By Shayne Tilley

Want To Teach Your Own Course? We’re Here To Help …

By Shayne Tilley

For those who follow us on Twitter or listen to the SitePoint podcast, you probably know that a handful of the team were at BlogWorld & New Media Expo last week.

Aside from running our first-ever live podcast with all the hosts in the same room, we were there to unveil a special announcement to the 4,500 attendees.

With the conference now over, the cat is somewhat out of the bag, so I’d like to introduce you to …

Learnable: the way learning should be
Learnable: the way learning should be

Learnable will build on the success of SitePoint courses as a place where you can take or create a course on any subject online.

For Students

If you’ve been a student in a SitePoint course, you’ll be familiar with the elements of a Learnable course:

  • Videos and articles for narrative content
  • Interaction with your teacher, subject matter experts, and peers via forums and online Q&A sessions
  • Daily email reminders to help you stay on track

Our aim with Learnable is to provide the best value-for-money educational experience online.

For Teachers

If you’re an expert in a subject area, Learnable is:

  • A community of students who want to learn
  • An easy-to-use online wizard that organizes your content into an online course
  • A way to monetize your passion

Learnable handles the technical stuff, payments, and support to allow you to focus on what you know best: communicating what you’re passionate about.

The public launch of Learnable will happen later this year. Right now, we’re looking for foundation partners to take part in our beta program prior to the launch.

So if you have an idea for a course, we want to hear from you.

Running a course is a lot of fun, and our tools are so easy to use that you don’t need to be a technical whiz to get it going. We’ll give you full support, and you’ll benefit from being one of the first courses featured on Learnable when we launch.

Initially, we only have space for 50 instructors — if you want to run a course, you’ll need to act quickly.

There are three ways you can express your interest:

  • Leave a comment below, letting us know about the course you’d like to run
  • Head over to and sign up
  • Email
  • SeanPalladino

    I was one of the thousands of people who took a chance and enrolled in the Javascript Live course. It was certainly a fantastic, new way to learn online. Now it seems, Learnable will allow anyone (not just SitePoint employees) to teach courses online. The way the courses are laid out use videos, blogs, and discussions to their full extent.
    Thanks for changing education online!

  • Really excited to see this project get going. I enjoyed the past courses greatly. Lead the way guys an I hope my university might catch on an start giving us better value for money.

  • guilherme

    Really nice initiative, I’ll surely try it out! I always wanted to create an online course eventually, definitely will keep an eye on it.

  • FormerGenius

    Ditto Sean Palladino above. Once again Sitepoint sets the standard for innovation. Also, the “Learnable” trade mark and its accompanying tagline are cool: a great idea marketed well.

  • ammark

    I am a web designer/developer. i really want to do a Photoshop for starters course. if interested pls lemme know. tweet @emaarkhan . looking forward to hear from you

    • Your best bet is to visit the page and register your interest in your course – to the right of the video there’s a “Get in touch” button – you can pitch your course idea there.

  • Neri

    Wow! What a great opportunity to teach and share one’s knowledge. I attended both HTML5 and CSS3 and was very much impressed by the setup and delivery of the courses. I would love to create something for open source web development tools. Really wonderful!

  • Marta

    I’m in the process of finishing up CSS Live and Practical CSS and I love both courses. Online (and reasonably priced :) training is a Godsend for older people returning to the work force and/or needing to re-educate themselves for a second career.
    I can’t wait to see what’s in store at Learnables!!

  • MonicaRicci

    I’d love to teach a course on home and office organization! I’ve been self-employed as an organizing and productivity expert for twelve years and would love to join the team!

  • I would like to teach an Android course. I can also teach SQL Server, ASP.NET, JavaScript, CSS, xHTML, etc.

  • caploc

    I would like to, if I could, co-teach a course along the lines of this 2000 course on a ceffort at evolving a cooperative thinking game, The Glass Plate Game, a friend and I created together in 1977. The project has advanced some, slowly, conservatively, since then. An object would be to get help with, you might say revive, the project.

  • For those pitching their ideas here, it would be easier for the Learnable staff to collate the ideas if you visited the website and registered your interest to teach there.

    I have done all the SitePoint courses to date and have thoroughly enjoyed each one. I am so excited about this new site / service!

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