The Power of Accessibility: Designing eLearning Content for All Learners
Creating an accessible eLearning course means designing content, apps and digital experiences that can be used by people of all abilities and disabilities. And yet while modern-day web designers are..
How to Leverage Your eLearning Content to Meet Business Performance Goals
Tracking performance in the workplace is important, and not just because it helps to increase efficiency and highlight opportunities for improvement across organizations. Performance goals are a..
5 Best Practices for Using Performance Goals in L&D
Performance goals are one of the most valuable tools in the learning & development toolkit. These easily observable indicators of success help learners and educators alike set expectations for the..
How to do Educational Podcasting in 2019
Podcasting and education go together like peanut butter and jelly, and educators have been hot on the heels of this auditory learning style ever since it hit the scene back in 2004. But while the..
Choosing Between an LMS and an LCMS for Corporate Elearning
There’s no getting around the fact that learning has moved online, especially in the workplace. The rise of elearning has ushered in a new toolkit for everyone from content creators to C-level..
6 Elements of Best-Selling Books to Leverage for Best-Selling Online Courses
What do New York Times best-sellers and successful online learning courses have in common? A lot, actually. Although modern education is rapidly moving away from traditional textbooks and learning..
Implementing Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI): 5 Steps Towards Innovation that Drives Time & Cost Savings
While most technology we use today is interoperable - you've probably heard the semi-dated expression "there's an app for that!" which reinforces that a single device like a smartphone can integrate..
SCORM, xAPI and CMI5: Adapting Your eLearning Content to These Standards
Regardless of your industry or role, something essential keeps us all from descending into chaos: a mutual dedication to standards. While conforming to standards may sound restrictive and limiting at..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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...