How To Maintain Momentum in Blogging

Experiencing eLearning

Someone asked me in last week’s eLearning Freelancer Bootcamp Q&A about how I maintain my blogging momentum. I’ve been blogging since late 2006, and I’m still publishing every week. That’s a lot of writing. Block time to write. Blogging

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?

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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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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.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Google AI Blog (2014), ‘A picture is worth a thousand (coherent) words: building a natural description of images’ 4 Give Your Video. the chance to write their answer in a text box. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

How to Write an Irresistible Course Description

LearnDash

And yet, what you write in your course description is one of the most important factors in convincing learners to sign up. But if you’re also writing a longer course page—which I would recommend—it may help to start with the detailed version and then edit down to something in the neighborhood of 150 words. You want to write exciting copy, but avoid generic copy or anything that is obviously beyond what you can deliver.

Business Writing that Works: 3 Key Principles

Your Training Edge

Writing may be an art, and business may be, well a business, but when you combine these two entities, inconceivable success will be what you’re left with! Professional business writers may make business writing look as easy as taking candy from a toddler, but there’s more to grabbing the attention of the corporate audience than simply noting down your thoughts. Literary genius is hardly ever appreciated in corporate write-ups. Featured Featured Posts Business writing

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.

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. Comments are the lifeblood of blogging. blogging blog blogger comments e-learning purpose why writing My answer has remained consistent over time.

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.

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 My first post on 12/26/06 explained that I was creating a graduate course on social media for teachers and felt I should “practice what I preach.”

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.

Writing & Grammar: Periods with Abbreviations

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  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?

Why and how to write eLearning objectives?

Origin Learning

To be able to write these, it is first important to understand the difference between aims and objectives. Once you have done this, you won’t go about writing a whole manual about using the internet, right? Writing the aims and objectives can either be done before the content is written, or after it. Then Subscribe to this Blog ! . Uncategorized eLearning objectives how to write eLearning objectives Learning objectives Why and how to write eLearning objectives

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.

8 Steps To Writing Persuasive Articles For eLearning Topics

eLearning Industry

This article highlights 8 steps to writing persuasive articles for eLearning topics. eLearning Career eLearning Blog Free eLearning eBooks Guest Blogging Writing In eLearningYou have insights to impart, but do you know how to grab readers’ attention? Better still, can you transform the subject matter into a subtle call to action? This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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. Maybe newbie social media marketing hires are writing them? If you don’t know what you’re talking about, please don’t write. There are a number of folks you could find to write for you who can do a decent job.

Writing & Grammar: Answers to Interruptions

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The blog--even after the extensive upgrade we purchased last quarter-- was still slow to load on mobile devices.  Writing & Grammar by Jennie Ruby    Answers to  my interruptions challenge  are brought to you by me.

Writing & Grammar: Pardon the Interruption

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The blog even after the extensive upgrade we purchased last quarter was still slow to load on mobile devices. Writing & Grammar by Jennie Ruby    You can interrupt a sentence four different ways--with dashes, parentheses, commas, or no punctuation at all. Dashes actually emphasize the interruption, like this: One of the best things about the previous two versions--the versions before the company was taken over by XYX, Inc.--was was the user interface.

Writing & Curriculum Development: The Introductory Narrative, Signaling the Audience

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Or in the first paragraph of any article or blog entry. Or you might need to write a course description to help potential learners identify the correct training for them. Kevin Siegel and Jennie Ruby,   Writing for Curriculum Development 3.0 , 2014, IconLogic. Do you need to learn how to  write eLearning scripts ? Curriculum Development Documentation Writing & Grammar

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. This blog post shares some tips and tricks to help write your narration scripts. Tip 2: Write your narration script first. Tip 3: Write your narration script in plain English.

Writing & Grammar: Responses to the Interruptions Challenge

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The blog--even after the extensive upgrade we purchased last quarter--was still slow to load on mobile devices. I think the person who wrote the sentence is expressing outrage, or at least disappointment, that the blog is still slow. Writing & Grammar by Jennie Ruby    The answers that follow the guidelines set forth in my article from  a few weeks ago  are brought to you by  Geri Moran.

Translations of My Writing

Experiencing eLearning

One of the coolest things about writing a blog is seeing how others use my work. Her post draws from How to Get Started Writing Branching Scenarios and What to Write First in Branching Scenarios. Consider this my blanket permission if you’re interested in translating my posts for your own blog. The post Translations of My Writing appeared first on Experiencing eLearning.

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.

Blogging in a Walled Garden

Experiencing eLearning

One of the features of Sakai that our team was looking for in a new LMS is a blogging tool. However, it does give us the option of blogging within the system. We’re still using those tools for some courses, depending on the content and activities, but we’re starting to integrate this internal blog into our activities. During the pilot of our new facilitator training course, I lurked in the forums during a heated debate about the use of the blog tool.

How to get everyone to write like Ernest Hemingway

Making Change

When we talk about writing style, we can get bogged down in personal preferences that are hard to communicate. Many plain-English advocates suggest aiming for a score in the 60s, and that’s my preference, too (this blog post gets a 63). Write active sentences that make clear who does what. People worry about offending their audience by writing “below” their educational level. Therefore, we should write at grade 16. Writing tips writing style

Tips for Writing Instructional and Training Material

Convergence Training

It’s not easy to write well. Or, as Ernest Hemingway put it, “Easy writing makes hard reading.”. And while it’s true that all types of writing are difficult, it’s also true that each type of writing presents its own special challenges. That’s definitely the case when it comes to writing instructional or training materials. So, we’ve created a list of tips and resources to help you write better, more effective training materials.

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.

4 Tips to Writing eLearning Scripts That Sing

Association eLearning

Wouldn’t you like to write a script with that kind of impact? According to Bean, the first tip to writing a great eLearning script is to write like a human. When we’re sitting down to write a script, how many of us have caught ourselves actually writing words like: “Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to identify when sexual harassment occurs in the office setting.”

Writing & Grammar: Comparisons and Pronouns. The Results

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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.

Webinar: Writing Much More Better

eLearning Brothers

Earlier this week we had a spectacular webinar with one of our instructional designers, Dr. David Christiansen discussing writing for eLearning! Q – I was taught the ABCD format to writing objectives. Blog eLearning Featured Instructional Design Resources Resources Webinars webinar writingDr. Christiansen covered so many great topics that we couldn’t answer all the attendees’ questions during the webinar.

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.

Leveraging Your Blog to Create a Course

LearnDash

You spent a lot of time creating your blog posts, why not leverage that hard work to create your course? One of the best ways to determine if your course idea is worthwhile is to start a blog around that particular subject first. As you write on the subject you will start to see whether or not people are interested in the topic by looking at your things like your site traffic stats and most popular blog posts. LearnDash started as a simple two-page blog.

7 Key Benefits Of Guest Blogging In The eLearning Industry

eLearning Industry

You could launch your own blog and wait for the readers to trickle in. eLearning Career eLearning Blog eLearning Professionals Free eLearning eBooks Writing In eLearningOr you can guest post on established sites to become an industry thought leader and reach a whole new, and already interested, audience. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

7 Writing Tips That Will Make You A Better eLearning Author

eLearning Industry

This article features writing tips to make you a better eLearning author when guest posting online. eLearning Career eLearning Blog Free eLearning eBooks Guest Blogging Writing In eLearningYou might know your niche, but do you know how to sum it all up in a 1000-word article? This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

ID and eLearning Links 9/29/20

Experiencing eLearning

I share these links periodically here on my blog. In this post, I share links on writing better dialogue, sample projects for inspiration, and useful tools for different kinds of learning. Writing dialogue. How to Write Natural Dialogue in 11 Steps, With Examples!