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Blog Roundup: Instructional Design

LearnDash

They have a lot of knowledge in the subject they want to teach—but they haven’t ever actually taught it. They want to share their knowledge, but they don’t know how to take what’s in their brain and translate it into a course others can learn from.

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.

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Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs

Experiencing eLearning

Back when I wrote my instructional design careers series in 2007, I was only aware of a few blogs by instructional designers. Since then, I’ve discovered a wealth of blogs by instructional designers, e-learning developers, and workplace learning specialists. Design for Learning is written by Natalie Laderas-Kilkenny, a former coworker of mine who blogs on education and technology. In the Middle of the Curve is one of the first blogs I linked to, back in January 2007.

The MATRIX Blog just turned 5!

Matrix

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.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

In a knowledge-sharing sense, user-generated videos put learners in the driving. voluntarily sharing knowledge on a daily basis, so offering them a simple way of doing. Peer-to-peer learning achieves this through credible, real-life knowledge sharing. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

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. That helps me remember what I attended and what I learned, and it lets me share that knowledge with others. Because I have done so much live blogging, I was able to provide proof of my ongoing professional development efforts. Personal Knowledge Management. Wikis and Blogs and Tags: Oh Why?

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. On top of creating the Knowledge Guru game engine, she has worked extensively with Dr. Karl Kapp, author and Assistant Director of Bloomsburg University’s Institute for Interactive Technologies.

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Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Kirkpatrick Revisited by Barbara on April 18, 2011 in Instructional Design After I finished my post a few weeks ago on Reevaluating Evaluation , I found out that Donald Kirkpatrick , the granddaddy of the Four Levels of Evaluation, was taking a farewell tour before his retirement and would be presenting a workshop at the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) in Minneapolis.

Identifying the Right Product Knowledge Training Methodology for Your Business

Infopro Learning

However, you might be surprised to learn that the key to providing quality customer experiences is to improve your employee’s product knowledge skills. Product knowledge is an important component of providing quality service. Identifying Knowledge Gaps and Barriers to Training.

Corporate Knowledge Sharing: Blog Design Tips To Make It Look Good As Well As Help Readers Learn

G-Cube

To encourage the culture of learning and sharing, most modern organizations create blogs which not only showcase latest achievements of the organization but also become the hotbed for collaborative discussions and learning. Blogs are also a way to market your content and invite the right kind of audience to see what you are all about. And the way your blog looks and feels will make sure they think of you when they need your services.

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? And that’s where our quest to find the best blog content begins. 25 Must-Read Customer Education Blogs. Published on the Amity blog). And how can you bring together multiple learning elements to create an effective onboarding mix? Published in the TrainingIndustry.com blog). by Kevin Hanegan , VP Knowledge and Learning.

Our Top Blog Posts for 2017

eFront

Develop your employees’ skills consistently, and you have a clear, cost-effective path to productivity and growth. These days, excellent communication skills and in-depth product knowledge might not be enough to make the grade. Training Budget 101: How to effectively manage your training costs. This 101 guide to cost-effective quality training. It’s imperative if they want to stay efficient, cost-effective and competitive.

Developing and Deploying Effective Product Knowledge Training

Origin Learning

In the last blog, we discussed the importance of product knowledge to drive business goals. In this blog, we will. The post Developing and Deploying Effective Product Knowledge Training appeared first on Blog - Originlearning. Product Training developing learning modules product knowledge product training

Our Top 10 Training & Development Blog Posts from 2015

Bottom-Line Performance

There are adult learning and instructional design blogs galore that sing the praises of the “next big thing” in the training and development space… whatever it happens to be on a given day. We strive to do more with our Bottom-Line Performance and Knowledge Guru blogs. Seven of them appeared here on our Bottom-Line Performance blog… while three appeared on our Knowledge Guru website. From the Bottom-Line Performance Blog. Trends!

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 other major reason we’re including this blog is their affiliation with GSummit, one of the biggest conferences for learning about gamification. Karl Kapp partnered with Sharon Boller, the creator of Knowledge Guru, to put on the successful Play to Learn workshop.

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. Information organized into chunks makes the knowledge more digestible for learners. EdApp provides an informative and relevant blog for training adult and younger learners.

What makes Product Knowledge Training a Game-Changer?

Infopro Learning

Product knowledge training is one of the most valuable learning opportunities you can give your sales representatives. An effective product knowledge training program can equip your sales team with essential skills, improve your organization’s reputation, boost customer satisfaction and increase sales. Product knowledge training helps your employees answer even the most complicated questions with ease and confidence. Equip Employees with Essential Knowledge.

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

Origin Learning

Is it possible to capture the metrics in an engaging and effective way ? By bringing in elements of gaming and visual content in social learning, the engagement is far more effective. Since rolling it out in September 2014, the number of users has jumped to 14,000 from 250, and 80 percent of the content is socially generated through blogs, forums, discussions and Q&As.”. So positioning it as a learning and knowledge platform forself-development is what works.

BLOG: #UTGForum updates

Unicorn Training

Responsive design' is where you have a solution that adapts.Demonstrating how a 'typical' webpage can be reduced in size to tablet size and mobile size so the interface experience isn't effected, layout just alters automatically.That's what are trying to do with SkillsServe so all the content can access through main LMS you can access through mobile device.Importance of consistency with information across applications. MORNING!So

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. At Dashe & Thomson, we have found wikis to be one of the single cheapest and easiest tools available for aiding in knowledge transfer during a training project.

3 Sectors That Have Benefited Most from Learning Management Systems (guest blog)

Plume - e-learning & learning management systems

The increasing popularity of distance learning for schools and online training for corporate employees is fueling the demand for more comprehensive and effective LMS. Enhanced student engagement results in a faster learning process and better knowledge retention for students. The lack of knowledge, poor quality of training, and unfamiliarity with the company’s culture contribute to the employees’ disillusion and disengagement, prompting them to exit the company prematurely.

Metrics to Measure Corporate Training Effectiveness

Infopro Learning

Using analytics to measure learning data will help organizations to check the lagging indicators, create better learning experience, better knowledge retention and eventually productivity gains. Blog Corporate Training Training Delivery Training ROIIt is true that training programs that revolve around developing skills for the workforce has emerged as a crucial factor for organizational development.

Blog Book Tour: Social Media for Trainers--stop #9

ID Reflections

#SoMe for Trainers: Beating the Forgetting Curve This is the 9th stop of the Blog Book Tour for Jane Bozarth's new book, S ocial Media for Trainers. With her focus on the main tools that have grabbed “global imagination” namely, Twitter, Facebook, Blogs and Wikis, Jane Bozarth writes a lucid, eminently readable account of what technology has to offer in terms of Social Media tools and their position in the sphere of learning.

5 Ways to Improve Employee Product Knowledge

Infopro Learning

Having a team of employees who are knowledgeable about your products and services is an important part of providing quality customer experiences. THE BENEFITS OF PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE TRAINING. While there are many components of customer experience, few are more important than product knowledge training. They are especially effective for learning about products that are technical or dangerous like heavy machinery and surgical equipment.

The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Power of Your Network by Michael on February 9, 2011 in customer service , marketing , sales , social learning Whether it is building our LinkedIn Contacts or Followers on Twitter, gathering Friends on Facebook or Yammering with our fellow work teams, the buzz of “networking” is always present. Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this!

Moving from Teacher to Facilitator | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Moving from Teacher to Facilitator by Michael on January 25, 2011 in Classroom Learning , Facilitation , Informal Learning , Training Development As a leader and teacher in the classroom and online for over 15 years, I still face the challenge of making content “real” for learners. Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! I find your blog page quite interesting.

Anniversary edition: Top 10 posts of the MATRIX Blog

Matrix

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.

Time Spent on Blogging

Tony Karrer

is how much time I spend on blog reading and writing and how anyone can work that into their already too busy life. Blog reading and writing as part of scanning has been a replacement of other activities that I used to do - reading magazines and books. Originally, I didn't plan to replace these activities as I considered the information from blogs to be quite different. The same feeling starts to happen when you read blogs and then go and read magazines.

Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0 Not only are these organizations losing skilled workers, they are losing the institutional knowledge they rely on. Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this!

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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.

The 5 Top Blogs of 2016 on Mobile Learning

CommLab India

Well, here are 5 useful blogs that will help you make good use of the learning format. This has made it necessary for companies to formulate an effective mobile, social learning strategy. The post – Mobile Technologies and Social Learning provides valuable insights into the use of mobile devices to facilitate effective collaborative learning. These portals act as repositories of knowledge from where courses and training materials can be sent out to learners.

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.

The MATRIX Blog turns 2!

Matrix

It seems like yesterday when I wrote about celebrating the first year anniversary of the MATRIX Blog. The combined effort of the entire MATRIX team — and all our readers — made our blog climb even more in the mighty list of all e-learning blogs , settling in the first 7%. Now let’s have a look at the best performing MATRIX Blog posts, that contributed to its progress: Top 10 blog posts on MATRIX. Measuring training effectiveness — the Kirkpatrick model.

Ray’s Top Blogs on Microlearning - Tip #163

Vignettes Learning

Here are Ray’s top blog-tips to jumpstart your 2018 Microlearning goals and forward steps. Expertise: Why the Odds are Stacked Against Novices - Tip #93 We all have some level of expertise knowledge. How Microlearning Impacts Coaching and Behavior Change - Tip #149 Learners usually decide they want to change behaviors, not because of the content or learning materials, but because they see it as a necessity to be effective in doing their work.

BLOG: Creative Recipes Bubble In Unicorn Labs.

Unicorn Training

Possible suggestions included guides on current knowledge, what is required to treat an Ebola patient each day and interactive maps and timelines for example. This is where Articulate throws down the gauntlet to the global eLearning community to meet a need or answer a question through designing an effective piece of eLearning using Storyline.

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

Unicorn Training

Broker ASSESS is effectively a lot of content and an LMS that has 50,000 users. The first thing a learner sees is a diagnostic; they are asked approx 5-10 questions on a topic and exempted from learning if they get the questions right while if not it gets added to their basket.The new reporting functionality also provides a real time view of knowledge across a business on a subject at any time. How do you run L&D successfully across large organisations?

Why an Effective Employee Onboarding Plan is Crucial?

Infopro Learning

Effective employee onboarding has the power to improve your business on multiple fronts. A well-defined onboarding plan can help you identify the right employees required for various business roles, whether it is leadership development , product knowledge training or customer service. In this article, we are going to share with you what makes effective onboarding crucial to success for both your new hires and the entire organization.