Thursday, 13 December 2012 from 09:30 to 15:00 (GMT)
London, United Kingdom
As part of the launch of the UK’s first crowd sourced learning content site, you’re invited to mylearningworxshop (see what we did there?) on Thursday 13 December 2012. We’re delighted to be hosted by Google Campus London, Europe’s most exciting tech start up hub.
Take a course. Make a course. Change the world.
As the UK's first ‘crowd-sourced content’ learning centre, we want to help you join in and start creating your own learning content to share your knowledge and skills. But when it actually comes to making a course we understand you might not know where to start. You probably haven’t created any kind of online content before. You might even not be technologically minded. But we believe everyone has a course in them.
So here’s how we’re going to help you get started on making your course, whatever your area of interest, and earn some money out of your existing skills and knowledge. By the end of the day you’ll achieve level one of the mylearningworx expert status, meaning you are ready to rock and roll, and get cracking on creating your own learning content.
When and where is it?
- Date: Thursday 13 December 2012
- Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
- Location: Google Campus, London
What will it cover?
We’ll be taking you through:
o 10.00 – Introduction to mylearningworx
o 10.30 – Road map and future development of mylearningworx
o 11.00 – Coffee break
o 11.15 – Track 1 (see below)
o 12.15 – Lunch
o 13.00 – Track 2 (see below)
o 14.00 – Track 3 (see below)
o 15.00 – Summary and prizes (and time to get some Christmas shopping in afterwards!)
The idea with the tracks is we’ll break into three groups and rotate through each track as the day goes on so you cover all the sessions. With smaller groups, it will be easier to get stuck in with questions and working together. Depending on everyone’s experience, we might select the groups based on your existing skills, but we’ll work through that on the day itself.
Track 1: Content production
Gill Chester is the founder of the Little Man Project and has been involved in online learning for many years. Gill’s going to be taking us through the different tools and technologies you can use to create your learning content, many of which you’ll have already. Her tips and tricks are invaluable and will help even the least technical person get started. The session will include harnessing the power of Powerpoint, using simple PDFs for learning, screen capture tools, video and elearning authoring suites.
Track 2: Writing great content
One of the most important principles underpinning mylearningworx is to help our content creators write great courses. Tony Frascina of Objective Training and Chair of the annual Elearning Awards, will explore the theory of learning design, how to avoid common elearning pitfalls and how to engage your learners with your content. We’ll look at setting learning objectives and also consider how best to incorporate assessments and quizzes, or if they’re needed at all.
Track 3: Telling the world
Now once you’ve made your course, you’re going to want people to take it. But they’re not going to be able to take it if they don’t know it exists! So our communications director, Kate Graham, will be working through the different elements of how best to promote your course; from writing an attention grabbing yet appropriate course title, through to PR and promotion on social networking sites. Kate will also show you how the mylearningworx team will be working on your behalf to market your course to the world.
By the end of the day you’ll be able to go home and get started on making your course, whatever your area of interest, and start to make yourself some money out of your existing skills and knowledge.
How much will it cost?
This is the best value training you’ll ever get! Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and we’re charging a teeny nominal fee of £9 so we can feed you lunch and give you lots of coffee, tea and biscuits.
Hope to see you there
The mylearningworx team
P.S: If you haven’t taken a peek yet, our beta site is now live so feel free to take a look around and let us know your thoughts. Just click here.
When & Where
mylearningworx is the UK's first ‘crowd-sourced content’ learning centre. As a UK company, we focus on offering courses that are relevant to a UK audience. That includes learning to help us at work or just to get more out of life.