Here’s a quick little video I made in my studio to let you know why I created my online course “Arrange Yourself” and what you’ll learn in it.
The next “Arrange Yourself” course begins Jan. 14th. You can learn more and register at my website. The Early Bird $50-off discounts ends at midnight on Jan. 3rd. The discount code is “EARLY” – just enter it in the shopping cart when you register.
I hope I see you in the course!
I know first hand that you are a great teacher! I am longing to take your course, but I am already soooo busy juggling what I already have on my plate. Realistically, how much of a time commitment on my part would be involved in order to get A LOT out of the course? Perhaps I should wait until the summer (I am a music teacher & church music director) when I would have more time to devote? I would appreciate your advice. Thanks! Debbie (“Deborah”!) Doyle
Hi Debbie – I totally understand! So here’s how it works:
Each week I release the lesson for that week. There’s a video lesson (and both and audio and PDF version of the video), you watch. I try to keep it to 40 minutes (two 20-minute videos) but it sometimes gets a little longer. There’s homework you can do, or not do, and then there’s a live Q&A. If you can’t attend the Q&A live, you can send your questions and then you can watch the video (or listen to the audio) of that afterwards.
Sometimes there are little additional videos I make to explain something about a question someone asked, or to give examples of how you might approach the homework.
It’ll all stay on line for at least 6 weeks afterwards, so you can go back and review it or catch up on any sections you missed.
So, you could access all the content in about two hours a week. But I think the real value comes when you do the homework, in part because doing the homework is often what brings up the kinds of questions you’ll want to ask in the Q&A.
Doing the homework could take you as little as 15-minutes each week – most are short (no more than 90-second) videos … but realistically it will take longer. Each is a little creative project and so there’s no real telling how long it could take. (Submitting the homework, by the way, is optional — the basic version of the class doesn’t include homework feedback)
Here’s one big question: are you dealing with anything right now in your work, that this course could help you with? I always like to think about online learning (or any class) in terms of: Is this a distraction from what I’m trying to do or can I immediately apply it to what I’m doing in a way that will help focus me rather than scatter my focus?
For example, while I was first developing this course, I was taking an online video course – so I was able to take everything I learned in the video course and apply it directly to what I was doing. In that case, I told the teacher I wouldn’t be doing the home he provided, but I’d be taking what he taught and using it in my own projects.
I ended up doing a lot of the homework anyway, because it was a great way to get familiar with the concepts. But that’s what I mean about looking at your current situation and assessing whether the course will directly apply to it or will distract you.
I hope that’s helpful! Let me know if there’s anything I didn’t answer.