"Even more than other types of education, eLearning must struggle to attract learners' attention: the Internet is full of distractions, and adult learners are both busier and more free to indulge in distractions. Helping students to pay attention is a primary concern of training professionals, so here are some optimal methods to win the attention game in eLearning."
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Before we even launched our public version, we recognized that a lot of content curators were also occasional or regular bloggers and started to offer ways to integrate with Wordpress - the leading blogging platform. Since then, we've seen a lot of our users leverage this integration as well as more and more of our Enterprise clients wanting to combine content curation through Scoop.it and the CMS capabilities of Wordpress for their sites. So we've multiplied the ways you could integrate with a Wordpress site or blog and here's a recap of how to make this work.
According to the Content Marketing Institute, original content should be the cornerstone of your content marketing. And curating content can raise your brand awareness and bring more visitors to your website. So how do these two fundamental marketing pieces work together? Very nicely. In terms of content marketing in any industry, how you marry creation and curation could mean your success or failure.
Specifically in education, EdTech consultants, teachers and librarians are doing a great job combining creation and curation to showcase student creativity, school information and thought leadership. We've pulled four worthy examples of users in the EdTech space who exemplify using powerful online tools to master creation and curation consistently. Continue reading →
A look at the data around use of visuals by public relations professionals tells a few different stories. On the one hand, use of visuals in press releases has increased steadily over the last few years, and the majority of communicators (76%, to be exact) surveyed about multimedia use in PR indicated they plan to increase usage.
That said, the great majority of press releases issued by PRNewswire are text-only, with no visual elements...
... Over 1.4 billion users on Facebook, Over 645 million Twitter Users and Over 100 million unique reddit visits.That’s a very powerful thing, and too many of us are settling for our measly followings and missing the big opportunities right in front of us.So, without further ado, I bring you 5 Innovative Ways To Get Creative With Social Media....
Want to grow your business? Then share your customer stories. Yet one of the greatest difficulties entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and large corporations have is collecting their customer stories.
Not only do many organizations resist talking with their customers (I might hear something I don’t like), it requires time and feels complicated to actually get done. But most times it simply comes down to not knowing exactly how to ask for feedback, or not knowing the right questions to ask.
So I’ve pulled together some of the best posts I could find to help us find and tell our customers stories. Hover over the title to get the link.
Never underestimate of the power of a woman, especially when combined with social media. From the number of active users on a social network to the frequency of their interaction with other users and brands, women are a powerful force in the social media realm. Curious how much power women hold on social media?
Take a look at the infographic below from Finances Online for some possibly surprising statistics. While it is well-known that women dominate Pinterest, they also outnumber men on four of the other top six social networks: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr. However, men continue to account for the majority of LinkedIn’s users. In addition, 30% of women use social media multiple times a day, while only 26% men report using social media sites several times a day...
Social media is where you go to blast your productivity to smithereens. Unless, you can dig below the surface to find the good stuff. Bring the shovel. Pinterest isn't an exception. It is after all the third most popular social network with its talons deep in social media. It is the most visual of all…
Let’s say you have a solid job that lets you have a great work-life balance. You get to do something you enjoy, have job security, and can take care of your family / self. Whatever that job is, you probably have it in the back of your mind that it might be worth … at [...]
Business owners and marketers are under such time pressure. How can they have an effective web presence and keep the business going at the same time? This guide provides helpful tips to keep the content flowing when time is short
Get inspired with these thought-provoking utterances from Henry Kissinger, Jerry Seinfeld, Mark Twain, and others.
I’m a bit of a word nerd. I jot down every good media-training quote I hear. I occasionally get to use one of the witty quotes in a speech or training session. Too many of the quotes just sit, unused, in a computer file, but they shall remain unused no longer.
Here are 20 of my favorite media training quotes....
When most marketers hear the term "visual content," the first type that comes to mind is usually the infographic. But how can those who don't necessarily have a design background -- or budget to commission an agency, hire a dedicated in-house designer, or purchase expensive design software -- create professional-looking infographics that enable them to leverage the power of visual content?
We're so glad you asked! Here's a little secret: You can do it right within software you likely already have loaded on your computer. That's right! PowerPoint can be your best friend when it comes to visual content creation. And to help you get started, we've created five fabulous infographic templates you can download for free and use to customize your own infographics right within PowerPoint -- as well as some helpful tips and tricks to help you learn how to use PowerPoint to its full potential.
Reddit also known as "the front page of the Internet", is a social bookmarking community and a great place to discover what people in various niches are talking about. In March 2014, Reddit had 114 million unique visitors from 190 countries, which proves that it is a huge opportunity for bloggers and marketers to drive traffic to their blog/website.Diving into Reddit can be a bit intimidating. So to give you a clear picture of this social network, our pals atWhoishostingthis.com designed an infographic that visualized how Reddit works and proposes some tips on how to use Reddit to its fullest potential....
Every business interaction with a prospective buyer or customer is a potential story. That’s right, stories about your business are already being shared. Isn’t it time to take a more proactive approach to contribute to the conversation?
Stories are media, and media is media, regardless of the source. This is why every business must become a media company to better manage its story within the communities it serves.
What I’m going to share with you today is that your business can actually use storytelling as a means for accomplishing goals beyond marketing to shape future events that become signature stories....
Voki is an educational tool that allows users to create their very own talking character. Voki is created by Oddcast and is located in New York City.
Voki characters can be customized to look like historical figures, cartoons, animals, and even yourself! Give your Voki a voice by recording with a microphone, using our dial-in number, or uploading an audio file. Voki characters can be emailed, shared on social media, and embedded on websites!