Friday, June 7, 2013

One down, nine to go

Ok, never thought this day would come, but I am actually finished the first course, PT101 - Foundations of Piano Technology in the Piano Technology Program!  What an incredible amount of work it was, but totally worth it.  I now know how difficult it is to create test questions, to make course content meaningful to someone who doesn't know it the way I do, to create graphics, videos and audio files.  My hat goes off to people who do this all the time, course designers, teachers, multi-media file produces and graphic artists.  

Each course can take thousands of hours to create, and be completed in 10 hours.  However, now that I have figured out the logical organization of each course and the way it is displayed (the stuff that makes it pretty), I can now focus on strictly content for the remaining courses.  Nine to be exact.  It's a daunting task, but one I feel ready for.

Next up:  PT102, the Tuning Theory and Practice Course.  This will take me back to the days when I was ready to give up on everything, because I just couldn't grasp the content. My challenge will be to up the ante a bit, make it a bit clearer to the students enrolled in the program than it was made to me when I was learning.

Onwards and upwards, as they say. :)