What did 100 blog posts bring me?
Challenge to Learn
APRIL 7, 2012
When I started my blog in December 2009 I was curious what it would be like to blog and I wanted to improve my English (I’m still working on that). My blog now has an average of almost a 100 views per day. The fact that you have an audience makes a big difference, it turns your blog from a diary into a publication and most important: you get feedback. I use my blog to try out ideas. The first time I used my blog for this purpose was when I became CEO of easygenerator. In 2011 I was asked to contribute to the ASTD’s blog Learning Circuit.
Pearson Shares Its Learning Design Principles by Pamela S. Hogle
Learning Solutions Magazine
FEBRUARY 14, 2017
In a push for transparency, Pearson has published a set of 45 learning design principles under an open license; a company blog says that the company seeks an “extended dialogue” around their use. Design Strategies Instructional Design
eLearningLearning: a one-stop-shop for all things e-learning
Good To Great
MARCH 30, 2011
I’ve been receiving daily emails from eLearningLearning for a couple of years now – regular round-ups of the best e-learning blogs out there, sent straight to my inbox. There’s even more content on the site itself, where you can search based on concepts, tools, companies and so on. P.S. If you do visit the site or sign up for the round-up emails, you may well come across some of my content; as of today, Good To Great is a featured resource on eLearningLearning (and proud to be in such good company!).
Top 5 Reasons No One is Watching Your Video Content
JULY 28, 2015
If this is the case, take some time to tweak the words you are using to describe your video so that anyone outside of your company would understand what it’s about. Share it on all of your social media platforms , post it to your company blog, and include it in an e-mail blast. Featured-Blog engaging video content high quality video content can benefit your company video contentIf you’re wondering why your videos are attracting few views and failing to engage, it’s likely that you’re doing at least one of the following things. Your Video is Hard to Find.
Analysts and Blogging
FEBRUARY 8, 2010
I write an analyst blog and contribute to a group blog for my employer, Brandon Hall Research. The blogs are on the company’s URL. I also have this blog on my own URL here. So it was interesting to read of Forrester Research’s directive to analysts using their own personally branded research blogs: take them down or re-direct them to the Forrester site. Read my analyst blog and you’ll know I am curious, innovative, and ambitious. I’ve spilled my guts on my analyst blog. I disagree with that part. Worse still.
70-20-10 : No longer applicable to online learning – and here’s why
NOVEMBER 11, 2015
They show reports from various research firms, companies and grab info off the internet – “See this verifies that it is still in play. I remember reading an article a couple of years back relating to blogs whereas people can add their own content to the blog (like a company blog) for higher social engagement. I should note that the company (I recall it was a F500), yanked the blog after seeing what was happening. For example with the usage of wikis, they found the same folks who were committed to the blog, supported the wiki.
Introducing WorkLearnMobile– it’s all about mobile
JULY 3, 2013
The very global, San Diego-based company is the leading patent holder on 3G and 4G mobile technologies. On the resource rich site, Geoff Stead, who leads the mobile learning/support effort for the company, blogs about technology implications for learning and performance. Of course, Qualcomm is interested in mobile learning and support. Their self interest delivers benefits to the rest of us. As impetus for more and better mobile learning and performance support, they’ve launched WorkLearnMobile– The Mobile Learning Innovation Network. Cut from the team? Comment.
Why companies should consider the gamification of work
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
Many companies have to deal with high employee turnover rates — and the costs that come along. The problem is that people job-hop now more than companies were used to a few years ago. Keeping these ideas in mind, what can companies do to fight low employee retention rates? Next time, he could try writing a few posts on the company blog for a change. Game over!
Blog scraping at HCI? How would you have handled this?
DECEMBER 18, 2009
Anyway… I followed the link from the alert to HCI and noticed several blog posts (in their entirety) from this very blog. I fired off this via a contact form (and I’m not proud of it…questioned even putting it here): I object to you taking content directly from MY COMPANY blog and placing it on YOUR site. not scrape the entire blog post) and directs you to the authors site to comment. I hate to call them blog scrapers…but read the Wikipedia definition of blog scraping and let me know what you think. Not here. Not pretty.
How your brand affects your learning solution
APRIL 27, 2016
It’s the face you show your customers, the voice you use to address the world and it’s the first thing that comes to mind whenever your company’s name is mentioned. When it’s put like that, you can understand that your company’s brand is a largely unappreciated feature of the environment, like a wall. Your Brand condenses the company’s values. Strong brands spawn ambassadors.
LearnDash Spotlight: Major Spanish University
OCTOBER 28, 2013
His company has implemented LearnDash at the Spanish university UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia). I am enrolled in a variety of tasks in connection with our business, and I enjoy writing on our company blog. We are focused on helping other companies to adapt their processes to the digital era. experience. Tell us about yourself. I have worked on I.T.
Choosing the Best Social Learning Technology for Your Enterprise
FEBRUARY 10, 2014
Maybe you’re looking specifically at mind mapping tools to help employees collaborate, or perhaps instead you’ve identified a company blog as the best way to lead employees to engage in dialogue around a specific topic. . You’re a business owner or HR professional who wants to encourage your employees to learn from one another. apps and websites skyrocket. but not always. Of course!
What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012
OCTOBER 8, 2012
If your organization doesn’t like the idea of using Twitter for company conversations, then the next best thing is to set up some sort of corporate company (Twitter-like) network. Anyone can join up for free using their business email address and if a network for their company already exists, they will join it, if it doesn’t it will automatically be set up. 1 - Twitter.
User-Generated Content is Going to Set Your Digital Learning Apart
DECEMBER 7, 2016
It can take the form of product reviews, blogs, forum posts, job aids, product and company wikis, and even case studies. Start small: Invite a handful of employees to contribute to a company blog or encourage them to be active on an organizational forum. Imagine that you’re spending a leisurely day shopping at the mall. You’re happily examining a pair of shoes when suddenly, another shopper rushes up to you. She is wearing the exact same shoes and can’t stop gushing about how stylish and comfortable they are–and at such a good price! Are you as quick to buy?
From Drudge to Dream: How to Change Your Job Into a Passion
JANUARY 21, 2016
If your company doesn’t have a mentoring program, set one up. It’s a great project to sink your teeth into, and it benefits the company as a whole. If you want to be a better writer, for instance, contribute to the company blog. Do you want to run your own company eventually? Switch to learning mode to love your job again. The answer: start learning something new.
Emerging Technologies for Online Learning 2015 Presenter Profile – Dr. Ulanda Forbess
APRIL 20, 2015
Because one of my former students came back to me after graduation asking for help on how to build a company blog. I still teach how to write instructions, emails, proposals, and memos, but now, I also have students create a blog and a web page because more and more companies are asking this of their employees. Meet Dr. Ulanda Forbess. Catch the virtual session.
What Businesses Can Learn From Nonprofits
The Peformance Improvement
JULY 1, 2010
“If only not-for-profit organizations were run like for-profit companies …”, so goes the common refrain. For-profit companies have much to learn from the nonprofit sector. But after watching giant for-profit companies pull out the begging bowl, I know there are also plenty of lessons my sector can offer. From my experience, it’s the other way around. They don’t have any. Angry?
Where Social Learning Thrives
Jay Cross's Informal Learning
FEBRUARY 12, 2010
Read this inspiring Fast Company blog post by Marcia Conner. She nails what I have been calling learnscaping. Growing a culture of service is more like planting a garden than building a shed. A garden requires tending, whereas a shed is built once. A social learning culture requires design, training, guidance, leadership, monitoring and celebrating successes, large and small. People need to know where the organization is headed and why it matters. Some will think it impossible for a whole culture to shift from fear-based fixes to joy-based learning, from coercion to inspiration.
Beta Program, Email List, Acquisition - A Case Study in What Not to Do
MAY 23, 2006
A company with a very good product (the leader in its category) asked its leading users to participate in a Beta program right around the time they were acquired. The acquired company established a listserve mailing list and put all of their top users on the list.Here a few of the emails (there are about 80 in total), but you'll get the idea: Dec 8, 2005 Once the beta is ready I am sure they'll let us know first. Dec 8, 2005 - From official at company that was acquired You will receive an email once we start the beta. No point asking every day. Am I missing something?