Discover how to design an online course that delivers a powerful outcome for your students.
This free class is intended for people who would like to share knowledge or skills that are relevant to tribal communities, but have limited to no online teaching experience
and don't know where to begin.
It's also for experienced instructors who are looking to hone their skills or discover how to use ndgenius to release their courses.
In this course, I’ll take you step-by-step through defining and attracting your audience, setting a meaningful learning outcome, designing the course materials, and marketing and selling the finished product through ndgenius. By the end of class, you will have completed your own course blueprint and be well on your way to developing and selling a class of your own.
I'll also show you how you can use nothing but video recordings you take on your phone or computer and the presentation software of your choice to develop your course, and you'll complete an exercise where you create a promotional video that you can start using right away to pre-sell your class.
I'm giving this class away for free for a limited time to help build up the ndgenius community, so please sign up now if you'd like to enroll.
Students who complete all of the lessons online will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Module 1: Introduction
1.1 Overview: Welcome and Introduction
1.2 Why Create an Online Course?
1.3 Exercise: What’s My Motivation?
1.4 Who This Course is For
1.5 About Your Instructor
1.6 What You’ll Learn and How You’ll Learn It
1.8 Exercise: Setting My Goals
1.9 Module 1 Review
Module 2: Picking a Viable Course Topic
2.2 What Makes a “Good” or “Bad” Topic
2.3 Four Strategies to Pick a Good Topic
2.4 Exercise: Brain Dump
2.5 Narrowing Down Your Topic: Why Broader Isn’t Better
2.6 Exercise: Picking the Right Topic for Me
2.7 Module 2 Review
Module 3: Finding the Right Audience
3.2 Why You Should Narrow Down Your Audience: Less is More
3.3 Finding the Right Niche
3.4 Exercise: Defining My Audience
3.5 Creating an Avatar: The Power of One
3.6 Exercise: Avatar Worksheet
3.7 Module 3 Review
Module 4: Picking a Course Outcome that Attracts and Motivates
4.2 How to Pick a Meaningful Transformation
4.3 Exercise: Pick a Meaningful Transformation
4.4 Why You Need to Stay Focused on the Outcome
4.5 Exercise: Frame the Transformation to Showcase its Value
4.6 Before You Put More Work Into Designing Your Course...
4.7 Module 4 Review
Module 5: Creating a Course Outline that Drives Students to
Their Desired Results
5.2 How to Develop Your Outline
5.3 Exercise: Create Your Course Outline
5.4 Exercise: Flesh Out Your Outline
5.5 Module 5 Review
Module 6: Picking the Right Instructional Methods
6.2 Exercise: Self-Reflection—How Do YOU Learn Best?
6.3 Adult Learning Principles
6.4 Instructional Techniques
6.5 Best Practices
6.6 Exercise 2: Pick an Instructional Method
6.7 Module 6 Review
Module 7: Creating Content and Recording Videos
7.2 Picking Your Format(s)
7.3 Recording Essentials—Hardware and Software
7.4 Designing Slides for Online Learning
7.5 Exercise: Record a Promotional Video
7.6 Module 7 Review
Module 8: Working with ndgenius
8.2 About ndgenius
8.3 Why I founded ndgenius
8.4 How Being a Course Creator with ndgenius Works
8.5 What Services ndgenius Offers You
8.6 Revenue Share
8.7 Pre-Recorded vs. Live Courses
8.8 Additional Questions
8.9 Wrap-Up and Module 8 Review