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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Top Ten eLearning Blogs

Top eLearning Blogs Update - One of the best new sources of high quality eLearning blogs is:

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The Featured Sources on the Right Side of the page are more current than this list.

I was recently asked for a list of the top ten blogs that relate to corporate eLearning by someone who wanted to get a sense of content quality and value of reading blogs. I debated for a while, because I have quite a few blogs that I subscribe to and my personal style is to quickly scan a lot of blogs, selectively reading posts that I think are going to be interesting, comment on some, and post my thoughts about others. A Top Ten list is not all that relevant to my style, but I came to understand the request (from a very persistent person). That said, I still cheated (see below).

I think a better list to use is in my Blog Roll in the right column of my blog. There you can find a lot of great blogs. Further, I would highly recommend that you don't evaluate by only looking at these blogs periodically, rather - sign up for an RSS reader, e.g., Bloglines or Google Reader and subscribe to each blog. I've provided links to each blogs feed and also buttons to quickly add it to Bloglines, My Yahoo or Google Reader.

Also, if you feel I should have put other people in my Top Ten, I’m open for discussion/change.

So here are my top ten recommendations (in Alphabetical Order)...

Clive on Learning
Clive Shepherd - make learning things happen electronically

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Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development
Brent Schlenker explores elearning in the corporate world -- with a personal touch

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art)
Mark Oehlert – how culture and technology come together over the space we call 'learning.'

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eLearning Technology
Yes, completely self serving pointer to my own blog. To get a sense of the blog try: First Time Visitor Guide

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elearnspace
George Siemens - learning, networks, knowledge, technology, community

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Harold Jarche
Harold Jarche's blog about "the intersection of learning, work & technology."

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The Learning Circuits Blog
ASTD's blog associated with the Learning Circuits publication. It has various authors and does a monthly Big Question that receives contributions from many different bloggers.

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Informal Learning Blog
Jay Cross' blog on informal learning.

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Learning Matters!
Tony O’Driscoll – he's been around forever in eLearning and at IBM - but a relatively new blog.

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Learnlets
Clark Quinn – Thoughts on learning and technology

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Now let me cheat, here are four more great blogs. The first two are great aggregators that will allow you to see lots of interesting blog posts happening out in the web.

Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
Fantastic daily list of interesting blog posts including academia and corporate space.

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Big Dog, Little Dog
Great aggregated links to all sorts of interesting articles.

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Both of these blogs are by practitioners who I believe exemplify smart blogging as a personal learning mechanism. All practitioners should be doing what they are doing!

e-Training in the Trenches
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In the Middle of the Curve
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Finally, this is definitely the last time I do this. Next time, I'll just point people to posts like:

And suggest that you do this on your own, over time. I'll continue to keep my blog roll updated in my blog. Way easier than creating this post.

11 comments:

Mark said...

Mucho gracias Senor.

I am unworthy but will accept only to echo your sentiment that people need to immerse themselves in the stream versus dipping a toe in.

I wonder when or if one of us will get the first request for our "Top Ten del.icio.us feeds" or Top 10 flickr pools, or any of the other channels across which our consciousness is spread and displayed....

Thanks Tony and Look Out Boston!!

Brent Schlenker said...

Hi Tony,
Thanks for the adding me to the list.
10 just doesn't even scratch the surface. I'd point everyone to your blog roll. THAT list, ROCKS!

interactive559 said...

Thanks for the resource

Michael Hanley said...

Well done Tony - tough call pointing people to ten(-ish) blogs. I was recently prompted by Brandon Hall / Workplace Learning Today's Gary Woodill to nominate my Top 25 e-learning blogs for 2008, and I still felt that I was omitting so many excellent contributors...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this great compilation of elearning blog sites.

Anonymous said...

I am new to e-learning and this post has helped me getting started with E-learning

Cheryl McNeil said...

What a fantastic resource! As a B2B elearning service provider, it's nice to have a perfect starting point to read industry news + blogs.

Thanks!

Cheryl McNeil
Graphik Connexions

"Content that Jumps off the page and into your Wallet!"

David Becker said...

Hi Tony, hornblower and fellow eLearningLearning featured writer here, a bit of a narrow focus, but i like to blog on the intersection of neuroscience and adult learning at http://www.elearningconsultant.com.au/wordpress. Would love a mention as I'm new to the blogosphere and want to create a really lively conversation. Thanks for anything you can do,

cheers mate
Dave
PS, my captcha was mfucher, how funny is that? closest i've come to a rude captcha...sorry infantile humor I know.

Anonymous said...

This blog was interesting in the fact that it’s also neat to look and see what people consider to be the “best” or “top ten” eLearning blogs. I like your choices Tony that you had chosen for your top ten and even ventured a look into a few of them. Very interesting. However, something that also interested me in this blog was the comments. It is amazing to see how many people are associated with eLearning and how many want to know more about the concept. Pretty much everyone that had already commented on this blog has agreed with your choices Tony, and I respect their opinions. ELearning is not just committed to the classrooms but to businesses as well. It’s growing and soon will be the primary way of obtaining information.

TipGuy said...

The 'Rapid e-Learning Blog' is easily one of the best elearning blogs out there (http://www.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/) I think this should be added to the list.

Also, check out TipGuy.com (http://www.tipguy.com). A pretty cool e-Learning blog too.

Thanks.

Sara Smith said...

Thanks for this great resource, I am new in E-learning and it is nice to know that there are tons of information available for starters in online learning. I like the idea of gathering the top 10 blogs it helps a lot. Its fascinating how education advances from traditional class room set up to distance learning.