Learning & Collaboration Blog

  • 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 […]

  • How To Improve Your Online Courses

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    Creating your online course takes time but when you are done you will have a well-deserved sense of sanctification. But finishing your course is only the beginning. Once you have learners going through your content it is on you to continually improve your offering. How do you do this? Well, first you can simply make it […]

  • Online Course Idea: Language Hacking

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    One of the first (and still most popular) online course subjects is language learning. You can find a digital course for a large variety of languages. English as a second langauge being one of the more popular. I wrote about language courses before and how you could put a unique spin on such a course […]

  • Online Courses with Empty Promises

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    In recent years we have seen a meteoric rise in the number of online courses being delivered. It makes sense when you think about it. Everyone knows something about something. It’s just a matter of getting the content organized in a way that others will find valuable and the marketing it accordingly. Sure, you could go […]

  • 3 ELearning Predictions for 2017

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    It is that time. The time when I make three predictions for the coming calendar year with regards to the elearning industry. At the end of the year I will take a look back at these predictions to see if any of them came true. I recently did this for 2016, you can see the […]

  • Niche Chess LMS Making Waves

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    I am always impressed to see the new and innovative online learning programs sprouting up on a weekly basis. There are niche training programs for languages, learning how to code, industry professions (like CPAs, realtors, marketers, etc), and even for games – such as chess! For those that may not be aware, in chess there […]

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