Those terms are all kinda the same word for: Online learning!
Here’s some learnings from each:
Cohort Based Cohorts Learnings:
I interviewed Gagan Biyani of Udemy about “cohorts” and it was eye opening how rapidly this concept is taking off.
- Cohorts allow for a better community because everyone is going towards a common goal at the same time.
- People want to have more engaging online learning, cohorts are the answer!
- Cohorts allow for people to be able to have a community while they learn.
- Some courses will SAAS-ify themselves so they can charge a monthly fee forever, but most of the best courses will have cohort approaches with a start and an end date.
- Cohort based courses allow the creator to charge a higher price, have fewer students and have a defined start and end date.
Office Hours Learnings:
We host a live office hours every week so we’ve learned a lot.
- It’s like college: There’s hundreds of people in a class, yet only a few students show up at each office hours so they get valuable personalized time and help.
- You start seeing patterns in questions during the Office Hours, and we currently see a lot of email stuff, digital product questions, and SEO stuff.
- It’s really cool to see what others are working on, and it sparks ideas for your own projects.
We used to call them “bootcamps” but now that word has shifted to “cohorts.”
- I’ve realized it’s better to pre-record the information rather than do a live presentation (personal choice).
- Instead of doing presentations on live calls, we just do a 100% interactive sessions so we can talk to people.
- It’s something we can run WITHIN the current course which is cool.
- We did a beta test for a website re-do cohort and it failed…instead everyone wanted to build an autoresponder.
Most of the good information is inside the podcast episode, I hope you enjoy it!