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How to Script a Video for Your E-Learning Content

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Videos are an important component of your e-learning course. Here’s why you shouldn’t wing it.

7 Reasons to Create Your First Online Course

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Creating your first online course can have a significant positive impact on your business and career. Online courses offer a number of advantages to you as an industry professional.

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4 Ways to Encourage Healthy Competition Among Students

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Competition can boost learner performance, or backfire. Here’s how to make sure it works in your favor. We’ve covered many times before how critical it is to engage learners in order to bolster the success of your online course. There are, of course, many ways to create engagement and motivation, but one we haven’t touched on as much is competition. This is because competition can so frequently be a double-edged sword.

5 Ways to Improve Online Course Completion Rates

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Understanding the factors that affect course completion rates can help you retain students. When you first recruit students for your courses they are enthusiastic and committed. But over time that commitment wanes and some students end up dropping out without completing the course. How can you prevent drop outs and increase your online course completion rates? That might seem like an impossible question to answer.

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6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

6 Simple Ways to Market Your Online Course

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Tapping into existing communities can help you market your online course. You have created an awesome course. The topic is clearly defined, the materials are engaging, and the course structure is perfectly organized to promote learning. All you need now are students who are ready to learn, but that is easier said than done.How can you market your online course to attract those students? Marketing an online course is often an afterthought for many course creators.

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4 Key Considerations when Creating an Online Course

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Online courses are a fantastic way to transfer your expertise into the willing hands and minds of would-be students. However, starting one can be easier said than done. How do you quantify and “package” a span of information that for you likely comes as second nature? While creating an online course can seem challenging at first, it is ultimately a rewarding – both personally and financially speaking – goal that carries the strong potential to be self-sustaining for years to come.

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How to Spot a Training Opportunity for Businesses

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Support workers when they need training (and not when they don’t). Corporate e-learning is a large segment of the online learning industry that faces its own set of unique challenges. One of the biggest hurdles these organizations must overcome is identifying when their employees need training so that they can offer assistance effectively. A missed training opportunity could cost an organization thousands of dollars in lost productivity, dissatisfied customers, or failed compliance tests.

7 Things to Know About Your Learners Before Launch

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Gathering information about your learners can help you create and market a better course. You have a great course idea. The subject is one you love, you’re excited about the content, and you’ve been blissfully outlining lessons for a week and are still going strong. There’s just one question you’ve forgotten to ask, and if you don’t think about it now, it may come back to haunt you: Who is your course for?

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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A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

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.

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?

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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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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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.

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.

Securing Your Online Certification Program

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Protect your program and your learners’ data. When it comes to your certification program, you probably have a lot to think about before you start thinking about data security. And, if you do think about it, you may think that your site is too far below the radar to be a target. However, that’s not how most security attacks work. While some high-profile organizations are targeted, many hackers are simply looking for systems with weak security.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

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.

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.

Copy This Post-Training Engagement Plan

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Online courses are pretty forgettable. If you think about all the courses that you have taken online then you might be able to remember one or two of them, but likely not much of the content. There is so much information out there to compete with that without proper reinforcement online course material is simply forgotten. So how do you compete with all of the daily noise in your learners’ lives? Is there some kind of trick to be “top of mind”?

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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.

Monetizing Customer Education: Free, Fee, and Everything In Between

Some of the best customer education programs monetize customer training to help offset program costs, fuel new initiatives, and enable additional investment in your programs. In this webinar, Skilljar will discuss the free-to-fee continuum and share best practices for developing a pricing and packaging strategy for your education offers.

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.

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.

5 Ways to Determine Which Online Course is Best

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With so many online courses available on nearly every topic, how do you decide which one is the best for you? Let’s say you want to learn a business skill like online marketing. What is the first thing you would do? Most people they would go to Google and search for an online marketing course. This would return thousands of results. Even if you were able to narrow this list down to 10 courses, how do you decide which online course is best?

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.

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.