Curated Insights: Writing Good Questions

Axonify

Can you write a good multiple choice question? Many L&D pros just don’t realize how difficult it is to write a good question. Our March curated insights explore what it takes to write effective questions and how they can be used as part of a modern learning experience.

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. I have a long list of blog topics to help me when I’m in a rut.

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Why I blog

E-Learning Provocateur

I’ve been blogging for several years now, and a question that continually pops up is why do I do it? I blog primarily for myself. I use writing as a vehicle for my thinking. The tag line of my blog is provoking deeper thinking.

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. Writing.

Content SEO: Writing for Your Audience

KnowledgeCity

This short attention span means that as blog writers working for optimal content SEO, you must craft your writing to grab the reader’s attention immediately. This approach is hardly a new one, but many businesses struggle with understanding who they are writing blogs for.

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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. It’s not fair, really.

5 Tips for Writing eLearning Storyboards

PulseLearning

If you want to create a compelling, engaging, and enjoyable eLearning experience, the first thing you need to do is write a great eLearning storyboard. When writing an […]. The post 5 Tips for Writing eLearning Storyboards appeared first on PulseLearning.

5 Tips for Writing eLearning Storyboards

PulseLearning

If you want to create a compelling, engaging, and enjoyable eLearning experience, the first thing you need to do is write a great eLearning storyboard. When writing an […]. The post 5 Tips for Writing eLearning Storyboards appeared first on PulseLearning.

8 Years of Blogging

Experiencing eLearning

I missed my anniversary by a few days, but I’ve now been blogging for 8 years. Voice Over Scripts: Writing Style Tips. Image Credit: Graphic Stock Filed under: Blogging , Lifelong Learning

What I learned About Modern Learning Writing 50 Blogs in 50 Days

InSync Training

50 Modern Blended Learning BlogsIn early December, I had an idea. To me, it seemed to be a reasonable idea.

Writing & Grammar: Periods with Abbreviations

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  Instead, you can punctuate or not punctuate, create your own style guide if necessary, and get on with your writing. Or is your writing for a more general audience? I prefer to use the guidelines published by Ms Good Gardener in her blog, but you may want to consult others if your garden is outside of the US. TechComm Technical Communications training Writing & Grammar by Jennie Ruby    Should I use periods in the abbreviation U.S.? What about USA?

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.

Tips for Writing Narration Scripts for eLearning

B Online Learning

“How can I write a good narration script that makes sense with what the learner can see on the screen?”. For some of us, writing meaningful narration whilst describing what the learner can actually see on the screen can be difficult and can also take some time to create.

Other writings

Clark Quinn

It occurs to me to mention some of the other places you can find my writings besides here (and how they differ ;). My blog posts are pretty regular (my aim is 2/week), but tend to have ideas that are embryonic or a bit ‘evangelical’ First, I’ve written four books; you can check them out and get sample chapters at their respective sites: Engaging Learning: Designing e-Learning Simulation Games. So, my writing has shown up in: eLearnMag.

Blogging with Freire

Learning with e's

So Freire didn't actually live to see the power and potential of social media, or the impact blogging would have on education. But what would he have said about blogs if he had been witness to the participatory web in all its present glory? Dialogue is what blogging is really about.

Balancing Personal and Organizational Blogging

David Kelly

I’ve been blogging for a number of years now. I love writing, and enjoy the learning that takes place through the reflective practice. It’s part of the reason that the posts to my personal blog have been less frequent in the last couple of years.

Blogging as literacy

Learning with e's

My view is that in the social media universe, blogging is potentially the most powerful tool. Blogging requires a particular set of literacies to ensure that its potential is realised. One of the most powerful aspects of blogging is its social dimension which includes open discussion.

10 Tips to Writing Better Quiz Questions

Trivantis

However, to ensure you receive the most accurate feedback, you need to make sure you’re writing effective quiz questions. Use these 10 tips to help you write better quiz questions in your e-Learning course: Write questions that support your learning objectives.

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Getting the bloggers to write

Learning with e's

One of the perennial problems teachers face, especially in early years education, is trying to get children to write. The main problem is that children are expected to write in a vacuum, for an audience of one (the teacher).

7 Top Writing Tips for Instructional Designers Infographic

PulseLearning

Over the years our Instructional Designers have shared many tips and tricks for writing engaging online training courseware. We can all fall into bad habits and work hard to avoid the common pitfalls when writing storyboards. Blog News

Seven reasons teachers should blog

Learning with e's

F rom personal experience blogging is one of the most beneficial professional development activities I have ever engaged with. I learn more from blogging than I do from almost any other activity I participate in. 2) Blogging can crystalise your thinking. Blogging is immediate.

Writing & Grammar: Comparisons and Pronouns. The Results

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Hint: a past article on our blog might give some insight.]. She is a publishing professional with more than 20 years of experience in writing, editing and desktop publishing. Writing & Grammarby Jennie Ruby. Results are in for last week's question about the meaning of this sentence: My boyfriend loves soccer more than me. The choices were A and B: My boyfriend loves soccer more than I do. My boyfriend loves soccer more than he loves me.

#blideo - a new blogging challenge

Learning with e's

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. Many of the blog posts from the challenge can be found here on the #blimage list.

I think, therefore I blog

Learning with e's

In a recent blog post, I gave seven reasons why teachers should blog. I followed that post up with another highlighting some of the reasons teachers don't blog. Blogging for me has many clear benefits for professionals.

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.

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 blog therefore I'm spammed

Learning with e's

Some of the spam comments posted to my blog are amusing. I'm glad I decided to moderate all comments so they don't just automatically appear on my blog. Other spam comments from Anonymous offer fake flattery in the hope that you think they are commenting positively on your blog post.

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.

The truth about blogging

Learning with e's

Anyone who blogs regularly will have discovered several truths. Many people struggle to maintain a regular blog that is consistently good, or at least meaningful. So be careful what you blog - the affordance of persistency is quite a powerful one, and can work either way.

Writing & Grammar: Answers to Periods with Abbreviations Challenge

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

I prefer to use the guidelines published by Ms Good Gardener in her blog, but you may want to consult others if your garden is outside of the US. Good Gardener in her blog, but you may want to consult others if your garden is outside of the US [s/b United States]. Writing & Grammar

What Copywriting Can Teach Us About Writing for an Audience

Association eLearning

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. A good way to do this is to make up someone you write your content to.

Reasons teachers don't blog

Learning with e's

I'm a little overwhelmed by the response to my post yesterday entitled Seven reasons teachers should blog which as I write this, is racing toward 2000 views in just 24 hours. Some of those commenting on yesterday's post added further reasons why teachers should blog.

Blogging about

Learning with e's

The academic world doesn't tend to value blogging as much as it does formally peer-reviewed publications. I have written about this previously, but need to re-emphasise the true value of blogging. Blogging is an excellent medium for professionals to use to crystallise their thinking.

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.