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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The Google Effect

Learningtogo

I recently heard a term that was new to me, “ The Google Effect.” I googled it. Some of the information was readily available with just one or two clicks online; other information required more extensive research across multiple sites.

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ADOBE ROBOHELP: Stay Away Mighty Google

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

 Is there a way to keep them private so they don’t show up on Google? Additionally, over time Google will index the pages; and content found within the private Help System will appear in Google search results.   If you don't want your Help System content to appear via a Google search, there are a few options to consider: Use a robots.txt file to stop Google indexing your content. by Willam van Weelden, COTP.

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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.

ADOBE ROBOHELP: Stay Away Mighty Google

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

 Is there a way to keep them private so they don’t show up on Google? Additionally, over time Google will index the pages; and content found within the private Help System will appear in Google search results.   If you don't want your Help System content to appear via a Google search, there are a few options to consider: Use a robots.txt file to stop Google indexing your content. by Willam van Weelden, COTP.

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Site Meter Removed - Google Analytics Instead

Tony Karrer

Just a quick note that I've been using SiteMeter and Google Analytics for a while now on my blog. As I've reached 500 visitors a day on the site, I've found that SiteMeter didn't really allow for the detail information I wanted. On the other hand, it's tough to beat Google Analytics, especially for the price (free It was nice as a quick hit information source and I'd still recommend say it was good as a starter approach to getting statistics.

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Adobe RoboHelp: Adding Google Analytics to Topics

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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.

Adobe RoboHelp: Submit Sitemaps to Google

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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.

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Project Management using Google Sites

E-Learning Acupuncture

My office has been playing around with the Google Sites wiki for the last few weeks ( I’ve written about Google Sites before. ) I would like to try to use a wiki site to track an online course development project. I think Google Sites would be perfect for this and it is an easy to use and free online application. Today I came across someone else who has built a nice Google Sites template for project management activity.

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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.

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.

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 App Inventor - Make Apps/m-Learning

eLearning Cyclops

Google is releasing App Inventor for Android. You can find it listed at Google Labs and can learn more about it at [link]. According to the site, they will be granting access to interested users in the coming weeks. All that is needed is a Google account to sign up.

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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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Most Revolutionary Google Product Launch of the Past Month (Hint: It’s Not Google+)

Dashe & Thomson

Since its launch in beta format a month ago, Google+ has registered some significant buzz within the social learning community. Users of the site can submit their proposed solutions, with the best option selected by other Prizes members.

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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.

Cool Site by Bloomsburg University Instructional Design Department CAC Member

Kapp Notes

They recently completed a really interesting site for The Kimco Realty Corporation. The Phoenix Group built the site using.net and one of the coolest pages is a leasing search tool. If you have a chance, check out the site and notice the design and searching.

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Google Goes Gaming?

Kapp Notes

There have been a number of interesting development in term of Google and social game purchases and game related initiatives. Here are some recent highlights; Google purchased a company called Slide , an app developer that works with popular social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace to create community-driven entertainment applications.

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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.

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

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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.

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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.

eFront sites to check out

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 3/30/2010 eFront sites to check out Here are a few eFront sites you might check to get a few ideas about your own implementation.

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Remotely Participating in SITE Panels

eLearning Evangelist

This week the SITE conference is happening in Las Vegas. Bonnie Bracey Sutton was on site with Paul while Robert McLaughlin and I were connected via Google Hangout. I was asked to be on two panels both related to equity. Unfortunately the website doesn't seem to have a full schedule and agenda for me to reference. One panel, The Changing Landscape of the Digital Divide: Opportunities and Challenges for Teacher Education was organized and led by Paul Resta from UT.

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Google Blog Search Problems

Tony Karrer

I rely pretty heavily on Google Blog Search to help me find people who are citing blog posts of mine so that I can see that kind of conversation. Unfortunately, it looks like Google Blog Search has decided that they will now include the entire contents of the web page rather than just the contents of the RSS feed. I want a nice clean RSS feed of any posts that include links to my various sites.

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eLearning: Finding Google Images You Can Actually Use

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

In response to that article, a reader asked me if the images on these sites were royalty free and could be used in courses that he planned to sell. An alternative to this would be to use Google to hunt down images that specifically fit how you're going to use them. by AJ George.

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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.

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Beyond the LMS: A Mobile First approach to learning using Adobe Captivate, Formative Assessment, Google Analytics, HTML5 and Google Firestore

Adobe Captivate

Using Google Analytics I could assess every click and how the user got there. Enter Google Analytics: In order to do the consensus building work, I needed data. Adobe Captivate and Google Analytics worked perfectly together. Google Firestore was released in Beta last month.

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.

Test Driving Google Labs' Similar Images

eLearning Cyclops

I took the time today to check out Google Labs' Similar Images , which was recently released. A challenge I have always found when searching images via Google Images was that I had to sort through many unrelated images that shared the same keywords. I clicked one from a meso-american site and voila, a slew of meso-american archaeology images. So, although not perfected it is a useful option to searching images on Google. graphics Google

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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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