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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. Now I have my business in one place and my blog in another, which splits my online identity. Writing.

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. Tracy Hamilton writes Discovery through eLearning.

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Gamified Classroom-based Training Solution for BFSI Client: Engaging Learners for Effective Learning – Video Blog

G-Cube

Games not only help to leverage the workforce’s competitive nature, but also helps to boost their overall engagement and knowledge retention levels. G-Cube imparted an effective gamified solution for its esteemed BFSI client. As a result, gamified learning approach within a classroom setting motivated the players to access more courses and improve their overall knowledge competency. ? For more details, you can write us at info@gc-solutions.net.

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. For example, as an independent extended enterprise learning analyst, I’ve been writing for nearly 5 years about the explosive growth in customer training and the learning innovators who are defining this space. 25 Must-Read Customer Education Blogs. Published on the Amity blog).

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.

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.

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.

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. Some quick thoughts - Scanning Activity Replaced I likely spend an average of 30-45 minutes per day reading/writing that is part of what I call "scanning" which is staying up to speed on what's going on. Blog reading and writing as part of scanning has been a replacement of other activities that I used to do - reading magazines and books.

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.

9 Simple Hacks to Write Better Knowledge Base Articles

TechSmith Camtasia

A knowledge base is a set of organized information about your product or service that a reader can go through to learn about said product or service or how to solve related problems. Knowledge bases can be aimed at internal or external audiences and can serve different purposes.

Business Writing that Works: 3 Key Principles

Your Training Edge

Writing may be an art, and business may be, well a business, but when you combine these two entities, inconceivable success will be what you’re left with! Professional business writers may make business writing look as easy as taking candy from a toddler, but there’s more to grabbing the attention of the corporate audience than simply noting down your thoughts. Remember, your business vocabulary doesn’t matter as much as your knowledge about that business.

How effective is your learning? Tips on assessing the effectiveness of Online Training

G-Cube

But what about its effectiveness – Can that be measured or quantified? There are many ways to ascertain the effectiveness of online training across an organization. A blend of two or more approaches works better to understand the different aspects that constitute effectiveness of training. A good and effective LMS should be able to track user data and give inputs on the courses started, finished or left mid-way. In organizations, training is a constant activity.

LIVE BLOG - Craig Weiss 'eLearning 2020' Seminar

Unicorn Training

User experience - gestures, do you have to write content specific to platform or cross-platform? Companies think buying an authoring tool means they can create good eLearning but the skill is in creating that learning to be as effective as possible not the actual basic creation of a course. High degree of personalisation critical for engagement - use name a lot, talk about specific account names and who within account relevant to etc, so map to enable them to apply the knowledge.

Sharing your knowledge: What’s in it for you?

Challenge to Learn

You are an expert, so why should you share your knowledge with your co-workers or with the rest of the world. It works for me; I’m working in the field of e-Learning for 20 years now, and I’m writing this blog (and sharing my knowledge) since 2010. It built me a network, established my name in the field, made me a speaker at conferences all over the world and most important: I learned a lot while writing these posts. Knowledge sharing is.

Making Learning Games Effective: 5 ways of ensuring that players LEARN

G-Cube

Yes, they definitely help the learners get engaged but the ultimate goal is the mastery of knowledge and skills which are important in the workplace. The ultimate goal is the outcome of the gaming experience – the transfer of knowledge or skills gained onto the job. One way to achieve this goal is to integrate simulations designed to teach the desired knowledge and skills. Games can teach a wide range of knowledge and skills.

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BLOG: Designing A Learning Game - Where Do You Start??

Unicorn Training

Who discovered London through Monopoly, has picked up random general knowledge facts from Trivial Pursuit or has a better grasp of geography from Risk? The Abbreviation Game is designed to teach, so how did you decide on what method would work best to make the game most effective? We’re working with closely with our partners Unicorn Training on the project, combining our team’s extensive knowledge of game development and their expertise in digital learning.

Frustratingly Effective Learning

Association eLearning

In short, effective learning usually isn’t “the quick and easy path.”. Spaced repetition cements knowledge and skills into long-term memory. eLearning gives learners a safe place to try, fail, improve, try again, and practice until they’re confident and knowledgeable. How to Tell Frustratingly Effective eLearning from Bad eLearning. At the end of the day, distinguishing frustratingly effective courses from downright bad ones is a useful skill.

Guest Blog 50: How Structured Schooling has Scared the Adult Learner

Eat Learn Repeat

Welcome to the first guest post in my blog. No doubt tests are effective to judge knowledge retention but, they can’t be the only end to the training. The reason why we follow this age-old system is your need for validation, a piece of paper saying someone certified is more believable than having to talk to take time to understand the knowledge and skill that person possesses. To contribute, please write to me at eatlearnrepeat@gmail.com.

Using Learning Objects as ?Knowledge Packages? to Achieve Learning Objectives

Docebo

They should be considered by e-learning professionals as sharable “knowledge packages” that include any related learning materials to achieve a specific learning objective within an e-learning course. Write a presentation letter with Microsoft Word. Write a presentation letter with Microsoft Word: How should I introduce myself? Give learners a way to verify the effectiveness of their learning. Docebo Blog Learning Technology Trends Learning technology solutions lms

Combating “The Homer Simpson Effect”

Learningtogo

There really is a “Homer Simpson” effect in neuroscience. The Homer Simpson Effect means that in order to “make room” for new learning, your brain weeds out prior learning. This “unlearning to learn” behavior probably helped our ancestors develop increasingly more effective survival strategies, rather than sticking with things we already knew. Minimizing the Homer Simpson Effect.

Escape from Compliance Training Jail - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. In those cases, the goal is not so much to teach new skills; instead it is to certify existing knowledge. If the person can demonstrate the skills and knowledge, then go ahead and certify them, so they can go back to work or surf the Internet. If they can’t demonstrate the skills and knowledge, put them on a path to get it, and then reassess them later. Now, knowledge and behavior are two different things. Search the Blog.

7 Simple Steps to Write Targeted Learning Objectives

LearnUpon

The purpose of implementing an online training strategy is to achieve the learning objectives and impart practical knowledge. Can you write targeted learning objectives that will help you determine whether your corporate learners have actually benefited from your online training course? A Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Learning Objectives. And for them to be effective they have to be direct. Step 4: Pick a knowledge level. Knowledge: recall, memorize, recite.

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.

Combating “The Homer Simpson Effect”

Learningtogo

There really is a “Homer Simpson” effect in neuroscience. The Homer Simpson Effect means that in order to “make room” for new learning, your brain weeds out prior learning. This “unlearning to learn” behavior probably helped our ancestors develop increasingly more effective survival strategies, rather than sticking with things we already knew. Minimizing the Homer Simpson Effect. LearningToGo Blog

Creating Effective Training Design To Provide Impactful Learning Experience

G-Cube

Once the skills and/or knowledge gap is identified, it is important to look at the components of the competency/ies that need to be addressed, as well as the associated tasks that people must perform using these competencies. This write up is not meant to go deep into Instructional Design; hence a detailed explanation of these models is not being presented here.

Favorite 2009 posts on Informal Learning Blog

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Here are the most popular posts on the Informal Learning Blog in 2009. Help me write the next installment. Everybody knows about network effects: the value of a network increases exponentially with the addition of each new node. When people are actively pulling in learning resources rather than taking what’s pushed at them, the value of the network goes turbo, an effect the authors call the collaboration curve.

LCB's Big Question - Should All Learning Professionals be Blogging?

Tony Karrer

Over on LCB , The Big Question for October has been posted: Should All Learning Professionals be Blogging? Corporate eLearning Professionals are Blogging More More corporate eLearning professionals are taking up blogging. A couple recent interesting blogs as examples are: In the Middle of the Curve - Good example post that I cite later: Fear of Blogging. Writing is probably the single best way to codify personal knowledge.

How to Write Good Assessment Questions

Association eLearning

Your association can have the best course in the world, but if the assessments or knowledge checks aren’t written well they can make the whole thing fall apart. Believe it or not, it can be hard to write effective questions. This is true whether you’re making an eLearning assessment or writing questions for a traditional in-classroom test. Introduce new information during an assessment or knowledge check. “Can someone explain this question to me?

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

The Learning Circuits

Week One Recap 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. She was also “offended” that during the tour I offered a whitepaper for anyone who wanted to leave a comment on every blog entry. She felt that in an industry where knowledge is valued that withholding knowledge to shape behavior or action was wrong.

Writing Distractors for Multiple Choice Questions

Integrated Learnings

Multiple choice questions – whether used throughout an eLearning lesson or in a knowledge assessment – are often frowned upon as unrealistic and limiting. Highly interactive eLearning lessons that present relevant content in realistic contexts tend to be well received and effective. For instance, if you need learners to identify what button to click on to begin a procedure in a system, don’t write a multiple choice question where the options are names of buttons.

Declarative knowledge

Ed App

Many have recognized that knowledge is the most important resource in the modern economy. After all, knowledge is a specific and individual concept, as it originates and is applied in the mind of the knower. Knowledge management is a crucial part of business development.

How subject matter experts can create more effective learning

Challenge to Learn

An increasing number of subject matter experts are sharing their knowledge in a variety of ways. We provide a hassle-free authoring platform for them to share knowledge effortlessly. We also know that we have to guide and assist subject matter experts to help them create effective learning materials. As a result, subject matter experts often create very content heavy courses that are not effective learning materials.

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Curated Insights: Writing Good Questions

Axonify

Can you write a good multiple choice question? Many L&D pros just don’t realize how difficult it is to write a good question. It may not sound as exciting as creating videos or interactive simulations, but great question design can be an essential tool for growing knowledge on critical workplace topics. Our March curated insights explore what it takes to write effective questions and how they can be used as part of a modern learning experience.

Retiring Workforce? Use Your LMS To Capture Their Knowledge

Upside Learning

How to capture the knowledge that resides in the heads of the ageing workforce, which is on the verge of retiring? I believe an LMS could be a good place for sharing and capturing tacit knowledge. And in the process it also helps establish your knowledgeable staff higher on a position of expertise, making them get noticed by management and motivating them further to continue helping others on the discussions forums. Australia's economy is thriving.

Knowledge Guru Game Creation Wizard Unveiled at ASTD ICE

Bottom-Line Performance

We are taking our show on the road to ASTD ICE, May 20 – 22 in Dallas, Texas to unveil the Knowledge Guru Game Creation Wizard. The Wizard allows users to create and edit their own Knowledge Guru games.The beta version is live now… and version 1.0 the past, Knowledge Guru clients have relied on us to design and develop their games for them. All About Knowledge Guru™. Most of our Knowledge Guru clients have had us build their games for them.

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Free Guide: Writing Learning Objectives for Workplace Learning & Performance Improvement

Convergence Training

Learning objectives are a key part of effective training materials. Create and use them correctly, and you’re well on your way to helping your employees learn the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need. Download our FREE Guide to Writing Learning Objectives. Provide ideal evaluation of material effectiveness. So why not download the free guide to writing learning objectives now? . How to Write Learning Objectives.