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

I blog and I understand

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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. will continue to write regularly on this blog for as long as I have an audience for my ideas.

The intrinsic and extrinsic value of academic blogging #LTHEchat

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but with help and discussion I settled on blogging, or more specifically academic blogging. “This LTHEchat will be as much about blogging as the process of sharing. Do you blog and if so why do you blog? Are you blogging for yourself or for your professional profile? Conversely, if you don’t blog, why not? John Couperthwaite  (team blog).

#blideo - a new blogging challenge

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As something that started out simply as a bit of fun between a few Twitter friends , the #blimage challenge has been a surprising success. 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. blideo #blimage blogging education learning PLN videoand so on.

New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model

specific support of our ambassadors: Follow @TowardsMaturity @702010pp @corporateelearn and @Docebo on Twitter. blogs/news. 36% use blogs (20%). In-Focus. Report. February 2016 Authored by Charles Jennings, Laura Overton & Dr Genny Dixon. Supported by. www.towardsmaturity.org/in-focus/2016/702010. 70+20+10=100. The Evidence Behind. the Numbers In-Focus: 70+20+10=100. Foreword.

Top 10 Education & Teaching Blogs

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Congratulations to the other 9 entrants to the “ Top 10 UK Education and Teaching Blogs ” alongside my blog Don’t Waste Your Time, at number 8. OUseful.Info, the blog…. The Whiteboard Blog. dougbelshaw.com/blog. eLearning Blog Dont Waste Your Time. ” It is also with pride that I share a place on the list of “ Top 10 UK Education and Teaching Blogs on Twitter ” at number 8. Related posts: Top 10 UK Education and Teaching Blogs. Top 100 eLearning Blogs. Mistakes made in Academic Blogs. Clive on Learning. dannynic.

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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.

You can't ban the blog

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Argyll and Bute's attempts to censor a 9 year old blogging about her school dinners backfired spectacularly when they were forced to very publicly retract their original decision. The gagging order was imposed on Martha Payne, a primary school girl who attends Lochgilphead Primary School, because she took pictures of her school dinners and then rated them out of 10 on her blog.

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.

How Twitter can be used for informal personal learning?

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I joined Twitter in January 2008 and in the last 6 years, 4 months, and 7 days since my first tweet I have made or posted nearly 33,000 tweets! As I highlighted in my post from last year I have found Twitter the single most important source of information, events, research, back-channel, inspiration, and motivation I have even come across. Twitter, updated. SB: Thank you.

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.  Leaders Yeah, right. Terrifying!

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. The Twitter hashtag for the tour is #gamiLI.

Twitter in the classroom

Learning with e's

Today I had an interesting exchange of views on Twitter. about Twitter. mentioned that I strongly encourage the use of Twitter in my classes. Secondly, students are going to use Twitter and other media anyway, regardless. During the lectures, I encourage students to interact with each other and the speakers by using Twitter as a backchannel. Unported License.

Learning Rebels and the ASTD (ATD) Guest Blog: Learning through Sharing

Learning Rebels

Good question- I was noticing in my twitter feed a lot of new twitter users with profiles that identify them as Learning Professionals, I remember being new once upon a time and I thought I’d lend a hand and reach out. Your challenge today , find a newby in your twitter stream, send a direct message asking if they need twitter guidance…help them to fish. The post Learning Rebels and the ASTD (ATD) Guest Blog: Learning through Sharing appeared first on Learning Rebels. Learning through sharing. Lately I’ve been on a bit of a sharing kick.

3 things you should know about blogging

Learning with e's

One of the best ways to do this is through blogging - sharing your thoughts, ideas, best practice, and so on, using a public online platform. Following on from various blog posts such as 7 reasons teachers should blog , and a recent video I produced called 3 things you should know about Twitter , here is another short video. And then get blogging!

Yesterday's blog post

Learning with e's

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? But some old ideas are fine, and the great thing about academic blogging is that the more you write, the greater will be the repository of content you have written.

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. The Twitter hashtag for the tour is #gamiLI.

Gamification Blog Book Tour Underway!

The Learning Circuits

The blog book tour has started as ASTD and I kick-off 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. Leave a comment on this posting linking to your blog and it will "officially" become part of the tour. April 16: Learning Circuits Blog.

Top Educators in Malaysia on Twitter!

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Using Twitter , too? Account created using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+ login. Add your Twitter ID URL Click ''Enter link'', add URL and then Click ''Go!''. It will then automatically add your picture and Twitter data, which you can update again if needed. You will not be added to the (moderated) list until you have a Twitter ID. WHY TWITTER?

Those who are about to blog.

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If you are considering taking up blogging this year, and wondering what it might involve, I would be happy to offer you a few tips from my own experience. have been blogging for just over 5 years and during that time have learnt a few things. Blogging can be a thoroughly absorbing activity, which ultimately will pay you back as much as you invest in it, and also some interest.

100 Twitter accounts for Philomaths (Lovers of Learning)

Jane Hart

Here are 100 Twitter feeds to follow for philomaths, the curious and those who would like to improve their general knowledge – from both institutions and individuals – some with a twist and many that will bring you a daily dose of learning! Listed in alphabetical order, you probably won’t want to follow them ALL – but if you do, here is my ForPhilomaths Twitter list.

Re-evaluating Evaluation | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Re-evaluating Evaluation by Barbara on March 16, 2011 in Project Management/Project Delivery For years, I have dutifully included a description of Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Learning Evaluation in every proposal for every company I have worked with.  Blog this! But it wasn’t.

Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs

Experiencing eLearning

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. The Usable Learning Blog is written by instructional design consultant Julie Dirksen.

The One Stop Learning Blog

ZaidLearn

This blog is my expression, my way of sharing my passion on the issue of teaching and learning, lifelong learning and education in general. This blog by Prof. Interestingly, we met during a workshop (National E-Learning Road Map) late last year (2010), and have since communicated through Twitter and e-mail, but ironically I didn't really discover his juicy blog until today.

Twitter can Support and Enhance the Impact of Instructor-led Learning: 3 Popular Ways

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Twitter is a micro-blogging platform for sharing different types of media files along with short and concise text, which can contribute to interaction in the classroom and improve the quality of knowledge imparted. Pedagogical Usage: Since there is a word limit of 140 on the messages sent on Twitter, it is important to summarize and share short learning nuggets. Learning

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

In a recent conversation, I was asked what I thought about twitter as a learning tool. But I also think that there’s a lot more help now around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool. subQuark , June 14, 2009 Twitter Collaboration Stories eLearning Technology. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs Over the course of the past few years I’ve moved from saying “I don’t get it” – to feeling like it’s a good addition to my Learning Tool Set. Now What?

The New TechSmith Blog!

Visual Lounge

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.

Learning in 3D Week 4 Stops for Blog Book Tour

Kapp Notes

Here are the great stops for week 4 of the blog book tour. Also, follow the tour on Twitter with hashtag #lrn3d. Tour Stops Day Sixteen 02/01/10 Gordon Snyder's blog Information & Communications Technology Blog Day Seventeen 02/02/10 Koreen Olbrich's Learning in Tandem Day Eighteen 02/03/10 Bart Pursel at Virtual Learning Worlds. Day Nineteen 02/04/10 Clive Shepherd(already posted due to a vacation) Learning in 3D: a stop on the world blog book tour Day Twenty 02/05/10 Tom Werner who has a Brandon Hall Research blog.

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.

Where would I be without Twitter?

Dont Waste Your Time

And some are just banal observations for no other reason than Twitter was available and somewhere I can put a random thought, observation, rant, or other piece of useless information. . Been on Twitter longer than 99.5% of all Twitter users, but only 64% of the time since Twitter first launched. But what has Twitter done for me? Twitter in Education.

In the beginning was the blog

Learning and Working on the Web

Chris Brogan, co-author of Trust Agents , has a number of insights on blogging and engaging online. have been blogging here for eight years and before that experimented with a few other blogs. thought I’d compare my experience with Brogan’s recent 21 point  primer for blogging. For me, this blog is a central part of my online sense-making.

Evaluating Facebook and Twitter for e-Learning

eFront

Facebook and Twitter. YouTube for example, which started as a repository of mostly music videos, cat clips and “video blogs”, has turned into an excellent educational resource, teaching hundreds of millions of people lessons in cooking mousaka, playing the flute and everything in between. Specifically, are they any good for e-learning? That’s all for now.

Reading: “Experience of developing Twitter-based communities of practice in higher education”

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Experience of developing Twitter-based communities of practice in higher education. The academic had the role of digital steward in a university and attempted to use microblogging (Twitter) to increase professional contacts within the framework of a community of practice. Lewis, B. and Rush, D. In  Research in Learning Technology 2013, 21 : 18598 – [link].

Presentation: Twitter in Education

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Twitter in Education Twitter Blogging eLearning Social Network University 2.0 Web 2.0

Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

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will increasingly have a role in all facets of modern business, and particularly modern business learning.  If you’re not using Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, wikis, etc., Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Trackbacks/Pingbacks Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social Learning Blog - May 5, 2011 [.] Download the whitepaper » Blog this!

Presentation: “Twitter in Education, what next?”

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presentation ‘ Twitter in Education &# this one looks into the uses of Twitter, rather than the tool. Twitter in Education: what next? Social Media for Working & Learning: Twitter in the classroom, 10 useful resources. Mashable: How Twitter in the Classroom is Boosting Student Engagement. Emerging Ed Tech: 6 Examples of Using Twitter in the Classroom.

12 ways teachers are using social media in the classroom

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Write blog posts about what students are learning. Create Twitter accounts for a special interest projects. Social Network Blog Blogging Digital Learning Distance Learning EdTech eLearning Facebook Learning Objects Learning Technologist Learning Technology mLearning Mobile Learning Social Learning Social Media Technology Tweet Twitter

Why my blog post titles have #hashtags in them, like #UKedtech

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I have changed how I write and title my blog posts recently. Those of you who have followed me for a while on Twitter, Facebook, or just on my blog (thank you for subscribing) will know that I used to write the post, put a Twitter hashtag in the title, publish the post then change the title so it read properly afterwards. So, while it may not ‘look’ nice on the blog, the funny #hashtag in the title has it’s purpose. Related posts: WordPress Plugin #15: Blackbird Pie (WordPress and Twitter). Blogging Twitter FacebookSorry!