Learning & Collaboration Blog

  • Example of Gamification Done Right


    Gamfication is quite popular today, and with good reason. Done correctly it can really create an enjoyable learning experience. Sadly though there are many elearning programs that don’t use gamification to its fullest potential. That said, getting started with gamification is easy. In fact, all you really need is a mechanism to administer points and […]

  • 5 Reasons Most Online Courses Fail (and How Not to be One of Them)


    The following article is a guest post written by Michael Eisenwasser. ELearning industry states that the global eLearning Market is expected to reach $107 billion by 2015. That’s HUGE. So if you’ve ever wanted to launch your online course, the best time is now. But here’s the kicker: Every online course doesn’t make a splash. Quite […]

  • 71 Free Online Courses and Tutorials


    Over the past few years we have seen a dramatic rise in the number of online training programs that are available. This is in part due to the rise of massive open online courses (MOOCs), led by industry juggernaut Coursera. However there have been many other offerings that have hit the scene. Some of these platforms specialize […]

  • Simple Way To Market Your Course


    When it comes to creating and selling courses the most important (and often difficult) part is marketing it. I am an advocate for starting early. When you’re creating your course, you should also be marketing it. Give people a place to sign-up to be notified when it is complete so that you have an audience […]

  • Do You Speak “ELearning”?


    As is true in any industry, the elearning industry includes an entire world of jargon and acronyms that take some time to learn. If you are completely new or unfamiliar with the nuances within the industry then it can be difficult to fully understand what people are talking about when they are discussing elearning. To […]

  • 6 ELearning Advantages To Consider


    For some companies, making a commitment to an elearning program can be intimidating. First, you have to decide what content should be turned into elearning. Then there are costs associated with transitioning content. Besides the actual content creation (which can take hours upon hours), you also need to figure out the best way to inform […]

  • Using Tin Can API and WordPress


    Not too long ago elearning courses that were created in programs like Articulate and Adobe Captivate were held prisoner to specific learning management systems. And the name of these handcuffs was SCORM. While certainly revolutionary during its heyday, SCORM started to pale in comparison to many of the light-weight, flexible APIs available in other applications. Thus, […]

  • How To Sell Courses, Bundles, and Memberships Using LearnDash


    One decision that many people struggle with when selling online courses is whether they should sell courses with membership plugins, or just use LearnDash. I discussed the key considerations for this in a previous article (check it out here if you haven’t seen it already). But alas not all setups require “one or the other”. […]

  • Pricing The Value of Your Course


    Making the decision to sell a course is pretty easy. Figuring out the perfect price-point is a bit more difficult. First, it’s important to remember that there are quite a few options for pricing your online course, all of which should be considered. But no matter what pricing format you choose, you will ultimately need […]

  • The Trick To Successful ELearning


    It seems like everywhere you look today someone is telling you how important learner engagement is, especially for online courses. This site is no exception. I’ve written about the topic quite extensively. The most successful elearning courses are ones that get learners interacting with the content. But learning engagement can be difficult to define, let […]