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.
So you’ve designed and created a fantastic online coaching course (or courses!) that will help you grow your business without spending more time with clients. To maximise the impact of using your online courses to scale growth, there are a few more steps to take.
What to Charge for an Online Course?
One of the hardest decisions you’ll make is how to price your online course. Don’t just pluck a number out of the air, as it will have a long term impact on your business, from the kind of customers you attract, to the amount of support you can offer and, of course, the revenue you’ll generate.
If you charge too little, you reduce the perceived value of your course and attract lower value clients, but if you charge too much, you’ll price yourself out of the market and have to drop your price, which looks bad.
Look at what similar courses are charging and decide whether you’re worth more (maybe you’re a more qualified expert, or you’ll offer extra one-on-one time) or less than them (if your course will be entirely self-guided, for example).
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.
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?
I have always enjoyed learning new things, especially in education, so I was very lucky to fall into the perfect role 16 years ago when I came back from my OE. I started at a very small company with a huge vision, and I have been here ever since! Many of my colleagues from university now work in big organisations with pinball, table tennis and even slides - but I wouldn’t change my career path for anything (well maybe Craig Walker’s role) - because eLearning feels good.
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:
We are very excited about this month's update - we have added some great new features around Certificates and Course Collections. These changes will allow for easier management of courses and enrolments.
Specifically, the new course collections feature will provide pathways of learning, meaning you can control the order in which users complete content without having to enrol them one by one.
The biggest changes can be seen on the Site Settings -> Collections page accessible at the top left of Intuto next to your logo.