How To Maintain Momentum in Blogging

Experiencing eLearning

Someone asked me in last week’s eLearning Freelancer Bootcamp Q&A about how I maintain my blogging momentum. I’ve been blogging since late 2006, and I’m still publishing every week. That’s a lot of writing. Block time to write. Blogging

Using Evernote to Design and Deliver Training

Mindflash

On Thursday, August 18, I attended the first ever Evernote Trunk Conference in San Francisco. I have heard of people using Evernote for all kinds of reasons up to and including “putting everything in Evernote.&# At the conference, talking to people, and listening to the speakers, I started to think about how learning professionals could use Evernote to design and deliver better training. Evernote is not just a place to record ideas.

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30 Day Brainstorm Challenge Day 2: I’m Ready to Rumble

Learning Rebels

The nail was then driven home when I started to write this Day 2 post, I had an idea that I wanted to expand upon and I had written it down this morning; but damned if I could find it. and using these techniques I’m able to access and review my notes – from there they become blog posts, other resources or stored in Evernote. Ideas that would make great blog posts, session presentations, virtual courses, ideas for my website or Facebook page.

I think, therefore I blog

Learning with 'e's

In a recent blog post, I gave seven reasons why teachers should blog. It was subsequently expanded to 10 good reasons by the contributions from readers - which is actually an eleventh reason why teachers should blog - you get back such great comments, suggestions, arguments and advice, it would be crazy not to share your content. I followed that post up with another highlighting some of the reasons teachers don't blog. Evernote is a great tool for that purpose.

Join Me And Keep Ideas From Fading Away

Nick Leffler

I mention that because with all the fun activities and delicious smells of food baking, it reminded me I had left this article sitting after writing a few notes a few days ago. Others also write down ideas in some form and they sit for a long time until the idea and possibly motivation have faded so much it’s beyond being able to decipher. I keep a task list on my iPhone where each task is actually an idea that I write down in the heat of the idea springing to mind.

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Who even takes notes anymore … #OpenBlog19

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Over time, and reliance on email and digital communications, my writing has got worse and deteriorated to the point I wanted to try something different, something that might make/help me make meaningful notes. In one instance the narrative we we’re supposed to write down (and be checked on later) came so thick and fast there was barely any time to even hear the words and meanings, just enough time to keep up and get the words down.

Kinds of Productivity Apps that Make You (Almost) Superhuman

Your Training Edge

I love using it to track multi-stage projects such as article writing. Writing apps. Everyone who writes knows the glorious feeling of taking thoughts out of your head and onto the screen in the right form. So developers around the world have designed a whole plethora of beautiful apps to give you a clean, uninterrupted space for writing and editing. My favorite writing apps include this one: Evernote.

What’s in My Conference Bag? ATD ICE 2018

Learning Rebels

Back in 2014, David Kelley interviewed me for the (then) upcoming Dev Learn Conference sponsored by the Elearning Guild, he was writing a series on what people bring to the conference with them. Why this matters to you – keeping your notes on Evernote, OneNote or Google docs allows you to share your notes in the moment. How cool would lit be for you to writing notes and your team asks questions in the moment. Evernote (how did we ever effectively collaborate before Evernote?):

Five Tips From Stacey Harmon for Integrating Snagit into the Getting Things Done Framework

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Because of it, she’s able to stay organized and on top of things, even while running a business, flying across the country to give presentations, and writing books — all the while maintaining her other interests. “The day I discovered the ‘ Send to Evernote ‘ button was a glorious day for me,” she explained, noting that she stores all processed captures in carefully categorized notebooks for future use.

Presentation Tips from 21 Experts

eLearningArt

Regardless of if you are writing an email, preparing for a meeting, or giving a talk, you should start by asking: At the end of my communication, what do I want my audience to know, feel, and do? Keep a digital inspiration notebook (try OneNote or Evernote) that you can turn to when looking for fresh ideas for presentation concepts. Write them down. Troy Chollar, The PowerPoint Blog. Posts PowerPoint blogDo you want to design better presentations?

Find 15: 9-13 January

Good To Great

One of my resolutions for 2012 was to take a Find 15 approach to my personal development, and use my blog to record what I did with my 75 minutes each week. And I used Evernote to draft and store blog posts. I deleted subscriptions to blogs I tend to skim over rather than read or to blogs that haven’t been updated for a very long time. I then sorted the remaining subscriptions into four categories: L&D, presenting, writing/blogging, and entertainment.

My Top 10 Learning Tools

Clark Quinn

In the capture and share category, major tools include: WordPress – I blog as a way to reflect and get feedback on my developing thoughts. Then, of course, there are the more standard thought capture and share tools: Word – while I like Pages, it’s outlining just does not meet my needs, as I outline as part of my writing process. Feedblitz – this is how I aggregate blogs I track and have them come via email (where I’ll see them).

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The beauty of notes

Clive on Learning

Erasmus also advised every student and teacher to keep a notebook, organised by subject, “so that whenever je lights on anything worth noting down, he may write it in the appropriate section.” I’ve started copying the clippings for each book to separate notes in Evernote, from where they can be accessed easily for incorporation in blog postings and articles. And talking of Evernote, that’s where I fulfil the second of Erasmus’ recommendations.

30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Day 16: The Blank Page

Learning Rebels

Not organized enough for video, not concrete enough to write out. As with any brainstorming exercise I begin, it all starts with post-it notes (I swear, they need to start paying me!) – writing down the thoughts that have stuck with me today. All of these questions, pop into my mind while I’m sketching out ideas for any type of content I write. It’s tougher to throw away an idea when it’s typed into Word or Evernote.

Show Students How to Login

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Students may have a hard time remembering where or how to log into various school systems, from Learning Management Systems like Edmodo and Schoology to productivity tools like Google and Evernote, or even your class website. You can write out a short script, or just keep it casual and natural (recommended!). The post Show Students How to Login appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

7 After Conference Ideas: Don’t Lose the Momentum!

Learning Rebels

Any person can write a to-do list – but you are taking this to the next level and generating ACTION from the conference. Take you notes and transfer the highlights to Evernote and share the file, or write them in a blog post and share with your team, or write them up and post to sharepoint. You’ve just returned from the end all, be all, of conferences. You plunked down cash with the hope of learning something new and meeting fabulous people.

My Learning Tools

ID Reflections

Amplify bridges the gap that micro-blogging seems to have created in the blogosphere with people sharing links to great posts and maybe a few words on Twitter. The way Amplify works, one has to dig a bit deeper…probably a move toward sharing more thoughtfully… Blog : As Harold Jarche has said, my blog is where I hammer out my ideas. Blogging has helped me to: 1. Evernote : This is another tool I use very frequently and actively. Blogged with the Flock Browser.

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My First 10 Screenr Video Tips and how other Screencasters use the Service

mLearning Revolution

One great thing about Blogging is the comments you get from other people who also use the tools you blog about. I also find it helpful for writing tutorials. I like to begin with Screenr and then write the tutorial. That process really helps me write actionable steps without a lot of extra commentary. How to Embed interactive, clickable and live Tweets in your Blog post vs. static screenshots. daily in your Blog.

Challenge: Make Informal Learning Visible & Valuable

Fort Hill Company

Took notes on Evernote on iPad #7020Learningatd. Tweet: Join short campaign to gather examples of informal learning via – post a photo, write what’s happening Use #7020Learningatd. Blog 70:20:10 Experiential Learning Informal Learning Learning Transfer Performance Improvement Social LearningA Research Report from the 2016 ATD ICE.

Using iPads to Support Training Delivery

Integrated Learnings

They either e-mailed it to their own e-mail addresses or moved it over to an app such as Evernote to e-mail, if their own e-mail is not available on the iPad. Taking advantage of linking directly to the internet for research – Using the iPads for delivery allowed us to write some great activities that involved researching on the internet and directly linking to websites right from the iPad workbook.

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eLearning Examples from Articulate Community Showcase

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

As I spend some time doing a little end-of-year Evernote cleaning/maintenance I am finding lots of good stuff. Lots to blog about as well. Before anyone starts writing any hate mail to me about bias towards one product please understand that I don't care about the tool that was used in these examples. One of the questions I'm asked quite frequently is "Where can I see good eLearning examples?"

Need YouTube Video Ideas? Where You Need to Look for Inspiration

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Another piece of advice I can offer here is to write down and organize these ideas immediately as they come to mind. I often find the moment the inspiration comes from a topic idea I must write it down or it’s easy to forget. So always write down your ideas – big or small – immediately. I love Trello , but you could also use Evernote , Google Keep , Snagit , or even a spreadsheet to organize your ideas and topics.

Working with your Subject Matter Expert

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Use tools like Evernote, Google Docs or other project management tools to share information. Get the SME’s buy-in and write a schedule with agreed review dates. Her blog, “Learning Rebels” is also in the top 100 eLearning blogs and can be found at learningrebels.com. The post Working with your Subject Matter Expert appeared first on TechSmith Blog.

10 Things I Love about Screenr.com

mLearning Revolution

More on this in the eBook I’m writing on what I learned at Adobe. Eventually all the major Tech blogs rave about it and people say, this is amazing, who creates this technology, I want to know more and when they need a Rapid eLearning tool, guess who they are going to go to, that’s right, Articulate.com, the folks who make awesome software they say. I have even created a category on my Evernote account, where I send myself emails every time I have an new idea for a Screenr.

It's the end of the year as we know it.

eLearning Architect

I wasn't sure how to structure this blog post, but I didn't want to waffle on for pages and pages. It's easy to forget how much how far you've come unless you look back and take stock, which is why writing this post is such a cathartic process. So writing a brief and hiring an agency is a challenge. In the past I have always done a lot of writing - on my blog, via guest blog posts and through various email newsletters and email courses.

Employee Highlight: Meet TechSmithie Katie Moore

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Sounds awfully cheesy in writing but I mean every word. Or maybe it was the time I stayed up all night and helped to video blog 24 videos in 24 hours. Outlook, Snagit, Evernote, Google Analytics, Skype, Google Docs, Sprout Social, Pandora and the ice cream scoop in the kitchen. The post Employee Highlight: Meet TechSmithie Katie Moore appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

Why Reflect? The Role of Reflection in the Learning Process

Vignettes Learning

I write my thoughts in all sorts of places and sometimes, I forget where I wrote them. Then I also jot down notes in Evernote and discussion rooms and mostly on the wall. So, I begin to suspect that journaling may have very little to do with writing and going back to your notes. It forces you to reflect on the day's event and put it in writing. Technologies that Help Enhance Reflection I mentioned Evernote, right?

What’s in Your Technology-Enabled Learning Toolbox?

Your Training Edge

This blog will explore more than 60 tools and technologies for successfully implementing each of these elements in your technology-enabled training program. The first step in writing learning objectives for online training is to identify what type of course it is. As Tom Kuhlmann wrote on The Rapid E-Learning Blog, online courses usually fall into one of two categories : information or performance. Blogs. Google Docs , Etherpad — collaborative writing.

Dissection: What's a PLN?

E-Learning Acupuncture

I use this to aggregage RRS feeds for my favourite blogs and news feeds. Evernote. I write this blog, eLearning Acupuncture, as a way of archiving my thoughts and at the same time giving back to my PLN. Have you heard this term - PLN? Personal Learning Network. It's becomming a mainstream word in the field of education.

Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

As I was searching previous posts to answer his question, I ran into a lot of the tools and sites that I’ve recommended in previous blog posts. The following sites were recommended by blog readers. Writing & Reading Resources. Copyblogger : the site is focused on writing for blogs but the ideas work for elearning courses, too; especially when it comes to creating learner-centric content. Windows Live Writer : this is what I use to write my blog posts.

Learning Resolutions: Promises Can't Take a Punch

OpenSesame

I''d be done by 6 and move on to check my PLN and work on that nagging blog post. I''ve enlisted the Sunrise calendar app with its integration with other tools such as other calendars, social media, and Evernote, I can be more aware and make balanced decisions regarding my time and energy. My network, practice, and reflective writing suffered. He can be found on Twitter and his blog LearningZealot.

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10 Things the Motorola Xoom does Better than the iPad

mLearning Revolution

For the last 3 weeks, I have been Tweeting and Blogging about my experience with the new Motorola Xoom Tablet, which is the very first Tablet sporting Android 3.0, For example if you find a web page in the browser that you’d like to share on the Xoom, just tap the "Share page" option and you are presented with all apps that are capable of sharing, for example Twitter, TweetDeck, Facebook, Evernote, Gmail, etc, even Bluetooth is there as a sharing option.

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RIP Old LMS… Say Hello to the Next-Gen LMS

Paradiso

Hence, the write-up! . and collaboration tools such as RSS feeds, billboards, news, blogs, forums, chats and more. Creating mobile compatible and highly interactive e-learning courses, using whatever browser you may be using and without writing a single line of code, now made possible with the Paradiso Composer. Is your current LMS giving you nightmares? You say east and your LMS goes west?

8 Apps to Simplify Your Life

OpenSesame

This is my go-to app for perusing blogs, news, and other articles. Manage reminders in Evernote, add tasks with Siri, sync with Gmail, Twitter, and morewhat cant this app do? Price: $2.99 (App Store). Commit is a simple app that helps you form habits to learn or practice something every day. Simply set a goal (I will write every day. I will workout at least once a day) and Commit will check in with you to see whether youve accomplished your goal.

Working with your Subject Matter Expert

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Use tools like Evernote, Google Docs or other project management tools to share information. Get the SME’s buy-in and write a schedule with agreed review dates. Her blog, “Learning Rebels” is also in the top 100 eLearning blogs and can be found at learningrebels.com. The post Working with your Subject Matter Expert appeared first on TechSmith Blog.

The how and why of Content Curation for eLearning

eFront

And if you do look for it, one thing is for sure: simply copying, pasting and then re-writing content will exhaust both you and your learner. Collect website content you like using tools, such as EverNote , OneNote etc. The post The how and why of Content Curation for eLearning appeared first on eFront Blog. If you’re an avid content creator, be it for training courses development or not, you must have heard about “content curation” several times by now.

The Top 10 Most Used Online Employee Training Tools: Part 1

TalentLMS

In fact, picking a handy text-editor is especially important if you’re doing the writing the course material. To help you organize it all, we suggest a note taking program such as Microsoft’s OneNote or Evernote Corporation’s Evernote. The post The Top 10 Most Used Online Employee Training Tools: Part 1 appeared first on TalentLMS Blog. Deciding to embrace eLearning for your employee training has become a no-brainer nowadays.