I was wondering if you have specific recommendations for platforms suitable for teaching language courses. I’ve looked at several on this list so far and they look very interesting, but it’s not immediately clear to me how well they would integrate with a webinar tool for live meetings/discussions. It’s also not clear which has the most powerful quiz/testing/tracking capabilities.
And as soon as you finish recording the audio you just hit on to the next slides and it creates what timing, takes a bit of time but it's all cool while you doing that I was just getting my YouTube channel ready to be uploaded and yeah the good old bouncing Samurai, the content samurai knows I love him ... [laughing] and the next thing to do is actually go through and listen just double check your video.
I like the pricing model Teachable offers. You can use the platform for free and pay $1 + 10% for all transactions. (You’ll need to click on the Compare Plans link on their pricing page to see this option.) Or, you can choose to pay a monthly fee, which eliminates the $1 per transaction fees and also reduces the percentage paid to Teachable based on what level of monthly fee you choose.
Dainis – Thanks for commenting. I agree – mostly. Aspiring course entrepreneurs tend to put WAY too much emphasis on the technology. In most cases, simply getting on with it and going with a major, established platform like Teachable or Thinkific is the right move. Still, there can be reasons for going with other options. I get e-mails from people every day asking for advice on platforms, and I am struck by the number of times that they have specific needs for which Teachable or Thinkific are really not the right fit. It pays, I think, to take just a bit of time to think it through, apply a reasonable process, and arrive at a choice you feel confident about (which is the point of my free platform selection guide). – Jeff
A balance of visual, auditory and kinesthetic content elements is the best way to involve everyone in the learning process and ensure that all feel engaged. So make sure that skills, knowledge, and concepts are presented through a variety of video content, graphic content, written notes, and activities like branching scenarios and group assignments.
Content, activities, and experiences should be sequential, cumulative, and coherent. They should be highly interactive and allow for a range of levels of learning, learner entry points, and experiences. Information should be “chunked” and moves sequentially from simple to complex; concrete to abstract and general to specific, in clear, concise text.
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I must admit, most of these websites are too expensive or offer little features for small start-ups. I was thinking about going with Udemy because they’ll help promote the course if you split the profits, but then I got greedy and thought about using wordpress to start my own, but it would be a pain in the butt to have to constantly update all those plugins. So I’m leaning towards Udemy and ValueAddon. I hate that I have to pay a monthly fee for VAO, but i like their platform set-up. I may try both and see which one performs best. Most likely it’ll be Udemy because they’ll do the marketing. We shall see though.
This goes beyond the previous point of learning preferences. It provides the best ways to reach students with multiple touch points which can help facilitate the learning process. When done properly, it also provides students the ability for quick reference when needed. For example, a video demonstration is a great way to show a task. Having the steps written out is best for quick reference after the video is viewed.
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