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. I use writing as a vehicle for my thinking. By presenting my thoughts to the world, I need to understand them, and articulate them effectively for others to understand. The tag line of my blog is provoking deeper thinking. Comments are the lifeblood of blogging.

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.

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

G-Cube

G-Cube imparted an effective gamified solution for its esteemed BFSI client. So, with the widespread adoption of innovative technology, the need to deliver effective learning has also evolved. For more details, you can write us at info@gc-solutions.net. Video Blog BFSI BFSI sector elearning for BFSI

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.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Google AI Blog (2014), ‘A picture is worth a thousand (coherent) words: building a natural description of images’ 4 Give Your Video. the chance to write their answer in a text box. When they’re set up within an effective authoring tool, you don’t need to attend to every.

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

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.

Balancing Personal and Organizational Blogging

David Kelly

I’ve been blogging for a number of years now. I love writing, and enjoy the learning that takes place through the reflective practice. In addition to my personal blog, I’ve also written for other magazines and periodicals over the years, including the eLearning Guild Blog, TWIST. Writing for TWIST has been an interesting experience, as the work that I do for the Guild exists in the same intersection of learning and technology that my personal blog supports.

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).

Repurpose Your Content: Make a Blog Video!

TechSmith Camtasia

Writing a blog post is often time consuming and a lot of effort goes into research, writing, and editing. Since you’re already writing the post –why not also make a blog video? A vlog is a blog that is primarily delivered in video format. For our purposes, when we say blog video , we’re talking about a video summary of a blog post. You can use your blog video on social media to promote the post and drive traffic to the blog post.

LEARNNOVATORS PRESENTS BLOG SERIES ON GAMIFICATION BY KARL KAPP

Learnnovators

Learnnovators, a leading e-learning company, has Karl Kapp writing a series of blog posts for them on gamification. The goal of this series, comprising of five blog posts, is to establish a fundamental understanding about gamification, and to provide pointers on how it can be implemented within an organization. The post LEARNNOVATORS PRESENTS BLOG SERIES ON GAMIFICATION BY KARL KAPP appeared first on Learnnovators - Innovative eLearning Solutions. Chennai (India).

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. His credentials alone land him on this list of recommended blogs, but the content is great too.

Blogging: Five of the best

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Florian Klauer on unsplash I have been privileged over the past few years to have garnered a good audience for my writing. 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.

BLOG: Top 10 Question Writing Crimes #TBT

Unicorn Training

A couple of years ago we posted a blog - based on 'The Great Duck Race' we created as game sponsors of the eLearning Awards - detailing the things people get so wrong when setting quiz and assessment questions. ve been writing assessment questions for over 25 years and have learnt a lot of simple but important lessons along the way.So here’s a “top ten” list of common question-writing ‘crimes’, using the Unicorn Great Duck Race as a light hearted template.1.

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. Although you are only as good as your last blog, all your previously blogs are also out there, archived, published for people to read (and for you to revisit, if you wish). So be careful what you blog - the affordance of persistency is quite a powerful one, and can work either way.

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. As she writes: “A recent Gallup study found that firms with engaged workforces have 2.6 Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this!

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.

More on SMEs – A Compilation of Blogs about Subject Matter Experts

Web Courseworks

As you may already know, I have been writing blogs and articles about how to improve relationships and collaboration with SMEs for some time now. Over the past few years I have gained a lot of insight into keeping the momentum going with your eLearning projects by engaging your SMEs more effectively. compilation blog Learning Solutions Conference & Expo micro-collaboration SME Subject Matter Experts

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#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. 5 Gaming Elements for Effective E-Learning. Swan was so angry and disappointed by the book that he took the time to write a very impassioned negative critique.

Blog Book Tour Recap Week Three: hectic

Kapp Notes

Day Eleven: Randy Hinrichs at his 2b3D's blog. Had an entry titled Welcome to 2b3d 3D Learning Blog Time where he talked about the fact that "3D virtual learning is about the experience" and not about the technology. Take a few moments to view the video at A Blog Book Tour, Thinking Outside the Box. Day Thirteen: Tom Haskins at his blog Growing, Changing, Learning, Creating focused his blog entry on the structure of the book.

Can Games Transform the World? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Can Games Transform the World? If a receipt looked suspicious, players could write a description and hit an Investigate This! To be effective the game must make work seem like play. According to Koreen, In his writings on Play Theory, Lloyd Rieber presents compelling evidence of the validity of games as a learning strategy. Blog this!

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. This informative write-up: Explains the importance of making learning portals user-friendly.

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.

Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? We All Did. | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? I used this rule on a daily basis (though I did not realize it at the time) when I made a point to figure out what motivated my actors and the characters they were playing in order to more effectively direct and teach them. Likely you recited the phone number in your head, or even out loud, until you could write it down. Blog this!

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EVENT BLOG: Client Day - Refresh, Revitalise, Rejuvenate!

Unicorn Training

Instructional design to being about effective and engaging learning will be broken down by Unicorn's own Sam Yates, the 2014 eLearning Designer of the Year before Stuart Jones, Director of IT, will unveil what new features and developments are in store for SkillsServe. Session 2 - Laura talks clients through how they can use our new eCreator authoring tool to make simple, effective and great quality learning in less time than your lunch!

More on SMEs – A Compilation of Blogs about Subject Matter Experts

Web Courseworks

As you may already know, I have been writing blogs and articles about how to improve relationships and collaboration with SMEs for some time now. Over the past few years I have gained a lot of insight into keeping the momentum going with your eLearning projects by engaging your SMEs more effectively. With my session [.]. eLearning SME subject matter experts

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. Literary genius is hardly ever appreciated in corporate write-ups. Featured Featured Posts Business writing

Writing Smart Questions – The Science of Questions, Quizzes, and Assessments

Learningtogo

September 2018 This hands-on private workshop on how to write effective assessments was delivered for one of my Fortune 100 clients, but you can get it for your team, too. This hands-on workshop covers: The Testing Effect – The role of testing in the learning process Finding the Right Type of […].

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. As gaming get more effective will be really exciting. CW constantly provide stats that online learning more effective - changing way universities are thinking about learning.

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. Although you are only as good as your last blog, all your previously blogs are also out there, archived, published for people to read (and for you to revisit, if you wish). So be careful what you blog - the affordance of persistency is quite a powerful one, and can work either way.

Writing Effective eLearning Narration: Making It Easy to Read, Say, and Comprehend

Association eLearning

Here are a few suggestions, taken from my experience with writing, recording, and directing audio narration: Communicate each idea concisely and quickly, in bite-sized chunks. If you can minimize your narration while maximizing the information you convey in it, your eLearning will be that much more effective. Many courses rely upon voiceover to help connect with their learners. This is a solid approach and, when used well, can make for great learning experiences.

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

G-Cube

Contrary to entertainment games, where the production costs have to be huge to produce the desired gaming experience, learning games can be made effective by employing strategies that are not cost prohibitive. However, this certainly does not mean that learning game has to look exactly like the work environment to be effective. An effective way of creating the connection between ‘virtual’ and ‘actual’ is to insert contextual details that players can recognize.

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Writing & Grammar: Answers to Interruptions

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The blog--even after the extensive upgrade we purchased last quarter-- was still slow to load on mobile devices.    The words  affect  and  effect  are commonly used incorrectly. What will the effect/affect of the new restrictions be? The new director will effect/affect some changes in the current policy. The revisions to the software will effect/affect how we use it. How will the new functions effect/affect our template?

How Do People Interact with Blogs?

Tony Karrer

I think the comment is so good that I'm writing a blog post to respond to the comment. Normally, I would just write a comment back, but my belief is that most people (including myself) don't read the comment stream unless it is a really interesting post OR if someone specifically posts that there is a really interesting comment stream. Thus, I'd hate for readers of my blog to miss out on something that I think is pretty interesting.

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

Unicorn Training

The Abbreviation Game is designed to teach, so how did you decide on what method would work best to make the game most effective? At the time of writing, a colleague has just approached me to brag about their unbeatable high score in the Abbreviation Game. We all learn from games, even when we don't realise it. Who discovered London through Monopoly, has picked up random general knowledge facts from Trivial Pursuit or has a better grasp of geography from Risk?