20 Resources for New eLearning Professionals

20 Resources for New eLearning Professionals
Summary: 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 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?