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. Now I have my business in one place and my blog in another, which splits my online identity.

How To Create a Course Using a Blog

LearnDash

If you have a blog, then you know how much work is required to continually write useful articles. It takes a great degree of dedication to run a blog properly, which is why many people avoid it altogether. One reason people become demoralized with blogs is because they feel that the initial value of their articles is lost shortly after it is released. Sure, the biggest ‘push’ for any article you write is going to be in the first few days of posting.

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10 Blogs Every eLearning Professional Should Read

Matthew Guyan

Recently my friend Ryan Tracey posted a list of 10 journals every e-learning professional should read in response to my list of 5 Books Every eLearning Professional Should Read which was in response to his 5 papers every learning professional should read (this feeling like the blogging equivalent to a game of tennis). The one thing that each blog has in common is that the author is making a positive contribution to the wider eLearning field (IMHO).

Best Customer Education Blogs: 25 Must-Reads for Learning Professionals

Talented Learning

Which blogs offer the best advice about customer education practices, strategies and technologies? And that’s where our quest to find the best blog content begins. While not exhaustive, the following list also showcases multiple topics, including slice-of-life cases that demonstrate lessons learned from companies with customer training programs. 25 Must-Read Customer Education Blogs. Published on the Amity blog).

Read These Instructional Design Articles

LearnDash

If you are an instructional designer then reading someone’s blog post or publication may give you ideas on techniques to use. With this in mind I wanted to share a few recent articles pertaining specifically to instructional design that I felt were particularly insightful – enjoy! 5 Instructional Design Articles You Should Read.

How to Create an ELearning Course on a Tight Budget? 14 Lessons from Top Learning Designers

JoomlaLMS

Blog articlesWhen it comes to eLearning, there are two hot topics that never go out of style in the eLearning circles. The first one is “How to create a qualitative and engaging eLearning course?” and the second one is how to do so on a tight budget. Because the two of them determine the success of your eLearning business in the long run: whether you will have a steady stream of customers waiting to get enrolled in your courses and whether the funding is used wisely.

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Indian Bloggers that are Considered to the Best for their Blogs

Learnloft

Most of the WordPress users are bloggers who write about so many different types of things such as blogging, technology, mobile phones, etc. In today’s article, we are going to share the best Indian bloggers of India who are known for their bloggers. Hence, all the blogs in the article will be related to tech. If you are a lover of tech, then have a look at our article. We will provide every single information about tech blogs India.

Best e-Learning Blog that isn’t an e-Learning Blog « The Usable Learning Blog

Usable Learning

I follow a whole lot of e-Learning blogs, and they typically cover topics like web 2.0, Where I do consistently find conversations about interesting, chewy e-Learning design questions is on Gamasutra - a gaming industry blog. Few, if any, of those articles are actually about e-Learning (and, according to Patrick Dunn, they are on the other side from e-Learning, separated by a huge and uncrossable chasm.&# ). I blogged about this here ).

BLOG: Top 10 Question Writing Crimes #TBT

Unicorn Training

A couple of years ago we posted a blog - based on 'The Great Duck Race' we created as game sponsors of the eLearning Awards - detailing the things people get so wrong when setting quiz and assessment questions. ve been writing assessment questions for over 25 years and have learnt a lot of simple but important lessons along the way.So Rename your article as the ‘Top Nine’ question writing crimes

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

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

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. We used Blogger, the Google blogging tool. The instructor's blog posts were very short - often less than one hundred words.

A Lesson Plan for eLearning

Coffee and Design

I came across Harold Jarche ‘s blog today where he discussed, a brief history education delivered via The Internet, see Learning is Connecting. Thanks @hjarche for sharing @AnnaMuoio ‘s 2000 @FastCompany article @Cisco ‘s Quick Study: A #LessonPlan for #eLearning [link]. A version of this article appeared in the October 2000 issue of Fast Company magazine written by @AnnaMuoio. A Lesson Plan for eLearning.

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Common Questions and Some Thoughts Around Blogs and Blogging

Tony Karrer

I've had a brief blog conversation with Quintus Joubert - eLearning Blog: Blogs: Engaging the reader. It started when he questioned the blogs cited on Gabe's list of top 19 eLearning blogs as ( eLearning Blog: Top 19 eLearning blogs ). His post are good to look at as an example of some of the common questions that people new to the world of blogs have. Most people who write blogs do not feel they are "publishing" or "presenting".

Blogging to Peak in 2007?

Tony Karrer

I received a great set of questions via email over the weekend roughly coming out of a two articles: Gartner: Blogging to peak in 2007 , By Some Measures, Blogging May Be Peaking. By end of 2007, will those educators who would ever dabble in blogging have dabbled? And if so, where will that leave blogging as a tool for education? Will it only be used by educators that have kept up blogging. The form of it may or may not be a blog.

9 Simple Hacks to Write Better Knowledge Base Articles

TechSmith Camtasia

It is usually a collection of articles with images, videos, and text included. Creating your own knowledge base article can benefit readers as they can find all the information they need in your article. This first step will prime your article for success.

Who's Building the Social Learning Roads? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Who’s Building the Social Learning Roads? Most of the time we end up brainstorming ways to incorporate tools like Twitter or Facebook into his lessons, because even though I may have more experience using social media, the tools are so new that no one really knows the best way to utilize them, for anything really. Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this!

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Learning Circuits 3D Article

Kapp Notes

As part of the blog book tour, Tony and Karl wrote an article for ASTD Learning Circuit s called Lessons Learned from Conducting 3D Virtual World Learning Experiences Here are some of those lessons, go to the article to see more detail and the "missing" lessons. Lesson 1: Solve a real business need with the implementation of the virtual immersive environment. Lesson 3: Allow learners time alone with their avatar.

3 lessons from the Lloyds Bank fine

Eukleia

The recent FCA fine imposed on Lloyds Bank contains three key lessons for all UK financial institutions. In this article, Principal Consultant, Liz Hornby, examines the details of the fine, what it means in the context of the SMCR, and the potential implications in the current climate. There are three key lessons here for all UK financial institutions. Lesson 1: Treating Customers Fairly, Vulnerable Customers and the Conduct Rules. Lesson 3: Adequate training.

This Week on the Learning Game Design Blog: Playtesting and Research from the eLearning Guild

Bottom-Line Performance

So we’ve decided to use our Saturday posts to give updates on the Learning Game Design Blog , to let you know what posts went up this week and what things are happening in the world of games. Below you’ll find the articles that went live this week. This week’s post on the Learning Game Design blog. Learning games can save you a lot of money by engaging your employees and delivering lessons effectively, but all that is wasted if you don’t do it right.

Micro lesson plan: How to make the best in 4 Steps

Ed App

In this article, Ed Microlearning’s Instructional Design team – which has created an inordinate amount of micro lessons and courses – give their advice on creating the best micro lesson plan. The 4 Steps to creating the best micro lesson plan. Start by telling them what the lesson is. If all of the information is important, consider splitting the information into multiple lessons. We find using four slides is an optimal number for directed-focus lessons.

What You Need to Know to Launch A Successful ELearning Startup

JoomlaLMS

We thought it would be great to ask successful eLearning entrepreneurs to share their hard-earned lessons with you, people who are working on launching profitable eLearning businesses. Blog articlesThe majority of eLearning companies you look up to today have been startups once too. Like you, the founders worked hard to launch a successful eLearning business, made mistakes, learned the hard way, changed strategies and fell into traps.

Escape from Compliance Training Jail - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. Tom, Great points - I would like to add a couple more - in hopes that you may address these with your upcoming blog. Great article. I hope your follow-up articles will include recommendations of easy-to-use tools for valid and efficient testing, and tracking of tests/training in the absence of a full-blown LMS. Thank you for the excellent article. That was good article and insights, thank you so much. Search the Blog.

The eLearning Coach » Blog Archive » User Interface Design For eLearning

The eLearning Coach

Because there is no standard icon set in the world of eLearning, our audiences have seen numerous and diverse icons for “Menu&# “Lesson&# “Glossary&# and such. Tags: DESIGN RECENT ARTICLES The computer user interface is that nebulous space where humans interact with the machine. Many people find this space frustrating because it’s easy to get lost or because the system doesn’t work as expected.

What 6 ELearning Business Owners Wish They Had Done Differently

JoomlaLMS

Mistakes here are inevitable but they are a part of the journey and even if we lose we don’t lose the lesson. We asked 6 online courses business owners to tell us about their regrets so you could learn a lesson from their mistakes and apply it to your eLearning business case. Blog articlesThere is a lot of stuff to take care of when you run an eLearning business.

Bring Your Own Device For Learning (pt.2) #BYOD4L

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Yes, I read books and articles and blog posts on my phone, so I am learning from those sources. My eldest is sat at the table on the laptop in live lessons and between 6-8hrs of classwork per day. Seven years ago (!)

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How to Bring the Best Lessons from COVID-19 Back to Work

Avilar

Here are four lessons learned from COVID-19 that will stay with us long after we return to work. . As this Forbes article points out, for COVID-19, the next pandemic or, really, any business disruption, the basics of business continuity planning are the same: set up your planning and response team, understand and analyze your risks, and devise your strategy. The post How to Bring the Best Lessons from COVID-19 Back to Work appeared first on The Avilar Blog.

How Do You Communicate with Your E-Learners? - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. Because of this you can assess the learner’s understanding and your ability to communicate the lesson and then make any adjustments on the fly. Oddly, although I analyze my audience extensively and watch my language and sentence structure in order to avoid being misunderstood, I never looked at it quite as Tom presented in this article. Good articles here. Search the Blog. mousumi : Hey, this is quite an informative article.

Visual Storytelling: Lessons from Slide:ology

Integrated Learnings

In a recent post on this blog, I provided A Formula for Storytelling in eLearning. When an article offers a graphic to illustrate a concept, I'll glance at the graphic but focus on the text. The Integrated Learnings: eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services. By Shelley A. Gable. This post focuses on telling a story through a better use of visuals. I tend to be a very text-oriented person.

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5 training articles we’re falling hard for this autumn season

Cloudshare

To help, we’re at it again with our monthly listicle — a curated list of our favorite insightful articles that training, as well as learning and development pros need to read, now. This article from Patti Shank, workplace e-learning expert, explores why valuable training outcomes may take more time than simple content. This article focuses on how training can amp up everyone’s game when launching a new software solution. Did we miss any of your favorite articles?

Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects) by Jim on February 15, 2011 in Informal Learning , performance support , social learning One thing that has always struck me as particularly fascinating about social learning is how it is often at its most effective when its direction is provided by the learners themselves. Blog this!

5 Employee Training Lessons I Learned From Google News

WalkMe Training Station

Inspired by a Google News search for “training” (that came up with absolutely zero results in the first several pages related to employee software adoption) in this article, I zoom out and take a look at what is happening in the news and what we can learn from the many aspects of training in other industries. And with this final lesson, I’m sure you are ready to close this blog and get back to work.

These 3 Tips Can Change Your Compliance E-Learning Forever - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. Late night blogging? Thanks for the the well-written article. Annette: I try not to get into specifics about software on this blog. We’re doing a series for Articulate Users in the Word of Mouth blog. If the assessment and lessons are separate SCOs, then (depending upon the LMS) the student may need to complete all SCOs before the course can be marked as complete. Search the Blog.

Training Lessons from Seinfeld: Lesson #3 – Do the Opposite

Mindflash

Training Lesson: Do the Opposite! Check out this month’s issue of Learning Solutions magazine, specifically the Nuts & Bolts article by Jane Bozarth in which she discusses using social media tools, like Twitter, to build a personal learning network (PLN). >> More from Trina Rimmer on the Mindflash blog. >> It’s easy to get stuck in a design rut whenever there’s too much to do and not enough time to do it.

Creating Big Lessons by Using Small Data

Vignettes Learning

Rapid learning is achieved by putting lessons in micro-scenarios. Instead of pontificating on large data, eLearning methodology selects only a micro-lesson which can be plucked from the whole knowledge source. In his article, Little Data Makes Big Data More Powerful , Mark Bonchek shares a parallel view. I compared these micro-lessons to kernels. Instead of serving the "whole pie of knowledge" all at once, serving slices to elearners is also effective.

Using Lessons from Video Games in E-Learning

Learning Developments

There are lessons that can be learned on how to use games in learning. I wrote a blog article last year about what the 80's movie WarGames teaches us about learning games. Some of these lessons are: Games can be used to simulate real work situations. Recently I wrote a blog article called Learning Lessons from Black Ops. In that blog post I wrote about techniques this Call of Duty game uses to teach you about the game as you play (i.e.

mLevel’s Top 3 Learning and Development Lessons Of 2017

EdTechTeam

According to an article in the Neuroscience Leadership Journal, “Information and skills from events that only cover concepts one time have been shown to yield little long-term retention, even when quality and satisfaction ratings for the learning event are high.”. As a child I grew up with a passion and love for sports which led me to major in Kinesiology at the University of Maryland many years ago and is the jumping point for this blog post.

The Year in Learning—89 Hand-Picked L&D-Related Articles from 2017

The Learning Dispatch

Below are our recommended learning and development articles from the past 12 months, including thought-provoking or simply fun articles related to the field. Recommended Learning and Development Articles from Our Senior Learning Architect. In it, Microassist Senior Learning Architect Kevin Gumienny briefly introduces a list of diverse, informative, and recently published articles related to learning and development. I wrote an article for TD Magazine that can help.

Creating Big Lessons by Using Small Data

Vignettes Learning

Rapid learning is achieved by putting lessons in micro-scenarios. Instead of pontificating on large data, eLearning methodology selects only a micro-lesson which can be plucked from the whole knowledge source. In his article, Little Data Makes Big Data More Powerful , Mark Bonchek shares a parallel view. I compared these micro-lessons to kernels. Instead of serving the "whole pie of knowledge" all at once, serving slices to elearners is also effective.

Comic Books and eLearning: Lessons from Scott McCloud’s “Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art”

Convergence Training

In an earlier blog post, we took a quick introductory look at some connections between comic books and eLearning. And in that article, we promised to follow up with a second article that focuses on the classic book Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud. And we also promised that the second article would focus on some lessons from comic book design that we can apply to the design of eLearning other forms of learning.

Top 6 benefits of using a Learning management system

PSB

This article will highlight the benefits of investing in an effective learning management system for your organization’s training program. system to facilitate learning materials, ranging from written materials and presentations to video and interactive lessons. AI writer Blog

Creating Big Lessons By Using Small Data

Vignettes Learning

Rapid learning is achieved by putting lessons in micro-scenarios. Instead of pontificating on large data, eLearning methodology selects only a micro-lesson which can be plucked from the whole knowledge source. In his article Little Data Makes Big Data More Powerful, Mark Bonchek shares a parallel view. Selecting a small data or a micro-lesson is indeed an effective way to bring lessons across in an eLearning environment.