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. This assures potential users that their information will be safe and was definitely worth the 16 hours it took to write. Writing Quality Microcopy. Make your writing straightforward and precise.

Escape from Compliance Training Jail - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. Sitting in the car and waiting in line is not very productive. That’s a lot of money and lost productivity. Tom, Great points - I would like to add a couple more - in hopes that you may address these with your upcoming blog. When people have to go through a serial training process regardless of their level of expertise, two problems arise - you lose productivity and learners become totally disengaged in the learning process.

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How Do You Communicate with Your E-Learners? - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. Years ago, I was enrolled in a course on video production. Thanks for providing another dimension to be considered for virtually any type of one-way writing! Patient: “Do you write with a pencil?&#. Nurse: “Yes, I write with a pencil.&#. The discussiosn were very productive and all users had a monthly topic to discuss and learn. Search the Blog. Social Web. del.icio.us. Google Bookmarks.

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. When they sign off on the content and interface, it is safe to move into production. I had to write to tell you how much I enjoyed your “fuzzy thumb&# idea! Social Web.

's How to Save Time & Money Building Your Next E-Learning Course - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. I start by automating as much of the production process as I can and freeing up my more expensive Flash developers to work on projects that best utilize their skills. This hybrid approach allows you to build the pieces you need and still leverage the benefits of quicker production using the rapid elearning software. I recall a conversation I had with the manager of a production facility. Should we get together and develop some product?

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | November 9, 2018

Mike Taylor

I hope you’re wrapping up a nice, productive week and enjoy the weekend ahead. He writes every day about marketing, strategic quitting, leadership, the way ideas spread, and challenging the status quo in all areas. His blog is one of the most popular in the world. He talks about a new learning model driven by machine intelligence, micro-learning, and new video and social platforms like LinkedIn Learning that are helping companies upskill and transform their workforces.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Correcting the violent video game rhetoric" (CNet.com)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « 12th Annual Webby Award Winners.Nicely done and nicely designed. » May 19, 2008 "Correcting the violent video game rhetoric" (CNet.com) I think this is a great piece of writing that unfortunately will probably have to be trotted out and updated every time a new game like GTA IV comes out. bookmarked this website. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Your integrity for a.t-shirt?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « EduPunk? A little while back, I looked at a new search product named PowerSet. You can read it but the gist is, write something good about Powerset and well give you a t-shirt. Since I blogged about you, do I get a shirt? All you have to do is write a blog post highlighting something cool, unique, interesting or surprising that you found in the Factz section of Powerset.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Tell me your latest/greatest books on learning.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Oh.this does not bode well for Microsoft. Even worse, I like bookstores better than I like libraries because I like to write in my books as I read and dog-ear pages and in general, rough them up a bit as I read them. So I was just wondering, there must be other book lovers out there and I hope (especially on this blog) that there are people who are reading books about learning. del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): iQuiz Maker - Make Custom Quizzes for the iPod - oh yeah, its free

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "Learning objectives are best achieved when tied to real-world (not inworld) factors of production" (TerraNova) | Main | Create your own cartoon strips and another Wii Mii Editor. » June 24, 2007 iQuiz Maker - Make Custom Quizzes for the iPod - oh yeah, its free From the fine folks at Aspyr Media comes iQuiz Maker (full disclosure - Im still trying this product out). del.icio.us

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The changing Web

Learning with 'e's

This is number 4 in the series of blog posts entitled 'Shaping Education for the Future.' Social media - often referred to as Web 2.0 , or the participatory Web - is shaping up to be one of the most important tool sets available to support the promotion of change in education. Almost everyone, it seems, is using some element of social media in the planning, development, delivery, management or evaluation of teaching and learning. Essentially, the Web has become more social.

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Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy: Examples from the Online World

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

In the digital world, examples of learning activities that lead to remembering include highlighting and social bookmarking. Social bookmarks allow learners to collaborate and quickly -as well as frequently- visit important pages, helping memorize their content. Tagging and bookmarking causes a learner to understand online content and attribute it with appropriate labels. Digital examples of synthesis include multimedia production and publishing.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Day 4 - Man.Im just getting warmed up! (and a shocker!)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Mobile 2.0 Day 4 and I am on the verge on actually having the number of tabs I am closing by blogging them, surpass the number of new tabs I am openning because evidently I have some sort of OCD that compels me to right-click on every interesting link (and Oh the time sink that the Dilbert and Calvin and Hobbes widgets for Netvibes are!). Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): A Collection of Top Ten Lists / Predictions Posts (feel free to add your own!)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Two Very Different Views of Publishing (heres a hint.I The first stop MUST be the Learning Circuits Blog "Big Question" The top Enterprise Web 2.0 in 2008 (Dion Hinchcliffe) Highlight: Unstructured information from blogs and wikis will proliferate, driving demand for solutions to extract and consolidate business information. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us

First Time Visitor Guide

Tony Karrer

Update 2/6/2008 based on recent Top eLearning Posts It can be daunting to visit a blog for the first time. The author(s) have been writing individual articles for months or years. This is my attempt to help you get a sense of topics of my blog and find some of the more interesting past articles. Managing your RSS Feeds - If you are considering subscribing to this blog, you might want to read this. Or write a blog post the talks about something I've written.

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Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

I'm writing this post for both attendees of the session to have some notes and for people who were not at the session to hopefully get value from the discussion that happened there. There were about 7 examples mentioned including Intuit using a Wiki-like system for customers to ask questions/get advice around taxes, using a group blog with students prior to a formal learning event, the US Army's use of collaboration tools to share best practices in Iraq, and several others.

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LMS/LCMS Social Media & Side Notes

eLearning 24-7

If you haven’t been looking at LMS/LCMS solutions lately or if you have, you may be noticing a trend - social media. Instead, let’s call it, what it really is and what it will be going forward – “Social Media&#. To have a better understanding on social media, I have provided the types of social media followed by an example. Social Media – Followed by an example. Social Bookmarking – Delicious.

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Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

Suddenly SMEs are back in the game… Write up a Word doc and convert it? Not to mention blogs, wikis, discussion forums and social bookmarks. The finished product can be added to the ILE as another learning object. A touch dramatic, isn’t it? Now that I have your attention, please bear with me. There’s method in my madness… The myth of rapid authoring.

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Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

eLearning 24-7

As social learning continues to grow, LMS/LCMS vendors are taking various approaches. While some view themselves as “social learning&# savvy, incorporating various components, others seem to see themselves as just sitting on the sidelines. LMS/LCMS vendors are following one of three approaches when it comes to social learning. Dip their feet in it – just a bit, a little here, a little there – oh and call it a full social learning platform.

Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

So without further set, I’m happy to announce the Top Posts as defined by Social Filtering - meaning by everyone involved directly or indirectly in eLearning Learning. Twitter in the classroom: 10 useful resources , Social Media in Learning , August 12, 2009. Top 100 Learning Game Resources - Upside Learning Blog , June 24, 2009. Twitter in the classroom: 10 useful resources - Social Media in Learning , August 12, 2009. ThirdForce Blog , February 25, 2009.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Do you have a training or information need that could benefit from a social media strategy? So here are descriptions of ten applications representing different social media technologies that promote learning. Be sure to do additional research and comparison with similar products prior to making a selection as this is just a small sampling. Category: Blogs. Blogging to teach others is common in the public domain, but not so within an organization.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): SHOCKER: Most Kids Think That Learning from Games Would Be a Good Idea

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Will Thalheimer and the Answer to Who Learns What from Where | Main | Just remember, I think I thought of it first.the Intact Cohort Conference » April 22, 2008 SHOCKER: Most Kids Think That Learning from Games Would Be a Good Idea Paul McNamara over at Network World s BuzzBlog reports on a study from Project Tomorrow. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Yea!! Apple Gives Me Back $100.that I can only spend with them.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Quote of the Day: Vannevar Bush - "As We May Think" | Main | September 11 » September 07, 2007 Yea!! Mark p.s. its my blog and I'll cry if I want to Posted by: mark oehlert | September 07, 2007 at 04:27 PM Why should anyone be sympathetic? Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us stuff Here are some of my main del.icio.us

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning

Learning Visions

Established Product vs. Disruptive Change Companies get worried and make "strategic changes" in their product -- add a new feature -- this is whats happened with established e-learning companies. calculators -- can write on a whiteboard with your finger. As he writes the equations, the whiteboard solves them. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID. Blog Book Tour: Learning in 3D #lrn3d Allison Rossett: ELearning Isn’t What You Think It.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises - Performance Learning Productivity , June 18, 2010 I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. Today I was on a panel about social learning. No matter what anyone tells you, no one really has a clue how to “do&# social in the enterprise. Introduction to Social Networking. Social Bookmarks.

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Social Grid Follow-up

Tony Karrer

Last week I did a webinar with Mark Sylvester of Intronetworks - Tapping the Social Grid. The crux of the talk was: Why being able to tap into the social grid is important for concept workers. A few of the tools and methods I use to tap into the social grid. Other Ways to Tap into the Social Grid In the session, I discussed the use of LinkedIn, Twitter and Blogging as my primary tools for tapping into the social grid. Blogging.

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2008 2009

Tony Karrer

My blog is really the hub of my thinking and activity, so by going back through posts for the 2008, it gives me a pretty good perspective on what's been happening inside my head during 2008. To do my review, I first looked at what I was writing about and what people were reading on my blog in 2008. It's been good to create a more formal list of what I want to research, blog about, use on projects, etc.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Two Very Different Views of Publishing (heres a hint.I think one is WAY wrong!)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Did You Know: knol = a unit of knowledge? A post on Danah Boyd s blog Zephoria , pointed out the fact that the John D. " How about "If you write an article and only the people who review it for publication read it, does it make any difference?" Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us stuff Here are some of my main del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): EduPunk? Please tell me this is the start and not the end

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Ive had some reports of this blog hanging up.anybody else having issues? Im also opposed to the conflation of ISD with anything that has to dowith learning instead of being honest about what something like ADDIEis - a production model not a design process. Next time you feel all cocky about your 250 page book (Im really just jealous here because I cant seem to write one) consider that feat.

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35 Top eLearning Articles and 6 Hot Topics for March

eLearning Learning Posts

10 Rules For Writing Multiple Choice Questions - The eLearning Coach , March 18, 2010 This is a back-to-basics article about the undervalued and little-discussed multiple choice question. Tools For Mobile Learning Development - Upside Learning Blog , March 21, 2010 Some tools which may assist you in developing mobile learning applications. Instructional Design by Example - Janet Clarey , March 19, 2010 I launched a new blog this week for showcasing e-learning examples.

The quest to know knowledge

Clive on Learning

This is proving to be an interesting experience at a number of levels, because the book breaks with convention in a number of ways: Tha author hopes "the book will not be seen as a product, but rather an invitation to dialogue and debate." The author encourages readers to contribute to the re-writing of the book using a wiki. He writes: "These established metaphors fall short in an era defined by rapid knowledge development.

SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

SMBs & Social Media (Sum Total). Goals pretty evenly spread among rapid e-learning (consumption and development), reduce costs, support informal learning, improve productivity. Other notes: Definition of social media vary among attendees (~160). Noted main difference between main stream media and social media. Social media enables everyone to publish/access info inexpensively. Social media, in general, is misunderstood in many organizations.