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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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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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.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning. She blogs at www.sahanac.com on topics related to the future of work, the shifting digital trends, and their deep impact on how we will work, learn and live in the future. Everyone’s voice gets heard and good ideas rise to the top.

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Fosway Group (2017), ’Fosway 9 – Grid Authoring Systems’ Share Stories with Screen Recording1 1 11Index: Table of contents gomolearning.com @gomolearning User-Generated Videos: Tapping into Social Sharing2 Quick, Accurate Auto-Captioning. audio elements, including your voice.

Work Out Loud – Don’t Just Share What You Did

Nick Leffler

Today is the final day of my four-day journey to cover my thoughts on this week’s topics for the online cMOOC Exploring Innovations in Networked Work and Learning. When you do that – when you work in a more open, connected way – you can build a purposeful network that makes you more effective and provides access to more opportunities. Even a blog can be a great way to start, or taking pictures of what you’re doing and posting them on Pinterest.

Top 6 Content Marketing Trends for 2019

KnowledgeCity

According to We Are Social’s Global Digital Report , half of U.S. A 2017 Animoto report found that 64 percent of consumers will follow through with a purchase after watching a branded Facebook video. Make sure you are also using Facebook, Snapchat and IGTV to name a few. Research shows that 85 percent of videos on Facebook are viewed with no sound. Natural Voice Search. This involves writing complete questions and answers in your content.

Repurpose Your Content: Make a Blog Video!

TechSmith Camtasia

Writing a blog post is often time consuming and a lot of effort goes into research, writing, and editing. Since you’re already writing the post –why not also make a blog video? A vlog is a blog that is primarily delivered in video format. For our purposes, when we say blog video , we’re talking about a video summary of a blog post. You can use your blog video on social media to promote the post and drive traffic to the blog post.

Five Myths of Social Learning

Xyleme

Home > Social Learning > Five Myths of Social Learning Five Myths of Social Learning December 3rd, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment There is no question that the rise of social networks is creating a profound shift in the way training departments are delivering knowledge to their employees, partners, and customers. How many blog posts do we read these days whose title ends with the words “ IS DEAD ”? E-Social CM Media? ECM and Social Media?

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Social Learning > Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? July 21st, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment Last week, I had the good fortune to speak with George Siemens for an upcoming Xyleme Voices podcast. My conversation with George was no exception as we spoke at length about Connectivism , social learning networks, and the future of current learning technologies (LMS, LCMS, etc.)

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

Kapp Notes

The first week of the blog book tour has ended and it has been a fantastic week with informative blog posts, information and opinions about gamification and even a bit of controversy. The week opened with a posting of the tour stops on the Learning Circuit’s Blog and the Kapp Notes blog and then introduced everyone to the Facebook page for the book and then the discussion really ramped up with Jane Bozarth talking about the how the book takes a common sense look at the subject.

EVENT BLOG: Client Day - Refresh, Revitalise, Rejuvenate!

Unicorn Training

Multiplayer/social - Personalisation Reward - best part of game is when win. Most accessible - Candy Crush links into social network and showing you where friends are. Writing for eLearning - Getting the best out of your content Super award-winning eLearning Designer of the Year 2014 Sam Yates is up now. Write then cut then cut again - be brutal to get point across. 1) SkillsServe blog - all new release notes uploaded there.

Is Your eLearning Effective for Dummies?

Integrated Learnings

The book's friendly voice helps create a feeling of learning from a personable instructor. When you draft training materials, do they read more like a traditional textbook or a casual blog post ? This eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services , an eLearning design & development company. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Shelley A. Gable.

Personify eLearning

Integrated Learnings

The researchers hypothesized that the perception of social interaction benefitted learning. type of character who serves as the narrator, being the voice of presented information and activity feedback. For instance, write eLearning content in a conversational tone , rather than a formal, textbook-like tone. This eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services , an eLearning design & development company. By Shelley A. Gable. As technology.

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

Kapp Notes

The first week of the blog book tour has ended and it has been a fantastic week with informative blog posts, information and opinions about gamification and even a bit of controversy. The week opened with a posting of the tour stops on the Learning Circuit’s Blog and the Kapp Notes blog and then introduced everyone to the Facebook page for the book and then the discussion really ramped up with Jane Bozarth talking about the how the book takes a common sense look at the subject.

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

The Learning Circuits

Week One Recap The first week of the blog book tour has ended and it has been a fantastic week with informative blog posts, information and opinions about gamification and even a bit of controversy. She was also “offended” that during the tour I offered a whitepaper for anyone who wanted to leave a comment on every blog entry. I admit my error and will make the whitepaper available freely to anyone (of course I have to write it first—it will be available end of May).

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): GDC Update 7: Collaborative Writing and Vast Narratives: Principles, Processes and Genteel Truculence

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « GDC Update 6: Game Studies Download 3.0 | Main | GDC Update 8: Ray Kurzweil Keynote » February 20, 2008 GDC Update 7: Collaborative Writing and Vast Narratives: Principles, Processes and Genteel Truculence Collaborative Writing and Vast Narratives: Principles, Processes and Genteel Truculence **are our e-learning training conferences this "clique-y" and I just cant see it?

Cultural hegemony and disruption

Learning with 'e's

I emphasise here the power of participatory media to promote democracy and to a strengthening of the influence of the voice of the people. The current exponential adoption of social media has huge implications for the system of education, itself a key component of cultural hegemony. How does social media disrupt cultural hegemony? Social media for example has achieved a remarkable success in eroding the power of previously elite media channels.

Grow Your Negotiating Capabilities Using eLearning

Your Training Edge

During the simulation, negotiators can choose to chat via text or voice call to establish a common understanding between themselves. Use Social Media and Online Resources. Almost all social networks have search features. Open your preferred platform and search “negotiation,” and you can often find various resources, such as articles, professionals, videos, and blogs. If you find a blog or website that you think can help you, make sure to read it.

Posts that Influenced Me in 2009

ID Reflections

That pondering took me back to all the blog posts by various bloggers that have most influenced my thought process and my posts in 2009. I guess this would have been a fitting post to write on the 31st or even yesterday. Understanding Homophily on the Web (Bamboo Project: this blog was also my discovery of 2009) What did I learn: The Internet encourages the coming together of like minds. Tags: Blogs Reading Reflection Personal

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Peeragogy

Jay Cross

Make it easy for me to connect with friends, like Facebook. Keep me in touch with colleagues and associates in other companies, as on LinkedIn. Give me single sign-on, like using my Facebook profile to access multiple applications. Give me a way to voice my opinions and show my personality, as on my blog. Show me what others are interested in, as with social bookmarks like Diigo and Delicious.

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Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

Clark Quinn

with my ITA colleagues), whether chat or voice. Facebook is also a way I stay in touch with friends and colleagues (those colleagues that I also consider friends; Facebook is more a personal learning tool than a business tool for me). LinkedIn is a way to stay in touch with people, and in particular the L&D Revolution group is where I want to keep the dialog alive about the opportunity. Word is my go-to writing tool, and while I use Pages at times too (e.g.

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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. Users can share voice and video, display online PowerPoint presentations, documents, share their screen and show web pages, making annotations along the way. Category: Blogs. Internal experts could blog about their areas of proficiency.

Increasing Social Awareness in Higher Education

Nick Leffler

About two months ago I wrote about increasing social awareness in higher education , specifically the MSIDT program that I graduated from. Developing the social awareness of the program has gone well, although nothing like I had planned. I began going in a few different directions; writing articles for various websites/magazines, writing blog posts for the MSIDT website, and reviving or creating social media accounts to share and converse with the community.

6 Tips To Create A Communication Strategy For Compliance Online Training

EI Design

Start A Corporate eLearning Blog For Compliance Online Training. Corporate eLearning blogs offer the perfect blend of spontaneous and structured learning. You can still guide the online discussion by writing targeted posts, which enhances your compliance online training. However, it’s not enough to simply set up a blog and post occasionally. Look for a tool that offers built-in apps and templates so that you can customize your corporate eLearning blog.

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.

Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2014

OpenSesame

Have popular articles read to you by trained voice actors. IFTTT - Automated rules for your social networks—"If I post a blog, than share the post via Twitter and Facebook.". Use Endomondo''s social tools to keep you motivated in your fitness goals. ChefTap - Import recipes from any site or blog and sync across your devices. Duolingo - Free language education app that has a reading, writing and speaking component.

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Instructional Design: Something Old, Something New

Allison Rossett

What of scenario-based online programs, social networks and communities, discussion boards, or personalized programs? I harkened back to these findings after reading Xyleme CLO Jeffrey Katzman’s provocative blog posting about new instructional design. Are the flaws in line 7 caused by not knowing how to write it up? Programs are MORE OFTEN selected and focused based on intelligence gathered from internal and external SOCIAL MEDIA.

Instructional Design: Something Old, Something New

Allison Rossett

What of scenario-based online programs, social networks and communities, discussion boards, or personalized programs? I harkened back to these findings after reading Xyleme CLO Jeffrey Katzman’s provocative blog posting about new instructional design. Are the flaws in line 7 caused by not knowing how to write it up? Programs are MORE OFTEN selected and focused based on intelligence gathered from internal and external SOCIAL MEDIA.

Why Content Curation Should be in Your Skillset

Jay Cross

They have the same job but instead of paintings, deal with digital artifacts such as: blog posts and Tweets. Curation helps individuals keep professional skills sharp, improve critical thinking, earn professional recognition, build reputation, grow personal networks, and “work out loud.” Every day I would sift through a hundred or more items suggested by my social networks or the search engines. I voiced my opinion on nearly every item.

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Podcast: Build your Social Media Presence with Barb Smith

Learningtogo

If you’ve been thinking about expanding your digital footprint and not sure just how to begin, you will want to listen to my interview with Barb Smith, web designer and social media consultant, specializing in small businesses like yours. Her services include helping clients navigate the daunting task of web content management, WordPress web development, newsletter publishing, company branding, and social media. Consider starting a blog.

Barb Smith – Build your Social Media Presence

Learningtogo

If you’ve been thinking about expanding your digital footprint and not sure just how to begin, you will want to listen to my interview with Barb Smith, web designer and social media consultant, specializing in small businesses like yours. Her services include helping clients navigate the daunting task of web content management, WordPress web development, newsletter publishing, company branding, and social media. Consider starting a blog. Listen to Podcast: [link].

4 Incredible Ways Technology is Fostering Smarter Communication

Your Training Edge

Moreover, there has been a steady increase in the use of social platforms among older people, be it for news feeds, information, connecting with close ones, etc. Social media platforms facilitate smarter personal and business communication. The application of social media platforms in communication is far-reaching. In today’s fast-paced world, communicating through social media is undeniably a trend which is here to stay. “It’s not a faith in technology.

#ICELW Opening Keynote with Steve Wheeler @timbuckteeth "The Future is Mobile…Social…Personal"

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from the International Conference on eLearning in the Workplace (ICELW) , happing this week in NYC. Opening keynote with Steve Wheeler @timbuckteeth, The Future is Mobile…Social…Personal Plymouth University UK “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” ~ Arthur C. We have to be so careful of how we project our identity through social media. E.g., Thomas Edison did NOT write or talk about the Internet.

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Product Review: Saba Social

eLearning 24-7

So, when I went and checked out Saba Social, Saba’s new social learning platform, I had very low expectations. 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. Over 25 different social media types and Saba Social sticks with the ones everyone always sees – WHY? No Google voice nor any news aggregators such as Google Reader, etc.

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52 eLearning Experts Share their Best Tip for Creating Engaging eLearning

eLearningArt

Tom also authors The Rapid eLearning Blog , one of the most followed eLearning blogs, with over 100k+ readers. He is well known for his books , courses, writing, consulting, and talks on interactive learning, games, and gamification. Write, speak, engage from your heart, try not to be a phony, be sincerely curious. Patti is also a popular author on the ATD Science of Learning Blog, Learning Solutions Magazine, and her own blog.

How to Create Awesome Organisational Change – The Book

Growth Engineering

Introducing my plans to put everything I’ve learned on unleashing superheroes into writing, for you! This week I share the ‘Why,’ the ‘What’ and the ‘How’ of organisational change (with a little ‘Wow’ chucked in for good measure)… 2017 is the year I write my first book! Writing goals down makes us 50% more likely to achieve them. Better yet, sharing our plans creates accountability (just one reason why social learning is such a potent tool !)

How to Add Captions or Subtitles to a Video

TechSmith Camtasia

The rise of video in social media should be no surprise to anyone. We’ve all seen the bombardment of videos all over our computers and mobile devices, whether it’s on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube. So, while we’re all aware of video’s surge, here are some hard numbers: 67 percent of users watched more videos on social networks like Facebook and Snapchat than they did a year ago. To burst into their social bubbles, these videos need to adapt to be on their level.

Are You Taking Advantage of Learner-Generated Content?

LearnDash

Of course, if you’re the main voice leading the forum, the content isn’t exactly “learner-generated.” Encourage your learners to write their own blogs. A more intense assignment for your learners might be to ask each to start their own blog and post weekly about what they’ve learned. Writing about at topic requires the learner not only to have read about it, but to have understood it well enough to rephrase and pass on to others.

5 Must Read Onboarding Tips from the Experts

Edume

Christopher DeMers, a HR leader in Austin, Texas and author of industry blog ChristopherinHR breaks it down into a few steps: First off, make sure “a few roles are designated in your recruiting system (which could be a paper notebook or all the way to an employee relationship manager) as ‘special handling’”. You can find Elle on LinkedIn , or on her website. more likely to perform at their very best , so empower them with a voice. You can also read some of his writing here.