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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Build Your Teaching Business Online

Online education platform WizIQ announced that it is hosting a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) entitled 'Build Your Teaching Business Online.' The course begins on October 24, 2014.
Course Highlights
  • Live sessions with established online teaching experts
  • Class recordings available after each session
  • Learn to develop and market courses
  • Create and present your own online course
  • Extend your reach in social media
About the Course
Language of Instruction: English

Course Description 
Build Your Teaching Business Online is a free and open course (MOOC) created and facilitated by Jason R. Levine and Sylvia Guinan. This course is for tutors, test prep institutes, training programs, and individual teachers who wish to expand or launch their online teaching business.

In the first part of the course, you will learn from guest presenters in live sessions on WizIQ.

Presenters include:
Jack Askew, Drew Badger, Dr. Nellie Deutsch, Joss Frimond, Sylvia Guinan, Kerstin Hammes, Sunita KadianPeter Lahiff, Jason R. Levine, and Vicky Loras

Topics for these sessions include:
  • Planning and creating courses
  • Materials design
  • Building your website
  • Creating and managing a blog
  • Pricing and marketing courses
  • Promoting your courses in social media
  • Strategies for recruiting students.
In the second part of the course, you will apply what you have learned to creating your own ‘demo’ course on WizIQ. The course facilitators will first show you how to use the virtual classroom and course creation software. They will then guide you in developing a plan to run, market, and manage your course. Finally, you will have the opportunity to present your course to your peers.

Participants who successfully create and present their demo courses will receive Certificates of Completion for Build Your Teaching Business Online.

Course Timetable:
Link to Class Schedule
October 24: Opening Ceremony
October 27-November 16: Guest presentations (Complete list published soon)
November 17-23: Learning to use the virtual classroom
November 24-30: Learning to create a course
December 1-7: Course creation
December 8-21 Course presentations

About the Instructor  
Jason R. Levine
NEW YORK, United States

Jason R Levine (Jase, for short) is Ambassador and Knowledge Entertainer at WizIQ, where he recruits teachers and develops online courses. He has fifteen years of experience as an English teacher, teacher trainer, and materials writer. Jase is the creator of ColloLearn, an approach to English language learning based on the songs he writes and performs as Fluency MC. He has led teacher training programs in fourteen countries in Europe, the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East.

Jase writes songs and chants for several publishers, including Oxford University Press. He is chair of TESOL’s Video and Digital Media Interest Section and works as an English Specialist with the U.S. Department of State.

After earning an MA in TESOL from Hunter College in 1999, Jase taught at several schools before becoming the director of curriculum development for Embassy CES. In 2002, he co-founded a TOEFL preparation school for international students in New York City.

Jase maintains the ColloLearn YouTube channel and the Fluency MC Facebook page. He is an active administrator of over a dozen Facebook groups for English language teachers and learners, including How to Improve Your English, Jason R. Levine Fans,Innovative Teachers of English, and Teachers Teaching Online.

About the Co-creator and Designer
Sylvia Guinan
Community Builder and Edtech facilitator

Sylvia Guinan is Community Builder and Edtech facilitator at WiziQ.
She has a BA in English Literature, a Diploma in Higher Education and twenty years experience as a teacher.

She reaches out to teachers around the world through:

Creating and running the new Build your Teaching Business Online course with Jason R. Levinemoderating and presenting at online conferences,blogging,community building through social media, empowering teachers to work online, supporting them in using educational technology and encouraging creative use of technology for pedagogical purposes.

Apart from presenting at conferences online, she has helped run, organise and moderate the ELT MOOCs on WiziQ, promote and blog about The Reform Symposium, and moderate Shelly Terrell's EVO eperfect ebook writer's initiative.

As an online English Teacher she specialises in exams preparation, creative curriculum development and business English .She does this through a focused, creative multi-media approach that allows students to excel on multiple levels.The goal is never just the next exam or the next business meeting. The ultimate goal is personal and professional development for students and clients through setting challenges that develop strong linguistic and cognitive skills.Learn more at her website, blogs, Linkedin, google + and facebook page.

Source: WizIQ and Fluency MC's Channel (YouTube)

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