I recently wrote about a series of classes that I had developed to teach at my local woodworking school, and noted that I was considering putting the classes online since the school is not sure when it will reopen for regular classes. The response to the idea was good, so I decided to start putting the first course in the series together. So I put together the course page and added the general course outline to the curriculum. My plan was to make it live after I had all of the content created, edited and uploaded.
However, apparently I goofed. A short while ago, I received a notification of a payment for a course registration. Apparently, when I was putting the course page together, I clicked the wrong button and made the page live instead of saving it to draft. So the course page is now live.
This presented me with a minor dilemma. I could refund the course registration and take the page down. However, since I had already made the mistake, I chose to leave the page live and let the person that registered decide if they wanted a full refund or if they wanted to have early access to the course while content was being added.
What this means is that the course is now open for registration to anyone. If you’re interested in the course, you can find the details and an option to register at the course page here.
A few notes to keep in mind for folks that do decide to register before the course is complete.
First, the course is still a work in progress. While there are some downloadable course materials available on the page right now, the content of those files is subject to change as I continue to develop additional content.
Second, the current price for the course is not some kind of introductory price that will change once the full course is uploaded. The price is what it is. It won’t go up later so don’t feel like you need to get in on it now to get a deal. If you decide to register after all the content is there, the price will still be the same. I’m just offering early access due to my mistake.
Third, I don’t have a set date for when the course will be 100% finished. While I am hoping to have it all done this fall, I know better than to speak about project completion with any kind of absolutes. I’ve been burned by doing so in the past, and I know that things can happen that cause delays. So I will go so far as to say that I hope to have it all done this fall, but I’m not making any promises.
Finally, I do not plan for this to be the norm. Future course pages will not go live until the course content is all there, assuming I don’t goof again.
So there you have it. I hope you will consider joining me for this first course in my new Foundations of Traditional Woodworking series!