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Why I blog

E-Learning Provocateur

I’ve been blogging for several years now, and a question that continually pops up is why do I do it? I blog primarily for myself. The tag line of my blog is provoking deeper thinking. Comments are the lifeblood of blogging.

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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I'm blogging this

Learning with e's

As you might expect, I encourage my students to blog regularly to support their learning. I have written extensively on the benefits of academic blogging , but perhaps the two most important positive outcomes are personal reflection and public dialogue.

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.

121 Blogs About Learning

KnowledgeStar

Corporate Learning Education elearning instructional design Learning Learning Blogs Learning TechnologyHere’s my daily reading list from which I pick and chose every day. The represent the best minds in the area of learning and learning technology. Enjoy! Aaron Silvers Adventures in Corporate Education aLearning Allison Rossett Assets B Online Learning Blogger in Middle-earth Bottom-Line Performance Bozarthzone brave new org Brian Dusablon Challenge to Learn Clark [.].

8 Years of Blogging

Experiencing eLearning

I missed my anniversary by a few days, but I’ve now been blogging for 8 years. Image Credit: Graphic Stock Filed under: Blogging , Lifelong Learning

My History of Live Blogged Notes

Experiencing eLearning

When I attend webinars or participate in online courses and conferences, I usually live blog my notes. Because I have done so much live blogging, I was able to provide proof of my ongoing professional development efforts. Wikis and Blogs and Tags: Oh Why?

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I blog and I understand

Learning with e's

I blog and I understand. Confucius (almost) Sometime in the next day or two, this blog will quietly cross the threshold of 5 million views. When I started blogging around seven or eight years ago, I set out to share my thoughts with a small community of my own colleagues and friends.

Top 13 LMS (and Learning Technology) Blogs

Upside Learning

I list below a list of top 13 blogs (in alphabetical order) that we follow for LMS (and learning technology): ALearning. E-Learning 24/7 Blog. eLearning Blog Dont Waste Your Time. SumTotal Talent Development Blog. Upside Learning Solutions Blog.

Blogging with Freire

Learning with e's

So Freire didn't actually live to see the power and potential of social media, or the impact blogging would have on education. But what would he have said about blogs if he had been witness to the participatory web in all its present glory? Dialogue is what blogging is really about.

Blogging as literacy

Learning with e's

My view is that in the social media universe, blogging is potentially the most powerful tool. Blogging requires a particular set of literacies to ensure that its potential is realised. One of the most powerful aspects of blogging is its social dimension which includes open discussion.

25 Blogs for Someone Who Wants To Become an ELearning Professional

JoomlaLMS

You have a good position in a well-known company. You even got promoted a few times. You know your job, your industry, and all the pitfalls to avoid. You are an expert in what you are doing.

Seven reasons teachers should blog

Learning with e's

F rom personal experience blogging is one of the most beneficial professional development activities I have ever engaged with. I learn more from blogging than I do from almost any other activity I participate in. 2) Blogging can crystalise your thinking. Blogging is immediate.

I blog therefore I'm spammed

Learning with e's

Some of the spam comments posted to my blog are amusing. I'm glad I decided to moderate all comments so they don't just automatically appear on my blog. Other spam comments from Anonymous offer fake flattery in the hope that you think they are commenting positively on your blog post.

Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

When you need solid advice about learning strategy and technology, which blogs come to mind? If you’ve been ignoring LMS vendor blogs, it’s time to take a closer look. And I’m increasingly impressed by the quality of content in some LMS blogs.

I think, therefore I blog

Learning with e's

In a recent blog post, I gave seven reasons why teachers should blog. I followed that post up with another highlighting some of the reasons teachers don't blog. Blogging for me has many clear benefits for professionals.

#blideo - a new blogging challenge

Learning with e's

The challenge was simple - you shared an image with a friend (or three) and challenged them to write a short, learning related blog about it. blimage = blog + image. Some have returned to blogging after a long time away, and others have been encouraged to blog for the very first time.

Top 47 eLearning & Workplace Learning Blogs

Upside Learning

We follow a whole lot of blog – most of them focused on the learning, workplace learning, eLearning, and learning technology domain. We have learnt a lot from these blogs and thank all those blog writers for their invaluable insights on various topics. Here is a list of top 47 blogs (in alphabetical order) that Upside Learning team follows. Bersin & Associates : Blogs. eLearning Blog // Don’t Waste Your Time…. eLearning Curve Blog.

Learning Game Design: a Blog Series by Sharon Boller

Bottom-Line Performance

In early May we launched our Learning Game Design Blog on the Knowledge Guru website. The blog has become a great source of information for anyone interested in game based learning and gamification—thanks in large part to an incredibly in-depth blog series by Sharon Boller.

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Reasons teachers don't blog

Learning with e's

I'm a little overwhelmed by the response to my post yesterday entitled Seven reasons teachers should blog which as I write this, is racing toward 2000 views in just 24 hours. Some of those commenting on yesterday's post added further reasons why teachers should blog.

10 Top eLearning Blog Posts of 2014

ExpandShare

2014 was a good year for our eLearning blog. Before we get into the list, let me ask that you leave a comment below letting me know what topics you would most like to see featured on the Expand eLearning Blog? Our 10 Most Viewed Blog Posts of 2014.

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.

Training Day Blog: Virtual Surgery

Kapp Notes

This week over at the TrainingDay blog , my post is called Surgery Anyone? Virtual Surgery That Is. Stop by the site and leave a comment, you could win a free book. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

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.

Blogging about

Learning with e's

The academic world doesn't tend to value blogging as much as it does formally peer-reviewed publications. I have written about this previously, but need to re-emphasise the true value of blogging. Blogging is an excellent medium for professionals to use to crystallise their thinking.

Balancing Personal and Organizational Blogging

David Kelly

I’ve been blogging for a number of years now. In addition to my personal blog, I’ve also written for other magazines and periodicals over the years, including the eLearning Guild Blog, TWIST. Organizational Blogging : These are posts I write for TWIST.

About blogging, tunneling visions and knowledge entrepreneurship

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Julie is doing research for the university of Amsterdam (VU) into (micro-)blogging as part of her PdD research about knowledge and power in the development sector. She interviewed 7 professional ICT4D bloggers (used interviews to identify those) and analysed their blogs.

121 Blogs About Learning

KnowledgeStar

Learning Education elearning instructional design Corporate Learning Learning Technology Learning BlogsHere’s my daily reading list from which I pick and chose every day. The represent the best minds in the area of learning and learning technology. Enjoy! Aaron Silvers Adventures in Corporate Education aLearning Allison Rossett Assets B Online Learning Blogger in Middle-earth Bottom-Line Performance Bozarthzone brave new org Brian Dusablon Challenge to Learn Clark [.].

Litmos Guest Blog Series

Clark Quinn

As I did with Learnnovators , with Litmos I’ve also done a series of posts , in this case a year’s worth. Unlike the other series, which was focused on deeper eLearning design, they’re not linked thematically and instead cover a wide range of topics that were mutually agreed as being personally interesting and of interest to their argument. So, we have presentations on: Blending learning. Performance Support. mLearning: Part 1 and Part 2. Advanced Instructional Design.

The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Underway!

Kapp Notes

We have just started an exciting blog book tour as ASTD and I venture on a 25 stop blog book tour for the ASTD co-published book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Game-based Methods and Strategies for Training and Education. April 16: Learning Circuits Blog.

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. The final blog on our list is more about games, and less about serious games.

#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. I’d like to thank everyone who participated in the tour. THANK YOU! The tour gained a great deal of momentum and has served to raise the awareness of gamification (both the pros and the cons).

TOP eLearning and Workplace Learning Blogs

eFront

I did my research and I listed 134 eLearning and workplace Learning Blogs. > If you would like me to include your elearning and/or workplace learning blog in this list please leave a comment. =>

FREE voucher for everyone who reads this gamification blog

Kineo

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Theory Into Practice Blog Tour

Kapp Notes

I am kicking off another blog book tour and am excited to be able to “go” on another tour. We are starting it today as ASTD and I kick-off a 10+ stop blog book tour for the ASTD co-published book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook: Theory into Practice.

Session on Blogging

Kapp Notes

Hey Check out one of the blogs created by an attendee called Superduperfun Blog __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content GuideCurrently I am in a session teaching Training Conference attendees about blog.much fun is being had by all.

Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

Tom Gram, in the February 17, 2011 post on his Performance X Design blog, says that our training programs are working when we can point to evidence and linkages in performance terms. Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this!