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Adaptive Learning in Your LearnDash Courses

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Here is a great way to create unique learning paths for your learners based on their quiz performance! Part of your job as a course creator is to help your users along on their educational journey.

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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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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 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.

[Webinar] The New Formula for Customer Onboarding

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. Register for this free 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.

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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How to Market Your Course to Millennials and Gen Z

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Demographics matter for e-learning. Here’s how to make sense of them—and market your course accordingly. Generations are always a bit nebulous. While we tend to discuss them in discrete groups (Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, Gen Z), the reality is that these generations blend together, and that the transitions from one generation to the next can be difficult to define. Many statisticians can even agree on what year one generation ends and another begins.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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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4 Micro-Learning Trends to Watch in 2019

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Micro-learning is no longer a trend—it’s a permanent e-learning development. Here’s how it will change in the year to come. It seems like micro-learning has been topping trend charts for years. People are predicting that a trend that’s already big is going to get even bigger. To my mind, micro-learning has proven that it’s here to stay, and that moves it from a “trend” to a full-blown industry powerhouse, complete with its own trends.

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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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.

Agile Microlearning Explained

Learner engagement and retention doesn’t have to be a mystery. Cognitive science theories already supply the answers. Learn how OttoLearn packages them into a single platform you can use to deliver microlearning based reinforcement training, and go beyond completions to focus on outcomes.

2019 E-Learning & Training Conferences

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A new year means new opportunities to learn! Here is a list of conferences that you should try to attend! The new year often means creating resolutions. Why not make a resolution to attend at least one e-learning or training conferences this year? As our industry continues to grow the number of conferences increases as well. This is great for you as it means that at some point in the year there is a strong possibility that there will be one nearby.

Combating the Forgetting Curve in Online Education

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Learners only retain information for so long. How can you help improve their retention rate? Human memory is a frustratingly fickle thing. You can design an amazing course, and learners can work hard to master the information, but at the end of the day, they have to either use it or lose it. You are probably already familiar with the forgetting curve from your own personal experience. Basically, we all have good retention of new information in the hours directly after leaning it.

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.

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.

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.

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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4 Instructional Design Mistakes You Should Never Make

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Looking for ways to improve your course? Keep an eye out for these instructional design mistakes. Instructional design is a large field, and there’s a lot to learn. Along the way, it can become easy to feel as though you’ll never be ready to launch because your course will never be good enough. However, the more you hold of on launching your course, the longer it will take you to gather the feedback you need to make it better.

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.

Why Your Online Course Needs Branding

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How a powerful brand can help you sell more online courses. When it comes to branding, many educators fall into one of two camps: Either they spend so much time absorbed in branding that their course never gets off the ground, or they never give it a thought and spend years muddling along without one. Of course, you don’t really want to belong to either of these groups. On the one hand, branding should take a back seat until you have something to brand.

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How to Use Customer Training Data to Make Better Business Decisions

You may think customer training is crucial to the success of your organization, but do you have the data to prove it? Download the guide now, and learn how to prove the value of your customer training programs.

There is Big Money to be made with “Just in Time” Training

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Instructional designers can charge premium prices by adding “Just in Time” training development. When most people think about starting an online course business they think about creating elaborate courses with gamification elements, automation, communities and so forth. Done correctly this approach can result in a a high revenue, lost cost business. But making money with online courses doesn’t have to always follow this framework.

How to Incorporate Self-Directed Learning in Your Online Course

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Self-direction is one of the key attributes of an adult learner. How can you encourage it in your online course? Overbearing pedagogy is a recurring problem for many adult learners. As children, we’re usually taught in a way that emphasizes a “follow the teacher” mentality. The instructor lays out the lesson, delivers a lecture, sets homework, and marks grades.

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7 Reasons You Haven’t Launched Your Online Course

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Starting can be hard. Here’s 7 reasons you need to do it anyway. For many of us, launching an online course remains an aspirational goal, rather than one we’ve made an clear steps toward accomplishing. Online courses hold a lot of appeal, both as an educational concept, and as a way for entrepreneurs to start a business. Yet, for all the interest they hold, many would-be instructors struggle to get theirs off the ground.

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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.

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.

5 Tips for Writing Better E-Learning Storyboards

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How writing an e-learning storyboard can structure your course content. Sometimes, when you know a subject well, the idea of creating a course around it can seem, if not easy , at least straightforward. After all, you know this subject matter inside and out. Pulling together a course can’t be that difficult, right? Problem is, when you sit down to write your course, you quickly fall into a quagmire of structure issues.

E-Learning Automation with Uncanny Automator

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E-Learning automation is still somewhat in its infancy, but if you are using WordPress then it just grew up in a big way! Not many people really have heard of e-learning automation.

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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.

How to Master Mobile Gamification

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Gamification on mobile can create a learning experience that’s hard to put down. Looking for a way to reduce drop-out rates, raise engagement, and turn your course into a program your learners don’t want to stop using? Don’t we all. It may sound like a pipe dream, but the key to creating just such an experience lies in an instructional design technique that has caught on in e-learning circles in a big way: gamification. Gamification is awesome.

Best Practices for Launching an External LMS

When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook.

Does Your E-Learning Course Need to Tell a Story?

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Storytelling in e-learning is a great way to create memorable content. But should you use it for your course? The other day, while researching different ways to create high-quality, memorable course content, I was surprised by the number of industry writers who recommended storytelling as an essential first step. My first inclination was to accept this at face value. After all, I can easily think of any number of applications in the context of online learning.

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