Courseography is designed to complement and replace how you source new course ideas and attract new instructors.
When making the decision to use a new piece of software or service, you’ll need to determine how to integrate it into your existing workflow. It should be able to create an efficiency by saving time and help you generate revenue.
Who are the types of learning providers who should use Courseography?
Schools or providers who offer a program or service where they sell courses or training to a community of learners. Most, if not all, of the courses offered through these providers listed below are not-for-credit and taught purely for enrichment or personal/professional growth.
These providers may include, but are not limited to:
University Extension Programs
Community College Continuing Education Divisions
Adult Education Schools & Centers
Parks & Recreation Departments
Corporate Learning & Development Teams
After-School Enrichment or Summer Camp Programs
Human Resource Departments
Small Training Businesses
How might these providers implement Courseography into their existing workflow?
Most of these types of schools, organizations, and companies I’ve listed will likely have some sort of funnel to source ideas and attract new instructors. Some providers will likely have a passive course proposal process where they will send out a call for proposals and encourage prospective instructors to submit their course or speaking idea within a given time frame.
One of the core goals of Courseography is to help learning providers move from a passive based recruitment process to an active one. The provider who is able to move aggressively to find new course topics and locate the individuals who can teach them will have a greater likelihood of earning revenue to support their program or business.
There are a couple of ways providers can use Courseography. Let’s discuss them now.
Complement Your Existing Course Recruitment Process
This type of integration and usage is the most simple. As a learning provider, you may already have a system of collecting course proposals that works for you. By adding Courseography as a complement to what you already do, you’ll be able to round out your course catalog by filling in the gaps that may exist.
Let’s say you’d like to run a course for kids & teens on a specialty topic, but were unsuccessful in finding an instructor to teach. If you use Courseography, you can check to see if there is an instructor who teaches a course in your area by performing a search based on category and location.
Watch this brief demo video on how a learning provider can search and save a course proposal.
Replace Your Existing Course Proposal Workflow
The other alternative is to use Courseography as your sole source for managing your course proposals and searching for new instructors.
For many learning providers who collect course proposals from their own website, the proposal form is usually found as either a:
MS Word Document
Because these forms are not consistent across providers and they may be hard-to-find and difficult to complete for instructors, it may make sense to move your entire course proposal collection process into Courseography where all proposals will be located in one unified space.
You’ll be able to update your existing workflow very easily by:
Listing on your website that each instructor needs to complete a course proposal form on Courseography by a given date.
For existing instructors, you can simply search by their name to locate their proposals and save them directly into your portal.
For new instructors, you can search by keyword, location, category, or instructor name. Once you’ve found course proposals you like, you may save them to your portal and message the instructors for more information, as well as to schedule their course.
Bear in mind, an instructor will also include a short course description, instructor biography, a course outline, their willingness to travel, and an external link to another online profile. You may use these items to determine if a course/instructor is credible before contacting them.
We’ll be providing more tools for learning providers to better search and organize their proposals over the coming months once we’ve received more feedback from users.
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