Hi y'all 👋
Learning of the week: You can send your ethernet signal through your electricity outlets 🤯
I ordered two of those plug/ethernet bad boys to get rid of my latency issue with my WiFi router.
Shoutout to K for the recommendation 🙌
Topics this week:
🤦♂️ Making all my notes public
🤷♂️ Why I quit my sabbatical after 4 weeks
📚 How to publish your first book // h/t @julietrelstad @fostercowriting
🏝 The Remote conference you shouldn't miss #REMOTEbyGitLab
You Can Access All My Notes (All of Them) 🤦♂️
Open Source projects share their code for free.
Content is cheap. Implementation is expensive.
I think the same can work for online education.
Completion rates of self-paced courses are super low (~3-6%).
On the other hand facilitation can move the needle for students.
As a course creator you are building a curriculum:
- 🔍 Researching topics
- 📊 Finding examples
- 📝 Synthesizing learnings
I am storing all of this information in a structured Notion page.
As of today I started giving it away for free👇
Remote Workbook: An ever-expanding (and FREE) resource for remote leaders 🏝
For now it's an experiment. I hope it does not backfire 🤦♂️
In the coming weeks I will document my thinking and processes:
- Break entire course content down into smaller topics
- Organize topic-specific mini workshops
- Prepare agenda based on participant need
- Create shareable assets
- Re-use assets for non-workshop distribution
- Learn what works and improve content
- Rinse & repeat
🤔 I'd love to connect if you have thoughts around this topic.
Why I Quit My Sabbatical: The Online Education Opportunity
A couple of friends have asked me a few questions over and over again:
- What are online courses?
- Why are YOU building courses?
- Was OnDeck Course Creators worth it?
Instead of answering it on a one-off basis I put it into a 10-minute blog post (with lots of images & tweets) 👇
This blog post explains how I went from enjoying my sabbatical to becoming an online course creator in the span of 4 months.
📚 How to Publish as an Indie Writer
On a totally random note: Next week I'm interviewing a seasoned author on the Foster Writing podcast.
I'm super excited.
Her name is Julie Trelstad and we'll talk about the 80/20 of publishing if you are an indie author.
Dreaming of publishing your first 📖?
Sign up and join us next week 👇
THE Remote Work Conference You Should Attend
Also... GitLab - the world's leading remote co - is hosting a free virtual conference about remote work.
I signed up already.
If it's of interest to you, check it out 👇
🙏 Would love to hear from you. What's up on your end?
Stay happy, stay healthy 🙌