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Read These Instructional Design Articles

LearnDash

While I spend a lot of time writing about elearning, instructional design, and various technologies in our industry, I also enjoy reading what other people write. If you are an instructional designer then reading someone’s blog post or publication may give you ideas on techniques to use. 5 Instructional Design Articles You Should Read. instructional design

Where I Get Blog Post Ideas

Experiencing eLearning

When I talk to people about starting a blog, they often state they don’t have anything to write about. They ask how I come up with ideas, especially when I’ve been blogging so long. As I approach my ninth anniversary of starting this blog, I feel like I have more to write about than I did after one year. by Cristian Carrara Filed under: Blogging.

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Blogging to Build Your Business

Experiencing eLearning

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. I started blogging in December 2006 as a tool for my own professional development. Writing.

4 Tips to Writing eLearning Scripts That Sing

Association eLearning

Wouldn’t you like to write a script with that kind of impact? In a recent article in T+D magazine, author Cammy Bean provides several tips on scriptwriting that really resonate with me. According to Bean, the first tip to writing a great eLearning script is to write like a human. First, when you’re writing, remember “Frank” – the human not the “learner.” Awkward.

Getting the bloggers to write

Learning with e's

One of the perennial problems teachers face, especially in early years education, is trying to get children to write. The main problem is that children are expected to write in a vacuum, for an audience of one (the teacher). But several schools are beginning to address this 'won't write' problem by making it entertaining and productive through the use of social media.

I blog and I understand

Learning with e's

I blog and I understand. Confucius (almost) Sometime in the next day or two, this blog will quietly cross the threshold of 5 million views. When I started blogging around seven or eight years ago, I set out to share my thoughts with a small community of my own colleagues and friends. So, a big thank you to all those of you who continue to read and support this blog.

Balancing Personal and Organizational Blogging

David Kelly

I’ve been blogging for a number of years now. I love writing, and enjoy the learning that takes place through the reflective practice. In addition to my personal blog, I’ve also written for other magazines and periodicals over the years, including the eLearning Guild Blog, TWIST. Three Types of Writing. Personal Blogging : This is my soapbox.

Writing & Grammar: Comparisons and Pronouns. The Results

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Hint: a past article on our blog might give some insight.]. She is a publishing professional with more than 20 years of experience in writing, editing and desktop publishing. Writing & Grammarby Jennie Ruby. Results are in for last week's question about the meaning of this sentence: My boyfriend loves soccer more than me. The choices were A and B: My boyfriend loves soccer more than I do. My boyfriend loves soccer more than he loves me. By a large margin, you readers said it means B. Literally, in print, that is the official meaning.

The Most Popular Blog Posts for 2016

Litmos

It's the end of the year and, in case you've missed the most popular blog posts throughout 2016, I've compiled the top 5 for you here. The act of reflection is a major learning theme for me this year and reviewing the year's blog posts is a great reflection exercise. There is a lot involved including timing, title choice, writing style, and many others. Articles

Top 10 Reasons to Write a Blog Post Debunking the Learning Styles Myth

Will at Work Learning

The following represent the Top 10 Reasons to Write a Blog Post Debunking the Learning Styles Myth: 10. Several scientific review articles have been published showing that using learning styles to design learning produces no appreciable benefits. There are already great videos debunking the learning-styles myth ( Tesia Marshik , Daniel Willingham ), so you're better off spreading the word through your own blog network; through Twitter, Hangouts, and LinkedIn; and with your colleagues at work. See The Debunker Club resource page on learning styles. Do what is right!

5 Great Serious Games and Gamification Blogs to Follow

Knowledge Guru

So in line with that mission, we’d like to recommend 5 great blogs about serious games and gamification (besides our own of course). We’ll start with the blog that will keep you in the know. The other major reason we’re including this blog is their affiliation with GSummit, one of the biggest conferences for learning about gamification. Gamification Co.

#Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Blog Book Tour Recap

Kapp Notes

The blog book tour for The Gamification of Learning and Instruction has come to an end. There were other unscheduled stops, including an article in Mashable, Forbes and an upcoming piece in Delta’s Sky Magazine are all a result of interest the tour generated. The sentiments are the same ones outlined in a few articles related to the tour. THANK YOU! THANKS TO EVERYONE. Karl M.

Our Favorite Game Design Blogs

Upside Learning

The other is to look at other’s experiences, and there are many who’ve documented their game design experiences in various blogs. Philomath Games – A constantly updated blog that includes posts that discuss a variety of game design and development issues. Costik – An old blog that ran out of steam, but still contains fascinating posts on games.

How to Start a Classroom Blog in One Afternoon

DigitalChalk eLearning

In the 21st century, it seems like every educator has a blog. Whether you teach in a traditional, blended or flipped classroom, a classroom blog can be used to improve student engagement, increase communication and more. However, with an already full plate, it may seem like you’ll never have time to get a blog set up. 15 Minutes: Research and Find a Blogging Platform.

Writing & Curriculum Development: The Introductory Narrative, Signaling the Audience

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Or in the first paragraph of any article or blog entry. Or you might need to write a course description to help potential learners identify the correct training for them. Kevin Siegel and Jennie Ruby,   Writing for Curriculum Development 3.0 , 2014, IconLogic. Do you need to learn how to  write eLearning scripts ? Curriculum Development Documentation Writing & Grammarby Jennie Ruby  "In this course you will learn the functionality of [insert topic you've never heard of]. It doesn't have to be that way. Reference.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. eLearn magazine: Feature Article Ten Web 2.0 eLearn: Opinions Good short article on characteristics of 2.0 Is the Future of Education (Techlearning blog) 11. We Learning, Part II Second part of an interesting article - We Learning: Social Software and E-Learning, Part II. E-Performance Essentials: ELearning and Social Software An interesting article - Early e-learning traded technology for human interaction. eLearn: Feature Article E-learning 2.0 just reached 100. Web 2.0

35+ ID & Elearning Blogs

Experiencing eLearning

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. If you don’t want to subscribe to all these blogs individually, check out eLearning Learning. This is my favorite blog aggregator in the field. He also writes about curation and e-learning in general.

Yesterday's blog post

Learning with e's

But it is probably still true that you are only as good as your last journal article, book, or conference presentation. But are you as good as your last blog? Does yesterday's blog post still hold currency or must you continually press forward to write better, to expand on your ideas and elaborate your understanding of your subject? Blogging is different.

Creating Great Forms, Lip-Synching for Animation, and Writing Attention-Grabbing Intros: This Week on #BLPLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

We’ll take the best articles shared by our Learning Services, Multimedia, and Product Development teams in their weekly meetings and include them in the weekly #BLPLearn blog. We’ll usually include some commentary from the original team member who found the article, too. Our goal is to make the weekly #BLPLearn blog a dependable source for quality, curated L&D content.

Blimey, it's #blimage!

Learning with e's

I'm always looking for new ideas to promote blogging for teachers. For me and countless others, blogging is a very important part of professional practice, and I have written extensively about its benefits for teachers in articles such as 7 reasons teachers should blo g and The truth about blogging. Yes, we are now in the age of blim!) See what you can make of it!

The 4 pillars of blogging

E-Learning Provocateur

I have been blogging for some time now, and I can honestly say that it’s been a growth journey. I started blogging primarily for myself – essentially to organise and articulate the thoughts in my own head. Recently, a few people have been asking me for blogging advice, mainly around getting started. This got me thinking… What are my guiding principles for blogging?

How To Create a Course Using a Blog

LearnDash

If you have a blog, then you know how much work is required to continually write useful articles. It takes a great degree of dedication to run a blog properly, which is why many people avoid it altogether. One reason people become demoralized with blogs is because they feel that the initial value of their articles is lost shortly after it is released.

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

Kapp Notes

The first week of the blog book tour has ended and it has been a fantastic week with informative blog posts, information and opinions about gamification and even a bit of controversy. I admit my error and will make the whitepaper available freely to anyone (of course I have to write it first—it will be available end of May). Week One Recap. In Defense of the Term Gamification.

Blogging the Mobile Learning Revolution as it Happens [#mLearning]

mLearning Revolution

From everything I’m doing and Blogging about, there are certain topics that I’m clearly more passionate about. I don’t know about you, but I want to be an integral part of this revolution as it happens, and so today, I would like to share some new things I am doing as I ‘ Blog the Mobile Learning Revolution ’ in real time. 1) I’m officially changing the title of this Blog from Trends in eLearning and mLearning to The Mobile Learning Revolution Blog. 2) I’m also launching a new Facebook page for my blog HERE. What can you do now? I hope you join me.

Business Writing: Jargon Phrases to Avoid

Your Training Edge

I’m talking about business writing because business doesn’t only involve gentlemen working in the same companies. It’s one of the most popular phrases used in business writing. This phrase is popular in a specific kind of business writing – resumes. All in all, make yourself clear when writing for business. But you’re forgetting one thing: everything changes in writing.

eLearning: Become a Pedagogical Agent

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

The  IconLogic Blog  has a whole series of articles on how to do this:   Green Screen Part I. Here is one article to get you started:  Using Bitstrips Characters. Join me for an  afternoon mini course on writing voiceovers  to find out. Adobe Captivate Adobe Presenter Adobe Presenter Video Express Adobe''s Technical Communication Suite Articulate Storyline Camtasia Captivate e-learning eLearning mLearning TCS5 TechComm Technical Communications Technical Writing Technology training UA User Assistance User Experience

The troubles of RFI writing and how to overcome them

eFront

Working out what to write about and how to articulate this in a professional and succinct way also provides some challenges. Only start to write once you have discovered what it is exactly that you will be writing about. The post The troubles of RFI writing and how to overcome them appeared first on eFront Blog. This is a fine balance and requires practice.

5 Steps to Create Killer Blog Post Titles

OpenSesame

The creation of the aforementioned social media sites and the popularity of business blogs suggests that the marketplace is rapidly adapting to these changes in attention spans. They might be the most fundamental aspect of a blog post, but they are also one of the most pivotal and challenging steps to securing traffic on your website. Bad blog post titles can send a potential reader away faster than you can say “elearning”, while original, attention-grabbing titles can keep them following blog post links on your site for hours. One word: titles. Step Two: Brainstorm.

Writing & Grammar: Pardon the Interruption

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

The blog even after the extensive upgrade we purchased last quarter was still slow to load on mobile devices. If you love Jennie's grammar articles, you'll love her classes. Writing & Grammar by Jennie Ruby    You can interrupt a sentence four different ways--with dashes, parentheses, commas, or no punctuation at all. Dashes actually emphasize the interruption, like this: One of the best things about the previous two versions--the versions before the company was taken over by XYX, Inc.--was was the user interface. Challenge.

Writing & Grammar: Answers to Interruptions

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

The blog--even after the extensive upgrade we purchased last quarter-- was still slow to load on mobile devices.  If you love Jennie's grammar articles, you'll love her classes. Writing & Grammar by Jennie Ruby    Answers to  my interruptions challenge  are brought to you by me. I found that there was no consensus on number 2, that many people wanted to put parentheses in number 3, that many people just wanted to rewrite number 5, but that everyone agreed that on number 6,  (see Appendix B)  belonged inside parentheses.

“It’s Like Writing a Play:” Make Screencasts Painless with Storyboards, Scripts

Visual Lounge

Before starting any video, we write down exactly what we want the viewer to take away from the video,” said John. It’s a lot like writing a play.”. Their process is simple: Write down what you want to communicate with your video. Write an audio script to guide viewers through the information. Screencasting is daunting—it’s no secret. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/21/2010 The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs After a long research, I have created a list of the most updated and popular e-learning blogs regarding e-learning. > If you believe that an e-Learning blog worths to be included in this list please write a comment with a link to the blog. Multimedia Learning by David Anderson The blog focuses on e-Learning design and development. Hi everybody, thank you for blog links.

The Art of Business Writing

Your Training Edge

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of business writing? On a daily basis, you might text a client, write an advertisement, or write an online post for your website or blog. When you’re writing, choosing the right words, message, and tone can be difficult. Are you writing to one specific person? Write a compelling call to action.

How to Write the Perfect Guest Post for OpenSesame

OpenSesame

So you want to write a dynamic, beautiful, and absolutely fascinating guest post for OpenSesame? As a blog ranked in the top 25 elearning blogs , we receive many guest post pitches about a huge assortment of interesting topics and ideas. At the same time, we also want to ensure our blog continues to be a cornerstone of the elearning community containing only the most engaging, informative, and exciting content for our readers. Posts on our blog MUST be original content not published elsewhere on the web. You’re not alone. Step 1: Understanding the Basics.