Introducing… The Academy!
Say g’day to the all new Academy, where expert entrepreneurs, developers, educators and authors will provide our members with intensive, illuminating and top quality courses in all things WordPress.
Oh, and it’s completely free for WPMU DEV members too!!!
You know, I’ve wanted to have this on the site for absolutely ages so it really is an absolute delight to announce it today.
Built with our outstanding CoursePress plugin (which is getting a serious revamp as a result – you’re gonna love it) the Academy will be a critical part of WPMU DEV moving forward, so much so that I’m running the first course myself to make sure we’re on the right track.
It’s called Dream Small, Market Big & Don’t Do It This Way and it’s a complete introduction to starting your online business, from conception to success, or otherwise, and everything else in between. And guess what… you can enrol right now, it starts this time next week.We’ve added a bunch of new courses to the Academy! Why not give it a try – absolutely FREE!
But it’s not all about making money and Changing the World™, the following course, WordPress Development For Beginners, composed and taught by Daniel Pataki (Smashing Magazine, Us, lots of other things) is also open for enrolment right now and starts just the week after.
Followed by lots, lots, lots more.. Our aim is to make sure you could be a WPMU DEV member for three years and never have to redo a course. That’s like a degree in WordPress. All as part of your regular membership.
What You Get from The Academy
Well, to be entirely honest while the actual content is excellent, the real value will be in completing tasks and working with your cohort and facilitator while really getting your head around the subject. The real value here isn’t content, it’s learning.
And, if you complete all the necessary steps, submit your final assessment (which will be assessed by the person running the course. Me, for example!), you’ll get actual certification from WPMU DEV that you can use to promote your services in our Jobs & Pros section, or on your own site or… just print it out, frame it and hang it up the pool room!
Every course comes with:
- Comprehensive tutorials
- Accompanying original videos
- Facilitated and ongoing course discussions
- Full comprehension exercises
- Extra reading and reference lists
- Weekly submitted tasks (all uploads)
- Final complete and assessable task
- Certification upon successful completion
And every course will be written and presented by an absolute expert in that area, and we’re talking best-in-the-world-level experts here, who’ll you’ll also get to interact with and have your work assessed by.
And I hope you can see why I’m excited :) And hopefully you are too, so, on that front, how about letting us know what courses you’d like to see?
In the coming weeks enrolments will open for WordPress Development: Intermediate and WordPress Multisite Masterclass.
Other courses in the works include BuddyPress and Upfront offerings.
Sound good? What courses would you like us to put together?