Instructional Writing, Identifying Strengths: ID Links 4/13/21

Experiencing eLearning

I share these links periodically here on my blog. In this post, I share links on instructional writing, identifying strengths, project management tools, design principles, and more. Instructional writing. Scenario Writing: Top 5 Pitfalls | Scissortail Creative Services, LLC.

What Copywriting Can Teach Us About Writing for an Audience

Association eLearning

The beauty of copywriting is that it’s written in such a way as to speak to almost any level reader, taking complex products, services, features and benefits, and breaking them down in such a manner they become understandable to everyone. How might that help you in writing your content? Write at an 8th Grade Level or Less. There are some publications that write below that, even as low as a 5th grade level. Be specific, and only write to that one person.

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Writing & Grammar: Idiomatic Expressions

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I said that getting good service was  different   from getting products for no cost. The common grammarian wisdom here is always use  because  instead in writing. Join her online and learn about  Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts  and  eLearning: Writing Step-by-Step Scripts and Training Documents. Writing & Grammar

Writing & Grammar: Confusing Words for 700

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Here, I think of it as a process that allows a company to  assure  customers that the product is of high quality. Writing & Grammar by Jennie Ruby  I've talked about  assure ,  ensure , and  insure  in the past, but I think these supremely confusable words deserve a reprise. Assure --to tell someone not to worry, is the way I think of it, as in the word  reassure.

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. Product Marketing Manager About gomo gomolearning.com @gomolearning

5 Tips for Writing Compelling Sales Content

Zunos

Many people get caught up in the actual writing of the content – as in, typing the words out – and they don’t realize that there’s a lot of important work to do before you even start putting words into a document. Write compelling sales copy for each stage of the journey.

ELEARNING PRODUCTION: Integrating GoAnimate Animations

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

writes:  "We often use GoAnimate videos in eLearning. She is also a publishing professional with more than 30 years of experience in writing, editing, print publishing, and eLearning. by Jennie Ruby, CTT, COTP. Our reader Linda Tromanhauser of ADP (Automatic Data Processing, Inc.) One thing I discovered on my most recent project is that in Storyline, you can insert a GoAnimate and have clickable items on top of it, on the same slide.

Writing & Grammar: Compound Sentences and Run-Ons

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Preference orderings and endowments are a good abstraction of consumers production sets and they give an idea of the level of technology use within a firm. Looking for help with your writing technique? Jennie teaches two writing classes:  Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts  and  eLearning: Writing Effective Scripts. Already a writing wiz? Writing & Grammar

Writing and Grammar: List Lovers Unite!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I also need further information about your affiliation--did you write this during your tenure at the University of Maryland?     Did you write the article during your tenure at the University of Maryland? Production checklists. For example, in academic writing, I have sometimes seen contradictory items placed within the same list as though the relationships between them are self-evident, with the effect that the reader's eyes glaze over in confusion. 

ELEARNING PRODUCTION: Integrating GoAnimate Animations

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

writes:  "We often use GoAnimate videos in eLearning. She is also a publishing professional with more than 30 years of experience in writing, editing, print publishing, and eLearning. by Jennie Ruby, CTT, COTP. Our reader Linda Tromanhauser of ADP (Automatic Data Processing, Inc.) One thing I discovered on my most recent project is that in Storyline, you can insert a GoAnimate and have clickable items on top of it, on the same slide.

Writing & Grammar: What Should Editors Change?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Second, an excellent question was raised on the blog : how much re-writing can be allowed on something like this before the meaning is changed?When If you are editing someone else's writing, your level of authority differs with the situation. If the material is in its final production stages and the deadline is tomorrow, you will minimize your editorial changes regardless of your authority level. Writing & Grammarby Jennie Ruby.

Writing & Grammar: Use of Colons with Complete Sentences

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Jennie Ruby  A very common error I see at all levels of writing is failure to use a complete sentence before a colon. Many of you injected transition words or changed transition words in an attempt to make this writing clearer. Preference orderings and endowments are a good abstraction of consumers '  production sets ; hence,  and they give an idea of the level of technology use within a firm. Looking for help with your writing technique?

Tips to Design an Education Product for a Better User Experience

Kitaboo on EdTech

The EdTech industry rose to the occasion and introduced education products to supplement in-person learning. Furthermore, the adoption of EdTech has presented an opportunity for companies to build products that cater to evolving needs of users. Improve Product Accessibility.

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.

Writing & Grammar: More and More Confusing Words

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I said that getting good service was  different than/different   from  getting products for no cost. Join her online and learn about  Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts  and  eLearning: Writing Step-by-Step Scripts and Training Documents. Writing & Grammarby Jennie Ruby    Several respondents called these word-choice challenges fun, so let's do this one more time.

A Productive Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

In a blog post titled, "Building a Productive Learning Culture", Thomas Handcock and Jean Martin say that businesses, because of need and demand, are increasing employee participation in training but failing to increase productivity. They write: To make this shift from a culture of learning participation to a productive learning culture, L&D functions must manage three key components.

The Importance of Script Writing in Video Presentations

eLearning Brothers

Diagrams can also help when outlining (see previous blog for more information about outlining). What have you found useful in writing scripts? This blog is the second in a series documenting the production process of a company video for eLearning Brothers. The series will cover several items from pre-production, to production, to post-production. Click here to view the previous blog in the series ( Outlining ). It’s not fair, really.

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 makes more sense too, as you’ll be writing more specialised materials, so you’ll probably know exactly who you’re talking to. Keep Your Writing to the Point. The tone in which you write is important.

Business Writing: Jargon Phrases to Avoid

Your Training Edge

I’m talking about business writing because business doesn’t only involve gentlemen working in the same companies. It’s one of the most popular phrases used in business writing. This phrase is popular in a specific kind of business writing – resumes. All in all, make yourself clear when writing for business. But you’re forgetting one thing: everything changes in writing. With that, you need to elaborate your statements when for writing for business.

How to train productivity at work: Top experts reveal their employee productivity formula

TalentLMS

We asked 37 productivity experts a simple question: can employee productivity be trained? But how exactly do you train people on productivity? However, the concept of productivity training is not new. But training on productivity, according to experts, can change that.

Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia Studio, Articulate Storyline: Production Times

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The production times mentioned above do not include the following: Writing an eLearning script. I've found that it could take between 40-80 hours to write a script for 60-minutes of eLearning content. Writing an Audio Script. I mention below that you can save production time in your eLearning tool by creating as much of the course assets as possible outside of the eLearning tool. What's your experience with eLearning production times?

How to Outline a Video Production Plan

eLearning Brothers

Writing a book, a screenplay, or even a sports play requires a sort of outline. Thanks to my video production plan, I am now aware of some issues I’m going to have with the “choose your own adventure” format. I wouldn’t have thought of that if I had not outlined my production. This blog is the first in a series documenting the production process in producing a company video for eLearning Brothers.

Writing & Grammar: Of Hooks and Ladders

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Do you scratch out both words and write toothpaste in the margin? Do you draw a circle around the area and write a note in the margin saying, "Please remove the space between the words to make one word"? They are faster than writing an entire note in the margin, and they have been codified into a little symbol language of their own. The more both designers and writers/editors know about one another's work, the better quality products we can produce.

How to Write an RFP for LMS Vendors

Web Courseworks

When every organization or product you are considering follows the same guidelines, answers the same questions and provides the same materials, it is easier for you to compare them and determine which best suits your eLearning program goals. Reach agreement by requiring each department that wants to use the LMS to write up “Use Cases.” 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.

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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. For example, as an independent extended enterprise learning analyst, I’ve been writing for nearly 5 years about the explosive growth in customer training and the learning innovators who are defining this space. 25 Must-Read Customer Education Blogs. By Eoghan Quigley , Product Marketing Manager.

How to Increase Your Employees’ Productivity

Your Training Edge

Contrary to how this may seem, this machine-like routine is far from beneficial for our productivity, as it in fact has a detrimental effect on our focus, motivation, and ability to solve problems efficiently. Since it seems that clocking more hours doesn’t promise an increase in productivity, you might as well focus on the aspects of your business that will actually make a difference for your employees.

Top 10 E Learning Blogs

Ed App

From looking for the best e learning tool to discovering the most effective digital learning strategy, you can always count on elearning blogs to get a good stream of great ideas. Perhaps you’re on the prowl for the best blogs to stay on top of the latest trends in the world of elearning? Below, you’ll find the top e learning blogs you should check out right now. . Top E Learning Blog #1 – EdApp Microlearning Blog. Check out the Twist blog. .

How to Sell Digital Products with 50+ Profitable Ideas

learnWorlds

Consumers are embracing digital products and services, such as music, ebooks, and online courses, at a greater rate. Many entrepreneurs have created whole businesses around digital products, and a new generation of creators monetizes their audience by selling digital products.

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Write a strong goal: Sell it to Scrooge

Making Change

Salespeople will know all the product features. Let’s see how it works with the first goal, “Salespeople will know all the product features.” A training person, let’s call him Bob, comes to me and says, “Give me that $40k, and in return, salespeople will know all the product features.” ” “What, can’t they read the product brochure?” I’ll be sure to announce it in the blog.

Marketing Never Ends – How Does Product Education Help?

Talented Learning

Blog posts, paid advertising, white papers, hero videos, webinars, social media, specialized landing pages – the choices are endless. Truth is, most of these new users will take one first look at your product. You just invested all sorts of time and money in marketing campaigns to get people in the door, only for them to question your product’s value and walk away. Product Education. How to Bootstrap Product Education. I wrote our product documents.

5 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Productivity

Learning Rebels

Time for a productivity smack down! Well, not exactly Christmas in the traditional “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” Christmas, but that other Christmas…Productivity Christmas! Probably not the most productive use of my day, especially considering I’m in the middle of trying to finish a book (sorry Justin, if you’re reading this…), that I have workshops to write, blogs to post and I’m behind in my newsletter.

The Secret to Remote-Work Productivity and Company Survival? Learning.

Vitalyst

Similarly, a San Diego Union-Tribune piece highlights how efficiency and productivity concerns are stirring up anxiety—for organizations and for employees. One element that’s often left out of the remote-work conversation is the critical relationship between productivity and learning.

Writing ongoing

Clark Quinn

I’ve been doing this blog now for 13.5 My intentions about productivity started, perhaps, more ambitious, but they settled down a number of years ago. So it’s time to reflect on my status of writing ongoing! Ok, during that time, I’ve written four more books (the first one came out before the blog started). Well, for one, I’ve gone from occasional articles, to a monthly column for the Litmos blog for the past 4.5

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. Blogging

What did 100 blog posts bring me?

Challenge to Learn

When I started my blog in December 2009 I was curious what it would be like to blog and I wanted to improve my English (I’m still working on that). My blog now has an average of almost a 100 views per day. The fact that you have an audience makes a big difference, it turns your blog from a diary into a publication and most important: you get feedback. I use my blog to try out ideas. Writing on demand.

Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

This live, interactive writing course is designed for you.   Created in response to inquiries by IconLogic's audience (including former students), this course quickly gets your writing compass pointed in the most productive direction. writing narratives that will "hook" your audience. writing step-by-step procedures that make the most of the learner's time and effort.

4 Important Keys to Video Pre-Production Planning

eLearning Brothers

That really depends on where you are at in your process, but here is a list of challenges I’ve come to expect from the first pre-production meeting to the last. Also, this list is assuming that you have already finalized your script, and are ready for the visualization portion of your production. Much like script writing, getting your fellow production team members to see your vision can be like describing a sunset over the phone.

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Video Production and Learner Engagement in MOOCs

Your Training Edge

The idea that massive open online courses (MOOCs) can greatly enhance learner engagement and retention in corporate training settings has been a recurrent theme on this blog. (If onscreen tutorials demonstrating how to use a piece of software), and Khan Academy–style videos in which instructors talk while writing and drawing on a tablet device. Invest post-production time to splice together different content types and edit out pauses and other things that slow the video down.

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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. Progress reports help to manage productivity rates, build the understanding of who pays more effort to get the results, and whose efficiency is at zero level. 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.