Course Rebel: Our Back Story
Before Course Rebel I (Chris) was CEO of an international organisation teaching healthcare courses throughout the world. At the time the organisation was managing tens of thousands of students, hundreds of instructors, creating and teaching oodles of courses, in 9 different languages. This was a logistical nightmare from managing course development, conferences, resources, websites, instructors, students, printing, shipping, distribution, IT, online education, registration, financials, royalties, updates, policies and procedures, staff, travel, technology, certification, products, services, Live streaming, forums, social media, textbooks, brochures... this list is enormous!! There was so much waste in time, money and resources - not to mention the red tape for even making small changes. It became evident that this approach was from old school out-of-date practices before modern technology was available to support and streamline processes. Everything was slow and the business simply was not agile.
THE POINT - I knew there was a better way! This experience gave me a once in a lifetime front row seat to a deep understanding of
Chris Veltheim BBus. (I)
Rebel Founder · Course Designer
I am a techie at heart with a love for blending technology and education. The terms serial entrepreneur, idea generator and jack of all trades describes me perfectly. I definitely don’t like to sit still and innovation & creativity runs through my veins. I live a very digital life and take advantage of everything technology can provide to stay connected and always up-to-date no matter where I am. This flows into my business endeavours and allows the clients I work with to benefit. I come from a family of educators with school teachers, specialists in disability and international lecturers.
education, course creation and the internal management of all processes, from all sides of the spectrum. I was mentored by some of the best in the industry with decades of experience teaching, coordinating and creating courses all over the world. This invaluable experience together with many years traveling the world live streaming courses online, interacting with students in-person and observing learning from all perspectives (student, instructor and business) allowed for the consolidation of this knowledge. I realised that education is about sharing the knowledge, wisdom and experience found inside the mind of the teacher in a way that students can see, interact with and master. We teach so others can take our knowledge further without restrictions - we simply need to equipment them with a way to easily access it. There was simply no need to differentiate in-person, online and live streaming - they all have immense value to offer any course, program or idea. All forms can and should be used, interchanged and leveraged for each of their unique benefits. A true learning platform should be design to allow all styles of teaching to be delivered in one place. Combine these amazing methods of deliver together with the right mix of technology to simplify and streamline the management and you have a winner.
Course Rebel is the result of innovating education at its core - content, distribution and management as a whole. It was created to eliminate wasteful practices that consume time, money and resources, and streamline every aspect of a course or conference so it is future proof. With our approach everyone from individual instructors to large organisations can streamline their entire operation while increasing both support and engagement with their audiences - no matter where they are in the world. Rebelling against traditions and taking a fresh approach led to the creation of this amazing learning platform we aptly call Course Rebel.
Made in Brisbane, Australia.