E: Learning platform for independent course creators
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People use Skillshare or Teachable for things like roam-courses
Why are people able to command such a premium for such courses, especially if they are mainly collections of videos?
Basically just a Youtube playlist with payment/accounts? Why doesn't Youtube offer this?
Others, like Write of Passage and BASB-course use a custom stack - payment, membership, Zoom, mailing lists etc?
None of the MOOC providers (Course, EdX, Udacity) want to work with individuals (also not Minerva currently)
Things people want
easy set up, payment, promotion etc
white label - not "one more course on X platform", but "awesomecourse.com"
hosting video and curriculum (mostly video)
mailing lists / discussion forums
One possibility would be for someone to use OpenEdX to set up a Software-as-a-Service for independent course creators, with payment etc integrated (Stripe?)
Authoring courses is a hassle, not sure it's worth it, given the small numbers.
Maybe something like Canvas?
Some of these courses also offer live video (Zoom etc) - what would it look like for Minerva to offer our services? Ideally through a reseller who could offer all of the other functionality, and bundle Forum access and training with payment, discussion forums, promotion, etc...
Nat Eliason has made $50,000 on a course on Roam Research which is basically just 20 short videos (95$ fee).
Tiago Forte has taught 800 people on his Building a Second Brain course, minimum price is 999$.
Other examples - how big a market is this, and how many would be interested in Teachables-style courses or a bit more interactive, versus full-on video etc?