What The Heck IS an Online Course?
I’m a Women’s Health Coach.
Once upon a time I offered my services one-to-one only. Or – in the case of my fertility coaching – me to couples. Face-to-face or via Skype. I still do that.
But I want to help as many women and couples as I can. To boost fertility and to calm hormones and to improve health and to soothe modern life stresses. In order that we can reach our health goals. And live in harmony- not be all hormone-y.
So it made sense to take my work online, as well.
Now I’m not a Tech Girl, but with the help of a super Biz Coach showing me how to do it, I have taken my work online. It hasn’t been that tough.
AND I have online courses.
I am in love with online courses. Really user friendly stuff.
What an Online Course Is
It’s a little piece of genius, that’s what.
Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
It’s a dollop of awesome sauce.
Basically, it’s a course. That you study via your computer, tablet or smart phone. Anywhere YOU like. No need to sit in a drafty, dusty old lecture hall.
Or cramped into a small, airless room with a massage table shoved in the corner and a carpet stained by candle wax and carrier oils …as with many courses taught by Health Coaches and other therapists. At the same time every flippin’ week. Looking at the same faces.
No weighty books to carry about. Taking up room on your shelves. Where people can SEE them.
What I Do To Produce and Host An Online Course
I produce my super videos, classes, workbooks, notes, audios, hints, tips, recipes and recommendations.
There are simple instructions on how to “work” the programme. Even I can do it!
I host all of that in a secure, safe, private online “space”. It’s run by a reputable company which hosts online courses for gazillions of coaches. Including some real heavyweights in the industry.
I send secure access to those who sign up for the course, via e mail. And only them.
Is An Online Course Secure and Private?
I know who signs up for my courses. No-one else does. Unless you choose to join the Facebook Groups I set up alongside them. You don’t have to join the Facebook support group, if you’d rather not.
No-one else can “see” you in the space. Or sees what you looked at. You can choose to mark as “done” everything you’ve looked at. But you don’t have to.
You view/listen from your computer, tablet or smart phone.
OR download to listen later on the go.
I’m Too Cool For School – Is An Online Course For Me?
There is no homework. You can join in simple challenges, if you choose. Or not, if you don’t fancy it. I never mind. It’s not school.
I don’t chase progress.
No need to keep up with anyone. Nor any need to keep up with the course material as I publish it. I get we’re adults. Busy adulting. An online course is a great way to learn at your own pace and in your own time.
There are no “marks” or detention *winks*.
No need for notes from your Mum.
Er, em no chance to skive off behind the bike sheds either.
Oh and – sadly – no Tuck Shop …boo hiss.
You get access 24/7 365 days and year and it’s there for you for as long as you want.
It’s so easy to use, even I can do it.
The software is very reliable and I have had no issues – well, only the odd user error on my part… easily and quickly fixed.
Benefits of An Online Course
The benefits to you are…
- It’s safe and secure.
- And private.
- It’s very easy to use.
- And all stored in one convenient place.
- Learn at your own pace.
- View/listen in your own time.
- It’s 24/7 365 days a year so view/listen whenever you like …at 9pm wearing your PJs and drinking cocoa if you like …
- All you need is computer/tablet/phone so you can watch/listen anywhere too.
- Download and listen privately on the go in the car, or on the bus or train. No-one will ever know what you’re doing.
- I am there to support and I’m backed up by superb Tech Support, if we ever need it.
Now that is COOL.
Love, Kathy x