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Building a better Scrivener course

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In late December, I began a search for a better way to teach my online Scrivener courses. Honestly, I’m always trying to improve, but this time I wanted to take a big leap forward.

I was looking for a way for students to sign up any time of the year and start taking the course immediately, while still allowing me to interact and answer questions. I wanted a platform that would be easy to navigate, let me incorporate video into the lessons that need it most, deliver content in easier-to-digest bites, look great on mobile devices, and make learning more fun.

I found one that hits just about all of my criteria, and I’m working hard to get it set up. But, holy cow, it’s taking W-A-Y longer than I anticipated. I won’t be rolling it out this weekend (as I had originally hoped), but my goal is to have everything running smoothly for the Scrivener Intro courses by mid February. Which was when I had planned to offer those courses again anyway.

Now that I know what I’m up against, I’m confident I can meet that goal.

The changes are a lot of work, but I’m having fun with it. I love digging into the tech side, thinking about how to make Scrivener easier to learn, and how to provide a better experience for everyone.

And I’m excited about launching the new site because it’s seriously going to take the learning experience up a notch.

My Scrivener newsletter subscribers will be the first to know when it’s ready to roll (at a discount for early birds), so if you don’t want to miss out, be sure to sign up today.

I hope your new year is going well. Keep writing and reading and enjoying every day!

6 Comments

  1. Roy

    Reply

    Hi Gwen

    I think it is a great improvement if we will be able to join a class at any time.

  2. Sidneyeve Matrix

    Reply

    This is a great idea and such a challenge I know. A great innovation and I wish you all the best with it. “Event programming” is a tough sell these days when so much information and entertainment and even educational media is available “on demand.” So taking this step will surely be an important one, and many more people will be able to engage with you and your work with this added flexibility. Perhaps if you are looking for testers for the pilot offering you might contact those in your mailing list who purchased a course with great intentions and enthusiasm, but then could not attend it when the time came around — and yes, that would include me! Best wishes and thank you for all the great content Gwen.

    • Reply

      Thanks, Sidneyeve! I hope people like the changes I’ve made. My #1 goal was to make the courses available all year round. I appreciate the offer, but I’m ready to launch. In fact, today is the big day (with a 40% discount through Friday at midnight EST)! 🙂

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