Ann Handley and C.C. Chapman describe the worst words to use in writing, whether for a blog, website, online course or any other document. Plus, win a copy of their book Content Rules.
Use this as a checklist while you're evaluating online education tools. It's an excerpt from the book Teach Beyond Your Reach by Robin Neidorf. Do: Ask informed questions. Demo a tool before you commit to using it. Try freeware or open-source tools.
Here's a little secret: web designers like to be bossed around. Nicely. Under certain circumstances. They like to be told of your color preferences. They like to know what styles of fonts to avoid. They want to know what things you find hard to use on the web and the things you prefer to visit.