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Why I blog

E-Learning Provocateur

I’ve been blogging for several years now, and a question that continually pops up is why do I do it? I blog primarily for myself. The tag line of my blog is provoking deeper thinking. Comments are the lifeblood of blogging. blogging blog blogger comments e-learning purpose why writing My answer has remained consistent over time.

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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I'm blogging this

Learning with e's

As you might expect, I encourage my students to blog regularly to support their learning. I have written extensively on the benefits of academic blogging , but perhaps the two most important positive outcomes are personal reflection and public dialogue. Some of my current group of education students are particularly active in blogging. Emily Brannigan What is Learning?

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. Mistakes I Made.

8 Years of Blogging

Experiencing eLearning

I missed my anniversary by a few days, but I’ve now been blogging for 8 years. Image Credit: Graphic Stock Filed under: Blogging , Lifelong Learning My first post on 12/26/06 explained that I was creating a graduate course on social media for teachers and felt I should “practice what I preach.” Some statistics: Total number of posts: 920. Total views: > 877,000.

121 Blogs About Learning

KnowledgeStar

Corporate Learning Education elearning instructional design Learning Learning Blogs Learning TechnologyHere’s my daily reading list from which I pick and chose every day. The represent the best minds in the area of learning and learning technology. Enjoy! Aaron Silvers Adventures in Corporate Education aLearning Allison Rossett Assets B Online Learning Blogger in Middle-earth Bottom-Line Performance Bozarthzone brave new org Brian Dusablon Challenge to Learn Clark [.].

My History of Live Blogged Notes

Experiencing eLearning

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. Wikis and Blogs and Tags: Oh Why? That helps me remember what I attended and what I learned, and it lets me share that knowledge with others. World. Research.

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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.

Top 13 LMS (and Learning Technology) Blogs

Upside Learning

To keep up with the happenings, trends, innovations, and other information on LMS and to ensure our teams at Upside involved in core LMS development, client implementations, client support and Innovation team are in tune with the industry we follow a host of blogs that focus specifically on LMS, learning technology, and related topics. E-Learning 24/7 Blog. eLearning Technology.

Blogging with Freire

Learning with e's

So Freire didn't actually live to see the power and potential of social media, or the impact blogging would have on education. But what would he have said about blogs if he had been witness to the participatory web in all its present glory? In a blogging context, it is easy to be offended when an adverse comment is received on your blog. 6) Use blogging as reflection.

Blogging as literacy

Learning with e's

My view is that in the social media universe, blogging is potentially the most powerful tool. Time and again, blogging is proving its worth in education and training, with countless learners discovering that sharing their ideas, sharing content and discussion ideas worldwide has a whole range of benefits. Unported License. Based on a work at steve-wheeler.blogspot.com.

Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

When you need solid advice about learning strategy and technology, which blogs come to mind? If you’ve been ignoring LMS vendor blogs, it’s time to take a closer look. And I’m increasingly impressed by the quality of content in some LMS blogs. The Totara blog is one reason why. Are any LMS vendors on that list? I’m not an LMS vendor.

Seven reasons teachers should blog

Learning with e's

F rom personal experience blogging is one of the most beneficial professional development activities I have ever engaged with. I learn more from blogging than I do from almost any other activity I participate in. Here are 7 good reasons why teachers should blog: 1) Blogging causes you to reflect. 2) Blogging can crystalise your thinking. Blogging is immediate.

I blog therefore I'm spammed

Learning with e's

Some of the spam comments posted to my blog are amusing. I'm glad I decided to moderate all comments so they don't just automatically appear on my blog. Other spam comments from Anonymous offer fake flattery in the hope that you think they are commenting positively on your blog post. blogging comments spam TechnologyOthers are simply baffling. yeah, right.

#blideo - a new blogging challenge

Learning with e's

The challenge was simple - you shared an image with a friend (or three) and challenged them to write a short, learning related blog about it. blimage = blog + image. Some have returned to blogging after a long time away, and others have been encouraged to blog for the very first time. Many of the blog posts from the challenge can be found here on the #blimage list.

I think, therefore I blog

Learning with e's

In a recent blog post, I gave seven reasons why teachers should blog. It was subsequently expanded to 10 good reasons by the contributions from readers - which is actually an eleventh reason why teachers should blog - you get back such great comments, suggestions, arguments and advice, it would be crazy not to share your content. Want to keep an archive of all your note-taking?

Top 47 eLearning & Workplace Learning Blogs

Upside Learning

We follow a whole lot of blog – most of them focused on the learning, workplace learning, eLearning, and learning technology domain. We have learnt a lot from these blogs and thank all those blog writers for their invaluable insights on various topics. Here is a list of top 47 blogs (in alphabetical order) that Upside Learning team follows. Bersin & Associates : Blogs. eLearning Blog // Don’t Waste Your Time…. eLearning Curve Blog. Informal Learning Blog. Internet Time Blog. T+D Blog. The Bamboo Project Blog.

Learning Game Design: a Blog Series by Sharon Boller

Bottom-Line Performance

In early May we launched our Learning Game Design Blog on the Knowledge Guru website. The blog has become a great source of information for anyone interested in game based learning and gamification—thanks in large part to an incredibly in-depth blog series by Sharon Boller. So if you’re interested in games, you should take some time to check out this blog series.

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Reasons teachers don't blog

Learning with e's

I'm a little overwhelmed by the response to my post yesterday entitled Seven reasons teachers should blog which as I write this, is racing toward 2000 views in just 24 hours. It seems that many teachers are interested in blogging (or edublogging), but for various reasons are not yet in there, getting their hands dirty. But I'm concerned about the reasons teachers don't blog.

10 Top eLearning Blog Posts of 2014

ExpandShare

2014 was a good year for our eLearning blog. Before we get into the list, let me ask that you leave a comment below letting me know what topics you would most like to see featured on the Expand eLearning Blog? Our 10 Most Viewed Blog Posts of 2014. I was curious to dig into the traffic numbers and uncover what posts were the most popular. Why eLearning? Find out in this post.

The truth about blogging

Learning with e's

Anyone who blogs regularly will have discovered several truths. Many people struggle to maintain a regular blog that is consistently good, or at least meaningful. Although you are only as good as your last blog, all your previously blogs are also out there, archived, published for people to read (and for you to revisit, if you wish). But there is a contradiction here.

Training Day Blog: Virtual Surgery

Kapp Notes

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

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.

Blogging about

Learning with e's

The academic world doesn't tend to value blogging as much as it does formally peer-reviewed publications. However, as a growing number of academics, many highly respected by their peers, migrate away from the closed journal system and refuse to dance any longer to the old tune, greater numbers will be publishing not only in open access journals, but also on blogs. Unported License.

Litmos Guest Blog Series

Clark Quinn

As I did with Learnnovators , with Litmos I’ve also done a series of posts , in this case a year’s worth. Unlike the other series, which was focused on deeper eLearning design, they’re not linked thematically and instead cover a wide range of topics that were mutually agreed as being personally interesting and of interest to their argument. So, we have presentations on: Blending learning. Performance Support. mLearning: Part 1 and Part 2. Advanced Instructional Design. Games and Gamification. Courses in the Ecosystem. L&D and the Bigger Picture. Measurement. Collaboration.

Balancing Personal and Organizational Blogging

David Kelly

I’ve been blogging for a number of years now. In addition to my personal blog, I’ve also written for other magazines and periodicals over the years, including the eLearning Guild Blog, TWIST. It’s part of the reason that the posts to my personal blog have been less frequent in the last couple of years. Personal Blogging : This is my soapbox.

121 Blogs About Learning

KnowledgeStar

Learning Education elearning instructional design Corporate Learning Learning Technology Learning BlogsHere’s my daily reading list from which I pick and chose every day. The represent the best minds in the area of learning and learning technology. Enjoy! Aaron Silvers Adventures in Corporate Education aLearning Allison Rossett Assets B Online Learning Blogger in Middle-earth Bottom-Line Performance Bozarthzone brave new org Brian Dusablon Challenge to Learn Clark [.].

About blogging, tunneling visions and knowledge entrepreneurship

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Julie is doing research for the university of Amsterdam (VU) into (micro-)blogging as part of her PdD research about knowledge and power in the development sector. She interviewed 7 professional ICT4D bloggers (used interviews to identify those) and analysed their blogs. For some their blogging activities were controversial within the organisation. Facilitators: we are needed!

The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Underway!

Kapp Notes

We have just started an exciting blog book tour as ASTD and I venture on a 25 stop blog book tour for the ASTD co-published book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Game-based Methods and Strategies for Training and Education. The blog book tour is a virtual tour so you can just follow along stop by stop. April 16: Learning Circuits Blog. Promote Your Page Too.

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. On the Forbes blog, Jeanne Meister ( Future Workplace ) provides examples of companies using games for learning in her article Gamification: Three Ways To Use Gaming For Recruiting, Training, and Health & Wellness. I’d like to thank everyone who participated in the tour. THANK YOU! Karl M.

TOP eLearning and Workplace Learning Blogs

eFront

I did my research and I listed 134 eLearning and workplace Learning Blogs. > If you would like me to include your elearning and/or workplace learning blog in this list please leave a comment. => free elearning resources top workplace blogs top learning blogs tony karrer brandon hall top elearning blogs efront learning blogWe support Free eLearning!

Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

Tom Gram, in the February 17, 2011 post on his Performance X Design blog, says that our training programs are working when we can point to evidence and linkages in performance terms. Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Search the blog Popular Latest Comments Tags Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS? Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Level 1: Reaction.

Embracing Innovation in Learning | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Search the blog Popular Latest Comments Tags Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS? Download the whitepaper » Blog this! This shift in leadership style can be characterized as moving from the “Do as I say&# leader to the “Let’s work together to find the best solution&# leader. Control. Yeah, right. Terrifying!