Because I’m still trying to figure out how to structure all of my notes around course modules, etc. and because a lot of this will be based on feedback from potential customers, I thought i would start with some rough ideas I’ve had around my E-Course Creation Philosophy. Here’s a provisional list!
Simplicity: simple and straightforward lessons, simple execution
Made to “fit”: not just something that my audience needs or wants, but something that is a strong FIT with the problem I believe they share: feeling like they lack the personal and professional efficacy (the leadership confidence) that they need to make a positive impact in their work and community.
Community: using existing social fora and tools, not creating my own
Flipped classroom model: use the video and online resources for solo-learning (think of a lecture); use group video chat for group learning and problem solving (think of a science lab).
Community IRL Calls to Action: using the course to work through a community or work-related problem in real life (i.e. starting a community garden, leading-up an innovative new way to onboard clients at work, etc.–basically anything that wouldn’t get done without the participant leading it), and having clear calls to action that get participants applying the resources in practice and sharing their successes and failings on webcalls.