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Ioana Moldovan

Ioana Moldovan

Ioana is the Blog Coordinator for CYPHER LEARNING and has a background in psychology and training. She enjoys writing about the intersection between learning and technology as a powerful tool for change and opening up new possibilities for learners.

Top 7 learner motivation issues and how to fix them

As a course creator, you spend hundreds of hours working on your online course. Most of the time, you’re giving it all you’ve got while juggling other commitments. It’s very discouraging to see that l...

Learning sequencing: the path to a successful online course

Whenever people search for new online courses to take, they have many decisions to make. Since that can get overwhelming quickly, learners often look at the description, read a review or two, and clic...

7 Course certificate features to look for in an LMS

The e-learning space is a free-for-all, with many courses sprouting each month on various platforms. This situation is obvious when it comes to certificates and what they mean for online courses. As m...

9 Tips for working with freelancers to grow your online course business

Working with freelancers is super common in the online course industry. Nobody’s saying that you can’t do everything on your own, but in reality, even the most successful course creators need help wit...

Top 7 Research tips to know before creating your online course

Once you’ve found your bestselling online course idea and maybe even got around to put it to the test through buyer persona interviews, it’s time to actually roll up your sleeves and get to work. This...

7 Easy ways to get out of the course creator’s research slump

Becoming an expert in any field takes years and years of work and learning. Even so, most subjects are complex, and it’s hard to keep up with new findings or trends. When you’re a course creator, this...

Managing your online course reviews like a pro

The overwhelming majority of advice for course entrepreneurs is centered around things that you can control. For example, customize your course website to match your brand! Or, use email marketing tac...

The 8 things you need to do after getting a bad review for your online course

As an online marketer, one of my online habits (it’s weird, I know) includes reading reviews, particularly bad ones. For example, I get a kick out of bad reviews of books I enjoyed because there’s suc...

8 Storytelling techniques for online course creators

What do Mulan, The Lion King, The Lord of the Rings, and Odyssey have in common? They feature different characters, of different genders, in various historical contexts, and one of them is a lion (a h...

7 Ways to tell if your website looks great on all devices

Responsive design is like any other good design example. You can go about your day and never pay attention to it, but it’s glaringly obvious when it’s missing. We all know plenty of websites that won’...

What’s emotion got to do with my online course?

I want you to take a moment to relax, no matter where you are. Think about your favorite memory ever. Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Which details do you remember? Were you alone or with some...

Why you should apply Universal Design for Learning in online courses

Imagine that you want to run a marathon. You need comfortable shoes to support a proper running form, so you go into the store to find the perfect pair. However, the store only carries a men’s size 10...

How to skyrocket your productivity as a course entrepreneur

“I’ll get to it when I get to it.” “I work better under pressure.” “I don’t have the time for…” Sounds familiar? Let me tell you a story. A few years ago, I used to work as a trainer. I loved deliveri...

9 Pitch email ideas to secure the best guest blogging opportunities

When it comes to guest blogging, we’ve already talked about the best practices that knowledge entrepreneurs should know—things like following their guidelines and having a friendly approach. If they’r...

7 Guest blogging best practices for knowledge entrepreneurs

Since you’re in the business of sharing knowledge, blogging pays off — it’s your chance to show people who you are and attract them with great content. Guest blogging is a little different as it’s you...

7 Cognitive biases to boost conversion rates in online courses

What makes an online course option more attractive than another? How can a learner decide faster to purchase a course? Why aren’t my conversion rates as good as they could be? These are a few question...

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