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- Using AI with Coursebox
There is no way around it: AI is here and it’s here to stay, for better or worse. Despite the potential for misuse and the risks of AI actions resulting in massive harm, the possibilities to improve the world for for the betterment of humanity are immense. In particular, with new tools like OpenAI's GPT (Generative Pre-training Transformer) and DALL-E for generating AI-generated imagery, it’s really just up to human imagination to unleash its potential power. Last week, I experimented with both tools and the outcomes were not just amazing but were produced rapidly, usually within seconds and with pretty solid grammar - whether OpenAI was creating artwork from a sentence or an academic essay. What’s really cool is that OpenAI can now 'remember' earlier queries within the chat, for more contextualised conversations. As a self-professed lover of EdTech, my mind immediately turned to what might be accomplished in the education realm, particularly for those outside instructional design - ie how can we ‘democratise’ course creation for anyone? Well, I gave it a go myself - through a series of questions, this morning I asked ChatGPT to design and create content for a WHS (Work Health and Safety) half hour elearning module targeted to building site workers. With the course outline ready, I then generated all the content, along with a title and description, tags, quizzes and completed producing a course template in around an hour using Coursebox. So, if you’d like to see the type of course AI can build with a few rather specific queries please check it out at https://my.coursebox.ai/#/courses/329/about, with all content generated with ChatGPT and images created as originals via DALL-E. (Disclaimer: Please note this is a text/image course and for demonstration purposes of how AI can generate course content only. ie This could well form the basis of a more interactive learning experience, with additional activities aligned with learning objectives.) Whether you are building a website with SEO-specific content, writing regular marketing posts or automating course creation, there is no doubt humanity will be changed forever by the use of AI. What does this mean for Course boxers? You got it, we are integrating artificial intelligence in early 2023! Book a Demo If you would like to learn more about how to use AI with Coursebox or more advanced features when publishing your courses, please book a free consultation at https://webdesigncafe.com.au/pages/free-20-consultation Warm regards, Travis Clapp, Co-founder of Coursebox
- Why you should use Microlearning to enhance your online learning experience.
Understanding Microlearning Microlearning is a form of learning activity where short bursts of learning content are delivered to the learners in a timely fashion. This can be done either in the form of email newsletters or social media posts. Ideally, this is highly engaging content delivered right into the learner’s device and can be very effective in training learners in specific knowledge and skills. This trend has given rise to many social media influencers who are making a living by building learning communities that are engaged through micro-learning activities. Microlearning content can take many forms, including text, images, infographics and/or interactive multimedia. When planning to deploy microlearning to your learning community, you need to ensure that the platform supports these formats. Here are some microlearning content examples: Short or long-form text Photos, illustrations or infographics Short format videos (eg, Instagram, TikTok, stories etc) Audio (short snippets of speech or music) Interactive assessments like quizzes, surveys, challenges or games We will share more details later on how you can use Coursebox for microlearning. How does Microlearning help, compared to other forms of learning delivery? 1. Quick and effective way to engage Unlike spending hours building an e-learning course, microlearning is easier and quicker to create. This means you can reach your learners in a much shorter time and deliver learning insights in smaller chunks that are easier to consume and share. 2. Affordable Platforms available compared to legacy Learning Management Systems People are building large learning communities on free platforms like Facebook, Instagram or even Whatsapp, without having to invest any capital in technology. However, free platforms can be difficult to manage as your business grows. Hence, you will need to invest in learning platforms that can deliver a blended learning experience with a mix of micro-content and online courses. However, unlike legacy learning management systems, you don’t have to invest a fortune. Platforms such as Coursebox, which specialises in microlearning, are capable of providing all the necessary tools to an individual or business. 3. The format can be adapted to any subject Microlearning formats can be adapted to any subject matter. All you need to do is convert these long-form learning content from regular courses into bite-sized pieces, into various categories. 4. More Engaging and accessible A key benefit of microlearning is that it is very accessible compared to other formats. You don’t have to use complex software to access it. Microlearning content can be delivered right into your smartphone apps that can notify learners, who can then spend a fraction of a second to access and engage with the content. They can provide their own comment or share them on other social media platforms. This is why it is a more powerful means of training people on the go than via traditional e-learning formats. 5. Chunked learning content is easier to remember and recall Instead of dumping 10-20 hours long online courses to the learners, microlearning promotes an incremental learning approach that may be more effective. As it is easier for the brain to process small nuggets of information, the combination of incremental learning and repetition increases the retention capacity of learners. Is Microlearning alone sufficient? The answer is ‘NO’. Learning is not just the consumption of micro-content on a regular basis – it also includes other activities such as long-form studying, research, practical application, discussion, writing and so on. Hence, microlearning is not a complete solution for learning but should be used in conjunction with other tools. However, it can play a crucial role in keeping learners engaged with the topic for a long period of time and help them incrementally learn. This strategy combined with other forms of learning can be powerful. Furthermore, though it is easier and cheaper to build micro-content, it cannot be done without proper planning and the involvement of experts in the field. Best Practises for Microlearning delivery Because it is easier to start with microlearning, it is also easier to get it wrong. Hence, proper planning is required before you can kick-start your microlearning. Don’t just copy/paste your eLearning material It might be tempting to copy eLearning materials and share them as your microlearning content. However, not all eLearning materials can be considered as microlearning content. You will need to invest some time in constructing the right design and learning strategy to build unique micro-content, rather than a copy. Don’t use only one type of multimedia It is better to use different types of content like images, videos, interactive content instead of just text or image. Microcontent can quickly become monotonous if it is always delivered in the same format and with the same style. Mixing it up using different multimedia can increase learner engagement. Integrate engagement with gamification Gamification is a great way to boost your engagement with the micro-content. Some form of a leader board or badges can entice learners to engage with the micro-content on a regular basis. Spice it up with micro assessment and challenges Do not forget to include micro assessments, for example, quick quizzes, surveys and challenges. This can add variety to your microlearning strategy and also help learners test their skills and revisit old learning concepts. Is Microlearning just posting content? Not at all. A single post that doesn’t have any connection with the previous or future posts is meaningless. Furthermore, posts in themselves aren’t microlearning, instead, it is a means of engaging with your learners on an ongoing basis to increase the impact of your actual learning content. It helps people get motivated and receive quick revision on their learning topics. Hence, a single post is a part of a long learning journey and threaded together in a meaningful way, they provide a better micro-learning experience. So how can Coursebox help? We talked about how microlearning is a series of meaningful short content that helps learners engage with the learning content, facilitators and the other members of the community. Technologically, at the centre of microlearning, lies a system that allows trainers or learners to seamlessly distribute engaging content – text, images, videos & interactive. They also should be able to schedule them automatically and convert them into summarised emailers. The legacy LMS doesn’t have such features. This is where Coursebox shines. Coursebox has in-built online community learning features like groups, email newsletters and a powerful/interactive news feed. More importantly, all of these are mobile-ready and available through Coursebox free mobile app (iOS and Android). Recently, Coursebox has launched an awesome new feature that will allow you to deliver any kind of interactive micro-content. This is one of the most powerful features of Coursebox that allows you to embed an HTML code as micro content! We are calling it Advanced Posting. Advanced Micro Content Posting This powerful feature allows users to post interactive content to the whole portal Community and/or Group followers. With advanced posting, you can include emojis, and offer more video embed options and, most importantly, HTML editing like iFrames. This means that you can embed any interactive online content like quizzes, surveys, games (or even social media posts from other platforms) as a post to your groups. Screenshot of composing Advanced Post. Screenshot of previewing Advanced Post. Screenshot of the post after being published. Conclusion So are you ready to start your microlearning program? If you are still unsure of how it is going to work out for your organisation, feel free to speak with one of our representatives by booking a meeting.
- How to build an elearning shop
Many people ask us: how can I create an online shop to sell my courses? The answer comes down to what type of courses you intend to sell. The range of course types include: 100% asynchronous elearning, which is generally self-paced learning and might include some of the following to be set up: Courses built on a learning management system or embedded via authoring software Access to files, videos and downloadable/view-only files Assessment – either manual or automated like quizzes Surveys Emails Group discussions via web or native apps Automations and integrations with third party software Certificates Integrations with payment gateways Blended, partially-synchronous (1-1 or 1-many) in-person training/consultations: Includes some asynchronous content Booking system for physical locations, probably managing seating capacities Calendar to manage events and maximum software capacity Software to manage integrations/automations with calendar and asynchronous delivery Blended, partially-synchronous (1-1 or 1-many) video-chat training/consultations: Includes some asynchronous content Software to manage video training, eg Zoom, Meetings, Webex, Webinarjam, Skype, etc Calendar to manage events and maximum software capacity Software to manage integrations/automations with calendar and asynchronous delivery On-demand 1-1 coaching/consulting sessions, either via video-chat or in-person locations: On-demand booking system Integrations with trainer calendars Integrations with payment gateways On-demand e-learning library access One-off purchase packages, programs Team and admin level packages Monthly or yearly membership packages On top of the e-learning delivery planned, you will probably need to publish an online shop, website and social media channels: There are many SAAS options including Shopify, Big Commerce and Wix Alternatively, you may decide to build your own website, probably using a CMS like WordPress with plugins like Woocommerce Or… you could use landing pages via your CRM like Hubspot or bookings system like Eventbrite So, what are some examples of ideal setups for each type of learning delivery? 100% Asynchronous e-learning Here are some good options to consider: Many online course builders like Coursebox offer e-commerce features so you can get started selling or sharing elearning easily in one place However, to unlock more marketing and sales features, try integrating your LMS via Zapier and sell in Shopify or Woocommerce store Woocommerce with a plugin like Learndash or Memberpress Blended, partially-synchronous training Whether you are selling 1-1, 1-many events and if it’s via video-chat software or face to face, you will need to use a booking and/or calendar system. Here are some options to consider: Eventbrite is a great way to promote and sell events, even in the absence of a website Equally, consider Calendly for integrating expert calendars (eg Outlook/GCal) and selling your free time slots However, if your schedule is more comprehensive you may need to look at advanced booking systems like Foocalendar in WordPress or Arlo Another option is to search for an LMS with a Calendar module, like Coursebox, where you can sell on-demand coaching sessions or manage larger events Memberships and Packages To manage more advanced packages and inclusions, we recommend building comprehensive landing pages in your website and enabling payments via your gateway. It’s important to note that most e-commerce software manages one-off payments easily but struggles with memberships, cancellations, failed recurring payments and so on. Some LMSes like Coursebox enable the sale of monthly memberships to a group, with synchronised access to resources, courses and events. For more complex management, Chargebee or Recurly are all good options. Stripe payments is a great option for developers. Summary In conclusion, whatever your planned training or consultation delivery, you will need to consider the full pipleline starting with your marketing funnels, landing pages and website/shop through to the learning delivery and engagement model.
- Mobile-Friendly Course Builder | Coursebox
✓ Quickly build using your files and assets ✓ Engage your learners with quizzes, videos & discussions ✓ Captivate your audience with a user-friendly mobile app Build a mobile-friendly course in under one hour Get Started Free Our Team has helped these organisations build courses Drag Drop Customise Build your course at lightning fast speeds Drag and drop your spreadsheets, documents, slides, images and videos. Once uploaded, you can use these assets to quickly build a course. Deliver mobile-friendly eLearning Research shows that your community spends more time on mobile, is more engaged on mobile and prefers using mobile apps. Let’s give them what they want. Get Started Free Captivate your students with engaging content Build an interactive and visual course containing videos, quizzes and more. Let’s motivate your students with exciting E-learning. Integrate with your existing tools Sometimes platforms work best together. Use our Zapier integration in order to connect with thousands of other apps. We can also assist you with more custom integrations. Our Rest APIs are built to give your team the ability to connect your course with other systems. Integrate with your existing tools Sometimes platforms work best together. Use our Zapier integration in order to connect with thousands of other apps. We can also assist you with more custom integrations. Our Rest APIs are built to give your team the ability to connect your course with other systems. Coursebox makes it easy to build your first course. Try it for free today . Try it Free Get in touch For more info fill out the form below. Edit email@example.com Edit +61 1300 239 208 Edit Thinclab, University of Adelaide SA 5000 If you need help building your course or have any questions, send us a message in the form below. Name Email Subject Leave us a message... Submit Thanks for submitting! Contact Us
- Pricing | Coursebox.ai
Choose your pricing plan below Looking for something more? Get more features and customisation based on your specific business needs with Coursebox LMS . Need help building your courses? Our experienced instructional designers can help you build your courses. No credit card required! Boxer $ 0 0$ Newbie course boxers - Free Forever Free Plan Get Started Unlimited courses Profile builder Credit card gateway (Stripe) Course integrations Reporting Course Templates Coursebox apps Publish to website or LMS 24/7 e-mail support Coursebox Marketplace Stripe Integrations Quizzes & Videos Pro $ 29 29$ Every month Courses for professionals 7 day free trial Start Free Trial Boxer plus... Course Collaborators Prerequisite Pathways Completion Certificates Course Chat Checkpoint assessments Bulk participant uploads Professional Templates (coming soon) Private Publishing Advanced Integrations Teams $ 299 299$ Every month Designed for delivering online education at scale 7 day free trial Start Free Trial Pro plus... Zapier integrations Scheduled posts Event creator Resources manager Community posts Group Newsletters Groups management Enrolment by group Import SCORM Group Collaborators Unless you cancel prior, payments will be charged after the 7 day trial and then monthly. All prices are in USD. View information on our customised enterprise LMS option below. Looking for something more? Coursebox LMS is the Coursebox platform configured to your specific requirements, and so much more. ✓ Features tailored to your industry and business needs ✓ Your very own branded instance ✓ Enterprise-grade security and infrastructure ✓ World-class support and training for your team Learn More
- LMS | Coursebox.ai
Your customised enterprise-grade LMS Coursebox LMS is the Coursebox platform configured to your specific requirements, and so much more. ✓ Features tailored to your industry and business needs ✓ Your very own branded instance ✓ Enterprise-grade security and infrastructure ✓ World-class support and training for your team Book a demo Our Team has implemented customised LMSs for these organisations Configured to your specific requirements We understand that your industry, business and learning experience is unique. That's why we work with you to customise the Coursebox platform to your requirements, from minor changes to completely new features. You can also choose to involve your own developers. Your own instance, branded as your platform Begin with the Coursebox platform, and morph it into your LMS. You can choose to use custom hosting and a custom domain. Book a demo Superior security and infrastructure Whether it's multi-factor authentication, single-sign on, data encryption, regular backups, audit trails or customised permissions, we've got you covered. 5-star support and training for your team Our team and your dedicated customer success manager will do everything in their power to turn your entire organisation into system experts. If you ever have questions or issues we'll be on it right away with our 24/7 support. Coursebox LMS is the premium course builder and LMS you've been dreaming of. Book a demo Darren Oemcke, Hydra Consulting One of the best things about Coursebox is how easy it is to use. It's very straight-forward to set up a course, publish and share with a community of learners.