LearnDash in Miami


The LearnDash team is heading to WordCamp Miami, will we see you there? This coming weekend the LearnDash team is making their way to Florida to participate in the 10th annual WordCamp Miami conference. If you are interested in WordPress and have the ability to attend then we would love to see there!

Creating a LearnDash Course Video Series


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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LearnDash Highly Ranked in the LMS Industry


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.

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


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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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.

The State of Video in Education 2017


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.

3 LearnDash Enhancements (and a Bonus!)


We are well on our way into the new year and today I am pleased to share with you some enhancements we have been working on over the past couple months designed to improve your user experience with LearnDash. These improvements are the direct result of feedback you all have submitted.

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6 Ways to Encourage Informal Learning in the Workplace


How to help build informal learning habits in your office. For almost any business, the key to staying ahead in a competitive marketplace rests in the hands of its employees.

How To Incorporate Skill-Based Learning into Your Online Course


Skill-based online learning helps learners put their knowledge to use. Have you ever considered the difference between a course that teaches knowledge versus one that teaches skill? For most of us, the distinction may not seem all that important, but it actually has a significant impact on how we teach an online class. Some courses are inherently skill-based.


Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

The Importance of Your Course Structure


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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The Science of Learning


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.

E-Learning Industry Worth $325 Billion by 2025


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.

An Example Tech Stack for LearnDash


?. WordPress gives you incredible flexibility, but sometimes that can be confusing. Here is an “under the hood” look at one company’s LearnDash tech stack. One thing that is great about using WordPress for your online course is that you have so many features at your fingertips.

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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 to Include Interactive Elements in Online Courses


Interactive learning builds long-term memory and helps learner stay focused. Are you using it in your course? In the early days of e-learning, the format most instructors used for creating an online course mimicked the classic lecture format. Many courses were text-based, or included taped lectures from actual seminars. Learners watched the videos, took notes, and submitted coursework. There’s nothing wrong with the basic course model described above.

Course Content Matters More than Technology


A common trap for people getting into the online course space is to put too much value on the technology tools they use and too little attention on their content. The reality is that any course worth taking is the result of the instructional design and not the technology being used. As a course creator your goal should be to create a course with well defined objectives and a clear path for meeting those objectives.

3 Instructional Design Theories


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


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.

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.

Are You Creating Course Storyboards?


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.

#GivingTuesday 2017 Recap – What Worked and What Didn’t


The results are in – this year was the biggest Giving Tuesday yet! According to the Giving Tuesday Facebook Page, Giving Tuesday 2018: **$274 million raised online. **2.4 million gifts. **$110.98 mean gift size. Over 1 million social mentions and 21.7 billion impressions.

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Leveraging Your Blog to Create a Course


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.

7 Ways to Provide Student Support for E-Learning


Online learning is harder than it looks. Here’s how you can support your learners. We all know that online education is a significantly different learning medium than the traditional classroom. Learners have more freedom and independence, but they also face more distractions. Without regular face time in the classroom with instructors and peers, many online learners begin feel isolated and alienated from the learning experience.

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.

Responding Positively to Negative Feedback


How to mentally prepare yourself for negative reviews. After all the hard work you put into developing an online course, from researching your course content through running it by beta testers, it’s understandable that you’d hope for nothing but rave reviews. However, negative feedback is inevitable. You simply can’t satisfy everyone, and the very feature one person dislikes might be the one another person loves.

New Video Course Progression Feature!


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 Can Online Education Accommodate Older Audiences?


Older generations are increasingly interested in online courses. What about yours? There’s an obvious distinction in online education between adult learners and K-12 learners.

Advantages of Informal Learning for Organizations


For organizations interested in promoting employee growth, a mix of formal with informal education methods may be the key to success. Informal learning refers to the spontaneous, ad-hoc learning most of us engage in every day when we feed our curiosity or explore answers to questions provoked by our environment. For instance, we might feel stumped about a computer setting and hop on Google to figure out how to change it.

2018 Customer Training Goals

Are your customer training goals actually achievable? Or will they be cast aside as your team gets caught up in their daily tasks? If you’re not sure, this guide can help.

6 Ways to Help Motivate Learners in Your Course


How you can encourage self-directed learning from your students in your your online courses. Online courses present challenges that traditional classrooms do not face. While learners in a classroom engage with their peers and instructors face-to-face, the lack of in-person contact causes many online learners to feel a sense of disconnect and isolation in their learning environment. Furthermore, most of us understand how difficult it is to communicate emotion over the Internet.

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5 Reasons Mobile Learning Rocks


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.

6 Reasons Why We Love Distance Learning


Distance learning has been on the rise over the years, and it really comes as no surprise given the benefits. Have you ever taken an online course? Chances are you probably have at some point. I have taken quite a few over the years. Everything from a formal distance learning program offered by a local university to online course offerings from industry experts.

LinkedIn Launches Their Own LMS


In 2015 LinkedIn purchased Lynda.com, a premier provider in online training. The courses they offer are some of the best around and so are some of their instructors. It cost LinkedIn a hefty $1.5 billion to take over the platform.

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.

The 3 Levels of Gamification (No One is Doing Number 3)


Gamfication has evolved into three distinct categories, and hardly anyone is implementing the third.

Academy Pro WordPress Theme for LearnDash


Part of the success of any online course is the layout and design. If you need a modern, clean design then look no further than Academy Pro by StudioPress. For years StudioPress has pumped out very attractive themes, and recently they added a new template to their catalogue for online courses.

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How to Create Engaging Course Content


Creating a course is usually about two things: the content and how it’s delivered. At the very core the course content needs to deliver upon any promises.

Will Pokémon GO Influence ELearning?


Unless you have been locked in a basement for the past month then you have likely been hearing about the latest craze that is Pokémon GO. It’s everywhere. For the uninitiated, Pokémon GO is a free location-based mobile game that leverages GPS and mobile phone cameras.

Content Planning Map: A Template for Training Teams

Are you delivering disjointed feature-based training? Rather than looking at small tasks, focus training content on goals that you want your students to achieve. Download the template to learn how!