We wanted to do a quick post for updates about the current Permaculture Design Course that we have running. If you are not a student of class 001 this post doesn’t apply to you but you may find it interesting anyway.
First in case you missed the announcement the PDC is live and has been since the 8th. You can login at http://learn.permaethos.com. You can log in with the username and password you set up when you purchased the course. If you can’t find your password and username we can help you but PLEASE go here first, http://support.permaethos.com/faq/
In the FAQ you will see a link for instructions to reset your password. Please follow these instructions before submitting a support ticket, because if you don’t, it is going to be the first thing we suggest.
We have also heard from a few users that use mobile devices that said they can’t see the login link at the Learning Center. We have done our best to make the site work with all devices but it is of course impossible to test for every single device. As a work around if you want to log in with a mobile device and don’t see the log in link, just point your device to https://learn.permaethos.com/my-account/ then book mark it on your device so you can get back to it easily.
Next up we have begun producing “Adjudicative Videos” for the PDC. You will see this in your PDC course listed as “Adjunction” under each respective chapter as they are recorded. The first one published today in Chapter One is by Jack Spirko and it is about getting the most from the PDC and how to progress though it for best effect. We recommend you watch it as soon as possible as it will be very useful in working though the entire course.
The number of these videos will be subject to the discussions we see about each video and our perceived needs of making the class work best for all. These are not Question and Answer videos, you should see them as bonus educational videos designed to enhance the PDC as that is what they are. In effect we are already going beyond a typical PDC, we estimate there will be at least 14 hours of adjunctive instruction provided to all class members.
Lastly, we will soon add a section to each chapter called, “Questions and Answers”. This is where to go to post questions that you want an instructor (Jack Spirko or Nick Ferguson) to answer directly. We are doing this because there is so much discussion already between students and instructors on the comments for each video it makes it hard for us to sort out exactly what is a question for us to answer in the Q&A section. So we would like to ask two things of students in this regard.
1. Please post your questions in the Questions Section for the Chapter your question pertains to. Please don’t post them on the individual videos. Well you can but you will likely get text answers there from fellow students, not a video response from an instructor.
2. In the questions section please just ask questions and follow up questions, keep the side chat in the individual video comment threads.
We are not doing this to be strict or anything we are doing it so we can be as efficient as possible at answering as many of your questions as we can. If we have to sort though 200 comments to find 12 questions we won’t be able to be sure we are doing a good job as your teachers. So thanks for helping us out with this one.
In the end we are really trying to make this the best PDC anyone has ever done, ever. Best regards in your learning,
The PermaEthos Team