The Twitter Chat Conundrum (Part Two)

Learning Rebels

Last week our conversation centered around the twitter chat. How twitter chats, in general, may be improved and I have to say the response was great. If CSI can do it, surely we can make it happen in twitter chats? A modern day intellectual salon is how I always viewed twitter chats. However, perhaps now, the twitter chat has become the new silo. “Lurking” (the twitter name for observing a chat without participating) is a good start.

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.), Here's an idea for a new blog series. comes up with title/theme for a blog post and nominates someone to write it?

Storify: Story Writing for the Social Media Era

Web Courseworks

I love writing branching scenarios, preparing presentations for conferences and webinars, and editing images for clients’ courses. A blog post about the importance of incorporating social media into your company’s blog might have been relevant about 10 years ago (probably still behind the curve, honestly) so I’m not going to write that. What I will write about, however, is incorporating social media as a source of content into your company’s blog.

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.

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. I have a canned response that includes the line: I deliberately ignore what comes unsolicited, and instead am triggered by what comes through my network: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Skype, etc. Maybe newbie social media marketing hires are writing them?

New to Twitter? 5 Tips for Learning Professionals

Bottom-Line Performance

What should I be doing on Twitter? Here are 5 practical tips for the professional just looking to get started on Twitter. It’s hard to know “what to write” about ourselves, but think of that 140 character bio as your chance to provide some context on yourself. Filter the noise: Twitter becomes useful when you start filtering! I have created lists for eLearning, Social Media, Technologists, and even friends for my own Twitter account.

100 Twitter accounts for Philomaths (Lovers of Learning)

Jane Hart

Here are 100 Twitter feeds to follow for philomaths, the curious and those who would like to improve their general knowledge – from both institutions and individuals – some with a twist and many that will bring you a daily dose of learning! Listed in alphabetical order, you probably won’t want to follow them ALL – but if you do, here is my ForPhilomaths Twitter list. Albert Einstein : @AlbertEinstein Official Twitter account of the World’s Favorite Genius.

Twitter vs blogging

Learning with e's

This time it's whether Twitter is killing blogging. I was only on the periphery of the Twitter vs blogging debate when I chaired a F-ALT (Fringe ALT-C) session late at night over at the Contact Theatre in Manchester last week. The antagonists were Josie Fraser, who argued for the merits of Twitter, and Graham Attwell, who claimed that Twitter was quite simply not as deep and meaningful as blogging. So is Twitter killing blogging?

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.

Twitter can Support and Enhance the Impact of Instructor-led Learning: 3 Popular Ways

G-Cube

It is evident that web-based tools, such as Wikis, Blogs, Podcasts, Videocasts and Media sharing sites and social messaging sites like Twitter, can create collaborative knowledge with the concerted efforts of all learners. Twitter is a micro-blogging platform for sharing different types of media files along with short and concise text, which can contribute to interaction in the classroom and improve the quality of knowledge imparted.

Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange of Information by Paul on March 14, 2011 in social learning Most of us in the adult learning industry have already found and incorporated Twitter into our everyday lives. Twitter gets a bad rap. Twitter is a marketer’s dream. I think of Retweets as blog comments. Blog this!

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.

Writing Distractors for Multiple Choice Questions

Integrated Learnings

For instance, if you need learners to identify what button to click on to begin a procedure in a system, don’t write a multiple choice question where the options are names of buttons. Simply writing “bad” statements as distracters misses an opportunity to show learners valid examples and non-examples of applying a skill. So how does one write good distracters? So when it comes to writing distracters. Instead, write a distracter that illustrates just one.

Evaluating Facebook and Twitter for e-Learning

eFront

Facebook and Twitter. YouTube for example, which started as a repository of mostly music videos, cat clips and “video blogs”, has turned into an excellent educational resource, teaching hundreds of millions of people lessons in cooking mousaka, playing the flute and everything in between. several “flash card” apps, some apps that mirror external e-learning content, etc) but nothing to write home about.

Writing & Grammar: Diamonds and Grammar Rules. Which One is Forever?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

For example, the new definitions of tweet , both as a noun and as a verb, to refer to posting on Twitter, have already made it into Webster's. One recent commenter on our blog stated, "Rules were meant to be broken." She is a publishing professional with more than 20 years of experience in writing, editing and desktop publishing. Writing & Grammarby Jennie Ruby. The rules of grammar are not forever. But which ones should we allow to change?

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.

Our Blog Turns One Today

Upside Learning

It’s been a year since we started blogging (March 03, 2009) and we are raring to go another notch high. In the process of writing & sharing our thoughts, we now have a whole bunch of people (bloggers) at Upside who follow a large number of related blogs daily. And there are many others at Upside who are trying to follow blogs to stay connected. We are also bringing some structure to our learning by having discussions on our and others’ blog posts.

10 Sales Engineering Experts You Should Be Following on Twitter

Cloudshare

While you probably won’t meet too many high-profile sales engineers personally, the magic of Twitter enables you to connect with them on a day-to-day level. Follow his Twitter for useful sales articles and the occasional funny personal story. Tom is currently writing a book about his experiences as a sales engineer in Asia and his feed contains daily updates on his career consulting with Japanese and Singapore-based salespeople.

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. Blogging is a type of art in itself.

The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/28/2010 The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter On Twitter exists a resourceful community of e-Learning professionals. As a result, I have created the following list of the most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter. Hi Ed, could you please provide me with a link to his Twitter account?

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?". I've written on books I've read, webinars, design thinking, presentation skills, twitter, informal learning, personal learning spaces and more. So what value is there in blogging? . Some things you write may be good, some very good, some (possibly) 'utter tosh'!

10 Blogs Every eLearning Professional Should Read

Matthew Guyan

Recently my friend Ryan Tracey posted a list of 10 journals every e-learning professional should read in response to my list of 5 Books Every eLearning Professional Should Read which was in response to his 5 papers every learning professional should read (this feeling like the blogging equivalent to a game of tennis). Many of these folks can also be found on Twitter and LinkedIn. Tom Kuhlmann – The Rapid E-Learning blog.

Learning Rebels and the ASTD (ATD) Guest Blog: Learning through Sharing

Learning Rebels

Sharing time with newby L&D people, helping contacts with building their networks and SoMe presence and as you all know, recently I was asked to conduct a webinar with Rick Blunt (@rblunt81 on twitter ) and the DC Chapter of ASTD on Social Media Tools for Learning. Your challenge today , find a newby in your twitter stream, send a direct message asking if they need twitter guidance…help them to fish. Learning through sharing.

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Twitter - a Brief Intro

Web Tools for Learners

I’ve been ‘playing’ on Twitter for a few months now. Here are some reasons: it can be interesting seeing what people are doing/thinking in different parts of the world; I find links to sites about things that interest me, mostly about the impact of social media on education and small businesses; I find blogs I want to add to my RSS reader; reading Tweets can take the boredom out of waiting. CommonCraft’s Twitter in Plain English by Lee LeFever.

Re-evaluating Evaluation | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Re-evaluating Evaluation by Barbara on March 16, 2011 in Project Management/Project Delivery For years, I have dutifully included a description of Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Learning Evaluation in every proposal for every company I have worked with. One of my discoveries was Jane Bozarth , who writes a monthly column called “Nuts and Bolts” in Learning Solutions Magazine.

Creating Great Forms, Lip-Synching for Animation, and Writing Attention-Grabbing Intros: This Week on #BLPLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

We’ll take the best articles shared by our Learning Services, Multimedia, and Product Development teams in their weekly meetings and include them in the weekly #BLPLearn blog. Our goal is to make the weekly #BLPLearn blog a dependable source for quality, curated L&D content. We’ll check the feed once a week and include the best articles submitted via Twitter in the post, too. Do you ever get stuck with writing introductions and conclusions?

Learning Resolutions: Read, Write, Draw

OpenSesame

Write more – I like to write. In fact, I have hundreds of articles, blog posts, and short stories that I’ve started. The problem I see in myself is a combination similar to reading where I get distracted easily, but also that I don’t have good writing structure. I really have to consciously think and plan how something is going to ‘read’ before I write. I know a lot of people who write exceptionally well and seemingly effortlessly.

Twitter ye not

Learning with e's

This time yesterday I searched Twitter Groups to see if anyone had created an Edublog group I could join. It was very interesting to watch as people joined the group, shared their profiles and blogs, and then began to link to other like-minded people they didn't even know existed. I have made more than 20 new friends on Twitter in the past 24 hours, and the group membership already stands at over 50 members, some of them well established and respected edubloggers.

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.

eLearning - Audio & Captivate, Blogging, Twitter, & the Brain

Big Dog, Little Dog

Adding Audio to Adobe Captivate - Michael Hanley in E-Learning Curve Blog. Besides giving detailed instructions and hints for adding audio to Adobe Captivate projects, Michael, also writes of why we need to add audio in our elearning platforms. Blogging Your Way Into A Job - Forbes. If you're competing with someone who has equal skills and experience, a blog can be the tie-breaker. Also see HOW TO: Find a Job on Twitter - Mashable.

5 Great Serious Games and Gamification Blogs to Follow

Knowledge Guru

So in line with that mission, we’d like to recommend 5 great blogs about serious games and gamification (besides our own of course). We’ll start with the blog that will keep you in the know. The other major reason we’re including this blog is their affiliation with GSummit, one of the biggest conferences for learning about gamification. His credentials alone land him on this list of recommended blogs, but the content is great too.

Misconceptions about UX in Video Games, Flat Design, and Perfect Blog Posts: This Week on #BLPLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

We’ll take the best articles shared by our Learning Services, Multimedia, and Product Development teams in their weekly meetings and include them in the weekly #BLPLearn blog. Our goal is to make the weekly #BLPLearn blog a dependable source for quality, curated L&D content. We’ll check the feed once a week and include the best articles submitted via Twitter in the post, too. The Anatomy of a Perfect Blog Post: The Data on Headlines, Length, Images, and More.

Can this blog be revived?

Janet Clarey

I started this blog in February of 2007. It has basically been inactive for the past few years because my work-related writing is (and is required to be) published on Bersin, Deloitte Consulting websites and on Twitter. I’ve thought about what I wanted to do with this blog for some time and decided that rather than delete it, I’m changing its focus. Going forward, I will be writing about my life experience and observations as a Gen X generation working woman.

#blideo - a new blogging challenge

Learning with 'e's

As something that started out simply as a bit of fun between a few Twitter friends , the #blimage challenge has been a surprising success. The challenge was simple - you shared an image with a friend (or three) and challenged them to write a short, learning related blog about it. blimage = blog + image. Some have returned to blogging after a long time away, and others have been encouraged to blog for the very first time.

Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training by Jim on May 3, 2011 in social learning A continuing theme among my blog posts has been the difficulty of demonstrating the ROI of social learning initiatives. As she writes: “A recent Gallup study found that firms with engaged workforces have 2.6 If you’re not using Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, wikis, etc.,

Blog Book Tour: Social Media for Trainers--stop #9

ID Reflections

#SoMe for Trainers: Beating the Forgetting Curve This is the 9th stop of the Blog Book Tour for Jane Bozarth's new book, S ocial Media for Trainers. With her focus on the main tools that have grabbed “global imagination” namely, Twitter, Facebook, Blogs and Wikis, Jane Bozarth writes a lucid, eminently readable account of what technology has to offer in terms of Social Media tools and their position in the sphere of learning.

I blog and I understand

Learning with 'e's

I blog and I understand. Confucius (almost) Sometime in the next day or two, this blog will quietly cross the threshold of 5 million views. When I started blogging around seven or eight years ago, I set out to share my thoughts with a small community of my own colleagues and friends. Why this blog has become so popular and has maintained its success for so long, I really have no idea. So, a big thank you to all those of you who continue to read and support this blog.