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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Search Tip and more

Moodle Journal

Just a thought on searching the web for information particular with regard to education, how about incorporating the "site:" command into the string, so the it becomes "site:edu". To search for Mathematics the search would become site: edu mathematics.

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Tony Karrer

This post likely will be quite a bit different because I'm convinced that most people have used different search tools enough that they are pretty comfortable with their current search behaviors. My intent here is to possibly expand the options for the average knowledge worker to be able to search a bit better than they do today. Yes, I personally use Google 95%+ for searching. But I do sometimes jump to other search engines. Search.

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3 Key Stages of a Successful Job Search

KnowledgeCity

A Monster.com survey found that nine of the site’s 10 busiest job application days in 2018 were during January. This means you may have to hang tough for longer and make your first impressions really count for a successful job search this year. Here are some tips to master the three key stages of a successful job search. The most intimidating part of any successful job search is generally the interview.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

to search for and discover content. common applications/sites you might want to embed. 12 Ways to Get the Most. Out of Your Authoring Tool gomolearning.com @gomolearning eBook 1 11Index: Table of contents What should you look for and expect. from a modern authoring tool?

The Benefits of Playlist Search

3Play Media

Growing up with Google, we’ve become accustomed to searching for what we want to know and finding it within the results. The only downfall is that video can’t be searched. That’s where playlist search comes in. Playlist search can help revolutionize your content and create a whole new user experience. What’s playlist search? Playlist search compiles videos together into a customizable playlist with transcripts and a search bar.

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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Helping People Launch WordPress Membership Sites with Andriy Haydash

LifterLMS

Helping people launch WordPress membership sites with Andriy Haydash is the topic of this LMScast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Andriy emphasizes minimalism for new course site builders. Chris Badgett: I’m on your site, Andriy. A membership site, it is the business.

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ELEARNING AND PRESENTATIONS: In Search Of Free-to-Use Images

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

With a quick search you are sure to find the image you’re looking for.     As tempting as it might be to use images found via a Google search in your project, I’d caution against it. Most of the images you’ll find on the Internet while using any search engine are protected by copyright law.   Still wanting to search the web for an image of a puppy to use in a work project?  Go to Google's advanced search page.

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Searching Screenr

eLearning Cyclops

Believe it or not, there is no search function on the Screenr site. Luckily, I eventually found a Screenr tutorial on how to search Screenr. link] Remember, if you are looking for Screenr tutorials, just use a search engine to conduct a site search - site:screenr.com yoursubject. And yes I know one could search Twitter for Screenr tutorials, but keep in mind many companies still do not allow access to Twitter.

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Conversation Searches

Tony Karrer

What are Conversation Searches? During those presentations, I'll mention what are sometimes called "vanity searches." These searches look for any mention of your name, company, URLs across blogs and other sites. For me, these searches primarily allow me to see what people are saying in response to something that I've put out there. So, I think of these searches as conversation searches, not vanity searches.

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4 Tips to Create Voice Search Friendly Content

Hurix Digital

Here’s what voice search is and can be in the next few years: Google says 20% of all searches are voice based. By 2020, 50% of all online searches will be voice based. Approximately 20% of voice search queries are triggered by just 25 keywords. How do we make “voice-search friendly web content”? If you run a search via a text search, you would type the bare minimum number of keywords to save physical effort. Source: Google Search.

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Remote Instructional Design Jobs

Experiencing eLearning

A Google search for “instructional design remote work” returns over 15 million hits, so there are things out there. HigherEdJobs.com allows you to filter for remote jobs when you search their listings. Search online for “elearning vendor” or “elearning company” to start a search. Job boards and other sites. You can search and apply for many positions directly on LinkedIn.

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Learn a New Skill: Master Google Search

OpenSesame

Not that finding information is outrageously difficult, but learning to search for information quickly and effectively takes skill. 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: . Learn Search Modifiers. Learn Search Qualifiers.

The Benefits of Playlist Search

3Play Media

Growing up with Google, we’ve become accustomed to searching for what we want to know and finding it within the results. The only downfall is that video can’t be searched. That’s where playlist search comes in. Playlist search can help revolutionize your content and create a whole new user experience. What’s playlist search? Playlist search compiles videos together into a customizable playlist with transcripts and a search bar.

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

eLearning Brothers

This post will go over how to find the eLearning problems with Google search. So, my fellow developers, let’s learn some Google search hacks that will make your eLearning development a whole lot easier. 1 Search Phrases or the Exact Order of Words. Quotes are a great way to search for a specific group of words. Search Solution: “Responsive Adobe Captivate Templates” #2 Search All the Pages in a Site.

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Angela Brown’s Recurring Revenue Niche Membership Site Journey and Success Story

LifterLMS

Learn about Angela Brown’s recurring revenue niche membership site journey and success story in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Angela Brown: We’re a membership site that helps house cleaners create and grow their own cleaning businesses.

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Social Media: How to Search for (and Actually Find) Your Old Tweets

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Searching through old tweets (particularly when you are a frequent tweeter), however, can be a bit of a nightmare. Luckily there are some free sites that will handle this chore for you. The site I used was  Snapbird  because it is super fast and super easy. Topsy Advanced Search. Topsy Advanced Search  is also fast and easy, but with more specific search options.   My search was very simple, so Snapbird was all I needed.

How to Easily Search through Free Stock Images

Rapid eLearning

It seems like every day there’s a new site that offers free stock images. What you need is an easy way to search through all of those free stock image sites so you can find what you need when you need it. The good news is that there are three such sites where searching and finding free stock images is possible. Stock Up is courtesy of Site Builder Report. It’s a search engine that indexes free stock photo sites.

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Upwork - Official Site

E-learning Uncovered

one search. Find content writing freelance work on Upwork. 8288 online jobs are available. 536 Freelance Content Writer Jobs available on. all jobs

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Best Video Hosting Solutions for Online Courses

LearnDash

Much larger than any other file you’re likely to have on your site. So when you upload them to your server, they’re likely to take up huge amounts of space, slow your site down , and cause lots of errors for users. LearnDash WordPress hosting site speed videos website basics

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Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Similar Site Search reads one site’s tags and proceeds to find sites like it. Of course, I could always do this.

Moodle Demo Site

eLearning Cyclops

While searching Moodle.org for ways to learn more about Moodle, I found their demo site. It is a great way to learn and explore this open source LCMS. They provide access to Admin, Teacher, and Student levels, so you can get a good feel for the system's features as they pertain to each role. And the demo system is erased and restored every hour, allowing you to do whatever you want without any harm. Also, the demo is offered in numerous languages.

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Mobile Photo Search: The learning potential

Bottom-Line Performance

It’s a mobile app for android phones that allows you to complete internet searches based on a photo you take with your smart phone. Here’s an example from Google’s site: Literally you take a picture of a bridge and it recognizes it, searches for related information, and returns information to you. Dear Google, what can’t you do??? This week Google announced the launch of Google Goggles.

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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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Is Enterprise search the answer to L&D’s interruption problem?

From the Coleface

Probably a lot more difficult and frustrating than using a search engine to find public information…. So what should L&D be doing to drive this step-change in Enterprise search rather than react to other departments’ agendas? paying for off-site training or increasing the immersiveness and media treatment in e-learning). Using a search engine is a moment where you realise that you don’t know something or you want to know more about something.

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12 Top Video Footage Sites for E-learning Designers

CommLab India

Getty Images : You can download premium stock footage, from archival films to contemporary 4K and HD footage from this site. VideoBlocks : This website is a members-only site that offers royalty-free stock footage, motion backgrounds, after effects templates, and more. The site posts about 10 HD videos every 10 days and the best thing is that you can subscribe to get them right into your inbox and at no cost.

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Design for Search

Tony Karrer

Instead of dawdling on websites many users want simply to reach a site quickly, complete a task and leave. Most of our activity is looking up information, so the most common use case is search, evaluate, keep, organize. Web users were also getting very frustrated with all the extras, such as widgets and applications, being added to sites to make them more friendly. The rest search and get straight there.

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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. It includes a robust search and filter that uses Google Maps API, populated with information from Kimco’s database of over 900 properties. If you have a chance, check out the site and notice the design and searching.

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Pay Per Click Vs. Search Engine Optimization: Which One Is Best?

eLearning Industry

There are two main ways to use search engines (especially Google) to drive visitors to your website: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Pay Per Click (PPC) ads. In fact, they are also the most popular digital marketing tactics to drive visitors to your site. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. PPC Campaign Management Content Marketing Content Marketing Strategy eLearning Marketing eLearning PPC Campaigns SEO

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. As a result, I had to do a research and find the best FREE stock photo sites. Morgue File An easy to use free photo site. All photos on this web site are public domain.

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A Complete List of Free Stock Image Sites for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

The Internet is rife with free things, especially free stock image sites. However, there are usually three main issues with the free stock image sites: The free stock images aren’t really free. The free stock image sites are only there to point to for-pay stock image sites. Most of the free stock image sites are irrelevant. Free Stock Image Sites. Here are some searches that may help for elearning: desk , business , and workspace.

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Google Blog Search Fix Coming

Tony Karrer

As I reported in Google Blog Search Problems , Google seems to have included the full text of blog pages (including blog rolls) in their blog search. According to Jeremy Hylton of the Google Blog Search team , they now index the full content of the page. Hopefully I can leave all my blog search filters in place and they will stop feeding me a lot of extra stuff.

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

LifterLMS

We dive into SEO for course creators and membership site owners with Lindsay Halsey of Pathfinder SEO in this LMScast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Pathfinder SEO is a guided SEO solution for site owners, freelancers, and agencies that Lindsay and her team have worked to develop over the last 10 years of doing SEO for her agency. Lindsay shares what she has found to be the two common solutions to getting found on search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing.

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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. link] Turkish educational site [link] Chinese learn English site. Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learnin.

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