 50, or 100 Students

Written with inputs from Danny Iny, Mirasee founder and CEO, Lizzie Merritt, Director of Education, Hanna Woodside, coach, and Diane Holmes, Evangelist. You feel lied to, deceived, betrayed. They said it would be easy and fast. But making money from selling online courses has been anything but. Instead, you’re exhausted, discouraged, disillusioned. You’ve poured your heart and soul into creating your course. You’ve done the research and people said they wanted it. But when you …

Online Course Design for the Teacher Who Wants to Make an Impact

This much is clear: when it comes to actual teaching, online courses get a failing grade. For starters, the completion rates are dismal. In MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), only 7%-15% of students complete the courses. Is it because they’re free and people take free stuff for granted? But even in paid online courses at the University of Phoenix, the average graduation rate is not much better at 17%. And if students aren’t even consuming …

The State of Online Learning 2018

The State of Online Learning 2018

Imagine you were about to climb Mt. Everest. Aside from training physically, gathering your gear, and hiring a good Sherpa, you would probably learn as much as you could from the experiences of others. You’d connect with other people who are planning the same trip, to compare notes. You’d learn as much as you could about the experiences of others who’ve succeeded—or tried and failed—to learn from their mistakes, anticipate and avoid the common pitfalls, …

How to Create an Online Course

7 Steps to Create an Online Course (That Doesn’t Suck)

You’re about to discover how to create an online course. Not just any course. Certainly not what passes for an “online course” these days. But a great course. … An online course that delivers transformation and not just information. … An online course people will actually pay you for. … An online course you enjoy teaching. Sure, you could get away with an ordinary online course. You might even make money with it. But do …

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The State of Online Courses 2018 Report

What’s it like to be an online course creator? That’s the question we wanted to answer when we did the first State of Online Courses survey in 2015. In the span of 3 surveys, we’re already seeing some shifts among course creators. Here’s what we found in our latest survey of 707 online entrepreneurs: Tl;dr (Too Long; Didn’t Read) 1. More respondents than ever before are creating online courses, and they’re becoming more mature: Fewer are …

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On Challenge, Failure, and the Diffusion of Innovation (4 Course Building Mega-Trends)

A menacing thought sits in the back of every course builder’s mind. For some, it lurks in the shadows and only rarely ventures to the forefront, where it sends shivers of doubt down their spines. And for others, it is powerful and ever-present. It paralyzes them and keeps them from ever finishing their course, let alone launching it. It taunts with questions that cut straight to the bone: “Why would anyone pay money for this …