Site Learnings

Clark Quinn

So I was talking with a colleague, who pointed out that my site wasn’t as optimized for finding as it could be, and he recommended a solution. So I thought I’d share my learnings about sites. This being a WordPress site, I use plugins, and my colleague pointed me to a plugin that would guide me through steps to improve my site. So, I’ve put Google tracking code into all of my sites, but the code on Learnlets was old.

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Google’s Micro-Learning Findings

LearnDash

Major companies around the world are recognizing the importance of micro-learning, including Google. In fact, Google has set-up an entire site on the topic at thinkwithgoogle.com. The aim of the site is to be a resource for pushing the marketing industry forward.

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Announcing Screencasting in Snagit for Google Chrome

Visual Lounge

Screencasting in Google Chrome is here! Screen recording, the most highly anticipated feature in Snagit for Google Chrome , is finally here! At this time, we’re considering the screencasting feature in Snagit for Google Chrome to be in beta.

Google Course Builder: Initial Review

LearnDash

Not too long ago, Google came out with a Course Builder program, designed to allow schools and institutions an easy way to set-up their own MOOC platform. Naturally, I have some high expectations, I mean, this is Google after all.

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9 Google Search Hacks to Make eLearning Development A Whole Lot Easier

eLearning Brothers

The answer to almost all your eLearning questions are in Google, but you need to know how to find them. This post will go over how to find the eLearning problems with Google search. Search Solution: “Responsive Adobe Captivate Templates” #2 Search All the Pages in a Site.

How Google is Changing Education

eFront

There is no doubt Google has a huge impact on education. Google’s education initiatives focus on making learning magical for students, empowering innovative communities and building a foundation of technology and access. Google is even changing our brains.

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/24/2010 Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning As an e-Learning developer I had to invest a lot of time to find images for my e-Learning projects.

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Google Steps into the 3D Universe

Kapp Notes

Creating an Avatar in Google's Lively. Ok, so Google did create Google 3D Earth with some pretty cool 3D features as a venture into 3D worlds but now they are jumping in with both feet and offering (for free) a product called Lively.

This Week on #TalkTech: Mobile Friendly Sites, Game Based Learning Checklist and Design Tips from LucasArts

Bottom-Line Performance

Whether you join a discussion (like our new Google+ community ), play games yourself, our conduct a small pilot, you are headed in the right direction. #TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats.

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Infographic: How Google has changed what it means to do research

eFront

With almost 30 percent of the human population, or 2 billion people, using the internet; and 94 percent of US students equating research with using Google or other search engines, it comes as no surprise that 75 percent of students use Wikipedia and online encyclopedias for research. any site.

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Host Student Websites with Google Drive

Visual Lounge

A little detail about Google is that you can now host web pages using folders in your Google Drive account. In other words, if your school or district has Google Apps for Education, every student now has file management and website publishing capabilities. Host with Google Drive.

Why Google Analytics is the next thing you should be adding to your LMS

Kineo

And while we don’t recommend embedding every single one, adding a tool like Google Analytics tracking will let you see how learners are really using your site and could be a real game changer for your learning delivery. Your learning platform likely gives you insights into which courses are being engaged with most and other metrics such as course completions, but there’s a whole host of information you’re probably missing out on if you stop there.

Algorithm Changes: Google and You

LearnUpon

Google presents search results based on a complex algorithm, which takes into account more than a hundred different factors, and weights them in various ways. Recent Changes to Google’s Algorithm. There will be future changes in the Google Algorithm as well.

Set Up Google+ Authorship and Get Visible!

OpenSesame

The short answer to that is yes, there are many things, but for today let’s focus on a quick way to help make your course stand out even more in Google. Allow me to introduce you to Google+ Authorship! Choose an employee to represent your organization; we (and Google!)

Paper Cuts

Learnnovators

I’m late to the party, but finally I’ve gotten my hands onto Google Cardboard. The ROI for Google Cardboard is through the roof. Some brilliant Cardboard apps are available at Google Play. Google calls them “photo spheres” and they remind me of Microsoft’s Photosynth.

Why you need to take a Google Analytics approach to measuring learning

Xyleme

If L&D took a Google Analytics approach to learning, they could. Substituted the word ''learning content'' for the word ''site''. Conversion Rate: What percentage of learners who came to our site filled out a form (i.e.

This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft’s Nightmare, Training at Facebook and Google Shortens Attention Spans

Bottom-Line Performance

In order to teach employees about the dangers of security breaches, Facebook launched a series of security threats and fake phishing sites to see how employees would respond. The Atlantic: Is Google Making Us Stupid? Social Learning Facebook Google microsoft social learning talktech

New Feature! Login Using Social Media Sites

DigitalChalk eLearning

With this new feature, you can allow students to login by simply connecting Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ to your organization. We’ve created a great walk-through for you on our developer’s site (don’t let that scare you, you don’t need to be a developer to do this).

Top 3 E-Learning Programs To Become A Power Searcher

Learnnovators

Here are a few interesting facts (adapted from various research reports) related to the amount of time that we spend searching for information on the World Wide Web (WWW): Google is the most visited web site in the world. 43.78% of Internet users visit Google daily.

How To Dethrone Google, and Who Will Likely Do It (Hint: Not Facebook)

Coffee and Design

As Google already is, they must fight to maintain the value that they have built for their market. Google understands that to be successful in the tech world they must maintain value but also add value. Someone will dethrone Google, not just compete with them.

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Learn a New Skill: Data, Knowledge, Google Analytics, and You

OpenSesame

There is something every web-based business, blog, and website is learning to live by: Google Analytics. If you don’t already know why you need web analytics, what Google Adwords offers, or have access to the information Google Analytics offers, you are already behind. With a monthly cost of exactly $0, automatic reports, and Adwords there is no good reason to not be utilizing the awesome power of Google Analytics. Google Adwords is a lifesaver.

Paper cuts

E-Learning Provocateur

I’m late to the party, but finally I’ve gotten my hands onto Google Cardboard. The ROI for Google Cardboard is through the roof. Some brilliant Cardboard apps are available at Google Play. Note: This link is not supported in the mobile web version of Google Maps.

Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013

Learnnovators

It allows track informal learning experiences such as playing games and simulations, and also real-world activities (such as visiting web sites, attending conferences, etc.) We see more and more publishers coming in to this market (including Google!).

PowerPoint: Sites for Slide Sharing (Say that 5 Times Fast)

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

When you can't be there in person, but you want to send along a PowerPoint deck in your place, there are a few reasons why you might want to use a slide-sharing site. Whatever the case, a slide-sharing site can give you the peace of mind of not having to worry about technical snafus while giving you a platform to attract potential viewers. Today I'm going to explore five slide-sharing site options. authorSTREAM is a pretty standard choice among slide-sharing sites.

Google Doodle contest: Hurdle your way to a TechSmith Spork

Visual Lounge

Have you already seen today’s awesomely addictive Google Doodle ? Well let’s just say if you weren’t the greatest hurdler in high school … Google is giving you the chance to redeem yourself. Or post on our Google+ page.

Google is failing us: how to manage the information overflow?

Challenge to Learn

Steve Rosenbaum pointed out in his key note address at DevLearn that search engines like Google become less reliable and that we have to find other ways to manage the information overflow. I decided to test Google myself. I entered the search term ‘Kasper Spiro’ in Google, searching for images of myself. I’m not sure if the source of the problem are the sites that contain this incorrect information or that Google screws up.

Inside TechSmith: Using Google Content Experiments with AdWords

Visual Lounge

Google Content Experiments was released out of beta not long ago. This new Google Analytics experiment feature offers a way to test the efficacy of different versions of your content at no cost other than your own time and resources you put into the experiments.

New Feature! Log In Using Social Media Sites

DigitalChalk eLearning

With this new feature, you can allow students to login by simply connecting Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ to your organization. We’ve created a great walk-through for you on our developer’s site (don’t let that scare you, you don’t need to be a developer to do this).

7 ways to use Google Analytics for an LMS with eCommerce

LearnUpon

If you use an LMS with eCommerce features , you could also benefit from using Google Analytics. As a Business Analyst at LearnUpon, I check Google Analytics multiple times a day to assess how campaigns and content are performing. Frustratingly, though, it’s different for every site.

Using Google Analytics to up your eCommerce game

LearnUpon

We’ve given you some basic guidelines on the use of Google Analytics for eCommerce before. Google even provides a tool to let you set these up easily: The Campaign URL Builder. It’s then very easy to see which group converted better; it’s captured directly in Google Analytics.

Adobe RoboHelp: Submit Sitemaps to Google

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

After you create a sitemap, you need to tell search engines where they can find your sitemap so that they can use it to index your site. Here is how to submit your sitemap to Google: Go to the  Google Webmaster Tools  page and log in using your Google account.

Learn a New Skill: Master Google Search

OpenSesame

As we increasingly rely on search engines like Google to find information and tackle projects, learning the tricks of the trade can be invaluable. Here are the top five Google Search tips that can help you dramatically improve your searching and save valuable time: . Google’s search algorithm is excellent at returning the information you’re looking for, even if you are not so sure yourself. Google Search: The Master Converter! Track Packages with Google.

RIP Google Reader – How to Move Your Subscriptions to a Google Reader Alternative

Visual Lounge

If you’re reading this on Google Reader , you won’t be…as of Tuesday. As you’ve no doubt heard, Google is pulling the plug on their feed reader today (July 1), so now is the time to change your blog subscriptions over to a different service.

Adobe RoboHelp: Adding Google Analytics to Topics

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

But you can also use Google Analytics. Here are the steps to add Google Analytics tracking to your help content:   Create a Google Analytics Account.   Before you get started, create a free  Google Analytics account.

The paradox of augmented reality

E-Learning Provocateur

How does your eyewear differ from Google Glass? (3:05). Google’s Ingress is an augmented reality MMOG that exemplifies the gamification capability of the medium. The fact that Ingress was developed by Google’s internal startup, Niantic Labs, is enlightening (excuse the pun).

1. The Devil and Tom Walker - English III - Google Sites

E-learning Uncovered

The Devil The Devil or Devil refers to a symbolic villain found in Tom & Jerry and represents theevil side of Jerry Mouse, being a horned version of the

Meet Learner 2.0

Learning with e's

They are younger than the Internet and mobile phones, and they don't recall a time when there was no Google or Facebook. A recent post on the Edutopia site contained the following passage: When a student asked how something was done, we'd play dumb and say, "I don't know.