Learning & Collaboration Blog

  • Pricing Your Online Courses


    One of the hardest things to do when selling online is to determine your ideal price. In fact, picking a price that maximizes your profit but doesn’t place you out of the market is more of an art than a science. The same is true for when you create and sell online courses. When I […]

  • Looking At Instructional Design’s History


    I have mentioned it before, but it’s worth saying again: the instructional design profession is growing every single year! There are of course many reasons for this, most of which due to the cultural shift from strictly instructor based training to online courses. But technology didn’t create instructional design. Far from it! Instructional design has […]

  • 10 LMS Facts You Should Know


    Nearly every elearning program that exists today in almost every industry is powered by a learning management system (LMS). The LMS is what is responsible for successful delivery and recording of the course content. Depending on the system that you are using, it is also what is behind the gamification elements, communication points (such as […]

  • The Importance of Informal Learning


    When it comes to learning, most of today’s technology and methodology is centered around formal programs. This can include an elearning initiative at a company, curriculum for live classroom training, and everything in between. In fact, every single one of the consulting projects I participated in was for formal learning. We had a predefined time […]

  • ‘Ninja’ Tricks To Personalize ELearning


    Despite all of the great advantages of elearning, people aren’t always fond of it. Many prefer live instruction because of the interaction that comes with being in a classroom setting. If live instruction isn’t possible, then it isn’t uncommon for people to pursue webinars. In other words, there is an isolation factor to elearning that […]

  • Profit By Sharing What You Already Know


    Whenever I am having a conversation with someone about selling online courses, I usually encounter one of two sentiments: I have the best course idea in the world that I know will sell I don’t have any good course ideas and I’m not very well known Both of these mindsets can be dangerous, but let’s talk […]

  • Class Blog Versus Class LMS


    Over the years we have seen an evolution occur in the WordPress ecosystem. What was once meant for blogging has evolved to a content management system, learning management system, forums, social networking, event booking, ecommerce, and so on. It has been a pretty remarkable transformation. If you’re a teacher then chances are you have some […]

  • 5 FREE Tools For Instructional Designers


    Instructional designers know that the tools they use allow them to get creative with how they develop their elearning. However, for someone that is just starting out in this field, these tools aren’t always accessible. Many elearning developers have similar programs in their “toolbox”. You’ll find Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Lectora Inspire, Adobe Photoshop, Snagit, […]

  • Using Twitter For Social Learning


    Social learning is making its way into formal education, often on the heals of popular education technology apps. In many cases, this can simply mean leveraging platforms that learners are already familiar with and applying them to course (classroom) learning points or objectives. While there are many tools available today that are conducive to social learning, […]

  • Social Learning ROI


    One reason why some companies are still not sure about elearning is because it’s difficult to assess the ROI. Difficult, but not impossible. Still, this can act as a deterrent (or at the very least, a reason for delaying the implementation of an elearning program). It should come as no surprise then that social learning […]