Creating an engaging, creative, successful eCourse is no small task.
In our first episode of eCourse Adventures Live, we explore what it takes to build a course you love making and that your students love experiencing.
Watch the show, download the audio and read the show notes below…
Episode 1 Show Notes:
There’s more to creating a great eCourse than power points, PDFs and autoresponders.
This is a cycle we found ourselves in with our previous course, “The eCourse Creation Blueprint.” Sure, we were making money, we could’ve been successful at it, but it didn’t feel like the eCourse of our dreams.
So we started asking ourselves questions…
This opened up a whole new possibility for how we facilitate transformation and teach online.
Instead of selling information, we sought to create a learning experience that is a work of art.
How to Create an eCourse that is a Work of Art?
STEP 1: Choose a Topic you Love!
More important than which idea will make you the most money, is the one that you’d be most passionate about creating. The hope for money will NOT be strong enough to get you through the fear, resistance, distractions and learning curve ahead of you.
But your passion, love and enthusiasm will!
STEP 2: Create your Theme
What brings your course to life, makes your students fall in love with their process and takes it from a boring presentation to something memorable is the story that ties you, them and all the other participants together?
You do this by creating an eCourse theme.
Your theme is the setting and narrative where everything happens.
In the Great eCourse Adventure, you’re on journey to the top Launch Summit. When we decided on that idea as our theme, all sorts of creative ideas started happening on how we can build that world, story and learning experience. The creative inspiration has been non-stop ever since.
The most important thing about your theme is that it’s consistent through every aspect of your student’s experience:
All these things add up, and the more you do this, the more enrolled your students become in the world and learning experience.
Thus, increasing their participation!
STEP 3: Making it All Work
Once you have your brilliant idea and theme picked, now it’s time to make your modules and lessons.
A few tips for increasing engagement and supporting more students to succeed are:
There are no limits to what you can do. Think WAY outside the box.
Don’t let your course be another boring powerpoint that people don’t enjoy (those are painful).
Do something memorable; something people thank you for; something that changes the future of eLearning.
Over to you – What is the single biggest thing holding you back from creating the course of your dreams? Share in the comments below!