Remember Excel School? It was all I talked about between Jan last week and middle of Feb. Then as if someone has pressed mute button, there was not even a single mention about the school. So I thought, why not give you all an update on Excel School and tell you how the classes are going.
Some stats about the program:
- A total of 147 students signed up for the program.
- 3 Students dropped out for various reasons.
- Out of total 12 weeks, we have finished 8 weeks of lessons now.
- We have covered extensively on topics like excel formulas, charting, conditional formatting, formatting, tables and pivot tables until now. We also did a class project.
- In the next 4 weeks we will be talking about data validation, filters, importing data, advanced formulas, macros and do another class project.
- There were a total of 25 lessons, with roughly 800 minutes of video lessons and several downloadable excel workbooks.
- A total of 219 comments were posted by students discussing lesson topics, asking questions and doubts.
What is the student feedback?
While it is a little early, I am very happy to tell you that students are really enjoying Excel School and have been liking what is shared so far. Some encouraging comments I have received are,
My thoughts on the program so far,
To be frank I was *very* nervous when I closed the signups for the excel school. Having 147 students in the class, each with different and probably very high expectations psyched me a bit. To top it, after running barely one week of the program, I had to move from Denmark to India and that posed different challenges (mainly on bandwidth, internet connectivity, free time fronts). Having 2 small babies at home didn’t help either.
But, the students are generous, eager and fun. They lapped up the lessons with enthusiasm and discussed topics with a sense of humor. They supported me when I told them I had to lie low on comment replies during my transit from DK to IN. They didnt mind when a video link was broken or download went 404. They just gave me time to correct it. Few enthusiastic fellas even emailed me and told how *awesome* the classes are and helped me gain confidence. Thank you.
The promised goodies…
I am hoping to start the next batch of Excel School at End of May 2010. I am actively looking for students now…
So if you are interested in an online excel training program please tell me your name and email address. I will update you once the program is ready for registration. Also, you will be receiving 3 free lessons,
- Excel conditional formatting lesson – as soon as you sign up below
- SUMPRODUCT Formula lesson – by End of April
- Excel Pivot Table Tricks (lesson by Debra Dalgleish and me) – by end of May.
Please use the below form (click here if are not able to see it) to express your interest in Excel School Program:
PS: For Excel School Curriculum & Details pls. visit – http://chandoo.org/wp/excel-school/
PPS: The price of Excel School will remain same at $97
Are you a student? What do you think of Excel School?
If you are an Excel School student, please take a minute and share your opinion of the program thru comments. I would love to know how it is helping you be more awesome in excel. Also, pls. share your suggestions for improvements for future batches.
My name is Chandoo. Thanks for dropping by. My mission is to make you awesome in Excel & your work. I live in Wellington, New Zealand. When I am not F9ing my formulas, I cycle, cook or play lego with my kids. Know more about me.
Thank you and see you around.
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