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Is Your eLearning Effective for Dummies?

Integrated Learnings

Conversational tone. That conversational, natural language also helps make it a quick, easy-to-understand read. When you draft training materials, do they read more like a traditional textbook or a casual blog post ? Why not make eLearning read more conversationally? This eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services , an eLearning design & development company. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed.

100 Conversation Topics

Tony Karrer

Today, I saw a post by someone suggesting ways to come up with ideas for blog post topics and they gave some examples. The examples were not all that relevant to most of the readers of this blog, but it definitely sparked a thought for me. Almost every time I have a conversation, I learn something new. Most of the time I learn something, I write a blog post. But I don't have nearly enough time to have conversations, learn and write blog posts.

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5 Great Tips to Write Engaging Quiz Questions for Marketing


On July 7, 2014, a food blog shared a quiz called “Which cake are you?” on social media. The “You’ve Been Framed” quiz generated over $1 million in revenue and 29,410 lead conversions with a 9,655% ROI in 6 months. So, the first thing that you need to take care of when deciding on how to write a quiz should be the quality of the questions. The questions are the right spot to create a conversation with quiz takers and build rapport.

#Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Blog Book Tour Recap

Kapp Notes

The blog book tour for The Gamification of Learning and Instruction has come to an end. On the Forbes blog, Jeanne Meister ( Future Workplace ) provides examples of companies using games for learning in her article Gamification: Three Ways To Use Gaming For Recruiting, Training, and Health & Wellness. 5 Gaming Elements for Effective E-Learning. Swan was so angry and disappointed by the book that he took the time to write a very impassioned negative critique.

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

Kapp Notes

The first week of the blog book tour has ended and it has been a fantastic week with informative blog posts, information and opinions about gamification and even a bit of controversy. The week opened with a posting of the tour stops on the Learning Circuit’s Blog and the Kapp Notes blog and then introduced everyone to the Facebook page for the book and then the discussion really ramped up with Jane Bozarth talking about the how the book takes a common sense look at the subject.

Effective Training Visuals—Add a Spark of Interest


Here’s the sixth in a series of blog posts written to help you evaluate elearning courses by considering how well their visuals add to the effectiveness of the training. She’s one of our favorite bloggers in the learning world, so please check her blog to learn more about instructional design and the book these ideas are drawn from. Also, keep your eye out for the new book that she’s writing now; we’re sure it will be great when it’s ready.

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

Kapp Notes

The first week of the blog book tour has ended and it has been a fantastic week with informative blog posts, information and opinions about gamification and even a bit of controversy. The week opened with a posting of the tour stops on the Learning Circuit’s Blog and the Kapp Notes blog and then introduced everyone to the Facebook page for the book and then the discussion really ramped up with Jane Bozarth talking about the how the book takes a common sense look at the subject.

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

The Learning Circuits

Week One Recap The first week of the blog book tour has ended and it has been a fantastic week with informative blog posts, information and opinions about gamification and even a bit of controversy. She was also “offended” that during the tour I offered a whitepaper for anyone who wanted to leave a comment on every blog entry. We should be in the conversation or it will go in unhealthy directions and have negative consequences for us.

A Look Back at 9 Years of Blogging - Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

After presenting 2 topics at the eLearningDevCon2005 in Oregon, I have committed to making this blog and it''s resources a reality. I am constantly amazed at the number of seminars, conferences, and EdTech curriculums still preaching old school ISD and how to create all of the "elements of effective eLearning". I will be following this post with updates to the blog as well as other materials image - And that''s how it all started.

Online Course Marketing: Tips for selling more courses and increasing your revenue

Plume - e-learning & learning management systems

For our FREE guide on creating and writing copy for your online course sales page click here. When it comes to writing sales copy for your elearning course, it might be tempting to write out a long list of features but instead, we recommend writing in a way that sells the benefits. This layout is what we call conversion lead design – by keeping everything on one page, prospects aren’t needlessly navigating back and forth across your website.

The Dream of Personalization – Far fetch but Possible

Vignettes Learning

However, there is very little progress or a lack of method in the learning industry that enables learners and workers to share experiences effectively. Expounding further, Regalado writes: “The holdup, says Wolfram, is that some of the most useful data isn’t being captured, at least not in a way that’s easily accessible. But much data is warehoused by private companies like Facebook, Apple, and Fitbit, maker of a popular pedometer.

's How to Save Time & Money Building Your Next E-Learning Course - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. I reflected on what was presented and had a good conversation with someone else last night. The first one about not writing a course took me by surprise, but on reflection it sounds like good advice, but requires closer working with each candidate. I recall a conversation I had with the manager of a production facility. Thanks for a phenominal blog. » Elearning is Good for the Environment - Articulate - Word of Mouth Blog.

Email Marketing Tips for Online Course Creators


It’s not as exciting as Facebook or YouTube ads. It helps you build your customer base and is one of the most effective ways to get repeat business and referrals from happy students. Here’s how to do that more effectively: Use an opt-in form on your site for people to give you their email address in exchange for a free report. Grow Your Customer Base with Effective Email Campaigns. TIP: Use a Blog.

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How To Get (and Use) Testimonials to Sell Your Course


This same process can be used for Facebook for any reviews left on your page (or perhaps in a Facebook Group ). Finally, if you have a blog associated with your courses, you can also use comments that people leave on your blog posts. A Facebook group is a great place to start, and you can have an embedded link on your course materials for new users to join.

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Seven Technology-Enabled Tools that Empower the Modern Corporate Trainer


Technology can provide a vehicle for continuing conversations beyond the time and space constraints of the classroom and conflicting schedules. Some of the technology-aided tools that can be adopted by new-age Trainers to help them connect more to the learners and teach more effectively –. Networking sites like Facebook and LinkedIn allow users to create separate pages or communities where discussions can be held on specific topics. Blogs and Wikis.

Using Chatbots in eLearning

Origin Learning

Techopedia defines a chatbot as – ‘ An artificial intelligence (AI) program that simulates interactive human conversation by using key pre-calculated user phrases and auditory or text-based signals.’. From Facebook and Twitter chatbots to virtual voice assistants that are programmed to respond to basic queries; chatbots have grown in popularity. Service providers are also using Twitter chatbots quite effectively to address issues raised by users on their Twitter page.

A Step-By-Step Guide on How to Provide Valuable Video Content for Your Target Audience


Social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook are always looking for ways to meet up with the demands of consumers and businesses leading them to constantly improve their features for better video production on the platforms. Recent research by HubSpot concluded that almost half of the consumers spend over an hour weekly watching video content on Facebook and YouTube. This proves the effectiveness of video content in reaching your target audience and promoting your brand.

Making Scenarios Realistic in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

Several posts on this blog promote the idea of using scenarios to make training as realistic and hands-on as possible. Most of us don’t need a blog to remind us of that. But do we all know how to write scenarios realistically? But let’s explore what this might mean for writing scenarios for training. Write dialog. Many of us tend to write scenarios that describe situations rather than create them. By Shelley A. Gable.

How to Use Analytics to Boost Your Course Sales


Someone followed a link on a different website (a blog, a review, social media) and has found your course that way. For instance, if you get a lot of traffic from Facebook or some other social media network, that’s a good sign that you should continue to invest in marketing to Facebook. Conversely, if you’re running a number of paid ad campaigns but not getting a lot of traffic from them, this data might suggest it’s time to end those campaigns and try something new.

5 Examples on How to Use Explainer Videos in Marketing


Using videos in your marketing materials can help boost their effectiveness. While including the word “video” in your email subject line can increase open rates by 19%, explainer videos on landing pages can increase conversions by as much as 80 percent. There is a multitude of studies that support the memory effectiveness of visualizing the message rather than just hearing it. Explainer videos for training employees effectively can also lead to reduced costs for your company.

2008 Tools and Technologies Retro

Learning with e's

I like the informal nature of the conversations one can enjoy, usually late into the evening with the likes of @Eingang, @nanknits and @misetak. It is a very useful little aggregator, working on hash tagging, to bring together Twitter tweets, Flickr images and other tags such as Delicious on blogs. I will let you know how I get on with it via this blog. I believe that as 2007 was the year of Facebook, so 2008 has been the year of Twitter.

Marketing Training and E-Learning Courses to Your Employees


Remember with this point that you can’t assume that a single method of communication will be 100 percent effective. You can also write blogs about training and knowledge sharing plus you can include information about the courses that are available in your internal company newsletter. This could be on Facebook or LinkedIn, for example, or you could use an instant messaging tool. Marketing Training and E-Learning Courses to Your Employees.

10 Secrets of Online Course Design from Award-Winning MOOCs

WBT Systems

Typically, a MOOC features a course syllabus, in this case, a ten-week lesson plan with assigned reading (poems), instructor-created video content, discussion forum, peer-reviewed writing assignments, and quizzes. They’re encouraged to follow the ModPo Twitter account and join the ModPo Facebook group —a group originally created by a ModPo student. Filreis and his TAs periodically participate in Facebook discussions.

Local Business Video Marketing – 2020 Guide, Strategies, Statistics


Local business video marketing is one of the most effective ways to engage with a local target audience. Most importantly, an effective local business video marketing campaign will help you improve your sales performance and customer base quicker than any other digital media strategy. As a small business that’s looking to develop cost-effective marketing campaigns, your advertising and marketing budget might be quite limited.

On the MOOC Horizon: Tin Can API

Your Training Edge

Over the course of the past year on this blog, I’ve described several ways MOOCs are already changing training and development. These digital learning environments and the technology-enabled learning tools that power them are making training more engaging, more relevant, and as a result, more effective. For example, an API makes it possible for you to share a YouTube video on Facebook or a photo on Twitter.


By the Numbers

The Performance Improvement Blog

Alina Tugend writes in the New York Times about our society’s preoccupation with counting things as if assigning a number to something makes it valuable. She describes her own tendency to pay attention to the number of blog hits, Twitter followers, Facebook friends, and book sales, as if these numbers are a measure of her selfworth. In evaluating the effectiveness of financial management training, managers might look at expense-revenue ratios.

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Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning by Paul on May 5, 2011 in Informal Learning , blended learning , social learning Companies are spending next to nothing on social learning, and their frugality is going to come back to haunt them. Last week I had a phone conversation with Ian Huckabee of WeeJee Media. Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this!

How Course Creators Get Leads Through Content and Scale Revenue Through Smart Promotions with Marketing Professional Daniel Daines-Hutt


To provide some context and social proof, Daniel shares how he wrote eight blog posts in two years, and his second article got 50,000 visits, which led to 3 million dollars in client requests. Daniel references the LMScast with Nick Usborne where Chris and Nick discuss conversational copywriting, and how that is very similar in nature to the actionable content approach Daniel and Chris discuss in this episode. Chris Badgett: So, you don’t have to blog every day?

Communal Learning, Online and In Person

The Learning Dispatch

I wrote a blog post ( see above ) on what CSUN tells us about how accessibility and elearning work together, and in March, wrote a commentary for Mealey’s Litigation Report on what the conference had to say about higher education institutions and the American with Disabilities Act. More broadly, my colleagues and I regularly engage in conversations on social media, write other commentaries, publish blog posts, and schedule webinars.

Develop Yourself in Addition to Training

Integrated Learnings

Area events by local chapters can have a similar effect. Even if the topic of a local program isn’t right up your alley, the conversations you have with industry peers can be a helpful source of ideas. Regularly visiting a handful of training-related blogs is an efficient way to keep up on trends by seeing what people are writing about. Consider using an RSS ( Really Simple Syndication ) feed to subscribe to several blogs. By Shelley A. Gable.

LearnDash Program with 10,000+ Users


It’s in many ways similar to Facebook in that users can have profiles, add status messages, leave comments on other user profiles, and participate in groups. I think the first site I tried to create when I just turned 21 was called like and my idea at the time was I was gonna read all the health books and kinda just report and blog on those. You have the meal plan to read, some workouts to go through, accountability, we have them write a mission statement.

Adapting 20th Century Training Models for the Future

Integrated Learnings

But while the conversation was supposed to discuss adapting training models to our industry's current environment, instead it strayed off into utilizing new eLearning delivery tools, getting a seat at the C-level table, and philosophies on learning effectiveness. For proof, see the 2010 recap of this blog organized around ADDIE. Written the content to be effective and instruct what is necessary (Design). By Jay Lambert.


The Smart Worker : learns best with and from others

Jane Hart

This is the the 7th post in a series of blog postings about how L&D departments need to change to meet the needs of today’s Smart Worker. David Pollard, in a recent posting, has also pointed out that there are limitations to what you can learn online or alone , and in fact came up with a list of things that included: the social skills and capacities of getting along well and effectively with others (e.g.

Everything Gets Easier When You Know Who Your Ideal Client Is with Agency Operator and Podcaster Jason Resnick


We’re going to be having a conversation today around the ideal client. They just want somebody to write lines of code, or write an email, or build them an automation, and that’s not me. There are more cost-effective options than me in that well.

How To Sell Online Courses From Your Own Website


Create An Attractive Conversion-driven Sales Page. Those kinds of pages won’t do any good in terms of conversions. Traffic doesn’t mean anything without conversions. Encourage your audience to connect and engage with you and build meaningful conversations.