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WordSesh: The Online WordPress Conference

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The world’s largest virtual WordPress conference is being held on July 25th, will you attend? When: July 25th from 8AM-8PM (EST). Where: Your Living Room! Price: $25. Tickets: Purchase Here ! The great thing about WordPress is that you have no shortage of opportunities to participate in conferences thanks to the expansive and incredibly affordable WordCamps that take place all over the world.

Popular Hosts for LearnDash

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One question we often are asked is what hosting provider works well with LearnDash. The short of it is that there are many that you can choose from depending on your program needs.

Tips for Creating a Course Content Marketing Strategy

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You’ve heard you should write a blog for your course. But what should you write about? If you’ve read any of our posts on how to market your online course , you’ve probably heard content marketing mentioned a few times. Content marketing is an great strategy for almost any business, but it’s especially suitable for e-learning for two reasons: It’s online, which is where your market is. It’s information-based, which is what your course is.

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How You Can Protect Your Course Videos

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Videos are extremely popular in online courses, but how do you prevent people from stealing the content? This is a question we often get ask to our support so I thought I would take a minute to discuss videos and online video security. There are a number of great tools out there that you can use for locking-down your video access, but before jumping into those options I think it is important to note one thing: nothing is foolproof.

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3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

How can you provide a great onboarding experience while keeping up with a growing customer base? By leveraging on-demand training. This guide describes three benefits of adding on-demand training to your onboarding process. Click here to download.

How Starbucks is Using LearnDash

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The versatility of WordPress and LearnDash make for an attractive option to large companies with mission-critical training needs. I don’t know about you but one of the reasons I enjoy Starbucks is because the customer experience is generally the same across all of their locations. The staff is friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable at what they do. I also find it impressive that they also have essentially learned an entirely new language!

LearnDash Program with 10,000+ Users

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Can LearnDash and WordPress support a large number of learners? The answer is a resounding “Yes” In this case study you will be introduced to Anthony Balduzzi, founder of the Fit Father project. His learning program boasts over 10,000 active users going through his training program.

5 Instructional Design Mistakes to Avoid

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Mistake #1: too much on-screen text. We have all been guilty of this at some time or another (I blame PowerPoint). You have so much that you want to share with the learner that you end up adding too many bullet points or paragraphs onto a single screen. Even worse is if there are multiple lessons or topics in a row that just contain text. What ultimately happens is that people just skim the text or don’t read it at all.

LearnDash Heading to WordCamp Birmingham

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WordCamp Birmingham is August 4-5, will we see you there? When: Aug. Where: 500 Amphitheater Road, Pelham, AL 35124. Tickets: Purchase Here ! only $40). It’s that time of year when the portion of the LearnDash team attends a regional WordCamp. If you don’t happen to know what a WordCamp is, it’s a conference dedicated to all things WordPress (the platform which LearnDash is built upon).

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

8 Myths about Online Education

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Some online education myths won’t disappear. Here’s what you need to know. When online learning was first proposed as a viable alternative to in-class learning, many people were skeptical. And, at the time, their suspicions were well-founded. Unfortunately, while the quality of online learning has improved greatly over the years, many of these early misconceptions have yet to fade way.

E-Learning Industry Worth $325 Billion by 2025

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The E-Learning Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 7.2% over the next eight years. Many people don’t know the opportunity that lies before them with regards to this industry. But facts are facts: this market is enormous and is expanding in a BIG way. It makes sense when you think about it. People are foregoing traditional methods of learning due to the benefits of e-learning, which includes convenience and cost savings.

The State of Video in Education 2017

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Video is one of the most popular methods used in online education. It is incredibly helpful when explaining and showing new concepts. One thing is for sure: video isn’t going anywhere when it comes to online education. In fact, it’s going to keep growing in popularity.

5 Steps for Using E-Learning in Your Marketing Strategy

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Content marketing serves a dual purpose: to drive sales, and to educate. When we talk about content marketing, a lot of the focus is naturally on how to sell your course. But there’s another component that is just as critical: providing expertise and education that establishes you as an industry leader and maintains your audience’s interest.

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How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

Online Course Creation Has Just Evolved!

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Create your content once and you’re done! Re-use your Lessons, Topics, and Quizzes in any course – at any time! Writing new update announcements is always enjoyable. But even more so for today’s update!

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Creating a LearnDash Course Video Series

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If you are creating a course using LearnDash then it can be helpful to “look over the shoulder” and watch someone walk you through the necessary steps. The reality is that software is great but everyone will have questions at some point. Maybe it is with regards to a particular setting, or perhaps about the best way to go about configuring a course. Sure someone can tell you how to do it but seeing it done can go a long way.

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How to Start an Online Business with No Money

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Online courses are a business. Here’s how to use business thinking to your advantage. One of the big appeals of online courses is that they have a relatively low barrier-to-entry for first-time instructors. You don’t need to buy property or rent out a store, there’s no physical inventory to manage, and many of the most popular Software as a Service (SAAS) tools, such as MailChimp and WordPress, have free beginner versions.

What Type of Learner are You?

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There is much debate over learning styles. Some stick to the notion that learning styles are indeed a thing while others argue that it is a myth debunked by several studies. Whether they are actually a thing seems to come down to whoever you speak to.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

3 Instructional Design Theories

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Instructional design is a growing field given the amount of online courses we are seeing today.

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Mobile Learning Stats You Should Know

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Mobile learning is driving the growth of the elearning industry. It makes sense when you think about it. We are constantly connected via our smartphones. It means we can take learning “on the go” No longer are we confined to a laptop for online training. The U.S.

Webinar Replay: 3 Keys to Online Course Success

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Recently I presented to the iThemes Training community about online courses, and some tactics you can use to create a successful online course. I will admit that coming up with a presentation about online courses that applies to most situations is a bit of a daunting task.

LearnDash Highly Ranked in the LMS Industry

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WordPress can be a viable learning management system, and LearnDash is helping to lead the way. Let’s travel back in time to 2012. March 2012 to be exact.

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

14 Badge Ideas to Engage and Motivate Learners

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How to use badges to build habits, encourage socialization, and teach learners how to use your system. We’ve written before about how badges and gamification elements encourage learners to engage with a course. In fact, points and badges were one of the first feature updates to LearnDash, the result of high user demand. However, as popular as the feature may be, knowing how to use it in your course is another matter. Fortunately, top-notch examples for effective badge usage abound.

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The Science of Learning

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One of the most important things you will do as a course creator is to design the course in a way that resonates best with your target audience.

The Importance of Your Course Structure

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Creating a quality online course isn’t just about content, it also is important to effectively structure the content. Many people who decide to create an online course have no issues coming up with great content. This is especially true if the course happens to be in their area of expertise.

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How to Create and Sell Online Courses in 10 Steps

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If you want to make money selling online courses, follow these steps. You want to start an online business where you sell online courses, but you don’t know where to start. There’s no shortage of information out there, and digging through it all can be overwhelming. Fortunately, you’re in luck! If you’re excited about online education and ready to try your hand at it, here’s how to get started. Step 1: Start with an idea.

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Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

5 Reasons Mobile Learning Rocks

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Mobile learning use is quickly on the rise and with good reason: we use mobile devices more than traditional laptops. This essentially means that the elearning market needs to adapt and begin catering to the mobile learning experience.

How to Vet Your Online Course Idea

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Will your online course idea make money? Here’s how to test it against the market. You’ve finally come up with what you think will be a great idea for an online course, but you’re not sure if it will turn a profit. You’re not alone. Starting an online course is an exciting endeavor, but to ensure success, it’s best not to jump in blindly.

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How Do You Learn to Teach Online? Here are 9 Tips!

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Tips to help online educators plan their first course. With online education a growing force on the market, more enterprising individuals than ever before are finding themselves inspired to launch an online course of their own. However, for many of these potential educators, the first hurdle is learning how to teach a course. If you’ve never taught a class before, there are some fundamentals you should be familiar with before you begin.

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New Video Course Progression Feature!

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76.2% of LearnDash powered courses contain video. This update will make the learner experience even better! In early May of this year we administered a “content mix” poll to see what kind of content you had in your courses. The results were clear: video was used in some capacity 76.2%

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How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

How to Find Profitable Online Course Ideas

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Inspired by the idea of teaching an online course, but not sure what to offer? You’re not alone. Online courses aren’t just exciting opportunities for learners. They’re usually a source of inspiration for their creators as well. Simply put, online education is a growing industry, and a lot of people want to try their hand at it. That’s great news! It’s a sign that the market is strong and that there’s plenty of room for more courses.

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Spotlight: Yoast Academy

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One of the most important aspects of any website is their search engine optimization (SEO) strategy. This is often a multi-faceted process combining tools, procedures, best practices, and consistency. However, there is one problem with the SEO industry and that is lack of reliable information.

Leveraging Your Blog to Create a Course

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You spent a lot of time creating your blog posts, why not leverage that hard work to create your course? One of the best ways to determine if your course idea is worthwhile is to start a blog around that particular subject first.

Are You Creating Course Storyboards?

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It isn’t uncommon for people to just start creating lessons in their course, but a course without a plan, or storyboard, may face serious problems down the line. Would you go hiking on an unknown trail without a map? You could, but it wouldn’t be very smart.

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.