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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. I started blogging in December 2006 as a tool for my own professional development. At the time, starting a business wasn’t even on my radar. Blogging Platforms.

2019 Blog Review: 13 Years

Experiencing eLearning

2019 was a big year for my blog. I started this blog in 2006 as a free blog. That was a great platform for me at the time. I was using my blog primarily as a tool for my own reflection and learning. This is post #1,115 on my blog. Blogging


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The MATRIX Blog just turned 5!


Each November, we look back to the previous 12 months, and then all the way back to the very first post published on the MATRIX Blog, to reflect upon our progress in the e-learning blogging sphere. We blog about e-learning, and the online environment is our perfect host.

How to Monetize a Blog: 12 Ways Used by Successful Bloggers


Looking for ways to monetize your blog? Here’s a list of 12 ways to help you with your blog monetization strategy. 3 Way #3: Turn Your Blog Into a Membership Site. This should help drive traffic to your new blog on a daily basis. Blogging is a type of art in itself.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

investment if businesses are to enrich engagement. Google AI Blog (2014), ‘A picture is worth a thousand (coherent) words: building a natural description of images’ 4 Give Your Video. As a busy L&D professional, you want to spend more. learning on business outcomes.

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? That’s not just a gut reaction – it’s a business reality. Nevertheless, education is a critical factor in the customer experience equation, and marketers are eager to learn how to leverage customer education for better business results. And that’s where our quest to find the best blog content begins. 25 Must-Read Customer Education Blogs.

Blog, Message, Participate – Join the Social Learning Brigade!

Origin Learning

Can an intranet platform work? Konnect , the social technology platform offered by Origin Learning has, from trials and implementation, proved to be efficient owing to the higher degree of engagement and participation of learners that it offers. A word of caution though: it is important to position the platform properly. Cisco,after rolling out a social learning platform last year, found it became an integral part of the service team experience.

Build An Air-tight Business Case For A Learning Platform


Get internal buy-in from your key decision makers with an air-tight business case. As a learning and development (L&D) professional, the benefits of a Learning Platform or a Learning Management System (LMS) are obvious to you. To carry out your tasks efficiently and align learning to wider business objectives, you understand how learning technology increases productivity and makes your learners’ experience with your L&D programs better.

Training Blogs That Motivate Learning

Ed App

Training blogs provide intricate insights into the ‘how-to’s’ and benefits of mobile learning employee training strategy. We provide you with five of the best training blogs to motivate the learning of your employees. Accomodate busy schedules. Employees have busy lives which must be accounted for. EdApp provides an informative and relevant blog for training adult and younger learners.

BLOG: #UTGForum updates

Unicorn Training

For most regulatory training first priority is senior managers - they're responsible for setting culture of business and they need to be able to discuss and ask questions, which is where F2F comes in.If A significant attack undermines fundamental level of trust between a corporate and their customers.Any cyber resilience strategy has to be fundamentally linked to business strategy - by focussing on that can drill down on the most critical stuff that needs protecting. MORNING!So

5 ways to make your Fashion Blog stand Out


If you love fashion and want a career in it, the first step is to create a fashion blog. There are tons of reasons why you should have a fashion blog. Also, having a blog gives you exposure to the big names who are looking for talented people. If you don’t have a blog, start one.

Happy learners with an attractive platform

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

If it takes longer than let's say a day or week, you may be using an online platform. Maybe you are already content that you understand all feature or you may have someone 'doing' the platform stuff. That is a shame because a well-designed and attractive platform is important.

Q&A from Blog Readers on E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Especially when it comes in the form of questions from readers of the blog and various followers on my social media channels. But, I do not look at the number of users, number of clients (in terms of ranking as the best of the best), I look at the platform as a whole – including those extra variables people tend to leave out - user interface, customer service, support, training and a few other items. . Here is my list (both from a business and system standpoint).

Anniversary edition: Top 10 posts of the MATRIX Blog


It is exactly November 10 th , and it’s the one year anniversary of the MATRIX Blog! The MATRIX Blog turns one! Precisely one year ago I published the very first blog post, obviously entitled “ MATRIX says hello! ”. Its 314 words (making it the shortest ever post on this blog) were supposed to introduce the new kid on the block. Twelve months and 69.023 written words later, and the MATRIX Blog climbed in the first 20% (15.7%, to be more exact) of all e-learning blogs.

Humanizing Online Learning Platforms


Companies are using technology, both online learning platforms and more informal collaboration and learning tools, more than ever before. In today’s changed world, digital learning and online learning platforms have a real chance to prove their worth and deliver measurable business value.



Learnnovators, a leading e-learning company in India, has Clark Quinn, one of the most prominent ‘E-learning Gurus’, penning a blog series for them on deeper elearning design. According to Ravi Pratap Singh, Co-founder of Learnnovators, “We are greatly honoured to have Clark Quinn crafting this blog series for us. These blogs will help the learning community benefit from the valuable insights Clark shares on deeper learning design.”. Chennai (India).

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. For smart vendors, a blog is not another way to manipulate you with product marketing messages or achieve keyword dominance in search engines. The Totara blog is one reason why.

Investing in the Best Online Learning Platform for Education

Hurix Digital

The eLearning landscape is rapidly evolving as more and more institutions and universities recognize the benefits that the online learning platform brings to learners. Online Learning Platforms and Their Advantages for Institutions. Different Types of Online Learning Platforms.

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs


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.

Celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the MATRIX Blog


There are two more days until the MATRIX Blog turns three! Since the first and the second year of blogging about workplace learning and L&D practices got their fair share of fame ( Anniversary edition: Top 10 posts of the MATRIX Blog and The MATRIX Blog turns 2! Top 10 MATRIX Blog posts. In order to get a step ahead of the competition, check out our very subjective list of people who know the ins and outs of e-learning for businesses.

BLOG: Where do businesses find their LMS content?

Unicorn Training

Software Advice, a site that rates learning management platforms, surveyed 150 corporate LMS administrators on their use of third-party versus in-house training materials and found 73% use both. From talking to clients about our SkillsServe online learning and development platform, we know the demand for comprehensive blended learning experiences is greater than ever. Are you amongst the three-quarters of firms that use a mix of in-house and third-party training content in your LMS?

Digitec Blog Post Named to Association Universe’s Daily Best

Association eLearning

As a guest author on the blog, Jack McGrath, President and Creative Director at. The post spread like wildfire and was shared dozens of times across social media platforms. When she is not counting down to "cake time", Amy is busy meeting with folks at national conferences and sharing her love for eLearning. Digitec, reported on the skills gap problem facing industries and what associations can do to help solve the problem.

Learning Cafe – Not Another Blog !

Learning Cafe

It is another blog but one we hope will be a bit different and deliver value to our readers. For example: Bob Spence was the Learning Leader at LearnX in 2009 and was instrumental at implementing an award winning learning platform at St.George Bank. Ryan Tracey has won the best Learning Blog award this year and manages e-Learning at a financial services company. We are excited to welcome other contributors who will be joining the Learning Cafe blog in the coming months.

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.

Micro-blogging at Work

eLearning Weekly

It only makes sense that organizations are starting to bring the same concept of Twitter ( micro-blogging ) in-house to improve communication between employees. What is micro-blogging? Micro-blogging is the process of sending short text updates that describe what you’re doing and/or thinking to a web site or web application. Read a more detailed definition of micro-blogging. How can micro-blogging be beneficial at work? Selecting a micro-blogging platform.

10 Learning experience platforms

Ed App

A learning experience platform (XLP) provides a personalized, social, online learning experience for users. XLPs users typically consist of employees at large enterprises, where they have a holistic learning experience from one singular platform. Learning Experience Platform #1 EdApp.

Live #LT17uk Blog: Running L&D successfully across large organisations

Unicorn Training

Live from Learning Technologies Conference, Richard Owen, Product Manager at long-time Unicorn partners CII explains how they have trebled use of the Broker ASSESS platform in one year.CII is the world's largest professional body for insurance and financial planning. There is a mass of data for senior managers to digest and insights into what people in the business know. How do you run L&D successfully across large organisations?

Business of eLearning – Trends for 2014


So I have tried to put together how the business of elearning might behave in 2014. India – Increase in training reach, reduction in training overheads because of the large geography, and reduction in costs- these are going to be the main business drivers. This should again be a business driver in 2014 – requiring changes both at the LMS and content levels, and some niche programming and analytical skills as well.

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Gamification Blog Book Tour, Week Three Stops and Week Two Recap

Kapp Notes

TODAY”S BLOG STOP: April 30: Enid Crystal New York ASTD Chapter Blog. The blog book tour has been a lot of fun, with interesting comments and exciting dialogues and some in-person stops. May 1: Jeanette Brooks Word of Mouth blog. The blog for the day will be UL EduNeering Online Compliance Training Blog which will have slides and information from the session. This tool was designed to work across various mobile platforms.

LIVE BLOG - Craig Weiss 'eLearning 2020' Seminar

Unicorn Training

Has some short and long-term benefits including enabling use of content across multiple platforms much easier. User experience - gestures, do you have to write content specific to platform or cross-platform? Learning towards cross-platform app - all about Android / Apple and some IE8. Difficult to fit into programmes - off the cuff in business environment how do you say people have learned what. Couple of LMS vendors coming out with MOOCs as part of platform.

BLOG: Unicorn Spring Client Day - Follow It Here.

Unicorn Training

Welcome everyone to the live updates from our Unicorn Spring Client Day - we will be blogging across the presentations and breakout sessions to bring you all the hot topics and latest discussions all things learning solutions and Unicorn-y. Unicorn Spring Client Forum - live blogMorning all!

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BLOG: Is It OK To Like 'Blended Learning' Again?

Unicorn Training

So we were beyond chuffed for our partners, FSTP, when they won the Debt Resolution Forum (DRF) and Debt Managers Standards Association (DEMSA) ‘Business Partnership of the Year Award 2015’ last week!Consumer the blog Philippa writes: “The blended approach has improved beyond expectations over time, and solutions, using both the classroom and virtual delivery methods, have rightly earned their place and are a must in any annual L&D programme for all organisations.”

VIDEO BLOG - Configure Yourself One of Us!

Unicorn Training

With more and more clients switching to SkillsServe, David Teague (Head of Platform Services) explains how client relationships are crucial in getting the right result. There may have only been seven of us but over the past year, Unicorn’s Configuration Team have migrated over 60 organisations from the now-closed SkillsHub to SkillsServe and more than 500 clients from STUDYServe to SkillsServe, both single and multi-tenancy solutions. Configuration; hardly the most riveting of words.

BLOG: Top 5 Things We Learned from Learning Technologies 2016

Unicorn Training

Here's our top 5.The eLearning industry is thriving - LTs felt properly busy this year, not just in terms of visitors but exhibition stands too. The enduring question for each business remains however, of how do you differentiate yourself and give people something that really stands out? We only look after the HR side”, “Someone else manages the LMS”, “That’s the talent team's role”, “Compliance take care of their own content on a different platform”.etc.

5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Software Training Platform


If you recognize your company in any of the above scenarios, then you need a software training platform. A platform tailored for software training should allow learners to learn by doing on your software – this helps boost knowledge retention. A software training platform will allow you to track learner progress , so you can measure the effectiveness of your content, and then adapt your training according to success rates and feedback.

Top 10 LMS platforms

Ed App

LMS platforms seem to be an answer. With the rise of LMS platforms (LMS standing for Learning Management System) processes such as onboarding, continuous training, project management and international collaboration became easier, faster and more efficient than ever before.

How can you prepare for continuous digital transformation? The Adaptive Learning Platform


Over the last few months, we have written about a variety of different business challenges and needs for this year. From business resilience, digital skilling, to employee engagement, the obstacles and opportunities that lie ahead for 2021 are across the board.