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. Especially for those of us who write training materials. His essay builds a case for six simple writing rules. --1-- By Shelley A.

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. Writing.

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How to Lead the Facebook Generation

Mindflash

Gary Hamel, in his weekly WSJ.com blog, writes about the Facebook generation and ways fortune Fortune 500 companies aren’t prepared to deal with this new crop of workers. There is one item in particular that caught my attention about these young workers: they expect leaders to serve rather than to preside. Training Help Uncategorized employees facebook management workers

Writing Daily Reports as a First Step to Strong Team Building

Your Training Edge

This is writing daily reports. It takes some time to write a sufficient report. How to write a progress report. To write an effective progress report, you need to understand to which aspects you should pay attention and how exactly to compel your research. You can always write that John has done that, and Jenny has achieved that, but it will not allow you to estimate the work objectively. You can learn more about Richard on Facebook and Google+.

Is Your eLearning Effective for Dummies?

Integrated Learnings

Creating this type of flexibility can help initially gain attention and then maintain engagement of a variety of learners. When you draft training materials, do they read more like a traditional textbook or a casual blog post ? This eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services , an eLearning design & development company. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Shelley A. Gable.

Personify eLearning

Integrated Learnings

For instance, write eLearning content in a conversational tone , rather than a formal, textbook-like tone. This eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services , an eLearning design & development company. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. Instructional Design eLearning Blog Best Practices Writing Tips eLearning AttentionBy Shelley A. Gable. As technology.

Repurpose Your Content: Make a Blog Video!

TechSmith Camtasia

Writing a blog post is often time consuming and a lot of effort goes into research, writing, and editing. Since you’re already writing the post –why not also make a blog video? It can help you more easily capture your potential readers’ attention, and provide you with an additional piece of content for just a bit more effort. A vlog is a blog that is primarily delivered in video format. Step 1: Write a simple script.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Half of Companies Blocking Facebook

Learning Visions

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 Half of Companies Blocking Facebook Christy Tucker has been musing on Social Networking as LMS: Problems and Opportunities. This August 21 article posted by Sharon Gaudin in Information Week reports that Half of Companies are Blocking Facebook: "Employers are increasingly blocking access to Facebook because theyre concerned about the time wasted and the information leaked when workers use social networks on company time."

Emphasizing Noteworthy Content in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

For instance, when introducing a new procedure, briefly remind learners that the steps are outlined in an accessible job aid; therefore, there is no need to write the steps down. Many people say they remember information better if they write it themselves. This eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services , an eLearning design & development company. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Shelley A. Gable.

Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training by Jim on May 3, 2011 in social learning A continuing theme among my blog posts has been the difficulty of demonstrating the ROI of social learning initiatives. As she writes: “A recent Gallup study found that firms with engaged workforces have 2.6 If you’re not using Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, wikis, etc.,

Writing Microcopy: Tips and Pointers

The eLearning Coach

Did you ever spend an hour writing a four or five word phrase or short instruction? Now that there’s a term for this type of writing and recognition of how important it is, we can all feel a little more normal. This assures potential users that their information will be safe and was definitely worth the 16 hours it took to write. Writing Quality Microcopy. Here’s what I’ve learned about writing short instructions and phrases.

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.

#BIN2012: 5 Reasons Your eLearning Content Needs Better Visuals

Bottom-Line Performance

Their attention is fragmented and their expectations are high. You can’t expect to write a pretty sentence or paragraph and get your point across. The writing still comes first. If you are a Facebook user, a quick glance down your news feed is all you need to see what the type of content we share is changing. I had the pleasure of attending my first Blog Indiana conference last week, a gathering of bloggers, social media pros, and marketers in Indianapolis.

#BIN2012: 5 Reasons Your eLearning Content Needs Better Visuals

Bottom-Line Performance

Their attention is fragmented and their expectations are high. You can’t expect to write a pretty sentence or paragraph and get your point across. The writing still comes first. If you are a Facebook user, a quick glance down your news feed is all you need to see what the type of content we share is changing. I had the pleasure of attending my first Blog Indiana conference last week, a gathering of bloggers, social media pros, and marketers in Indianapolis.

LIVE BLOG - Craig Weiss 'eLearning 2020' Seminar

Unicorn Training

User experience - gestures, do you have to write content specific to platform or cross-platform? Click next - information not being processed as feel lengthy, doesn't grab attention they won't engage. 2-3mins max from attention standpoint. I have Facebook why am I going to stay on system, I'm going to go to Facebook! Live updates throughout the day from Craig Weiss' 'eLearning 2020' Seminar at The Kia Oval. The End!

Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange of Information by Paul on March 14, 2011 in social learning Most of us in the adult learning industry have already found and incorporated Twitter into our everyday lives. In my last blog post I wrote about leveraging the Law of the Few to manage change in the workplace. I think of Retweets as blog comments.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Blogs Personality Type

Learning Visions

Thursday, February 12, 2009 My Blogs Personality Type Well, it isnt very glamorous or creative sounding. But I suppose this is an appropriate description of my blogs personality? Check out your own blogs writing style at Typealyzer. And please, dont leave my blog alone. My ID blog matches my own MBTI test (INTJ). My general blog is almost the opposite of my personality (ESTP). My blog is ISTP. Ok, but just since your blog likes company :).

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days to a Better Blog: Days 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8

Learning Visions

Tuesday, August 07, 2007 31 Days to a Better Blog: Days 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8 This whole 31 Days to a Better Blog exercise is proving harder to stay on top of than I had even imagined. Well, I didnt even have an About This Blog Page. One of you -- my two old timers -- will be getting an email from me thanking you for sticking with me and adding value to my blog content. Day 7: Plan a Weeks Worth of Blog Posts. Im not trying to make money off this blog.

Instructional Design, Crowdsourcing, Audio, Typography, Blogs, & Psych

Big Dog, Little Dog

These days a good ID needs to be able to write instructional objective. Write a criterion referenced test Create a shared collaborative experience and measure its impact. Administer a blog. Write a report. Using Audio Markers in Adobe Presenter - Audio Narration in E-Learning Content: Using Audio Markers - Michael Hanley in E-Learning Curve Blog. Are Blogs Losing Their Authority To The Statusphere? Blog authority as measured by Technorati is declining.

A Look Back at 9 Years of Blogging - Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

After presenting 2 topics at the eLearningDevCon2005 in Oregon, I have committed to making this blog and it''s resources a reality. I will be following this post with updates to the blog as well as other materials placeit.net image - eLearnDev.blogspot.com And that''s how it all started. I was simply fascinated by the idea of writing publicly for no other reason than to think out loud, share my thoughts, and well.yes.

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Online Course

LearnDash

A few of our favorite blogs on the topic include: Combatting the Forgetting Curve in Online Education 5 Assumptions of Adult Learners 7 Major Learning Styles and the 1 Big Mistake Everyone Makes How Understanding Cognitive Load can Improve Your Course.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days: 8, 9 & 10

Learning Visions

Friday, August 10, 2007 31 Days: 8, 9 & 10 Day 8: Run an Advertising Audit on Your Blog. Obviously, thats not my focus so I took Micheles advice and tried to do something from Darens Get Your Blogging Groove Back series. I attempted to write a linking post. Personally, I dont like blogs that have countless widgets that you scroll on endlessly. My house might be a mess, but Id rather my blog were neat and tidy. Can I, um, have your attention, please?

Turn These Slides into eLearning

Integrated Learnings

Additionally, creating a quick list of what learners must be able to do can help you: Write objectives. Write scenarios immediately. I’ve heard some people say that when deadlines are tight, there just isn’t time to write scenarios. I understand how writing scenarios can feel like an extra task, considering that scenarios are probably not included in the original pile of content. a problem for learners to solve) offers an immediate reason for learners to pay attention.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers Tools

Learning Visions

Friday, June 08, 2007 Instructional Designers Tools Theres been a good conversation going on over at Christy Tuckers Experiencing E-Learning blog about instructional design. Christy has been writing about how to get started in instructional design and what technology tools you might need. Rapid e-Learning tools make building courses almost as easy as writing documents in Word. Can I, um, have your attention, please?

Be a Social Media Copycat to Engage Your Learners

Trivantis

Do you wish your e-Learners were as focused on your online training course as they are on Facebook and Twitter? If they work for Facebook and Twitter, they can work for you too. This post can help: 10 Tips to Writing Better Quiz Questions. People like to check Twitter and Facebook on their phones. Maybe you’re not limited to 140 character tweets, but you can still take a tip about attentions spans here.

Looking Back on 2010 with ADDIE

Integrated Learnings

So with this in mind, it seems appropriate to take a look at the articles posted to this blog over the past year and organize them according to how they jive with ADDIE. Three more articles focus on specific components of those models: 6 Techniques that Stimulate Recall in eLearning 7 Techniques to Capture Attention in eLearning Start and End eLearning Courses with Methods That Facilitate Learning. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed.

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How to Market Your Online Course on a Budget

LearnDash

You don’t have to have a perfect, fully-developed website, but you do have to have a blog and somewhere to direct visitors so that they can learn more about your course. A Facebook page is not enough. Start writing. Blogging is the cheapest way to build interest in your course, at least from a financial perspective. (It However, many people still miss the connection between blogging and marketing. The short answer is: if you blog it, they will come.

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ASAE Annual 2014: An Interview with Kylee Coffman

Association eLearning

I think micro-marketing is getting a lot of attention right now. Perhaps it is someone you routinely see or engage with online, whether via Twitter, blog, Collaborate, etc., Kylee write for her blog, DigitalConfetti and has a live online show, DelCor Social Media Sweet Spot which covers technology topics pertaining to association, non-profit, and event planning communities. Share this on Facebook.

How to Create Engaging Video-based eLearning

Association eLearning

If you’re a regular reader of our blog you already know how much we love storytelling and are probably familiar with “ The Story Arc Model ,” as described in this blog post from our President and Creative Director, Jack McGrath. Setting learning objectives before you begin writing the script ensures your video will have a clear focus and meet specific learning goals. Share this on Facebook. Visuals are processed 60,000 times faster in the brain than text.

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The Big Question: How do I spend my time?

Clive on Learning

June's Big Question on the Learning Circuits Blog asks a personal question: How much time do you spend and how do you find the time for reading blogs, twitter, social networks, etc.? Let's start with blogging. I've established a routine of posting at least twice a week and of writing fairly long pieces, say 300-500 words. Facebook and Twitter are much less important for me professionally, but are part of my overall commitment to engaging with my network.

Get Skilled to Create Engaging e-Learning

Integrated Learnings

On top of that you need great writing skills, attention to detail, and be great at testing and troubleshooting. Involve yourself with social media like Twitter, blogs, and user groups. This eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services , an eLearning design & development company. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. by Jonathan Shoaf. Many of us know the common scenarios.

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Organizational Change Management Cited – Again – as Key.

Dashe & Thomson

In another post, Krigsman writes: Communications in [the context of ERP implementation] means explaining the business impact of technology decisions to a non-technical audience. In order to succeed, however, it is imperative that managers pay attention to this critical element of ERP project success. Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Search the blog Popular Latest Comments Tags Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS? Download the whitepaper » Blog this!

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Self-publishing Checklist for New Authors

Kitaboo

While you can just jump in and go with the flow to write your story, a better approach is to plan the writing journey. You can first write an overview or summary of the plot and then break it down into the main acts or chapters. Write. This is the writing step.

This Week in #TalkTech: Video Storytelling, Brain Games, and Idea Sharing

Bottom-Line Performance

Some of us may never aspire to be a published author, while others might dream of being the next great author “someday” but don’t have the time to write that first novel. Turns out, we aren’t giving ourselves credit for all the writing we are actually doing! Every day, we produce millions of books’ worth of emails, tweets, blog posts and blog comments. On Facebook alone, we post about 16 billion words.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Top Ten Tools for Jane Hart

Learning Visions

Im an instructional designer with an emphasis on writing and schmoozing. 8) Facebook Its only been a few weeks, but Facebook has given me a whole new warm and fuzzy feeling. 10:58 AM Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Cammy Bean Greater Boston, MA, United States View my complete profile About This Blog Subscribe in a reader Subscribe via email Are you an Instructional Designer? Can I, um, have your attention, please?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Personal Hard Drive

Learning Visions

Mark writes, "You wanna know what a PLE is? I said a similar thing in a comment on Tony Karrers blog the other day: Isnt the main tool of the PLE our very own little brains? I used to think of live blogging as endlessly disruptive (and, if youre a non-blogger sitting next to someone relentlessly tapping away, its as bad as that nonstop ditta-ditta-bip ditta-bip-bip from someones headphones when youre on the subway). Can I, um, have your attention, please?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My 100th Post

Learning Visions

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 My 100th Post In honor of my 39th birthday (which is today), I write my 100th post (which seems improbable). Blogging friends sent me birthday messages via FB today. I have off-blog conversations with blogging people, which makes it all even more real. Blog on. Posted by Cammy Bean at 2:21 PM Labels: Blogging 8comments: Christy Tucker said. Can I, um, have your attention, please?

Wrote about Storytelling for eLearn Magazine

Integrated Learnings

Although teaching through telling stories is as old as the human race, storytelling as a learning technique is receiving renewed attention in the training industry. Because of that, several posts on this blog explore how storytelling benefits learning and how to design stories into eLearning. And since it seems that many of you share that interest, I wanted to let you know that I was recently invited to write an article on the topic for eLearn Magazine. By Shelley A. Gable.

Want to go mobile for learning and support?

Allison Rossett

I invited him to write this when I recognized my lack of clarity about the options for mobile development and delivery. Some examples of mobile web apps are YouTube , Yellow Pages , and Facebook. These development frameworks allow developers to write the app in familiar web programming languages while at the same time allowing deployment of that that code to multiple outputs. Write once for all platforms but user experience may vary. John Park is my guest blogger.

Social Learning – A Transformational Shift in Workplace Learning

Origin Learning

In this blog post, we look at how ‘social learning’ is gaining traction and being deployed in organizations to foster workplace learning. Facebook, LinkedIn, and Learning Socially. Why do you think successful business leaders write long notes and share them on LinkedIn? It is our innate nature to feel appreciated and complimented that’s helped fuel the billion-dollar business that Facebook has grown into today.