One of the driving motives for opening a coding school was my negative reaction of wasted time with Skillshare. That time is lost for me.
And I realize, that maybe, some other teachers may want to have a personal teaching website, where they can focus on content that will be monetized without any slavery fees. If at big platforms you still need to work at marketing and learn how to sell(promote) your courses then I don’t see a big difference between a personal brand/website and educational platform.
I’m a big fan of LM/Learning management system.
9-10 years ago I miss some lessons in my Coding Academy. I needed to pass a PHP exam.
For sure, I have some book(did you remember big coding books/printed with about 1000 pages? O’Reilly maybe? I got a few of them, and in 3-5 years were killed by PDF versions of the same books). So I sign up at Russian Online University(the pretty progressive thing at that time.)
Some courses have also video recorders with professors lectures. And I started at 3 different PHP courses. They have different complexity, level of knowledge but actually, help me very well to prepare for my PHP exam. I got a practice task to scrap all tags from one of the big news websites by using regex. I pass on the exam.
I also was participating in a few projects, that worked with educational content + quizzes. One was at college --> big idea with lack of skills give me an A`s, but it wasn’t implemented as part of process. Few projects I was working as a team lead with quizzing systems and one was an actual LMS.
So I think that I have some background here as well. And my mother and aunt is a teacher, did you remember that? Btw, here is a parallel thread, where I explain about food projects["Food Alliance" project diary] and there I have an idea about creating website generator.
If(when) I’ll learn how quickly to set up and tweak it - using the same script but for another type of content - is not a big problem.
Pages/posts, recurring payments, restricted access, etc.
For sure, with my current resources, it will be hard, maybe impossible, but … we’ll see it later
If the flow of money will start to come - I’m pretty sure that something is really doable. I’m hoping for my research and laziness skills. So maybe, by learning how to build some sort of coding school -> I’ll be able to learn more how to help others as well.
We can start with something small. If we talk also about food project, maybe there is a demand for teaching cooking classes too, who knows. If I’ll solve a problem and find a website generator(we have a lot of free and ready to use online). So database structure will be our main issue on late stages).
At the first stages, the website can be pretty simple. And it will be a static website, and video for courses can be hosted at Youtube/Vimeo. nothing complex, again.
And frontend can be from scratch. Thank god, that Education DB schemes can be easily googled. DB
There a lot of smarter and experienced architectors of building complex systems. They work on those things at least 30 years.
The frontend can be an issue too. And it can be done by hands from scratch or maybe a wide license for some ThemeForest HTML template will work fine too.
Or some frontend blocks modules, that are free. So I think all of the options are good and can be applied at different stages of work.
The first version it’s easily can be open-sourced for free. I like OSS btw.
And it can have some premium/freemium options, by selling modules, cloud services setup, advanced versions…
A lot of ways to do it actually. I don’t want to jump into details right now, but this looks like an achievable thing, by applying my current skillset.
(Yep, we can find an investor and do it better and quicker).
But it’s not a simple option at this moment. So let’s see how it goes. Later, maybe in a few years.
I want to take a look at NO CODE movement solutions, services, that we can be able to use or be inspired by. And yeah, no WordPress - it’s sucks.