Episode 20: Kim Shivler and Creating Online Courses


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Learning Management Systems

In this episode, I am chatting with Kim Shivler about Learning Management Systems, what are they and how easy it is to create a membership site of online courses. If you are thinking about selling courses or have clients that want to, this episode is for you.

Kim Shivler

Kim ShivlerSpeaker, Teacher, Strategist – Kim Shivler, M.Ed. has worked as a writer, instructor, developer and serial entrepreneur for over 20 years. Her business experience includes computer network and database administration, technical training and writing, project management, web development, and work as an aesthetician and spa owner. She also worked for large corporations including Tivoli, an IBM company, where she was part of the worldwide technical sales and marketing team.

Kim learned HTML in 1995 building help files as a UNIX system administrator and opened her first web development company in 1996. Since then, Kim has worked as a business owner and employee in a variety of fields including a few years as part of an IBM worldwide team. Between 2008 and 2012, she worked with a variety of Content Management Systems and ran an online membership site for skin care professionals using Drupal. In 2012, Kim found WordPress and never looked back at any other CMS. She has been creating online courses in WordPress since 2013 and currently combines her background in education, years of business experience, and WordPress experience to teach others how to build online courses, their first WordPress site, and learning platforms.

As a writer, Kim has worked in a variety of fields including software documentation and instruction, manuals for aesthetic and medical devices, and general health articles.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Master of Education degree in secondary English education from the University of Florida.

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Where to find Kim:

Website: White Glove Web Training
Website: How to Build An Online Course
Twitter: @KimShivler

Tools and Resources discussed:


Sensei – https://woocommerce.com/products/sensei/
WP-Courseware – https://flyplugins.com/wp-courseware/
LifterLMS – https://lifterlms.com/
MemberPress – https://www.memberpress.com/
Paid Memberships Pro – https://www.paidmembershipspro.com/

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