7 Ways to Improve the Site Speed for Your Online Course


An HTTP request is any time your browser has to fetch a file from your web server. Instead, combining your CSS files into one larger file can reduce the number of trips your browser has to take to finish loading the site. Web pages typically load from top to bottom.

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5 keys for Section 508 Compliance and Web Accessibility

Web Courseworks

If web accessibility issues for disabled users aren’t accounted for and addressed at the outset of the design process, the back end of a project can morph into an imposing labyrinth of alt-text, tabbing, transcript, and template color contrast nightmares. A Section 508 Web Accessiblity Success Story. Our graphic team always starts by testing accessibility in template items and images using tools similar to these free online sites offer: [link].

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

Bottom-Line Performance

Web designers are making strategic decisions about how to optimize their websites for mobile devices. #TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats. We publish all the topics a few hours before the chat so you can show up at 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST on Thursdays ready to discuss. We discuss three topics a week and the chat lasts around 30 minutes. We’re shaking things up in 2013 here at #TalkTech!

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6 Ways Your Web Design Is Killing Your Course


So if you’re searching for ways to improve your site design, or if you haven’t looked at in a while, here are a few tips to help you out. Make sure images resize well, that content is readable, and that learners can easily navigate the site.

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Sonic Foundry's Media Site

Web Courseworks

I posted a Media Review for TMR of the Media Site web casting product in 2007. Recently, John Pollard and Kristin Zurovitch, Sonic Foundry’s Media Site Product Marketing Manager, paid me an office visit to demo and to update me on changes to the system. Media Site, by Sonic Foundry, is a hardware and software package that creates web casts. I am poised to write another positive (and biased) review of Media Site for TMR.

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Web trust

Clark Quinn

And sometimes, particularly when there’s a potential tangible relationship, I will actually go visit sites. When I go to sites (not from familiar companies, but new ones), one of the places I’m very likely to visit is the ‘About Us’ page or equivalent. There are sites that are clearly out to make money, and some that are out to meet a real need. And when you get both together, need and clue, you have a site you are willing to investigate further.

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12 Must-Know Learning Industry Sites


If you have an interest in elearning or instructional design, undoubtedly you have your list of favorite sites that you visit for coming up to speed with new trends and happenings. If you are just getting into the industry, then you should generate a shortlist of sites to frequent on a regular basis as it will help you to truly become emersed into the elearning and instructional design culture. Below are some sites that are well known in this field.

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Offer a More Accessible UI & UX with Inclusive Web Design

Your Training Edge

But it is not yet applicable to the creative field as of yet, especially web design. By using universal design and applying it to the creation of a site, a range of users all across the globe can be reached and their needs are addressed more directly. UI and UX in Inclusive Web Design.

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10 best sites like Udemy


If one is conscious of starting such online learning sites like Udemy, one has to consider various factors such as immense bandwidth, dedicated instructor dashboards, online chat collaboration tools, safe and secure online payment gateways, etc. The only concern with Udemy is that they don’t offer certification for courses, still, there are much other online learning sites like Udemy alternatives. The post 10 best sites like Udemy appeared first on Pinlearn.

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10 Web-Based Training Platforms

Ed App

Check out the 10 web-based training platforms that we’ve gathered just for you: Web-Based Training #1 – EdApp. If you’re looking for a user-friendly, web-based training platform then EdApp is right for you! Web-Based Training #2 – Coursera.

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Skills for the Future

eLearning 24-7

Some sites provide the answer to the question – “What are the skills of the future?” Instead of boring everyone with Zoom or web conferencing calls, they could have done any of the following. The Future of Skills. I’m sure you have heard this phrase.

Helping People Launch WordPress Membership Sites with Andriy Haydash


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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It's Happening in the Learning Industry: Training Magazine and Web Site Shutting Down

Kapp Notes

Training Magazine and the associated web site are being moth balled at the end of March. Here is an excerpt from Nielsen shuts down 'Training' Nielsen Business Media told employees Tuesday that it is shutting down Training magazine and its companion Web site, trainingmag.com, according to a Nielsen Co. Apparently, it is not just the newspaper business that is in trouble, the trade publication magazine business isn't so hot either.

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Random Web 2.0 Statistics

Kapp Notes

Here are some interesting Web 2.0 Web 2.0 same source as above) Web 2.0 Facebook Statistics ) On Facebook, the average user has 130 friends on the site with more than 8 billion minutes spent on Facebook each day (worldwide) providing approximately 45 million status updates each day. Alexa, the Web Information Company) At LinkedIn, the average age is 41 with an average household income of $109,703 with over 50% having an income of $100k plus. Web 2.0

New Sustainability Education and Learning Web Site Launched

Kapp Notes

A site that provides information on basic sustainability concepts and techniques. The site has many good resources that can be explored. Check out the site and, especially, the short video demonstration that shows how you can learn quick, targeted pieces of information in a short period of time. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. Learn about sustainability issues at the Sustainability Institute.

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10 Free Site Safety Training Courses

Ed App

For the success of the project, those involved in its design, purpose, or nature must study in detail each result it can lead to environmental impact, budget, scheduling, and most important of all, the safety measures not only of the construction site but for site workers.

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Responsive Web Design: Creating Content for Better User Experience


According to the leading news and information resource site Mashable 2013 is the year of Responsive Web Design (RWD). But with varying devices with different screen resolutions, it becomes increasingly difficult for web developers to make the content compatible with every device and, at the same time, provide a uniform user experience. Blog e-Learning m-Learning Tools & Technologies mobile-enabled learning Responsive Web Design RWD

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Top eLearning Sites?

Tony Karrer

I was asked what the biggest traffic sites are in eLearning that were not vendor specific sites. My quick answer was that Jane Hart’s site , eLearning Learning and The eLearning Guild would be among the top. Top Sites Using it, I plugged a whole bunch of different sites into it and produced the following graph of some of what I perceive to be the top sites. After doing this, I realized that eLearn Magazine don’t seem to have that much web traffic.

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SkillsServe web site goes live

Unicorn Training

SkillsServe now has its own dedicated web site www.SkillsServe.comUnicorn's new Web2.0 learning platform for the financial sector now has its own website. SkillsServe is now live at four clients, providing custom on-line learning solutions, including event management, RDR study services, and on-line compliance learning and assessment

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Portfolio Web Site

eLearning Blender

My Portfolio SiteI put together a portfolio website with my newly learned Dreamweaver skills. My intentions of the portfolio website is to share some of my work and tell you a little more about who I am. At this point, it doesn't contain much but ultimately it will contain a collection of my work in instructional design. This is definitely a rough draft, as it is going to be an ongoing project throughout the ed tech program at San Diego State.

How to choose between web and native apps for mobile learning?

Origin Learning

Web apps. Web apps refer to applications or web sites that are created using web development languages such as HTML5 and JavaScript delivered via a browser. Since every mobile device comes with a pre-installed browser, web apps are easy to create and deliver for a large audience. A common example of a web app is mobile websites of newspapers. Let us consider two scenarios to understand the implications of each: Scenario I: Web instead of native.

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Faculty Web Sites - Texas A&M University-Commerce

E-learning Uncovered

is the official site of Torrey Pines PGA teaching pro Michael Major

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Sample AWA Question - The Official GMAT Web Site

E-learning Uncovered

Preparing for the GRE Issue Essay Since there are two essays to be written in GRE, it is very essential to understand the requirements of both the essays. Download GRE Practice tests. CATPrep offers proven accurate computer adaptive GRE preparation software, related newsletters, and study aids

The Role Of Web Conferencing Software In Corporate Training

Dan Keckan

Web conferencing software bridges the geographical divide and makes mandatory on-site meetings a thing of the past. But what role does it play in your corporate online training program? This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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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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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. What can be learned for e-learning development, how is e-learning and effective web site design inter-tangled?

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Web Resources for Teachers

Kapp Notes

Over at the Online Degree web site , I recently was pointed to couple of interesting items. The first is a list of 100 Essential Web 2.0 A good list of some great web sites and technologies (for teachers and others.) Web 2.0Tools for Teachers. Also is a list of online universities and brief descriptions on the universities. You can also click to send for more information.

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Sample AWA Question - The Official GMAT Web Site

E-learning Uncovered

This sample Analysis of an Argument contains an actual Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) question and answer from a real GMAT exam

Creately Web Based Diagramming Tool

Moodle Journal

A little bit of cross posting between my blogs here but if you have use for a diagramming tool and not come across Creately yet, then I think it is well worth paying a visit to the site. There are a number of pricing models available, including a free version that has plenty of features. The models available cover Business Diagrams, User Interface Design, Software, System, Network Diagrams and more.

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Web 2.0 - A Tool for Driving Performance

Bottom-Line Performance

Yet there is fear and lack of knowledge in implementing and harnessing the power of one of the newest performance management tools – Web 2.0. My message to L&D – start educating your HR and operations managers on Web 2.0 Despite this goal, 23% of HR decision makers are unfamiliar with Web 2.0 and 42% are familiar with the sites but do not use them. Only 34% actively use Web 2.0 Further challenging the use of Web 2.0 There is no greater risk of Web 2.0

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Integrating your Joomla site with an LMS solution is a great option for virtual training


With Joomla LMS you could get all the features of your website also build a robust training site or eLearning platform. Joomla is a free, open source CMS used for creating and managing various web platforms. The post Integrating your Joomla site with an LMS solution is a great option for virtual training appeared first on Paradiso eLearning Blog. Looking for an LMS solution for your Joomla website?

Top Nine Web Conferencing Vendors for 2015 Plus Trends

eLearning 24-7

Web Conferencing Pricing. Separate pricing for webinars versus web meetings – Sure there are vendors that do not, but more on the whole that do. and sharing them with folks in the conference, including PPT too; web touring, scheduling meetings/conferences, registration links, reminders; viewing via webcam or whatever web video device you are using. I also am seeing more on-site deployment, which I admit seems backwards. I know what you are thinking.

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Rewinding Papers on the Web

Hurix Digital

You could even start looking for inexpensive paper reviewing services on the web. Finding affordable papers reviewed is easier today with the assistance of the web. You could even check out web sites that offer cheap newspapers rewinding services. The majority of these sites offer their services for free. The post Rewinding Papers on the Web appeared first on Hurix Digital

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Creating Online Social Learning Membership Sites with Web Development Agency Owner, BuddyPress Expert, and StudyChurch Founder Tanner Moushey


Learn about creating online social learning membership sites with web development agency owner, BuddyPress expert, and StudyChurch founder Tanner Moushey in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Chris and Tanner dive into what BuddyPress is and how you can use it on your sites to create a powerful social media experience on your site. Tanner offers web design services at iWitnessDesign.com.

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Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning


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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TCC09: Digital Storytelling in a Web 2.0 World

Experiencing eLearning

Even more unclear is how the growing array of interactive Web 2.0 What about Web 2.0? Web 2.0 Overall Goal: Gain awareness of how digital storytelling is actually happening right now on interactive video sharing site (YouTube). Web 2.0 Posted in Read/Write Web, Research. Tags: Read/Write Web Research digital storytelling TCC09 tcc2009 YouTube The Storyteller Tree. Liveblogged notes from the TCC online conference. My comments in italics.

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Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: Synchronized Web Browsing

InSync Training

I In this blog series, Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics, I''ll be sharing high-level summaries of virtual classroom tools, including chat , breakout rooms , whiteboards , application sharing , synchronized web browsing , and survey and feedback tools. Synchronized Web Browsing. Synchronized web browsing can add great interaction to a virtual classroom design, if only anyone used it. This allows facilitators to browse the web while the participants follow them.