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Site Learnings

Clark Quinn

So I was talking with a colleague, who pointed out that my site wasn’t as optimized for finding as it could be, and he recommended a solution. Which led to an ongoing series of activities that have some learnings both at the technical and learning side.  So I thought I’d share my learnings about sites. This being a WordPress site, I use plugins, and my colleague pointed me to a plugin that would guide me through steps to improve my site. Except, in all the myriad files in a WordPress site, I had no idea where. And so I installed it. adding images.

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Create a Niche-Focused “Udemy” Site

LearnDash

We are often asked if it is possible to create a Udemy-type site with LearnDash. What you do not want to do is to create a site that is  exactly like Udemy. For example, if you are a realtor then you can create a Udemy-type site that only has courses (and other resources perhaps) for realtors. They then take a percentage of any course sold on their platform.

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12 Must-Know Learning Industry Sites

LearnDash

If you have an interest in elearning or instructional design, undoubtedly you have your list of favorite sites that you visit for coming up to speed with new trends and happenings. Below are some sites that are well known in this field. Elearning Learning – This site is designed to pull in the best content on the web related to the elearning industry. The List! Elearning!

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A Dozen Free Stock Video Sites for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

If you’re not comfortable shooting your own stock video, try out some of these free stock videos sites. And don’t forget about all of the free stock photo sites we covered earlier. Fancy Footage Club : site is closed but they provide a Dropbox link to download all of the free stock videos. Mazwai : lots of videos, but the site seems to freeze when they all load.

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The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

Instant messaging sites, like Slack, and. 1Why Your Company Will Need to. Rethink Performance Management eGuide Part 1: The Argument. for Change 2 3About this Guide Organizations are increasingly. moving from traditional performance. management systems (organized as. an annual review process) to newer. performance development systems. organized around real-time dynamics). happening now.

Cool Site by Bloomsburg University Instructional Design Department CAC Member

Kapp Notes

They recently completed a really interesting site for The Kimco Realty Corporation. The Phoenix Group built the site using.net and one of the coolest pages is a leasing search tool. If you have a chance, check out the site and notice the design and searching. What can be learned for e-learning development, how is e-learning and effective web site design inter-tangled?

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A Complete List of Free Stock Image Sites for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

The Internet is rife with free things, especially free stock image sites. However, there are usually three main issues with the free stock image sites: The free stock images aren’t really free. The free stock image sites are only there to point to for-pay stock image sites. Most of the free stock image sites are irrelevant. Free Stock Image Sites.

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50 Must Read Ed-Tech Sites

LearnDash

Their site has thousands of articles dedication to educational technology tools, tips, tricks, influencers and more. So if you haven’t already, head over to their site to view their list of the top 50 must read sites in education technology. Our favorite site listed in the list was Edudemic.com (a site we check out on the regular)… we encourage you to do the same.

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The Risk With Udemy And Similar Sites

LearnDash

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 people gravitate towards #2 is because in their mind it means they can get to market quicker.

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ELearning Trend: Niche Course Sites

LearnDash

Sites like Coursera, edX, Lynda, SkillShare, and so on have helped to normalize the massive course library approach to elearning. Give users an abundance of choice and they will flock to your site – or so it seems. The trouble here is that in order to run a site like this you have to be connected to individuals capable of making courses on a large variety of subjects.

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The New Absorb LMS Web Site: What Happens When Designers Ignore Good Advice

Absorb LMS

The blatant^ design team ignored pretty much every suggestion I made for the design of our new Web site. “Animated gifs don’t scale and we want the site to look good on all devices including computers, tablets, and phones.” “We want the site to load quickly.” “Let’s add a lot of animated gifs!” That’s so cool!”

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Top 5 Blog Sites on E-Learning Instructional Design

CommLab India

Check out these top 5 blog sites on e-learning instructional design that will help you in designing first-rate e-learning courses. 1. Go through these blog sites to design effective, engaging, and learner-friendly e-learning courses. Instructional design is the practice of designing content in a manner that will help learners to learn quickly and effectively. Excellent Cathy-Moore.

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/24/2010 Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning As an e-Learning developer I had to invest a lot of time to find images for my e-Learning projects. I am sure that the most of us work with tight budgets and limited resources. Stock images are in the public domain.

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This Week on #TalkTech: Mobile Friendly Sites, Game Based Learning Checklist and Design Tips from LucasArts

Bottom-Line Performance

#TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats.  We publish all the topics a few hours before the chat so you can show up at 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST on Thursdays ready to discuss. We discuss three topics a week and the chat lasts around 30 minutes. We’re shaking things up in 2013 here at #TalkTech! Every couple of weeks, a guest curator will be picking our topics and leading the discussion.

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New Feature! Login Using Social Media Sites

DigitalChalk eLearning

We’ve created a great walk-through for you on our developer’s site (don’t let that scare you, you don’t need to be a developer to do this). The only requirement for the student is that they have to have a account on any of those social media sites in order for it to connect. Login Using Social Media Sites appeared first on. How does the instructor set it up?

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Sound Effects in E-learning: Top 8 Sample Music Sites

CommLab India

All they ask is that if you use their tracks, you link back to their site or mention them in your credits.  . ccMixter : This is a community music remixing site, where you can find a lot of music samples that fall under the Creative Commons license. If you know of any other music sites not included in our list, we would really appreciate if you leave a comment with a link!

15 Best Image Sites to Visually Enhance Your Online Training Modules

CommLab India

If you know of other free image sites not included in the above list, we would really appreciate if you leave a comment with a link! Are you looking for first-rate, attention-grabbing images for your online training modules? For an instructional designer, getting the right images is a daunting task. It is often hard to find images suitable for a e-module. So what can be done? FreeImages.

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3 Reasons Why Your Small Business Could Benefit from Using a Ratings and Reviews Site

InsiderHub

One strategy to ease this burden is to use ratings and reviews sites. Here are 3 main benefits your small business can realize by using these sites: Get first-hand user-based recommendations and feedback when you consult ratings and reviews sites before deciding on a purchase. How easy is it for your business to realize its goals? Business

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Localization & Training: The Logistics of On-Site Interpretation

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

The most well written curriculum can become futile if logistics get in the way, and few logistical tasks will impact your class more hazardously than the need for an on-site interpreter. Have you had any unique experiences scheduling on-site interpreters that you'd like to share? by Jen Weaver. Sun Tzu is credited with saying "The line between disorder and order lies in logistics." " As professional trainers, you know this truth all too well. The legal requirements to provide an interpreter in the classroom vary based on industry and meeting scope.

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eFront Sites for Inspiration

eFront

Several eLearning professionals that use eFront asked me to create an eFront list with sites for inspiration. If you are using eFront as a learning management system, content management system or virtual learning management system please leave a comment to add your site at the top of the following list. ? link] Turkish educational site. link] egitim Chinese learn English site.

Site Builder on eFrontPro 4.3: A familiar, brand new feature!

eFront

In fact, the first of these new versions has just landed, bringing along two great new features: the Site Builder and the Gamification engine. First we’re gonna have a look at the Site Builder — what it is and how you can leverage it to build great looking web pages from inside eFrontPro. Let’s get site building. Can’t wait? News efrontpro update

Selling and Merchandising Online Courses on Your Site: Best Practices for Increased Conversion

Thought Industries

Buying an online course is a big decision and never, ever an impulse buy at any price. Whether the learner is setting out to improve their understanding of a hobby or craft, or looking to develop their career, each and everyone who purchases an online course turns up with a preprogrammed list of immediate objections – yes objections. eLearning Tips Content Marketing Selling Courses Best Practices

Welcome TechSmith's New Education Community Site

Visual Lounge

We made the site with you in mind and need your input on what you need and how to improve. So, poke around the site and let us know what you think. Check out some useful links from the new site below! Education Community Site. Screencast Tour of Community Site (also embedded in the first post on the Education Blog). I'm happy to share some good news with you!

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Book Review: Leaving ADDIE for SAM, by Michael Allen with Richard Sites by Jennifer Neibert

Learning Solutions Magazine

If you’re looking for the next must-read book for learning professionals, this is it. Michael Allen’s latest work, Leaving ADDIE for SAM, outlines his successive approximation model (SAM)—an approach that reduces the overall complexity of traditional instructional design processes, offering a more flexible, iterative, and productive model for today’s instructional designers and developers.

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New Feature! Log In Using Social Media Sites

DigitalChalk eLearning

We’ve created a great walk-through for you on our developer’s site (don’t let that scare you, you don’t need to be a developer to do this). The only requirement for the student is that they have to have a account on any of those social media sites in order for it to connect. Log In Using Social Media Sites appeared first on. How does the instructor set it up?

New eLearning Templates Site!

eLearning Brothers

New eLearning Templates Site. We launched a new and improved eLearning Templates site. The Next Generation of our templates and website have arrived! Tons of video tutorials (new ones added weekly). New products. eLearning Template blog. New bundles. New pricing model – Spend more…Save more. New eLearning Template Products. Flash eLearning Interactions and Quizzes.

Creating The Best e-Learning Design Ever!

Allen Interactions

By Richard Sites | Vice President - Training & Marketing | @rhillsites. Learning Design Richard Sites Instructional DesignThis is the holy grail of Instructional Design. The creation of the best design. One that achieves all of the performance outcomes, addresses all of the objectives, engages the learners and changes the performance of the entire organization.

PowerPoint: Sites for Slide Sharing (Say that 5 Times Fast)

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

When you can't be there in person, but you want to send along a PowerPoint deck in your place, there are a few reasons why you might want to use a slide-sharing site. Whatever the case, a slide-sharing site can give you the peace of mind of not having to worry about technical snafus while giving you a platform to attract potential viewers. Today I'm going to explore five slide-sharing site options. authorSTREAM is a pretty standard choice among slide-sharing sites. SlideShare. SlideShare was my least favorite of the bunch. This made me really uncomfortable.

Book Review: Leaving ADDIE for SAM Field Guide, by Richard Sites and Angel Green by Jennifer Neibert

Learning Solutions Magazine

Leaving ADDIE for SAM Field Guide, by Richard Sites and Angel Green, is chock-full of checklists, worksheets, templates, and tools. Written as a follow-up to Michael Allen’s 2012 bestseller Leaving ADDIE for SAM, the recently released. The Field Guide is sure to become a go-to reference as you make the. most of the Successive Approximation Model (SAM) in your organization. Design Strategies Development Strategies Instructional Design Project Management

How to Embed Your Instagram Video on Your Site

KZO Innovations

Facebook recently rolled out video on Instagram , leaving both Instagram enthusiasts and Vine users to explore the latest in video sharing. When When the social networking giant announced it, too, would offer its users video functionality, consumers and brands gained an additional option to leverage their brand messaging.  . Right now, Instagram video is the hottest way for brands to leverage content. However, it’s lacking in one key area: the ability to embed the short videos elsewhere. Here’s are 3 steps to manually embed Instagram videos on your website:  .        1.

21 Reasons Why Stock Photo Sites Make Me Cry

The eLearning Coach

Post from: The eLearning Coach 21 Reasons Why Stock Photo Sites Make Me Cry. Frustrated because you can't find the right photo? Cry along with me. Graphics

What I am hearing and seeing in E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Web site stinks = product stinks. What has always amazed me are number of e-learning vendor web sites whose design looks like it came from 1995 when Netscape ruled the land. Frankly, it is unreal.  I mean look at any other industry, any industry and check out their vendors’ web sites. I’d love to identify the top twenty worst LMS vendor web sites out there – but there are way too many to pick. The site stinks – the product stinks. What is equally of note are the number of people who tie bad web site design to poor product.

Sonic Foundry's Media Site

Web Courseworks

I posted a Media Review for TMR of the Media Site web casting product in 2007. Recently, John Pollard and Kristin Zurovitch, Sonic Foundry’s Media Site Product Marketing Manager, paid me an office visit to demo and to update me on changes to the system. Media Site, by Sonic Foundry, is a hardware and software package that creates web casts. The quality of the output. 6.

Social Media Demographics: Who Uses Which Sites?

Marcia Conner

Numerous social media sites have witnessed explosive growth of their user bases in the last several years, but it’s a known fact that the type of user a site attracts varies greatly. Have you ever wondered which sites attract the most educated of social media users, or those that pull in the highest income? This… [Learn More

eLearning industry stock media site

Take an e-Learning Break

eLearningStock.com has royalty-free images and caters specifically to the eLearning industry. With over10 million images, selling for as low as 90¢ per image, and many specialtyimages, templates, and animations, eLearningStock.com is the go-to resource for the eLearning industry. Check it out: [link

Top eLearning Sites?

Tony Karrer

I was asked what the biggest traffic sites are in eLearning that were not vendor specific sites. My quick answer was that Jane Hart’s site , eLearning Learning and The eLearning Guild would be among the top. Top Sites Using it, I plugged a whole bunch of different sites into it and produced the following graph of some of what I perceive to be the top sites.