Top 47 eLearning & Workplace Learning Blogs
AUGUST 20, 2009
We follow a whole lot of blog – most of them focused on the learning, workplace learning, eLearning, and learning technology domain. We have learnt a lot from these blogs and thank all those blog writers for their invaluable insights on various topics. Here is a list of top 47 blogs (in alphabetical order) that Upside Learning team follows. 1. Bersin & Associates : Blogs. 3. eLearning Blog // Don’t Waste Your Time…. eLearning Curve Blog. Informal Learning Blog. Internet Time Blog. 38. T+D Blog. Bozarthzone. 6.
eLearning: Top Posts of 2009 - Upside Learning Blog
DECEMBER 31, 2009
As we knock on 2010’s doors, it’s a good time to look at what we did on this blog in 2009. We started this blog in March 2009 and in its 10 month existence has more than a 100 posts. The blog now has about 500 subscribers and has received more than 53000 page views and more than 200 comments. Top 47 eLearning & Workplace Learning Blogs. 3.
2009 Top Posts and Topics: Kapp Notes
DECEMBER 4, 2009
The ASTD Big question this month is an annual question: What did you learn about learning in 2009? So one of the tasks I will do to answer this question is to see what posts were the Best of 2009 from several different sources. This entry was made because I was doing a presentation on the topics and I wanted to use my blog as the platform for presenting the information and as a "leave behind" resource so that the teachers could reference and find the games all in one place when they wanted to use them for the classroom. Here are my top posts via Google Analytics for 2009.(I'll
JULY 15, 2009
If you want to share tips in a longer format than a comment allows, join our new blog carnival. The first carnival entry will run on July 29, and (not surprisingly) the topic will be synchronous e-learning.You can enter your post by e-mailing me HERE or by including a link to your post as a comment on this blog entry before July 28th.
Top 100 Learning Game Resources
JUNE 24, 2009
While doing so, I documented a few of the better ones. I’d been mulling posting these to the blog. Building Better Learning Games- Learning Visions, April 9, 2009. Serious Games Blog. Marc Prensky – Twitch Speed, June 17, 2009. Using computer games in education- ThirdForce Blog, January 30, 2009. Digital games and learning gains (PDF), June 17, 2009.
Tool Set 2009
JANUARY 5, 2009
The information in this series has been something I've been presenting, writing, blogging about and more recently doing workshops around. But hopefully 2009 will be the year when that begins to change. Sue's description of a personal learning network is: Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) are all about using web tools such as blogs, wiki, twitter, facebook to create connects with others which extend our learning, increases our reflection while enabling us to learn together as part of a global community. Blogging Inside or Outside the Corporate Firewall ).
TrainingDay: Back on The Blog
AUGUST 27, 2009
So, I have to admit that when I was co-writing Learning in 3D , my blogging was diminished but now that the book is 99% finished (just the permissions and instructor guide to finish), I'm back to almost regular blogging and as part of that I am again blogging at the TrainingDay blog. Here is my latest entry. Letter to Your Boss About Virtual Immersive Environments.
Training Industry.com: Blogging Over There Also
AUGUST 31, 2009
It seems that I am now blogging all over the place. I now a Featured Blogger and am writing a periodic blog over at TrainingIndustry. The blog is called The Tech Dimension and will expand on idea and concepts related to integrating technology into the learning process. So, while I am blogging at other places, know that I will continue this as my "home base" of blogging and will point you toward my other entries as appropriate. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guidelearning technologies.
Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources
NOVEMBER 2, 2009
Marc Prensky Blog. Ulearning Blog. Mlearning Blog. Upside Learning Blog. Derek Bruff’s Blog. The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2009. 2009 Horizon Report. I’ve spent an inordinately long time writing a whitepaper on mobile learning trying to expound our thoughts about it and how it might be used in the workplace. I’ve been doing some research around it and I’ve documented some of the better links I’ve come across. If you’re considering mobile learning in any shape or form, I’d suggest you give these a browse.
Best of eLearning Learning - First Half of December 2009
eLearning Learning Posts
DECEMBER 21, 2009
December 1, 2009 to December 15, 2009. eLearning Templates – 20 Resources - eLearning Technology , December 7, 2009. It’s Culture, Leadership and E2.0 … or fail - trainingwreck , December 13, 2009. Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009 - eLearning Learning Posts , December 2, 2009. Collaborative learning using Captivate and Twitter - Adobe Captivate Blog , December 11, 2009. Dont Waste Your Time , December 10, 2009. Free-to-Use E-Learning Development 19: Techsmith Jing (Part 3) – Conclusions - The E-Learning Curve , December 8, 2009.
Effective virtual facilitation
OCTOBER 13, 2009
Perhaps other courses, websites, discussion forums, podcasts, blogs etc. As virtual classes rapidly become de rigueur , the need for an effective virtual facilitation framework accelerates. propose the 5-stage model of e-moderation developed by world-renowned networked learning guru, Gilly Salmon. The Model. This stage is about getting your remote participants up and running.
Instructivism, constructivism or connectivism?
MARCH 16, 2009
News feeds, podcasts, blogs, wikis and discussion forums. Instructivism is dead. Gone are the days of an authoritarian teacher transmitting pre-defined information to passive students. In the 1990s, constructivism heralded a new dawn in instructional design, turbo-charged by the rise of Web 2.0. Students morphed into participants , empowered to seek new knowledge and understanding for themselves, in the context of their own unique, individual experiences. Fast forward to today and connectivism is all the rage. Slippery slope. But is this gradient a fair representation? The real world.
Blogging in a Walled Garden
FEBRUARY 1, 2009
One of the features of Sakai that our team was looking for in a new LMS is a blogging tool. However, it does give us the option of blogging within the system. We’re still using those tools for some courses, depending on the content and activities, but we’re starting to integrate this internal blog into our activities. Blog Conversations. Usability.
The Best EDU Blogs on the Planet!
SEPTEMBER 11, 2009
TOP BLOGS! blogs or sites of this and that. Most of them just vomit out lists, without putting much effort to justify their claims, or at least say why the selected blogs should be on the list. Actually, what I would want to see is simply what so special about the blog selected, and why should I follow it. Probably because my blog at that time (2007) was rather unknown.
Workplace learning in 10 years
MARCH 24, 2009
As staff familiarise themselves with blogs, wikis, RSS, YouTube and Twitter, and as more tech-savvy Gen-Y’s & Z’s join the organisation, the demand for self-paced, self-directed learning will accelerate. To answer this question, I’ve organised my own two cents’ worth under six major banners… 1. Learning development should be no different.
10 online icebreakers
Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning
MARCH 4, 2009
Source: comment on the ">Bamboo project blog. For the third time I was going through all my resources- files and bookmarks to find online icebreakers. thought I'd do myself (and you) a favour by listing the most interesting ones. 10 online icebreakers (the picture relates to number 10!): 1. Two Lies and A Truth. Two must be lies and one must be true. Childhood Dream. Miscomm-puter-unication.
LearnTrends 2009 – Free Online Conference
SEPTEMBER 21, 2009
George Siemens , Jay Cross and Tony Karrer are pleased to announce our third annual free online conference: LearnTrends 2009 The Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations Conference November 17-19, 2009 | Online | Free The theme/focus this year is on Convergence in Workplace Learning. I'll also be providing details shortly about the LearnTrends Innovation Awards 2009.
Irish Learning Alliance Visit
MARCH 28, 2009
You can see Tony's keynote slides and all the information from the meeting at the blog for the Irish Learning Alliance. A few weeks ago, I was fortunate it enough to travel to see the Prime Minister of Ireland and hear about the Irish Learning Alliance. Unfortunately, I didn't get to go to Ireland, instead I traveled with some friends up to New York to visit with the Irish Learning Alliance.
Webinars: Past, Present and Future
DECEMBER 15, 2009
The webinar begins on December 17, 2009, at 2 p.m. chief blogger for the elearning blog "Kapp Notes", and co-author of the newly released book, "Learning in 3D" James Moss Learning & Development Lead, Vivid Learning Systems Moderator: James Friesen Content Guru, Meridian Knowledge Solutions See you there. It was a lively discussion with good input from the attendees. Eastern Time.
Blogger of the Week
NOVEMBER 13, 2009
Thanks to E-Learning Planet for naming Kapp Notes the "Blog of the Week" for (November 01, 2009 to November 08, 2009N You can read the criteria and entry at Planet’s Pick of the Week. So thanks to E-Learning Tyro for the shout out. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2009
Providing a set of tools (wikis, blogs, discussion groups, etc.) Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs I spend a fair amount of my consulting time working with large organizations to help define how they will apply technology to particular business / performance / learning needs. I've really been striking out.
What is a Learning Technologist?
Dont Waste Your Time
AUGUST 13, 2009
Learning Technologists are not always involved in purely online, distance, eLearning or mLearning, we are used to help improve and update face-to-face materials to either introduce a new technique or just to update a presentation, make it more 2009 and less 1999. SlideShare: Blogs in Education. know I will come back at a later date, re-read this and make some changes and publish an update, so please subscribe to the blog and receive updates via email and you'll be notified of subsequent changes to this and other posts. Does that make it any easier? No, how about this.
Apple Keynote.no.not that one
JANUARY 8, 2009
Yes, I am in San Francisco and yes I am at a conference where a representative from Apple is the Keynote speaker but no.it's not Macworld. I am at the Winter 2009 ICT Educator conference. Jon Burgess of Apple presenting to ICT Educators. So the keynote was by Jon Burgess of Apple who did an excellent job outlining what educators should focus on for the future.
Upcoming Webinar: The Future of eLearning Content
DECEMBER 14, 2009
The Webinar is called " Future of eLearning Content " and is scheduled for December 17, 2009, at 2 p.m. The panelist include: John Ambrose Senior Vice President, Strategy, Corporate Development and Emerging Business, SkillSoft Janet Clarey Senior Researcher and blogger for several Brandon Hall Research blogs James Moss Vivid Learning Systems __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content GuideThis Thursday I am on a great panel doing a webinar for Meridian Knowledge Solutions. hope you can join me and this exciting panel.
Finding a MMOLE/Virtual Learning World Vendor
APRIL 27, 2009
Attend tradeshows focused on 3D learning, read blogs by virtual learning thought leaders, read publications and vendor brochures, look at web sites and educate yourself on the vast number of virtual world options. A screen shot from the MMOLE of ProtoSphere. There are a number of preliminary things to consider when beginning to search for vendors to assist you in developing a MMOLE.
Top 10 things I Don't Have Time to Blog About
Learning and Technology
SEPTEMBER 18, 2009
I am using Posterous now and thought that I would like to try to post to my blog from Gmail and so here it is. Top 10 things I Don't Have Time to Blog About When people don't respond to your email. What do you do? Did they miss it? Do they hate you? CreateWV Conference has some great tracks on Education. Web 2.0 and elearning. Where are we at right now? Where Marketing and Training come together. Data mining and SEO and Paid Search. Twitter app in the form of Google Reader would be awesome. Squarespace pros and cons. Mostly Pros. Not once, BUT TWICE? They hate you.
The Top 20 L&D Blogs
Voice of Clarity
MAY 1, 2013
It goes without saying that there are a lot of blogs on the Internet—181 million according to a survey by NM Incite. So it wasn’t easy to narrow the best blogs targeted at Learning and Development professionals down to only 20. We took into account how relevant the content was to workplace learning and how frequently the blog was updated. We also excluded company blogs (to be featured in a future list). His blog is set-up so that you can toggle between different layout formats. Learning 24/7 Blog –Craig Weiss is the brains behind the blog, eLearning 24/7.
Elements of a Virtual World/Metaverse
JANUARY 29, 2009
capabilities of wikis or blogs where changes, updates and additions are easily made to web sites without the contributor needing to know HTML or any programming language. Using a virtual world or metaverse for training is not as science-fiction as it sounds. metaverse or virtual world is simply the natural extension and convergence of several technologies currently used for online learning.
Virtual World Brainstorming Session
JANUARY 28, 2009
One of the great things about what I do is getting to meet and work with really thoughtful and creative people and the other day, I got a chance to brainstorm with a group of great people on the topic of Virtual World Implementations. It makes it more fun and more engaging. Clark Aldrich, Karl Kapp and Eilif Trondsen on their way to lunch to continue the discussion on Virtual Worlds.
Top Learning Resources of 2009
Learn and Lead
DECEMBER 23, 2009
2009 was a continuation of my journey of online self-learning. share with you the top learning resources from my PLE (personal learning environment) for the year 2009. Here are my top learning resources for the year 2009 (in no particular order): Twitter has been one of the most valuable learning tool for me this year. Harold Jarche’s blog Ken Allen’s Blogger in Middle-Earth Clive Shepherd’s Clive on Learning Tony Karrer’s eLearning Technology Upside Learning blog started their weekly finds that have been very useful. Great writing on leadership.
Learning in 3D Book Tour Start Date Announced
DECEMBER 21, 2009
We've got over 30 bloggers on the tour with a special Twitter hashtag of #lrn3d, a Twitter book give away, a 20% discount from the publisher and even a "prize" for folks that follow the entire tour and leave a comment on every blog. The tour stops will be announced in the near future but I will tell you the first stop will be at the blog of the person that wrote the forward to the book, Ron Burns at ProtonMedia's blog. What is a blog book tour? Some have asked me "What is a blog book tour?" This will happen at a different blog each day for 6 weeks.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design
MAY 6, 2009
Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Describing What You Do: Instructional Design Youre at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. So, it is a long explanation which I am sure confuser the listener further. :) This was actually my first blog post: How do I explain what I do? Its funny youve blogged on this as I did the same just two weeks ago: [link] I think we could all have a lot of fun submitting favorite reactions of those "not in the know" when we tell them our title! 9:08 AM Chris said. Eventually, she asks you what you do for work. think.
Unofficial eLearning Salary Survey 2009
Learn and Lead
JUNE 27, 2009
Launching the Unofficial Salary Survey for eLearning / Content Development Jobs in India for year 2009. Click Unofficial eLearning Salary Survey of India 2009 to participate in the survey. will publish the findings on my blog here sometime in August. There's nothing official about this survey. The survey is not based on responses by companies but based on responses provided by you, the employee. This survey is not associated with any organization. The survey is anonymous.
Yesterday's blog post
Learning with e's
MAY 27, 2011
But are you as good as your last blog? Does yesterday's blog post still hold currency or must you continually press forward to write better, to expand on your ideas and elaborate your understanding of your subject? But some old ideas are fine, and the great thing about academic blogging is that the more you write, the greater will be the repository of content you have written.
Great Year End ReCap
DECEMBER 28, 2009
This time of year there are many recaps of blog postings and reflections on the "year in blogs." One good site to check out is ASTD's Learning Circuits Blog Big Question for December. So have some fun and enjoy a visual recap of Zaid's year of blogging, you learn a few things and have some fun! __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. It contains a number of great postings about what bloggers have learned this year. Another great year end post was done by Zaid Ali Alsagoff over at ZaidLearn.
Our Top 10 Learning Tools 2009
JUNE 4, 2009
We decided to contribute to the 2009 list by sending in our own list of Top 10 Tools for Learning Professionals. The best thing about this tool is the support available on forums and blogs. Google Reader (and numerous blogs): Blogs have been a huge source of information, as well as a big influencer, about anything new in recent times. I get a chance to learn from the gurus and sometimes interact with them. have my favorite blogs (about 20 of them) on Google Reader which makes it easier to keep up with the latest posts. 3. Our team just loves it. 3.
Some Posts About Web 2.0 and Informal Learning
OCTOBER 19, 2009
Extends Class Informal Learning: Structuring a Blog Some informal learning resources Wiki or a Blog? Here are some posts about the various uses of Web 2.0 in corporate settings. Web 2.0 and SharePoint Pedia Palooza A Pharmaceutical Leveraging Web 2.0 --In a Big Way The Right Place to Find Help: ASTD's Big Question Tear Down the Walls: Web 2.0 Creating a Vibrant Learning Community Embracing Informal Learning (Whitepaper) __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. Web 2.0
Sneak Peak at Virtual World Images for Learning in 3D
DECEMBER 18, 2009
It is in its early stages but we are looking forward to the unveiling in January along with the Blog book tour that starts on January 11th. One of the exciting things about working on the Learning in 3D book is that we are going to have a space for the book and some of its content in a 3D world. Here are some sneak peaks at the concept. The introduction area and place to meet. Overview of areas which will show examples of the 3D archetypes. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.
Seeking Some Assistance and Advice
DECEMBER 3, 2009
One idea is the blog book tour but.we am looking for more ideas other social media, physical media or other channels. As you may know in January 2010 (around the 19th or so) my new book co-authored with Tony O'Driscoll is being published. The book, Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension to Enterprise Learning and Collaboration is about using 3D virtual immersive environments for learning and collaboration. Learn more about the book here. Leveraging the "wisdom of crowds" we am seeking your input and ideas on how to conduct a viral marketing campaign for the book.
Co-Author Speaking at 3D Life Science 2010 Event in Malvern, PA
DECEMBER 21, 2009
However, if you let them know you saw my blog post on the topic.you'll receive an invite. On January 19th, 2010. Tony O'Driscoll (my co-author and partner in 3D) will be presenting at an event co-sponsored by Microsoft and ProtonMedia. The event will be moderated by a top life sciences industry personality, and will feature several surprise guests, the panel will discuss how pharma organizations are using innovative (some would say radical) collaboration technologies to out-think and out-sell their competitors in today's exceedingly competitive environment.
Posts that Influenced Me in 2009
JANUARY 1, 2010
That pondering took me back to all the blog posts by various bloggers that have most influenced my thought process and my posts in 2009. Understanding Homophily on the Web (Bamboo Project: this blog was also my discovery of 2009) What did I learn: The Internet encourages the coming together of like minds. Tags: Blogs Reading Reflection Personal and Cynefin 13.
Conflicting personas: social media as an ‘AND’ role (initially titled ‘AND’ job which is entirely inappropriate, even for this blog)
DECEMBER 29, 2009
You can teach people instructional design without having an instructional design blog but I don’t think it’s as easy to teach people ‘business 2.0′ You know one of those brief tweets or status updates that can easily be lifted from bigger, continuous conversations you’re having with online friends and followers? Out of context stuff. Poor partygirl99. Wha???
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Better Learning Games
APRIL 9, 2009
Thursday, April 09, 2009 Building Better Learning Games Interested in building casual games for your learners? Read on for notes from a webinar today, April 9, 2009: Building Better Learning Games: Leveraging Game Design and User Testing for Results Our hosts today: Enspire Learning (Ben Katz) Doorways to Dreams D2D -- financial entertainment. Focus on casual video games. Assessment.
Top 100 Learning Game Resources
JUNE 24, 2009
While doing so, I documented a few of the better ones. I’d been mulling posting these to the blog. Building Better Learning Games- Learning Visions, April 9, 2009. Serious Games Blog. Marc Prensky - Twitch Speed, June 17, 2009. Using computer games in education- ThirdForce Blog, January 30, 2009. Digital games and learning gains (PDF), June 17, 2009.
4 Simple Tips for Recording High-Quality Audio
JUNE 2, 2009
This blog post is a good start, but it’s just the beginning. Tidbits: I’m at the ASTD 2009 International Conference & Exposition this week. Good audio is critical to your elearning success. You might be a great instructional designer and create the most engaging courses possible. But it all falls apart if the audio quality in your course is not very good. But that’s just me.