Everything You Need to Know about Writing a Query Letter

Congratulations! You are done with the hard part–writing your manuscript–and now it’s time to publish your book. But before you go rushing into emailing agents, let’s first take a look at how to write a query letter that will get you a book deal.

While some people consider the process of writing a query letter daunting, you’ll find it pretty simple once you get the hang of it. And to make things easier for you, we are going to explore together what makes the perfect query letter that actually lands you an agent.

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What Is Virtual Learning and How to Benefit from It?

Some might say that using pen and paper is so old school, and they aren’t entirely wrong! With the advances we see in technology every day, traditional in-class education is quickly being replaced with a more modern alternative, and that is virtual learning. This kind of learning uses EdTech to revolutionize the way people get educated. And according to a study conducted in the US, 81% of college students found digital learning technologies helped them boost their grades.

To better understand what exactly it is, we are going to answer the question “What is virtual learning?” and we will also explore a few tools that will make your virtual learning environment stand out.

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Top Seven Sites for Ebook Templates

Creating and marketing a mind-blowing ebook is not an easy thing to do. There’s a rather long checklist to go through as you work to reach this dream. So naturally, when there’s a life jacket thrown your way as you’re struggling through the list, you’ll take it. That’s what ebook templates provide, a life jacket that will help make your ebook-creating journey an easier one.

Today, we are going to share with you the seven best ebook template resources for a variety of categories and a variety of platforms.

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LXP vs LMS: What’s the Best Learning Platform for You? 

Thanks to technology, education has moved from classrooms and training halls to laptop screens. This is done through various learning platforms. One of them is the LMS, which many institutions use nowadays to train and track the progress of their employees and learners. But while most businesses and educational institutions around the world are accustomed to the LMS, there’s a new learning platform that’s increasingly rising in popularity. 

This platform is the LXP, which helps bring the learners to the forefront and provides them with a more personalized approach to learning. And because some people confuse these two platforms, we’re going to look at LXP vs LMS, and how each affects the learner.

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What Is an LXP: Everything You Need to Know

Now organizations are becoming more and more democratic, even with their learning and development. That’s why the need for a more personalized learning approach started to appear, and this is where LXPs come in. These platforms put the learner in control, making the learning process more engaging.

But what is a Learning Experience Platform exactly? And how does it differ from the famous LMS (Learning Management System)? We’re going to explore all these things and more in this article.

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Kotobee Ends the Year with a Brandon Hall Excellence Award

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Kotobee, a leader in innovative authoring technology, won a coveted Brandon Hall Group bronze award for excellence in the Best Advance in Content Authoring Technology category. Kotobee’s win was announced on December 9, 2021. 

The awarded entry was evaluated by an international panel of veteran independent senior industry experts and Brandon Hall Group senior analysts and executives. The judging was based on the following criteria: value proposition, innovation, unique differentiators, technical functionality, and overall measurable results.

Brandon Hall Group operates the largest and longest running awards program in Human Capital Management. As an independent HCM research and analyst firm, they conduct studies in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Talent Acquisition, and HR/Workforce Management. These benchmark studies help organizations by providing strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results.

“Thanks to the many innovations from our Excellence in Technology winners, organizations have many compelling options as they make important decisions on how to leverage technology to drive their people strategies,” said Brandon Hall Group Chief Operating Officer and awards program head Rachel Cooke. 

Upon receiving the award, Ayman Abdel-Rahman, Managing Director at Kotobee, said, “As a first-time participant in the Brandon Hall Awards, we’re beyond pleased to be listed among high-caliber international companies and fierce competitors in our field. We plan to continue participating annually and enter additional categories. Congratulations to the entire Kotobee team, as this prestigious award is a reflection of your hard work throughout the year.”

Ever since its creation, Kotobee has helped more than 200,000 users with its various solutions. This includes some of the most prominent companies and institutions worldwide, such as the UAE Ministry of Education, Harvard University, United Nations Development Programme, and many others.

Other Awards Kotobee Won in 2021

One can definitely say that 2021 has been an award-filled year for Kotobee. Not only has Kotobee won the Brandon Hall Excellence bronze award, but there are several others, including, but not limited to:

Academics’ Choice Smart Media Award 

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For the second time in its journey, Kotobee has won the Academics’ Choice Smart Media Award. This award is in recognition of Mind-Building Excellence, and for producing a top-quality educational product.

It’s worth mentioning that Academics’ Choice is the only international awards program designed to bring increased recognition to publishers, manufacturers, independent authors, and developers that aim to stimulate cognitive development. A volunteer panel of product-appropriate judges, including parents, educators, scientists, artists, doctors, nurses, librarians, students, and children, evaluate submissions based on educational benefits such as higher-order thinking skills, character building, creative play, durability, and originality. Only the genuine “mind-builders” are recognized with the coveted Academics’ Choice Award™.

Here are some reviews Kotobee received from the judges of the Academics choice awards:

“This software from Kotobee is incredible! I can make ebooks, apps, interactive content – you name it! It is user friendly and allows me to easily create interactive ebooks for my teaching, especially as the world moves online. I love creating fun content for my students that keeps them engaged. I’m older but I found it easy to navigate and has a lot of options. Its features allow you to import from external sources, smart preview, export to any format, LMS integration, and branding.”

“Formatting, presentation, flow, and logical sequence are learned and practiced when creating a product with Kotobee Author.”

WITSA Global ICT Excellence Awards

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On November 13, 2021, Kotobee Author was selected as the first place winner for the E-Learning and Education Award from WISTA. Candidates for these awards were nominated by ICT experts from around the world who span over 80 countries/economies.

According to the official website, “The 2021 WITSA Global ICT Excellence Awards were presented to select individuals, academic institutions, corporations, NGOs or governments whose use and applications of digital technologies exhibit exceptional achievement.”

The EdTech Awards 

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As the largest recognition program in all of education technology, The EdTech Awards from EdTech Digest recognizes people in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere. 

This year, Kotboee Author was selected for this award based on various criteria, including pedagogical workability, efficacy and results, support, clarity, value, and potential. 

Final Words

As much as 2021 has been a good year for Kotobee, the best is surely yet to come. With its constant strive for excellence, Kotobee will continue developing its technology and providing users worldwide with solutions that meet all their needs. Just stay tuned!

500+ Online Writing Courses to Join in 2022

Writers often go through phases of boredom and self-doubt. They always wonder if they can be writing better or coming up with more unique ideas for their next book. While that’s quite a normal feeling, there is always an opportunity to hone your skills and do better! Taking a step closer to fulfilling your writing dream means pushing yourself to the limits. Writing courses can be your haven. We’ve collected a wide spectrum of online writing courses that are bound to suit your needs, check them out in the list below.

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Top Writers Conferences to Attend in 2022

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Being masters of words, writers tend to always be on the lookout for new tips and tricks to improve their skill. In writing, there’s always room to grow and bloom. That’s why we’ve compiled a huge list of writing conferences happening this year where writers of all stages get to meet and attend writing workshops, editor meetings, Q&A sessions and many other activities that can only be described as inspiring.

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Incredible Writing Retreats to Attend in 2022

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Note: Don’t forget to check out our 2022 writing retreats list.

If you’re a passionate writer then you know that having a dedicated time just for writing is one of the things that lifts up your spirit and boosts your creativity. However, everyday life duties and responsibilities just get in the way of that. Take a look at these incredible writing retreats in 2022 for a much needed break from everyday life and pour all of your focus on relaxing, meeting fellow writers and of course, writing!

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2022 Writing Contests – When, How and Why to Enter

Note: Be sure to check out 2023 writing contests!

Who doesn’t love a good writing contest? The thrill of winning is always incomparable! Nothing pumps up a writer’s adrenaline and makes him up his game like competing with other greatest writers. Whether you have a passion for horror, science fiction, or even tragedy, proving yourself amongst your peers will help you get ahead in the writing field.

If you’re up for the challenge, we’ve gathered some of the best writing contests happening in 2022 to help you find the right one for you.

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