The simplicity of Teachable is both its strength and its weakness. It’s user-friendly, relatively intuitive interface makes it easy for most people to create a course quickly and easily.
The Effective Presentations course was created on Teachable because the platform presented this opportunity for rapid development without the need of external tools for the most part of what we wanted to do. And so the tool fitted the immediate goal and it was a great time.
The Getting Back to Hapiness Project is an online course written by Skip Johnson and put online on the Thinkific Online Course Platform by 3E Web Media. The course aim is right in its title “Getting Back to Happiness”. As you journey through the course, you will start realising that you are feeling more optimistic, more confident, more content and happy… With content so positive, so motivating and so inspirational, it was a privilege and an honour. We did not just worked, we learned, we enjoyed and we became one with the project. I am still thankful for the experience and really wish this course to reach and touch as many people as it should, sowing those positive seeds inside each of us.
The content author
The content author is the inspirational US author Skip Johnson. He believes that being alive is, as Helen Keller says, “either a daring adventure, or nothing at all.” A USPTA Master Tennis Professional, Political Science graduate, and the Vice President of Operations for the award-winning Gold’s Gyms, Skip enjoys keeping fit, travelling, reading, writing and storytelling. He also directs the oldest independent workshops for school tennis coaches, which has been running for 30 years.
His love for writing and teaching and his life as an author has spanned decades. This has seen him write many inspirational articles, as well as produce over 100 inspirational videos. But his greatest achievement as an author is his new book, Grateful for Everything, available now from Amazon.com.
The online course
Skip Johnson wanted to make his inspirational workshops available as a self-learning course. This is where 3E Web Media was asked to get involved. Our expertise was sollicited to look through appropriate e-learning systems (or learning management systems aka LMS). Our article on 3E Top Online Course Platforms is always a good place to start. Beyond this, we worked together to determine what Skip’s specific requirements were. This helped us refine the list of adequate Learning Management System (LMS). This research and analysis led us to choosing Thinkific, a standalone online course platform. As well as putting up the content online, we were asked to edit the content, convert content to online formats where appropriate and various other related activities.
The course Includes videos, quotes, a survey, quizzes, audios, a lot more content in various formats. It was not just a job for us. The work has been very fruitful with the course pilots being run in the first quarter of 2017. The actual online course launch is set for the beginning of the academic year, in September 2017, a great, positive and motivating way to start discovering the best in ourselves