Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Scorm Verification Tool for Course Providers

Message for Course Providers:

If you are interested in submitting a Scorm course and had trouble in the past, you can check your course's compliance with a Conformance Test from Advanced Distributed Learning.

Please click here to be redirected to the test suite...

We hope this helps you get ready to submit a course. If you have any issues or questions about content, please email

Your contributions are invaluable to! Thank you, and we look forward to working with you in the future!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

New PD Media Courses on! And, they're FREE!

One of our favorite FREE course providers, PD Media, is at it again, bringing a slew of new free courses to These are a great new addition to this course provider's already ample contribution! Since there are so many this time, I'll merely list them and a short blurb, but, please, feel free to check them out! They're well worth it!

FREE! A Study of Closing Costs for FHA Mortgages
Become a more educated mortgage consumer, particularly around the often confusing closing costs! This study presents findings on how much borrowers pay in closing costs when they buy a house, how much these costs vary, and factors to which the variation is related.

FREE! Earnings 10 Years After Graduation - Comparisons
People with a bachelor’s degree typically earn more and are unemployed less often than people without a degree. But that’s only part of the story. Earnings and employment vary by field of major, and they change over time.

FREE! Healthcare Jobs You Might Not Know About
The healthcare field is among the most popular fields of study for those entering the workforce. But there are many jobs that qualify as "healthcare" that most of us have not heard of. Find out about three of them here!

FREE! Working in Politics
Jobs in politics exist at all levels of government: Local, State, and Federal.If you elect to pursue a career in politics, you’ll need to learn more about your options. Here’s a good place to start.

FREE! Meet the 2008 Presidential Candidates!
Enjoy this short course which provides bios for both Senator John McCain and Senator Barack Obama. This course is designed to give you a quick overview of their background and public service. If you want more information, each candidate for President has issues information on their respective websites (links in the course). You are the one who has to decide, so make sure you are informed!

As always, look to PD Media and to help you navigate the wealth of information in the public domain!

Working in Retail? Take this Crime Prevention course from!

Has your retail outlet fallen prey to shoplifters, graffiti artists and the like? According to the National Retail Federation, this problem is only becoming more severe. What can we do to stop this wave of crime? Our self-employed course provider has developed this course to show retail employees how they can do their part to help stop crime.

Crime Prevention for Retail Employees
This course adresses topics spanning from managerial techniques to profiling possible shoplifters to tips on how to promote a theft-free culture. If you work in any sort of retail position, from clerk to manager, this course is sure to have invaluable information that can help you cut crime-related losses and foster a more trusting work environment.

In addition to this course for retail professionals, also hosts a score of other retail-themed courses:

Communication for Retail Managers

Managing Your Retail Employees

FREE! Retail Math

... and many more on! Come on by and check it out!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Dress for Success - A Women's Guide Course on!

Your clothes are the first thing people notice about you and the last thing they forget. If you aren't dressed to impress, it'll be even harder to find success! For women, this is an especially elusive goal, since we can't get by on the cut and dry shirt-and-tie wardrobe that will do for men in the office. If you're having trouble finding appropriate work attire, or just looking for a little advice, has the course for you!

Dress for Success - A Women's Guide
Complete with tips and tricks, this course gives you all the information you need to present yourself in a pleasing and professional manner without losing your personal style or succumbing to your little imperfections. In addition to advice about accessories and color, there are also cut and design suggestions for all body types and shapes.

Even if you are comfortable with your work attire, there's sure to be a few tips you've never heard before. This informative course from MarthaWare is going for the summer price of only $4.95 from! At that price, who could resist?

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

New FREE business courses on!

This week, on of our course providers, author and promotional expert, Manesh Baxi, has launched a pair of new FREE courses designed to help you get referrals and call attention to yourself in the world of business! There's no excuse not to try these FREE business courses on!

FREE! 7 Ways To Be Recognized As An Expert (FREE CD)
Positioning yourself as an expert in your field is a good way to earn respect and call attention to your product or service. From the author of one of's popular courses, 7 Ways To Be Recognized As An Expert provides easy-to-implement suggestions that you can use to set yourself up for success. Click on the course title above to learn more!

FREE! Get Others To Promote You For FREE
One of the easiest and most effective ways to promote your product or service is to get others to do it for you! Clients and referral partners are an integral part of this equation. For tips and techniques on how to cultivate this aspect of promotion, simply click on the course title link above.

We hope you enjoy acquiring the tools to help you succeed in your business endeavors from!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Announcing Latitude's Course Evalutation and Review and Capabilities

All Courses offered on may now be evaluated by any Member who has taken the course to be shared with all the other Members of LatitudeU who may be interested in taking those courses. This capability provides a continuously updated review of all materials presented on LatitudeU by a completely independent body of reviewers, The Members of LatitudeU.

All materials may be evaluated both in quantitative terms (zero to five Stars) and Qualitative terms (written commentary by any Member on any course). As such, the Membership of LatitudeU now becomes the source of Quality Assurance of the ever expanding population of Courses in the LatitudeU Catalog. Members can take a look at both the composite rating of a course, as well as detailed ratings and reviews by other Members before investing time and money in obtaining and taking a course. This will allow our Members to effectively “police” the quality of the content provided. Great courses will rise to the top and less than wonderful courses will not receive much further attention. Like any media, this provides an enhancement to natural selection.

We are counting on the active participation and integrity of our entire Member population to provide fair and reasonable evaluations. The Management of LatitudeU will provide sufficient oversight to make sure that this review system is being used properly. It is particularly important that paid courses are reviewed to help others determine the appropriateness of spending money on those courses.

Every Member’s individual contributions to these evaluations and reviews become a meaningful part of the fabric of community contributions that serves all other members of LatitudeU. So we do not just welcome course reviews but we want to strongly urge every Member to take a couple of minutes after they complete a course and provide their feedback:

Additionally, every Member taking a course has the ready ability to provide direct feedback to the Provider of that material through the Contact Me button on the Instructor’s Profile. Members can get there by clicking on the Instructor’s Member ID in several locations on LatitudeU.

To learn more about the review feature, read the LatitudeU wiki.

Retail Management Course NEW on!

Do you know what you need to know to maximize the potential of your retail business? One of the most difficult and rewarding of the retail manager's projects is employee relations. If you want advice on how best to manage your employees for the retail sector, this course is for you.

Managing Your Retail Employees
When you work in retail you face lots of challenges, andone of them is managing your own employees. In any workplace there is a variety of cultures, ages, education, personalities and goals. You have employees who love to sell and those who could not find any other job and ended up in retail. You will find college students that just want some extra money to have fun and you
will find family heads who have to support maybe 3 or 4. That’s retail. So, how can you manage your employees to sell and deliver incredible customer service? Take this course and find out!

There are not many places where you can find information like this from such a qualified source like our course provider MarthaWare, so take ahold of this great opportunity to learn on!

Great Value C# Course! Less than $10 for nearly 400 pages of information!!

Programming can be tough, so why not make it easier by taking a course through! This course is from one of our course providers NavyaTechnologies, which brought us numerous other indespensible computer courses.

$0.99 $10 C#
This course is devoted to C#. If you are a C++ or a Java programmer you would find lot of things similar when you take a first look at C# code, except that it is a lot easier than C++ and Java. Almost 400 pages in length. Pdf format.

If you are interested, just click the links above to go to the NavyaTechnologies page or to the course C#!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Working on your management skills? LatitudeU has the course for you!

One of our online course providers, Bander Group, has created this wonderfully useful set of steps to help direct you down the path to managerial greatness. Using their accumulated experience, the course creators from Bander Group have really outdone themselves this time.

FREE! 10 Steps to Becoming a Great Manager
This course provides 10 instructional steps to help you learn the art of management. As a quick read, or an indespensible handbook, every manager (or aspiring-manager) should take this free course!

Summer is a good time to hone your skills while everyone else is playing in the sun. But who says learning can't be fun! Have a good time this summer accumulating the tools for your trade at!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

New Interactive Worksheet on How to Prosper on!

Today introduced a great new course that can help anyone determine what's holding him/her back from success. Aren't you curious about what's holding you back? I was.

Psychology of Prospecting
This is a worksheet designed to help you remove the blockages, such as fear and other issues, that keep you from achieving your career goals. You are given a set of guidelines, but this is a mostly self-paced course.

If you are curious, just click the above link and take a look!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Fly by for a NEW ebook on Aeronautical Knowledge!

Learning to fly is a fantastic and exciting experience. Ever since the Wright Brothers' historic flight, people have loved the idea and the sensation of flying. If you are simply interested or are persuing a pilot's license, has just the course for you!

Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (eBook)
No pilot's library is complete without the Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge. This handbook is useful for beginning pilots, as well as those pursuing more advanced pilot certificates. Now, you can purchase this full-color, 353 page handbook through without worrying about shipping and handling ! Just click the above link for more information or to purchase this ebook.'s course provider, PracticalPilot, has enough interesting courses to fill all of your aeronautical education needs. At reasonable prices, these wonderfully informative color books are perfect for anyone interested in flying. Just click on the link above for a list of our pilot-targeted courses!

Stop Listening to Hear, Start Listening to Learn Course on!

"Are you listening to me?" How many times as kids did we hear our parents or teachers utter those fateful words? Who would've thought years later that we would need to perfect that skill we tried so hard as kids to ignore. This great new Scorm course on can help you fine tune your listening skills.

Stop Listening to Hear, Start Listening to Learn
Do you need to increase your aurul proficiency? Active listening can be one of the easiest ways to learn! This course introduces the 6 different types of "listeners" and gives helpful tips on how to enhance your listening prowess. If you are interested in taking this reasonably priced professional course from provider, Superior Training Solutions, just click the link above!

Next time you hear that prevalent phrase, you will be able to answer in a resounding "Yes!"

Public Hospital Governance Course on!

If you are at all interested in hospital administration, there is a lovely little report out on that could give you all sorts of insight.

From one of our popular free course providers, PD Media, our connection to the public domain, this course is a welcome addition to our rapidly growing information repertoire.

FREE! Best Practices in Public Hospital Governance Prepared by the National Public Health and Hospital Institute (NPHHI), this course as an assessment of proposals to restructure the Cook County, Illinois (Chicago area) Bureau of Health Services. Although this is an isolated example, one can draw a great deal of information from this Illinois case. If you would like to take this FREE course from, just click the link above!

Hope you all are living well and learning often!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Eight Great Courses from Training Provider Superior Training Solutions

We would like to warmly welcome Training Provider Superior Training Solutions to the LatitudeU Team! Superior Training Solutions teaches from a great new angle that helps increase the breadth and span of's educational services!

Superior Training Solutions specializes in courses about business, managerial skills, inter- and intra-company communications, customer service, conflict resolution, and self esteem. Their broad range of professional courses are reasonable, interesting, and informative!

To visit their page and endeavor to learn through, click on the "Superior Training Solutions" link above.

Keep up the good work and don't forget that learning is a lifelong process! Go out there and get enriched through!

Dot Net Introduction Course! *SPECIAL VALUE*

Have you ever felt like your lack of computer "fluency" holds you back from the career you want? Have you ever wondered what all those computer geeks were talking about when they mentioned .net? Have you ever had a question about .net, but didn't know where to look for the answer? Here's your chance! This great new course can tell you all you would ever want or need to know! No prior knowlege necessary!

This course is also a *SPECIAL VALUE* because it gives a HUGE amount of information for a tiny price! When you take this course, you get over 500 detailed instructional slides for the price of only 0.99$! Take advantage of this wonderful oppotunity to kickstart your career!

Dot Net Introduction

Looking for a way to enhance your skills and achieve career goals? This course provides .NET knowledge from a few different powerpoint presentations. The unique mix of perspectives makes this course a wonderful source of information for any computer owner.

Great New Course from Bander Group! Insights to Lead an Effective Meeting

This course is ideal for the person who dreads getting caught in a completely unproductive four hour meeting! If this has ever happened to you, then this is the course for you!

Insights to Lead an Effective Meeting

In this short FREE course, you will find some helpful tips on how to cut down the time you spend in meetings and make sure you use the time you do spend is used in the most effective manner. This simple course is a must for any business-person, whether or not you are charged with running a meeting. For more information or if you'd like to take this fabulous FREE course, click the "Insights to Lead an Effective Meeting" link above.

Hope you enjoy this informative new course! Hope you are having a great time learning through!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

New Course! Quick Learning - Podcasting in 23 minutes!

This course is designed to help you when setting up a podcast. Making recordings of yourself and others is a great way to promote your products and services, explain the mission of your organization or simply have fun. Get a headset and watch our video for 23 minutes. We will show you how to make calls from your computer for free, download free software for recordings and make a podcast.

To learn more, click here!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Any provider of content can now sell their courses on LatitudeU

If you or your organization has training materials that you would like to make available to the world, you can now sell your course(s) on Instructors set their own price for their course (but it must be greater than $0.50) and may revise their price as frequently as they choose. Members purchase such courses through a protected on-line credit card or PayPal transaction. LatitudeU will charge a transaction fee for all courses sold and deduct these charges to establish net proceeds balance due to instructors. Instructors will receive a check monthly based on minimum payout amounts, else monies due them will be maintained in an account balance. Learn more about this Instructor program on the LatitudeU Wiki.