I am pleased to announce a new web service I have designed and will run and operate called:

Script Professor Logo


Script Professor is an expansion and a joining of my Script Doctor service and the David Boles Private Writing Program.

All my teaching and consulting is now under the Script Professor banner of services where you can learn online how to effectively create all kinds of writing, not just scripts! 


Please go to http://ScriptProfessor.com
and root around and bang on the site and tell me what is missing and
what makes sense and what doesn’t work.
What are some of the classes you would like to see offered online?

I
have some course titles listed but I’m open to suggestions. The site is
in a good place right now where everything is possible.
I am evaluating Moodle as a course
content manager for online learning.

Have you used a different content
manager as a teacher or student that might work better? Have you used
Moodle? If so, how did you find the experience treated you?
I taught a lot of undergraduate and graduate university Distance
Learning courses via online only, so I know this method of teaching
through the web will work well.

My online teaching experience has been
on the Blackboard and WebCT platforms.
I appreciate any feedback you might offer here in a comment after your
review the site.

42 Comments

  1. Oh, I’m sure it is. I’ve done some investigating into it before. Does this mean that your previous offer no longer applies? ๐Ÿ™‚
    By the way, I don’t think your Akismet is fixed yet.

  2. Carla —
    I know! Akismet is not behaving. I just uninstalled the Plugin and it is still somehow catching comments but just not showing them unless the plugin is activated. It is highly annoying.
    My previous offer stands but paying customers get first dibs on my time. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Hi tajuki —
    I know you’ve posted like seven messages this morning and they were all getting caught via Akismet even when I delete the entire Plugin and its directory from my server. I am working on getting this fixed.
    Thanks for your email! We will work together on this and yes, I can help you. We can work any way you like. Some people want to pay for my private attention and we work together via the phone and in email. Others like to work online in a “class setting” alone with me. Many people prefer to have a more formal online class setting with other students for interaction and feedback. We can customize whatever learning situation suits you best.

  4. And here’s a suggestion as you begin gathering students. I know if I were looking to take a class online, I would want to see more of a description about the class. Of course, I realize that interested parties can e-mail you, but being able to click right there makes everything so easy.
    And I’m all about easy.
    Wait, that didn’t come out right….

  5. Carla — Everything on the web is legal!
    :mrgreen:
    Carla — Right now those courses are just placeholders. Most universities, however, don’t have in-depth course descriptions online or in their catalogues. You usually have to contact the department or the professor for the details on what is expected. I will have to see if Moodle can somehow categorize and make a class easy-to-click for more info! Thanks for the suggestion!

  6. Carla — Everything on the web is legal!
    :mrgreen:
    Carla — Right now those courses are just placeholders. Most universities, however, don’t have in-depth course descriptions online or in their catalogues. You usually have to contact the department or the professor for the details on what is expected. I will have to see if Moodle can somehow categorize and make a class easy-to-click for more info! Thanks for the suggestion!

  7. I have been to a couple of writing sites that offer online courses that did have some sort of description. Perhaps not in-depth, but enough to whet my appetite. I suppose that’s what I meant more than a list of what’s expected. ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. I have been to a couple of writing sites that offer online courses that did have some sort of description. Perhaps not in-depth, but enough to whet my appetite. I suppose that’s what I meant more than a list of what’s expected. ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. Robin — You gotta spend money to make money! Is the gas in your car free when you drive to work every day?
    Carla — Your comment is fair and I will find a way to get more descriptive information online for the courses.
    If anyone wants more information immediately, shoot me an email!

  10. I agree that the cost is an investment and a reasonably priced one, but that investment might take a while to pay off, in the meantime, I’d be behind on my mortgage or the power bill or the gas bill. ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. I agree that the cost is an investment and a reasonably priced one, but that investment might take a while to pay off, in the meantime, I’d be behind on my mortgage or the power bill or the gas bill. ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. Script Professor looks like a great site!
    I’m interested in the “Mastering the Short Story” class.
    I always have great story ideas, but I’ve never written anything fictional. With some discipline and some training, it might be something that I could accomplish!
    I hope it’s a successful enterprise.

  13. Script Professor looks like a great site!
    I’m interested in the “Mastering the Short Story” class.
    I always have great story ideas, but I’ve never written anything fictional. With some discipline and some training, it might be something that I could accomplish!
    I hope it’s a successful enterprise.

  14. Chris! — Thanks for the positive feedback! I like your first course choice. “Mastering the Short Story” is a great way o get into a writing habit. I know you would do well.
    Carla! — Okay, we have you and Chris and we only need one more and we have a full class!
    :mrgreen:

  15. Chris! — Thanks for the positive feedback! I like your first course choice. “Mastering the Short Story” is a great way o get into a writing habit. I know you would do well.
    Carla! — Okay, we have you and Chris and we only need one more and we have a full class!
    :mrgreen:

  16. I just finished uploading and installing Moodle today. It went really well. The hardest part was waiting three hours to upload the entire site to my web server! Gosh, that was slow!
    You can sneak a peek at the rough homepage at http://ScriptProfessor.com by hitting the School link and refreshing your page if it is still caching the old page, or you can shoot directly there by going here:
    http://scriptprofessor.com/moodle/
    You can try to register as a user and see if that works. I will soon set up a temporary test course to see how all this might work and then I can add you as a student if you want to play around with me over there.
    ๐Ÿ˜€

  17. Carla —
    If you can find the time, please register sometime.
    Then I will add you as a student in a free test course I plan to create called “Writing 101” or something like that. Then I can see if everything is working or not. It won’t cost you anything but a few minutes of your time and there will be zero pressure to get you to pay later. I have plenty of people who want to pay without leaning on my friends.