Storify: Story Writing for the Social Media Era

Web Courseworks

I love writing branching scenarios, preparing presentations for conferences and webinars, and editing images for clients’ courses. What I will write about, however, is incorporating social media as a source of content into your company’s blog.

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. Writing.

8 Years of Blogging

Experiencing eLearning

I missed my anniversary by a few days, but I’ve now been blogging for 8 years. My first post on 12/26/06 explained that I was creating a graduate course on social media for teachers and felt I should “practice what I preach.”

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. Related articles: Look Inside "Social Media for Trainers" (

I blog and I understand

Learning with e's

I blog and I understand. Confucius (almost) Sometime in the next day or two, this blog will quietly cross the threshold of 5 million views. When I started blogging around seven or eight years ago, I set out to share my thoughts with a small community of my own colleagues and friends.

Podcast: Build your Social Media Presence with Barb Smith


If you’ve been thinking about expanding your digital footprint and not sure just how to begin, you will want to listen to my interview with Barb Smith, web designer and social media consultant, specializing in small businesses like yours. Consider starting a blog.

Social media and reflection: marriage or divorce?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Social media in organisations has been a difficult topic and sometimes bothers me. I do believe however in finding an optimal use of social media to support individual and collective learning and innovation. Most of the time a smarter use of media may help.

Blogging as literacy

Learning with e's

The advent of the social web has given people everywhere a virtually limitless new territory to discover and explore. My view is that in the social media universe, blogging is potentially the most powerful tool.

Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

In no realm has this been more evident than in our constant encouragement of the use of internal social media networks as a crucial benefit-multiplier for any employee training project. As she writes: “A recent Gallup study found that firms with engaged workforces have 2.6

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Barb Smith – Build your Social Media Presence


If you’ve been thinking about expanding your digital footprint and not sure just how to begin, you will want to listen to my interview with Barb Smith, web designer and social media consultant, specializing in small businesses like yours. Consider starting a blog.

Social Media Marketing: Putting The Pieces Together

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

I write my own blog in addition to writing for IconLogic's blog. Somewhere along the line I'd convinced myself that I was a social networking whiz. Last week I attended Mary Gillen's two-day, online Social Media Marketing class. Post thoughtful comments to other people's blog at least three times a week with a link back to your site or blog. by AJ George.

Social Media Libraries for Flash

Upside Learning

As social technology growth continues to march on and dynamic learning grows to be the need of the day, it is little surprise that social media has now become an integral part of learning as well.

Repurpose Your Content: Make a Blog Video!

Visual Lounge

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.

My professional use of social media and communication tools

Challenge to Learn

I noticed that I use more and more social media tools and different tools to communicate. Blogs, writing and reading. I know that blogs are not as hot anymore as they were 10 years ago, but for me they are still very important.

Blogging with Freire

Learning with e's

So Freire didn't actually live to see the power and potential of social media, or the impact blogging would have on education. But what would he have said about blogs if he had been witness to the participatory web in all its present glory? 6) Use blogging as reflection.

How I use social media professionally

Challenge to Learn

Recently a company ask me to to give them an introduction in the usage of social media, by explaining to them how I use it. I actively started using LinkedIn (my first social media site) in 2004. It links to LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and our blog at WordPress.

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.

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.

Free Speech, Social Media and Your Job

CLO Magazine

Today, I bring you a guest post by Ellen Gipko of HubShout, which takes a deep look at this important issue, with a special focus on online speech and social media. Social Media and Employment. Social media has become a valuable recruitment tool.

Why the Best Leader Embrace Social Media


Today, it’s become much more the norm for employees to not only know their leader on a personal level but to be connected with their leader on social media. By taking this approach their people get to learn from them by reading blogs they have written, tweets they have sent, or pictures they have shared. If you lead a team and haven’t been actively contributing and engaging with your people on social, here are a few reasons to get on-board: To Be Human.

Social Learning, Social Media – Brothers in Arms

eLearning 24-7

Is it me or does it seem that most vendors in the LMS/LCMS market still believe that with some smoke and mirrors, you won’t realize that social media actually must be integrated into social learning for it to exist? Or do they just drop the word, “social media&# , and rather say, “social learning and web 2.0″? After all, many have a blog, wiki, rss feed, a Facebook like page, with profile, inc. See, it is social learning.

Top 7 Custom eLearning Articles on our Blog in 2013

Bottom-Line Performance

Regular readers know we strive to make this blog a hub for corporate learning professionals. Agile learning design , Experience (Tin Can API) , social learning , and increasing the interactivity of eLearning were all hot topics at the major eLearning conferences this year.

The 3 Social Media Things You Ought to Avoid

Clark Quinn

There are 3 egregious social media things you shouldn’t do, and the title is related to one of them. As context, because of this blog, I get occasional emails offering to write guest posts for me. However, the titles just didn’t sound like me: The Four Social Media Perversions You Should Capitalize On. Don’t offer guest posts that don’t match the tenor of the blog. It’s really bad social media behavior.

My blog as a learning experience

Challenge to Learn

A little more than a year ago I wrote my first blog, just to experience what is was like to write one. My first blog (which I called ’my first blog’) didn’t even had a proper subject, I just wrote a blog to see what would happen. To my surprise quite a number of people read it and they encouraged me to continue and really start blogging. For the first post I named my blog Kasper Spiro’s blog. blogging e-Learning

Social Media, elearning, Blogs, Lifestream, & Productivity

Big Dog, Little Dog

eLearning Learning , a collection of blog posts and articles all around eLearning, now has a blog. The long tail of blogging is dying - Because blogging isn't easy. People are still reading blogs, and other content. Where is Everyone?

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

Learning Rebels

Sharing time with newby L&D people, helping contacts with building their networks and SoMe presence and as you all know, recently I was asked to conduct a webinar with Rick Blunt (@rblunt81 on twitter ) and the DC Chapter of ASTD on Social Media Tools for Learning. Anyway, the last couple of weeks have had me head down writing a two part blog post for Learning through sharing. Lately I’ve been on a bit of a sharing kick.

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Various ways to use social media as a facilitator or trainer

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

More and more often we meet trainers and facilitators who are working mainly face-to-face and would like to use the opportunity of social media to facilitate more online because it may enhance the quality of your trajectory. Social media form an integral part of the learning trajectory.

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.

Social Media for Trainers: Filled with Great Ideas and Techniques

Kapp Notes

So this is wild for me, first time I am a tour stop on a blog book tour! I've been an author on blog book tours but now I get to be a stop on a tour and I couldn't be happier to be a stop for my friend and prolific author, Jane Bozarth. Social Media for Trainers is a great book for understanding the ways to leverage social media to extend training beyond the traditional four walls. And Kudos to Jane for writing at the edge of technology.

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.

Introducing the TechSmith Social Media Team

Visual Lounge

You might be a subscriber to our blogs , interact with us on Twitter , and/or check out our Facebook pages every once in a while… but you’re still wondering, who are the people behind all this social media magic, and what’s in it for me? Social Media Intern at TechSmith.

Social Media and E-Learning Survey

eLearning 24-7

As an analyst with Brandon Hall, I am conducting a survey on Social Media and e-learning. From the results of the survey, I will be writing up a report, with recommendations, which will be available to Brandon Hall members. That said, I am asking readers of this blog, if they could take a few minutes to complete the survey. Here is the link to the survey: Social Media and E-Learning

Re-evaluating Evaluation | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

One of my discoveries was Jane Bozarth , who writes a monthly column called “Nuts and Bolts” in Learning Solutions Magazine. Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Search the blog Popular Latest Comments Tags Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS?

Misconceptions about UX in Video Games, Flat Design, and Perfect Blog Posts: This Week on #BLPLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

We’ll take the best articles shared by our Learning Services, Multimedia, and Product Development teams in their weekly meetings and include them in the weekly #BLPLearn blog. Our goal is to make the weekly #BLPLearn blog a dependable source for quality, curated L&D content.

Measuring Blog Success

Tony Karrer

Stephen Downes post Measuring Your Blog's Outcomes and Use of Other Social Media Tools has a couple of good comments and he points to Beth Kanter's Measuring Your Blog's Outcomes and Use of Other Social Media Tools which also has good comments and some nice links to other posts on the subject. The point of the discussion is roughly that there are different ways to measure your blogs success based on different purposes.

About serial mastery and social media

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

If you are self-employed like me, you can still function without a blog using your old networks and offline networking skills. The second part of the session was about how social media can play a role to support the new learning / self-directed learning in the context of 'serial mastery'. That social media will have a role to play is beyond doubt. So the professionals who are able to handle and use social media conveniently will have an advantage edge.

Be a Social Media Copycat to Engage Your Learners


Get ready to be a copycat today—because we have 6 social media strategies that you can copy to get your learners engaged in your online training course! Social media is engaging because it allows people to respond to what they see.