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.

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.”

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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?

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.

7 Reasons Your E-Learning Website Needs a Blog

LearnDash

Blogging is one of the oldest marketing tools on the Internet—and still one of the best. Yes, I am talking about blogging. The blog has been a foundation of Internet culture practically since its inception. Blogging can help you grow an audience and establish your brand.

How to Write Good Assessment Questions

Association eLearning

Believe it or not, it can be hard to write effective questions. This is true whether you’re making an eLearning assessment or writing questions for a traditional in-classroom test. Write confusingly worded questions to “trip up” the learners. “Can someone explain this question to me? I don’t know what it’s asking.”. How am I supposed to know the answer to this? It wasn’t in the lesson.”.

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. Be specific, and only write to that one person. Copywriting is the practice of using written content, both online and in print to market, advertise, raise brand awareness and communicate core brand values.

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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.

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.

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. InSync training was launching a new community of practice in March – the Blended Learning Hub -- and I wanted to emphasize how InSync Training is a credible expert in all things having to do with blended learning. So why not create 50 pieces of modern learning content and push them out to the learning universe? How hard could it be?

Writing Effective eLearning Narration: Making It Easy to Read, Say, and Comprehend

Association eLearning

Here are a few suggestions, taken from my experience with writing, recording, and directing audio narration: Communicate each idea concisely and quickly, in bite-sized chunks. Many courses rely upon voiceover to help connect with their learners. This is a solid approach and, when used well, can make for great learning experiences. But what I have found is that the narrated portion of courses is often written like something you would find in a textbook.

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.

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.

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

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.”

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

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?

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

4 Easy Ways To Improve Your SEO Content Writing Skills In The eLearning Niche

Dan Keckan

By getting better at writing for SEO, you will increase organic traffic and bring valuable visitors to your website. Content Marketing Guest Blogging SEO Writing In eLearningAre you curious to learn more about the art of SEO copywriting? You're in luck!

8 Steps To Writing Persuasive Articles For eLearning Topics

Dan Keckan

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.

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.

How to Write Better About Us Pages?

Learnloft

Write a Little Intro About You. The post How to Write Better About Us Pages? appeared first on Learn Loft Blog. Business About Us Pages How to Write Better About Us PagesDo you know that the About Us pages on a website are one of the most popular?

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 & 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

Writing Effective eLearning Narration: Making It Easy to Read, Say, and Comprehend

Association eLearning

Here are a few suggestions, taken from my experience with writing, recording, and directing audio narration: Communicate each idea concisely and quickly, in bite-sized chunks. Many courses rely upon voiceover to help connect with their learners. This is a solid approach and, when used well, can make for great learning experiences. But what I have found is that the narrated portion of courses is often written like something you would find in a textbook.

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.

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.

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.

Looking for the Best Technical Writing? Some Points to Help You Find the Right One

Learnloft

The primary reason for Technical Writing is to decipher and compose logical and specialized data in an improved way for the best Dissertation writing service chose crowd. Nature of Technical Writing. The topic of Technology Writing. Write my assignment online?