Tuesday, September 1, 2009

News from Two Creative Studios

Sue and I have some very exciting changes about how we will be conducting online classes at Two Creative Studios.

Effective immediately all of the Two Creative Studios' online classes are now ongoing, instant access classes! This means that as soon as you register for a class you have access to all of the lessons. No more waiting for a new class to post each week! You can open and save all the lessons to your computer and work through them at your own pace.

But that's not all...

We'll now be using a Ning group instead of Yahoo groups for the class forums! You'll find the brand new Two Creative Studios' Ning group here. When you register for a class you'll have access to your class group where you can interact with the instructor for your class, other students, post photos and ask questions. You can, of course, join this Ning group at any time, but you will not have access to any student-only groups until you have registered for a class. If you have taken one of our online classes in the past and wish to join the current class group please contact either Sue or me.

Why have we switched from running scheduled, online classes to ongoing, instant access ones? Well, we know how busy everyone is and how sometimes even with the best of intentions and planning some of our students are registered for a class, get distracted and are unable to complete all the lessons before the class ends. With an ongoing class you can come back to your lessons in 3 months, 6 months, or even a year from now and still get the support you need. You'll also have the benefit of being able to interact with all of the other students who have become a member of the student group, no matter when they signed up for the class. We also recognize that every student works at their own pace and that some work faster than others. With an ongoing class you'll have access to all the lessons at once so if you're a fast worker you can advance to the next lesson without waiting for the instructor to post it.

To learn more about how our online classes work please click here.

To see a complete listing of all of our online classes and to register for them click here.