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5 Reasons Your Company Blogger Needs IT Training

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Everyone thinks blogging is easy, until they try to do it and the results are dismal. That’s hopefully why you’ve hired a permanent blogger, whether as a freelancer or a permanent employee, but are they getting the support they need? They might not be used to your platform, the analytics you prefer, or the technology surrounding them in general. Bloggers, just like everyone else on your IT team, need both initial training and ongoing training in order to perform their best.

However, it’s easy to leave this on the back burner until it dries out and goes stale. Is your company blog really so important that the person in charge of it needs special training? Of course, especially considering the shocking business blog statistics Yahoo! recently released. Since companies with blogs have 97 percent more links and studies show users are 81 percent more likely to trust a business with a (good) blog, you can’t consider this a fun side project. Read More

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Tips and Tricks for Setting Up Webinar Meetings

Digital online conferencing for collaborative meetings has never been easier. Agencies and startup teams have the ability to communicate with each other regardless of their physical locations. This means it is possible to work with a myriad of designers, developers, writers, and managers from all around the globe. Webinars provide the tools for people who need to communicate efficiently over the Internet.

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It can be a tough process getting accustomed to how it all works. But I am hoping to present a few resources for newcomers to quickly learn the ropes. You will need to spend time practicing the software and learning all the various interface components. But it can be a fun and meaningful way to communicate with people from the comfort of your home or office space.

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Flat World Knowledge: Learning with Cheap Customized Textbooks

This post brought to you by Flat World Knowledge. All opinions are 100% mine.

Flat World Knowledge, a new entrant in the educational text book scene, brings a new platform and setup to both professors and students. With their “MIYO” setup, professors and students get access to the complete Flat World Knowledge library and can easily customize, publish even, their own textbooks.

The Make It Your Own (MIYO) book editor, allows the user to handpick elements from the entire open books library and render the combined selection in the form of a new book. All expert authored and professionally published, textbooks in the library of Flat World Knowledge are published under Creative Commons License, making textbook customization of books by reuse of content possible. Additionally to the easy ‘click and drag’ setup of Flat World Knowledge’s platform, professors can easily insert rich media to the textbooks, which are rendered upon click.
 
Books are published in different formats, optimized for digital platforms. Every customized publication is available in the form of a PDF for printing, a HTML ebook with search functionality and option to add notes, and even as .mobi and .epub files, which can be read on mobile platforms such as the iPhone, iPad and Kindle, as well as in Android. Textbooks are also published as audiobooks and are available in Braille in order to exclude nobody and make the whole, fully available library, totally accessible to everyone.
 
Thanks to the possibility to customize books and tailor the textbooks 100% to the learning program, Flat World Knowledge, who has raised over $27 million over the last 2 years in venture capital from investors including Bessemer and BDMI, is able to offer the books in different pricing schedules as well, even free and make education much more affordable.
  • Online edition: free to use
  • Print version: $35
  • Other formats: $25

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