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Online Courses and EditionGuard: A Perfect Partnership


July 15, 2020

One of the revelations the world has had from experiencing this pandemic is that almost anything you want to learn is available online. While we need to address inequities in access to WiFi and devices, especially for younger students, there has been some honest discussions about the necessity of on-campus college learning and in-person corporate trainings. To fill this growing demand for online education, many people are developing online courses.

Who Should Develop an Online Course?

Almost anyone can develop an online course. If you have knowledge you can share that would benefit others in their pursuit of education or their ability to perform their jobs, then you can develop an online course for it. It’s predicted that the online education industry will be a $350 billion dollar industry by 2025. Now is the time.

How EditionGuard Partners with You to Protect Your Online Courses

At EditionGuard, we are committed to helping online course developers and retailers protect their intellectual property. When you invest a lot of time and energy into developing and monetizing an online course, the last thing you want is for someone to access it without paying or share it with unlicensed users. Using industry-standard digital rights management (DRM) solutions, we offer a range of proactive options to protect your course, including watermarking and Adobe DRM encryption.

Benefits of Developing Online Courses

There are a number of benefits to developing online courses. The most altruistic benefit is that because many people will be more inclined to stay home, more people are working from home, and more people are taking advantage of learning online, they need access to as much opportunity as possible. But the more realistic reason to create an online course is because you can make a lot of money doing it. As businesses curtail travel, possibly long-term, and especially with more of their team working from home, talent development is an area that must be reevaluated. If businesses can’t bring groups together for in-house training and they can’t send them to corporate training events, the other option – and a far more cost-effective option at that – is online courses.

Protecting Your Online Course

Piracy is probably a bigger industry than the online education industry – and it’s growing. People may grumble about DRM, but if you’re the creator of the content being stolen and you are seeing your profits bleed from the theft of your intellectual property, you’ll recognize the need.  

At EditionGuard, we partner with online course developers and retailers to protect their courses in a variety of ways – and you keep all the control over the level of restriction, licensing, and sharing capability of your courses. Our goal is to provide you with the resources you need to sell your online courses safely and profitably. Some of our solutions include password protection, watermarking, and industry-standard DRM. We offer these solutions at an affordable price and integrate with a number of partners, including Shopify, Magento, WordPress, and more. For more information, or to start your free 30-day trial, please contact us today!

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