The ability to share knowledge is probably one of the main reason we are still populating the Earth. Early humans managed to progress and journey across the earth by exchanging and improving their tools. The more contact between groups, the stronger technology developed.
Just smile and don’t let them smell your fear. This is what I had been telling myself precisely 2 minutes and thirty seven seconds before leading my first-ever online synchronous class session.
A few days ago I learned that in one of our online courses, a student declined participating in a class assignment. This assignment required student teams to follow an online lecture and respond to associated questions in a group wiki. The student explained that by posting to the wiki, it would increase his digital footprint.
Almost a century ago, the French poet Paul Valéry declared that: “The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be”. Looking at the education industry in general, it feels like the perception we have about our future shifts continuously, and not always for the better.
There’s no detailed magic recipe. There you go, I said it. There’s no specific way to create and sell a course that’s bulletproof. People tastes and needs are constantly changing and every trainer is, and should be, in a continuous battle to make sure their courses can survive the market. There are, however, several recipes for failure, ways to ruin your chances of survival right from the start and those recipes are rather easy to follow!