To be Free or Not to Be Free? That is the Question.
Free online courses abound. When you are thinking about creating an online course the option to price it for free is one of the first big decisions you’ll need to make. This is true whether you are new to course creation or launching a new course topic. On one hand, it seems everyone is creating courses “for free” – there must be a good reason for doing this, right? On the other hand, you will be putting a lot of time and effort into creating your course (a pre-requisite for success!). You will want to see a return on that investment.
So should you offer your online course for free? Why or why not?