As I may have mentioned in these pages (and have definitely mentioned in person) - I don't think I have created a legitimate "course" in a couple of years.
Sure I've created learning objects, quick references and other small chunks of helpful things.
"Courses", however, have tended towards "How do I find help / information?"
From the feedback I've been receiving - this is not a bad thing.
What is interesting is that projects and clients still insist on "courses". Because they are familiar, comfortable, and a whole infrastructure of support has been built around this idea.
I've been a little bogged down creating a Telecommuting support site for IT recently.
This is a good thing.
It means that I and my colleagues are starting to look at courses as a tool in the training / performance support toolkit vs the only tool available.
So I've decided to play a little game with myself.
What can I do that is NOT a course that would help the end user?
I'm thinking this question will help me continue to dig up new ideas and resources on top of (or instead of) a "training event" that would really help people at the point of need.
It's worth a shot, anyway.
Please read Jay Cross' article The Game of Course.
Kinda like buzzword bingo - but with money.
Try this in a project meeting at your own risk :)