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Those Who Can, Teach - For Profit: Creating a Course Plan

A step-by-step guide to planning your course like a pro.

Deciding to offer an online course is just the beginning. Even with the best marketing, social media blasts, email lists, and advertising, your course means nothing without content. If you don't deliver on your advertising, students will be disappointed and asking for their money back. Even if they don't, they won't be taking any more courses for you. They certainly won't be referring your courses to others.

However, many people highly proficient in their fields find they have trouble figuring out how to break down what they know into an understandable series of lessons for beginners. For many of us, it's been years (or even decades) since we took our first baby steps in learning our disciplines. It's like trying to teach a child to tie his or her shoe. We do these things almost automatically, but for a beginner, it can be a complex project.

Nevertheless, people, just like you, do this everyday. They make money selling their knowledge in the form of online courses.

The courses in this series will help you learn what you need to know to create an effective online course. At the center of this planning is creating a course outline.

What You Will Learn

By the end of this course you will be able to

  • Create a set of learning objectives for your course and explain why they are important
  • Research and write a comprehensive content outline
  • Break down your content outline into a series of lesson topics
  • Identify the best learning experiences (video/audio lectures, text-based materials, textbook readings, exercises, group discussions, etc) to use to deliver this content
  • Develop a list of materials needed by the student and instructor for the course
  • Create a method of ongoing and final evaluation of the effectiveness of the course.

If you are feeling overwhelmed trying to create online course materials, this is a good starting point. And don't forget our other courses for edu-preneurs in our Those Who Can, Teach - For Profit Series. Click Here for a full listing of currently available courses, and announcements of coming courses.


Your Instructor


Terri L. Main
Terri L. Main

Terri Main has written and published most types of literature including novels, poetry, short stories, nonfiction books, magazine articles, stage plays, video scripts, and radio drama. She has published more than 60 books. She has also taught writing and communication studies for more than 30 years. She can do, but she also can teach.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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