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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. have a long list of blog topics to help me when I’m in a rut. Reading: I write about things I’m reading and learning about. Blogging inspiration writing

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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.

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. started blogging in December 2006 as a tool for my own professional development. Blogging Platforms.

Top 7 Custom eLearning Articles on our Blog in 2013

Bottom-Line Performance

Regular readers know we strive to make this blog a hub for corporate learning professionals. To me, the seven top articles from the past year are really a checklist of what’s important and pressing to learning professionals. You’ll notice that games and gamification are mysteriously  not on this list of articles. We simply had too much content for one blog!

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]. The introductory narrative should do five things.

Top 10 Must Read eLearning Blogs #edtech

Dont Waste Your Time

eLearning Industry have produced a list of ‘top 10′ must-read blogs for you – Top 10 Must Read eLearning Blogs  - and yours truly has made it to the bottom of the highly respectable list along with friends Ryan Tracey, Jane Hart, Jane Bozarth, Cathy Moore, etc. Learning 24/7 Blog. He writes the E-Learning 24/7 blog that is read in 133 countries.

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.

Learning Resolutions: Read, Write, Draw

OpenSesame

For instance I might be sifting through email newsletters and come across an article that interests me. While reading the article a related book is mentioned and referenced. Write more – I like to write. In fact, I have hundreds of articles, blog posts, and short stories that I’ve started. Writing Plan: Similar to reading, I need a fixed time to write.

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. I’m listing (in no particular order) some of the ones we follow at Upside, perhaps you’ll find some good reading. Game Design Blog – Another frequently updated blog that contains a wealth of information about game design and development.

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 Web 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. Performance Essentials: ELearning and Social Software An interesting article - Early e-learning traded technology for human interaction. eLearn: Feature Article E-learning 2.0 37. collaboration 8.

Using Gamification to create a Blogging Culture

The Learning Generalist

She’d try to translate ThoughtWorkers’ voices into words and if necessary write their stories for them. Our problems still remained - we had a fantastic oral, storytelling culture, but when it came to writing about our work or experiences, we didn’t think much of what we do. Belief: Every ThoughtWorker has something to write home about. It was then that we had an epiphany.

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. 7. See The Debunker Club resource page on learning styles. 9.

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.

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.

#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. I’d like to thank everyone who participated in the tour. 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. THANK YOU! THANKS TO EVERYONE. Unscheduled Stops. Karl M. Controversy.

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. 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.

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. 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.

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!

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? creative commons ethics blogging

How SharePoint is helping change the way we blog

SharePoint and Assessment

Julie Delazyn is a social media expert and journalist, she has turned the Questionmark blog ( [link] ) into one of the most widely read blogs in assessment. Here are her views on how SharePoint is helping change the way we blog: Social media and social networks have become interlaced with the way we share information as companies, as marketers and even as people. 

How SharePoint is helping change the way we blog

SharePoint and Assessment

Julie Delazyn is a social media expert and journalist, she has turned the Questionmark blog ( [link] ) into one of the most widely read blogs in assessment. Here are her views on how SharePoint is helping change the way we blog: Social media and social networks have become interlaced with the way we share information as companies, as marketers and even as people. 

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. 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.

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.

Is Blogging Really Worth My Time? Throwing Down The Gauntlet (Part 1)

Electronic Papyrus

I’ve had several recent discussions with colleagues about whether one’s blogging actually influences others in meaningful ways. Over the last several years of blogging, I’ve searched for articles or studies that examine blogging from a more rigorous social science perspective and have found very little. For example, does micro-blogging justify inclusion (Twitter, etc.)?

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. The more I blog about different things, the more I realize that every time I talk about mobile, be it through statistics or Trends to watch, or educational apps I try, or even Interviews I do, I always get passionate about the topic. My plan isn’t however to just broadcast my blog posts on Facebook, but rather to use the threaded conversations feature, to share and test thoughts and ideas that are trending for me. What can you do now? hope you join me.

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.

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. 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. ” It is not a universal cure-all.

Top Ten Articles on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Find the most important articles daily at [link]. When I write on my personal blog (which is reasonably popular) an article will get roughly 5,000-10,000 views. Ten important posts on working smarter. Our algorithms highlighted them as the most popular this year. DAWN OF LEARNING. MAY 16, 2014. ‘ . And this is a high-stakes issue. Datasets. he asked. Reflections.

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

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. The week opened with a posting of the tour stops on the Learning Circuit’s Blog and the Kapp Notes blog and then introduced everyone to the Facebook page for the book and then the discussion really ramped up with Jane Bozarth talking about the how the book takes a common sense look at the subject. Or, only write books which tap into intrinsic motivation. Week One Recap. Summary.

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.

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.

IMU Student Blogging Project to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle!

ZaidLearn

"Every blog has a story behind it." - Teenage Advisor THE STORY In late October 2010, Sheba DMani, the coordinator (facilitator) for the ' A Critical and Reflective Response to Media ' (Medical Humanities Selective) course (at IMU ) explored with me the idea of assigning students to work in groups to develop blogs addressing important issues and promoting a healthy lifestyle. ZERO !

“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.

Writing & Grammar: Responses to the Interruptions Challenge

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby    The answers that follow the guidelines set forth in my article from  a few weeks ago  are brought to you by  Geri Moran. The blog--even after the extensive upgrade we purchased last quarter--was still slow to load on mobile devices. think the person who wrote the sentence is expressing outrage, or at least disappointment, that the blog is still slow. If you love Jennie's grammar articles, you'll love her classes. Writing & Grammar It is very tedious, in my opinion, to type on a flat screen.

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. Enjoy! => 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. Learn from the experts! Thanks.