Mini Review of Studyblue Flashcard Builder

Providing students in your online courses with a variety of methods to interact with your lessons can greatly impact their retention, completion rates and general satisfaction with the course. Among the “classic” ways to add variety of interactivity, along side...
Read More →

Marketing Your Online Course

One of the hardest parts of teaching online is getting students to discover and join your courses. Even if you are on a platform with a few million users like Udemy, you still have to do a lot of marketing for your online courses. In fact, you can’t rely on anyone else to...
Read More →

Hosting Your Own eLearning Site vs a SaaS Solution

As with a regular website or blog, you have a number of options for how to get your elearning site up and running on the web. These fall into three basic categories: 1) Self- or “barebones” Hosting, 2) Managed Hosting and 3) Software-as-a-Service or...
Read More →

Using WordPress for Online Learning

One of the most common questions we get here is “Can I use WordPress to deliver my online courses?” We’re certainly fans of WordPress — this site is powered by it, like so many other blogs. And if you spend so much time regularly using a tool, it’s natural...
Read More →

Tools for Creating eLearning Videos Cheaply

It’s getting easier to produce really polished looking elearning videos for your online courses. The folks at Siminars posted this helpful guide on how to use your smartphone to create a great instructional video without blowing your budget. These tips and tricks are...
Read More →

Why Course Completion Rates in your Online Course Matters

One of the most startling results from Massive Open Online Courses (or “MOOCs”) is that the student course completion rates can be shockingly low. Even with the more popular courses offered by Coursera, Udacity and Edx, up to 97% of students fail to complete the...
Read More →

The Worst Formats for Information Products

There are a variety of formats to consider when releasing your knowledge to the market and actually publishing your information product. A series of articles, videos, books, and even the new and popular eBook are all viable options to consider when you want to publish anything....
Read More →

Videos vs Slideshow: Choosing the Right One for Your Online Course

If you have ever participated in or put together an online course, then you know that there are two common visual methods for distributing content. These are videos and slideshows. Each method has its advantages and disadvantages. Whether you are teaching or learning, it is...
Read More →

Using Skillshare with Your Adult Ed Class

Skillshare is an eLearning platform designed for teaching practical skills to students. It lets you layout a syllabus, create video lessons, and specify project steps. Students receive peer reviews on their finished projects. If you already teach an adult education class, then...
Read More →

Using Siminars with Your Book Club

eLearning doesn’t need to be limited to only classrooms and seminars. eLearning platforms can be used for any situation where you want to provide some structure to learning and knowledge acquisition. If you enjoy running a highly structured book club or are organizing one,...
Read More →