No one wants to wait for the latest great thing. Whether it’s the next generation of smartphone, a software upgrade, or a new installation of a classic videogame, those who use technologies want them when they want them. Not later or even in a few minutes. Technology changes so rapidly that when it’s demanded, it better be on its way. Read more
The arrival of the internet and its ever growing popularity among us has no doubt given birth to its next of kin, the blogosphere. This opening of sorts has inherited the same popularity and accessibility of its cousin, judging from the diversity of blogs we see (and follow) on the internet today. Social media analysts place the number of bloggers worldwide at a whopping 152 million, each catering to specific audiences and their own avid subscribers and steady visitors. Read more
If you are in online business and run a website you understand the importance of well planned, thoughtful and, in turn, effective marketing. Without it, there is little chance of growing your brand, increasing revenue, meeting the goals of your business or even getting a steady stream of targeted traffic that will convert on your calls to action. Read more
Online learning is now fully absorbed in the American higher education system. More than 20 percent of all students currently enrolled in higher education are taking at least one distance course, according to the data from the National Center for Education Statistics. The development of MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses – has added a new layer to how online education puts learning into the hands of the student. These courses, offered on platforms like edX, Coursera, and Udacity, are free and very low cost options for learning a variety of subject areas. Lectures are delivered in a convenient pre-recorded video format that can be accessed any time. Read more
In the age of technology and an ever evolving online social world, the Internet has made the world a small place. Whether one is looking for a local plumber or a job, it offers a vast quantity of choices, and it is the venue of choice to recruit from a wide pool of talent, no matter the industry.
Webinars average about an hour in length. The average attention span is 8 seconds. When you deliver a webinar, you are racing against time in two dimensions: the amount of time you have to present, and the amount of time you’ll have your audience’s attention. There is no time to waste with superfluous slides and discussions. Effectively delivering the information you want to get across is your #1 objective as a presenter. Read more
Time and space are considerations that have always figured in teaching and learning environments. Time is of the essence, so to speak, and careful time management is key to optimize discussions and pedagogical interventions. Meanwhile, designing a space that allows for effective learning and teaching constitutes more than just assigning a physical space, but, rather identifying one that eases the process of exchange between learners and teachers. Read more
Putting together a presentation is a lot of work. Doing the research, finding the perfect images, getting the wording right, and tweaking the slides (often at the last minute) takes hours and hours of mental labor. All that effort pays off when you really wow your audience. And then it’s over. It was great while it lasted, but odds are, that PowerPoint won’t be making the rounds again anytime soon. It was designed with a specific audience in mind, and it served its purpose. Read more
Adding value to your videoconferencing experience is one of the most essential elements to having the lasting effect that graduating your business from mere phone calls into the more professional arena of what integrating video into your business solutions provides. Beyond simple interviewing and providing essential, quick, and relevant business intel, the videoconference requires that you keep a mindful check on how the process actually be improved.
It has long been observed in the education profession that students get bored with being lectured. Not only does the learner lose interest by merely being given boatloads of information they don’t know how to use, but they also don’t always learn what they’re supposed to. If you do virtual trainings for your clients, you may have noticed something similar. Stony silence when you ask for questions and lots of follow-up about things you already covered in training are dead giveaways. It’s not uncommon for a straightforward, explanatory training session to leave clients more confused than when they showed up.