This is an exciting time of year, filled with the energy of new beginnings.
Granted, everyone on the planet has been through the wringer for the past few years. Remember the dewy-eyed hopefulness with which we all greeted New Years 2020? HAH! How did THAT work out for us, hmmmm....
For many of us, planned holiday gatherings this year may have been overshadowed by the sudden emergence of the Omicron variant. Where did THAT come from?
It's clear that with this pandemic, we're way beyond talking about whether we're in a marathon or a sprint.
What we're clearly in for, and have been for some time, is a long, long siege.
If you're like me, ie, a normal human with feelings, you may be feeling discouraged, alarmed, or appalled about all this right now.
It's only natural to feel that way.
BUT...there is good news for our community of mission-driven, service-oriented online course creators and the good news is:
Online teaching and learning
are clearly here to stay.
Learning how to teach impactfully online
has gone from something many people may have thought might be nice to do "someday",
to something we will all be better off for having already learned how to do well, yesterday.
One of the design principles I teach about in my book,
is the idea of affordances and constraints:
Affordances are those things that a design situation
makes it easy, convenient, and effective to do.
Constraints are those things that a design situation
makes it difficult, ineffective, or impossible to do.
The constant and unpredictable nature of the pandemic places constraints on many factors, situations, and activities we've all come to expect and enjoy and consider as normal parts of everyday life.
There are constraints right now on systems as far reaching as supply chains, in-person meetings, family get togethers, air travel, and all sorts of recreation and fun.
And that's just if we're lucky.
Many people all over the world are facing severe constraints on things like earning a living, getting enough to eat, or simply staying alive.
So what does this unprecedented (in our lifetimes, at least) situation,
AFFORD us the opportunity to do especially well?
This is an amazing time
for long-term, focused, introspection
and creative online work.
In other words,
this is the perfect time to
design, develop, and deliver
an online course.
It's not just that the course you've been carrying around in your head for all this time is important for YOU to create.
Your course may be desperately needed as a path to a more meaningful and focused life, for the people you serve.
Your course may be the difference your audience is waiting for: to help them make a living, improve their physical or emotional health, learn new skills, or otherwise improve their lives.
There's no better time to commit to making it happen, and getting it out there in the world, than NOW.
And the most impactful way to do that is to
commit to your course design process
by enrolling in the January 2022 cohort of the Course Design Formula® Master Course.
If you’d like to make creating an online course that really teaches at a deep level, a priority in the new year,
about whether the Course Design Formula® Master Course (starting January 18th, 2022) is right for you.
Spaces are limited so book your call now.
(If you can't find a time slot that works for you on my calendar,
just send me an email to Rebecca@learnandgetsmarter.com
with "Master Course" in the subject line).