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.

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.

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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.

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

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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

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 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 For Your Business – What Do You Know About It?

Your Training Edge

That’s true of most online marketing practices, but it applies doubly to blogging. Not so long ago, blogging was niche. But blogging has come into the light and younger generations are. Blogging is a lot of work. The first misconception is that blogging is a big amount of work. Is blogging a lot of work in comparison to, say, cold calling or personally designing all of the ads you put out through social media? Blogging isn’t cost-effective.

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.

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

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).

Essentials of Writing a Law Dissertation

Learnloft

Writing a dissertation is the most complex activity among all other academic writing activities. Dissertation writing is unlike all other academic writing activities due to its nature and length. Writing a large number of words has never been easy.

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.

How to get everyone to write like Ernest Hemingway

Making Change

When we talk about writing style, we can get bogged down in personal preferences that are hard to communicate. Many plain-English advocates suggest aiming for a score in the 60s, and that’s my preference, too (this blog post gets a 63). But changing your style to get a higher score can also have a profound effect on how the reader feels about you. Write active sentences that make clear who does what. Therefore, we should write at grade 16.

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?

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).

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

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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.

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.

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 […].

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.

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.

Frustratingly Effective Learning

Association eLearning

In short, effective learning usually isn’t “the quick and easy path.”. 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. I’m going to nominate my writing composition class from freshman year.

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

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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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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.

Doing Good Effectively

The Performance Improvement Blog

And whether you donate to charities or you are a philanthropist that gives grants to nonprofits, you should care about organizational effectiveness and efficiency. One commonly used indicator of effective management in organizations that do-good is the percentage of their budgets that goes to administrative costs. Overhead matters, but effectiveness matters more. She writes that the best organizations…. It’s that giving time of year again.

Tips for Writing Instructional and Training Material

Convergence Training

It’s not easy to write well. Or, as Ernest Hemingway put it, “Easy writing makes hard reading.”. And while it’s true that all types of writing are difficult, it’s also true that each type of writing presents its own special challenges. That’s definitely the case when it comes to writing instructional or training materials. So, we’ve created a list of tips and resources to help you write better, more effective training materials.

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!

Effective E-Learning – How to take the ‘boring’ out of e-learning

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While technology enabled learning is no doubt being embraced by diverse industries to address their training needs, making it truly effective is still a constant challenge. Among other concerns, is that e-content created should be able to engage the audience thoroughly to be truly effective. To address this, we began by closely examining the learner needs and adopted suitable strategies that would ensure that the e-content developed would not be boring – but effective.

Writing Distractors for Multiple Choice Questions

Integrated Learnings

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. Simply writing “bad” statements as distracters misses an opportunity to show learners valid examples and non-examples of applying a skill. By Shelley A. Gable.

Implementation of Effective Blended Learning Program for Employee Onboarding

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However, it is a challenge to develop an effective induction program that covers distant geographies and conflicting learners’ schedules, and at the same time retaining the learners’ attention. Write to info@gc-solutions.net for more. Video BlogInduction programs are an integral part of the training calendar of any organization.

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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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.

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.

Writing Daily Reports as a First Step to Strong Team Building

Your Training Edge

Effective teamwork is a key to success for any company or organization. However, effective teamwork does not appear from nowhere. Team building has become an integral part of effective employee management. Methods for effective team building. This is writing daily reports. It takes some time to write a sufficient report. How to write a progress report. You can combine this approach with another one that is also helpful in writing a progress report.

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. 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. We’ve all been guilty of writing bad questions, especially early in our ID careers. How to Plan, Design and Write Tests from eLearning Coach Podcast.

Is Your eLearning Effective for Dummies?

Integrated Learnings

When you draft training materials, do they read more like a traditional textbook or a casual blog post ? This eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services , an eLearning design & development company. Instructional Design Learner-centric eLearning Blog Learning Style Best Practices Workplace Learning Writing Tips eLearning Visual Design AttentionBy Shelley A. Gable.

Research tips for script writing

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A carefully researched script enhances the quality of the video and determines the success of the explainer video, but the challenge is to write a script that is clear and concise. So, what is needed in order to do effective research for a great explainer video script ? Then start to re-write the information in your own words. For a short explainer video a maximum of 3 sources should be sufficient for the writing of the script. Put hyperlink to 20/80 Rule blog.)

#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.

Advice for Teachers of Writing

Web Tools for Learners

If you are interested in how to teach writing effectively, you might be interested in my Labour Day post on another of my blogs – [link]. teaching writing writing teachingAs a young teacher. communication education essays Google Docs learning learning 2.0

How subject matter experts can create more effective learning

Challenge to Learn

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. In this blog, I will give some tips on how to change this mindset and with that help subject matter experts to create better and more effective learning. Because of this focus, most subject matter experts will just start with writing.

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