Blog Round-up: Gamification


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Blog Roundup: Social Learning while Social Distancing


7 of our best blog posts on building community during quarantine. If this is the first time you’re hearing about social learning, this blog post is a good place to start. From forums to mentors to gamification, this will give you several ideas for how to build a social learning environment for your learners. Key takeaway: “The most obvious and natural way to build social learning is through participation in your forum.

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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. As I approach my ninth anniversary of starting this blog, I feel like I have more to write about than I did after one year. I have a long list of blog topics to help me when I’m in a rut. Questions: I get a lot of questions via email from blog readers and clients.

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Class Blog Versus Class LMS


What was once meant for blogging has evolved to a content management system, learning management system, forums, social networking, event booking, ecommerce, and so on. Given the ease-of-use of WordPress, there was a time when teachers all over the world would start a class blog. In some cases, they would even allow their students to create blogs by leveraging WordPress multisite installations. Over the years we have seen an evolution occur in the WordPress ecosystem.

Blogging in a Walled Garden

Experiencing eLearning

One of the features of Sakai that our team was looking for in a new LMS is a blogging tool. However, it does give us the option of blogging within the system. We’re still using those tools for some courses, depending on the content and activities, but we’re starting to integrate this internal blog into our activities. During the pilot of our new facilitator training course, I lurked in the forums during a heated debate about the use of the blog tool.

Blogging Strategies

Clark Quinn

for Learning Professionals Free Online Course (you can jump in at any time) is all about Blogs for Learning. Interestingly, when I prepared the notes for this week, I was able to leverage what the course members had produced during the previous week on Social Bookmarks : [link] [link] [link] You can read in the link Blogs for Learning about my perspective on using Blogs for Learning and Networking. Before blogging, those thoughts were fleeting. The third week of Web 2.0

The 4 pillars of blogging

E-Learning Provocateur

I have been blogging for some time now, and I can honestly say that it’s been a growth journey. I started blogging primarily for myself – essentially to organise and articulate the thoughts in my own head. Recently, a few people have been asking me for blogging advice, mainly around getting started. This got me thinking… What are my guiding principles for blogging? I call these my 4 pillars of blogging. Tags: blogging writing cartoon

Blog but beware

Moodle Journal

introduces those features that are part of the standard build such as Chat, Forums, Glossaries, Blogs and RSS. With regard to the Blog feature and the way in which we have it installed, I always emphasise the need to post a blog as 'Publish to yourself (as Draft)'. To begin with it turned out that tracking down the blog was not as easy I first thought. Beware, because if you look at the user profile screen, Blog is an active tab, allowing anyone to post.

Re-evaluating Evaluation | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Re-evaluating Evaluation by Barbara on March 16, 2011 in Project Management/Project Delivery For years, I have dutifully included a description of Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Learning Evaluation in every proposal for every company I have worked with. Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this!

Blogging: Five of the best

Learning with 'e's

As this blog approaches 8.5 Blogging has always been one of the ways I best express my ideas, and coupled with teaching, public speaking and a number of interviews on video and through podcasting, it has been my main channel of communication and dialogue with my professional community in recent years. Ostensibly, the post is about a bizarre blog post by an academic who claimed that (ironically) blogging is 'sinful' and hampers research productivity.

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

Origin Learning

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.”. Can individual performance and expertise be assessed and made a part of performance appraisals in a non-intrusive way? Is it possible to capture the metrics in an engaging and effective way ? Can an intranet platform work?

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. Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Search the blog Popular Latest Comments Tags Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS?

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.

#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. On the Forbes blog, Jeanne Meister ( Future Workplace ) provides examples of companies using games for learning in her article Gamification: Three Ways To Use Gaming For Recruiting, Training, and Health & Wellness. That’s the great thing about social media, it provides an open forum. I’d like to thank everyone who participated in the tour. THANK YOU!

Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? link] Blog this! Organizations such as PACT, ASTD, MNISPI, and the Digital Learning Forum get my creative juices going to generate new ideas and synergies. Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Search the blog Popular Latest Comments Tags Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS? Download the whitepaper » Blog this!

TCC08: Wikis and Blogs and Tags: Oh Why?

Experiencing eLearning

Blogs. If it is text, a blog is good. Add “real world&# content by bringing things in from outside (podcasts, blogs, etc.). Diigo’s dashboard has forums for discussion. Technorati Tags: tcc08 , tcc2008 , wiki , blog , diigo , privacy , education , writing Presenters: Alice Bedard-Voorhees, Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA. Lisa Cheney-Steen, Colorado Community College System, Denver, Colorado, USA.

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The Membership Forum Dilemma: How to Build Community and Discussion Areas for Students


Yet the membership forum dilemma remains: are discussion forumsBlog Creating Membership SitesAhh engagement… it’s a shiny metric in the membership site and online course world. Online teachers and membership website owners are constantly thinking up ways to increase engagement, and building a community where members can engage with each other is a natural way to do that.

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Kineo Client Spotlight at Learning Technology Summer Forum 2016


Kineo and clients will be speaking at 12:45 in Theatre 1 for this year’s Learning Technology Summer Forum. We know the challenges, so now it’s time to discuss the solutions. In this free seminar session we will be putting a spotlight on clients to discuss how to crack L&D challenges from engagement to evaluation, and retaining employees.

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Blogs vs. Discussion Groups

Tony Karrer

The debate about blogs vs. discussion groups is heating up again between TrDev and Blogs vs. Listservs: Which is Better for Community Conversation? If you are interested in this discussion, it's probably worth looking back at some prior posts on this topic such as: Community Blogs - Maybe I'm Finally Getting It Blogs and Community - launching a new paradigm for online community? Top Ten Reasons To Blog and Top Ten Not to Blog I found it inside my blog reader!

Blogs and Community

Tony Karrer

I just read Nancy White's Blogs and Community – launching a new paradigm for online community? Truly a great article on how blogs build community. Her description of a topic centric community really helps you to think about the loose community network that gets created by blogs. The article also pointed me to a couple of interesting related pieces: What's Better to Build Community: Blogs or Forums? Compares conversation in blog world vs. forums.

Unicorn Client Day - LIVE BLOG

Unicorn Training

Also online help with video walkthroughs starting to be produced more and more, and SkillsServe forums (community site to be interactive amongst each other). Tutor support - add in ability to create tutor/individual relationships, communication between each, discussion forums Corporate CPD - where are working with corp client where there are multiple CPD schemes, across a number of pro bodies to bring altogether. Mark Jones is bringing the day to a close.

Blog Book Tour: Learning in 3D #lrn3d

Learning Visions

When Karl Kapp invited me to join the blog book tour for Learning in 3D, he dangled a little carrot in front of me. I dabbled in SL a bit after that, chronicled my Second Life experiences on my blog, but I haven’t been “in world” in probably two years. I’ll give you a free subscription to my blog if you do! Apparently, I make a cameo appearance. So I am reading this book as a scavenger hunt (leave it to Karl to turn it into a game!)…my my narcissistic antennae all aquiver.

Lessons from Marketers – Introducing a new short blog series

Unicorn Training

It occurred to me during the course of this year’s LT Summer Forum, that so often what is being heralded as ‘out of the box’ or revolutionary thinking in the L&D space is in fact established thought to those who share my profession.

JoomlaLMS Tips: How to Add a Forum to a JoomlaLMS Site


forum tool. We abandoned the integration in favor of a JoomlaLMS native forum tool that is in the development stage currently. The native forum tool ought to be added to an official JoomlaLMS release before too long, meanwhile, to make the wait shorter we would like to share with you a workaround suggested by one of our quick-witted clients. Blog articlesAs you might know, by default, JoomlaLMS is not integrated with any Joomla!

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BLOG: Summer Loving - What Were The Hot Topics at Learning Technologies Forum

Unicorn Training

Ask any three people at last month's Learning Technologies Summer Forum what the hottest topics in eLearning were and you would probably get three different answers. Yet there are some definite ‘buzzwords’ that get repeated out there as the ‘must haves’. Unicorn’s Head of Content Production, David Gristwood, ranks his ‘Top 3’ things people were talking about.

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Blog Book Tour Recap Week Two: Fabulous!!

Kapp Notes

Week two of the blog book tour was hectic. We also announced the first two winners of the Twitter #lrn3d hashtag award, finally got a badge for tour stops and a number of blogsophere folks commented on the tour on their blogs. If you missed last week's blog book tour recap, here it is. Day Seven Mark Viquesney over at his tour stop Learning in 3D blog Tour - Here at TechSpectives!

Forums vs. Social Networks?

Clark Quinn

I'm debating the value of forum / group / threaded discussion software vs. social network software for a particular situation. They could also do it as comments on a blog. So, I'm trying to figure out what's going to be the right software / service to adopt, but I'm also trying to think about the differences in: Forum / Threaded Discussion / Group Examples are Google Groups and Yahoo Groups.

CIBP Forum Resources and Slides

Kapp Notes

Here are the slides from my virtual presentation to the CIBP Forum. Blog Entries. Game based learning from Karl Kapp. Also, here are some links that provide some additional information about what we discussed in the workshop. Articles. Improve Training: Thinking Like a Game Designer. The Gamification of Retail Safety and Loss Prevention Training. Creating a “Story” as the Foundation for Virtual World Learning Events. Storytelling and Instructional Design.

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More on Blogging and Community Issues

Tony Karrer

I just saw that TechCrunch added a forum to their blog. This relates closely to the discussion going on around blogs, discussion forums, communities, etc.: Blogs and Community - launching a new paradigm for online community? eLearning Discussions - An Attempt at Better Discussions in the Blogosphere Move from Discussion Groups to World of Blogs? Top Ten Reasons To Blog and Top Ten Not to Blog I found it inside my blog reader!

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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.”

BLOG: Unicorn Spring Client Day - Follow It Here.

Unicorn Training

Unicorn Spring Client Forum - live blogMorning all! 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.

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LIVE BLOG - Craig Weiss 'eLearning 2020' Seminar

Unicorn Training

Massive so whole lot of forum info needs to be moderated and difficult to filter and people are only interested if higher profile person at helm of it. Live updates throughout the day from Craig Weiss' 'eLearning 2020' Seminar at The Kia Oval. The End! eLearning Age's Clive Snell wrapping up the day - "Craig, fantastic input, fantastic views, we love the controversy and we hope to you again very soon!"

A blog for teacher

Learning with e's

I found a very readable article today on the use of blogs to promote critical reflection and community of practice for language teachers. It's good to see that research is being published into the serious educational/teacher professional development aspects of blogging. They made use of blogs as a platform to critically reflect on their learning processes as well as to gauge the impact of blogs on their own professional growth.

New Blog - and a Great Post Conference Practice

Tony Karrer

that was good to see: It was Tony Karrer's session [at eLearningGuild], An Introduction to New e-Learning Technologies that inspired me to start this blog. Capture this in a public forum so that other conference participants (that includes speakers) can see these and draw from them. I just saw a post - Welcome to My First Post! That's always good to see and makes you hopeful that there actually is some good coming from presenting.

BLOG: Why "Sharing is Power!” for #elawards nominee Joanna

Unicorn Training

Also my Unicorn colleagues were helpful with providing valuable feedback as some of them tested the projects before posting on Articulate’s forum. On Wednesday (25 Nov) Unicorn’s Joanna Kurpiewska will discover if she is going to follow in the footsteps of her Unicorn colleague and 2014 award winner, Sam Yates, to land the coveted 2015 ‘E-learning Designer of the Year’ prize at the eLearning Awards. So who is Joanna and what makes her so passionate about design?

Asia Pacific Forum, leading coalition of National Human Rights Institutions, selects EdApp to help drive human rights goals through mobile education

Ed App

The Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF), has today announced the implementation of EdApp to support member National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) promote and protect human rights at the national and international level. . Welcome, Asia Pacific Forum!

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How to Use Your LMS’s Forum to Keep Learners Engaged 


Here at LearnUpon, one of our favorite ways to encourage engagement is through social learning via a forum. . Easy-to-access as it’s right there in your LMS (depending on the LMS you use, of course), here’s how you can use your forum to keep your learners engaged. . 5 Ways to Engage Your Learners with a Forum. These are how our real customers use forums to boost their learners’ engagement with great success. Forums should be a two-way street. Blog LMS

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days to A Better Blog

Learning Visions

Thursday, August 02, 2007 31 Days to A Better Blog I mentioned to Michele Martin that I was interested in participating in the 31 Days to a Better Blog Exercise being led by problogger Daren Rowse. Im not blogging for the money or the fame, but I am in it for the community, networking and learning opportunities. Well, when I stated my interest, Michele went nuts and added me as a participant on her blog list. He occasionally posts at his company blog Inspire Action.

Internet Time Blog » Telepresence

Jay Cross

BLOG - More Tales From The BIBA Conference Floor (Part 2)

Unicorn Training

The main forum speaker of the day, according to the programme, was Karren Brady, former MD of Birmingham City FC, current vice-chairman of West Ham United and sidekick of Alan Sugar in The Apprentice. Yesterday our intrepid Senior Relationship Manager, Juliet Cox, ventured on to the floor at the BIBA 2014 Conference and Exhibition, relishing her presence as a delegate not on a stand at this year's event. Today Jules draws inspiration from guest speaker, Karren Brady. Or was it…….

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