Open writing/blogging challenge #OpenBlog19

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

This morning I had an idea for a ‘ pay it forward ‘ blogging/writing challenge. The premise is simple … once nominated you will be presented with a title or theme with which you can write about. Here's an idea for a new blog series.

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. So how do you use a blog effectively when it’s housed within a walled garden? Blog Conversations.

The 4 pillars of blogging

E-Learning Provocateur

I have been blogging for some time now, and I can honestly say that it’s been a growth journey. I started blogging primarily for myself – essentially to organise and articulate the thoughts in my own head. This got me thinking… What are my guiding principles for blogging?

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 I have doctored the image with speech bubbles to illustrate my zeal for educational blogging (read it to discover the joke).

Our Blog Turns One Today

Upside Learning

It’s been a year since we started blogging (March 03, 2009) and we are raring to go another notch high. In the process of writing & sharing our thoughts, we now have a whole bunch of people (bloggers) at Upside who follow a large number of related blogs daily.

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. It’s part of the reason that the posts to my personal blog have been less frequent in the last couple of years.

XBlocks in Open edX: An Introduction

Appsembler

This post is an introduction to XBlocks for Open edX, why they’re important, how they work, and which XBlocks are currently available. By the end of this article, you’ll understand how XBlocks fit into Open edX and how you can use them to create engaging course content for your learners.

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How (Not) To Write Marketing Posts

Clark Quinn

So, the steps seem to be: Write a post (more below). Write to every blog author you find and offer them to link to your post. And, as one of the people who blogs (e.g. Maybe newbie social media marketing hires are writing them?

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.

Business Writing: Jargon Phrases to Avoid

Your Training Edge

I’m talking about business writing because business doesn’t only involve gentlemen working in the same companies. It’s one of the most popular phrases used in business writing. This phrase is popular in a specific kind of business writing – resumes.

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? Dialogue is what blogging is really about.

Blogging as literacy

Learning with e's

My view is that in the social media universe, blogging is potentially the most powerful tool. Blogging requires a particular set of literacies to ensure that its potential is realised. One of the most powerful aspects of blogging is its social dimension which includes open discussion.

Why We’re Excited About Open edX Hawthorn

Appsembler

The next major Open edX release, Hawthorn , is finally out – and it’s got a ton of exciting new features! . One reason that Open edX uses Youtube by default as its video player is that Youtube provides streaming capabilities free of charge.

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Open or shut?

Learning with e's

They are the open scholars. Increasing numbers of high profile academics (such as danah boyd and Martin Weller for example) are turning their backs on traditional methods of research dissemination, publishing their work exclusively on free-to-read open access platforms or on their blogs.

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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). Therefore, we should write at grade 16.

Writing ongoing

Clark Quinn

I’ve been doing this blog now for 13.5 So it’s time to reflect on my status of writing ongoing! Ok, during that time, I’ve written four more books (the first one came out before the blog started). That’s where my writing ongoing seems to be headed.

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.

Blog Discussion

Tony Karrer

Dave Ferguson just raised the issue of blog discussion that has come up before when I talk about Learning and Networking with a Blog. The issue he raises in Mandatory Blogging is: Here at your own blog, you often have extended discussions. Dave points out that given the 90-9-1 Rule he's not likely to get much dialog by creating a blog, posting and waiting for comments. I actually think Dave has a pretty good blog.

Opening Keynote with David Pogue #DevLearn

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from the opening session at this year's DevLearn, hosted by the eLearning Guild and happening in Las Vegas. And so people can write apps to exploit these circuits. William Goldman: "I write every book with the same amount of thought and energy.

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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. In his recent (and still on-going) Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) on Gamification, Kevin Werbach, Assistant Professor at Wharton said this about the book….

6 Steps to Writing Compelling Course Descriptions

eThink Education

In order to amp up course excitement and increase the likelihood of a learner purchasing your course, follow these simple six steps for writing irresistible course descriptions. This blog post is written by our partner Course Merchant.

DevCorner: “Open Source” at TechSmith

TechSmith Camtasia

If the problems are similar enough, like uploading to Screencast or supporting quizzing, then we should be able to write one set of code and share that across our products. The Current “Open Source” Solution. Open source projects have leads who watch the project.

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. These tools have opened the floodgates of collaborative learning, by enabling learners share ideas and information seamlessly. The write-up: Describes the significance of further learning.

Those who are about to blog.

Learning with e's

If you are considering taking up blogging this year, and wondering what it might involve, I would be happy to offer you a few tips from my own experience. I have been blogging for just over 5 years and during that time have learnt a few things. Firstly, blogging can be time consuming.

OK.sheesh.yes, I still blog.

Mark Oehlert

I've got hundreds of tabs open on three different browsers on at least 2 different computers. So all that is just preface to say that yes, still here and I really do have to get disciplined again about blogging. So enough whining - let's get back to some writing and deep diving.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jott This Blog

Learning Visions

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 Jott This Blog I havent had so much time lately to blog, as this project Im working on has been quite grueling. I find my best time for thinking up excellent blog entries is late at night when Im lying in bed. Practice safe blogging while driving!

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? 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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ATD Opening Keynote: Aaron Dignan "The Responsive Organization" #ATDTK

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from the opening keynote at ATD TechKnowledge, happening this week in Las Vegas. Write a big plan for how to clean the room. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Aaron Dignan CEO of Undercurrent. Digital advisory board of GE, AMEX, Pepsico.

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Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.

eFront

As a result, the following post is Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning. The following list contains free and open source Web Conferencing tools that are nt in particular order. You are more than welcome to link this post on your blog.

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/21/2010 The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs After a long research, I have created a list of the most updated and popular e-learning blogs regarding e-learning. > If you believe that an e-Learning blog worths to be included in this list please write a comment with a link to the blog. Hi everybody, thank you for blog links.

5 Steps to Create Killer Blog Post Titles

OpenSesame

The creation of the aforementioned social media sites and the popularity of business blogs suggests that the marketplace is rapidly adapting to these changes in attention spans. They might be the most fundamental aspect of a blog post, but they are also one of the most pivotal and challenging steps to securing traffic on your website. Before you begin brainstorming (Step 2), consider the target audience of your blog post and imagine what kind of titles they might respond to.

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.

Writing & Grammar: Diamonds and Grammar Rules. Which One is Forever?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Verb and noun are open categories, meaning that you can make up new verbs ( to Google or to Photoshop ), and you can make up new nouns ( smart phone , iPad ), and people readily start using them. One recent commenter on our blog stated, "Rules were meant to be broken." She is a publishing professional with more than 20 years of experience in writing, editing and desktop publishing. Writing & Grammarby Jennie Ruby. The rules of grammar are not forever.

David Rose: Enchanted Objects -- Opening Keynote #ATDTK

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from the opening keynote at ATD TechKnowledge 2016, happening this week in Las Vegas. Anoto pen/Livescribe – in the form factor of a pen, a microphone to record the conversation/lecture, time-stamps everything you write – you tap your notes at a particular spot and it will play the audio recording from that point on. You can leave the door open to your brother, but only for two days. The hinges get harder to open.

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Live Blogging WordCamp - Day2

Web Tools for Learners

you write it down. Running Your Blog Like a Pro - David Peralty. Blog every day. promote your content - network, social bookmarking & sharing, comment on other blogs, Twitter etc., Getting more comments - questions, open endings, be controversial, respond to comments.