What Is Instructional Design?
Have you ever taken an online course, used a workbook, or filled out a study guide? If so, surprise surprise, you’ve experienced the result of instructional design. Instructional design is, simply..
GDPR in EdTech: What You Need to Know
Every day, most of us trust some of our personal data to the debatably safe hands of the world wide web. Everything from conducting private conversations to sharing sensitive credit card information..
The #1 Reason Digital Learning is Fiercely Effective: Active Learning
"I hear and I forget; I see and I remember; I do and I understand." An ancient proverb dating back to Confucius-era China, this one is well-known and frequently used throughout the educational..
EdTech for Social Good: What Good Will You Do in 2019?
In a world of educational technology, the ultimate focus is often on one thing: money. It makes sense. Publishing is, after all, a business. Despite the noble goal of helping students get a quality..
7 Tools for Making Digital Textbooks More Interactive
eLearning has taken educational content to new heights. Flexible, mobile-optimized, personalized, and portable, digital textbooks have rapidly grown in popularity among modern students. As technology..
Your 2019 New Year's Resolution: Go Digital or Go Home
The new year is finally here, and along with it come new opportunities for growth and innovation. In 2019, keeping up with the trends is more important than ever. Since 2010, online content has..
End of Year Wrap-Up: Our Greatest Hits of 2018
2018 has been a big year for all of us at Gutenberg Technology, and an even bigger year for MyEcontentFactory (MEF), our collaborative authoring platform. In 2017, we completely rebuilt MEF so that..
How Digital Content Has Revolutionized Learning
When you next walk out your front door, observe the people around you. It’s likely the scene before you will appear quite ordinary. If you time-travelled from 1998 to 2018, however, your reaction..
What Is Microlearning?
In the publishing arena, keeping up with current trends is the name of the game. As the needs and expectations of today’s learners change, educational publishers are left to sink or swim. Over the..
How to Use Your LMS to Onboard New Recruits
Hiring? Be prepared to lose money if you don’t tread carefully. Roughly a quarter of new employees leave the position within their first year, wasting valuable training resources. Since time is short..
The 10 Must-Have Features of a Good LMS
Thinking about using a Learning Management System to simplify your company’s training process or manage your eLearning content? An LMS can be a huge asset, but only if you choose the right one! To..
What Is an LMS?
The term LMS has been buzzing through businesses, universities, and publishing companies alike…but what does it mean? LMS is short for “Learning Management System”, and the title means exactly what..
How to Build a User Testing Strategy for Content Development
UX testing, meaning User eXperience testing, has become a standard practice in many industries to ensure businesses are truly meeting the needs of their customer base. So why should the publishing..
6 Tips to Create the Best Quizzes Ever
In the e-Learning universe, there are many ways to test your students’ level of knowledge. Quizzes and surveys are among them. However, the well-designed quiz can be a tool of teaching, not just..
Why Print Only Content Is Dead Content
For good reason, printed content was the trusted publishing standard for decades. Traditional books and ads have staying power, but with the rise of digital media distinct disadvantages of print have..
10 Reasons Your Team Needs an Authoring Tool
It’s not impossible to create engaging, modern eLearning content with old-fashioned tools. Publishers who have continued exclusively using software like Microsoft Word and InDesign, however, are..
Why Universities Are Going Digital?
Education is an exciting place to be right now. While technology has disrupted the status quo of a college education, this disruption sets the stage for great growth and positive change throughout..
What’s New in Publishing: 5 Incubators and Start-Ups as Food for Thoughts
To remain competitive (and, in some cases, just stay afloat!) educational publishers are reinventing themselves and jumping onboard the digital learning movement. In the college students, millions of..
How to Make Your Epubs Accessible
Just 100 years ago, the obstacles to getting a college education without a sense of hearing or sight were nearly insurmountable. Today, few students with visual impairments or other disabilities are..
The Top 7 Ways the Internet Has Changed Learning
In 1980, schools were just beginning to include computer courses as a standard practice. Today, the way teachers and students use the internet is mind-blowing. Over the past decade in particular,..
10 Tips to Transition from Paper First to Digital First
In 1990, newspapers were the most practical way of staying abreast of current events. Nearly 30 years later, things have changed. Over two thirds of American adults receive at least some of their..
What Are the Best OER Media Usage Practices?
Media elements are extremely valuable tools to publishers. Without images, any digital learning program would be dull and unengaging. This is especially true today. A 2015 study showed that teens..
10 Big Wins for Digital Learning in the Classroom
The traditional lecture model has been used for decades. In this decade, however, educators are noticing a problem. The tried-and-true teaching methods they have used for years are no longer working..
Will Publishers Move to Selling Chunks of Learning?
Textbooks are more expensive than ever. Unfortunately, so is tuition and cost of living, and many students simply can’t keep up. Countless students are opting for used textbooks, textbook rental..
How to Create 21st Century Learning with Online Authoring Tools
20 years ago, the idea of a college education without textbooks would have been laughable. In 2018, it’s not such a crazy thought. The use of traditional textbooks has steadily declined, and it’s..
How to Find Free Photos and Videos for Your Publishing Content
When is the last time you’ve seen an online learning program without any digital media components? No videos, images, or audio? Most likely, the answer is never. Well-placed images and informative..
Analytics, Impactful Teaching & Adaptive Learning
Developing an online learning program is now a reasonable achievement for any publisher who wants to expand their legacy publishing company. Most publishers are aware that building a successful..
The Courseware Creator: What It Is and Why Educators Love It
When is the last time you’ve been to a college campus? Whether you’re a student, an educator, or a publisher, look around the next time you step on school grounds. The diversity of students has..
How Learning Objects Help Mobile Learning
One of the key features of modern-day digital learning is flexibility. With programs optimized for mobile devices, students can learn just as easily in between work and classes as they can at home...
Are Open Educational Resources Right For Business Training?
Open educational resources (OER) are openly licensed digital assets that are beneficial for learning and research. These resources are freely available to all. Anyone can use, share, and modify it...