The web is in an awkward phase right now. We’re transitioning from an era where a website was simply a collection of linked pages to one where even using the term “page” to describe a particular screen is a giant oversimplification.
Learning has always had the same enemy: distraction. And teachers have always had the same task: to fight distraction with good design. That's more true in the brave new world of the internet...
We're excited to officially announce the biggest new feature we've built to date: Blocks. Blocks gives you the power to design effective, engaging learning content like never before.
The story of the three-point shot and what it has to teach us about why point values matter in an online course.
We sometimes get asked if Pathwright plays friendly with other apps. The answer is a resounding "yes" because of a really cool tool called Zapier...
The moment a lecture turns to asking questions, exploring answers, critiquing, expanding, etc. is usually when the most engaged learning happens.
To kick off a new school year, I thought I'd share some of my favorite wisdom from other teachers.
To do a little myth-busting, a course isn’t simply collected information. Teaching is the shape that information takes and the relationship that’s built around it.
Part three of our three part Guidance series from Laurie. Integrate your account with other powerful tools...
Part two of our three part Guidance series from Laurie. Make your best course pitch page...
This is part one of a three part series in which Laurie, our Guidance Expert, shares Pathwright’s subtle superpowers and hidden features you might have missed.
Jerry Seinfeld wants to know if you’ll watch his show. Well, that was a big question when developing his internet show "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”
There are – and always will be – hundreds of features that we could build but haven't. If you’ve ever wondered about how we prioritize what to build, well…
Running often is not a comfortable choice. Yet almost every day, I find myself hitting the trail for a run even though it’s much easier to do practically anything else.
About three months ago, my team set out to make a DIY demo of Pathwright. We just launched it!
On a given Saturday, with time on my side and a bit of boldness, YouTube will teach me almost any skill. I need to change the oil in my car? 3,660,000 videos are ready at hand to show me how.
Whether you’re wrangling your team to reach a milestone this week or psyching yourself up to launch your course this month, you can ride the primo wave of a supportive process to get there.
Behind every inventor, astronaut, stay-at-home parent, and president, you’ll find a teacher who inspired them. As a small thank you to all the amazing teachers out there, our team at Pathwright has designed . . .
The Pathwright Team
For the last two years, our Pathwright blog has been hosted on Medium. Medium is beautiful and easy to use. Not to mention the huge readership and built-in marketing.
The primary users of Pathwright are the hundreds of thousands of students completing learning steps every day. None of these users pay us.
Free courses are an easy way to attract new sign-ups and help people who don’t have the budget to learn what we teach. Win-win, right? Well, not exactly.
I love exploring historic universities. While living in London last year, I had the chance to explore some of Oxford’s colleges and numerous universities in Scotland.
There’s a commonality for designers, whether a product designer or a teacher designing a course. It’s this: Sometimes, even though you know what you want to accomplish, you don’t know how to get there.
Last year, after working in the “real world” for three years, I decided to move to England in order to study for a Master’s degree.
The first days of class are what I remember best from my time teaching. Covering syllabi, mispronouncing names on the roll, trying to wrap up early to build goodwill with my students.
Like the first page of a novel, your course introduction sets the tone for everything that follows. In a course, the first few steps can give your learners a map of what they’ll learn and the energy to tackle it.
A lot of people set out to start a business. The perception of flexibility, independence, respect, and potential wealth are big draws. The millennial way of expressing this is to found a “startup.”
Before you read this, pause and take a look at everything you’ve learned in the past month. …and done? Of course not.
Naturally, we get asked why courses in Pathwright don’t include a sidebar. Fair question. I’ll share two reasons why I think it’s time for course designers to break up with their sidebars.
When I tell people about Pathwright, I often hear a version of “man, my university’s software sucks, we should use yours.”
The idea of “teaching” an online course has been largely distorted to mean packaging up a bunch of videos and documents and then focusing all energy towards selling it
Online courses should be more than just an attractive way to convey information, because learning is more than just relaying facts. It’s about relationships that build frameworks for information.
Every so often a person is gifted with both wonderful skill and the skill to teach. David Foster Wallace was such a person.
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