Learning & Collaboration Blog

  • 5 WordPress Plugins for Education

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    The presence of WordPress has grown in the education sector over recent years. There are multiple reasons for this, but some of the main reasons are because it is flexible and easy for administrators (teachers) to use. In the early years WordPress was used primarily for blogging purposes. However, we’ve evolved past using it just for class […]

  • Businesses Love Using Mobile Devices

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    As the use of elearning grows so does the influence of mobile learning in the corporate sector. More than ever we are seeing employees leverage tablets and smartphones for business. While one major use is communictaions (such as email), another common use is for taking online courses. These online courses can be a formal elearning […]

  • Coursera Banks $50 Million – Now What?

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    If you are immersed in the elearning industry then there is a good chance you know about Coursera. Actually, even if you aren’t part of the elearning industry then you may know them by taking one of the courses offered on their site. Coursera is the world’s most popular MOOC and is largely responsible for […]

  • Powerful LearnDash Engagement Trigger

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    One of the reasons WordPress is so great for online learning is because of how it often enables you to tap into other useful features without much effort. In the simplest of ways this is done by leveraging another plugin. For example, you can add a forum to your WordPress learning management system by simply […]

  • A Warning About Infographics

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    The internet is a wonderful thing but one has to be careful not to believe everything they read. Most people know that not all that is shared online is 100% factual. This is the case across nearly every topic, including the learning industry. In some situations debates result. For example, there seems to be a […]

  • Reminder of Why ELearning is Great

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    The presence of elearning in organizations is no longer a novelty. Today’s generation is used to elearning. They have used it in schools, for fun (mobile apps) and in the work environment. In other words, we have reached a state of normalcy with regards to elearning, learning management systems, and the like. This is by […]

  • Need Reasons To Use Gamification?

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    Games in elearning? It doesn’t seem like this could be of benefit to anyone but as it turns out gamification in elearning is proving quite effective. If you are currently creating an elearning course or already have courses created then you too may want to incorporate gaming elements. There are a variety of ways to […]

  • Can Captivate 9 Save Adobe?

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    If you haven’t heard yet, Adobe made some news in the elearning industry yesterday. Specifically, they released their learning management system and Adobe Captivate 9. I discussed the new Adobe learning management system previously in this article. I’m interested to see how that one plays out and what the general perception will be from those […]

  • IDEA: Virtual ELearning Conference

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    No matter what profession you are in chances are you are aware of its various industry conferences. In fact these kind of events are becoming more and more popular today. By way of example, WordPress dedicated conferences (“WordCamps”) are popping up all over the country. Spin-off conferences have also emerged, such as: PressNomics LoopConf WooConf […]

  • Always Give Your Course One Final Look

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    Creating a quality elearning course can take quite a bit of time. This is especially true if you factor in all the different phases of an elearning project. Most elearning courses require multiple steps. First there is a plan put in place, an analysis phase, then the often design & development. Afterwards is often a short […]