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1 - How to stand out from hundreds of online courses (an intro)
Two things to capture your audience's attention:
- Landing page - setting the first impression
- Course implementation - making good impression last
Both are very important to get students and make them a fan of your course.
2 - Featured Courses
I. Start your 2022 by becoming a better storyteller.
Learn from the best! Win your audience's hearts and minds by telling a story that clicks! through this Story Skill Workshop with Bernadette Jiwa, Seth Godin, and Akimbo.
Start Date: Jan 24
II. What simple things you can do to live more sustainably?
Learn to live more sustainably in 6 weeks with this BIG SIX most impactful actions for reducing your carbon footprint. Scholarship and flexible timing are offered. Check it out~
Start Dates: Dec 1 / Jan 4 / Feb 2
Price: $79 - $219
3 - Top News
I. US education software company exposed personal data of 1.2M students
This US based company manages students' data to process application for scholarships and college funding. Because of misconfigured Google Cloud Storage, it exposed personal data of thousands of applicants such as name, email addresses, even parent's education, income, personal experience like foster home or abusive situations—which is alarming as it contained financial documents like FAFSA including full Social Security numbers.
Thoughts? What current system should we change to prevent this data exposure from happening again?
II. India to become the ed-tech capital of the world!
- India's edtech industry is expected to reach US$4B by 2025
- Out of the US$4B valuation, US$1.5B will focus on K-12 through after-school and prep-courses
- Byju leads the total ed-tech funding raise at 57%, followed by Unacademy and Vedantu
Thoughts? What can we learn from India's dedacorns and unicorns in terms of building our micro-school or edtech startup?
III. FutureLearn commits to building world's biggest online climate curriculum
FutureLearn's CEO, Simon Nelson said, “the economic impacts of climate change alone are going to be so big that every business will have to rethink itself”. McIlwain, second the motion and said it's something that will only come through learning.
Thoughts? What impact your course can bring to the world?
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