Creating A Learner-Centered Mindset with Emily Walker

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Today I’m talking with Emily Walker all about creating a learner-centered mindset. This episode is great if you already have a course or are planning to create one, but it’s also beneficial if you want to make sure that the information you’re sharing is beneficial to your audience.

In this episode, Emily walks us through how she got started in learning design and what that means, as well as why you can apply these principles to everything you do in business. We then talk about the mindset you should have when choosing to educate your audience through a course and how you can get started in the right mindset. She talks about goal statements and how that can guide you in your course creation, marketing, and more as you make decisions to create something that really benefits the people who are learning from you and she explains some of the key questions that you can ask yourself during the process of learner-centered design.

We also have a brief conversation about why we need to think about of the box of what everyone else is doing in creating opt-ins and courses and really figure out what’s going to work best for the people that we’re trying to educate instead of following along with the industry standard. In addition, we have a discussion about why the key piece of any course is not just what you’re trying to teach and the transformation your learners will see, but how you do things as a unique individual and why that’s so important to make that a part of everything that you do so you can stand out in a crowded industry.

We then talk about the ways that focusing on your learners benefits your business and some tips for creating courses that are learner-centered.

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Connect with Emily

Emily Walker wants to live in a world where people teach their passion, PowerPoint karaoke isn’t a thing, and designing an online learning experience is as simple as Sunday mornings in yoga pants.  As the founder of Course Wellness with Emily and the Course Wellness Podcast, she helps heart-centered entrepreneurs design online courses that support their audience through their transformative learning journey. When she’s not designing or auditing courses, you can find her cuddling with her two cats, drinking matcha lattes, and planning her next trip to France. Learn more about Emily at her site www.coursewellness.com and be sure to check out the Course Wellness Wheel.

Topics Discussed:

  • How Emily got started in learning design
  • What a learning designer does
  • Applying learning design to everything you do
  • The mindset you should have when choosing to educate your audience through a course
  • Where to start when you want to create a course
  • How a goal statement can guide your course creation, marketing, and more
  • Key questions to ask yourself during the process of learner-centered design
  • Why you need to think outside the box of what everyone else is doing
  • Ways that focusing on your learners benefits your business
  • Tips for creating courses that are learner-centered

Resources Discussed:

Action Steps:

  1. Create a goal statement for your course or business.
  2. Brainstorm ways that you can educate your audience that are out of the box.
  3. Choose one topic you want to learn and figure out your first step.