Search for the Agile Learner

The Performance Improvement Blog

As I wrote in a previous blog post, at least three definitions of learning agility are being used in the field. They write that agile learners…. and turn that information into the knowledge and skills they need to be effective in the situation. Modern organizations need agile learners.

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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.

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How to Write Helpful Help Content with Michele Wiedemer

TechSmith Camtasia

There are ways to create effective help resources, and in this post, Michele Wiedemer shares her twenty years of knowledge for creating, evaluating, and improving your customer-facing help content. Should everyone know how to write help content? How to write help content.

Tags, Search Effectiveness, Personal Benefits

Tony Karrer

From Bill Ives - Where Tagging Works and Where Tagging Doesn’t Work – Search Engine Lowdown I guess I tend to agree with Danny Sulliivan about the tagging and search but that is not the original intention of tagging. If I want to search on a key word, I will still go to Google as the most efficient way. Interesting, Bill points to a search on Google for "Web 2.0"

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

to search for and discover content. 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. and is displayed in the most effective way possible.

How to write scripts for webinars, videos and eLearning


This blog article could also be called ‘confessions of a voice-over artist.’ So here are my top tips for writing a good script for webinars and videos. Writing scripts: Keep it simple, keep it snappy. At the end, you’re left searching for the real point of the section. Writing scripts: Use punctuation. If we put a comma after ‘effectively’, suddenly the sentence has a nice symmetrical structure. Writing scripts: Be direct.

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.

9 Simple Hacks to Write Better Knowledge Base Articles

TechSmith Camtasia

We will walk you through nine tips that can get you through writing an informative, knowledge base article. To write an effective knowledge base article Here are five questions, which will help you develop excellent customer education content : What is the goal of the content?

Digital Natives Actually Stink at Search, Says Research


Only seven out of 30 students whom anthropologists observed at Illinois Wesleyan “conducted what a librarian might consider a reasonably well-executed search,&# wrote Duke and Andrew Asher, an anthropologist at Bucknell University, whom the Illinois consortium called in to lead the project. They were basically clueless about the logic underlying how the search engine organizes and displays its results. > More about employee training and retention on the Mindflash blog. >

The Purpose Effect – Book Review & Interview With Dan Pontefract


We, at Learnnovators, are privileged to review Dan Pontefract ‘s second book, “ The Purpose Effect ” that is scheduled to release on May 10, 2016. Below is our review of the book and an insightful interview with Dan… THE PURPOSE EFFECT – REVIEW. In his book, The Purpose Effect , Dan Pontefract brilliantly distils the malady that pervades many corporations today. What inspired you to write this book?

Content SEO: Writing for Your Audience


This short attention span means that as blog writers working for optimal content SEO, you must craft your writing to grab the reader’s attention immediately. This approach is hardly a new one, but many businesses struggle with understanding who they are writing blogs for. Are they creating content strictly for search engines or for people? Write to Be Seen. Write for your Readers. SEO Content Writing Tips. Don’t write in passive voice.

How To Write Effective Learning Objectives To Support Your Blended Learning Strategy

Obsidian Learning

Here, we will give you a 4-step guide to writing effective and powerful learning objectives to support your blended learning program. Let’s take our course objective, “Effectively handle HR issues for your team”. Here are a few from each level to get you started, but a quick online search will produce many more. Writing strong learning objectives are key to the success of your blended learning program. Blended learning programs can include many deliverables.

10 Search Engine Marketing Basics You Have to Master

DigitalChalk eLearning

Search engine marketing is a little like chess. In this post, I’ll be covering 10 search engine marketing (SEM) basics that you’ll need to master in order to succeed as a digital marketer. By the time you’re done reading, you’ll be ready to get your feet wet in the world of search engine marketing, and will have a much better idea of the resources you’ll need to continue your learning journey. Like many disciplines, learning paid search is an ongoing process.

How to write a training manual with a microlearning authoring tool

Ed App

Furthermore, if rules, procedures, or other regulations change, a training manual using a microlearning platform can be the most effective tool to use when disseminating this information to one’s employees. The key to having an effective training manual is using the right tools.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Can Help Your Online Course

DigitalChalk eLearning

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) refers to designing your website so that it appears in the non-paid, “organic” section of search results when people search key phrases on sites like Google, Yahoo, and Bing. SEO is the process of optimizing your site for phrases that people use when searching so that your website is displayed in the “organic” search results. The title of your webpage is the most important placement of search phrases.

6 Effective Tips for MBA Assignment Writers


After all, no expert is going to write the answers for you during the final exams. In this blog, I will discuss 6 valuable tips that can help an MBA student produce quality assignments on his/her own. Write shorter sentences to avoid making errors in the content.

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.

Top 6 Content Marketing Trends for 2019


You can also recycle old video content with a fresh call to action and update content by rerecording old effective videos to reflect newer production standards and branding changes. Natural Voice Search. Gartner predicts that we’re moving into a world of predominantly screenless searches. Until recently, marketers have developed content with keyboard searches in mind. This involves writing complete questions and answers in your content.

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!

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.

From the Archives: Our Top 5 Webinars

eLearning Brothers

Today, we have access to a wide range of technologies—mobile, social, virtual, search, gaming, and reliable user-generated content—along with modern instructional techniques aligned with the way today’s workers naturally learn. Bill West, Executive Director of Custom Services here at eLearning Brothers, and Dr. Michael Allen, the Founder and CEO of Allen Interactions, discussed these new instructional techniques, and some ideas to increase the quality and effectiveness of eLearning.

How to Create a DIY Green Screen Video Effect

TechSmith Camtasia

This visual effect is often called chroma key compositing or chroma keying. It is a post-production effect that allows video editors to replace backgrounds and insert footage or images into their scenes. Just make sure to write your script before pressing record! This is a great visual effect to use if you are creating a marketing video for a new application or piece of software, or making a video to share out campaign results with your co-workers.

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.

Time Spent on Blogging

Tony Karrer

is how much time I spend on blog reading and writing and how anyone can work that into their already too busy life. Some quick thoughts - Scanning Activity Replaced I likely spend an average of 30-45 minutes per day reading/writing that is part of what I call "scanning" which is staying up to speed on what's going on. Blog reading and writing as part of scanning has been a replacement of other activities that I used to do - reading magazines and books.

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! To be effective the game must make work seem like play. According to Koreen, In his writings on Play Theory, Lloyd Rieber presents compelling evidence of the validity of games as a learning strategy. Blog this!

How to write an award-winning submission

Good To Great

Good To Great In pursuit of excellence: my view on the world of learning and training Skip to content Home A bit about me ← Lessons from Jamie’s Dream School A panel podcast on compliance training → How to write an award-winning submission Posted on March 8, 2011 by Stephanie Dedhar | Leave a comment Last week’s Oscars may have marked the end of the film and music awards season, but in the world of e-learning there’s a definite buzz in the air.

8 Elements of an Effective Topic


How do you create an effective topic? There are several strategies for developing topics available to eLearning developers, and the following 8 elements that lead to effective topic design will help you quickly create topics while ensuring that you are covering all the required items. You need to be very brief when writing titles, and they shouldn’t be too complex, otherwise learners might get lost in jargon or ambiguity.

Peer Review vs. Search Engine Places - Quality of Information in a Web 2.0 Sources

Tony Karrer

that discusses whether: scholars would choose (1) to have their work published in the premier journal in their field or (2) to have that work regularly come up on the first screen in an appropriate Google search Having gone through a PhD process and having been in academia for 11 years where you needed to "publish" - this is a really interesting question to me. which comes up first in the Google search of eLearning 2.0. Interesting article from EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 41, no.

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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? I used this rule on a daily basis (though I did not realize it at the time) when I made a point to figure out what motivated my actors and the characters they were playing in order to more effectively direct and teach them. 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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The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

He frequently shares about accessible elearning development through our Learning Dispatch blog and newsletter. How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. Designers and developers are focused, in other words, on making sure that they create effective digital content. And, really, creating effective digital content is what digital accessibility is all about.

Evidence-Based Training: Is eLearning More or Less Effective than Classroom Training? (An Interview with Dr. Will Thalheimer)

Convergence Training

Question for you: what’s more effective in aiding employee learning–elearning courses or classroom training? If it’s been a while since you last attended math class, that means classroom training is less effective than elearning, which is in turn less effective than blended learning solutions that use both classroom training and elearning.). Download our FREE Guide to Writing Learning Objectives. Final Thoughts on eLearning Effectiveness.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. Designers and developers are focused, in other words, on making sure that they create effective digital content. And, really, creating effective digital content is what digital accessibility is all about. In other words, it’s about creating an effective website. For more on this topic, see Grove’s blog posts on accessibility business case arguments ).

Concise Writing: Kick weak works out of your e-learning courses

E-learning Uncovered

In his last blog , Nick described his struggle with moving from scholastic writing where length is rewarded to a more concise writing style. One of my favorite explanations of concise writing is from the Purdue Online Writing Lab as published in The Owl : “The goal of concise writing is to use the most effective words. Concise writing does not always have to have the fewest words, but it always uses the strongest ones.”

Analysts and Blogging

Janet Clarey

I write an analyst blog and contribute to a group blog for my employer, Brandon Hall Research. The blogs are on the company’s URL. I also have this blog on my own URL here. So it was interesting to read of Forrester Research’s directive to analysts using their own personally branded research blogs: take them down or re-direct them to the Forrester site. Read my analyst blog and you’ll know I am curious, innovative, and ambitious.

How to Create More Effective & Engaging Training Content


So, wondering how to make training more effective in your business’ training program? Here, we’ll look at a few ways to make training more effective by improving your content. . Write the way you talk. If you’re writing training content , you’re likely bringing some expert-level knowledge to the table. Have multiple people proofread and give feedback on your content so that it is error-free and effective by the time it reaches your readers.

Good e-learning: engaging, relevant and effective

Good To Great

Escape to the sun → Good e-learning: engaging, relevant and effective Posted on August 16, 2010 by Stephanie Dedhar | 3 Comments Everyone has their own opinion on what makes good e-learning – and as Nick’s response to my last post shows, it’s not always easy to decide on just one defining characteristic! I think good e-learning is: Engaging Relevant Effective Truth be told, most workplace learners are unlikely to jump at the chance to take yet another e-learning course.

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Escape from Compliance Training Jail - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. Tom, Great points - I would like to add a couple more - in hopes that you may address these with your upcoming blog. I feel that if you can craft an effective test, then give the students the option to attempt the test before taking the course. I know how to create effective network passwords and I know that I should not write my password for everyone to see. Many people are forced to write them down. Search the Blog.