Learning & Collaboration Blog

  • Online Learning Trends and Challenges

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    The presence of online learning in education and corporate environments is strong. The economies of scale from a robust online course program simply cannot be ignored anymore. Schools are really starting to leverage education technology in their curriculum, using the latest apps and mobile devices to help bolster the coursework and student collaboration. The rise […]

  • 8 EdTech Trends You Should Know

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    Education technology (EdTech) is evolving at an incredible pace. There are constantly new apps and programs being developed – all of which with their own unique benefit. For those of you who are new to the concept of EdTech, it is a pretty broad concept, covering the use of technology like tablets, apps, web tools, […]

  • Benefits of Online Certification Courses

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    Distance learning through elearning has opened up a lot of opportunities for people looking to bolster their professional skills through some form of certification. Online learning is an increasingly popular option for adults who have chosen to return to full-time or part-time study. Whether you are looking to boost your resume, or find a more […]

  • Simple Strategies for Better Quizzes

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    Quizzing is an integral part of any learning program. We use quizzes to verify that someone understands the key takeaways of the course content, and can apply those principles accordingly. Many continuing education programs require that a quiz is successfully passed (in addition to other criteria) before the user receives credit for the course. In a […]

  • Theme, Plugin, or Both?

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    One great thing about WordPress is that it is so versatile. If you need a feature, then there is probably a solution out there that can help you accomplish your goals. Despite this, sometimes all of the potential options can become overwhelming. As soon as you pick one, you start to wonder if you made […]

  • 2 Critical Components of Selling Courses

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    Selling an online course is a lot easier than you may think, but there is also a misconception that all you have to do is create a course one-time and begin collecting payments. While this is true to some extent, your job is not done when the course starts selling. In fact, quite the opposite! […]

  • Proven Online Course Framework

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    While every course has its own unique content and audience, there are frameworks that remain the same across all elearning courses that are created (at least the good ones). The infographic below, created by SHIFT ELearning, displays one framework you could potentially use when creating your courses. Just know that this should be a starting […]

  • 5 Tips for ELearning Success

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    Not all elearning is created equally. In fact, there are many programs out there that lack fundamental instructional design techniques. As a result, the courses lack in effectiveness. In order to create truly effective courses, there is much to learn about the best practices in instructional design, learning theory, and other areas like gamification. Someone […]

  • The Explosive Growth of ELearning

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    ELearning has been enjoying unprecedented growth in the last decade, and that growth is expected to accelerate for the foreseeable future. Analysts have estimated that elearning accounted for over $27 billion in 2009, and has risen to over $50 billion in 2014. These figures include money spent on self-paced online learning, which includes both packaged and custom […]

  • SCORM Still Dominating ELearning?

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    For a very long time, SCORM was the go-to protocol for tracking and recording elearning. All the major elearning development platforms made it possible to publish to a version of SCORM so that the courses could be uploaded to the learning management system of your choice. SCORM dominated the landscape for over a decade, used […]