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20 Resources for New eLearning Professionals

The following eLearning resources not only provide excellent, relevant and useful information on a variety of e-learning areas. Most also provide a means for you to connect with the other learning professionals, helping you to grow your personal learning network.

20 Resources for New eLearning Professionals

20 eLearning Resources for eLearning Professionals

eLearning Blogs:

eLearning Blogs are a great way to not only learn about what’s happening in the learning profession but to get some alternative viewpoints.

  1. Craig Weiss – Craig writes the E-Learning 24/7 blog and has been identified as a thought leader and expert - http://elearninfo247.com/ (also on twitter @diegoinstudio)
  2. Ryan Tracey – Ryan is an Australian E-Learning manager, blogger, writer, advisor & reviewer who writes about a variety of learning topics -  http://ryan2point0.wordpress.com/ (also on twitter @ryantracey)
  3. Cathy Moore: On a mission to save the world from boring corporate elearning. Creator of the action mapping ID process and the Elearning Blueprint -  http://blog.cathy-moore.com/ (also on twitter @CatMoore)
  4. Connie Malamed: The elearning Coach – Tips and reviews for success with online and mobile learning - http://theelearningcoach.com/about/ (also on twitter @elearningcoach)
  5. Clark Quinn – Clark is a learning experience architect & strategist taking it to the ‘next level’ via a deep cognitive and broad technology background - http://blog.learnlets.com/ (also on twitter @Quinnovator)
  6. Jane Hart – Jane is the Founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies (C4LPT). She is an independent advisor, writer and speaker - http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/blog/ (also on twitter @C4LPT)
  7. Allison Rossett – Alison has taught in EDTEC at SDSU for 30+ years, writing books, running projects, working with students and clients - http://www.allisonrossett.com/ (also on twitter @arossett)

eLearning Websites:

The following eLearning websites have a huge range of e-learning information, best practice and resources for you to use in your next e-learning project:

  1. elearning Brothers – provide a great range of templates and resources for Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate and Lectora - http://elearningbrothers.com/
  2. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT) is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication that aims to promote scholarship in the use of the Internet and web-based multimedia resources in higher education - http://jolt.merlot.org/index.html

eLearning Twitter Users:

While Twitter is mostly used as social media tool, it’s also a great learning tool and a way to connect with other e-learning professionals. Here’s a few people to follow:

  1. @lrnchat – a weekly twitter chat covering a variety of learning related topics.
  2. @JaneBozarth – Jane is the World's Oldest Millennial, E-learning Coordinator, author of Social Media for Trainers and Positive Deviant.
  3. @Tracy_Parish – Tracy tries to learn at least one new thing each day (with a focus on elearning, ID, education technology, social media, networking, learning and fun).
  4. @learningsolmag – Learning Solutions Magazine serves education and training pros, especially those interested in eLearning and technology.

eLearning Books:

These eLearning books are terrific resources as they provide in-depth coverage that is easy to read and apply to your e-learning projects.

  1. Efficiency in Learning by Ruth Clark, Frank Nguyan and John Sweller
  2. The Gamification of Learning and Instruction by Karl Kapp
  3. Slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations by Nancy Duarte
  4. Telling Ain’t Training by Harold D. Stolovitch and Erica J. Keeps
  5. Evidence-based Training Methods by Ruth Colvin Clark

What eLearning resource suggestions do you have?

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