Ways to be an Effective Student

Your Training Edge

Here in this blog, we going to discuss some ideas and tips that will help you out to be an effective student and all your hard work will turn into smart work. To be an effective student is very important to plan your studies.

How to Write the Perfect Guest Post for OpenSesame


So you want to write a dynamic, beautiful, and absolutely fascinating guest post for OpenSesame? As a blog ranked in the top 25 elearning blogs , we receive many guest post pitches about a huge assortment of interesting topics and ideas. At the same time, we also want to ensure our blog continues to be a cornerstone of the elearning community containing only the most engaging, informative, and exciting content for our readers.

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? The potential to increase meaningful learning and decrease training frustration is incredible, if we can figure out a way to do it effectively.

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The Ruin of Education in Our Country – a Positive Thing

Steve Howard

I was amused by this blog post - Ballpoint pens… the ruin of education in our country - that Jane Bozarth shared on Twitter. They don’t know how to write on a slate with­out get­ting chalk dust all over them­selves. They don’t know how to use a pen knife to sharpen a pen­cil. Pen and ink will never replace the pencil.”. When they run out of ink they will be unable to write words or ciphers until their next trip to the set­tle­ment.

Is the Learning Tech Industry Failing Us or Are We Failing Ourselves?


If only we could have that shiny new technology, our training program would be so much more effective.” They will be unable to write! They don’t know how to use a pen knife to sharpen a pencil. Pen and ink will never replace the pencil.

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13 eLearning Scenario Tips that 60 Experts Agree On


Scenarios are one the most effective types of eLearning. Make it real … write those stories down and transform them into a digital experience. Write those stories down and transform them into a digital experience. That’s the core of writing scenarios. Posts blog

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Tips for Creating a Course Content Marketing Strategy


You’ve heard you should write a blog for your course. But what should you write about? What are they supposed to write about on their blog (or talk about in their podcast)? Those are good questions, and answering them is key to creating an effective content marketing strategy. Whenever you’re struggling to come up with a topic, think about who you’re writing for. The blog schedule is a tough one for many beginner content marketers.

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The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. Here are three templates that I created for this blog post. Perhaps they’ll find their way onto the blog. Tom this is a great write-up and a fantastic way for every one of us to expand our design inspiration. Your blog and website has provided the motivation I need to contribute some materials at some later date. I’m here to say that I appreciate your blog. The tabletPC is just like using a mouse only I use a pen.

How to create an online course in 5 easy steps


We recommend that if you are in the stage of creating you, or will be in the near future, you have a pen and paper ready (or a simple LMS platform ). Blog Create an online course Create online learning Wyzed LMSCreating content can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be!

Posts that Influenced Me in 2009

ID Reflections

That pondering took me back to all the blog posts by various bloggers that have most influenced my thought process and my posts in 2009. I guess this would have been a fitting post to write on the 31st or even yesterday. Tags: Blogs Reading Reflection Personal

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Freinet and social media

Learning with e's

When I wrote Blogging with Freire , I was speculating on what that great Brazilian educator and theorist might have made of educational blogging - a concept he never knew, because he died before the Internet and social media came in to common use.

One step beyond

Learning with e's

To achieve its optimum effect, the use of any social media - whether it be blogging, wikis or any other form of sharing of content - must breach the walls of the traditional learning space. Foursquare QR tags social media smartphones GPS blogging

The Why’s and How’s of Social Learning in the Workplace

SHIFT eLearning

You follow your favorite blogs to learn new ways of writing and how the masters play with the language. We read self-development write-ups to learn how the achievers in our society begin their day, keep away distractions at work, and remain consistently productive.

Instructional designers’ toolkit for a zero-budget training project


It contains free art that can be used in games, but it also has a great library for music and sound effects. The post Instructional designers’ toolkit for a zero-budget training project appeared first on MATRIX Blog.

Friday Finds: Tips to Keep You Focused and Productive!


iAnnotate is the next best thing to printing out PDFs and writing on them yourself, so if you’re trying to save paper or just reduce the clutter on your desk, this is fantastic. The app offers a wide range of functions like a pen, highlighter, typewriter, voice recording and date stamp.

Client Appreciation

Solo Learning

Here are five effective ways to show your clients you appreciate them this season: Deliver a delicious treat. Nonetheless, intrinsic value is attributed to someone taking the time to sit down and actually write a letter. Writing a brief, but gracious, letter only takes an average of 1 to 2 minutes. Blog Professional DevelopmentFive Ways to Show Client Appreciation. Clients are the heart of a company. Without clients, a company does not exist.

Benefits of Gamification in Online Learning

Aktiv Mind

Gamification is the use of games in eLearning (usually in an LMS) to make training more fun and effective. And since they feel positive about the way they’re learning, they are able to effectively absorb that information and memorize it more easily.

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. Notebook/Pen(s)/Highlighters: Sometimes you need to go old school.

Excuses, excuses.

Learning with e's

A blog post from Chris Betcher (@betchaboy on Twitter) is currently doing the rounds. Entitled You don't have to like it , the post is a no-holds barred indictment of teachers who find ways to avoid the use of new technologies in the classroom.

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Pick of the Month: July 2012

Jane Hart

July was chock full of great articles and blog posts so here are just some of the articles that I bookmarked – together with a snippet from each which showed you why they caught my eye. Change is always difficult – but just take a look at some of the things our ancestors said about change in their day , in Ballpoint pens…the ruin of education in our country - from Nick Sauers. They don’t know how to write on a slate with­out get­ting chalk dust all over them­selves.

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

TechSmith Camtasia

Polls and surveys are another effective way to find out what your audience is interested in. Another piece of advice I can offer here is to write down and organize these ideas immediately as they come to mind. So always write down your ideas – big or small – immediately.

Must-have skills for successful e-learning professionals


Writing skills. Learners should be able to access the written materials as many times as necessary during the learning process, and certain writing tricks, like storytelling, can help them better remember the information. Tomorrow, we’ll probably just tap to write.

SEO For Course Creators and Membership Site Owners with Lindsay Halsey of Pathfinder SEO


The first solution is hiring an agency where they do most of the work for you, and the other is a DIY solution where you work to put together courses, blog posts, and other content marketing strategies. This is a place where we really see people struggle is putting pen to paper.

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Top 10 Features of the Best Digital Publishing Software


As publishing software tools are used not only by seasoned writers but also a number of indie writers who want to go the digital and cost-effective way; companies are vying to offer the best possible features to meet the needs of every publisher, whether big or small. In this blog, we have simplified things for you by listing out all the features that a digital publishing software must have. With tools like highlight and pen tool, users can add markings and notes to the content.

Teaching with Screencasts and Rapid Prototyping

TechSmith Camtasia

Part of where I struggled was writing up files for demos and examples each day for a lesson. Rather than writing out entire documents and refreshing the browser to see the effect, I start by prototyping in services like CodePen or jsFiddle. Prototype environments help you get to the root issue and communicate quickly and effectively. An example embed from CodePen: See the Pen LfiqI by Brian ( @bbennett ) on CodePen.

Getting the spring of ideas flowing

Saffron Interactive

We are all eager for fresh and creative ideas to make our courses innovative, effective and engaging for the end user. Below is a run through of what I have found to be the most useful and effective for our specific aims: a process of illumination (you might describe it as ‘sunbathing’), dumping the old soggy ideas for the fresher brighter ones that will enlighten our projects. Putting pen to paper. Tags: Blog Development e-Learning

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Emerging Technologies for Online Learning 2015 Presenter Profile – Dr. Ulanda Forbess

TechSmith Camtasia

Gone are the days of the ‘red ink pen’. I am constantly on the hunt for technologies that are exciting, efficient, and effective – with effective being the operative idea. I teach a technical writing course, and have changed the curriculum to include writing for social media.

A simple way to help beginners get started with Articulate Storyline

eLearning Architect

Within a few hours of replying, I had received several responses asking for me to share the resources, so I thought that rather than responding to each request individually, I would write a quick blog post to help.

Cat and My Room: Influences that Shaped Me.

ID Reflections

“All I could do was to offer you an opinion upon one minor point—a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction,” wrote Virginia Woolf. I am writing about it because I want to remember it with clarity.

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How to Develop Executive Presence and Lead with Confidence [Free Exercises]


That doubt sabotages your effectiveness as a leader, even if you’re able to act confident (we’ll talk about that shortly). Mindful leaders are more effective in their leadership, and they can both improve and make better use of their skills and qualities. How do they speak and write?

Top 75 Online Courses for Freelancers To Up Their Game


Writing Better Emails. With all this competition, it’s imperative to learn ways to write better emails. Developed by The British Council, this course teaches how to plan, organize, write, and edit your own emails depending on your audience and the situation.

Hook elearners by shattering their expectation

Vignettes Learning

She could refresh the eLearning developers’ knowledge of the essentials of effective story development. Wired for Story reveals these cognitive secrets--and it's a game-changer for anyone who has ever set pen to paper.

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2018: This Year in Learning– 109 Curated L&D Articles from 2018

The Learning Dispatch

Accessibility (6) Instructional Design (21) Evaluation (4) Learning Experience (19) Professionalism (9) Program Design (27) Style, Usage, and Grammar (10) Visual Design (9) Microassist’s Learning Dispatch Blog (4). Want to make learning more effective? At the Pen Addict, Susan M.

How to Make Video: Before Starting Your First Video, Part 2

TechSmith Camtasia

Writing a script can take time, but can save a lot of time when you start creating your video. By having a script, you know that you will cover everything that needs to be said in a concise and effective way. Get started by grabbing a pen and paper to doodle with.

The Beginners Guide to Successful Video Pre Production

TechSmith Camtasia

She made a bold statement, which was to the effect: Throw out the learning objective and focus on what you want the learner to actually do. You should write a script that will act as your captions for your video or if you don’t have a script, consider having your video transcribed.