It’s New Year’s Eve. This means that Crafting my Life starts in a couple of weeks – I’m excited! I’m hard at work, putting on the finishing touches. This also means that tomorrow is the last day for early bird registration, which saves you $30 off the full course price. Visit the Sign Up! page to get in on that.
Now, on to the topic at hand. Crafting my Life is an online course, but what does that really mean? What does an online course look like, anyway? I’m not sure that I can provide a definitive answer for every online course, but I can certainly tell you more about my online course.
First, though, I need to say that how you do Crafting my Life is up to you. That’s sort of the point of the course – it provides you with the flexibility to tailor it to your life, because otherwise it would be missing the point. All the same, I’m anticipating that for most of us, spending hours every day on a class isn’t possible. One or two hours a week is probably what it will look like for most people. So, what fills those one or two hours?
- Every week you’ll get an email with an introduction and outline of the week’s topic, and some thoughts and ideas to get you started thinking.
- A couple of days later you’ll receive a video or an audio interview, expanding on the topic. The interviews will be around 20 minutes, and the videos will be around 5 minutes.
- You’ll get a sheet every week to help you flesh out your own thoughts and ideas on the week’s topic. It has some ideas to get you started, and encourages you to think about how you would implement this in your own life.
- Each week you’ll do a mission, and how you do it will be up to you. You can spend 10 minutes or 10 hours on it, although I expect most people will clock in closer to 10 minutes than 10 hours.
- You’ll have access to the online community, which you can decide how much time you’d like to spend on. I hope you’ll spend however long it takes to find the support you need.
My basic vision is that people will spend about 20 minutes a day on the course, a few days a week. Although you could absolutely do it all at once, or do it in smaller chunks of time around your life. As I said, this is about fitting the course into your life in a way that works for you, and gives you the maximum benefit.
Now, let me take this chance to wish you all a very, very happy New Year. I hope that 2011 holds great things for you. In fact, I kind of have a feeling that it does!