As an industry we are so excited about informal learning and even more so about the smaller facet of social learning that we are too quick to jump on the bandwagon and call what we do “Social Learning” (note the capitalization).   So what do we have to do to turn our fascination with social learning into a true Social Learning strategy for our training programs?  I say it starts off with asking a few good questions. Read More: 22 Social Learning Strategy Questions to Answer Before Your Next Lesson


How to Plan the Ultimate Guest Blogger Experience

by Renee Robbins on June 29, 2010

As  summmer  comes into full swing some have started to wonder, “now that I have this blog, what do I do with it when I go on vacation?”  While many blogging platforms offer an option for you to publish your post at a future date, owners of a successful blog that has a large following may want to use this opportunity to have guest bloggers. This gives your audience a little bit of a change up, provides you with some extra time, and keeps the content coming. Read More: How to Plan the Ultimate Guest Blogger Experience

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Could Your Learning Tool Actually be a Tech Tool?

June 10, 2010

On Tuesday I had the chance to enjoy a  great #edchat conversation on Twitter.  #Edchat is a virtual meeting of learning professionals from all different genres that gather on Twitter and use the #edchat hashtag to hold a public conversation.  (Not sure what a “hashtag” is?  Check out this post.) The topic was How do we [...]

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5 Reasons You Should Have A Video Blog

May 13, 2010

Hosting your own video blog has a lot of advantages over a traditional blog.  Video blogs, or vlogs (mostly pronounced vee-logs), have been around for quite sometime.  The earliest video blog can be traced back to Adam Kontras in 2000.  You may be familiar with that name because Adam later went on to host a segment on The Early [...]

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How To Turn YouTube Into YouLearn

May 11, 2010

YouTube is a fantastic platform you can use to showcase your training videos.  It’s fast, easy, and you can’t argue with the price (free).   You may be wondering how you can go about making your own videos.  Although the process of making a YouTube video may seem like a complicated one, it isn’t necessarily.  Even those with a low amount [...]

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Corporate Blogging: Why All The Ruckus?

April 28, 2010

Why are people so afraid of having a corporate blog?  It’s crazy but I see it all the time.  Fabulous employees who understand the Internet, and even have their own Facebook and Twitter accounts, shutter at the idea of starting a corporate blog either internally or externally.  I could go on and on about the [...]

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Mobile Computing: Debunking The Myths Of Mobile Devices

March 3, 2010

The other day a board member told me that they didn’t want people to be able to work away from the office.  They said that they knew people were working when they were at work.  The thing is this executive thought there was no possible way to really get work done from your phone.  Sure you [...]

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7 Tips for Quick & Successful Blogging

February 9, 2010

It seems like 9 out of 10 blogs that are created have the tendency to be abandoned because they can take up a lot of time.  And time is one thing that training professional uk assignment writers do not have so much of. But, there are some keys to making your blog work best for you, instead of [...]

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On-Demand Blogging: Deliver Content to Your Learners Now!

February 5, 2010

In my learning predictions for 2010I said that blogging was going to hit mainstream learning with force.  Part of the reason is as trainers we constantly get ideas in our heads about what our learners need to know.  We end up writing the ideas down on a sticky note and then find ourselves trying to figure [...]

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The Secret to Podcasting Like a Pro

January 25, 2010

The word “podcasting” strikes a certain fear and awe into the hearts of many trainers.  Many of us look at podcasts as something only tech genius can master.  However, now a days advances in technology have simplified the process of creating and publishing a podcast.  Now its easy to construct a podcast that your learners can [...]

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