Blogging to Build Your Business
MAY 3, 2016
I recently gave a presentation to the Online Network of Independent Learning Professionals about blogging to build your business. This is specifically about what I have learned about blogging to build your reputation as a learning consultant over my 9+ years of blogging. started blogging in December 2006 as a tool for my own professional development. Blogging Platforms.
My History of Live Blogged Notes
JANUARY 27, 2015
When I attend webinars or participate in online courses and conferences, I usually live blog my notes. Because I have done so much live blogging, I was able to provide proof of my ongoing professional development efforts. These posts go back to 2007, so some of the content and references are dated. Wikis and Blogs and Tags: Oh Why? Tips for Storytelling in Learning.
Training Day Blog: Virtual Surgery
JUNE 4, 2007
This week over at the TrainingDay blog , my post is called Surgery Anyone? Virtual Surgery That Is. Stop by the site and leave a comment, you could win a free book. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide
Session on Blogging
OCTOBER 16, 2007
Hey Check out one of the blogs created by an attendee called Superduperfun Blog __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content GuideCurrently I am in a session teaching Training Conference attendees about blog.much fun is being had by all.
35+ ID & Elearning Blogs
APRIL 7, 2016
One way I stay connected with the community and what’s happening in the field is by reading blogs by instructional designers, elearning professionals, and educators. I use Feedly for my RSS reader, but you can use other readers or subscribe via email. If you don’t want to subscribe to all these blogs individually, check out eLearning Learning. More Blogs.
Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs
JULY 6, 2010
Back when I wrote my instructional design careers series in 2007, I was only aware of a few blogs by instructional designers. Since then, I’ve discovered a wealth of blogs by instructional designers, e-learning developers, and workplace learning specialists. Design for Learning is written by Natalie Laderas-Kilkenny, a former coworker of mine who blogs on education and technology. In the Middle of the Curve is one of the first blogs I linked to, back in January 2007. Learning Tyro highlights blogs and posts of the week. learning.
1 Million Views. Thank You!
AUGUST 19, 2015
Today, I reached a milestone in my blog: 1 million total views. It’s taken me over 8 years to reach this milestone, and I’m hardly the most-viewed blog in our field. For those out there struggling with low traffic on a new blog, don’t give up hope! Look how low my numbers were in 2007 though (I started in December 2006, so the 6 views in 2006 don’t really count).
Top Ten eLearning Blogs
FEBRUARY 27, 2007
I was recently asked for a list of the top ten blogs that relate to corporate eLearning by someone who wanted to get a sense of content quality and value of reading blogs. debated for a while, because I have quite a few blogs that I subscribe to and my personal style is to quickly scan a lot of blogs, selectively reading posts that I think are going to be interesting, comment on some, and post my thoughts about others. A Top Ten list is not all that relevant to my style, but I came to understand the request (from a very persistent person). Learning Matters!
Thoughts about 2006 and Predictions for 2007
DECEMBER 5, 2006
The Learning Circuits Blog Question for December has been posted. What are the biggest challenges for you/us as head into 2007? What are your predictions for 2007? started my blog in September 2006. Again, belated thanks to Waleed. I met some great online folks through blogging and my book effort. What do you see as the biggest challenges for 2007?
Top Ten Reasons To Blog and Top Ten Not to Blog
OCTOBER 4, 2006
Updates recent studies show additional reasons: Blogging and Social Networking Boosts Your Social Life. Blogging -- It's Good for You. But I may have used them slightly out of context. :) Oh, and finally, to all of you who commented or put up blog posts already, if I didn't happen to quote you out of context, I apologize. Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Blog 10. Or as Karyn Romeis & Barry Sampson both said - I've learned more via blogging over the past year than I learned in the preceding several years! 9. wonder who came up with such a lame question.
eLearning Tools - Wikis, Blogs and More
APRIL 2, 2007
Found via Donald Clark - Business Week article - The Wiki Workplace that discusses use of Wikis and Blogs and particularly their use. Wikis, blogs, and other tools will arrive in the workplace whether companies are ready or not, as younger employees tend to develop their own self-organized networks that cut across traditional corporate divisions. Geek Squad is a case in point. Many thousands of Geeks are using a growing suite of collaboration technologies to brainstorm new products and services, manage projects, swap service tips, and socialize with their peers. Great Stuff
Starting a Blog in 5 Easy Steps and Keeping at it!
Designed for Learning
SEPTEMBER 14, 2011
Tumblr is a microblogging platform that started in 2007 and went from 1 billion to 10 billion posts in just one year! study by Universal McCann reports that over 77% of Internet users read blogs. It is also reported that there are 900,000 blog posts posted every day in. blog how-to blogging stepsRecently, Tumblr reached 10 Billion posts mark. In US alone, this 77% would conservatively mean more than 54 million readers.
The Best EDU Blogs on the Planet!
SEPTEMBER 11, 2009
TOP BLOGS! blogs or sites of this and that. Most of them just vomit out lists, without putting much effort to justify their claims, or at least say why the selected blogs should be on the list. Actually, what I would want to see is simply what so special about the blog selected, and why should I follow it. Probably because my blog at that time (2007) was rather unknown.
Learning and Networking with a Blog (Deleted Scenes)
SEPTEMBER 4, 2007
My article in Training + Development Magazine was just published - Learning and Networking with a Blog. So here are two associated pieces of content that are the article's "deleted scenes": Getting Started with Blogging Probably the first step in blogging is learning about blogging for yourself before you try to use it for your organization. To help with this, it might be worth looking at a discussion in October 2006 on the question - " Should All Learning Professionals Be Blogging ?â€ Then subscribe to blogs. How much time does it take?
The Rapid eLearning Blog » Go Beyond Information Sharing – 5 Ways Your E-learning Courses Can Create Understanding
OCTOBER 8, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling
MAY 21, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007 Learning Styles as Fortune Telling My research into understanding the role of learning styles in e-Learning continues. 12:51 PM Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Cammy Bean Greater Boston, MA, United States View my complete profile About This Blog Subscribe in a reader Subscribe via email Are you an Instructional Designer?
Book Related Developments
MARCH 30, 2007
As Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning nears it release day of April 14, 2007. First, Training Consultant Steve Woodruff's on his blog Impactiviti has done a nice and thoughtful review of the book (scroll down to see it.) number of book related developments are occuring. This was one of many illustrative stories sprinkled throughout the book that increased its practical value.
Out and About: Presentation at ASTD Mid-NJ Chapter
MAY 11, 2007
You can link to a write up on the even from the Mid-MJ ASTD blog at an entry called Training the Gamer Generation You can read Steve's impressions of the events on his Impactiviti blog with an entry of the same name called Training the Gamer Generation Several attendees asked about downloading the sides from the presentation. The photo is taken from the presenter's perspective.
Get People Moving.have them play a Video Game
DECEMBER 4, 2007
Also see the blog posting Senior Citizens Going Nuts for Nintendo Wii Be careful though, all this extra exercise might lead to some aches and pains and sports injuries. One of the main complaints about video games are that they encourage obesity and inactivity.that's not always the case. With the sometimes-sedentary senior citizens,video games are actually getting them moving.
The Rapid eLearning Blog » Your E-Learning Success Depends on These 7 Questions
AUGUST 23, 2007
ROI and Metrics in eLearning
OCTOBER 16, 2007
This level of evaluation will increase the visibility of learning and development efforts, because successful implementation of Level 3 evaluation Internet Time Blog: ROI is toast. I'm working on an article around the use of ROI and metrics in eLearning. I did a quick search for resources and here's what I found. thought it would be worth posting this list here. Kirkpatrick's Level 3: Improving the Evaluation of E-Learning Level 3 evaluations measure whether the there was an actual transfer of learning to the actual work setting. Use EVA instead. ROI is toast. Use EVA instead.
Email is Sooo 1990s
APRIL 24, 2007
This week on the TrainingDay blog , I have written about how email is now "snail mail" since the gamers want to have information via text messages as opposed to email which takes too long. You can read the posted called Email is Antiquated. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide
Disastrous E-Learning Might Be Good
MAY 2, 2007
This week over at TrainingDay blog , my post is titled Disastrous E-Learning Might Be Good When you consider how to change the behavior of learners, you might want to take a page from the Hollywood disaster movies and add that flair to your e-learning. Also, don't forget, you can win a book if you leave a comment on the TrainingDay blog.unfortunately, it's not my book (yet). __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide
Design: New Environments, New Challenges
FEBRUARY 2, 2007
See my post: New Environments, New Challenges at the TrainingDay Blog. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content GuideHow are workplace learning professionals going to react to online learning environments, are we going to be on the cutting edge or play catch up.
Shooting Educational/Instructional Videos
DECEMBER 14, 2007
Here are some resources: Shooting Good Video Tips Tips and Tricks For Working With Your â€œTalentâ€ (Professional or Not) On Your Next Video Shoot The Digital Media Dude (great resource) Australia's Funniest Home Videos (an unlikily but good source of information) A Veteran Videographer's Advice on Shooting Video for the Web from Tom Werner's blog where he took fantastic notes from vetern photographer Phil Pendry. Currently, I am involved in creating an educational corporate video. So here are some resources that can help you think about creating videos for educational uses.
Design Day and the ASTD Big Question for July
JULY 26, 2007
I left a comment on Tony Karrer's blog about creating a "Design Day" so that everyone in the blogosphere adds a comment about the importance of instructional design as opposed to focusing on technology. Around the same time, the ASTD Learning Circuits Blog had the July "Big Question" which was "Choosing Tools" which is actually a series of questions: How does the eLearning design process need to change to accommodate such a wide variety of tools? And then Dennis Coxe over at Sailing by Sound picked up on my comment and posted an entry called "I Declare 'Design Day'".
The Rapid eLearning Blog » How To Get Your Learners to Remember More
OCTOBER 30, 2007
The writings of Lee Kraus: Making Sense of New Technologies by George Siemens
Learning and Technology
DECEMBER 10, 2007
Home My Story Portfolio iPad Bookshelf Social Media December 10, 2007 Making Sense of New Technologies by George Siemens tags: technology Sense-Making of Technology and Media: a George Siemens Weekly Digest George Siemens has written a post over at Robin Goods blog. would recommend that you read both Georges and Robins blog. You have a very, very interesting blog.
Wake Up Karl, the Meme has you.Again
AUGUST 2, 2007
First, the Rules: 1) Post these rules before you give your facts 2) List 8 random facts about yourself 3) At the end of your post, choose (tag) 8 people and list their names, linking to them 4) Leave a comment on their blog, letting them know they've been tagged Now, in the spirit of this meme, here are the other three. 1) I am not a coffee drinker, I like tea with milk and sugar. Christy Tucker over at Experiencing E-learning has tagged me for another meme. First I will refer to the last meme in which I was tagged for 5 exciting facts about me. Enjoy these little known tidbits.
Implementation: Evaluating Collaboration
FEBRUARY 27, 2007
According to many sources, less than 1% of the people who visit blogs or wikis actually contribute or collaborate with the author of the wiki or blog. One of the goals of Web 2.0 and other technologies is to foster collaboration. But, there seems to be an issue with how many people actually collaborate. This is called the 1% rule. One of the major issues with collaboration in an academic or even a corporate setting is determining how to evaluate each individual's contribution to the overall collaboration. How do you ensure equal participation?
Design: Level One E-Learning Questions
FEBRUARY 12, 2007
Please feel free to add some of those questions as a comment to this blog or write a posting on your own blog and I'll link. Rarely are e-learning courses evaluated at the reaction level (level 1). The level that provides face validity to the content and measures customer satisfaction. have created a short list of questions related to level 1 e-learning evaluations but would really like some input on other questions that might be appropriate at the end of an e-learning class. Here is what I have so far: How relevant was the course content to your job?
The writings of Lee Kraus: Thanks for the Notice
Learning and Technology
FEBRUARY 9, 2007
Home My Story Portfolio iPad Bookshelf Social Media February 9, 2007 Thanks for the Notice tags: blogging , elearning Back in December, the Online Education Databas e site listed their staffs Top 100 Education Blogs. Learning Technology-assisted learning and online learning are topics discussed in these blogs. Congratulations Lee! Thanks, Bob. Congrats! hi all. eq2 plat.
Clive on Learning
JUNE 28, 2007
Although this blog is not the right place to express my political opinions, I must confess to having warm feelings for Gordon. Well he does have a blog (albeit a hoax!), A warm welcome and very best wishes to Gordon Brown, the UK's new Prime Minister. So how clued up is Gordon on the Internet? which is a start.
Learn and Lead
DECEMBER 22, 2007
Directory Blogging I discovered SlideShare and liked it very much. Found a great presentation that describes different styles of blogging by Rohit Bhargava and Jesse Thomas of Ogilvy. View Upload your own Inspired by this, here is my Directory Blog article this time. Here’s the list of websites, blogs that you might find useful. Learning, eLearning, Training: I loved Cathy Moore ’s blog on ideas for lively learning. Learning Circuits blog – love their Big Questions. Learning TRENDS by Elliott Masie eLearning Technology , Tony Karrer’s blog.
Trending in Workplace Learning 2015….
JANUARY 13, 2015
Retired VADM Pat Tracey expressed dissatisfaction with the status quo at a Navy Learning Strategies Consortium in 2007: “ Sending our people to residence programs is not compatible with our urgent needs in the field and our human capital strategy….” That was then. Blog posting Analysis evaluation instructional design performance performance consulting professional development trends Many colleagues have asked what I think will emerge in workplace learning in 2015, “What’s important for 2015, in your view?” It’s an opportunity. Not yet. But soon. Naaaaa.
Camtasia Saves the Day! Guest Blog Post - Nick Beaugeard
AUGUST 16, 2009
asked him to do a guest blog post. My session was all about developing management packs for System Center Operations Manager 2007 to manage disparate environments. Have you ever been to an event only to see a presentation break down and fail due to technical problems? It's not fun to watch and it's not fun to be the presenter. So, and here's the trick.
My top 5 posts of 2014
Learning with e's
JANUARY 4, 2015
I started blogging back in 2007 to capture my thoughts and make them more concrete. It''s a case of ''now go and blog about this'', to encourage them to reflect on what they have learnt before the articulate it. Below is a quick analysis of my top five blog posts from 2014, based on the number of views and comments. 2014 blogging education learning
Don’t give it to me unless I can customise it
Dont Waste Your Time
NOVEMBER 19, 2015
Fast forward to 2007 when I joined Bournemouth University (BU) as a Learning Technologist and started working with the likes of Blackboard, TurningPoint, Echo360, etc. eLearning ARS Blackboard Blog Box of Broadcasts Distance Learning Echo360 EDCMOOC Facebook Future Kindle Learning Technology Lecture Lego LinkedIn Mini Cooper Mobile Learning MOOC ocTEL OpenBadgesMOOC Personal Learning PGCert PLN Smart Phone Social Learning Tablet Time-Constrained Paper TurningPoint Twitter VLE Wiki WordPress ZX SpectrumAt the same time as mod’ing my Mini I also started to work in web design.
Blog Book Tour Begins
SEPTEMBER 9, 2007
Today is the beginning of a 14 stop blog book tour. During the Blog Book tour, I will be not be posting on Kapp Notes , instead, I will be posting on the the blogs which are listed below. During the tour, the participating blogs will post interviews, stories, reactions, insights, related stories and even reviews of Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning. Check it out.
MAY 29, 2007
In it, Angela tells us about how she "fell behind" in her blogging and then found she had trouble "catching up". It's ok to have time off from your blog, it will hurt readership and hurts conversation a bit, but that happens to pretty much everyone. Take a look at Wendy's blog - In the Middle of the Curve. Maybe you can't do as much with your blog, but still capture what's inspiring you I just saw a post by a relatively new blogger - I'm Back. and What Happened? Did I mention that I fell behind and everything that I was excited about seemed to get "oldâ€?