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

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. And there are many others at Upside who are trying to follow blogs to stay connected. We are also bringing some structure to our learning by having discussions on our and others’ blog posts.

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Instructional Writing, Identifying Strengths: ID Links 4/13/21

Experiencing eLearning

I share these links periodically here on my blog. In this post, I share links on instructional writing, identifying strengths, project management tools, design principles, and more. Instructional writing. Scenario Writing: Top 5 Pitfalls | Scissortail Creative Services, LLC.

7 Reasons Your E-Learning Website Needs a Blog

LearnDash

Blogging is one of the oldest marketing tools on the Internet—and still one of the best. Yes, I am talking about blogging. The blog has been a foundation of Internet culture practically since its inception. Blogging can help you grow an audience and establish your brand.

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. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

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. You can write this on whatever medium you like or prefer to use (blog, LinkedIn, Medium, etc.), Here's an idea for a new blog series. comes up with title/theme for a blog post and nominates someone to write it?

4 Tips to Writing eLearning Scripts That Sing

Association eLearning

Wouldn’t you like to write a script with that kind of impact? According to Bean, the first tip to writing a great eLearning script is to write like a human. When we’re sitting down to write a script, how many of us have caught ourselves actually writing words like: “Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to identify when sexual harassment occurs in the office setting.”

Where I Get Blog Post Ideas

Experiencing eLearning

When I talk to people about starting a blog, they often state they don’t have anything to write about. They ask how I come up with ideas, especially when I’ve been blogging so long. As I approach my ninth anniversary of starting this blog, I feel like I have more to write about than I did after one year. I get stuck on writing sometimes, just like everyone else, but I’ve figured out ways to work through those blocks.

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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. The tag line of my blog is provoking deeper thinking. Comments are the lifeblood of blogging. blogging blog blogger comments e-learning purpose why writing My answer has remained consistent over time.

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.

What I learned About Modern Learning Writing 50 Blogs in 50 Days

InSync Training

50 Modern Blended Learning BlogsIn early December, I had an idea. To me, it seemed to be a reasonable idea. InSync training was launching a new community of practice in March – the Blended Learning Hub -- and I wanted to emphasize how InSync Training is a credible expert in all things having to do with blended learning. So why not create 50 pieces of modern learning content and push them out to the learning universe? How hard could it be?

Honoring our 2020 MVP blog authors

Experience API

At Rustici Software, I’m lucky to work with colleagues who enjoy sharing their expertise with others through blog writing. While Brian’s blog takes the trophy, we also want to recognize our runner-up. We hope our blogs help you navigate xAPI and the various eLearning standards.

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.

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.

How to Write Good Assessment Questions

Association eLearning

Believe it or not, it can be hard to write effective questions. This is true whether you’re making an eLearning assessment or writing questions for a traditional in-classroom test. Write confusingly worded questions to “trip up” the learners. “Can someone explain this question to me? I don’t know what it’s asking.”. How am I supposed to know the answer to this? It wasn’t in the lesson.”.

What Copywriting Can Teach Us About Writing for an Audience

Association eLearning

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. A good way to do this is to make up someone you write your content to. Be specific, and only write to that one person. Copywriting is the practice of using written content, both online and in print to market, advertise, raise brand awareness and communicate core brand values.

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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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Class Blog Versus Class LMS

LearnDash

What was once meant for blogging has evolved to a content management system, learning management system, forums, social networking, event booking, ecommerce, and so on. Given the ease-of-use of WordPress, there was a time when teachers all over the world would start a class blog. In some cases, they would even allow their students to create blogs by leveraging WordPress multisite installations. That said, you can still use the blogging component of WordPress in the classroom.

Blogging Again

eLearning Cyclops

If you have been visiting, I am sure you noticed I have been writing very, very little lately. It has been an very busy at work, which of course limits time to blog but has more directly affected the motivation to blog. Many a nights I have said to myself, "I spent the entire day on my PC designing and creating eLearning, I don''t think I want to spent tonight writing about it." Blogging

Leveraging Your Blog to Create a Course

LearnDash

You spent a lot of time creating your blog posts, why not leverage that hard work to create your course? One of the best ways to determine if your course idea is worthwhile is to start a blog around that particular subject first. As you write on the subject you will start to see whether or not people are interested in the topic by looking at your things like your site traffic stats and most popular blog posts. LearnDash started as a simple two-page blog.

Blogging Strategies

Clark Quinn

for Learning Professionals Free Online Course (you can jump in at any time) is all about Blogs for Learning. Interestingly, when I prepared the notes for this week, I was able to leverage what the course members had produced during the previous week on Social Bookmarks : [link] [link] [link] You can read in the link Blogs for Learning about my perspective on using Blogs for Learning and Networking. Before blogging, those thoughts were fleeting. The third week of Web 2.0

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. Blogging

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. 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. But what I have found is that the narrated portion of courses is often written like something you would find in a textbook.

7 Key Benefits Of Guest Blogging In The eLearning Industry

Dan Keckan

You could launch your own blog and wait for the readers to trickle in. eLearning Career eLearning Blog eLearning Professionals Free eLearning eBooks Writing In eLearningOr you can guest post on established sites to become an industry thought leader and reach a whole new, and already interested, audience. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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. Recently, a few people have been asking me for blogging advice, mainly around getting started. This got me thinking… What are my guiding principles for blogging? I call these my 4 pillars of blogging. Tags: blogging writing cartoon

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.

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.

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

G-Cube

For more details, you can write us at info@gc-solutions.net. Video Blog BFSI BFSI sector elearning for BFSIIn today’s digital scenario, incentivizing learning has become one of the foremost challenges for organizations in the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) sector. Applying game-based learning within a classroom setting has proved to be a viable solution.

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. A blog post about the importance of incorporating social media into your company’s blog might have been relevant about 10 years ago (probably still behind the curve, honestly) so I’m not going to write that. What I will write about, however, is incorporating social media as a source of content into your company’s blog.

How I Blog: #DevLearn Bloggers

Learning Visions

Each of us has been asked to write a post about how we blog.here's my offering: I’ve always been a note taker. Read the full story over at Twist, the eLearning Guild's blog DevLearn , that mecca of a eLearning conference, is coming up quickly! This year, we'll be running around the MGM Grand in Las Vegas from September 30-October 2, filling our heads with eLearning goodness. I'm honored to be a part of the #DevLearn Bloggers team.

Other writings

Clark Quinn

It occurs to me to mention some of the other places you can find my writings besides here (and how they differ ;). My blog posts are pretty regular (my aim is 2/week), but tend to have ideas that are embryonic or a bit ‘evangelical’ First, I’ve written four books; you can check them out and get sample chapters at their respective sites: Engaging Learning: Designing e-Learning Simulation Games. So, my writing has shown up in: eLearnMag.

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.

Free eBook - How To Become An Authority In The eLearning Industry By Guest Blogging

Dan Keckan

eLearning Career eLearning Blog Free eLearning eBooks Guest Blogging Writing In eLearningIt’s difficult to carve out a niche for yourself online these days. Steep competition, search engine algorithms, and time-crunched readers are just the tip of the iceberg. But our new eBook can help you become an authority in the eLearning Industry and get the online recognition you deserve. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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4 Easy Ways To Improve Your SEO Content Writing Skills In The eLearning Niche

Dan Keckan

By getting better at writing for SEO, you will increase organic traffic and bring valuable visitors to your website. Content Marketing Guest Blogging SEO Writing In eLearningAre you curious to learn more about the art of SEO copywriting? You're in luck!

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

10 Blogs Every eLearning Professional Should Read

Matthew Guyan

Recently my friend Ryan Tracey posted a list of 10 journals every e-learning professional should read in response to my list of 5 Books Every eLearning Professional Should Read which was in response to his 5 papers every learning professional should read (this feeling like the blogging equivalent to a game of tennis). The one thing that each blog has in common is that the author is making a positive contribution to the wider eLearning field (IMHO).

5 Tips for Writing Compelling Sales Content

Zunos

Many people get caught up in the actual writing of the content – as in, typing the words out – and they don’t realize that there’s a lot of important work to do before you even start putting words into a document. Write compelling sales copy for each stage of the journey.

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).

8 Steps To Writing Persuasive Articles For eLearning Topics

Dan Keckan

This article highlights 8 steps to writing persuasive articles for eLearning topics. eLearning Career eLearning Blog Free eLearning eBooks Guest Blogging Writing In eLearningYou have insights to impart, but do you know how to grab readers’ attention? Better still, can you transform the subject matter into a subtle call to action? This post was first published on eLearning Industry.