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Date: 5/16/14 2:34 PM

Susan Khalje is offering a online class on her website http://susankhalje.com

Right now she has only one class posted and it includes a pattern designed by her. I love Susan Khalje. She is so pleasant and has a complete mastery of couture sewing. It looks like she will be posting more.

I was very excited to find out about her class until I discovered on her site that you only have access to the class for one year. And the class posted currently is $120. I would be willing to pay that money for a class by her but not if it expires in a year! To me, that's like buying a valuable reference tool that you must then return. The only items I am willing to purchase with a known expiration date is food.

What do you thinK? Would you buy the class anyway? I am just curious as to others opinions.

-- Edited on 5/16/14 2:36 PM -- Susan Khalje website
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Date: 5/16/14 2:41 PM

The fact that expires in a year is fine with me. If I were to attend a class in person, it's over when I walk out the door. A year would be plenty of time for me to get through the class I would think. Not sure if I am in the market for this particular class, but the expiration date does not bother me at all.

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Date: 5/16/14 3:06 PM

This class?

Learn Couture......

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Date: 5/16/14 3:12 PM

Actually this is the correct link.
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Date: 5/16/14 3:37 PM

Thank you Deepika for posting a live link!

Perhaps I am spoiled by the PatternReview and Craftsy classes that do not expire. I like knowing that what I have purchased is mine to keep.

I also feel like each time I watch a class, I get something different from it. I guess I would have to watch it as many times as I can for the year and take notes each time.

For now, I am not ready to spend the money on something that expires. I may change my mind in the future. I do have her Craftsy class so I will re-watch that one.

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Date: 5/16/14 5:07 PM

I think having a time limit on using the class would encourage me to use it sooner. I have a large number of Craftsy classes, but I haven't watched all of them and because I know i can anytime, I don't hurry to watch them. It is like a stash for me to use in the future like patterns and fabric.

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Date: 5/16/14 9:46 PM

Will there be written material/instructions (handouts) to download. I don't see this in the description.

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Date: 5/17/14 1:50 AM

I would like to see what the cocktail dress looks like before purchasing the class. The description of the pattern is not enough, I need to see a picture, or drawing at least.

I may sign up for the lace class though, as I am making a lace cocktail dress for DDIL later this year for the informal part of her wedding. Need to pull out all the stops for that one!

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Date: 5/17/14 2:22 AM

Since I have a bumper sticker on my car that says WWSKD? I'm sure I'll get one or more classes, though assuming $120/class, I'll probably give each a little thought rather than just reflexively buying. The short descriptions of the classes have several topics of interest, so I'll keep an eye out for the more detailed descriptions once they're available.

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Date: 5/17/14 3:40 AM

I think classes with expirations take a different approach. When they go on 'forever' they could become dated, the instructor may become unavailable, or the pattern. The initial resource list could change as businesses and their suppliers change. It could become tedious for an instructor to try to retain the enthusiasm for years.

Classes that expire have a quite different approach. In general, fewer students participate and instructors have more time dedicated to the personalized fitting aspect. Hard to fit areas are usually resolved in a more satisfying manner to each participant. You can expect more detailed and faster response times from the instructor and less dependence on the other participants. Not to say participate responses are not helpful- they can be of tremendous help. But the instructor will usually monitor them quite closely and add to or clarify when needed.

Online education is coming up with some unique models. That's nice because we all tend to enjoy learning in various ways. Its nice to have that choice- which method we feel we would learn from best from at a given point in time or subject matter.

I have enjoyed them all so far. It really depends on what is being taught, by whom, what skills I have before enrollment and what my goals are.

Thanks for posting this. I took one of Susan's classes on PR and she is a terrific instructor.

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