Read These Instructional Design Articles

LearnDash

While I spend a lot of time writing about elearning, instructional design, and various technologies in our industry, I also enjoy reading what other people write. 5 Instructional Design Articles You Should Read.

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.

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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. I have a long list of blog topics to help me when I’m in a rut.

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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. Writing.

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. Then there are articles in a variety of magazines.

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. It’s part of the reason that the posts to my personal blog have been less frequent in the last couple of years.

Getting the bloggers to write

Learning with e's

One of the perennial problems teachers face, especially in early years education, is trying to get children to write. The main problem is that children are expected to write in a vacuum, for an audience of one (the teacher).

Writing & Grammar: Comparisons and Pronouns. The Results

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Hint: a past article on our blog might give some insight.]. She is a publishing professional with more than 20 years of experience in writing, editing and desktop publishing. Writing & Grammarby Jennie Ruby. Results are in for last week's question about the meaning of this sentence: My boyfriend loves soccer more than me. The choices were A and B: My boyfriend loves soccer more than I do. My boyfriend loves soccer more than he loves me.

Learning Resolutions: Read, Write, Draw

OpenSesame

For instance I might be sifting through email newsletters and come across an article that interests me. While reading the article a related book is mentioned and referenced. Write more – I like to write. Writing Plan: Similar to reading, I need a fixed time to write.

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. He consistently writes great articles on edTech and game-based learning.

#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. There were other unscheduled stops, including an article in Mashable, Forbes and an upcoming piece in Delta’s Sky Magazine are all a result of interest the tour generated.

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.

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. 15 Minutes: Research and Find a Blogging Platform.

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. Several scientific review articles have been published showing that using learning styles to design learning produces no appreciable benefits. Just imagine how many lives you would touch if your blog post jumped into the top searches. To honor David Letterman soon after his sign off, I'll use his inverted top-10 design.

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. Articles

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. eLearn magazine: Feature Article Ten Web 2.0 eLearn: Opinions Good short article on characteristics of 2.0 Is the Future of Education (Techlearning blog) 11. We Learning, Part II Second part of an interesting article - We Learning: Social Software and E-Learning, Part II. The Bamboo Project Blog: My Personal Learning Environment An example of a PLE 26.

Writing & Curriculum Development: The Introductory Narrative, Signaling the Audience

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Or in the first paragraph of any article or blog entry. Or you might need to write a course description to help potential learners identify the correct training for them. Kevin Siegel and Jennie Ruby,   Writing for Curriculum Development 3.0 , 2014, IconLogic. Do you need to learn how to  write eLearning scripts ? Curriculum Development Documentation Writing & Grammar

Yesterday's blog post

Learning with e's

But it is probably still true that you are only as good as your last journal article, book, or conference presentation. But are you as good as your last blog? This is a little different to publishing a paper based journal article or book. Blogging is different.

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. More Blogs.

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. But there is another reason why your articles are valuable.

The 4 pillars of blogging

E-Learning Provocateur

I have been blogging for some time now, and I can honestly say that it’s been a growth journey. I started blogging primarily for myself – essentially to organise and articulate the thoughts in my own head. This got me thinking… What are my guiding principles for blogging?

Blimey, it's #blimage!

Learning with e's

I'm always looking for new ideas to promote blogging for teachers. It's a challenge/game that Amy called #blimage - a confection of Blog-Image. You send an image or photograph to a colleague with the challenge that they have to write a learning related blog post based on it.

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

Kapp Notes

The first week of the blog book tour has ended and it has been a fantastic week with informative blog posts, information and opinions about gamification and even a bit of controversy. Or, only write books which tap into intrinsic motivation. Week One Recap.

Storify: Story Writing for the Social Media Era

Web Courseworks

I love writing branching scenarios, preparing presentations for conferences and webinars, and editing images for clients’ courses. What I will write about, however, is incorporating social media as a source of content into your company’s blog. The tweet is in my blog post.

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Creating Great Forms, Lip-Synching for Animation, and Writing Attention-Grabbing Intros: This Week on #BLPLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

We’ll take the best articles shared by our Learning Services, Multimedia, and Product Development teams in their weekly meetings and include them in the weekly #BLPLearn blog. We’ll usually include some commentary from the original team member who found the article, too.

Blogging the Mobile Learning Revolution as it Happens [#mLearning]

mLearning Revolution

From everything I’m doing and Blogging about, there are certain topics that I’m clearly more passionate about. I don’t know about you, but I want to be an integral part of this revolution as it happens, and so today, I would like to share some new things I am doing as I ‘ Blog the Mobile Learning Revolution ’ in real time. 1) I’m officially changing the title of this Blog from Trends in eLearning and mLearning to The Mobile Learning Revolution Blog.

eLearning: Become a Pedagogical Agent

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

The  IconLogic Blog  has a whole series of articles on how to do this:   Green Screen Part I. Here is one article to get you started:  Using Bitstrips Characters. Join me for an  afternoon mini course on writing voiceovers  to find out.

5 Steps to Create Killer Blog Post Titles

OpenSesame

The creation of the aforementioned social media sites and the popularity of business blogs suggests that the marketplace is rapidly adapting to these changes in attention spans. They might be the most fundamental aspect of a blog post, but they are also one of the most pivotal and challenging steps to securing traffic on your website. Before you begin brainstorming (Step 2), consider the target audience of your blog post and imagine what kind of titles they might respond to.

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/21/2010 The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs After a long research, I have created a list of the most updated and popular e-learning blogs regarding e-learning. > If you believe that an e-Learning blog worths to be included in this list please write a comment with a link to the blog. Hi everybody, thank you for blog links.

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

Kapp Notes

The first week of the blog book tour has ended and it has been a fantastic week with informative blog posts, information and opinions about gamification and even a bit of controversy. The week opened with a posting of the tour stops on the Learning Circuit’s Blog and the Kapp Notes blog and then introduced everyone to the Facebook page for the book and then the discussion really ramped up with Jane Bozarth talking about the how the book takes a common sense look at the subject.

Business Writing: Jargon Phrases to Avoid

Your Training Edge

I’m talking about business writing because business doesn’t only involve gentlemen working in the same companies. It’s one of the most popular phrases used in business writing. This phrase is popular in a specific kind of business writing – resumes.

Writing & Grammar: Pardon the Interruption

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

The blog even after the extensive upgrade we purchased last quarter was still slow to load on mobile devices. If you love Jennie's grammar articles, you'll love her classes. Writing & Grammar by Jennie Ruby    You can interrupt a sentence four different ways--with dashes, parentheses, commas, or no punctuation at all.

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. 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 keep a task list on my iPhone where each task is actually an idea that I write down in the heat of the idea springing to mind.

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Writing & Grammar: Answers to Interruptions

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

The blog--even after the extensive upgrade we purchased last quarter-- was still slow to load on mobile devices.  If you love Jennie's grammar articles, you'll love her classes. Writing & Grammar by Jennie Ruby    Answers to  my interruptions challenge  are brought to you by me.