Learning & Collaboration Blog

  • Creating a Course Community

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    Taking an online course can be a little lonely. Because of this, it is common today to see communities developed around courses. In most cases, course communities involve incorporating a forum with the course content. This gives participants a chance to interact with one another and ask questions to the instructor. In some situations, it […]

  • ELearning Dev Tools Overview

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    Just yesterday I wrote an article explaining how to create online courses on a budget and elluded to the wide variety of options we have available when it comes to elearning course development. If you are just starting your project and are not sure which tools are best for you, the infographic below (created by ATD) […]

  • Online Course Creation on a Budget

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    When first starting out with creating an online course, you will quickly find out that there are a great many tools available. Without having to look very hard, you will quickly be introduced to some of the big players in the industry. Platforms like Articulate Storyline, Articulate Studio, Adobe Captivate, Lectora Inspire, so on and […]

  • Classroom Technology (R)Evolution

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    The classroom looks a lot different than it did just 15 years ago. Technology now plays a central role to students and their education. We see schools implementing blended learning programs, leveraging classroom learning management systems, and introducing social platforms to solidify key points. By way of example, technology in the classroom during the early 2000s was […]

  • Finding Inspiration for Selling Courses

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    So you’ve decided that you want to sell courses, but you don’t know where to begin. To be honest, this is a common situations for many people. Should you start creating course content first, start building a website, or both? Do you need to create the content yourself, purchase the rights to content, or rely […]

  • Estimating ELearning Development Time

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    When it comes to elearning development, one of the first things people want to know is how long it will take. This is true for both consulting projects where you are performing the development for a client and internal company projects. What key stakeholders often overlook is that quality elearning course development takes a significant […]

  • How To Create Engaging ELearning

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    Creating online courses today is easy. If you know how to work Microsoft PowerPoint, then you can slap together an elearning course pretty quickly. Creating effective and engaging elearning content is a little more difficult. People pursue advanced degrees on the subject, attend workshops, and work for years in the field so as to become a better […]

  • 6 Blended Learning Success Tips

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    Blended learning is quite effective across a variety of contexts. Schools use it for their students, and companies leverage it during formal training initiatives. The goal of blended learning is simple: expose learners to content across a variety of channels, primarily in-person and digitally. The entire blended learning concept is what can make flipped classrooms […]

  • Negative Reinforcement is Good!

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    Most people are familiar with the concepts of positive and negative reinforcement, or so they think! Over the years we have seen that the definitions of these reinforcement concepts are often misconstrued. In most cases, if you were to ask someone to describe them, they would say that positive reinforcement is rewarding for a particular behavior, […]

  • 3 Must-Have LMS Features Infographic

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    Our expectations of learning management systems are evolving as new technology continues to influence the feature sets. At one point the LMS was a static piece of software quietly humming along in the background as we read documents and viewed recorded PowerPoint presentations. Today, it has more direct interaction with the user, and in some […]