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Curated Insights: Writing Good Questions

Axonify

Can you write a good multiple choice question? Many L&D pros just don’t realize how difficult it is to write a good question. Our March curated insights explore what it takes to write effective questions and how they can be used as part of a modern learning experience. We’ve all been guilty of writing bad questions, especially early in our ID careers. And I mean BAD.

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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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. I use writing as a vehicle for my thinking. 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

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. Writing.

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.

How to Write Good Assessment Questions

Association eLearning

Believe it or not, it can be hard to write effective questions. This is true whether you’re making an eLearning assessment or writing questions for a traditional in-classroom test. Write confusingly worded questions to “trip up” the learners. “Can someone explain this question to me? I don’t know what it’s asking.”. How am I supposed to know the answer to this? Don’t.

4 Tips to Writing eLearning Scripts That Sing

Association eLearning

Wouldn’t you like to write a script with that kind of impact? 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.” Frank will be taking this course in another year, so the writing needs to connect with him. But maybe you should. ” Yuck.

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.

Balancing Personal and Organizational Blogging

David Kelly

I’ve been blogging for a number of years now. I love writing, and enjoy the learning that takes place through the reflective practice. In addition to my personal blog, I’ve also written for other magazines and periodicals over the years, including the eLearning Guild Blog, TWIST. Three Types of Writing. Personal Blogging : This is my soapbox.

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. Here's one of Anonymous's recent offerings that would give Lewis Carroll's nonsense writing a run for its money: Truly no matter if someone doesn't know then its up to other viewers that they will help, so here it takes place.

#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. Those who have participated in #blimage have reported that their visitor traffic has increased, their writing has improved, and they have engaged in a little creativity. So let's start a new challenge.

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?

Why and how to write eLearning objectives?

Origin Learning

To be able to write these, it is first important to understand the difference between aims and objectives. Once you have done this, you won’t go about writing a whole manual about using the internet, right? Writing the aims and objectives can either be done before the content is written, or after it. Then Subscribe to this Blog ! . What is e-mail?’. And so on. Email *.

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). My writing has become a social act.

The Importance of Script Writing in Video Presentations

eLearning Brothers

Diagrams can also help when outlining (see previous blog for more information about outlining). What have you found useful in writing scripts? This blog is the second in a series documenting the production process of a company video for eLearning Brothers. Click here to view the previous blog in the series ( Outlining ). It’s not fair, really. Looking at the land.

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.

5 Tips for Writing eLearning Storyboards

PulseLearning

If you want to create a compelling, engaging, and enjoyable eLearning experience, the first thing you need to do is write a great eLearning storyboard. When writing an […]. The post 5 Tips for Writing eLearning Storyboards appeared first on PulseLearning. eLearning Blog eLearning storyboards instructional designIt’s not the easiest task however.

5 Tips for Writing eLearning Storyboards

PulseLearning

If you want to create a compelling, engaging, and enjoyable eLearning experience, the first thing you need to do is write a great eLearning storyboard. When writing an […]. The post 5 Tips for Writing eLearning Storyboards appeared first on PulseLearning. eLearning Blog eLearning storyboards instructional designIt’s not the easiest task however.

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.

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.

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.

#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.

Spice Up a Serious Blog by Making It Interactive

Raptivity

We all love reading good blogs and many of us enjoy writing them too. Raptivity team recently received a query from a prospect asking if he could use Raptivity to make his blog post interactive. We have typically seen blogs that are textual or at the most with couple of stock images but never thought of them as an interactive content piece. Result? Interesting, isn’t it?

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.

You can't ban the blog

Learning with e's

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.

Blogging as conversation

Learning with e's

I began blogging because I needed a way to document what I was doing, thinking and studying. My professional life is pretty hectic much of the time, and I needed a space to write down my ideas and record my thoughts before I forgot them. I could have simply used a paper based diary, but I decided when I first heard of blogging that it might fulfil the role of an e-diary for me.

Other writings

Clark Quinn

It occurs to me to mention some of the other places you can find my writings besides here (and how they differ ;). My blog posts are pretty regular (my aim is 2/week), but tend to have ideas that are embryonic or a bit ‘evangelical’ First, I’ve written four books; you can check them out and get sample chapters at their respective sites: Engaging Learning: Designing e-Learning Simulation Games. These tend to be aggregated thoughts that are longer than a blog post, but not as through as a chapter. So, my writing has shown up in: eLearnMag.

TrainingDay: Back on The Blog

Kapp Notes

So, I have to admit that when I was co-writing Learning in 3D , my blogging was diminished but now that the book is 99% finished (just the permissions and instructor guide to finish), I'm back to almost regular blogging and as part of that I am again blogging at the TrainingDay blog. Here is my latest entry. Letter to Your Boss About Virtual Immersive Environments.

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. If you don’t want to subscribe to all these blogs individually, check out eLearning Learning. This is my favorite blog aggregator in the field. He also writes about curation and e-learning in general.

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

Learning Rebels

Anyway, the last couple of weeks have had me head down writing a two part blog post for ASTD.org. From the person letting me know they were inspired to add more features to their toolbox; to the person who confided that originally they had no urge to change, but now they see a reason; to the person who suggested I add a “donate button” to my blog (thank you BTW). 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.

The Most Popular Blog Posts for 2016

Litmos

It's the end of the year and, in case you've missed the most popular blog posts throughout 2016, I've compiled the top 5 for you here. The act of reflection is a major learning theme for me this year and reviewing the year's blog posts is a great reflection exercise. There is a lot involved including timing, title choice, writing style, and many others. Please enjoy! Articles

10 Tips to Writing Better Quiz Questions

Trivantis

However, to ensure you receive the most accurate feedback, you need to make sure you’re writing effective quiz questions. Use these 10 tips to help you write better quiz questions in your e-Learning course: Write questions that support your learning objectives. Check out this blog post for some ideas: Just for You! Quizzes are a valuable part of an e-Learning course.

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