Your Greatest Work Blog

Successful Courses Have These Three Things In Common Oct 04, 2021

Manja continues Season 2 of Your Greatest Work with a discussion of course successes and ways you can implement these features of success in your own course.

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What makes a course or program successful?

Think about a course you've participated in that worked for you. You sat down and started...

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Online Learning Experiences are Explosive Jul 23, 2021

In Episode 11 of Your Greatest Work, Manja and Cath talk about finding creative ways to make learning experiences engaging and even explosive.

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Some courses are dry. Like mouth-parchingly, kind of like eating flour, click-through-as-fast as possible sort of dry

But learning doesn't have to be...

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How to Teach Adults: 3 Lessons from a Music Teacher Jul 14, 2021

In episode 13 of Your Greatest Work, Manja and Deborah talk in-depth about strategies for effectively teaching adults.

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Teaching is hard. Whether you're teaching English to a classroom of children, teaching violin to just one teenager, or teaching practical skills to adults in a virtual...

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Help Participants Tackle the Right Projects in your Course Jun 30, 2021

I want to explore the concept of tackling appropriately-sized projects.

Someone does not know how to sew, but they take a sewing course and the first project they want to sew is a wedding dress... which makes no sense.

But this actually happened. And it actually happens a lot. Your learners...

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You're Responsible for Learning Results, Not Just Your Audience Jun 28, 2021

Have you ever let the fear of failure or perfectionism hold you back from something? Most people feel this way at some point in their life. But entrepreneurs know that you can't always wait until the thing is perfect. You have to move fast and make adjustments as you go.

But, fear of getting it...

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7 Ways To Deliver Content Online Feb 16, 2021

You've decided to create online learning; the next step to creating a learn-able virtual program focuses on structuring your content.

These strategies all involve following the Principles of Adult Learning, a topic I've written about more extensively in this blog post.

The key to applying...

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5 Ways To Get People to Finish Courses Nov 06, 2020

Worst case scenario: You review course analytics and only 2% of people have completed your course all the way through. How annoying is that? The goal is to get people to buy your course and finish it so they can get results, right?

Want to improve that metric on your current course and especially...

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Top 6 Adult Learning Principles to Boost Your Training Sep 21, 2020

Before I was a corporate instructional designer and entrepreneur, I was a violin teacher. Since I was in high school, I taught little kids, teenagers, middle-aged women, and a few old men how to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Irish fiddle tunes. It was a lot of fun, and a lot of work!

After...

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