Our Favorite Game Design Blogs

Upside Learning

The other is to look at other’s experiences, and there are many who’ve documented their game design experiences in various blogs. Philomath Games – A constantly updated blog that includes posts that discuss a variety of game design and development issues. Game Design Blog – Another frequently updated blog that contains a wealth of information about game design and development.

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2019 Blog Review: 13 Years

Experiencing eLearning

2019 was a big year for my blog. This year, I focused on writing new posts plus updating some older content. I started this blog in 2006 as a free wordpress.com blog. I was using my blog primarily as a tool for my own reflection and learning. This is post #1,115 on my blog. I’m currently writing a brand new post every other week (as I had been for the past few years). According to my time tracking, I spent about 132 hours on my blog in 2019.

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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. By Eoghan Quigley , Product Marketing Manager.

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.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

wanting a better product within a year or. important product demonstration. expert discussing the product, offering insights. related products. the chance to write their answer in a text box. Product Marketing Manager About gomo gomolearning.com @gomolearning

What did 100 blog posts bring me?

Challenge to Learn

When I started my blog in December 2009 I was curious what it would be like to blog and I wanted to improve my English (I’m still working on that). My blog now has an average of almost a 100 views per day. The fact that you have an audience makes a big difference, it turns your blog from a diary into a publication and most important: you get feedback. I use my blog to try out ideas. Writing on demand.

Re-evaluating Evaluation | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Re-evaluating Evaluation by Barbara on March 16, 2011 in Project Management/Project Delivery For years, I have dutifully included a description of Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Learning Evaluation in every proposal for every company I have worked with. One of my discoveries was Jane Bozarth , who writes a monthly column called “Nuts and Bolts” in Learning Solutions Magazine.

The Art of Business Writing

Your Training Edge

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of business writing? On a daily basis, you might text a client, write an advertisement, or write an online post for your website or blog. When you’re writing, choosing the right words, message, and tone can be difficult. These tips will help you refine your writing style and convey the proper message with your words. Are you writing to one specific person? Write a compelling call to action.

Substantial Writing for Training: Secrets to Great Learning Content

Your Training Edge

No matter what you’re doing, you’ll need written materials to complement that writing. The first thing you need to know as you’re writing training materials is, what’s the end goal? Write to the Audience Directly. It makes more sense too, as you’ll be writing more specialised materials, so you’ll probably know exactly who you’re talking to. Keep Your Writing to the Point. The tone in which you write is important.

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. All in all, make yourself clear when writing for business. But you’re forgetting one thing: everything changes in writing. With that, you need to elaborate your statements when for writing for business.

A Year of “The Performance Improvement Blog” in Review

The Performance Improvement Blog

It’s time to do a little year-end reflecting on my blog posts from 2012. Throughout last year I used this blog to illuminate important leadership and management issues. Out of all of these blog posts I’ve selected five that seem to have had the most interest for readers. The act of measuring things like sales, customer service, product quality, teamwork, employee engagement, or learning, does not necessarily mean that anything will be done differently. . .

A Productive Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

In a blog post titled, "Building a Productive Learning Culture", Thomas Handcock and Jean Martin say that businesses, because of need and demand, are increasing employee participation in training but failing to increase productivity. They write: To make this shift from a culture of learning participation to a productive learning culture, L&D functions must manage three key components.

How Bloggers Can Create a Blogging Quiz

ProProfs

Creating blogging quizzes can do more for your site than just entertain readers. Click here to find out how blogging quizzes also work great when you’re running out of content. . Quizzes are known to be a sure-fire way to success in the blogging space and bloggers are well positioned to write quizzes, because they already have a knack of communicating with their audience. Step 3: Write to One Person. Everyone loves a good quiz.

How to Increase Your Employees’ Productivity

Your Training Edge

Contrary to how this may seem, this machine-like routine is far from beneficial for our productivity, as it in fact has a detrimental effect on our focus, motivation, and ability to solve problems efficiently. Since it seems that clocking more hours doesn’t promise an increase in productivity, you might as well focus on the aspects of your business that will actually make a difference for your employees.

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.

The Importance of Script Writing in Video Presentations

eLearning Brothers

Diagrams can also help when outlining (see previous blog for more information about outlining). What have you found useful in writing scripts? This blog is the second in a series documenting the production process of a company video for eLearning Brothers. The series will cover several items from pre-production, to production, to post-production. Click here to view the previous blog in the series ( Outlining ). It’s not fair, really.

How to Write an RFP for LMS Vendors

Web Courseworks

When every organization or product you are considering follows the same guidelines, answers the same questions and provides the same materials, it is easier for you to compare them and determine which best suits your eLearning program goals. Reach agreement by requiring each department that wants to use the LMS to write up “Use Cases.” Click below and access an outline to begin your RFP process: The post How to Write an RFP for LMS Vendors appeared first on Web Courseworks.

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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. The Anatomy of a Perfect Blog Post: The Data on Headlines, Length, Images, and More. Here are a few takeaways from our discussion: This is a great reminder of how important good writing is.

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. I could have simply used a paper based diary, but I decided when I first heard of blogging that it might fulfil the role of an e-diary for me. In essence, blogging crystallised my thinking, and extended the scope of my knowledge.

How to train productivity at work: Top experts reveal their employee productivity formula

TalentLMS

We asked 37 productivity experts a simple question: can employee productivity be trained? But how exactly do you train people on productivity? As everybody seems to be talking about workplace productivity these days, we wanted to explore how experts in the matter believe it can be trained. However, the concept of productivity training is not new. But training on productivity, according to experts, can change that.

35+ ID & Elearning Blogs

Experiencing eLearning

One way I stay connected with the community and what’s happening in the field is by reading blogs by instructional designers, elearning professionals, and educators. If you don’t want to subscribe to all these blogs individually, check out eLearning Learning. This is my favorite blog aggregator in the field. In (sort of) alphabetical order*: Always Learning is where Kim Cofino writes about her experiences as a technology coach in international schools.

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!

How to Outline a Video Production Plan

eLearning Brothers

Writing a book, a screenplay, or even a sports play requires a sort of outline. Thanks to my video production plan, I am now aware of some issues I’m going to have with the “choose your own adventure” format. I wouldn’t have thought of that if I had not outlined my production. This blog is the first in a series documenting the production process in producing a company video for eLearning Brothers.

Video Production and Learner Engagement in MOOCs

Your Training Edge

The idea that massive open online courses (MOOCs) can greatly enhance learner engagement and retention in corporate training settings has been a recurrent theme on this blog. (If onscreen tutorials demonstrating how to use a piece of software), and Khan Academy–style videos in which instructors talk while writing and drawing on a tablet device. Invest post-production time to splice together different content types and edit out pauses and other things that slow the video down.

Writing & Grammar: What Should Editors Change?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Second, an excellent question was raised on the blog : how much re-writing can be allowed on something like this before the meaning is changed?When If you are editing someone else's writing, your level of authority differs with the situation. If the material is in its final production stages and the deadline is tomorrow, you will minimize your editorial changes regardless of your authority level. Writing & Grammarby Jennie Ruby.

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

This is writing daily reports. It takes some time to write a sufficient report. Progress reports help to manage productivity rates, build the understanding of who pays more effort to get the results, and whose efficiency is at zero level. How to write a progress report. To write an effective progress report, you need to understand to which aspects you should pay attention and how exactly to compel your research.

Marketing Never Ends – How Does Product Education Help?

Talented Learning

Blog posts, paid advertising, white papers, hero videos, webinars, social media, specialized landing pages – the choices are endless. Truth is, most of these new users will take one first look at your product. You just invested all sorts of time and money in marketing campaigns to get people in the door, only for them to question your product’s value and walk away. Product Education. How to Bootstrap Product Education. I wrote our product documents.

The Secret to Remote-Work Productivity and Company Survival? Learning.

Vitalyst

Similarly, a San Diego Union-Tribune piece highlights how efficiency and productivity concerns are stirring up anxiety—for organizations and for employees. Some organizations just aren’t ready to let go of the idea that attendance equals productivity and, as a result, have been “scrambling to buy software that tracks worker behavior using their own web cameras,” according to the article. This is dangerous,” they write.

5 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Productivity

Learning Rebels

Time for a productivity smack down! Well, not exactly Christmas in the traditional “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” Christmas, but that other Christmas…Productivity Christmas! Probably not the most productive use of my day, especially considering I’m in the middle of trying to finish a book (sorry Justin, if you’re reading this…), that I have workshops to write, blogs to post and I’m behind in my newsletter.

Can Games Transform the World? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Can Games Transform the World? If a receipt looked suspicious, players could write a description and hit an Investigate This! In her guest blog post on LEEF blog , Koreen Olbrish , CEO at Tandem Learning, outlines several theories that justify games and simulations as learning strategies, including these: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow Theory. Blog this!

Writing ongoing

Clark Quinn

I’ve been doing this blog now for 13.5 My intentions about productivity started, perhaps, more ambitious, but they settled down a number of years ago. 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). Well, for one, I’ve gone from occasional articles, to a monthly column for the Litmos blog for the past 4.5

How to Write Helpful Help Content with Michele Wiedemer

TechSmith Camtasia

You don’t have to be a technical writer to create content that helps people use your product. Providing this content is an essential ingredient for ensuring the success of your product with your customers. Customer education is helping an end-user be successful with your product.

Write a strong goal: Sell it to Scrooge

Making Change

Salespeople will know all the product features. Let’s see how it works with the first goal, “Salespeople will know all the product features.” A training person, let’s call him Bob, comes to me and says, “Give me that $40k, and in return, salespeople will know all the product features.” ” “What, can’t they read the product brochure?” I’ll be sure to announce it in the blog.

4 Important Keys to Video Pre-Production Planning

eLearning Brothers

That really depends on where you are at in your process, but here is a list of challenges I’ve come to expect from the first pre-production meeting to the last. Also, this list is assuming that you have already finalized your script, and are ready for the visualization portion of your production. Much like script writing, getting your fellow production team members to see your vision can be like describing a sunset over the phone.

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.

Misadventures in Content Production: Why “Rapid” Tool Aren’t Really Rapid

Xyleme

What you see is what you get” (WYSIWYG,) or “rapid” tools, apply styles that are hard-coded into the content, which means that the writing and designing are coupled together. Authors can write the content while controlling the heading color, font size, paragraph spacing, table shading and more, right within the tool itself. The post Misadventures in Content Production: Why “Rapid” Tool Aren’t Really Rapid appeared first on Xyleme.

What Copywriting Can Teach Us About Writing for an Audience

Association eLearning

The beauty of copywriting is that it’s written in such a way as to speak to almost any level reader, taking complex products, services, features and benefits, and breaking them down in such a manner they become understandable to everyone. How might that help you in writing your content? Write at an 8th Grade Level or Less. There are some publications that write below that, even as low as a 5th grade level. Be specific, and only write to that one person.

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Social Media, elearning, Blogs, Lifestream, & Productivity

Big Dog, Little Dog

It used to be simple, you just placed some ads in whatever newspaper that was most suited to your product, but now that world is becoming ever more irrelevant. eLearning Learning , a collection of blog posts and articles all around eLearning, now has a blog. The long tail of blogging is dying - guardian.co.uk. Because blogging isn't easy. Writing a blog post is a lot harder than posting a status update, putting a funny link on someone's Wall, or tweeting.

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. I am calling this blog entry in on my cellphone as I drive. Ill simply have to cut and paste it into my blog tool, reformat it, and do some heavy editing. And then, presto magic, I have a new blog post.