I published “Your Writing Process: 9 Easy Steps to Better Writing” a little over 2 months ago. At first I thought I was a genius and it was an instant sensation with 600 enrolled to the free course in the first week.
After 2 months, of watching the course completion statistics, I began to notice some interesting results. Despite 9 unsolicited and very positive reviews and over 1000 enrolled students, less than 1% of the students finished the course and only 119 had even started.
I decided to confide in my students and find out their opinions why this is the case. See below to read what they told me.
First you will see my announcement and then you will see their answers with the first names only and the links to their pages blocked out.
After about a 1.5 months on Udemy.
- I have 1112 students.
- 7 very good reviews.
- 119 at least started (above 0% completion)
- 11 achieved 100% completions.
- Around 27 completed more than 50% of course
- 993 never started.
Fascinating data points.
As Students why do you think so few who sign up actually ever take the course and less than 1% complete 100% of the course?
Would it be a better incentive for students to start the course and finish if I offered 15-20 minutes of real time feedback to students who completed the course?
If I charged a nominal fee ($5-10), would students be more likely to complete the course?
Thanks for your feedback,
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I will keep you all posted on my results. If any educators would like a coupon to try the course and review it please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org