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LifterLMS Review: A Robust Course-Building WordPress Plugin

Let me summarize LifterLMS in eight words… “LifterLMS is not for the faint of heart.” LifterLMS says it’s “a powerful WordPress LMS plugin that makes it easy to create, sell, and protect engaging online courses.” As you’ll see, LifterLMS is powerful. But if you’re not comfortable with WordPress and using plug-ins, then “easy to create and sell” is in the eyes of the beholder. Now, before I scare you off, let me give you some …

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LearnDash Review: Does It Deliver the Best in Online Course Creation?

You know that saying, “I know just enough to be dangerous?” That describes my familiarity with WordPress. I’ve had a serviceable WordPress website for half a dozen years. I built and periodically tweaked it on my own, but it’s neither fancy nor custom. I know practically nothing about HTML, CSS, or PHP. So I knew testing LearnDash, a WordPress plugin for building courses, would be a bit of a stretch. I knew I might break a …

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Is Ruzuku Really Ridiculously Easy Online Course Creation?

Confession : When I signed up for the Ruzuku 30-Day Course Creation Challenge in April, 2015, I failed. Ruzuku’s tagline is “Ridiculously Easy Online Course Creation.” So, how could I fail? It wasn’t because I couldn’t finish in time or because I couldn’t figure out how to use the platform to create my online course. It was because I didn’t even try. I was still dreaming about what I wanted my business to be, and …

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Use Only Great Course Images: Follow These Do’s and Don’ts

Higher education has hardly evolved in the past few years. There are still giant auditoriums where professors listen to themselves speak for 3 hours. There are still instructors who read from the book and quietly mumble “Any questions?” before quickly moving on. There are still educators who blame the student if they’re failing.   It sucks for students. It sucks for the professors. It sucks for everybody. And the worst part is: this mediocrity is …

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Take A Peek Inside The Course Builder’s Laboratory!

We just reopened the doors to our flagship program, the Course Builder’s Laboratory! This version has been updated, revised, and improved. It’s better than ever! Wanna see inside? Here’s an overview of the entire course: You can take a sneak peek at the syllabus here. Also, thousands of students have taken the Course Builder’s Laboratory since we first offered it several years ago. Meet some of our students on this page. Do you have any …

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The Teach and Grow Rich Opportunity

The State of Online Courses 2017 We surveyed 830 online entrepreneurs about their interest and experience in building online courses. This report summarizes our findings: The Truth About What It Takes to Build a Successful Online Business If you’ve been struggling to build a successful online business—despite following the blueprints of various gurus, then this might explain why: The Teach and Grow Rich Opportunity: In a Nutshell What is the “Teach and Grow Rich” opportunity? …

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3 Features of Video Games that Make Your Online Course More Engaging and Effective

“Either I’m going to kill myself, or I’m going to make this into a game.” That’s what professional game designer, speaker, and author of Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World, Jane McGonigal, thought about her slow and painful recovery from concussion. She found a way to make even that dreary process more engaging and motivating by applying the gamification principles she uses at work. If games …

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The Ultimate Tech Guide to Building Your Online Course

If you’re an online course creator, or aspiring to be one, chances are, you struggle with technology. You feel mystified, confused, and even overwhelmed with all the teaching platforms available to you. Thousands of articles compare different teaching platforms and features, but very little content tells you what you absolutely need to deliver your course successfully. The truth is, you won’t know exactly what technology you need until you’ve actually started building your courses. But don’t let …

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5 Terrifying Things Successful Educator-Entrepreneurs Embrace

“Expect the unexpected I always say and the unexpected never happens” The Whetherman in The Phantom Tollbooth As Head Coach at Mirasee, I have watched thousands of entrepreneurs work through our programs. Some are a lot more successful than others, and because I know you want to be in the Successful Group, I thought I’d take a few moments to tell you what separates those who succeed from those who do not. Today we use …