DEATH TO POWERPOINT COURSES! 15 Tips for Smarter Online Presentations

Does anyone ever stay awake when you are using PowerPoint or KeyNote as the basis for your classes?

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Why do so many people use PowerPoint or Keynote for online classes?

I don’t know. I’ve watched a dozen or more online courses in the last 2 months, and except for the big players—Coursera, HarvardX, The Great Courses, Udemy, and the like—most use some form of text slides with a Voice Over (“VO”).

It’s easy. It’s cheap. It’s boring.

Hello world!

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
William Arthur Ward

Welcome to Marcy McDonald’s blog: Helping You Create Great Online Courses. We’ll cover the whole shebang, from concept to post-production.

Posts will come out weekly and draw from 30+ years of experience writing, editing, and filming. In a 9-year span, I worked on more than 5,000 hours of courses, for a total of more than 450 courses.

Very few people in the online course business have that much experience. And even fewer have as much depth and breadth in course content development, ranging from neuroscience to wine to ancient history to meditation.

I have been a trailblazer in the field of content development and coaching for audio and video courses.

And now I can help you blaze a trail in your field, by giving you the tools you need to take your courses from good to great.

Great teaching changes lives. Let’s change lives together.

Thanks for joining me!

Marcy McDonald