One of the biggest challenges to creating an online course (or any information product for that matter) is actually finding the time and doing the work of creating the structure and content for your course. While we can’t eliminate the work, we can make it [...]
We talked to dozens of independent experts about what tools they’ve tried to use to set up online courses and learning communities. We learned that there’s a huge “hassle factor” getting in the way of their work. As Marlene Hielema says, “Programming and those types of [...]
Dr. Lisa Chu, M.D.founder of The Music Within Us, is an experienced performer, educator, and creative entrepreneur. She offers individual life coaching, group classes and workshops, and writes and speaks on a variety of subjects related to life balance, self-care, and wellness. Her story and lessons [...]
Here’s how Ruzuku made it easy for Marlene Hielema, the Image Maven, to do just that for a photography course that she had been teaching for years.Marlene Hielema is a photographer and educator. She has taught photography in the classroom for about 8 years and shot [...]
I’m finding social constructivist theory fascinating — and likewise have found this summary of Presence Pedagogy equally fascinating. We are focused on some of these same principles as we build out Ruzuku. From the site: The Core Principles of Presence Pedagogy that guide its use in virtual environments: Ask questions and correct misperceptions; Stimulate background knowledge and expertise; Capitalize on the presence of others; Facilitate interactions and encourage community; Support distributed cognition; Share tools and resources; Encourage exploration and discovery; Delineate context and goals to act upon.
Presence Pedagogy: Needs Some More Dimensions
Are you interested in turning ideas from your book, e-book, or blog into an online course and learning community?
Souldancer, the writer and speaker behind Pay Me What I’m Worth, facilitatespowerful life-changing retreats on Hawai’i’s Big Island and Maui. SD is alsopublished author, internationally recognized key-note speaker and radio show host. Here’s what he says about Ruzuku:Ruzuku provides a savvy, eye-catching learning community for offering classes in clear, simple [...]
Lack of any asemblance of a systematic approach to selling is the biggest weakness for most small businesses.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pHXH5fmCCs Sir Ken Robinson answers the question: “Can you assess creativity?” and his answer (as always) is very interesting.