The Learning Revolutionary’s Toolbox – Create Online Education Products Today!

Essential Tools for Creating and Selling Online Education Products

Do you want to create and sell online courses or other online education products? Captivate and convert your audience with compelling educational content marketing? Then you won’t want to miss out on The Learning Revolutionary’s Toolbox.

The toolbox is a free eBook I put together to accompany the full-fledged book Leading the Learning Revolution. It’s packed with a run down of all the tools you need to establish a home base and create a wide variety of educational content for your training and education business,content marketing efforts, or both. Here’s the table of contents:

  • Introduction
  • So, Let’s Get Started
  • Create and Manage a Home Base
  • Produce and Deliver Video
  • Record a Screencast
  • Produce and Deliver Audio
  • Create Images with Impact
  • Host a Webinar or Webcast
  • Sweat the Details on Documents
  • Tools for the Advanced Revolutionary
    • Rapid Course Creation Tools
    • Learning Management Systems
    • Some Hosted LMS Options
  • Sourcing and Outsourcing
  • Quick Wrap-Up and Feedback

To get it, just visit the Tools page for the download link. No e-mail or other info is required.

Easily Publish and Sell Online Courses – An Interview with Pathwright’s Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson of Pathwright PhotoGot a great workshop, speech, book or other intellectual property you would like to turn into an online course that you can sell? Listen in to this episode of the Learning Revolution podcast to find out how.

One of the key catalyst in transforming the lifelong learning landscape has been the incredible new potential for small organizations and individual subject matter experts to easily create, publish, and sell content online. These days, that includes sophisticated online courses with a learning management system behind them.

In this episode (#15) of the podcast, I talk with Paul Johnson, co-founder of Pathwright, about his company’s platform for easily authoring and selling online courses as well as about the overall market for online education. If you are eager to get your educational content out to the world, you won’t want to miss this one.

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01:45 – Introduction of Paul Johnson, co-founder of Pathwright.

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How to Deliver Great Webinars with Wayne Turmel

Picture of Wayne Turmel of GreatWebMeetings.comLove ’em or hate ’em, Webinars are a fact of life these days, and they are an essential part of the Learning Revolutionary’s toolbox. So, wouldn’t you like to ensure the Webinars you deliver are as good as possible?

In this episode, Webinar expert Wayne Turmel discusses what tends to make Webinars less than successful in many instances, and what you can do to ensure you rise above the fray. You’ll get some great tips and also find out what the heck the “hrair limit” is!

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10 Steps to Successful Virtual Presentations Cover Image01:45 – Introduction of Wayne Turmel, expert in communication skills and management, principal of Great WebMeetings.com. Wayne is also the author, among other works, of the American Society for Training and Development’s (ASTD) 10 Steps to Successful Virtual Presentations and of 6 Weeks to a Great Webinar.

02:25 – Addressing the “elephant in the room” – a lot of Webinars are just plain bad. Wayne discusses a survey he did in which the word participants used most commonly to describe Webinars was “suck.”(To be fair, these were marketing Webinars, not training/education Webinars. Of course – in my experience – there’s a good chance most training/education Webinars wouldn’t fair much better.)

03:45 – What tends to make Webinars be perceived as so bad? Wayne notes that fewer than 20% of people receive any training on using Webinar tools effectively before presenting to “innocent victims.”

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Talking Rapid E-learning with the Articulate Tom Kuhlmann

Tom-KuhlmannWhat if you could leverage a tool you probably already have on your computer and already know how to use as the basis for creating first-rate online education?

As many readers may already know, you can.

That tool is PowerPoint, and using it to create online education is one of the most popular forms of what usually gets referred to as “rapid e-learning.”

My guest for this episode has probably done more than any other single individual to make rapid e-learning a household term in the training industry. Tom Kuhlmann is the Vice President of Community for Articulate, makers of the popular Rapid E-learning Studio and Storyline products, and author of the wildly popular Rapid E-learning Blog.

When I say “wildly popular,” I don’t just mean wildly popular for a training blog: I mean wildly popular for any blog. Tom has built a base of more than 100,000 highly engaged subscribers over the past several years and has played a key role in driving the company’s growth.

In this interview you’ll find out more from Tom about the blog – like how on earth he got 100,000 subscribers for an e-learning blog! – and about his perspectives on e-learning and learning in general.

One of the things I ask Tom about – and this is something I quote him on in the book Leading the Learning Revolution – is his tips for how your average subject matter expert can create a decent piece of online education. Most experts, after all, don’t tend to be professional instructional designers or an e-learning developer.

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03:18 – Intro of Tom Kuhlmann, Vice President of Community for Articulate.

03:40 – What on earth made the Rapid E-learning Blog take off like it did?! Tom himself was surprised – he thought maybe 15,00Tom-Kuhlmann-20 would be a home run.

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