Learning & Collaboration Blog

  • Do You Use Strategic Media? You Should!


    If you’re creating an elearning module, then one of the biggest decisions you have to make is how you want to present the content. By default, most people revert to Microsoft PowerPoint since this program has been a staple in training for quite some time. However, this format is not ideal, especially in online courses. […]

  • ELearning Trend: Niche Course Sites


    Over the past year or so we have seen an evolving trend in the elearning space. It’s rise can likely be attributed to the extremely popular MOOC programs out there. Sites like Coursera, edX, Lynda, SkillShare, and so on have helped to normalize the massive course library approach to elearning. Give users an abundance of […]

  • ELearning People You Should Know


    In any industry it’s good to be connected. Thought leaders help you learn about new technology, trends, and strategies so that you too can improve your craft. If you are in the elearning industry and looking to align yourself with with the most respected individuals, then the list below is for you! I have had personal […]

  • Sell More Courses By Becoming a “Diva”


    No matter what you may read, the truth is that selling virtual products is difficult. Sure the barriers to entry are low, but that doesn’t make its execution easy. In fact, in many ways this aspect of online business creates more of a challenge as you’re likely to come across more competition. If you’re selling […]

  • Video Security In Your Online Courses


    At some point or another you will need to decide whether video is a good option for your online course. Depending on the content and the audience, using videos for elearning is often a great way to present the information. In my experience, video presentation is often well suited for any training that requires demonstrations, […]

  • 5 Critical Needs Met By Blended Learning


    As is often on this site, I have written about the benefits of using a blended learning approach when delivering course content. Whether it’s in education or the corporate setting, the advantages of using a live and virtual strategy for presenting materials have proven to be beneficial. Case studies show that learners are performing better […]

  • You Can’t Sell Courses Without This


    Selling courses online is a simple business model, but this doesn’t mean that it’s easy. There are many components that go into selling an online course. Sure, you could sign-up for a free account with a site like Udemy, but there are some pretty compelling reasons on why this is not a good idea. If […]

  • 7 Learning Engagement Techniques


    Keeping learning interesting is a constant battle for instructional designers. For years, elearning has had the reputation of being dry and boring. It hasn’t been until recently that we’ve seen more emphasis put onto the elearning experience. But how do you engage learners as they take an online course? There are a variety of strategies, […]

  • Training a Team? Try Using Scenarios!


    There are a variety of ways to go about training a team. Depending on the geographic location of the team, elearning might be the best option since it can connect everyone no matter where they are located. Of course, this is also a great option if the team is rather large. But what about small, […]

  • 5 Success Traits of ELearning Projects


    If you are like me, then in your life you have been on both successful projects as well as not-so-successful ones (and I think you would agree that the successful ones are more fun). It’s probably important to note that ‘success’ is a very broad term and could encompass a variety of things. Just because […]