Creating a project will enable an employer to match with experience and ultimately have learners complete work on those projects.
Creating a project
The following steps will guide you through the process of creating a project:
Choose to create a project from scratch or use a template. If you don't have a very specific project idea in mind, we recommend browsing through templates to get a head start. You will have the opportunity to customize any template you select.
You will be directed to a step-by-step process where you will fill in all the relevant details and publish your project. After each step, simply click "Save & Continue"
You can save your work here at any time as a draft and revisit it later.
Fill in the main details for your project.
Project name - the name of your project represents its topic to both educators and learners. It should be concise, reference the category the project most relates to, and as a bonus may offer insight into your company or industry. A few examples include: "Supply chain analysis for manufacturing company"; "SEO for ecommerce"; "Creating content for social platforms"
Main goal - describe the problem learners will be solving, or the outcome learners are expected to achieve by the end of the project. You may list multiple related goals, but keep the project topic focused under one main subject area.
Tasks - tasks that you believe learners will need to complete to achieve the project goal. This can be in bullet point form, but will help educators understand if the work learners are expected to do is within their abilities.
Optional details - add video, images, resources, files, or a FAQ to provide more information about your company and project. Only add video or images if they provide meaningful context to the project topic. These can always be edited later.
Add meta tagging data for your project that makes it easier to find.
Main category - add a main category that best describes the subject area of your project.
Sub-categories - add other categories related to the subject areas of the project. These don't have to fall under the main category; they can be across multiple parent categories.
Learner skills - list any special skills or technology knowledge that learners should have to be successful in this project.
These details are linked to your company profile, so while you may need to fill it in the first time you create a project, thereafter you will only need to review and (if needed) update your company details (avatar, description, website, location).
Location - preferred location of learners, relative to your own location
Compensation offered to learners - indicate whether you are open to unpaid opportunities only, or if you'd consider paid opportunities. This does not commit you to any payment, the details of which are worked out based on the match.
Supporting learners - list any support you will offer learners. Examples include staff time, access to tools and technology, and access to data.
Review the project details. If you are happy with everything, click "Publish" and the project will be live and ready to match with projects.
Best practices for project creation
Keep in mind the following best practices to ensure your project finds a good matched experience:
Focus the project scope - The project scope for should be written clearly and identify a specific problem to be solved. Narrow down the task as much as possible, e.g. social media strategy instead of marketing strategy.
Flexibility - Be flexible in order to smoothly integrate into the educator’s experience. Educators may ask to adjust certain aspects of your project, such as deliverables and deadlines, to better align with their syllabus.
Provide learning value - The educator will assess if a project meets the learning outcomes for their experience. Projects that offer learners the opportunity to learn and gain exposure to areas of a business will be more appealing.
Keep in mind learner abilities - Be willing to make adjustments based on education level. Learners will be completing varying degrees (e.g. bachelors, masters, or continuing education degrees). The work should be appropriate for their respective level of education.