It’s been a while since our last update (although I have been adding videos to each of our courses, of course) and I have a whole bunch of exciting updates to share.
Firstly, an update to the site/courses, which can go live as soon the end of next week. I’ve been working for a while on creating an efficient way for the backend to stream audio content, and we’re almost there. What this means is that now you will also be able to listen to the lectures as MP3 files, and pro users will be able to download those to listen to just like you would a podcast. Of course, certain of the lectures are closely tied to the visual accompaniment, but many of them can be easily listened to in audio form as well.
Secondly, there is a fourth course I am working on getting off the ground at the moment (don’t ask why – it’s complicated – but having a fourth course will actually streamline my workflow and make me more efficient. The subject of this course is a real biggie – and one that I am certain will be a big hit! But I am still keeping the subject under wraps for a little bit longer.
And finally, we’re nearing the end of our first giveaway, in which we’re giving away the entire 13-volume set of Bernard Cornwell’s The Last Kingdom series. This means it’s time to start thinking about the next giveaway, and based on the responses to a poll on our Twitter account I’ve decided to do a Revolutionary War package next! Details forthcoming in a week or two. (By the way, if you don’t follow us yet on Twitter, make sure to do so soon, as we have lots of fun on there and Twitter engagement will actually be able to give you more tickets in our next giveaway).
And I just want to end off with a brief word concerning the Ancient Rome course. Of all the courses, this has been the one most negatively affected in terms of research by COVID closures. I hope to regain soon my pre-COVID access to the library facilities I have used to research the beginning of that course, but I don’t know for sure how long that will take. So, just bear with me on that. Release on that will generally be slower and bibliographies/citations slightly sparser until I can fully get back to work on it.
Enjoy and feel free to share any feedback regarding the site at firstname.lastname@example.org!