By Claire Sawyers

Crowdfunding a CSS Animation course – an experiment

By Claire Sawyers

During Triple time at SitePoint, we give our employees 3 days to pursue projects of their choice, much like Google’s 20%. This project is an innovation born out of this… Please share your feedback and get in behind it!

Would you want to learn CSS Animation from our CSS Guru, Alex Walker? If so, would you be prepared to crowdfund to make it happen?

We are running our own experiment to see if we can crowdfund a web development course, via a system we’ve built; Launchable.

Hear Alex talk about the course he will produce if he meets his Launchable funding goal and pledge to support his project

About Launchable
There’s heaps of people out there who want to create an online course, but never find the time – mostly as there’s no way to know what your ROI will be.
What if you could find out exactly how worthwhile it would be, before you record a single thing? We think this would be a super useful service. That’s why we created and are testing Launchable with one pilot project – CSS Animation. It’s not just a test. Alex will actually make and deliver this course if the project receives $2000 in pledges. If this does well, we’ll look at making the platform open for more instructors to apply and begin pitching.

Visit Launchable today to pledge to purchase his course if you think it should be produced. Share your feedback if you think this concept rocks or we should go back to the drawing board. It’s early adopters like you who can help shape this into a reality!

  • charles davenport

    Perhaps investing in a few lesson that demonstrate the providers ability to teach would ensure that the necessary funds would be provided. Give and take rather than take and anticipate.

    • Claire

      Thanks Charles – I see your point, instructors definitely need to prove to you that they’ve got the stuff before people are willing to pay – much like projects on Kickstarter need to show a worth or valid proposition before people will support them. Or just be something fun people want to see made!

  • Mariano

    It starts talking about an advance course, but then it mentions all beginners stuff…

    • Claire

      Hi Mariano – it’s just a concept course at this stage, as will all will be on the site. Share your feedback as to what you would want to see in there on the page and pledge if it’s something you would want to do. Perhaps we could make the system better by using a voting system to gather feedback on what people would most want to see in the course, to help the instructor fine-tune the content?

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