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. I started blogging in December 2006 as a tool for my own professional development. Mistakes I Made.
10 Learning Design Blogs to Draw Inspiration From
JANUARY 12, 2016
When searching on Google for "Learning Design Blogs" , a staggering amount of more than 117,000,000 search results appear. With this overwhelming amount of information, it can be very hard to determine which blogs are credible and a valuable use of time to read. e-Learning Thought Leaders e-Learning Blogs Learning Design Blogs
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. Instructional Uses of Google Apps. Wikis and Blogs and Tags: Oh Why? These posts go back to 2007, so some of the content and references are dated.
Our Top 10 Training & Development Blog Posts from 2015
DECEMBER 8, 2015
There are adult learning and instructional design blogs galore that sing the praises of the “next big thing” in the training and development space… whatever it happens to be on a given day. We strive to do more with our Bottom-Line Performance and Knowledge Guru blogs. From the Bottom-Line Performance Blog. From the Knowledge Guru Blog. Trends! Tools!
How To Create a Course Using a Blog
MARCH 12, 2015
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. What’s the catch?
eLearning: Google Gets Into Online Learning with "Power Searching with Google" Course
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JULY 10, 2012
by AJ George I have recently written about how to use Google to search for eLearning images you can actually use and how to search specific websites using Boolean operators in Google search queries. Those Those skills, however, are just the tip of the Google search iceberg. Starting today (July 10), you can take a free virtual course called "Power Searching with Google" straight from the folks at Google. The virtual course will be spread over two weeks and consist of six 50-minute interactive lessons.
Google Ditches Course Builder, Turns to edX
OCTOBER 2, 2013
Not too long ago, I did a short review of the Google MOOC building platform , Course Builder. The verdict of that review essentially stating that Google has made an “okay” start, but the program could stand a bit of a face-lift. Well, rather than a face-lift, it appears that the Google have decided to scrap the project altogether and head in another direction.
9 Google Search Hacks to Make eLearning Development A Whole Lot Easier
JANUARY 28, 2015
The answer to almost all your eLearning questions are in Google, but you need to know how to find them. This post will go over how to find the eLearning problems with Google search. After researching this topic, I found that no matter how much you think you know about Google, you don’t know anything about Google. 3 Ask Google to Search a Specific Author.
Unlocked: The OpenSesame Blog's Greatest Hits of 2014
DECEMBER 8, 2014
We’ve grown our blog significantly in 2014, with this being the first full year of our commitment to posting five times per week! Each week, I send out a weekly blog summary to our team to make sure everyone here at OpenSesame keeps up with what we’re doing in the world of blogging and marketing. Head to Head: INFOGRAPHIC: Microsoft Word vs Google Docs vs LibreOffice.
FEBRUARY 14, 2013
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The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs
NOVEMBER 21, 2010
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 New TechSmith Blog!
JULY 8, 2014
If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you may have noticed our new fresh coat of paint we’ve put on the blog. If you’re not keen to click on the section links at the top of the blog (4), you can now just keep scrolling and get the newest items in each section. These are just two ways to navigate the blog though. Share away on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, email, and more. And, if you haven’t already, we highly suggest subscribing to the blog and never miss another post. The blog is now responsive and will adjust to your reading experience.
Snagit for Google Chrome Keeps on GIF’ing
JULY 23, 2014
We were GIFen no clues and it’s still a little bit of a secret but the wonderful Kelly Rush , Product Owner of TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome , has asked me to GIF some ideas on the feature. What also happens is that the freshly cooked GIF is automatically saved to the TechSmith folder on Google Drive. Snagit with Google Docs. Snagit with Google Sheets.
TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome – Keep Scrollin’
JULY 29, 2014
Sometimes when using the Google Chrome browser, there are certain pages that won’t allow us to open the control panel when you click the extension. Finally, a feature that many of you won’t actually see, but something that we think will help users that are new both to Snagit for Google Chrome, and to the world of Google Apps in general. Region Select Confirmation.
Snagit for Google Chrome: Extension workflow update, animated GIF production
JUNE 26, 2014
With our last major update , we debuted video screen recording in Snagit for Google Chrome. We’ve been noticing GIF screencasts gaining in popularity on social websites like Twitter and Google+, as well as on blog posts and websites. The post Snagit for Google Chrome: Extension workflow update, animated GIF production appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.
TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome™ Beta Available Now!
NOVEMBER 7, 2013
*Video from the Live Google+ Hangout on Air will be posted here later today. We are excited for the upcoming release of TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome™! Join us today for our Live Google+ Hangout on Air at 4:00 pm EST. Talk with Troy Stein — Education Solutions Specialist, Kelly Rush — Product Marketing Manager, and Brian Bennett — Customer Solutions Engineer.
Google Steps into the 3D Universe
JULY 10, 2008
Creating an Avatar in Google's Lively. Ok, so Google did create Google 3D Earth with some pretty cool 3D features as a venture into 3D worlds but now they are jumping in with both feet and offering (for free) a product called Lively. And thanks to Andy S.
Recording Skype and Google Hangout Video Calls
SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
With technology like Skype and Google Hangouts though, I don’t have to. Capturing Skype, Google Hangout, or any digital video communication can be a useful way to interview and capture the knowledge of subject matter experts. First, recording video and running programs like Google Hangouts and Skype need lots of computer processing power. Before you Record: Machine Preparation.
Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010
DECEMBER 26, 2010
News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/26/2010 Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010 Getting new ideas and tips concerning e-Learning is important to me. Based on my favorite e-Learning blogs I created the following list with my Top 10 e-Learning blog posts for 2010. > Which is your favorite e-Learning blog post for 2010? Hi Susan, Your blog ([link] is a great resource for the eLearning community. The following list is in chronological order. Enjoy! =>
Coming Soon to a Chrome Browser Near You… (Hint: It Involves Snagit for Google Chrome)
FEBRUARY 20, 2014
TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome: 3, 2, 1, ACTION! The Snagit for Google Chrome team has been working hard to capture the next frontier in the Chrome OS and browser. Until then… The Snagit for Google Chrome Team. Not a Snagit for Google Chrome user yet? News & Events Google Hangout snagit for chrome techsmith snagit for chrome It’s free!
Infographic: How Google has changed what it means to do research
FEBRUARY 9, 2014
With almost 30 percent of the human population, or 2 billion people, using the internet; and 94 percent of US students equating research with using Google or other search engines, it comes as no surprise that 75 percent of students use Wikipedia and online encyclopedias for research. 1997: Google released. 1997: First weblog (blog) is attributed to Jorn Barger’s Robot Wisdom Web site.
Integrate Your E-Learning with Google Docs
APRIL 25, 2010
In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to embed a survey created in Google Docs into a Lectora project. You can learn how to create a Google Survey in Google Docs Help section (creating forms from spreadsheets) or simply search for "How to create a Google Survey". Get the embed code from Google Docs. You now have integrated Lectora with Google Docs.
Set Up Google+ Authorship and Get Visible!
APRIL 20, 2014
The short answer to that is yes, there are many things, but for today let’s focus on a quick way to help make your course stand out even more in Google. Allow me to introduce you to Google+ Authorship! Chances are good you have seen certain websites in Google appearing with a little headshot next to it like this blog post from our own Katie Hurst. Need help? Contact us!
Top 10 Reasons to Write a Blog Post Debunking the Learning Styles Myth
Will at Work Learning
JUNE 2, 2015
The following represent the Top 10 Reasons to Write a Blog Post Debunking the Learning Styles Myth: 10. 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. The learning styles myth is so pervasive that the first 17 search topics on Google (as of June 1, 2015) continue to encourage the learning styles idea -- even though it is harmful to learners and wasteful as a learning method.
5 Employee Training Lessons I Learned From Google News
WalkMe Training Station
DECEMBER 12, 2016
Inspired by a Google News search for “training” (that came up with absolutely zero results in the first several pages related to employee software adoption) in this article, I zoom out and take a look at what is happening in the news and what we can learn from the many aspects of training in other industries. But training is a much larger concept than what I deal with in my day-to-day.
Laine Amoureux Tackles Google Apps Accessibility
APRIL 2, 2015
Google Apps Accessibility. In 2014, Google launched improvements to Gmail, Drive, and Docs that made them more accessible to users. Since Google web apps are a large part of the digital ecosystem and business infrastructure, it’s vital that these technologies are accessible to everyone. The post Laine Amoureux Tackles Google Apps Accessibility appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.
#TK11 Keynote: Google’s Karen Wickre and Ann Farmer
FEBRUARY 3, 2011
These are my live blogged notes from Thursday’s keynote at ASTD TK11 with Karen Wickre (Global Communications Team) and Ann Farmer from Google. Social Media @ Google Part 1: How Google manages external communicates to make news and info about google findable to the outside world Part 2: Internal communication and discovery Part 1: How Google communicates publicly: Don’t do traditional press releases 150+blogs!, 100 Twitter accts, 20 FB pages…this is all for Google corporate info (how tos product news, etc.) snappy or straightforward?,
Google+ Learning Community
NOVEMBER 22, 2013
Join us in the Learning in Organizations Community on Google+. Blogging Learning Community Miscellaneous We have 977 members and an occasional worthy idea. Sign up today (we’ll take anybody with minimal keyboard skills) and you might be member #1000.
This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft’s Nightmare, Training at Facebook and Google Shortens Attention Spans
DECEMBER 6, 2012
Nicholas Carr wrote a terrific piece in The Atlantic back in 2008 (an eternity in internet time) asking if Google was making us stupid. He noted his own struggles focusing on reading books and lengthy articles in favor of skimming headlines and scanning blog posts for key points. The Atlantic: Is Google Making Us Stupid? image: softbinator.ro). Image: Steveearley.wordpress.com.
Host Student Websites with Google Drive
AUGUST 7, 2013
A little detail about Google is that you can now host web pages using folders in your Google Drive account. In other words, if your school or district has Google Apps for Education, every student now has file management and website publishing capabilities. Host with Google Drive. The post Host Student Websites with Google Drive appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.
OCTOBER 14, 2008
for Learning Professionals Free Online Course (you can jump in at any time) is all about Blogs for Learning. Interestingly, when I prepared the notes for this week, I was able to leverage what the course members had produced during the previous week on Social Bookmarks : [link] [link] [link] You can read in the link Blogs for Learning about my perspective on using Blogs for Learning and Networking. And one of the course members raised a really interesting question in the Forum around blogging strategies: Matthew, how has blogging changed the way you think?
Going native! eFrontPro for Android lands on Google Play Store
JANUARY 19, 2017
Well, that and a great app, which has officially been released and is now available on Google play for free ! eFrontPro for Android lands on Google Play Store appeared first on eFront Blog. The eFrontPro origin mythology is a deep and interesting one. We’d love to tell that, but alas, we have newer tales to weave. Introducing The eFrontPro Android App. Conclusion.
Why you need to take a Google Analytics approach to measuring learning
FEBRUARY 26, 2014
Post Type: Blog post. Did you know that, according to Bersin, less than half of the L&D organizations they survey feel they are perceived by their stakeholder leadership as a strategic business partner? read more. Learning & Development
What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Google in the Classroom
DECEMBER 18, 2014
Google just might change the way you teach—in a good way. After making a full Google Docs integration this year in my history classroom, I will never go back,” wrote Nate Green, an educator and blogger with edSocialMedia.com. Here’s what you need to know about using Google in the classroom. Students can see homework in the stream and create and edit it within Google docs. These are just a few of the most valuable features every teacher needs to know about Google Classroom. If Google Classroom seems overwhelming, don’t worry. Google Earth.