Top Social Learning LMS Features

Talented Learning

In 2016, most people are accustomed to social media and the conventions associated with profiles, friends, posts, liking and sharing. But how are these new social business behaviors influencing social learning features of today’s learning management systems (LMS)? We wanted to find out, so we surveyed 74 diverse LMS vendors about the social learning functionality available in their platforms. In reality, this social LMS feature set was all sales sizzle.

Social Learning for Associations: What to Expect in a Modern LMS

Talented Learning

Social learning. Yet no one can define “social learning” in a nutshell, because there is no universally accepted meaning. Almost always, we find association leaders who are unsure about precisely where social functionality should fit into their learning strategies, and which social features are best for their members’ needs. Public social media vs. private association social learning? Social at the member, group or content level?

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Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: In this age where PR has greatly transformed with the power of social media networking, how significant is it still for organizations to rely on external professional PR services such as yours vis-à-vis building in-house PR capability to build brand and customer relationships? Bob: You’re right that social media has transformed the way that PR works – and it’s increased its effectiveness immeasurably, at least in the business-to-business sector.

Online Marketing for Elearning Part III: Advertising

LearnDash

By using advertising dollars to promote your content, you can get it in front of more people more quickly. Here are the top ones you should keep in mind: Google Ads: Formerly AdWords, Google Ads are the simple text-based advertisements you see when you search for things on Google. A Google Ad is usually Pay-Per-Click, meaning you set an ad budget and a bid to have your advertisement appear when someone searches for a keyword.

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5 Creative Ways to Market Your eLearning on a Budget

Association eLearning

Social media is your best bud when you have a limited marketing budget. Instead of spending thousands of dollars on expensive web banners and ads in industry newsletters, spend an hour each day sharing the word about your new eLearning offering on social networks. In addition to the tips we shared in our recent Smarter Uses for Social Media blog post, here are a few more specific tips you can use to market your association’s eLearning.

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Is the Title of Your Course Killing Your Sales?

LearnDash

Choose a boring title and people will pass over your course in favor of something that sounds more exciting. A good course title does more than just tell people what your course is about. The answer is that you need to know exactly which group of people you are planning to target as students for your course. Are they older people who want to start an online business but don’t know where to start? Google displays only 50-60 characters in its search results.

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Features You Need to Know About eLearning Search Functions

Your Training Edge

However, with such an expanding online presence, the search capabilities for these learning platforms are constantly being adjusted and improved, and there’s a knack for getting your course positioned at the top of the rankings. With estimates suggesting that workers spend around 20% of their day searching for the right content, not only is this impacting their ability to learn effectively, it’s also wasting everybody’s time. Optimize for Predictive Search.

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How to create an online course in an LMS and ensure the success of your training programs

Paradiso

Are people searching for online information about that subject? To demonstrate this, it is necessary to have clarity about the skills that the users will acquire when taking their course, as well as the knowledge or the added value that they can represent for them at a social level. Social Learning. Creating an online course nowadays could be very simple thanks to the LMS platforms.

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

Coffee and Design

This news of Google’s innovative big idea was posted on their blog, sandwiched between posts about machine learning and trends that they’ve found in recent searches. They are still in the advertising, search, and mail sectors, competing for second place. No one will beat Google at their own game of traditional search, a great email client, aggregation of video content, or a robust advertising stream. Really enjoyed your post @derekbrown.

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How the Q&A Model Increases E-Learning Engagement

ICDTranslation

People always search for new information and the internet is one of the easiest ways to receive an answer to your question. With time, Q&A services gained a lot of popularity and people started logging directly into such sites to get an answer they need. Answers, and social media such as Twitter or Facebook. . A community-based Q&A model – this is a form of knowledge-based community, where people search for personalized answers.

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Mobile Learning is On the Rise – Is Your Organization Ready?

OpenSesame

Recent research by Google has also found that nearly 40% of people search only on a smartphone in an average day as they look to meet immediate needs. As a result of this shift, more Google searches are happening on smartphones than computers. Improve social learning effectiveness. Mobile learning – and the rise of mobile dominance, in general – is a topic that most learning and development (L&D) professionals have heard of.

Why Video Microlearning is Perfect for Combating Short Attention Spans

Instilled

What learning tools do is make it easy for people to create, edit and collaborate on high-quality, often short videos. Their success is founded on a simplicity of interface that allows learning professionals and people at all levels of a company to enhance and add videos, and rapidly create their own content on any smart device with a camera. Successful Social Learning Depends on the Right Tools. Your people are already learning from each other every day.

Discover Your Organization’s Learning Ecosystems

Watershed

While many learning opportunities are obvious, others can be subtle—such as informal conversations or impromptu Google searches. How do people approach their own professional development independent of formal learning efforts? classroom, e-learning, social, or mobile)? Look for all the ways people search for and find information.

16 Apps and E-Tools to Kickstart Your Business

ProProfs

It’s a free tool with hundreds of templates for creating logos, infographics, brochures, social media posts, emails, newsletters, and other tools that you’ll need. Buffer – For Social Media Management. Your business obviously has a social media page where you share your awesome content with the target audience. Google My Business – For Local Search. The Internet has a variety of apps and tools for entrepreneurs like you.

16 Apps and E-Tools to Kickstart Your Business

ProProfs

It’s a free tool with hundreds of templates for creating logos, infographics, brochures, social media posts, emails, newsletters, and other tools that you’ll need. Buffer – For Social Media Management. Your business obviously has a social media page where you share your awesome content with the target audience. Google My Business – For Local Search. The Internet has a variety of apps and tools for entrepreneurs like you.

7 Smart Tips for Improving Video SEO

Hurix Digital

A 5-year-old start-up, Fintech, was doing it’s best to improve its rankings on the search engine. Currently, their website ranks at the top in a Google search! Videos on the Search Engine. If you search ‘Yoga’ in Google, your primary results on the top of the page will be all videos about Yoga Poses, 15 mins Morning Yoga, etc. . These days, most searches on Google contain a video link. People remember good videos. . 4) Use Video on Social Media.

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7 Smart Tips for Improving Video SEO

Hurix Digital

A 5-year-old start-up, Fintech, was doing it’s best to improve its rankings on the search engine. Currently, their website ranks at the top in a Google search! Videos on the Search Engine. If you search ‘Yoga’ in Google, your primary results on the top of the page will be all videos about Yoga Poses, 15 mins Morning Yoga, etc. . These days, most searches on Google contain a video link. People remember good videos. . 4) Use Video on Social Media.

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How to Transform Your Remote Communication With Visuals

TechSmith Camtasia

I turned on the coffee pot, fired up my laptop, and searched for some semblance of normal life. And with people searching “work from home” at a five-year high, there’s no doubt we all need to shift how we’re communicating with others. The entire situation has not only changed the way I communicate with other people right now, but quite possibly forever. Not only are more people working from home, but they don’t have much of a choice either.

SAAS LMSs and Vendor Client Lists Questions

eLearning 24-7

You have a client list, so type in the company name on the People search and filter. 3) Tweet for feedback 4)Check out social review sites, but ignore Yelp – you aren’t going to find anything; 5)Google the client name and titles – “Director of Training&# , “Training Manager&# etc. ; What is SAAS and why is hosted better than having it on your own servers. Plus, what does being in the cloud actually mean? SAAS: Software as a Service.

How Can eTextbooks Help K-12 Publishers, Institutes & Students

Kitaboo on EdTech

The increasing use of the Internet and the easy availability of smartphones have changed the way people search for, access, and consume content. Publishers can further enrich their etextbooks by adding social media features, thus opening windows for conversations with a wider audience.

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The scarcity of attention rule

The Learning Circuits

But all to often I see people searching Google first, looking for answers and getting thousands of search results (informal learning) or having mind-numbing access to those thousands of online courses through enterprise libraries (formal learning), both of which are resulting in a quick-hit, good luck knowing how 'right' the answer is, learning experience. Frankly it scares me how many people take the Internet at face value.

SEO For Course Creators and Membership Site Owners with Lindsay Halsey of Pathfinder SEO

LifterLMS

Lindsay shares what she has found to be the two common solutions to getting found on search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing. Lindsay recommends the tool AnswerThePublic that allows you to find what people search for based off of keywords to help you better position your content. And the other solution is DIY, where you bridge together courses, tools, and a lot of sweat equity to try to help get your site more visibility in the search engines.

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SAAS (Hosted) LMS and Vendor Questions

eLearning 24-7

You have a client list, so type in the company name on the People search and filter. 3) Tweet for feedback 4)Check out social review sites, but ignore Yelp – you aren’t going to find anything; 5)Google the client name and titles – “Director of Training&# , “Training Manager&# etc. ; What is SAAS and why is hosted better than having it on your own servers. Plus, what does being in the cloud actually mean? SAAS: Software as a Service.

Improving Informal Learning

Big Dog, Little Dog

Two recent posts got my attention -- Tony Karrer's Reduce Searching Start Talking and Harold Jarche's Effective knowledge sharing. First, Allen Tough (1999), a Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto and a thought leader on informal learning, wrote that within each informal learning episode (where the primary motivation is to gain and retain certain knowledge and skills on a task), the average learner interacts with an average of 10 people.

Focus on What Matters Most

Marcia Conner

Marcia Conner : What do people need to learn in order to change their lives so that they can get to and do what really matters? There are many people who just picked up one of the books and got it—like you. There are other people who don’t necessarily get it as quickly, or who understand the overall picture but can’t quite figure out how to get their own lives there. I think one of the first things people need to learn is what it feels like to begin to take the time.

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