2019 Blog Review: 13 Years

Experiencing eLearning

2019 was a big year for my blog. I finally migrated to a self-hosted site with my own domain, giving me more control. 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. In January, I migrated this site to christytuckerlearning.com. This is post #1,115 on my blog. Blogging

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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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. If you close your eyes and toss a dart anywhere at this martech vendor map, chances are you’ll find a site brimming with information about the role of onboarding and ongoing training in the customer lifecycle. 25 Must-Read Customer Education Blogs. By Eoghan Quigley , Product Marketing Manager.

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/24/2010 Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning As an e-Learning developer I had to invest a lot of time to find images for my e-Learning projects. As a result, I had to do a research and find the best FREE stock photo sites. Morgue File An easy to use free photo site. All photos on this web site are public domain.

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

wanting a better product within a year or. important product demonstration. expert discussing the product, offering insights. related products. the chance to write their answer in a text box. common applications/sites you might want to embed.

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

A knowledge base is a set of organized information about your product or service that a reader can go through to learn about said product or service or how to solve related problems. Your goal should be to help users find answers to the questions they have about your product or service.

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

LifterLMS

We dive into SEO for course creators and membership site owners with Lindsay Halsey of Pathfinder SEO in this LMScast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Pathfinder SEO is a guided SEO solution for site owners, freelancers, and agencies that Lindsay and her team have worked to develop over the last 10 years of doing SEO for her agency. In-depth FAQs and blog posts addressing specific questions your ideal prospects have is a great way to get good SEO content.

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How Membership Site Owners Can Go Beyond the Simple Contact Form to Unlock Incredible Powers with Zack Katz of GravityView

LifterLMS

In this LMScast episode, learn how membership site owners can go beyond the simple contact form to unlock incredible powers with Zack Katz of GravityView. Chris talks with Zack about the course plus concept where you offer coaching or other interaction with your site other than just the course itself. This setup would allow you to create something like an antique marketplace where people can purchase products from others through your site.

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13 Reasons Why This Blog Is Irrelevant

Mitch Moldofsky

Ever wonder why so many blogs have numbers in the title? which reflects the fact that blogs are all about marketing, really, rather than sharing info with peers. Even so-called "mommy bloggers" will sell their space to plug products and cut and paste PR materials to give their "review." The exception to this is infomercial sites. No one is writing this, it's all AI. Social Media marketers tell us this is what people like to click on. Who knows why?

Product Review: Saba Social

eLearning 24-7

Saba Social is a very solid product, that despite a few hiccups and “huh&# moments, achieves what it sets out to do, provide a user friendly social experience. Hodgepodge of social media components – albeit the extensive and main one – social networking with a FB, Linkedin components in there, and of course a blog – thankfully no pure micro-blog like thing nor wiki (A congrats on that one, btw). Blog – your external blog.

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4 Proven Steps To Make High-Quality Product Demo Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

A product demonstration video illustrates how your product works by showing it in action. Demo videos are a compelling way to communicate your product’s value to prospective customers. Product demos are one of the four most common types of video , so knowing how to create this type of instructional video is a relevant skill to learn. Here’s how you can create a product demo video in four easy steps. Show how the product works.

Workplace Productivity

Tony Karrer

One of the favorite quotes I used to use during presentations was Drucker - The most important contribution of management in the 21st century will be to increase knowledge-worker productivity. Complexity of Productivity for Knowledge Work Productivity is defined as: the ratio of the quantity and quality of units produced to the labor per unit of time For some knowledge workers, we can reasonably define things this way. See Tom Davenport and Blogging - He is Wrong!

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

LifterLMS

Learn how to choose the right course to build or membership site topic to focus on with Ryan Levesque. In this episode Chris and Ryan break down how to avoid choosing the wrong market to build your course or membership site in, and Ryan shares his experience building a learning-based business around orchids, including what motivated him to enter the space which he knew very little about. Ryan is a membership site builder; he’s an entrepreneur; he’s a marketer.

7 Perks to Skyrocket Employee Productivity

WalkMe Training Station

I lounge on the couch (where I’m writing this blog post from right now) and join the 30 minute guided meditation – in the meditation room – every Monday and Wednesday at 3:00. Not only do they sweeten the deal and assist in employee retention, they also significantly boost daily productivity. Get this perk to decrease training time and increase productivity at work. It allows me to leave my desk when I have hit a wall on my productivity in that particular position.

How Bloggers Can Create a Blogging Quiz

ProProfs

Creating blogging quizzes can do more for your site than just entertain readers. Click here to find out how blogging quizzes also work great when you’re running out of content. . Quizzes are known to be a sure-fire way to success in the blogging space and bloggers are well positioned to write quizzes, because they already have a knack of communicating with their audience. Step 3: Write to One Person. Everyone loves a good quiz.

Employee Engagement Survey Questions: The Best 100 to Maximize Productivity

Continu

It also needs to be clear enough to answer the questions when employees are off site. Once you know the process of administering a successful employee engagement survey, how do you write one? Whether it be a new product rollout or a shift in using a new software program, employees constantly need training. The post Employee Engagement Survey Questions: The Best 100 to Maximize Productivity appeared first on Continu Blog.

6 Suggestions for Writing a Video Description that Will Rank Better

mysimpleshow

We understand that it can be difficult to write the perfect explainer video description, so we’ve prepared 6 suggestions to help you produce a great description. You definitely don’t want any spelling mistakes or vague sentences to make their way into your description though, so to help you we’ve compiled a list of tools that will help you write accurate descriptions. Try to link back to a page on your site that has a call-to-action, such as a subscription form.

The Beginners Guide to Successful Video Pre Production

TechSmith Camtasia

It All Starts With Video Pre Production. Knowing the end now lets you figure out some critical information in your pre production planning: Where is the video going to end up? You may want to add extra elements that identify the product, company, or organization. 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. The first video I made was by far the toughest one.

How to Deliver Group Coaching To Pull Your Product Out of Your Audience Instead of Pushing Product on Them with StartupBros Entrepreneur Will Mitchell

LifterLMS

Learn how to deliver group coaching to pull your product out of your audience instead of pushing product on them with StartupBros entrepreneur Will Mitchell in this LMScast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Many online course creators build their product before they build out their audience. Another great way to decide what product you should develop is to ask people, “Which of these three products would you like to see first?”

Marisa Murgatroyd Teaches How to Build a Mission Focused Experience Product Instead of a Low Engagement Information Product

LifterLMS

Marisa Murgatroyd teaches how to build a mission focused experience product instead of a low engagement information product in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Offering one-on-one coaching or one-to-few coaching with a handful of people before you start developing a program can help you understand more about the nuances of what people are looking for from a product in your space. And as a product creator, it kind of broke my heart.

7 Perks to Skyrocket Employee Productivity

WalkMe Training Station

I lounge on the couch (where I’m writing this blog post from right now) and join the 30 minute guided meditation – in the meditation room – every Monday and Wednesday at 3:00. Not only do they sweeten the deal and assist in employee retention, they also significantly boost daily productivity. One great perk to decrease training time and increase productivity. It allows me to leave my desk when I have hit a wall on my productivity in that particular position.

Blogging as conversation

Learning with 'e's

I began blogging because I needed a way to document what I was doing, thinking and studying. My professional life is pretty hectic much of the time, and I needed a space to write down my ideas and record my thoughts before I forgot them. I could have simply used a paper based diary, but I decided when I first heard of blogging that it might fulfil the role of an e-diary for me. In essence, blogging crystallised my thinking, and extended the scope of my knowledge.

Writing Microcopy: Tips and Pointers

The eLearning Coach

Did you ever spend an hour writing a four or five word phrase or short instruction? Now that there’s a term for this type of writing and recognition of how important it is, we can all feel a little more normal. Microcopy can make or break your product. For example, I came across this instruction to your right while working on a site the other day. Writing Quality Microcopy. Here’s what I’ve learned about writing short instructions and phrases.

From Martial Arts Business Owner to Health Course Creator to Online Entrepreneur Membership Site Creator With Kevin Geary of Digital Ambition

LifterLMS

The journey from martial arts business owner to health course creator to online entrepreneur membership site creator with Kevin Geary of Digital Ambition in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. At LifterLMS.com you can learn more about new developments and how you can use LifterLMS to build online courses and membership sites. Kevin Geary: I had had experience in the online space before that doing blogging and things like that.

Product Review: Plateau TMS (Talent Management System)

eLearning 24-7

Kodak embraced them to a point, but kept their initial camera products. Wikis, blogs, message board and a document library (think a repository where files can be accessed, viewed, uploaded and downloaded, inc. Creating of profiles, post to the message board, write a wiki or blog or take part in the discussion board. Plateau) see social networking as a wiki, blog, profiles, a bit of communities and RSS feed. niche sites.

The impact of the right office furniture on employee motivation, engagement and productivity

Matrix

What is more important in a business than increasing the motivation, engagement and productivity of employees? Engagement and productivity rates drop considerably when physical pain is involved. You’ll be surprised of how much employees can stay motivated, engaged and ultimately productive during the day if they sit at their desks correctly and comfortably. If they stay healthy, they can keep focus, so the organization’s productivity rates stay high.

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? Likely you recited the phone number in your head, or even out loud, until you could write it down. If someone asked you the next day to write down the phone number for them, could you do it? Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Search the blog Popular Latest Comments Tags Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS?

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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.

3 powerful ideas you should steal from marketing

Making Change

I recommend you view this post in the blog. The video was so effective that the influx of traffic knocked the Dollar Shave Club site offline. He wants us to go to his site and sign up for his service. He’s also an underdog in the world of shaving products, and we tend to root for underdogs. 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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Blogging to show off your organization

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Great article in the NY Times about student blogging at MIT. Dozens of colleges — including Amherst, Bates, Carleton, Colby, Vassar, Wellesley and Yale — are embracing student blogs on their Web sites, seeing them as a powerful marketing tool for high school students, who these days are less interested in official messages and statistics than in first-hand narratives and direct interaction with current students. Students get off on the blogging: M.I.T.

ID and eLearning Links 8/25/20

Experiencing eLearning

I share these links periodically here on my blog. In this post, I share links on video conference tips and tools, video production costs, diversity, and freelancing. Video and animation production costs. As I read online, I bookmark resources I find interesting and useful.

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/31/2010 Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning I received several emails, message on Twitter, and InMails on LinkedIn concerning the Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning and the Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning posts. Just posted my extended thoughts on my own blog, Christopher.

7 Proven Techniques for Keeping Your E-Learning Customers Happy - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. I was inexperienced at the time and catered to our customer’s every demand and ended up with a subpar product. If you’re committed to a quality product and helping people, you’ll get through your work (and life) with much more joy and purpose. Stock images from stock.xchng , a great site for free stock photos. When they sign off on the content and interface, it is safe to move into production. Search the Blog.

7 Ways to Improve Team Morale in your organization

Learning Pool

Having a site with great morale is brilliant, but it is not the endpoint. Recognition can be something as simple as a genuine ‘Thank you’, to a site-wide announcement. As mood and engagement improve, so will their productivity and everyone wins! Blog Learn & Connect

The Secret SAUCE for Creating Great Content

Hurix Digital

Noting that the content was created by doctors and parenting experts, she read through a few of the blogs. Blogs, videos, parent forums and communities, it all spoke directly to Tara, made her feel a part of the family. In all the emails she had always noticed a little line at the end- “Click Here for Recommended Products”. It took her to the brand’s product listing page on Amazon. The content objective should be problem solving, not product selling.

Just disinfect

Learning with 'e's

Recently I''ve been receiving a lot of requests to publish blog posts from freelance writers. When I first began to receive this requests, I admit I was curious, because it made a change from companies trying to get advertising space on my site. The ''guest posts'' weren''t written very well at all, looked rather formulaic, and as I suspected, many of them were trying to plug some kind of product or service. I have a message for these parasites: Blog off!

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Using Content Distribution to Market E-Learning

LearnDash

Will content distribution platforms help you amplify your program, or distract from your own site? Have you ever considered writing an article about your e-learning course to a content distribution platform like Medium? If you’re wondering whether you should publish your latest article to a content distribution platform or on your own blog, here’s a few factors to consider. The content you publish on your own site belongs to you. Put your own blog first.

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Learning Transformation in Practice

Vitalyst

In a recent article , HR expert Josh Bersin, principal and founder of research firm Bersin by Deloitte, writes that much of the learning content today falls into one of two categories: macro and micro. Micro-learning includes short videos, quick how-to demos, job aids, e-learning snippets, blogs, or other content you can read, view, or absorb in five minutes or less. The phrase “practice makes perfect” is guidance most people get at an early age.

Why Contact Centers Can Benefit from Cloud-Based Services

Learning Pool

Having highly engaged and motivated staff can help resolve this and whilst traditionally sites may use sweets, chocolate, wine and donuts to help motivate this is only a short-term fix (and indeed, sometimes has a negative impact). Blog Learn & Connect