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75 Content Starters for Any Industry

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Excerpt from the article by Moz Blog:
"Before you go on the hunt for inspiration all over the Internet and elsewhere, turn to the resources around you and realize that you can create exceptional content with what you already have at hand.

Thinking of content topics doesn't have to be such a long and grueling undertaking. Use the following starting points the next time you need an idea.

Here are the main sections of the article:

Individual achievement;Tools;Lists;Internal resources;Industry;How-to;Company culture;Educational series;Events;Research;Theories;Higher-level overviews;Promotional;Seasonal;Out of the box.


Whether or not you decide to use these exact ideas, I hope I've given you some directions to explore. Think hard, collaborate with smart team members, and make these your own.

No matter which post topics you choose, remember to infuse these ideas with personality, data, and insights that only you and your brand can offer. Publishing content that provides value no one else can is what truly leads to the traffic, social shares, and links you crave..."

Each section is analyzed with detailed starting points, shining examples and external links. Read full article:
http://moz.com/blog/75-content-starters-for-any-industry

 

If you are left by your boss to read something like this article, what would you think its purpose was ?  Find out about what content marketing is, and see if you can describe its purpose in 500 words.


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This is great for anyone starting out - and in the life skills arena, this has to be a contributor, because in today's world of work, content marketing is a major skill.... leading to website traffic and sales.  Should we be setting this as an example to work at, to our young apprentices ? 

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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, February 10, 3:32 PM

This is useful and well worth keeping a copy to refer to when you run out of ideas or topics.

Maribel Young's curator insight, February 13, 12:52 PM

Wow... a pretty complete list of ideas to help you get over any writers block!  Thanks for sharing.

malek's curator insight, February 16, 5:54 AM

Rich source of info. Keep handy

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Frequently Asked Questions for Publishers

Frequently Asked Questions for Publishers | life skills education | Scoop.it
ALISON Free Online Courses: Frequently Asked Questions for Publishers
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self directed learning models are ubiquitous.  who I wonder is going to provide the key ingredient - motivation to finish and use it - that seems to be so lacking in the NEET population

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CPSR - The Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics

Written by the Computer Ethics Institute (The Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics
http://t.co/60YX6KzqRV)
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Question : to what extent are these commandments used in the industry?

 

Commandment 9 is   'Thou shalt think about the social consequences of the program you are writing or the system you are designing.'

So much of the discretionary activities in so many industries are being taken over by pieces of software - and the ethical questions cannot be asked in the case of bad outcomes.  Do we have some kind of audit available to make sure that the people we trust to program our software are actually aware of the moral codes that our industry would like to uphold?

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The Age of the Essay

Here is Christine Rath's ideas on why his essays are wonderful.

"Paul Graham understands the essay, and it's history, and he resists the kind of writing that is peddled in our schools.

Too many classes teach young writers to prove a point, when exploration is the  key to essay writing.  The essays we are taught to write in high school and college, are, as Graham points out, relics of writing's intrinsic relationship to law.  We teach our kids to use writing to *prove* a point, when in reality there are topics which don't have one answer or another.  Forcing a student into falsely upholding a binary argument can stunt their growth as a writer or worse, as a thinker--especially when we ask them to write about morally complex subjects.

However, teaching writing without the judicially-inspired 5-paragraph structure-- 1. thesis 2. supporting info 3. supporting info 4. supporting info 5. counterpoint, restate thesis--is not  an easy undertaking.  It takes faith and rigor and it's harder than using the boiler plate format."

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Here is what I think - to have the courage to write a real 'essay' is to demonstrate how very brave you really are - because you are setting out for everyone to see 'a whole other world' which you have chosen to explore in public.  The best essay is an exploration in progress, and a joy to read - why? Because it gives an authentic insight into the person's thought process... there is nothing more intimate, nothing more satisfying.  One of the key life skills is to allow yourself to live openly - and as an exercise it may be useful to write an essay - a real essay, not a school exercise defending some position or hypothesis.

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10 Big Companies That Promote Employee Meditation - OnlineMBA.com

10 Big Companies That Promote Employee Meditation - OnlineMBA.com | life skills education | Scoop.it
Some companies are doing what they can to help employees relax, many through on-site meditation.
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Why do they do this? because it gives their employees space to manage their own inner lives.

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The Future Of Online Education - Forbes

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The Future Of Online Education
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Editor's Note: This interview is one in a series produced by the Skoll World Forum with the participation of today's leading thinkers and innovators in education.
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Its not that the material is not available any more. . . look at the variety of knowledge we can access.  The challenge today is to make the person, who will have the self discipline to make this information his/her own. . . to work unsupervised, unnoticed, and make something of himself.  Here is the url for the platform - http://cnx.org/contents/30189442-6998-4686-ac05-ed152b91b9de

 

The person who will drive home this knowledge is the person who has a personal story to tell about how this knowledge was useful in his work - a person from Industry or commerce.

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75 Content Starters for Any Industry

75 Content Starters for Any Industry | life skills education | Scoop.it

Excerpt from the article by Moz Blog:
"Before you go on the hunt for inspiration all over the Internet and elsewhere, turn to the resources around you and realize that you can create exceptional content with what you already have at hand.

Thinking of content topics doesn't have to be such a long and grueling undertaking. Use the following starting points the next time you need an idea.

Here are the main sections of the article:

Individual achievement;Tools;Lists;Internal resources;Industry;How-to;Company culture;Educational series;Events;Research;Theories;Higher-level overviews;Promotional;Seasonal;Out of the box.


Whether or not you decide to use these exact ideas, I hope I've given you some directions to explore. Think hard, collaborate with smart team members, and make these your own.

No matter which post topics you choose, remember to infuse these ideas with personality, data, and insights that only you and your brand can offer. Publishing content that provides value no one else can is what truly leads to the traffic, social shares, and links you crave..."

Each section is analyzed with detailed starting points, shining examples and external links. Read full article:
http://moz.com/blog/75-content-starters-for-any-industry

 

If you are left by your boss to read something like this article, what would you think its purpose was ?  Find out about what content marketing is, and see if you can describe its purpose in 500 words.


Via Giuseppe Mauriello
Sreela Banerjee's insight:

This is great for anyone starting out - and in the life skills arena, this has to be a contributor, because in today's world of work, content marketing is a major skill.... leading to website traffic and sales.  Should we be setting this as an example to work at, to our young apprentices ? 

more...
Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, February 10, 3:32 PM

This is useful and well worth keeping a copy to refer to when you run out of ideas or topics.

Maribel Young's curator insight, February 13, 12:52 PM

Wow... a pretty complete list of ideas to help you get over any writers block!  Thanks for sharing.

malek's curator insight, February 16, 5:54 AM

Rich source of info. Keep handy