Learning & Collaboration Blog

  • Custom Labels, Fast Courses, And More!


    We are pleased to let you know about the new features in the latest version of LearnDash, officially made available today. Many of these features are the direct result of conversations we have had with all of you as you use LearnDash for your online learning programs. Below are some of the highlights of this new version. To […]

  • What Do You Call Your Courses?


    Given that we sell and support a WordPress learning management system, we have seen quite a few different learning programs. One thing we have found is that learning programs are defined differently by nearly everyone. By “defined”, I mean what a learning program should entail – but I am also referencing the nomenclature. Some people call […]

  • The Influence of EdTech


    The classroom looks drastically different than it did just 20 or 30 years ago. Now, the education industry has never been a stranger to trying out new ways of learning. In fact, the history of distance learning (the ancestor of elearning) comes from the formal education sector. But today we are seeing the rapid acceptance […]

  • The Risk With Udemy And Similar Sites


    When someone comes to the conclusion that they want to sell an online course, their next step is to research various ways that they can make it happen. In the end, it usually comes down to one of two choices: Make your own website to create & sell the courses Use a hosted solution The reason […]

  • Introduction to Personalized ELearning


    The expectations of elearning today have come a long way since it was first introduced. In the past it wasn’t uncommon for an elearning module to simply have some generic text in a PowerPoint-type format. If you were lucky there would be some Clipart included as well 😉 . Well, gone are those days (and […]

  • Making Micro Course Content


    If you have created an online course you know that it doesn’t take long before the course can become quite large consisting of many lessons and sub-topics. While some courses simply require this much content, it isn’t always ideal from a learner perspective. We live in a world of short attention spans. What’s more, when […]

  • Change Your Life By Selling Courses


    Every year around January and February I encourage people to venture into creating an online course. January seems like a great time to “plant the seed” given that most people make resolutions for the upcoming year. There are actually multiple reasons I encourage people to finally commit to a course. Sure, we want you to […]

  • 10 Strategies for Impactful Instruction


    Whether you’re administering elearning or live classroom training the end-goal is often the same. At the end of the course you want the participants to leave with new information. Not only that, you want them to apply this information. The interesting this is that the majority of the time the success of a course (be […]

  • Custom LMS Sign-Up Forms are a Must


    Most learning management system providers today boast a barrage of features designed to help you create a really impact the learning experience when someone takes your courses. Everything from gamification elements, dynamic quizzing, mobile functionality, and so much more. I could write a 2000 words on the amount of features out there. But there is one feature […]

  • 3 ELearning Predictions for 2016


    Every year I like to venture into predictions of the elearning industry given the recent trends and technology that hit the scene. I always find it interesting to look back a year later to see how these predictions came out. By way of example you can see my review of my 2015 elearning industry predictions […]