Doing the $Math$
(or: how much better $ it is $ for you if you teach your course online)
Here's our hypothetical situation about you, teaching a course. Presume you now teach a single 3-hour course every month, with an average of 10 students. You already know the amount of work it takes to prepare and teach that course:
Now consider the same 3-hour course taught online.
Since you have the course ready to teach, anyway, all you have to do to get it online is to put it into a written format that we can understand. That might mean doing nothing, because you're so organized, and it's already written in a complete "book" form. Or, it might mean you have to take all your handwritten notes and scraps of paper, or all the thoughts in your head, and then type them into a format we can decipher, but gives the course the presentation you intend.
From our end, we need the course title, an outline or syllabus, and the entire content of the course so we can prepare it onto an internet-based setting. Since you'll want to make your course interesting, one that holds the students' attention, you may also have to find photos, drawings, or clip-art we can add.
But once it's all ready (you can call us every step of the way for suggestions and ideas), you'll send us the entire package (by email attachment, on a 3.5" disk, or sending us a hardcopy by mail or Federal Express).
You retain ownership and Copyright of everything you send us. Forever!
PLEASE NOTE: We won't steal or use any part of your work for ourselves. The course is yours, not ours. Try to think of CatsEye as another school, college or university, as an institution with several instructors. We're simply the school. You are the instructor. The two of us will enter into a contract for you to "teach the course", even though you won't actually be "teaching" it, since it will all be automated and online. CatsEye is simply the institution to which students come when they want to take a continuing education training course. The course is yours, and YOU are the instructor.
Anyway, once we receive your material, we prepare your course using web-based applications to enhance it and make it interactive for the student. After we finish the technical work, we'll contact you to tell you it's ready for you to review and edit. From that point on, we'll communicate with each other back and forth until the course meets your requirements and expectations. Once you approve of the course, then we'll put it online, and begin marketing to every Private Investigator in the state. So every time we send out any information about us, they'll have a chance to learn about you and your course.
For you, that's continuous FREE advertising!!
Now let's say your course is online. There are at least 5,000, and possibly as many as 9,000 licensed private investigators. Let's take the lower figure of 5,000. Assuming that only three percent (3%) of them take your course (that's 150 people a year), and you charge the same tuition (still $75 per student), your course has earned $11,250, which is already more than you earned after all your hard work. Except now, we deduct our percentage, and you have no other expenses or hassles like you did when you taught the course in a classroom. And that's if only 3% of them take your course.
Now do the math if 10% of them take your course (that's 500 people, still at $75 per student):
This time your course pays you $18,750, or twice what you had earned giving lectures! And that's only private investigators in Texas, and if only 10% of them take the course. Plus, you didn't have to go anywhere to earn it !!
Now extend that figure to a higher percentage of PIs taking your course, or what if you had two courses instead of one, or had more hours per course, or what if you were going to make it available to all the security personnel and peace officers in Texas who are also required to take Continuing Education courses?
Now, extend those figures to 3 more states that approve PI-CEU for their licensed P.I.s.... or to 10 other states.... or 20 other states.
Can you keep up?
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