Several months ago (wow, that was May!), I talked a little about online classes that the digital scrapbooking community might enjoy. It seems like more and more great classes are popping up, like “Every Life Has a Story” at The Digi Chick. I know a lot of you are taking Ali’s Yesterday & Today class at BPS as well.
I know I certainly loved taking a small group photography class recently and getting to interact with like-minded people. Forums and blog comments and Twitter can only do so much – sometimes you like to actually talk to someone!
Hanging on the coat-tails of yesterday’s lively discussion, I wanted to keep us talking. I’ve listed some of the things I’m interested in below. Please don’t feel like you have to answer every question, by any means.
- What new classes in our community excite you? (whether or not you can/will take them)
- Have you taken any online classes in scrapbooking (digital, hybrid, paper), photography, design, typography, productivity, or organization?
- What worked well in these classes? What would you have liked to see changed?
- What was the time commitment involved? Were you able to keep up with the assignments?
- Is there a difference to you in self-paced (w/ forum support) vs. instructed-led courses?
- What affects your decision to take an online course?
- Most importantly, on what topics do YOU need additional instruction, guidance or inspiration?
I like to think I ask these questions on behalf of many of the education providers in our community. I didn’t consult my colleagues and this isn’t a formal survey, but I think we’re all interested in knowing how we can improve the services we provide to you. Speak your mind!
An Unrelated Side Note
I didn’t exactly pull out all the stops for this year’s Blog Action Day (that being today), but Scrapper’s Workshop dedicated a whole post to digital scrapbooking as a green alternative to traditional paper scrapping. I hope they don’t mind that I nabbed their little graphic. Jenn has some excellent points. Since I never paper scrapped, I hadn’t really thought in depth about the eco-friendliness of digi.