Traditionally, learning has been done in a classroom environment with a teacher/lecturer/coach presenting the new information to the students. While this may include some group discussion, the majority of the lesson is often spent with the student listening to, reading and/or writing down the material. This is known as Passive Learning, and is still very common in today’s learning environment.
If you’re a coach – whether that’s a life coach, a business coach or a dog-training guru – you may find that you’ve reached a plateau with your business. After all, there is a limit to how many clients you can work with at a time.
However, there is a way you can scale up your business without increasing your work hours. Done right, online courses are a surprisingly easy and effective way to grow your coaching business. Need to know more? Let’s jump in.
So, your business has slowed down?
If your coaching relies solely on one-on-one client work, you’re trading your hours for dollars and there is a hard limit on how many clients you can work with and how many dollars you can earn. You can’t spend 24 hours a day working, and you can’t add more hours into the day. Eventually, your business growth will stall.
At this point, you have three options for expanding.
It’s time we address the elephant in the room; why is the cost of implementing Intuto so low? From the outset, affordability was our overriding goal and we've worked hard to achieve this. We believe that e-learning should be attainable, pricing should be easy to understand and you shouldn't be caught out by unexpected fees. In this article, we explore our philosophy around democratising e-learning.
So you’re ready to jump into teaching online? Whether it’s for the first time or you’re looking to shake up your system, the first, and probably the most important decision you need to make is which e-learning platform you’re going to use.
The current situation has hastened the uptake of online learning (and everything else!), so ready or not, educators have been thrown into teaching online. Here’s what you need to know to do it right.
The benefits of teaching online
For those who aren’t used to online education, this new virtual classroom can feel stressful and inconvenient. However, there are actually several benefits to doing it this way:
Why wasn’t SCORM there from the start?
If you don’t know what SCORM is, you are probably lucky, and unless you have a good reason to dig into it, I suggest you read below and never think of it again.
I remember the first time I heard about SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) - it was 2004 and we wanted to follow a standard when creating our new content authoring tool. I remember feeling excited by the concept of a standard to share content between Learning Management Systems (LMS) - it made a lot of sense that we ensured our new course content followed this standard.
I printed the hundreds of pages that made up the SCORM 2004 standard and spent the weekend trying to stay awake as I read it….
A case study in Maori language learning.
We all saw Covid-19 affecting countries overseas and we all knew that it would eventually reach New Zealand’s shores, but not many believed it would impact New Zealand’s teaching curriculum as quickly and dramatically as it did on March 23rd, when it was announced all schools were closed as at 3pm that day.
When the lockdown happened, I don’t think anybody really knew what to do. Certainly getting close to your loved ones and staying safe was step one, but after that, how could educators help the community and parents get through the four week (at least) lock down?
Great, you've got people signed up to your Intuto online training course. Now you need to help them complete it – and hopefully enjoy it too.
Here are five tips to motivate e-learners:
Digital literacy is no longer a nice to have but an essential life skill. Computers have been commonplace for 30 years and the Internet for 20 years. They are used in all areas of life from business to leisure and I'm betting they're here to stay.