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7 Best Practices to Create e-Learning Courses For Digital Immigrants

7 Best Practices to Create e-Learning Courses For Digital Immigrants | Entrepreneurship and Trends in E-Learning | Scoop.it
In this article, learn 7 best practices for creating an effective e-learning course for members of your audience that did not grow up with or are native to the technology that we know and love today.
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5 Benefits Of Iterative Design In eLearning - eLearning Industry

5 Benefits Of Iterative Design In eLearning - eLearning Industry | Entrepreneurship and Trends in E-Learning | Scoop.it
Wondering what Iterative Design could offer in your eLearning courses? Read this article to discover 5 Benefits Of Applying Iterative Design In eLearning.
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10 Tips To Improve Your Visual Design Skills For Non-Designers - eLearning Industry

10 Tips To Improve Your Visual Design Skills For Non-Designers - eLearning Industry | Entrepreneurship and Trends in E-Learning | Scoop.it
Are you a non-designer? Want to know how to improve your Visual Design Skills? Check the Top 10 Tips To Improve Your Visual Design Skills For Non-Designers.
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Tips for Subject Matter Experts who want to create their own courses.

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Amazing.com Instructor Application

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Ever thought about creating a course to teach others what you know about entrepreneurship? If you have a course idea you’d like to see come to life, then here’s your chance: We’re looking to add a ton of unique, high-quality courses to the new Amazing.com Membership. Each course you create earns you a portion of the revenue generated by the membership. We want to amplify your voice! Be Amazing!

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Top 10 Tips To Give Your Existing eLearning Course A Modern Makeover - eLearning Industry

Top 10 Tips To Give Your Existing eLearning Course A Modern Makeover - eLearning Industry | Entrepreneurship and Trends in E-Learning | Scoop.it
Wondering How To Give Your Existing eLearning Course A Modern Makeover? Top 10 eLearning Tips To Give Your Existing eLearning Course A Modern Makeover!
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Visual Thinking In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know - eLearning Industry

Visual Thinking In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know - eLearning Industry | Entrepreneurship and Trends in E-Learning | Scoop.it
What is Visual Thinking? How To Use Visual Thinking In eLearning. Check 3 Benefits and 5 Tips To Use Visual Thinking In eLearning
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Key Advice for Entrepreneurs from Kevin Harrington | Kevin Harrington

Key Advice for Entrepreneurs from Kevin Harrington | Kevin Harrington | Entrepreneurship and Trends in E-Learning | Scoop.it
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Check out Kevin Harrington's new course, Quantum Entrepreneurship: 7 Steps to Radical Success on Amazing.com!  http://amazing.com/quantum-entrepreneurship

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How the Maker Movement Connects Students to Engineering and Tech

How the Maker Movement Connects Students to Engineering and Tech | Entrepreneurship and Trends in E-Learning | Scoop.it
Eighth-grader Quin uses his passion for electronics to teach fellow students about 3D printing, arduinos, and other hands-on lessons in STEM skills.
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This 8th grade student is a master maker. How can we facilitate more student-centered learning opportunities for our kids?

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9 Signs You Should Be an Entrepreneur

9 Signs You Should Be an Entrepreneur | Entrepreneurship and Trends in E-Learning | Scoop.it
Find out if you share the same qualities with the best entrepreneurs out there.
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6 Reasons You Should Start an Amazon Business

6 Reasons You Should Start an Amazon Business | Entrepreneurship and Trends in E-Learning | Scoop.it
Amazon. The mere mention of the name brings to mind enormity. When you think of Amazon you think of gigantic warehouses humming along busily, night and day. You imagine packages being delivered to all corners of the globe, some of them literally dropping down from the sky. You may even wonder how many people are browsing and buying from Amazon that very second.And then, if you’re like me, all those thoughts crystallize into one tantalizing question: “How do I get into that business?”Here’s what a lot of people don’t realize: You actually can get into that busines
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Think You're Too Old to Be An Entrepreneur? Think Again. (Infographic)

Think You're Too Old to Be An Entrepreneur? Think Again. (Infographic) | Entrepreneurship and Trends in E-Learning | Scoop.it
There's a lot of focus on people who start their own businesses in college, but many successful entrepreneurs start their own businesses after years of work experience. Check out these blockbuster entrepreneurs who struck out on their own in their 30s, 40s and 50s.

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The Top 6 Benefits Of Closed Captioning eLearning Courses - eLearning Industry

The Top 6 Benefits Of Closed Captioning eLearning Courses - eLearning Industry | Entrepreneurship and Trends in E-Learning | Scoop.it

How can learners benefit from Closed Captioning eLearning courses? In this article you will find 6 top benefits of Closed Captioning eLearning courses.

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 1.    It offers greater accessibility.

2.    It appeals to a broader range of learning needs..

3.    It boosts knowledge retention.

4.    It meets with compliance standards.

5.    It increases the visibility of your eLearning course.

6.    It enables your eLearning course to be accessed anytime, anywhere.

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Top 10 Tips on eLearning Localization that Actually Add Value Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Top 10 Tips on eLearning Localization that Actually Add Value Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Entrepreneurship and Trends in E-Learning | Scoop.it
eLearning localization development is more than just translation. Here are the top ten tips on eLearning localization that will actually add value.
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Amazing.com | Quantum Entrepreneurship

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Quantum Entrepreneurship is a step-by-step course teaching you how to become a leading expert in your industry. Taught by superstar entrepreneur Kevin Harrington!
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Now available at Amazing.com: Quantum Entrepreneurship with original 'Shark Tank' shark, Kevin Harrington! Quantum Entrepreneurship is a step-by-step course teaching you how to reach the top of your industry and become a recognized expert. It's free for two weeks! Check it.
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10 tips on how to make slides that communicate your idea, from TED's in-house expert

10 tips on how to make slides that communicate your idea, from TED's in-house expert | Entrepreneurship and Trends in E-Learning | Scoop.it
Want to make a great slidedeck? A TED staffer shares some big-picture things to think about, and some helpful tactical tips.
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10 Behaviors of Real Leaders

10 Behaviors of Real Leaders | Entrepreneurship and Trends in E-Learning | Scoop.it
Leaders lead. Followers follow. You can't do both. That's not opinion; it's biology.
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Real leaders teach.

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Translation company helps businesses bridge language gap | Inside Business

Translation company helps businesses bridge language gap | Inside Business | Entrepreneurship and Trends in E-Learning | Scoop.it

By Pete Humes
pete.humes@insidebiz.com

Any company wondering if they belong in the global marketplace only needs to crunch one number: 95.

As in “95 percent of the consumer population lives outside of the United States.”

If you’re an exporting veteran, you may be nodding your head.

If you’re not, you may be at a loss for words.

In which case, Linda Richardson would like to talk.

Richardson, U.S. director of business development for translation company GlobalDoc Inc., wants to help the Hampton Roads business community get involved in the global conversation. And a prerequisite of every productive conversation is that both parties speak the same language.

“I love watching manufacturers start to export and then watch their sales really grow,” Richardson said. “Virginia is really proactively helping their manufacturers look for new commercial markets abroad. It seemed like a perfect fit for us to open an office here.”

In 2010, Richardson founded her own translation company, All Clear Translations, in the Pittsburgh area.

“It’s a roller-coaster ride being an entrepreneur,” Richardson said. “After five years, I saw opportunities in working with a larger company.”

In August, All Clear Translations became part of Atlanta-based GlobalDoc Inc., a provider of translation, localization, and software development services for multinational companies such as IBM, Lenovo and Xerox.

The partnership opened an opportunity for Richardson’s client base, mostly small- to medium-sized manufacturers, who used All Clear to translate operating manuals, process documents and safety information.

As her clients’ businesses grew, so did their need for efficiency. Translation takes time. When that translation involves page after page of technical documentation, it can take even longer.

There’s a huge difference between learning how to say, “Where is the bathroom?” and explaining the maximum allowable runout for solid carbide drills.

“My clients were asking me, ‘How do I streamline this process?’” Richardson said. “I saw the need for enterprise portal systems, and I didn’t have that ability. So when GlobalDoc approached me, it was perfect timing.”

What is an enterprise portal system?

According to GlobalDoc Inc., “LangXpert is an enterprise-level software application allowing internal and external users online access 24/7 to an automated system to manage workflow within GlobalDoc’s translation processes and procedures.”

Simply put, it gives businesses instant, cloud-based, worldwide translating superpowers.

“You can do everything faster and easier,” Richardson said. “Technology and the Internet have enabled companies to do a lot more global business.”

The LangXpert application connects GlobalDoc Inc. clients with their translation teams in real time, one-on-one, where they live and where the companies want to do business.

“It’s really important to understand the culture,” Richardson said. “Cultures and languages constantly change, so it’s best if our translators are located in country.”

Richardson has been tasked with increasing the visibility of GlobalDoc and acquiring new clients in Hampton Roads. But while adding customers is important, Richardson believes that her first goal is help educate the business community.

It’s a goal she shares with GlobalDoc Inc. President and CEO Mike Cooper.

“It’s very important to Mike to give back,” Richardson said. “We’re reaching out to the state and to the cities. We want to be a resource for the region.”

GlobalDoc operates in the business-to-business market, with a focus on industrial and manufacturing companies. Richardson says that a big part of the education process involves teaching manufacturers the scope of information that needs to be translated.

It’s a daunting list that includes everything from marketing materials and websites to technical manuals and safety labels.

“I had a client once, and his machinery was on the dock waiting to be shipped,” Richardson said. “They didn’t realize that they had to translate all of their safety labels. We’re talking half-a-million-dollar machinery just sitting on the dock. That’s a lot of money.”

She understands that the idea of making hundreds of pages of technical copy make sense to someone in Tokyo, Austria or Dubai seems daunting. But she also understands that the sooner a business begins the process, the sooner they can boost their bottom line.

“If you want to make sales, then you translate,” Richardson said.

For businesses concerned about cost, Richardson recommends coming up with a strategy to make small steps. Don’t worry about translating for every man, woman and child on Earth. Focus on one language and one market at a time. Start with adding voiceovers to videos or translating your website.

But she warns against cutting corners.

“People ask me about putting Google Translate on their website,” Richardson said. “But Google Translate doesn’t understand a lot of what they’re translating. So someone uses it and comes out with all this gibberish. You’re not going to make a sale with gibberish. You’re better off just keeping it in English.”

Her advice to companies interested in starting a conversation with consumers all over the world?

Ask for help right here at home.

“For small manufacturers, there is a lot of assistance out there,” Richardson said. “ Especially here in Virginia, there is great assistance and expertise to help you start translating your information, to help you figure out what you’re exporting plan is and how to make it happen.”


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Extraordinary Times Require Global Entrepreneurs

Extraordinary Times Require Global Entrepreneurs | Entrepreneurship and Trends in E-Learning | Scoop.it
As entrepreneurs innovate and disrupt, they shape not only economies, but social and political futures too - and that's why entrepreneurship is needed globally more than ever before.
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eLearning Hack: 7 steps to improve your online courses

eLearning Hack: 7 steps to improve your online courses | Entrepreneurship and Trends in E-Learning | Scoop.it

Even if your online courses are good enough, it's not that hard to make them even better. Enjoy these 7 quick steps and improve the quality of your courses.

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Melissa's Blog: Meeting the Needs of Today’s Students in Online Communities of Practice

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The Ultimate Guide to Crowdfunding – Shopify

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A blog about ecommerce marketing, running an online business and updates to Shopify's ecommerce community.
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7 Habits of Remarkably Successful Startup Entrepreneurs

7 Habits of Remarkably Successful Startup Entrepreneurs | Entrepreneurship and Trends in E-Learning | Scoop.it

But look closely and you'll see that in a few ways they are very, very different--and so is how they start and run their businesses.

 

1. They always prefer action to thinking.

 

A detailed plan is great, but stuff happens, and most entrepreneurs don't make it past the first three action items before adapting to reality. (I started a company assuming I'd provide book-design services to publishers; I ended up ghostwriting those books instead.)

Spend some time planning and a lot more time doing. If you're unsure, do something, and then react appropriately. It's easy to ponder and evaluate and analyze yourself out of business.

 


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antonio velardo's curator insight, March 25, 2015 10:26 AM

Tip one I think is most valuable. You have to be intelligent and thoughtful about what you are doing. However, business is about action, about getting things done, providing value to others in a way that they see that it is worth it to pay for this. This is hard to do when you are still thinking about how you can do this. Get out there and get your hands dirty and make some things happen. Learn as you go, be thoughtful and deliberate, and make the changes that need changed as you go.

Cody Boll's curator insight, April 22, 2015 2:24 PM

I scooped this because this is an informational post and helping you know the basics for entreprenuership. Also it has a good example of what someone started doing when they made their company and they ended up doing something else.

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Add your habit? 7 Habits of Remarkably Successful Startup Entrepreneurs

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The Ideal Length of a Blog Post, Facebook Update and Email Subject Line

The Ideal Length of a Blog Post, Facebook Update and Email Subject Line | Entrepreneurship and Trends in E-Learning | Scoop.it
How long should the length of all digital content be? Buffer answered, and our experts expanded with their own tips and tricks.
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