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. So be careful what you blog - the affordance of persistency is quite a powerful one, and can work either way.

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.

Trending Sources

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

May 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of Social Learning) - Social Enterprise Blog , May 12, 2010 For some time now, I’ve seen a growing negativity toward LMS solutions by a pretty wide group folks in our space. platform coming sometime in Q3 2010.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. December 2010 November 30-December 3, 2010 International Workshop on Cloud Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (CPSRT), Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.

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. Tracy Hamilton writes Discovery through eLearning.

Free e-Learning books


> If you know a free e-Learning book that is not included in the list please I will highly appreciate if you write a comment with a link to that book. -- -- CU Online Handbook - University of Colorado Denver (Update 12/06/2010: suggested by PRL ) Do you currently teach online?

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Over the past few years, I spend part of December going back through my blog to recap a bit of what some of the key things I’ve learned over the course of the year. And every year I use this as a Big Question – see: Learning 2010. During 2010, I’ve been ramping up my use of twitter as a learning tool. Learning Coach Model Very Powerful In 2010, I had a great experience where Dr. Joel Harband wrote a series of articles for my blog on Text-to-Speech in eLearning.

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. And Kudos to Jane for writing at the edge of technology.

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. And Kudos to Jane for writing at the edge of technology.

Four roles for social media in workplace learning

Clive on Learning

I write this as I travel to Birmingham to participate in a panel discussion with Nick Shackleton-Jones and Robin Hoyle on the role of social media in learning. The internet and mobile technologies are changing our lives as completely as the invention of writing, printing, the telephone and radio/TV have done in the past. Here is where blogging can play a valuable role.

10 Ways To Learn In 2010

The eLearning Coach

Your collage might show a book from Amazon, a YouTube video and a page from a blog or web site. You can also use word clouds as the basis for writing a poem, for studying another language and for comparing two pages of information. There are so many cool ways to learn online now.

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

As we worked with the TTS, we quickly developed a style of writing the scripts that really worked well with TTS, and minimizes the difference between using a computer generated voice, vs. human voice-over. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs Some challenging questions are being raised in this month’s Big Question - Voice Over in eLearning.

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning


You should be sure that the e-Learning community will very much appreciate if you write a comment with links to FREE stock photo sites. This is great, thanks heaps for sharing it :) October 25, 2010 2:08 PM Christoforos Online said. FREEsPhotos October 27, 2010 12:52 PM citizen said.

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2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out! As we reach the first anniversary of this blog’s introduction, we thought we’d take stock and figure out how things are going by revisiting our list of predictions for enterprise mobile learning in 2010. A.K.A.

Best Lecture

Tony Karrer

And this is something that I’ve been thinking (and writing – see Physics Lectures ) about for a long time. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs I just read George Siemens post Will online lectures destroy universities?

2010 in Retrospect: Top Few Blogs and Books

ID Reflections

This time, it was compounded by the lure of spending more time with my daughter (since I am in Mumbai after quite a few months) and the writing of the post just never got done. 2010 Shift Index - Passion and Performance by John Hagel 6. 2010 in Review Part 3: My year in reflective blogging by Jane Hart 21. Blogs Reading 2010 Books Reflection

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.


I'm going to link this post on my blog, too, and recommend it into the conversation I'm in on Amplify. More here - [link] November 1, 2010 11:33 AM Meri said. Just posted my extended thoughts on my own blog, Christopher. November 2, 2010 11:52 AM Meri said.

Learned vs. Learners

ID Reflections

I have been deviating from the key themes of this blog, i.e., learning, performance, training and collaboration, for some time now. However, the deviations have been topics that moved me deeply, and I did not want to write about them in a separate blog. In the future too, I see this blog being intermittently peppered with posts unrelated to organizational learning but delineating experiences that are of personal import.

Command-and-Control Leadership vs. People-Centered Leadership

The Peformance Improvement

Given the large number of books, articles, blogs , and nings written about employee engagement and people-centered management, you’d think that the command-and-control style of leadership had gone   the way of the ivory-billed woodpecker. He writes: The better way has a completely different rationale to command and control, and that, perhaps, is the reason it remains unknown. John writes: Leadership presence is “earned authority.”

Web 3.0 and onwards

Learning with e's

Even more valuable for me, many people commented and shared their ideas to me, which led to to write further blog posts, and publish a second, related post entitled Web x.0 slideshare blog Web 3.0 Web 3.0: The way forward? View more presentations from Steve Wheeler.

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Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career.

Dashe & Thomson

Who’s Doing the Work – Skilled training developers will write and develop training faster than less experienced ones – frequently by a factor of two, three, or even more. Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this!

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General Considerations for Mobile Learning (mLearning)

Upside Learning

And when it matures, which is starting as I write this, it’ll become a substantial part of the training blend. Or would they use the mobile device to post to blogs or comment in forums?

iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning


Home > Single Source , Standards > iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning March 25th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment I was on Nigel Paine’s blog on Friday when I saw and commented on his post The Mash-up Begins.

In case you missed it – a year in posts

Clive on Learning

In the unlikely event that you’re bored over the holidays, here’s a quick index to 104 posts and 35000+ words of Clive on Learning in 2010. January Learning in 3D: a stop on the world blog book tour (review) Is it time for Learning Technologies to use learning technologies? British Telecom Dare2Share case study Who writes web content? Excel Everest (review) Rather than getting depressed, get going What blogging has become A solution looking for a problem?

Top five tips for writing an effective, engaging compliance course

Spicy Learning

Download: Top ten tips for writing an effective, engaging compliance course. Tags: Blog Compliance Top tip e-Learning Instructional design Compliance training has a bad reputation for being little more than a box-ticking exercise. But here at Saffron we believe it’s absolutely possible to create effective, engaging training that achieves both competence and compliance.

Anatomy of an eLearning Lesson: Nine Events of Instruction

Integrated Learnings

Note that this is not the standard three-part objective (behavior, criterion, condition) that we should write when outlining the course. The Integrated Learnings: eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services. By Shelley A. Gable. You’re tasked with outlining an eLearning lesson. You’ve analyzed your content and audience, and you have a clear understanding of what learners need to be able to do by the end of the lesson.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

June 2010. Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises - Performance Learning Productivity , June 18, 2010 I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory - The eLearning Coach , June 2, 2010 Without adapting learning experiences to the learner’s cognitive architecture, instructional design is hit or miss.

What makes a good blogpost?

Learning with e's

I have now been blogging for almost four years, and during that time I think I have learnt a thing or two about what makes a good blog post (and also what doesn't). Try to find something to write about that informs and educates your readership, or something that makes them think.

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21st Century L&D Skills

Performance Learning Productivity

It got me thinking about a piece I’d written for TrainingZone a few months ago titled “What does your ideal L&D team look like in 2010?”. L&D Capabilities for 2010 and beyond So, how does all this impact what the L&D department of 2010 and beyond looks like?

We’re all headline writers now

Clive on Learning

When you’re confronted day after day by hundreds, if not thousands, of emails, tweets, status updates, blog posts and text messages, it’s amazing how skilful we become at weeding out the communications that deserve our attention. Ideally we will make this a permanent situation by deleting these people from our Facebook friends, un-following them from Twitter, unsubscribing from their blogs, or assigning their emails to the junk folder.

Web x.0 and beyond

Learning with e's

As I write this post, just 4 days after posting it up onto Slideshare , the slide set has already received 5,500 views and has been embedded into at least 20 other blogs and websites. I'm amazed and delighted at the huge response to my slideshow Web 3.0: The Way Forward ?

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1 Million Views. Thank You!

Experiencing eLearning

Today, I reached a milestone in my blog: 1 million total views. It’s taken me over 8 years to reach this milestone, and I’m hardly the most-viewed blog in our field. For those out there struggling with low traffic on a new blog, don’t give up hope!

Screencast of the Week - Picture-in-Picture for Whiteboard Recordings!

Visual Lounge

So, you'll see all the detail of what they're writing on the whiteboard up front and center in the screencast, plus you view the presenter in the PIP window. You can read a blog post on Peli's Farm blog all about how they create whiteboard screencasts with Camtasia Studio and an eBeam. There are a couple elements that can make screencasts interesting and engaging.

The beauty of notes

Clive on Learning

Erasmus also advised every student and teacher to keep a notebook, organised by subject, “so that whenever je lights on anything worth noting down, he may write it in the appropriate section.” I’ve started copying the clippings for each book to separate notes in Evernote, from where they can be accessed easily for incorporation in blog postings and articles.

Update: Designing mLearning

Clark Quinn

For my sins, of course, it appears there’s more mobile writing in my near future, which will likely impact my blogging a bit, but as always I’ll try to keep a balance. Well, it’s been a bit of a saga, but there are some new developments about my forthcoming: Designing mLearning: Tapping Into the Mobile Revolution for Organizational Performance. It’s the usual good news/bad news scenario, but only mildly. First, for the bad news.

Ad-hoc Social Learning Environment - How a Blog Drives Learning

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

The program, dubbed BaseCamp 2010, addressed 40 participants drawn from the senior and mid-level ranks of the company. We decided to outline our curriculum in a skeletal form using a blog, and then set social interactions in the curriculum context. Blog is the watering hole A learning blog is so much a happening place! The blog has a personal touch, it is easy to follow, its updates are delivered to participant's RSS reader instantaneously.

My Top 10 'Learning' books from 2010

Sticky Learning

Probably no real surprise for anyone who has read my blog, I really like the way Garr Reynolds has brought a sense of design to slideware. Made to Stick was Chip and Dan Heath's first book and in fact a key driver to me beginning this blog.