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100 Conversation Topics

Tony Karrer

Today, I saw a post by someone suggesting ways to come up with ideas for blog post topics and they gave some examples. The examples were not all that relevant to most of the readers of this blog, but it definitely sparked a thought for me. Almost every time I have a conversation, I learn something new. Most of the time I learn something, I write a blog post. But I don't have nearly enough time to have conversations, learn and write blog posts.

#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. Kapp: The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Game-based Methods and Strategies for Training and Education - If you are in the training and education space, you cannot not have this book. Swan was so angry and disappointed by the book that he took the time to write a very impassioned negative critique. Join the conversation: Read the first chapter (it’s Free!).

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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.

Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange of Information by Paul on March 14, 2011 in social learning Most of us in the adult learning industry have already found and incorporated Twitter into our everyday lives. In my last blog post I wrote about leveraging the Law of the Few to manage change in the workplace. I think of Retweets as blog comments.

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.

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

The Learning Circuits

Week One Recap 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. She was also “offended” that during the tour I offered a whitepaper for anyone who wanted to leave a comment on every blog entry. We should be in the conversation or it will go in unhealthy directions and have negative consequences for us.

Online Course Marketing: Tips for selling more courses and increasing your revenue

Plume - e-learning & learning management systems

For our FREE guide on creating and writing copy for your online course sales page click here. When it comes to writing sales copy for your elearning course, it might be tempting to write out a long list of features but instead, we recommend writing in a way that sells the benefits. This layout is what we call conversion lead design – by keeping everything on one page, prospects aren’t needlessly navigating back and forth across your website.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: More on Learning Styles

Learning Visions

Friday, August 10, 2007 More on Learning Styles Today Mark Oehlert points to Stephen Downes post Professor Pans Learning Style Teaching Method (in particular, the comments thread which I had missed as I typically just read Downes post right through the feed reader). I went on to write more about debunking the learning styles myth and why some folks consider learning styles to be a form of fortune telling.

How To Get (and Use) Testimonials to Sell Your Course

LearnDash

This same process can be used for Facebook for any reviews left on your page (or perhaps in a Facebook Group ). Finally, if you have a blog associated with your courses, you can also use comments that people leave on your blog posts. A Facebook group is a great place to start, and you can have an embedded link on your course materials for new users to join.

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Increasing Social Awareness in Higher Education

Nick Leffler

I began going in a few different directions; writing articles for various websites/magazines, writing blog posts for the MSIDT website, and reviving or creating social media accounts to share and converse with the community. Buffer is a great tool that makes it easy to share content to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google+ at the same time. It’ll also give quality content to share from popular publications on the MSIDT social media accounts and blog.

Playing the “Long Game” When Selling Courses

LearnDash

Whether you choose to use paid advertising with Facebook or a content marketing approach (blogging, podcasts, etc.) Whatever method you choose for marketing (organic vs. paid), you need to go into it with the mindset that this is your long-term approach. Be it your ad performance numbers or website conversion stats. You are doing your business no good if you are writing blog post after blog post for six months and getting no traffic.

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Want to go mobile for learning and support?

Allison Rossett

I invited him to write this when I recognized my lack of clarity about the options for mobile development and delivery. Workplace learning professionals now find themselves in the middle of conversations about leveraging mobile devices for growth and support. The first method described above is a relatively new approach called responsive design. Some examples of mobile web apps are YouTube , Yellow Pages , and Facebook. John Park is my guest blogger.

Marketing Training and E-Learning Courses to Your Employees

Capytech

Remember with this point that you can’t assume that a single method of communication will be 100 percent effective. Other commonly used methods and channels to promote e-learning modules and training to employees include: Internal talent and upskilling initiatives. You can also write blogs about training and knowledge sharing plus you can include information about the courses that are available in your internal company newsletter.

Our eLearners desire something human. The best designs let something human look back at them.

Coffee and Design

I will have some sequential blog posts over the next few days with excerpts from his article, with some additional images, and thoughts to facilitate a conversation about social presence in eLearning which I have been writing and presenting about lately. Consider: CompuServe, AOL, MySpace, Google, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp. I can pick up my phone, start a conversation with a friend in Europe and another in Asia, and watch as they both type replies.

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Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning by Paul on May 5, 2011 in Informal Learning , blended learning , social learning Companies are spending next to nothing on social learning, and their frugality is going to come back to haunt them. Last week I had a phone conversation with Ian Huckabee of WeeJee Media. Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this!

On the MOOC Horizon: Tin Can API

Your Training Edge

Over the course of the past year on this blog, I’ve described several ways MOOCs are already changing training and development. Tin Can is an application programming interface, or API, which is essentially a method that allows information to be shared across software programs. For example, an API makes it possible for you to share a YouTube video on Facebook or a photo on Twitter. Or, conversely, we can identify the training paths that are leading to problematic outcomes.

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How Course Creators Get Leads Through Content and Scale Revenue Through Smart Promotions with Marketing Professional Daniel Daines-Hutt

LifterLMS

To provide some context and social proof, Daniel shares how he wrote eight blog posts in two years, and his second article got 50,000 visits, which led to 3 million dollars in client requests. Daniel references the LMScast with Nick Usborne where Chris and Nick discuss conversational copywriting, and how that is very similar in nature to the actionable content approach Daniel and Chris discuss in this episode. Chris Badgett: So, you don’t have to blog every day?

Some Tools for Social Learning and How they Help Learning

Kapp Notes

The term comes from “web log” which is shortened to “blog.” A blog will allow others to comment on the blog entries but not alter the original entry in any way. Blogs. Instant messaging is the ability to write a quick message to another person and enter into a dialogue in real-time via only text-based messages. A method of sending messages or posting messages in a central location to be viewed and replied to by others over time. Facebook.

How To Sell Online Courses From Your Own Website

Pinlearn

Once you know your purpose with the content, stick to the best teaching methods to achieve that result. Create An Attractive Conversion-driven Sales Page. Those kinds of pages won’t do any good in terms of conversions. Traffic doesn’t mean anything without conversions.

The Smart Worker : learns best with and from others

Jane Hart

This is the the 7th post in a series of blog postings about how L&D departments need to change to meet the needs of today’s Smart Worker. empathy, facilitation, conversation, collaborative skills, consensus, invitation, conflict resolution, improvisation, elicitation, story-telling). empathy, facilitation, conversation, collaborative skills, consensus, invitation, conflict resolution, improvisation, elicitation, story-telling).

Everything Gets Easier When You Know Who Your Ideal Client Is with Agency Operator and Podcaster Jason Resnick

LifterLMS

We’re going to be having a conversation today around the ideal client. They just want somebody to write lines of code, or write an email, or build them an automation, and that’s not me. I want to put the Facebook raps. I mean, Facebook did it, right?

What is the Tin Can API & What Does it Mean for e-Learning?

Trivantis

Join the Conversation. Blog. With Tin Can, a wide range of e-Learning systems can now capture learning activities with a simple vocabulary and communication method. Stay tuned to the Everything eLearning Blog and Lectora on Twitter , Facebook and Linkedin for the latest developments. Christie Wroten graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a bachelors degree in English and Writing. Back to Blog Home. Lectora eLearning Blog. Forum.

Top 10 ‘Must Have’ Blended Learning Tools

Continu

Here are a few formative assessment apps to consider: FlipGrid : Creates prompts to start discussions and offers employee conversation via video. Blogs. When you first hear the word “blogs” you may think they are a vehicle to improve workplace communication externally. But blogs can also be beneficial in blended learning training internally, for employees. A way around this is to introduce blog writing as a blended learning training exercise.

Social Grid Follow-up

Tony Karrer

A few of the tools and methods I use to tap into the social grid. Tools and Methods for Networks and Communities - Discusses specific tools and methods for using Networks and Communities as part of Knowledge Work. There's a lot there, so if you were going to choose two, probably Crowdsourcing in the Small and Tools and Methods for Networks and Communities would be the two. tysg EmmaWho : @ tonykarrer facebook groups cammybean : @ tonykarrer Blogging.

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Complete Guide To Promote Your YouTube Video

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We will outline the best ways to understand the methods of marketing your videos online and try to get the most views out of it. The first way is to simply copy the URL and paste it in a chat room or conversation. For YouTube video promotion, you should at least have a Google Plus, Twitter, and Facebook profile. Creating a blog is the best way to diversify your approach to digital marketing.

6 Tips To Create A Communication Strategy For Compliance Online Training

EI Design

Start A Corporate eLearning Blog For Compliance Online Training. Corporate eLearning blogs offer the perfect blend of spontaneous and structured learning. They give you the ability communicate with your employees in a more conversational and informal tone. You can still guide the online discussion by writing targeted posts, which enhances your compliance online training. However, it’s not enough to simply set up a blog and post occasionally.

Online Learning VS Traditional Formats: The Big 4 Benefits of eLearning

eFront

The instructor also moderates and redirects the conversation towards the desired goal. The quality of discussion might also prove to be greater than live discussion, simply due to the fact that we reveal more and form better ideas, when we write. But in an eLearning environment, reading and writing are the main activities. Polishing writing skills is mandatory in an online endeavor.

How to Attract a Loyal Learning Audience, Even on a Tight Budget

Talented Learning

These aren’t the only ways to drive conversions. 4) Develop Related Blog Posts. Write one or more relevant blog posts and embed text links and visual “calls to action” within the body copy. Post regular visual webinar calls to action on social channels such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, G+, Pinterest and Instagram. Methods for improving content quality and contextual relevance. “If you build it, they will come.”

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Introducing The Conversation Prism eLearning Trends 2007 and 2008 TechCrunch White Label Social Networking Platforms Chart How to Insert YouTube Videos in PowerPoint Presentations LinkedIn Tips and Tweaks: Do More with your LinkedIn Account Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS Corporate Policies on Web 2.0 Mathemagenic " PhD conclusions in a thousand words: blogging practices of knowledge workers Web 2.0

Networks and Communities

Tony Karrer

However, each of these can be directly addressed through conversation. Network Readiness Before you can reach into a network or community to seek conversation, you generally need to have spent time on Building some level of connection (network building). Being ready to engage to seek conversation (network access). Now I have a great starting point when I want further conversation. There are a myriad of different places and ways to seek conversations.

Matt Miller & Dennis Haynie: ISTE 2015 Presenter Profiles

TechSmith Camtasia

Matt is the author of “Ditch That Textbook”, which, like the name of his book suggests, steers teachers away from the old textbook method of teaching and towards more innovative, creative ideas for the classroom. Students all gather information or write in Spanish in a shared Google Slides presentation where each student has his/her own slide. My students also write and create in blogs, where they can comment on each other’s work as well.

Affiliate Marketing for Course Creators with Dean Holland

LifterLMS

Between 2004 and 2008, Dean had been going through online programs looking for ways to make money in $100 course programs and other get rich quick methods, and along with lifestyle expenses that left Dean with around $60,000 in credit card debt. Why’d you write it?

10 Learning Strategies to Take Your Training to the Next Level

Continu

Learning strategies are simply the methods that students use to learn. Plus, this method allows employees time to recap what they’ve learned so far before applying it to the next lesson. The easiest way to start using this process is to have employees write out what was learned to see if they can recall the material. When it comes to learning strategies, elaboration is another great method for retaining what’s being taught. Conversation theory.

How to Sell a Lot More of Your Course or Membership with Copywriting Expert and Sales Strategist Marc Allen

LifterLMS

Chris and Marc discuss how course creators can increase conversions and make their offer more valuable. I’m really excited to have this conversation with you today and help the course creators and the membership site builders out there increase conversions, make their offer more valuable. Most of the time the other differentiation that you can do is your unique mechanism or your unique method on how you do things. There’s conversational copy.

The Best eLearning Tools You Need Now

LearnUpon

Trello’s method is based on the Kanban technique , which uses a clear visual order to manage the production processes. Trello offers many methods of project management, including cards, lists, boards and color-coding. Plus, since learning, taking a break, and going back to review is considered an effective method to fight the forgetting curve , Tomato Timer gets bonus points for promoting knowledge retention. Twitter is a social network built around conversations.

How to Choose the Right Course to Build or Membership Site Topic to Focus on with Ryan Levesque

LifterLMS

Write it down on the list. We said, “We’re not going to write the book that everybody else has written. It’s where the Ask method was first born. I learned how to write copy. We hired a woman who had a blog about orchids in New York City and she was writing about orchids in small spaces. We hired her to write all of our articles on her blog. And that’s what inspired me to write this book.

63 Great eLearning Posts and Hottest Topics for November 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

The Art Of Writing Great Voice Over Scripts - The eLearning Coach , November 10, 2010Want to improve how you write for the ear? Post from: The eLearning Coach The Art Of Writing Great Voice Over Scripts. Questions I’m no Longer Asking - elearnspace , November 2, 2010I strive to strike a reasonable balance between reading blogs, books, and peer-reviewed articles. Most of us have a Facebook account, and maybe a LinkedIn account too. academic blogs faculty blogs.