Blogs and podcasts in e-Learning
This page provides links to some blogs and podcasts in the area of e-learning and learning in general.
Articles in alphabetical order.
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"from pixels to prose, coding to content"
Added: 19 January 2002
A weekly non-commercial "magazine"
"Please share my journey into the investigation of how to improve the procedure of known (or new) pedagogical activities for asynchronous delivery."
Added: 5 March 2005
Author is Albert Ip who is based in Australia
Added: 4 February 2004
Reviewer's Note: Views from the Bath University e-Learning team
"Carol Cooper's Eclectic musings on teaching and Learning (particularly eLearning)"
Added: 8 July 2005
Carol is based in Christchurch in New Zealand
This blog was earlier called:
It has been renamed. Please use the new URL.
Added: 24 August 2007
"Keith Burnett's blog about Maths teaching and using ILT on a practical basis"
Added: 20 April 2006
Keith teaches Maths at a Further Education College in the UK
"Devilish thoughts and outrageous opinions on e-learning and blended learning from Clive Shepherd, author, consultant and developer."
Added: 18 October 2005
As Clive puts it "Clive Shepherd has spent the past 25 years working with computers trying to make learning things happen electronically. He's still trying to figure it out."
"Brent Schlenker's BLOG reflects his thoughts based on over 10 years in the eLearning and corporate training development industry. Mr. Schlenker's passion is centered on the use of current commercial technologies as the future of learning tools: Gaming, WiKIs, Blogs, etc."
Added: 20 September 2005
Brent is based in Phoenix, Arizona in the States
"Latest news, thoughts, trends, reports, and links focused on learning, instruction, and e-Learning in today's corporate world."
Added: 4 March 2005
The author is Jenna Sweeney. Jenna is Chief Operating Officer of CramerSweeney Instructional Design, providing professional instructional design services, customized corporate training materials and custom e-learning solutions
"This site contains a series of bulletins and essays that deliberately mix up my business activities - as DJ Alchemi Ltd - and the stuff that excites me as a consumer, punter or amateur."
Added: 2 April 2004
This is the e-learning archives of David Jenning's "Individual brew of learning, culture and technology"
"After 23 years in the e-learning industry, a founder and CEO of Epic Group plc, which was sold on the stock market in late 2005, I am now free from the tyranny of employment. Board member of University for Industry, the Brighton Arts Festival, the Interactive University and SEMN. Now free to blog on whatever comes into my head!"
Added: 25 May 2006
Some great postings on e-learning subjects - from a UK perspective
"A learning designer who's been in the industry for 8 years. I have a love of e-learning, usability, psychology & all sorts of design. Oh, I also have ideas...LOTS OF IDEAS"
Added: 22 October 2003
A new e-learning blog
"Musings and Discoveries by the EDTEC 670 Learning Commmunity"
Added: 12 February 2004
This blog is part of the EDTEC 670 Exploratory Learning through Simulation and Games course run by Bernie Dodge at San Diego State University
Added: 9 April 2004
Reviewer's Note: Josie Fraser's blog. Josie is currently writing up her PhD in Social Policy at the University of York, and working full time as an information learning technologies developer at Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth 1st College in Leicester.
"EdTechPost is maintained by Scott Leslie, an educational technology researcher"
Added: 14 December 2003
A well-considered (and well-respected) blog on educational technology issues
"The Education Podcast Network is an effort to bring together into one place, the wide range of podcast programming that may be helpful to teachers looking for content to teach with and about, and to explore issues of teaching and learning in the 21st century."
Added: 7 March 2006
Most of the producers of these programs are educators, who have found an avenue through which they can share their knowledge, insights, and passions for teaching and learning and for the stories that they relish and teach
"eBNis acollaborative ofteachers and organizationsusing weblogs in education. Its purpose is to help its members, kindergarten through university, to access and use weblog technology for the teaching of writing and reading across the disciplines. The network provides a forum for educational professionals who use weblogs, an array of opportunities for teachers to continue their professional growth, and a framework for cooperation to deal with issues that affect the integration of weblog and other digital technologies into teaching and learning."
Added: 9 February 2004
In addition to the blogs, there are also a lot of useful resources on blogging
"Cluster of sites built around the use of of educational blogs from k through Edu."
Added: 8 September 2003
"Educational weblogs, praxis and digital tools"
"plain-talking technology reviews for teachers"
Added: 6 February 2005
"edugadget is edited by Steve Brooks, a secondary teacher. He is not a programmer, a network expert, etc. He just likes technology and thinks it has an important role in the classroom."
Updated: 12 May 2005
Blog by Dave Lee who describes himself as "a learning professional who's been doing elearning for 9 years - a dinosaur in this profession!"
"Daily blog articles related to brain-based learning and education, learning differences, and learning disabilities, including gifted and visual learners, autism, dyslexia, attention deficit disorders, sensory, visual, or auditory processing difficulties and more."
Added: 6 February 2005
"Drs. Fernette and Brock Eide are physician-parents with a national referral practice for children with learning difficulties. They are strong advocates for neurologically-based approaches to learning and learning differences."
"A collaborative forum for elearning designers to submit innovative solutions to topics that are challenging to teach online. Submit your own topics for peer discussion too."
Added: 28 July 2004
Ron Lubensky the author explains the idea: "I began to look for ways to spread my wings and bring creativity back into my craft. I'd been looking at weblogs and wondering how I could apply them to learning. Most of us work quite independently within our organisations or as freelancers. Then I realised that I could use a weblog as a collaborative forum to enhance our own experience as e-learning designers. The idea of a challenge was born."
"A news site dedicated to items of interest in the e-Learning industry, including: Industry news, Academic news, Software and tools, Standards and more."
Added: 29 October 2003
A blog from Gord Mackenzie
"The Blog offers unbiased features of the actual e-learning industry in India. The blog is by an e-learning professional who is concerned about the major flaws in e-learning companies in India."
Added: 11 January 2006
Author is Asim Choudhury, a senior communication professional based in New Delhi
Added: 12 January 2003
An e-learning blog from Denmark - some entries in English others in Danish
"Daily Links to Corporate Learning, Community Building, Instructional Design, Knowledge Management, Personalization and more."
Updated: 21 February 2003
This blog has been around for some time. It provides daily links to new resources connected with e-learning plus some other interesting articles.
Maish is the Chief Editor of elearningpost, at elearnspace, 2003
Added: 21 February 2003
George Siemens talks to Maish about the past and future of the elearningpost
Updated: 24 June 2005
The author of the elearnspace blog is George Siemens. He is an instructor at the Red River College in Canada, and has his finger on the pulse.
Tony Karrer's ongoing discussion of eLearning Technology.
Added: 9 February 2006
Dr. Tony Karrer is considered one of the top technologists in e-Learning and Performance Support and is particularly known for his consulting, writing and speaking on "ePerformance."
"enterRETAINment is the convergence of e-learning, entertainment, and marketing that is story driven, entertaining and engages the audience. The blog shares storytelling tips, techniques, processes that can be applied to e-learning."
Added: 19 July 2007
Blog by Craig Dadoly's, his mission is to make e-learning fun by incorporating enterRETAINment into the mix!
"Understand e-learning, online learning, and distance learning. Find out about instructional design (ADDIE), learning objects, and supporting technologies. This blog addesses adult learning and best practices for adult education and training."
Added: 27 March 2005
Author is Gray Harriman. Blog is part of the larger website: E-Learning Resources
Added: 2 April 2004
e-Learning entries on Rainer Langenhan's blog. The blog is written in German.
"A blog dedicated to the educational and creative uses of the handheld computer in the K-12 environment." Kathy Shrock
Added: 5 January 2004
A new weblog from the owner of the well known and respected websites: Kathy Shrock's Guide for Educators
Check out the weblog every day and keep up-to-date on the latest news and information about flexible, netbased learning and teaching. Links to the best web pages on the internet, articles etc. and conferences and seminars about e-learning
Added: 24 August 2007
"Reflections and insights on elearning strategies and instructional technology design by Ferdinand Krauss"
Added: 21 March 2004
Ferdinand is an instructional designer at the University of Toronto
"This blog is exists to provide information about e-learning, ICT, ILT and IT within Islington. Over time a variety of short articles will appear here on a wide number of topics."
Added: 31 March 2004
A e-learning blog aimed at those working in e-learning in Islington, London, UK, but containing some useful e-learning information for all
James Farmer's Online Education Weblog
Added: 23 February 2004
James is an education technologist in Melbourne, Australia
Updated: 3 January 2003
Jay Cross's weblog - rich with his thoughts on a range of (e-)learning topics - now with a new look. A must read!
"A daily item of e-learning interest from Jane Knight"
Added: 4 July 2006
"A News Site and Online Community for Discussing Rhetoric, Technology and Pedagogy, Kairosnews is the daily news site for the ejournal Kairos. Content is both editor and reader submitted and includes topics such as literacy, open source, the Internet and blogging. Only live since March of 2002, Kairosnews already has articles and web links to over 600 resources on the web."
Added: 21 June 2002
News site and online community with a good look and feel
"List of URLs of the people I consider to have the most essential RSS feeds in edublogging right now - selected on the grounds of active blogging, tied to the quality and relevance of posts." Josie Fraser, EdTech UK, 21 September 2004
Updated: 27 September 2004
Contains links to 9 weblogs
"A collection of personal thoughts about learning, community and social affordances for knowledge creation"
Added: 26 January 2004
A blog by Denham Grey, a" KnowledgeManagement consultant from Indianapolis with a passion for virtual teams, knowledge ecology, communities of practice, distance learning and building corporate memory".
"This blog has articles and publications based on learner studies, research, and best practices in eLearning. It discusses various learning issues and provides solutions best practices."
Added: 17 October 2006
All articles are written by members of the Kern Communications' research team.
"An up to the minute news service on all things ICT in education."
Added: 16 May 2005
Site also includes podcasts
"Directory of educational and instructional podcasts aimed to promote the use of audio and video podcasting learning materials for personal and professional development".
Added: 06 February 2007
Contains a variety of podcast learning content
"The Otter Group's Learning 2.0 Tip of the Week podcast. Kathleen Gilroy, Founder and CEO of The Otter Group, offers her weekly insights on learning in the world of Web 2.0."
Added: 6 November 2005
This is the first in a series of podcasts on the subject of Learning 2.0.
"Learning Circuits Blog is dedicated to sharing ideas and opinions about the state of learning and technology. ***Please use it to launch trial balloons,debate with others, and challenge assumptions. ***Join us in sharing pointers to new and interesting stuff. ***Continue the discussion of issues raised in Learning Circuits. ***Raise questions you'd like the Learning Circuits community to answer.
Updated: 9 April 2005
Recently relaunched, with a new Blogmeister, Dave Lee
"My journey to understand what life will be in year 2020 and how we should prepare our next generation to cope with life at 2020."
Added: 5 March 2005
Author is Albert Ip, based in Australia
" Learnlets is a blog capturing Clark Quinn's learnings about learning. He is an independent consultant applying cognitive design to the development of technology support for working smart, which covers a multitude of sinsincluding strategic use of IT, mobile, games, performance support, and more."
Added: 3 February 2006
Clark works through Quinnovation, and is the author of Engaging Learning: Designing e-Learning Simulation Games.
Josie Fraser's Moodle blog: "where you'll find primarily news and resource based posts for people interested in or working with Moodle. I am currently managing a project which will see the Moodle platform supporting learning and facilitating communities across five Leicestershire Colleges. So this blog will be of use to our localised community in the first instance, but I hope will be of interest to and make a positive contribution towards the wider Moodle community.
Added: 29 April 2005
Josie is an educational technologist working in the UK
"The Moodle Journal is a blog describing the highs, lows, successes and failures in deploying a VLE as part of our elearning programme at Bromley College."
Added: 17 August 2005
The Moodle Journal blog is the news and views component of Barry Spencer's MoodleTraining website that can be found at www.moodletraining.org.uk
"Multiple Choice brings together educators who are leading the way in building secure online learning and testing environments at schools and universities across North America. Our sponsor is Software Secure, developer of technology that secures the computing environment from cheating and digital distractions."
Added: 23 May 2005
You can participate by commenting, contributing a guest post or becoming a Multiple Choice blogger.
"This Blog was started as a resource for a project to increase the use of E-learning as a tool for teachers of literacy, numeracy and ESOL. I try to highlight simple and effective solutions and point users towards the best resources on the net."
Added: 18 May 2005
The author, Nigel Davies, is based in Lichfield in the UK
"The OLDaily is produced by Stephen Downes. Stephen is a senior research officer at the National Research Council of Canada. Every day he provides half a dozen or so daily links to e-learning resources"
Updated: 20 June 2005
Presented with Stephen's inimitable style - actually a newsletter with an RSS feed.
"An occasional, formal weblog, set up to host links and short commentaries on interesting educational web sites. I'll use this space as a means of formulating my own thoughts on online learning - every so often, I'llwrite a couple of paragraphs on a specific subject and post themhere." Colin Milligan
Added: 20 July 2001
A weblog from the Learning technology advisor at ICBL, Heriot Watt
"We are confronted with the challenge of keeping up with the changing technologies and related developments in higher education, distance education, and online learning. For years, I have scanned the news daily for items of relevance in the field of new
Added: 18 July 2001
Two useful weblogs in the area of e-learning by an eminent academic
"Covering topics related to e-learning, training and knowledge in Europe."
Added: 22 August 2002
A new blog that carries news about e-learning in Europe. Sponsor of the site is VNU Learning, an affiliate of VNU Business Media
"Helping students find the best online education they need."
Added: 7 August 2004
Author is Michael Standaert of Creative Weblogging Ltd
This is the PLE project at Bolton University, working towards defining the tools for personal learning. The project is being funded by JISC and carried out by CETIS
Added: 14 May 2005
The PLE project team at CETIS is currently working on developing the definition, scope and a reference model for PLEs
"A UK-based podcast directory for educators with selected educational podcasts in subject areas to support learning by children and young people. Selected podcasts created and produced by learners in schools and colleges are also listed."
Added: 18 March 2006
Educators can access educational content in over 2,000 podcasts, with search facilities to locate podcasts in subject areas.
Albert Ip's random rumbling during his journey through the E-Learning wonderLand."
Added: 16 September 2004
Albert, from Australia, wrote the Fablusi software and is "actively trying to convince people to use this powerful pedagogical strategy." (http://www.fablusi.com/)
"Where common sense is spoken about workplace learning"
Added: 13 May 2005
A blog from Ted Cocheu, CEO of Altus Learning Systems and Board of Directors of eLearning Forum
"A regularly updated educational technology and elearning blog with a variety of creative views and ideas."
Added: 20 April 2005
Scott writes: "After ten years directly working on elearning and the intersection of Education and Technology in all its facets I thought I would take the time to give back some ideas to the broader community."
Added: 27 July 2002
Reviewer's Note: A meta-weblog on weblogging in education
"Published by the Learning Resources Unit of the British Columbia Institute of Technology to support and recognize innovative practice in distributed learning at BCIT, and in the greater educational community."
Added: 21 May 2002
The use of a blog in staff development
"independent news, views and support"
Added: 13 June 2005
Skype Journal is an independent publication maintained by Mosoci LLC
"The Synapsys weblog (blog) is a repository of articles, documents and links that reflect our intellectual and philosophical journey through the world of blended learning, eLearning and knowledge management. Information is organised by theme, and is searchable."
Added: 3 November 2004
Synapsys is an innovative and responsive group of professionals dedicated to transforming client organizations, working with organisations in New Zealand, Australia and the US.
"Written by Eva Kaplan-Leiserson, an associate editor at ASTD (the American Society for Training and Development), the T+D Blog covers training, learning, business, and technology topics. It also includes links to relevant content from T+D (Training and Development) magazine, Learning Circuits, and other ASTD publications and services."
Added: 4 May 2005
v2.0 of the T+D blog officially launched May 2005
"Online teacher resources for the discriminating educator."
Added: 11 September 2004
Author is Jeff Field, an educator in the US
"Trends, Observations, and Information about e-Learning and Web-based Training"
Added: 23 June 2005
Dave Boggs is CEO of SyberWorks
"A blog and online resource that seeks to highlight the latest and greatest in the eLearning and training industry, as well as a unique look into this growing industry through the eyes, and experiences of one of its salesmen!"
Added: 14 March 2004
A new (e-)learning blog
Added: 16 May 2006
Reviewer's Group: A number of blogs here: Learning 2.0, E-Learning, Podcasting, etc
"Lisa Galarneau started this blog to talk about relevancy, irrelevancy and how to make the world a more relevant place."
Added: 2 May 2004
includes postings about learning, but not limited to it
Added: 21 February 2004
A weblog dedicated to social networks and social software
"How to learn for free on the web. In collaboration with textbookrevolution.org"
Added: 19 May 2006
Ideas for free learning resources
Updated: 12 August 2005
Timsoft's e-learning weblog. In Romanian (and English).
"UThink is available to the faculty, staff, and students of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, and is intended to support teaching and learning, scholarly communication, and individual expression for the U of M community."
Added: 10 May 2004
Launched quietly at the beginning of May, UThink is a blogging facility for students at University of Minnesota
"Weblogg-ed is maintained by me, Will Richardson, a teacher at Hunterdon Central Regional High School in beautiful Flemington, NJ .. It's my place to collect ideas for weblogs in the classroom, to ask questions to the teacher weblogging community, and to reflect on my teaching. It's also intended to be a clearninghouse for sites and issues relating to weblogs in education."
Updated: 25 January 2003
An excellent source of information about using weblogs in education
"This collective blog / weblog is devoted to understanding the best pedagogical and other uses of weblogs and wikis in higher education."
Added: 31 May 2004
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"Our intent this week is to briefly survey the uses of Weblogs in education, with passing reference to pros and cons, problems and issues; the adoption of Weblogs by librarians is a related topicwhich really deserves separate treatment." Kevin Cox, Web Tools Newsletter
Added: 28 July 2002
A round-up of some of the recent reviews about blogging in education as well as some links to some interesting edublogs