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Articulate E-Learning Heroes
As Kathy Sierra so eloquently points out in her book, Badass, Making Users Awesome, one of the best ways to be the best is by making users of your product the best. Articulate does this through fabulous support and service to their users. Even if you don’t use their products, you’ll learn so much through the E-Learning Heros site. These guys rock and it’s because they know how to put their users first. There are tons of resources here for anyone involved in eLearning.
ATD Science of Learning https://www.td.org/Publications/Blogs/Science-of-Learning-Blog,
Learning & Development Blog https://www.td.org/Publications/Blogs/L-and-D-Blog, and
Learning Technologies Blog https://www.td.org/Publications/Blogs/Learning-Technologies-Blog
You know you need to keep up, right?
Cathy Moore’s Blog
Cathy Moore shows people how to build valuable eLearning and provides workshops and many resources. Her action-mapping techniques help build the eLearning you need, rather than bloated or wasteful eLearning that tends to waste time and money.
The eLearning Coach
Connie Malamed’s site provides a wealth of information about all aspects of eLearning, including graphics and visuals (her specialty) and eLearning design.
A compendium of what’s happening in corporate learning and eLearning around the Web.
Jane Hart’s Top 100 Tools for Learning
Each year, Jane Hart, founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies (C4LPT), compiles an Annual Learning Tools Survey from the votes of international learning professionals. She defines a learning tool as “software or online tools or services that you use either for your own personal or professional learning, for teaching or training, or for creating e-learning.”
In addition to a great place to start discovering what tools learning professionals think are most important, this site shows how learning professionals see tools’ importance changing over time.
Will at Work Learning
This is Dr. Will Thalheimer’s blog. He discusses important topics related to corporate learning and learning research. At his blog you will find links to his Work-Learning Research site. This is one of the best places to keep up on cognitive learning research. Twitter: @WillWorkLearn
Free resources you should know about:
My local county library, the Arapahoe Library District, provides free access for patrons with an Arapahoe County, Colorado library card to Lynda.com business, software, technology and creative skills training through this link http://arapahoelibraries.org/lynda . Check your library and see if you have access!