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.
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
When I tell people about Pathwright, I often hear a version of “man, my university’s software sucks, we should use yours.”
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.
Introducing new categories and our top six blog posts from 2018.
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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.
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.
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.
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...
Every so often a person is gifted with both wonderful skill and the skill to teach. David Foster Wallace was such a person.
The story of the three-point shot and what it has to teach us about why point values matter in an online course.
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.
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.
About three months ago, my team set out to make a DIY demo of Pathwright. We just launched it!
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Before you read this, pause and take a look at everything you’ve learned in the past month. …and done? Of course not.
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.
The primary users of Pathwright are the hundreds of thousands of students completing learning steps every day. None of these users pay us.
The moment a lecture turns to asking questions, exploring answers, critiquing, expanding, etc. is usually when the most engaged learning happens.
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.
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