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. Here's an idea for a new blog series.

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. You want to write exciting copy, but avoid generic copy or anything that is obviously beyond what you can deliver.

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.

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.

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! Imagine that you are a finance executive with excellent writing skills, but your target audience is a mystery shopping firm.

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. What I will write about, however, is incorporating social media as a source of content into your company’s blog. The tweet is in my blog post.

In their own write

Learning with e's

Photo by StemT4L on unsplash Many teachers by now will be familiar with blogging for education projects that encourage children to write. Or, checkout Julia Skinner's 100 Word Challenge , which similarly creates global audiences for children's writing online.

How To Write For eLearning

Your Training Edge

No one likes that and it’s distracting,” says Zoe James, a tech writer at Last Minute Writing and Researchpapersuk. However, because you are writing for students, you need to focus on placing yourself in their shoes – would they understand your loose explanations?

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.

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. Keep Your Writing to the Point.

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. Are you writing to one specific person?

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. First, when you’re writing, remember “Frank” – the human not the “learner.”

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? Then Subscribe to this Blog ! .

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

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. The post Translations of My Writing appeared first on Experiencing eLearning.

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?

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.

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 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). Therefore, we should write at grade 16.

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?

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 ongoing

Clark Quinn

I’ve been doing this blog now for 13.5 So it’s time to reflect on my status of writing ongoing! Ok, during that time, I’ve written four more books (the first one came out before the blog started). That’s where my writing ongoing seems to be headed.

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.

Research tips for script writing

mysimpleshow

A carefully researched script enhances the quality of the video and determines the success of the explainer video, but the challenge is to write a script that is clear and concise. Then start to re-write the information in your own words. Put hyperlink to 20/80 Rule blog.)

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. So how do you use a blog effectively when it’s housed within a walled garden? Blog Conversations.

Should You Write an Ebook for Your Online Course?

LearnDash

If you’ve never considered writing an ebook, here’s how to decide if it’s the right marketing strategy for your online course. You’ve been working on your marketing strategy for a while, you’ve got your course up and your blog rolling, but you’re still looking for a good way to draw in leads for your online course. It’s a tough position to be in, but I have a suggestion for you: write an ebook. If you can write an online course, you can write an ebook.

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.

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.

How to Write an RFP for LMS Vendors

Web Courseworks

Reach agreement by requiring each department that wants to use the LMS to write up “Use Cases.” Click below and access an outline to begin your RFP process: The post How to Write an RFP for LMS Vendors appeared first on Web Courseworks.

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The 4 pillars of blogging

E-Learning Provocateur

I have been blogging for some time now, and I can honestly say that it’s been a growth journey. I started blogging primarily for myself – essentially to organise and articulate the thoughts in my own head. This got me thinking… What are my guiding principles for blogging?

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 & 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.

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.

Writing Daily Reports as a First Step to Strong Team Building

Your Training Edge

This is writing daily reports. It takes some time to write a sufficient report. How to write a progress report. To write an effective progress report, you need to understand to which aspects you should pay attention and how exactly to compel your research.

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