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CREATE a High Quality Course

What makes a great course great? This is how I start my Awesome Courses Bootcamps. I ask students to spend 5 minutes listing the characteristics of high quality courses. The exercise is...

November 30, 2020 | 8 min read | Read


Persevering When Your Course Gets Tough

At some point during course creation, odds are you're going to hit the wall. Almost every author does. It's a terrible feeling. You start questioning whether you'll be able to finish, and whether you...

October 26, 2020 | 4 min read | Read


Where to Find Stock Photos, Icons, Illustrations, and Music for Your Course

As a course creator, you're going to spend a lot of time looking for images. From your slides to blog posts to your sales pages, you'll need a variety of high quality images, and depending on what...

October 9, 2020 | 4 min read | Read


Essential Audio and Video Gear for Course Creators

You've decided to create an online course, and are wondering how to get started. Specifically, how to get started recording video content. You might be asking, "what equipment do I need to start...

August 14, 2020 | 10 min read | Read


Production Tips to Save You Hours of Editing

One of the most surprising parts of creating a course is how time consuming it is to create high quality multimedia. From working on thousands of courses over the last 10 years, I've learned a lot of...

August 5, 2020 | 6 min read | Read


Three Lessons Online Teachers Should Learn from CS50

I highly recommend reading The New Yorker profile of David Malan and Harvard's CS50. The article contains a lot of wisdom for online course creators, from one of the true innovators in the field of...

July 24, 2020 | 6 min read | Read