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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. Image Credit: Idea!

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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.

8 Effective Scenario Ideas for Instructional Designers

eLearning Brothers

Scenario Ideas for Instructional Designers. Since you’ve read this far (or scanned this far) I’m going to give you an extra bonus scenario ideas! See more of the Quarantine example in the Adobe Blog. Cathy Moore’s — Tips on How to Write Good Scenarios. The post 8 Effective Scenario Ideas for Instructional Designers appeared first on eLearning Brothers.

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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. I started blogging in December 2006 as a tool for my own professional development. Writing.

Join Me And Keep Ideas From Fading Away

Nick Leffler

I mention that because with all the fun activities and delicious smells of food baking, it reminded me I had left this article sitting after writing a few notes a few days ago. The idea came to me after hearing from others that they suffer from the same fate as I often do. Others also write down ideas in some form and they sit for a long time until the idea and possibly motivation have faded so much it’s beyond being able to decipher. I rarely write any more than that and feel that it’s a great first step in writing about that idea.

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LUC 2016 Recap: Sharing Bright Ideas in Sunny Florida

Trivantis

We’re back from the 2016 Lectora® User Conference—and we brought a lot of bright ideas with us. Between sessions, attendees could stop by the exhibitor booths (BranchTrack, RELATE, and eLearning Brothers) and go to the Idea Center to write their bright ideas with chalkboard markers. The Idea Center at LUC 2016—full of bright ideas from Lectora users .

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.

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! Don’t try to trick your learners! Be creative!

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Learning Resolutions: Read, Write, Draw

OpenSesame

Write more – I like to write. In fact, I have hundreds of articles, blog posts, and short stories that I’ve started. The problem I see in myself is a combination similar to reading where I get distracted easily, but also that I don’t have good writing structure. I really have to consciously think and plan how something is going to ‘read’ before I write. What?

7 After Conference Ideas: Don’t Lose the Momentum!

Learning Rebels

Any person can write a to-do list – but you are taking this to the next level and generating ACTION from the conference. Pick that one idea out the several you picked up and build on it! That one idea that was simply brilliant… Brainstorm it! Brainstorm, as a team, how is that idea is going to go from paper to implementation. Right? Of course not! Create an action list.

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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. Over the past few years I have mainly written about ideas that interest me.

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.

George Orwell's Advice for Writing eLearning Content

Integrated Learnings

Though highly interactive , problem-based eLearning can help maintain engagement, completing these activities usually requires learners to read words that we write. In a culture of multi-tasking skimmers, we must write as clearly and concisely as possible to help keep learners motivated. Practical Writing Advice from George Orwell. Admittedly, when George Orwell wrote Politics and the English Language to advocate for writing in plain English, improved eLearning engagement was not his primary goal. Especially for those of us who write training materials. Gable.

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.

What Copywriting Can Teach Us About Writing for an Audience

Association eLearning

How might that help you in writing your content? Write at an 8th Grade Level or Less. There are some publications that write below that, even as low as a 5th grade level. A good way to do this is to make up someone you write your content to. Be specific, and only write to that one person. The copy becomes relevant to the reader because it’s written for the reader.

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6 eLearning Intro Screen Ideas

eLearningArt

The very nature of icons is that they represent an idea, object, or theme. Use blank boards and screens to write your message. I often do this for the header images in the blog as well. You only have one chance to make a first impression. That’s why the intro, or “splash” screen, is arguably the most important slide in your eLearning course. The goal of the intro screen.

Social Media for Trainers: Filled with Great Ideas and Techniques

Kapp Notes

So this is wild for me, first time I am a tour stop on a blog book tour! I've been an author on blog book tours but now I get to be a stop on a tour and I couldn't be happier to be a stop for my friend and prolific author, Jane Bozarth. She starts with a basic description of social media and then covers all the biggies, Twitter, Facebook(online communities), Blogs, and wikis. But, that's just the danger of writing a book on the "bleeding edge" of technology, at press time Wave was big but as technology ebbs and flows, Wave is not so big. But she doesn't stop there.

Social Media for Trainers: Filled with Great Ideas and Techniques

Kapp Notes

So this is wild for me, first time I am a tour stop on a blog book tour! I've been an author on blog book tours but now I get to be a stop on a tour and I couldn't be happier to be a stop for my friend and prolific author, Jane Bozarth. She starts with a basic description of social media and then covers all the biggies, Twitter, Facebook(online communities), Blogs, and wikis. But, that's just the danger of writing a book on the "bleeding edge" of technology, at press time Wave was big but as technology ebbs and flows, Wave is not so big. But she doesn't stop there.

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.

Writing Effective eLearning Narration: Making It Easy to Read, Say, and Comprehend

Association eLearning

Here are a few suggestions, taken from my experience with writing, recording, and directing audio narration: Communicate each idea concisely and quickly, in bite-sized chunks. One idea per screen is ideal. Put the highlights of an idea, the “bullet points,” in the onscreen text. Many courses rely upon voiceover to help connect with their learners. Keep it simple! Try it!

3 powerful ideas you should steal from marketing

Making Change

I recommend you view this post in the blog. ” It’s not the budget, it’s the ideas. I’m suggesting you look at the larger picture, such as the three ideas listed above that separate lively marketing from conventional training. What ideas can we steal from marketing? Instructional design examples format choice humor motivation writing style

#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.

Idea Management and Design – You Mean PKM?

Nick Leffler

Idea Management and Design, that sounds close to what I know as Personal Knowledge Management (PKM). After reading a few lines from the MSLOC430 blog it really does sound like PKM. Breaking down idea management from the MSLOC430 blog, it’s very familiar to me: Sourcing – who contributes ideas, and how do you collect them (seek). Filtering – how do you evaluate ideas to find the most promising or innovative. The blog post talks about Open IDEO and ideas being voted on and expertly reviewed sounds great, but does it lend itself more to group think?

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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?

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.

Top 10 Reasons to Write a Blog Post Debunking the Learning Styles Myth

Will at Work Learning

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. Just imagine how many lives you would touch if your blog post jumped into the top searches. Because the learning-styles idea is a myth. See The Debunker Club resource page on learning styles. Do what is right!

3 ways of creating video-based online learning: An e-learning perspective

G-Cube

To know more about our experiences of creating video-based training solutions, write to info@gc-solutions.net or fill the form below: [contact-form-7]. Blog e-Learning New Ideas Tools & Technologies e-courses online learning courses video-based learning It is a well-known and accepted fact that videos improve the effectiveness of online learning. Animated videos.

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.

Pedagogy in Game-Based Learning – Tips to align ID strategies in Learning Games

G-Cube

To discuss other strategies and share more of our experiences in using ID strategies while developing learning games, write to info@gc-solutions.net or fill the form below. Blog e-Learning New Ideas elearning Game-based learning Gamification The popularity of games in learning is contributing to the immense growth of the gaming industry. Explore. Explain. Elaborate. Evaluate.

Strategies for Creating Simulations in e-Learning: Helping Learners to Apply More

G-Cube

Blog e-Learning New Ideas Research corporate training elearning simulations Simulations – a powerful learning tool – have been used in e-learning for many years. Essentially, simulations are imitations of the real world – creating a virtual environment with the same characteristics and challenges as the real world. Make it all familiar. Job-aids help out.

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.

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?

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.