Learning & Collaboration Blog

  • Provide Post Training Event Support

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    I often write about how much time is involved with creating a good online course. Well, the same is true for live training events. Multiple day workshops take an immense amount of preparation. Not only do you have content to worry about but now you also have to factor in the various logistics that are […]

  • Creating Courses That Sell – Free Training

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    If you are creating an online course then chances are you are interested in selling it – and with good reason. Creating an online course business doesn’t require a lot of up-front capital. You can get the wheels in motion during your off hours, and once it’s launched and generating profit you can focus on […]

  • Use Video Introductions for Courses

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    One common stumbling block for people creating courses is how to actually start the course. They have a good idea for the lesson sequence, the quizzes, assignments, and interaction points, but figuring out how to first present a learner to the content can be a daunting tasks. You don’t want to just throw them into […]

  • Motivation to Build Your Online Course

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    Creating an online course is tiring and at some point we all suffer from a lack of motivation. Even if we really love what we are working on there can be times where it is just impossible to sit down and put in the work. This is usually the sign that we need a break. […]

  • Software Courses Sell Really Well

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    Many people like the idea of creating and selling an online course but what isn’t so clear is all the time is what that course should be about! Sure it is fun to creating courses around your passion but not every passion is a viable (profitable) niche. That’s why it is worth considering course topics […]

  • New Amazon Chime for Online Meetings

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    One question we often receive from people who are looking into using LearnDash as their LMS is if there is the ability to faciltiate online instruction or meetings. For live webinars and conferencing any platform that integrates with WordPress can be used in conjunction with LearnDash. Popular platforms include GoToMeeting, Skype, AnyMeeting, BigBlueButton, and GoogleHangouts. […]

  • Successful Courses are no Accident

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    Today there are thousands (perhaps hundreds of thousands) of online courses available on nearly every topic. What is it that separates a good course from one that is, well, not so good? The basics of a successful course can be broken down to two important aspects: Great marketing Great content Okay, this is a slight over-generalization but […]

  • Read These Instructional Design Articles

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    While I spend a lot of time writing about elearning, instructional design, and various technologies in our industry, I also enjoy reading what other people write. Our industry is one of diverse skill-sets, demands, and opinions. We all have a chance to learn from someone else’s experience. If you are an instructional designer then reading […]

  • Is “Insert Popular Industry Here” Dead?

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    We have all seen it. You are reading an article or on your favorite social network and see the infamous title: Is “Insert Popular Industry Here” Dead? Or in my case, the article I came across was “Is eLearning Dead?“ by an industry professional I have a lot of respect for, Karl Kapp. Naturally, the click-bait worked […]

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