From TalentLMS by John Laskaris
Parents have Facebook to post photos of their kids. Fans have Twitter to get their daily gossip. Teenagers have SnapChat to exchange self-destructing instant messages.
Enterprises and professionals have blogs. A good blog can be a window to a whole industry, and the eLearning industry is no exception.
The key word here is “good” ― and in being able to separate the signal from the noise. This is where we come in, to hand you our definitive list of the top 10 eLearning bloggers for 2015.
When was the last time you visited an influential eLearning blog? If you are a frequent reader of elearning blogs, just like we are, then you have definitely visited one or more of the following blogs and probably follow them on Twitter as well!
Who are the most influential eLearning bloggers to follow in 2015?
Let’s find out…
1. Cathy Moore blog.cathy-moore.com
Cathy Moore is an internationally recognized speaker and writer dedicated to saving the world from boring instruction. She’s a passionate advocate for improving business performance by respecting and deeply challenging people. Her advice and designs have been used by organizations that include Pfizer, the US army, and the National Health Service. She’s the creator of the action mapping model of training design used to improve performance by companies worldwide. Cathy’s writing and design have won awards and she’s served as a design competition judge. Through her blog, she shares ideas with more than 11,000 international subscribers.
Follow her on Twitter, at @catmoore
2. Christopher Pappas elearningindustry.com
Christopher Pappas is the founder of The eLearning Industry Network. Currently, the eLearning Industry has a network of more than 250,000 professionals involved in the eLearning Industry and runs a number of sites. He is also an EduTechpreneur, eLearning Analyst, Speaker and Social Media Addict.
Follow him on Twitter, at @cpappas
3. Ryan Tracey ryan2point0.wordpress.com
Ryan Tracey is the eLearning Manager at a well-known financial services organization in Australia. He is also an Editorial Board Member for eLearn Magazine, a moderator for Lrnchat and a co-organizer of Third Place in Sydney. He has worked in corporate eLearning for over a decade, following several years in the higher education market. Ryan holds a Master’s degree in Learning Sciences and Technology from the University of Sydney. He is a regular contributor to industry magazines and he has won a bunch of training awards.
Follow him on Twitter, at @ryantracey
4. Janet Clarey janetclarey.com
Janet Clarey is the managing director of The eLearning Guild Academy. Her background is in corporate learning and development where she worked on various learning technology platform implementations, technical training, curriculum development and instructional design. As director of The eLearning Guild Academy, Janet strives to help fellow learning professionals make sense of the changing learning environment. In her current role, she is responsible for the development of Guild Academy to provide a comprehensive curriculum of courses and certificate programs for training and learning technologies professionals around the world.
Follow her on Twitter, at @jclarey
5. David Hopkins dontwasteyourtime.co.uk
David Hopkins is an eLearning Consultant at Warwick Business School and author of 3 eLearning books. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Association of Learning Technology, while he has been awarded the certification of accreditation to the Association for Learning Technology (CMALT). He started his Technology Enhanced Learning Blog to publish his thoughts and to engage with educators, facilitators,technicians, designers, etc, as he enjoys working in this evolving environment of development in theories, pedagogy, and approaches to ‘learning’.
Follow him on Twitter, at @hopkinsdavid
6. Connie Malamed theelearningcoach.com
Connie Malamed is an eLearning, information and visual designer. She has a Master’s Degree in Instructional Design & Technology and many years of experience in the trenches. The eLearning Coach is where she shares actionable strategies, practical content, product reviews and resources to help you design, develop and understand online learning.
Follow her on Twitter, at @elearningcoach
7. Jane Bozarth bozarthzone.com
Jane Bozarth is the eLearning coordinator for the North Carolina, USA, and Office of State Personnel. She is the author of a number of eLearning books, a popular conference speaker and is frequently found at both live and online international events. She also serves as one of the moderators of the popular weekly Twitter event #lrchat. She describes herself on her Twitter profile as a rabid, feral, and tribal learner. World’s Oldest Millenial, Positive Deviant, and Constructive Heretic.
Follow her on Twitter, at @JaneBozarth
8. John Leh talentedlearning.com
John Leh is the CEO and Lead Analyst at Talented Learning, LLC. John is an LMS selection consultant and eLearning industry blogger focused on helping organizations plan and implement technology strategies that support extended enterprise learning. John has almost 20 years of experience in the LMS industry, having served as a trusted adviser to more than 100 learning organizations with a total technology spend of more than $50 million. John helps organizations define their business case, identify requirements, short list vendors, write and manage the RFP and negotiate a great deal.
Follow him on Twitter, at @JohnLeh
9. Tom Kuhlmann articulate.com/rapid-elearning
Tom Kuhlmann is the host of The Rapid E-Learning Blog and he is passionate about learning and technology. Tom has over 20 years of experience in the training industry where he has developed hundreds of hours of eLearning and managed eLearning and training projects at Capital One, Washington Mutual, and Weyerhaeuser. He has a Master’s in Education Technology from Pepperdine and currently he runs the user community for Articulate with a focus on building a passionate community of rapid eLearning developers.
Follow him on Twitter as @tomkuhlmann.
10. Craig Weiss elearninfo247.com
Craig Weiss is an e-learning analyst, consultant and advisor whose firm E-Learning 24/7 provides services to buyers and suppliers in the e-learning industry. He has been named the most influential person in the world for eLearning (2015). Craig writes the E-Learning 24/7 blog which is read weekly in 154 countries, territories and colonial territories.
Follow him on Twitter, at @diegoinstudio