Learning & Collaboration Blog

  • Google Classroom – Should You Use It?


    As we all know, Google is a force in many different facets of our daily lives. It only makes sense that they also have their involvement within education. From a formal standpoint, Google scrapped their course builder program in favor of partnering with edX, but they still have other tools that are being leveraged across […]

  • Leveraging Informal Learning Methods


    Learning can take many forms. Most of us are familiar with, and can clearly define, what constitutes a formal learning engagement. Be it in a classroom or corporate boardroom, a formal learning event is pretty easy to recognize. But what about informal learning? Could it be even more valuable to an organization than formal ones? By […]

  • Why Today’s ELearning Can Stink


    Elearning today is suffering from standards of the past, from instructional design principles to the tools we use to create the courses. For years, Articulate has been a juggernaut in the rapid elearning development space. They have nearly perfected their offering making easy (and intuitive) for instructional designers to jump into course creation without having […]

  • What Successful MOOCs Do


    Over the past few years we have been following the rise of massive open online courses (or MOOCs) and their influence on traditional learning methods. Since their conception, the number of MOOCs today has been increasing, a mix of both for and non-profit intentions. Ultimately it is reasonable to expect that every MOOC is going […]

  • Battling Fraud in Distance Learning


    Elearning is great because it affords people an opportunity to take courses that they may otherwise not be able to take due to financial or geographic constraints. In childhood education, elearning is being leveraged to present content in different ways, opening up doors to flipped and virtual classrooms. But as with elearning, there are some […]

  • Monetizing Your Online Courses


    Today it is rather easy to create an online course, especially if you are using a flexible platform like WordPress. There are many teachers out there that use WordPress to deliver their course content, but what about monetizing the material? At first glance this may seem pretty straightforward – just give your course a price. […]

  • The Origins of Gamification


    Lately there have been many learning programs that have started to implement gaming elements to help drive home main learning points and to get the learner thinking about the material from another perspective. The concept of using games to accompany lessons likely started in the K-12 environment, but has since found its way into professional […]

  • ELearning Shows No Signs of Stopping


    People sometimes think that elearning is more of a new phenomenon, made possible by the glitzy tech tools of today. The truth is though, elearning has been around for quite some time – some would argue that it existed with the first computer based training program around the 1960s. True, this does not really resemble […]

  • Where To Learn About ELearning


    There are many people interested in getting into elearning today, but want to learn a bit more about the industry and what to expect from a salary perspective. First, much of this information is already available and can be found with Google search. However, this may lead to the misconception that you have to study […]

  • Quick Tip for Validating a Course Idea


    Creating and selling courses is an easy way to earn some extra income, and in some cases, become a main revenue stream. People are used to purchasing informational courses if they promise to teach them a new skill, or to provide them some other type of benefit. However, sometimes it is hard to find course ideas […]