Online training: possible joint meeting with Education and GITCO and volunteer opportunity
At Midwinter, we discussed the prospects for offering fee-based online training using no-fee software. GODORT's Education Committee and GITCO met jointly at Midwinter and Linda Spiro (Education) is interested in pursuing online training with Publications and GITCO. She asks if we would like to meet jointly with the other two committees at Annual to work out more details of what could be the new source of GODORT revenue (if handled correctly).
I see the Publications Committee role as ensuring that the overall quality is good before the GODORT name goes on it and shared Jim Church's observation that people will pay good money to learn skills that are hard to learn rather than those which are easy.
The draft schedule for Annual Conference isn't out yet, so I can't tell you what slots are available for meeting at this point. Does our committee want to meet jointly with these committees to facilitate discussion of online courses? I believe the model is that we'd share a room, meeting partly with the others and partly on our own.
Whether we meet jointly or not, online courses look to be a revenue source that we should explore. Is anyone interested in becoming our committee's lead representative in this exploration?