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Learning Business Ideas: How to Start a Learning Business Part 2

In the first post in this series, I talked about finding the why behind starting a learning business. You’ve probably already given some thought about the next step, which is identifying an area to focus on in your learning business. In this post, I’m going to lay out a framework for generating and choosing learning business…

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Best Podcasts for Learning Professionals

If you’re in the business of learning, chances are you’re always looking for more opportunities to learn. Podcasts are a useful source to learn from since you can listen while doing something else. I find myself listening to podcasts and audio more often than watching videos, because I can listen to them while working out,…

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Summer Jobs for Teachers: Earn Extra Income

It’s Memorial Day in the US, which means the unofficial start of summer! For some educators, Memorial Day also marks the end of the school year. You may be using this time to go on vacation, get some research in, or earn some extra income. For those that do want to use these next months…

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Online Teaching Jobs: Types of Virtual Teaching Jobs

With the growing popularity of robust web conferencing tools like Zoom and Appear.in, teaching online has never been easier. Because of this, there are more online teaching jobs available than ever before, and the field is growing. All the equipment you need to teach online is a computer with a camera and microphone—and above all,…

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Teaching Quotes: Inspirational Quotes for Educators

One of this blog’s most popular posts to date is a list of 15 learning quotes that inspire us to learn—these are quotes we can use for ourselves when we want to keep learning, and to inspire others to learn. But what about motivation for those who are inspiring others to learn? To motivate educators to keep…

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Create Interactive eLearning Quickly with Articulate Rise

If you’re in the instructional design space then you’ve definitely heard of Articulate products: Storyline is one of the most widely used eLearning authoring tools out there. Unfortunately, like many authoring tools, there’s a learning curve. And for course authors who focus primarily on video courses, that learning curve might not be worth it. But what…

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What Platform Should You Use to Host Your Online Course?

This post contains affiliate links.  2018 is a great time to be creating online courses—there are LOTS of tools out there that can help you create and deliver online courses. The problem with having so many choices is… well, that there are so many choices! With the number of options that are out there, it can…

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50 Learning Journal Prompts to Guide Your Learning

As I describe in an earlier post on 5 Ways to Use a Learning Journal, keeping a written record of your learning experience is a great way to remember what you learn. It’s also a way to keep track of your goals and determine what are the best learning strategies that work for you. Keeping…

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Inspiring Learning Quotes

Sometimes the process of learning can get overwhelming. There’s so much to learn, and not enough time to devote to really diving in. When I get in a situation where I feel like giving up, or like I’ll never be able to learn what I want to learn in the time I have, it can…

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5 Ways to Use a Learning Journal

Is there anything with more potential than a blank notebook? How about a learning journal filled with examples of your own learning journey? A notebook can be used to keep track of your goals and can be a space for you to reflect on how you’ve progressed. Here are five ways you can use a…

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Places to Learn Online

Summer is ending, which means that fall is just around the corner. No matter how old I get, this particular change in seasons always gets me thinking about school, new beginnings, and learning. If you have access to the internet, you have access to literally thousands of learning opportunities — but figuring out where exactly…

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Workshop Must-Haves: 5 Essential Components of Live Learning Experiences

Lifelong learner/perpetual student/knowledge junkie. You could use all these terms to describe me. I love learning new skills and taking classes, devouring content and how-tos from all kinds of sources. Because of my addiction to learning new things, I’ve attended countless webinars and workshops. As an educator, I’ve also given my fair share of trainings!…

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The Business Value of Teaching Skills

Teaching skills are not usually skills that are found in a business school curriculum, but many of the skills that teachers use every day play an important role in marketing, sales, operations, human capital, and leadership. If your business uses learning-based engagement, then you’re already employing many of the skills that teachers use; chances are,…

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How to be a Good Online Learner

If you’ve taken an online course or if you read content online, then you’re an online learner. Which means: If you’re reading this post, you’re an online learner. I mentioned in my last post that while design does have an impact on the effectiveness of a learning experience, the success of that experience really depends on…

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How to Choose Online Courses

Chances are you’ve already taken an online course. They’re easy to find and many are easy to afford. You know what’s not easy? Having to choose online courses to take. I call this digital overwhelm. There are the marketplaces (like Udemy, Skillshare, Coursera, and Lynda), MOOCs offered by universities, and online courses created and sold…

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Track Your Learning Goals with Asana

In my last post I explained how I use learning-based engagement to learn something new. In this tutorial I share how I use Asana, my favorite project management tool, to keep track of my learning goals. As I mentioned earlier, the key to making real gains with any learning goal is to be consistent and…

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How to Learn Something New

If you’re like me and you are constantly wanting to learn new things, here’s the Learning in Bloom method of how to learn something new. Since I think like a teacher, when I set out to learn a new skill I apply adult learning and instructional design principles to make sure I make consistent and visible…

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Small Wins: Delegate Tasks

This is my last Facebook Live of the summer. I started out the summer with the goal of providing consistent content, and I’ve definitely done that! Making a commitment to doing a Facebook Live every week created a framework for consistency. I’ll start back up with my weekly Lives soon, but for now I’m taking…

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