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One of the perks of online learning is that the classroom is open to anyone in the world. Every day gets more and more exciting as people sign up for my Skillshare Map Making class. There are already 75 students signed up and class doesn’t even start until the 18th (I’m dreaming 500+). Not everyone has filled in their profiles yet, but I think it’s pretty amazing to already have 11 countries represented in the class, and multiple students + cities in most places too. So I decided to start a Google map to mark where everyone is from (ahem, I see a couple continents that still need representatives!). Sure this class is about making maps – I know people have projects planned to sell in their Etsy shop, to give to guests in their home, to remember their favorite trip to Rome, and more – but it’s also about the people you’ll meet and interact with in the online classroom (and hopefully in Google Hangouts too). So far we have graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, bloggers, community managers, magazine contributors, and non-creative-but-still-awesome types, and I couldn’t be more excited to see what people come up with. Just think about all the cool places we’ll be discovering in the process. I’ll be sharing some of my favorites on PAV, but I hope you’ll consider joining us!
You can sign up HERE, or read more about the class on PAV here. I’ve even made a widget if you want to share it on your blog and spread the word. Just save the image below and add the link: http://skl.sh/S3wqIa
January 31, 2013 at 10:26 pm //
That is so cool! Looking forward to the course!
January 31, 2013 at 10:30 pm //
Thanks, Chedva! And extra thanks for bringing us some geographic diversity :)
February 1, 2013 at 1:35 am //
hello that’s me from Singapore! =) anyone else out there in class from the little red dot? =)
February 1, 2013 at 9:55 am //
Jac, I think there are actually 2 of you in Singapore :)
February 1, 2013 at 5:31 am //
Love this! Another way to use a map in a very creative fashion!
February 1, 2013 at 9:55 am //
Andi, you’re one of a handful representing SF!
February 1, 2013 at 10:58 am //
Can’t wait! And widgeted zee blog, too!
February 1, 2013 at 11:53 am //
Awesome! Thanks, Lauren! Can’t wait to have you in class :)
February 7, 2013 at 7:21 am //
I love the map you’ve created and I’m really looking forward to your mapping class. I want to make a map of Portland (my current location), but I’m also looking to explore map making when I travel. I have a trip coming up to Thailand and Cambodia at the end of this month, so I’m ready to learn and put everything into action. Thanks Anne!
February 7, 2013 at 8:15 am //
sounds great, Linnea. Start with what you know then go from there :) … My favorite journals I ever made while traveling were from Thailand + Cambodia.
February 11, 2013 at 5:53 pm //
Really excited to learn from you and everyone else in the class! I’ve never mapped anything before :)
February 11, 2013 at 8:11 pm //
Awesome, Paul! This class will be the perfect excuse to start then :)