If you’ve been following my posts for some time you’ll see this isn’t written in my usual style. It’s closer to a diary entry, but I wanted to share it with you because…well…I’ve got a message.
At the end, I’ll have something that will help you get started in the challenge this post refers to. But only if you read all the way. It’s two minutes of your time, so two minutes well spent I believe.
There is a Chinese(?) proverb that goes
“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”
Well, the world’s students are ready and waiting. They’re pacing up and down their homes, workplaces, hallways, bedrooms and studies. They’re joining social media platforms in the millions, groups aplenty hashtagging their needs in tweets and posts asking for help one way or the other.
But as teachers, you’re not very good at making yourselves seen let alone heard.
They can’t find you...
This post is going to help you understand that regardless of who you are, your background or professional qualifications, you have the expertise to teach. And, you are already teaching. This makes you a prime candidate for creating your own online fashion courses, promoting them, earning revenue and helping others solve their own challenges.
I fell in love with training and adult education in the early 1980's. My first introduction to training as a career was when I attended a train the trainer course. Five days in London. The hotel accommodation was poor. I couldn't afford anything fancy. My company paid for the course but the accommodation was down to me. It was at a time when the latest technology in our office was a Canon fax. The course trainer used overhead projectors and acetates. If you're too young to know what these are, look here. I remember being wowed by the book he used containing a catalog of silhouettes he used for these acetates to give a more professional...
Whether or not you are a freelance designer, retailer or international brand, your success lies largely in how well you serve your customers. And in today's rapidly evolving world of globalization and consumer awareness for how clothes are made, paying close attention to the consumer has never been more important.
Customers are precious and need to be guarded like precious stones.
Over the past decade, I've been involved in helping organizations striving to deliver great customer experiences as a strategic differentiator. They've seen that this is their only true point of differentiation because delivering a great customer experience has such an impact on others because of the rapid viral spread of stories about these experiences. Within minutes stories can reach thousands.
We've all done it. Told others of our great or crappy customer service experiences. Right now someone is sharing their story about your brand. About their...
If you're reading this post the chances are you have some knowledge, skill and experience working in the fashion sector. In this post, we're going to show you that no matter what that experience is, there's a course style that you can adopt to teach your subject online.
There are four principle course styles which we can identify. We’ll look at each one in more detail below but the four are:
Courses can be designed based on an entire style so that everything within the course is based on that style, or alternatively different sections of the course, whether complete modules or individual lessons can have their own style.
Let’s have a look at each one and see how they differ.
A Reflection-based course has a primary objective to teach new concepts and ideas and to introduce students to new material so they can think deeply and critically about the subject. As...
OK. Let’s begin with some facts.
The education technology or EdTech industry is currently booming and all reports suggest it will continue to boom for the foreseeable future. In fact, according to Forbes, it’s an industry valued at $107 billion per year. There was $2.51 billion invested in EdTech companies during the first half of 2015 alone. So someone’s taking it seriously.
In May 2016 the leading education technology-focused conference, EdTechXGlobal released a report which referred to the growing realisation of the impact EdTech is having on the way skills are acquired and developed for the 21st Century workforce. And fashion can’t bury its head in the sand and not embrace educational technology strategies to keep ahead.
The report goes on to explain that the speed of EdTech growth will be hugely dictated by the global education expenditure market as education is increasingly becoming more and more expensive to deliver in traditional ways....