I am looking for someone who can write just an outline for a course on 'beat procrastination, embrace productivity'. While I say that you are writing 'just an outline', the main activity for you would really be the research in order to get the outline just right (ie perfect), because this outline will ultimately be fleshed out into meaty content including videos, worksheets, other resources and tools by other freelancers. So the outline is really important as the roadmap / logical progression of 'steps' in the course, and needs to be detailed in a way that the follow-up freelancers know exactly what content they need to prepare, because the outline descibes it so well.
The course is to be designed for people who are finding that procrastination persistently gets in the way of them achieving their goals on a daily basis. The course is an information product, delivering education on this topic. It is also a 'workshop' style course designed to be as interactive as possible, in the sense that students will be asked to fill out a worksheet after each lesson with responses, and action some tasks. Each lesson in the course will usually be built around a video tutorial, plus pdf study guide, plus student worksheet, plus (sometimes) a software tool or resource. The course will begin with some awareness lessons (Step 1) talking about what procrastination is (and is not), what forms it comes in, why we procrastinate, procrastination in the work place, research studies done on the topic, mild habits to extreme procrastination paralysis, etc, about 10 lessons. Then the Step 2 lessons (maybe 10 lessons) might cover some general useful strategies, Step 3 lessons might discuss specific methods for students, employees, housewives, etc, with case studies of these individuals. Step 4 lessons might start to refocus on the fact that procrastination is the opposite of productivity, so these lessons (about 10) would be geared towards developing general habits / strategies of productivity. Step 5 lessons might go into advanced and specific productivity methods, again with some case studies perhaps. And the final Step 6 lessons (maybe 8 lessons) might conclude with ways of keeping a balanced life, accessing tools, resources, delegation, etc to keep productivity high, stress low, etc.
I could probably come up with the course outline myself, but I am busy and learning to outsource . The key here is researching the topic thoroughly so that everything relevant and useful will be covered thoroughly, and in a very practical way (there will be a way to define and measure outcomes, etc) Eg, “By the end of this video lesson you will know how to do ABC and will be able to avoid doing XYZ…” So, while you don’t have to flesh out the course content, it will be the sort of outline / draft synopsis you would make in preparation if you WERE actually going to be creating the content for the course yourself.
So in terms of structure, as indicated above, the course would have Step 1 through to 6, each with about 10 lessons to complete the step. Each lesson will have enough content to produce a 5-10 minute video lesson tutorial. The lesson titles need to be a very concrete description of what will be specifically taught and covered in this section of the course, as the content creators will be using that description as their guide to develop content. So your main task is really researching what will need to be covered and addressed, in a step-by-step format, in what we want to be known as the ‘most helpful guide on how to beat procrastination and develop personal productivity’ on the web.
I hope this explanation has been clear enough to communicate what I am asking of you. There will be 56-60 lesson titles and descriptions that will make up the outline of the course (once you have researched what these need to be), and this outline will be your deliverable.
Any questions? I'll be glad to help! God bless, Sue