🎉 New Feature: Progress reporting for members.
“Online learning is hard!”
~ Wes, at nearly every CG Cookie Live Event
You can do it in your pajamas, so it shouldn’t be too tough, right?
Wrong. The challenging part of online learning is that you’re in charge - and it’s all on you.
Learning online means you are the student and the teacher at the same time: sticking to a schedule, keeping motivation and discipline up and distractions down (no more cat videos!), deciding what areas to focus on and when to get critical feedback. Plus, making sure you never run out of coffee.
The question that most online learners can’t answer
And even if you rock all of the above, there is one area where most independent learners lack: progress review.
Are you on the right track to your goals? What have you achieved so far? What makes sense as the next area to focus on?
Unless you know the answers to these questions, you aren’t using your learning time in the most efficient way. (And that means less time to watch those cat videos. Yikes!)
Introducing CG Cookie Progress Tracking
The newest feature we’ve rolled out to help you with your journey is designed with one purpose: give you the information you need to answer those essential questions.
Head to your Dashboard and check out the tab “Your Progress” to quickly see where you left off, which training you’ve completed, and where you need to put more work in.
‘Your Progress’: Review Your Personal Roadmap
The home page of the Progress Report shows all the Learning Flows, Courses and Exercises you’re participating in. It’s your “Oh wow, look at all the stuff I’m doing!” section.
What this tells you: this is a bird’s eye view of what’s currently on your plate. If this feels full, you might have a little too much on your plate. Time to re-focus, and choose your priorities.
Want to dig a little deeper? Click on the arrow buttons next to each Learning Flow or Course to see your granular progress report.
Completed: Know What You’ve Covered Already
If you’re like me, you like reflecting back on the things you’ve done in the past.
This could be reviewing your workout log or all the memes you’ve created in the past 3 months (send us your best ones, obviously!). In other words: reviewing and celebrating your accomplishments.
What this tells you: Visiting Your Progress > Completed page shows you all the CGC learning you’ve worked through. As you continue down the Cookie path, this page will appear nicely full of colors and checkmarks. So pretty...
Let Me Ask You an Interview-Type Question
Now that you’re equipped with the knowledge of where you’ve been and what you’re currently doing, you can get a sense of where you’re going.
I love the exercise. Imagine yourself 5 years from now. What does your life look like, what type of work are you doing, do you have a pug as a dog, are you wearing a tweed hat, are you an evil supervillain?
Now, instead of thinking, “one day that will just happen, I will get my break”, begin connecting the dots proactively. Decide what you need to do every day to get there.
Stick to it, and in time looking back at your completed progress on CGC will be just one reminder of how far you’ve come. The Progress Report is a tool we’ve created to help you along the way.
I know I personally love this, but what do you think of it?