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Cohort-based courses are on the decline if the tastemakers are to be believed. And it makes sense. Now that people aren’t stuck at home, they probably don’t want to spend time interacting online when they can interact IRL. But that doesn’t mean that CBCs have no utility.

In fact, I think that there’s a great way we can make CBCs even better, by employing a tactic that has been explored in the K12 and higher education settings: the flipped classroom.

Thanks to Hostinger, Lulu and Sensei for sponsoring this week's episode.

In the episode we'll...

  • Check out the flipped classroom model, a way to get students more involved and boost their learning.
  • See how engaging teaching methods move past old school methods and foster better student participation.
  • Learn some of the pitfalls of the flipped classroom in a practice.
  • Measure the effect of customizing course material to suit students, a way to make education more personalized.
  • See how the topic matters when considering the use of the flipped classroom model.
  • Address how we can incorporate the flipped classroom model in cohort-based courses.

Behind the Scenes: Recording Solo Episodes

This week it’s a solo episode, and the process is quite a bit different. I’lll cover every aspect of the solo show in these newsletters eventually, but today I want to talk about recording and editing. 

Unlike my guest interviews, I record my solo shows directly into Descript. I find it much easier to work directly in there, instead of importing audio recorded from somewhere else. 

I record in Descript, because I also edit in Descript. I have a simple template with my intro and opening music, as well as the settings for leveling and ducking music. 

Because I’ve spent a bunch of time on the hardware for audio input, I generally don’t need to clean up my own input beyond the Descript presets. 

So the real reason I use Descript is because I edit a ton for content. I’ll get into planning and organizing in a different newsletter, but I usually don’t fully script these solo shows. So if I mess up a point, or forget something, I like to delete the text and pick-up where I left off. 

Descript lends itself very well to editing content this way, as you’re just deleting text. 

Once the episode is recorded and edited, Descript also gives me some options: I can export it into a folder for my VA to upload, so I can upload directly to Transistor.fm, my audio host. 

It’s usually the former – but it’s nice to have the latter as an option, especially for members-only episodes. 

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Joe Casabona
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