Episode 55

Learning Management Integrations vs. Built-In Features

As you compare platforms for building your online courses, you will need to evaluate learning management integrations vs. built-in features. This LMScast with Joshua Millage and Christopher Badgett will help you get started with the functions and benefits of integrations and features. First, let’s define what features and integrations are: Features are built into a platform and thus are immediately functional with that system. Integrations are external applications and plugins that allow you to connect to other systems and applications to expand the capabilities of your platform. For basic, necessary functionality, features provide a workable foundation, but they can also …

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Episode 54

The Top 3 Mistakes eLearning Entrepreneurs Make

Whether you are just beginning to develop your first courses or are a seasoned online educator, chances are you are making at least one of the top 3 mistakes eLearning entrepreneurs make. In this LMScast Joshua Millage and Christopher Badgett tell you what those mistakes are and how to avoid them. Mistakes cost you time and money, and the greatest problem most people struggle with is time itself. Most of us start off motivated, progressive, and productive, but at some point we encounter barriers and lose momentum. If you look ahead and eliminate as many obstacles as you can from …

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Episode 53

Growth Cycles of Exponentially Advancing Technologies in Learning Management Systems

There is a business life cycle and a technology life cycle, and the two are similar and interrelated. In this LMScast Joshua Millage and Christopher Badgett discuss growth cycles of exponentially advancing technologies in learning management systems, and their significance to eLearning. In a previous LMScast we talked about exponential education entrepreneurship based on concepts presented in the book, BOLD, by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler. Those concepts apply to technology as well as business. You probably already understand the classic business innovation life cycle involving innovators, early adopters, early majority, and latecomers. The life cycle for exponentially growing technology …

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Episode 52

Introducing the LifterLMS Weekly Free Giveaway

We love giveaways! So we decided to have one. Joshua Millage and Christopher Badgett will be introducing the LifterLMS Weekly Free Giveaway in this LMScast. Listen up as they tell you all about what you can win and how to enter. The team at LifterLMS is passionate about progressing and transforming the quality of online education, and we truly believe our course development platform and support software is the best of its class. We count on feedback from the eLearning community to inform our regular updates to the software, and we thrive on collaborating with our users. The more users, …

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Episode 51

WordPress LMS Themes that Work with WP Learning Management System Plugins

If you’ve worked with WordPress at all, then you know about themes. But you may not know about WordPress LMS themes that work with WP learning management system plugins. In this LMScast Joshua Millage and Christopher Badgett describe what a theme is for and how to choose the best one for your online course design. First, let’s define terms: A plugin is an addition to WordPress that brings a specific functionality to your website. A theme is the graphic design and layout for the user interface. Currently there is a trend toward building functionality into themes, and that added complexity …

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Episode 50

How to Understand Email Options in Learning Management Systems

Email is one of your greatest assets for attracting, converting, and maintaining students for your online courses. In this LMScast Joshua Millage and Christopher Badgett explain how to understand email options in learning management systems, especially with the LifterLMS platform. There are 3 types of email you should use at critical stages of interaction: Marketing Transactional Onboarding Related categories include fulfillment, referral, and engagement emails, but let’s begin with understanding the basic three types. Marketing emails are sent to prospective students. This is your opportunity to describe your course offerings and answer any questions your customers have to help them …

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Episode 49

Exponential Education Entrepreneurship

The concept of exponential education entrepreneurship applies directly to your online coursework success. In this LMScast Joshua Millage and Christopher Badgett explore what this is and what it means to you. In their book, Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World, Steven Kotler and Peter Diamandis explain how exponential entrepreneurship has replaced linear growth in business and how you can leverage the power of technology to build and expand your own business in ways that were never before possible. Technological entrepreneurs like Larry Page, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Jeff Bezos have built billion dollar businesses …

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Episode 48

How to Use the Fibonacci Sequence for Instructional Design

The way an online course is designed has a big impact on how engaged students will be with the material and whether they will complete the course. In this LMScast Joshua Millage and Chris Badgett discuss how to use the Fibonacci sequence for instructional design to set the pace for your course. Keeping students engaged and motivated can be a challenge for teachers, and your course completion rate could suffer if the cadence of your content does not match with students’ interest levels and how they naturally learn. If you deliver your content too slowly, students could become bored and …

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Episode 47

How to Start a Location Independent Digital Nomad Business with Online Courses

Do you dream of making a living from home? You can be a digital nomad like Tim Ferriss describes in his book The 4-Hour Workweek. In today’s LMScast Joshua Millage and Christopher Badgett outline from their own experience how to start a location independent business with online courses. You run a location independent business from wherever you are – at home, on the beach, or while traveling the world. The key word here is “business,” because you must provide value that people will pay for to generate income. Fear of failure keeps most people from doing it. What kind of …

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Episode 46

WordPress LMS Reviews and LifterLMS

In this LMScast Joshua Millage and Christopher Badgett discuss how the LifterLMS WordPress learning management system plugin stacks up against the competition in online WordPress LMS reviews. If you are in the market for course development software, you will want to take notes on this LMScast to help you in evaluating your choices. The main focus of the LifterLMS development team is to know what our customers want by studying reviews and gathering direct feedback. We watch for trends in what people are looking for in a course design platform and build those elements into our frequent upgrades. A primary …

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