Battle testing the EBC concept
In one of those cool internet moments, a person I'd been following and loosely chatting with on Twitter (learning experience design extraordinaire Andrew Barry) invited me to join a cohort-based course on... believe it or not.. online course creation. Very meta. But I can appreciate meta.
Not only that, but he asked if I'd be willing to work with him to transform his content into an EBC. I was indeed willing. And so from a 120-tweet mega-thread, we created a 10-email course. It was an epic process.
The deal was: I’d help him create his EBC, and he’d sponsor my participation in the cohort-based course (facilitated by Andrew and hosted by On Deck).
The cool thing about CBCs is that there’s a lot of student-to-student interaction. Andrew asked me to present on email courses, so I threw a deck together next thing I know, 30 people are tuning in.
I presented everything I knew about EBCs. The response from the community was pretty electric. People starting to jam on EBCs left and right...
Which of course got me thinking... There might be something else here.
With everything I'd learned in building Big Later, it seemed like a worthy effort to codify this stuff into a playbook so that other people wouldn't have to make my mistakes.
That was the genesis of Master the Email Based Course. The next three weeks were pretty intense.
The story continues in the next fast-forward.