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.

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.

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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. 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.

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5 Great Tips to Write Engaging Quiz Questions for Marketing

ProProfs

On July 7, 2014, a food blog shared a quiz called “Which cake are you?” on social media. So, the first thing that you need to take care of when deciding on how to write a quiz should be the quality of the questions. Top 5 Tips to Write Engaging Quiz Questions.

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? A vlog is a blog that is primarily delivered in video format.

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.

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

Dashe & Thomson

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., Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this!

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.

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.

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.

#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. So whether you are writing to instruct or to sell products, visual content matters.

#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. So whether you are writing to instruct or to sell products, visual content matters.

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

Dashe & Thomson

Where Facebook and LinkedIn serve mainly as social dashboards for our personal and professional networks, respectively, I see Twitter as a customized information portal. In my last blog post I wrote about leveraging the Law of the Few to manage change in the workplace. Blog this!

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.

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!

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. Are Blogs Losing Their Authority To The Statusphere?

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.

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.

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.

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., 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. Share this on Facebook.

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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.

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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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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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?

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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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. Tags: Facebook BigQuestion blogging Twitter

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. Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this!

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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!

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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. 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? 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.

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. Write once for all platforms but user experience may vary.