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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Episode 45

BuddyPress Courseware with LifterLMS

A social network can be a real asset to online learning. In this LMScast Joshua Millage and Christopher Badgett talk about BuddyPress Courseware, its relation to learning management systems like LifterLMS, and how social networking can enhance your online courses. Most of us are familiar with online social networks like Facebook, but have never really defined what they are. A social network can be part of a website, but it is not a website in itself. Its function is to allow groups of people to share information with each other through blogs, activity feeds, visual media, and private messaging. BuddyPress …

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Episode 44

Diana Young on LifterLMS and Online Education

Today on LMScast we’re starting an interview series with people who we admire in the learning management system space, and who are just altogether incredible people in online education. Listening to customers’ feedback and measuring results is important for moving a business forward the right way, and we value the feedback from our LifterLMS customers. Today Joshua Millage discusses LifterLMS and online education with Diana Young. Diana is a LifterLMS customer, and she shares her experience setting up a course with LifterLMS and her initial surprise with how easy the software made the process of creating the course. She was …

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Episode 43

Tim Ferriss’ 5 Tips for Accelerated Learning

Tim Ferriss is an icon and an oracle to many, and in this LMScast Joshua Millage and Christopher Badgett discuss his 5 tips for accelerated learning. If you have read Tim’s books, you know that he processes tons of information at an unbelievable pace. For the record, Tim Ferriss is a New York Times best selling author. His books include The 4 Hour Work Week, The 4 Hour Body, and The 4 Hour Chef. Now he has a TV show called The Tim Ferriss Experiment based on his ability to learn any skill quickly and in-depth, and he recently released …

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Episode 42

Passive Income for Stay At Home Moms

If you could spend more time with your kids and still make a living, you would do that, wouldn’t you? Today our LMScast podcast with Joshua Millage and Christopher Badgett is about generating passive income for stay at home moms and dads. By creating online courses and charging fees for people to take them, you could earn part – or possibly all – of your living income this way. And it’s easier than you think. Your first thought might be that you’re not a teacher, and you don’t know enough about anything to teach a course. But we’re here to …

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Episode 41

How to Sell Music Lessons Online

If you are a music instructor, you should know that offering online courses can increase your income and expand your teaching options. In today’s LMScast Joshua Millage and Christopher Badgett discuss how to sell music lessons online. Music lessons are especially suitable for online courses, as so much of music training consists of hours of concentrated practice after the student has been shown a new technique. Music training is also a step-by-step building process, and teaching it online can be as effective as teaching in person. Your greatest advantage with online instruction is that you can teach more students in …

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