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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. I have a long list of blog topics to help me when I’m in a rut.

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I'm blogging this

Learning with e's

As you might expect, I encourage my students to blog regularly to support their learning. I have written extensively on the benefits of academic blogging , but perhaps the two most important positive outcomes are personal reflection and public dialogue.

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.

20 eLearning Blogs You Simply Have to Bookmark

eLearning Brothers

In our own, considered, humble opinion, we have an awesome blog that every eLearning professional should read. Here are a few blogs that you simply must bookmark and read on a consistent basis: 1. E-Learning 24/7 Blog. https://www.opensesame.com/blog. Social Learning Blog.

Seven reasons teachers should blog

Learning with e's

F rom personal experience blogging is one of the most beneficial professional development activities I have ever engaged with. I learn more from blogging than I do from almost any other activity I participate in. 2) Blogging can crystalise your thinking. Blogging is immediate.

I blog therefore I'm spammed

Learning with e's

Some of the spam comments posted to my blog are amusing. I'm glad I decided to moderate all comments so they don't just automatically appear on my blog. Other spam comments from Anonymous offer fake flattery in the hope that you think they are commenting positively on your blog post.

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.

I think, therefore I blog

Learning with e's

In a recent blog post, I gave seven reasons why teachers should blog. I followed that post up with another highlighting some of the reasons teachers don't blog. Blogging for me has many clear benefits for professionals.

#blideo - a new blogging challenge

Learning with e's

The challenge was simple - you shared an image with a friend (or three) and challenged them to write a short, learning related blog about it. blimage = blog + image. Essentially, they have become more enthused about the practice of sharing their ideas within their community.

8 eLearning Design Ideas for Graphic Designers

eLearning Brothers

Read more about typeface in my blog post about The 4 Main eLearning Font Categories.). For example, don’t use a light bulb or thinking bubble icon to represent an idea. Keep a sketchbook or online idea book to draw or jot down something when a new idea sparks.

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Top 47 eLearning & Workplace Learning Blogs

Upside Learning

We follow a whole lot of blog – most of them focused on the learning, workplace learning, eLearning, and learning technology domain. We have learnt a lot from these blogs and thank all those blog writers for their invaluable insights on various topics. Here is a list of top 47 blogs (in alphabetical order) that Upside Learning team follows. Bersin & Associates : Blogs. eLearning Blog // Don’t Waste Your Time…. eLearning Curve Blog.

Reasons teachers don't blog

Learning with e's

I'm a little overwhelmed by the response to my post yesterday entitled Seven reasons teachers should blog which as I write this, is racing toward 2000 views in just 24 hours. Some of those commenting on yesterday's post added further reasons why teachers should blog.

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. So be careful what you blog - the affordance of persistency is quite a powerful one, and can work either way.

Blogging about

Learning with e's

The academic world doesn't tend to value blogging as much as it does formally peer-reviewed publications. I have written about this previously, but need to re-emphasise the true value of blogging. Blogging is an excellent medium for professionals to use to crystallise their thinking.

About blogging, tunneling visions and knowledge entrepreneurship

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Julie is doing research for the university of Amsterdam (VU) into (micro-)blogging as part of her PdD research about knowledge and power in the development sector. She interviewed 7 professional ICT4D bloggers (used interviews to identify those) and analysed their blogs.

The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Underway!

Kapp Notes

We have just started an exciting blog book tour as ASTD and I venture on a 25 stop blog book tour for the ASTD co-published book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Game-based Methods and Strategies for Training and Education. April 16: Learning Circuits Blog.

Balancing Personal and Organizational Blogging

David Kelly

I’ve been blogging for a number of years now. In addition to my personal blog, I’ve also written for other magazines and periodicals over the years, including the eLearning Guild Blog, TWIST. Organizational Blogging : These are posts I write for TWIST.

#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. I’d like to thank everyone who participated in the tour. THANK YOU! The tour gained a great deal of momentum and has served to raise the awareness of gamification (both the pros and the cons).

TOP eLearning and Workplace Learning Blogs

eFront

During the last 5 years I was able to exchange ideas, share thoughts, and learn from an eLearning community of practice that exists in the blogosphere. I did my research and I listed 134 eLearning and workplace Learning Blogs.

Good Ideas Are Not Enough

Social Learning

The post Good Ideas Are Not Enough appeared first on Social Learning Blog. Ignaz Semmelweis was obsessed. Giving birth was a dangerous activity in the mid 1800′s. In Europe the mortality rate for new mothers averaged around 10%. At the time no one knew the exact cause of death.

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Gamification of Learning and Instruction Theory Into Practice Blog Tour

Kapp Notes

I am kicking off another blog book tour and am excited to be able to “go” on another tour. We are starting it today as ASTD and I kick-off a 10+ stop blog book tour for the ASTD co-published book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook: Theory into Practice.

Spice Up a Serious Blog by Making It Interactive

Raptivity

We all love reading good blogs and many of us enjoy writing them too. Raptivity team recently received a query from a prospect asking if he could use Raptivity to make his blog post interactive. This inspired me to try experimenting with this idea.

Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

Tom Gram, in the February 17, 2011 post on his Performance X Design blog, says that our training programs are working when we can point to evidence and linkages in performance terms. Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this!

Embracing Innovation in Learning | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

Blog this! I see myself as a translator, taking complex ideas and systems and making them easy for a learner to understand. Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Search the blog Popular Latest Comments Tags Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS?

You can't ban the blog

Learning with e's

Argyll and Bute's attempts to censor a 9 year old blogging about her school dinners backfired spectacularly when they were forced to very publicly retract their original decision. The blog has already amassed over 3 million hits.

Blogging as conversation

Learning with e's

I began blogging because I needed a way to document what I was doing, thinking and studying. My professional life is pretty hectic much of the time, and I needed a space to write down my ideas and record my thoughts before I forgot them.

TrainingDay: Back on The Blog

Kapp Notes

So, I have to admit that when I was co-writing Learning in 3D , my blogging was diminished but now that the book is 99% finished (just the permissions and instructor guide to finish), I'm back to almost regular blogging and as part of that I am again blogging at the TrainingDay blog.

The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Underway!

Kapp Notes

We have just started an exciting blog book tour as ASTD and I venture on a 25 stop blog book tour for the ASTD co-published book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Game-based Methods and Strategies for Training and Education. April 16: Learning Circuits Blog.

Top 25 Rapid eLearning Blog Posts

Upside Learning

I thought it would be a good idea to share my list of top 25 blog posts on the subject. Related posts: Our Blog Turns One Today Why Use ActionScript 3.0

What I learned About Modern Learning Writing 50 Blogs in 50 Days

InSync Training

In early December, I had an idea. To me, it seemed to be a reasonable idea. My team knows that when I say, “I’ve got an idea,"they probably need to clear their weekends. 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs

Learning Rebels and the ASTD (ATD) Guest Blog: Learning through Sharing

Learning Rebels

It was great fun, and a nice introduction to how Social Media Tools can augment your learning – 45 people attended and I hope a person or two got an idea to try, and I really hope more than a few were inspired to check out the ASTD certificate session “Social Media for Learning” course. ( This certification session is well worth the investment. Anyway, the last couple of weeks have had me head down writing a two part blog post for ASTD.org.

Yesterday's blog post

Learning with e's

But are you as good as your last blog? Does yesterday's blog post still hold currency or must you continually press forward to write better, to expand on your ideas and elaborate your understanding of your subject? Old ideas go out of date. Blogging is different.

8 Effective Scenario Ideas for Instructional Designers

eLearning Brothers

Scenario Ideas for Instructional Designers. Since you’ve read this far (or scanned this far) I’m going to give you an extra bonus scenario ideas! See more of the Quarantine example in the Adobe Blog. Scenarios are a great way to make online training more engaging.

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Lingua Tweeta and other ideas

Learning with e's

Eventually I try some of these ideas out with my students. Often I share those ideas and outcomes on this blog. It's gratifying when people listen to these ideas, try them out and then come back to tell me how well they have worked.

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