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Are Learning Experience Platforms the Next LMS?

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What are LXPs, and will they replace the traditional LMS? I’ve recently seen a new term crop up in e-learning blogs, and it deserves some clarification. That term is “Learning Experience Platform,” or LXP. According to some of the blogs I’ve read, the LXP is the next generation of the LMS: more powerful, more flexible, and generally better across almost every e-learning context. What people describe when they talk about an LXP sounds great.

4 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Transform E-Learning

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How far has artificial intelligence come, and how soon will it reach online education? In May 1997, Deep Blue, an artificial intelligence developed by IBM, defeated world chess champion Garry Kasparov , marking a significant symbolic advance in computing technology. Deep Blue accomplished this feat using a brute force algorithm, which allowed it to calculate thousands of possible moves in a short period of time and choose the ones most likely to lead to victory.

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How to Create a Better Blended Learning Experience on Mobile

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How can mobile learning make blended classrooms more effective? It seems like, with every passing year, technology and daily life become increasingly wound together.

How to Run a Cost-Benefit Analysis for Employee Training

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Well-run employee training programs are an investment. Here’s how to understand them. Employee training can be a difficult investment for many organizations to evaluate. One the one hand, there are some obvious costs associated with it. The more time new hires spend in training, the longer it takes to prepare them for their jobs, and the less flexibility the organization has in managing workplace turnover.

The Definitive Guide to Customer Education Metrics

As you build and scale your customer education program, the right data can help you identify patterns, make evidence-based decisions, and adapt strategy to meet business goals. In this eBook, Skilljar will share the data and metrics best practices that have helped their customers meet program goals and communicate business impact.

4 Lessons to Learn from Launching Your First Course

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Experience is hard to come by. Your first online course is something you can only learn by doing. Are you prepared for your online educational debut? That’s a bit of a trick question. They answer is: you’re not, and you won’t be until you actually gain some experience.

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7 Steps for Planning Your Next Video Tutorial

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Tutorial videos can be as simple as a whiteboarding session, or as complicated as a multi-day shoot. Here’s how to be prepared. As we’ve covered before, videos are a crucial part of almost any successful online course. For many subjects, a video lesson doesn’t need to be all that complicated. All many of us need is a dry erase board, a good camera, and a lesson plan.

Why You Should Implement Blended Learning on Mobile

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Mobile blended learning bridges the classroom-digital divide. Have you ever been in the middle of delivering a lecture and found yourself wishing you had a better way to reach your learners once the allotted class time finished?

5 Ways to Use Augmented Reality in the Classroom

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AR can boost student engagement and help lessons be more memorable. For many educators, advanced educational options like those offered by full VR are still beyond their capabilities. But Augmented Reality (AR) is a much more accessible technology that educators can begin to implement more effectively in the classroom. You may not be familiar with AR technology in the classroom, but you may recognize it in other contexts such as Pokémon Go.

What Does VR Have to Do With Online Education?

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Does virtual reality have applications for online education, or is it just another gimmick? Virtual reality isn’t so much a new buzz word in the world of online education as a long-held science fiction dream that is rapidly coming to life. There is something unquestionably exciting about the prospect of an immersive, interactive environment that you can experience without leaving the comfort of your living room.

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

How Long Should Videos Be for E-Learning?

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Videos are an essential aspect of online education. But how long is too long? And how short is too short? If your video strategy for creating course videos was to tape a lecture and throw it online, it’s unlikely many of your learners are staying till the end. If they are, they’re probably pausing it mid-stream and coming back to it later. Because a forty-five-minute lecture is more than what the average learner can process in one sitting. And no, it’s not because attention spans are shrinking.

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Should You Take an Online Course Before You Teach One?

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As an online course instructor, what can you learn from taking one? Most of today’s college students graduate having taken at least one online course. Many other adult learners seek online education to further their careers, or for self-improvement.

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How to Create Custom Sidebars for Your Courses

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Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more great tips! Here is an easy way you can personalize your course content! One of the great things about WordPress are the sidebar (widget) areas of your WordPress theme. Depending on your theme you will get a different number of widget areas.

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How (and Why) You Should Run an E-Learning Prototype

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Why you should build and test a workable model of your course early in the design process. You’ve just had a brainstorm for a great new course idea, and you’re eager to begin planning content. You quickly write a course outline, and are ready to begin fleshing it out into a full-blown course. But before you get too carried away, there’s a step you should take first: course prototyping. An e-learning prototype is different from a storyboard, but not as developed as a beta test.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

A well-designed learning curriculum develops and nurtures skills needed to achieve organizational and business goals with the most effective and engaging set of experiences. This ebook outlines 5 critical steps to develop learning solutions that will help you achieve the most ambitious objectives.

4 Ways to Repurpose E-Learning Content

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Want to get more mileage out of your online content? Here’s how it can serve double duty. If you’ve been creating online course content for a while, you probably have a trove of valuable material stored up that could be put to better use. Some of that may be material you cut from other courses, or it might be a micro course you developed a year or two ago, or it might be a series of popular blog posts.

How Will New Technologies Change E-Learning in 2019?

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The newest trends are increasingly powerful, and with the potential to change the industry in a big way. From machine learning to virtual reality , the past year has seen some incredible technological advances. Tools that had formerly lived only in premier R&D laboratories are beginning to trickle into the mainstream. As these technologies become more accessible, the ramifications they have on the e-learning community will become ever more intense.

How to Prepare to Scale Your Online Course

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Ready to expand your course to a broader audience? Here’s how to prepare for growth. Ever wonder if success can be too much of a good thing? There’s a perverse irony in online learning in that sometimes the better you do, the faster you fail.

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E-Learning Automation using LearnDash and Zapier

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Automate certain tasks to facilitate engagement with your online learners. Not too long ago I wrote about a new tool that makes it possible for you to create elaborate automation sequences based on actions taken within your course or on your WordPress LMS.

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

Avoiding an Information Dump when Planning Your Course

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Overwhelming learners with too much information at once can cause them to abandon your course. In the excitement of writing your first course lesson, it’s all too easy to become carried away by all the content you want to include and lose sight of how overwhelming it might be for a new learner. As a subject matter expert, there’s obviously a lot you know and want to share with your learners about your course. However, including too much too fast can discourage learners.

8 Kinds of Infographics and How to Use Them in E-Learning

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Looking for creative ways to illustrate course content? Try these infographic types. We all know how valuable and popular infographics are with teachers and students alike. But when it comes to creating them for their own course, many instructors struggle to find good inspiration for their infographics.

How to Avoid Alienating Learners in your Online Course

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Learners will have better outcomes with the right kind of support from their instructors. One of the biggest struggles online educators have in growing a successful online business lies in engaging and retaining the learners who have already signed up for their course. Online learners frequently feel out of touch and disconnected , and these feelings can be enhanced by unintentional communication mistakes from the educators themselves.

Are You Taking Advantage of Learner-Generated Content?

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Learner-generated content is a great way to flip the classroom and engage students. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the amount of content you’re producing for your online course, it may interest you to know that there’s another way. Your learners themselves can generate course content, and doing so is likely to lead to better outcomes. Of course, the purpose of learner-generated content isn’t to offload your job onto you learners.

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Translating Customer Education Success into Business Impact

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A strong customer education program can have a huge impact across the business - from increasing customer satisfaction scores, reducing support ticket volume, improving product adoption, to driving lead generation and renewals. Keeping this in mind, how do you choose which initiatives to prioritize?

How To Improve Communication in E-Learning

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Effective communication in online learning can improve student outcomes and satisfaction. Of all the challenges facing online education, lack of personal contact with instructors probably tops the list. Learner completion rates are often low, and isolation and lack of support are frequently-cited culprits for their lack of engagement. Instructors therefore have plenty of motivation to find ways to reduce isolation and improve support.

What Are the Signs of a High-Quality Online Course?

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You want to create a quality online course for your learners. How do you know you’ve made it? Most online course providers instinctively understand the value of a quality online course.

Build Your Email List by Offering Free Lessons

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If you are selling an online course then one of the best ways to build your email list is by giving away a free lesson. Marketing is the name of the game when it comes to online product sales, and that includes courses.

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Were My 2018 E-Learning Predictions Correct?

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The year sure went by quickly, did e-learning evolve at the same pace? At the beginning of every year I take a moment to make three predictions in the e-learning industry. There are times where I am right, and others when I miss the mark. Either way, it’s fun to watch the evolution of e-learning! As 2018 has just ended it is time for me to have a look at my most recent predictions and give a self-assessment on how accurate I was now that 12 months are in the books.

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.

How E-Learning is Better for Special Needs Students

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Online education has the possibility to open the door for learners who are challenged by traditional classroom environments. When many of us think about the advantages provided by online education, we think about the convenience or taking a course on our own time, and from our own homes. However, there is one group of learners for whom e-learning has completely transformed their learning experience.

What Is The Business Value of Online Learning?

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How valuable is online training for businesses, and how can they calculate ROI? You’ve heard a lot about online learning, but how do you know it’s the best solution for your organization? Many businesses have ample need for more efficient training, whether it be for new hires, continued learning, or leadership development. However, it’s not always clear to these organizations how they should address this need.

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Creating a Mobile Course

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Moving your desktop course to mobile requires more than a simple copy/paste. It’s one thing to be sold on the idea of mobile learning , but executing it effectively is another matter. For educators who are designing a course from scratch, creating a mobile-first program and then transitioning it to desktop is usually easier than the other way around. Mobile courses have more constraints than desktop, so while some adjustments may need to be made, they tend to be minor.

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5 Tips for Better Online Course Management

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How to keep your online course management from overwhelming your life. One of the most appealing ideas about online courses for instructors is the assumption that, once the course content is created, instructors can leave their courses to run on autopilot and reap the benefits of passive income.

The New Formula for Customer Onboarding

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When it comes to customer onboarding, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach, but that shouldn’t stop you from forming an effective onboarding strategy. Tune in to this on-demand webinar with Adam Avramescu of Checkr, and Linda Schwaber-Cohen of Skilljar to learn about the key business characteristics to evaluate before building great customer education offerings.