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Creating an online training course

UnixGuyUnixGuy Mod Posts: 4,567 Mod
Just wondering if anyone here created an online training course or thought about creating one


what platforms did you use? what was your workflow like from scripting to recording to editing, etc?

Keen to hear experience because I'm thinking of creating some courses :)


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    JDMurrayJDMurray Admin Posts: 13,054 Admin
    Is the format of these course(s) to be like an online university course or are you thinking more of what's offered by Plualsight/Udemy/Cybrary?

    Coincidentally, I'm starting an adjunct professorship (i.e., part-time job) teaching IT and cybersecurity courses on-campus at a local university. I'm looking at making/updating a series of courses based on the objectives of the CompTIA CySA+ (CS0-003) cert. I started getting ideas for the form and content of such courses by asking GPT-4 to create syllabi, lesson plans, FAQs, labs, etc. based on the older CS0-002 CySA+ cert. (GPT-4 is only aware of information published since September 2021; the CS0-003 CySA+ version was released in 2023.) Although GPT did not create a ready-to-use product, it certainly produced excellent groundwork to polish and give me additional ideas for such courses.
    You can also take an alternate approach and ask GPT how to create online training courses for specific subjects and in a particular style you want. (Example: "Create an online course to teach a basic Linux course in the style of Carnegie Mellon University.") You then mine additional info about course authoring from GPT by varying/refining the wordage in your prompts to GPT. (Example: "How do I teach this course using the 'flipped classroom' methodology?")
    You'll soon realize that you need to study up on how to write better prompts for GPT. You will also need to teach it to your students just like we instruct on how to better use an online search engine.
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    UnixGuyUnixGuy Mod Posts: 4,567 Mod
    Interesting take! I must admit I haven't been using chatgpt or any AI for that matter.

    I want to create the courses in a Udemy/pluralsight style, but it's going to be me breaking down topics, using my personal style and approach, I'll have slides ,etc. I'm thinking of hosting on something like Teachable for example.


    So in this case, ChatGPT can help me with the layout? The layout is actually the easy part thought (I have an idea what I want to teach).


    I think I'll just put my head down in September/October/November and just do it. 



    It's exciting that you're starting teaching a part-time course, the student will appreciate your real world experience! Wish I had lecturers who had industry experience back then...
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    JDMurrayJDMurray Admin Posts: 13,054 Admin
    GPT will give you ideas for topics, and ways of presenting topis, that you may not have considered. If you use courses at Udemy, Pluralsight, et al you'll get the feel of their format and rules for presentation, such as: A module contains one or more videos that are no more than five minutes in length each; slides are simple in content and not shown for more than 30 seconds; animations are good if they provide knowledge and are not just used for distraction, etc.


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    UnixGuyUnixGuy Mod Posts: 4,567 Mod
    Nice, I just played a bit with Bard, and I'm loving the speed.



    @JDMurray I remember you crearted a course, was it a 'udemy/coursera' style? 

    Did you use power point slides? 


    Did you have an exam at the end?

    I'm planning out mine :) 
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    JDMurrayJDMurray Admin Posts: 13,054 Admin
    I made three courses for Pluralsight. I used PowerPoint for the slides and Camtasia Studio Pro to make the recording. I did write "skills check" questions to test viewer's knowledge and understanding of the material. I also provided a full text transcript taken from the script I wrote to make the recording.
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    UnixGuyUnixGuy Mod Posts: 4,567 Mod
    Excited to start work on my course!!
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    JDMurrayJDMurray Admin Posts: 13,054 Admin
    What's the subject and topics?
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    UnixGuyUnixGuy Mod Posts: 4,567 Mod
    GRC and consulting (my forte) :) 

    Hoping to make a dry topic into something interesting, digestable, and take it all the way from beginner to intermediate/advanced
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    SteveLavoieSteveLavoie Member Posts: 1,133 ■■■■■■■■■□
    I will definitely look for them once they are published :)
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    UnixGuyUnixGuy Mod Posts: 4,567 Mod
    I will definitely look for them once they are published :)
     damn now I have to actually make them  :D j/k , pretty excited! 
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    SteveLavoieSteveLavoie Member Posts: 1,133 ■■■■■■■■■□
    edited August 2023
    UnixGuy said:
    I will definitely look for them once they are published :)
     damn now I have to actually make them  :D j/k , pretty excited! 
    Now you are commited :)
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