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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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

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.

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.), I have lots of ideas for bog posts, many of them don’t go anywhere, or get partially written and then deleted.

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. These are just a few quick ideas that can visually. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

Join Me And Keep Ideas From Fading Away

Nick Leffler

I mention that because with all the fun activities and delicious smells of food baking, it reminded me I had left this article sitting after writing a few notes a few days ago. The idea came to me after hearing from others that they suffer from the same fate as I often do. Others also write down ideas in some form and they sit for a long time until the idea and possibly motivation have faded so much it’s beyond being able to decipher. Revive Your Ideas.

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How to Write an Irresistible Course Description

LearnDash

And yet, what you write in your course description is one of the most important factors in convincing learners to sign up. A lot of advice out there is to “keep it short,” and that’s not a bad idea… in some contexts. But if you’re also writing a longer course page—which I would recommend—it may help to start with the detailed version and then edit down to something in the neighborhood of 150 words.

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

InSync Training

In early December, I had an idea. To me, it seemed to be a reasonable idea. My team knows that when I say, “I’ve got an idea,"they probably need to clear their weekends. But, instead of panicking, the team bought into the idea that this would support our new learning initiative, and entice learning professionals to keep coming back to InSync for valuable insights. 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs

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. Here’s a vivid fact – most, if not all, corporate professionals have no idea what a deliverable is.

6 Ways To Come Up With Fresh eLearning Content Ideas

Dan Keckan

But how do you come up with fresh eLearning content ideas that tie into your product or area of expertise? eLearning Career eLearning Blog eLearning eBooks Guest Blogging Writing In eLearningReaders are looking for innovative tips and tricks instead of rehashed content. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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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.

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’s a good idea to talk to your readers directly, calling them ‘you’ when you need to. Keep Your Writing to the Point. Your grammar is incredibly important when it comes to writing training materials.

3 powerful ideas you should steal from marketing

Making Change

I recommend you view this post in the blog. ” It’s not the budget, it’s the ideas. I’m suggesting you look at the larger picture, such as the three ideas listed above that separate lively marketing from conventional training. What ideas can we steal from marketing? Instructional design examples format choice humor motivation writing style Marketers and trainers have the same goals: They want people to do something.

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Why and how to write eLearning objectives?

Origin Learning

To be able to write these, it is first important to understand the difference between aims and objectives. Once you have done this, you won’t go about writing a whole manual about using the internet, right? The idea here is to set expectations. Writing the aims and objectives can either be done before the content is written, or after it. Then Subscribe to this Blog ! .

How (Not) To Write Marketing Posts

Clark Quinn

So, the steps seem to be: Write a post (more below). Write to every blog author you find and offer them to link to your post. And, as one of the people who blogs (e.g. Maybe newbie social media marketing hires are writing them? If you don’t know what you’re talking about, please don’t write. There are a number of folks you could find to write for you who can do a decent job.

How to Monetize a Blog: 12 Ways Used by Successful Bloggers

learnWorlds

Looking for ways to monetize your blog? Here’s a list of 12 ways to help you with your blog monetization strategy. 3 Way #3: Turn Your Blog Into a Membership Site. This should help drive traffic to your new blog on a daily basis. Never run out of story ideas.

Essentials of Writing a Law Dissertation

Learnloft

Writing a dissertation is the most complex activity among all other academic writing activities. Dissertation writing is unlike all other academic writing activities due to its nature and length. Writing a large number of words has never been easy.

Tips for Writing Narration Scripts for eLearning

B Online Learning

“How can I write a good narration script that makes sense with what the learner can see on the screen?”. For some of us, writing meaningful narration whilst describing what the learner can actually see on the screen can be difficult and can also take some time to create. This blog post shares some tips and tricks to help write your narration scripts. It’s an old, simple example but it usually gives people the idea. Tip 2: Write your narration script first.

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.

Idea Management and Design – You Mean PKM?

Nick Leffler

Idea Management and Design, that sounds close to what I know as Personal Knowledge Management (PKM). After reading a few lines from the MSLOC430 blog it really does sound like PKM. Breaking down idea management from the MSLOC430 blog, it’s very familiar to me: Sourcing – who contributes ideas, and how do you collect them (seek). Filtering – how do you evaluate ideas to find the most promising or innovative. What is idea management and design to you?

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5 Ideas for Repurposing Content After Your Virtual Event

Blue Sky eLearn

Write a blog post (or many!). Try to make sure that your blog post(s) aren’t just repeating what your recording already says. You c ould also ask your speakers if they’d be willing to write these articles in addition to presenting the sessions. The post 5 Ideas for Repurposing Content After Your Virtual Event appeared first on Blue Sky eLearn. We’ve seen it time and time again with in-person events.

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George Orwell's Advice for Writing eLearning Content

Integrated Learnings

Though highly interactive , problem-based eLearning can help maintain engagement, completing these activities usually requires learners to read words that we write. In a culture of multi-tasking skimmers, we must write as clearly and concisely as possible to help keep learners motivated. Practical Writing Advice from George Orwell. Especially for those of us who write training materials. His essay builds a case for six simple writing rules. --1-- By Shelley A.

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.”

5 Marketing Ideas to Keep Your Customers Engaged During Coronavirus Lockdown

mysimpleshow

The best you can do right now is to build your relationship with the customers by reviewing some of your marketing ideas. That is why a review of your marketing ideas is a good idea, especially now. Get inspired by the following marketing ideas that will engage your customers during the lockdown and help you build trust and loyalty. Videos are one of the most engaging content, as well as one of the best options when considering your marketing ideas and efforts.

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8 Effective Scenario Ideas for Instructional Designers

eLearning Brothers

Scenario Ideas for Instructional Designers. Since you’ve read this far (or scanned this far) I’m going to give you an extra bonus scenario ideas! See more of the Quarantine example in the Adobe Blog. Cathy Moore’s — Tips on How to Write Good Scenarios. The post 8 Effective Scenario Ideas for Instructional Designers appeared first on eLearning Brothers. Scenarios are a great way to make online training more engaging.

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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.

Webinar: Writing Much More Better

eLearning Brothers

Earlier this week we had a spectacular webinar with one of our instructional designers, Dr. David Christiansen discussing writing for eLearning! A – I like your idea of avoiding the PPT altogether and just presenting the software. Q – Isn’t previewing material a good idea for learning preference where things are aggregated at the beginning of a lesson? Q – I was taught the ABCD format to writing objectives.

Tips for Writing Instructional and Training Material

Convergence Training

It’s not easy to write well. Or, as Ernest Hemingway put it, “Easy writing makes hard reading.”. And while it’s true that all types of writing are difficult, it’s also true that each type of writing presents its own special challenges. That’s definitely the case when it comes to writing instructional or training materials. So, we’ve created a list of tips and resources to help you write better, more effective training materials.

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. 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. You can always write that John has done that, and Jenny has achieved that, but it will not allow you to estimate the work objectively. Share your ideas and encourage your team to share their ideas.

Curated Insights: Writing Good Questions

Axonify

Can you write a good multiple choice question? Many L&D pros just don’t realize how difficult it is to write a good question. Our March curated insights explore what it takes to write effective questions and how they can be used as part of a modern learning experience. We’ve all been guilty of writing bad questions, especially early in our ID careers. How to Plan, Design and Write Tests from eLearning Coach Podcast. Writing a good question is difficult.

How to Write an RFP for LMS Vendors

Web Courseworks

Reach agreement by requiring each department that wants to use the LMS to write up “Use Cases.” When your vendors have an idea of your vision and mission, they’ll be more likely to submit a proposal that addresses your needs. 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. Managing eLearning Blog AMS elearning learning management system LMS Request for Proposal RFP

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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

Why do I write a blog?

Sticky Learning

I've been blogging for a year now, time flies! But with one year down my mind has turned to the question I'd imagine many bloggers ask themselves "Why do I write a blog?". So what value is there in blogging? . Some things you write may be good, some very good, some (possibly) 'utter tosh'! The benefits I get from blogging. It encourages me to read more books and blogs. I need to think more about ideas when I blog about them.

How to Write SMART Learning Objectives

Convergence Training

We’ve now compiled all the posts into a single downloadable guide to writing learning objectives if you want to check that out, PLUS check out our Introduction to Learning Objectives recorded discussion with learning researcher Dr. Patti Shank.]. Download our FREE Guide to Writing Learning Objectives. A learning objective is something you write before you design, develop, and evaluate training. How to Write SMART Learning Objectives.

7 After Conference Ideas: Don’t Lose the Momentum!

Learning Rebels

Any person can write a to-do list – but you are taking this to the next level and generating ACTION from the conference. Pick that one idea out the several you picked up and build on it! That one idea that was simply brilliant… Brainstorm it! Brainstorm, as a team, how is that idea is going to go from paper to implementation. Get tips, tricks and ideas by signing up for the “The Rebellion”!

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.