40 Top Elearning Blogs: Essential Reading For L&D Professionals

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The world doesn’t stand still and neither does Elearning. Every day there are new articles, case studies, products and research reports. It can be hard to keep up but one way is to track the top elearning blogs.

These blog authors make it their business to review what is happening in the industry and to review new ideas and developments. They act like your very own research team, keeping you briefed and saving you time. They also create some thought provoking content.

We have set out below 40 of the best elearning blogs that you should make part of your continuous learning curriculum.

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You could visit each of these, every day. If you’ve got 2 hours to spare every morning. Or, you can see the latest articles published by these 40 blogs in a single briefing here:

Latest articles published by top elearning blogs

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We have not included the prolific ELearning Industry site run by Chris Pappas in our list. This is a curated publishing site rather than a blog as such. Over 300 respected authors write for the site, and it publishes over 200 posts a month.  The blogs we have listed here generally publish once a week, some more and some less.  We do recommend the ELearning Industry site and we have also created a separate briefing here where you can see all the latest articles published by ElearningIndustry.com.

The 40 Top Elearning Blogs 

Jane Hart’s Blog

Jane’s blog is always fresh, challenging and forward thinking. Jane’s focus is supporting the modern learner and looking at learning, performance and collaboration.

e-Learning Provocateur

Provoking deeper Thinking, by Ryan Tracey, a member of eLearn Magazine’s editorial board. Tracey succeeds in his aim of provoking ideas about eLearning and learning more generally. Ryan shares his experience from corporate eLearning and higher education.

Harold Jarche

Harold is a deep thinker around connected leadership, social learning, communities of practice, and personal knowledge mastery. We love his Seek > Sense > Share framework.

LearnLets Blog

Clark Quinn brings a thoughtful approach to elearning. His particular interests are the intersection of learning, organizational strategy, technology, design, and wisdom.

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

David Hopkins is an eLearning Consultant at Warwick Business School. He covers everything from pedagogy to the developing role of learning technologists.

Elucidat Blog

We love the radical approach Elucidat have bought to SaaS based authoring with a real focus on ease of use. Their experienced team including Kirstie, Steve and Simon are some of the leading innovators and designers in the elearning industry.

Half an Hour Blog

This blog from Stephen Downes, a writer, philosopher, educator and journalist is always thought provoking.

Charles Jennings Blog

Charles is the Co-founder of the 70:20:10 Institute, and probably the world’s leading authority on the 70:20:10 model. Charles is a leading thinker and practitioner who always has an eye on the impact of learning on performance.

Cammy Bean’s Learning Visions

We love this blog from our former colleague Cammy who brings a sassy approach to all aspects of learning design and development.

The eLearning Coach

Instructional design  guru, Connie Malamed, shares her tips and experience on her blog.  Connie has a focus on practical content to help you design and develop effective online learning.

Fuse Blog

If you want ideas that push the boundaries then Steve Dineen and the team at Fuse are the people to look at. Their radical approach to social learning and communication is changing the shape of learning platforms.

Cathy Moore

Cathy is one of the industry’s most respected learning designers. She shares instructional design ideas that will help you develop learning for working adults.

Donald Clark Plan B 

Donald’s been challenging the status quo in learning and technology for over 20 years, and shows no sign of stopping. Always a great read on AI, VR and all matters learning.

Totara Blog

This high quality blog is written by Totara partners as well as the team. The blog covers new ideas in learning and brings an open source, disruptive approach to elearning.

Towards Maturity

This site headed by Laura Overton covers the latest in elearning industry research and includes some great case studies of elearning in action.

Activate Learning

Helen Blunden is one of the authors of this Australian blog and brings a fresh approach to learning.

BozarthZone
Jane Bozarth is an eLearning and Instructional Design expert. She shares her tips and general thoughts about the training and development industry.

Learning Solutions Magazine

Latest industry news and reviews from the eLearning Guild. If you want to know the latest in the industry this is th eplace to start.

Aconventional

A blog about learning by Nick Shackleton-Jones that consistently challenges. His resources not courses approach has changed the way many now think about learning design.

Donald Taylor’s Blog

If there was ever a man in the know about the elearning industry it is Don. He shares his thoughts on key developments in the industry. We can also recommend his Twitter feed though expect some pro-Arsenal tweets.

E-Learning Academy

This blog from Alison Bickford provides practical advice and tips to those involved in elearning design and development.

Litmos Blog

Headed by Brent Schenkler this is an active blog from the company that provides a popular learning management system.

Logic Earth Blog

Regular thought provoking content from Fiona Quigley and the team. We like the way the team takes a wider perspective, for example what can elearning learn from other industries about curation.  The team are always reflecting on new developments from Pokemon Go to new technology developments and the potential application for learning.

Allen Interactions Blog

This blog is from one of the most innovative elearning design and development companies, covering their ideas and best practice in elearning.

Roger Shank

Roger’s blog is aptly named Education Outrage. I don’t think we need to say more.

Docebo E-Learning Blog

Docebo’s blog covers all aspects of elearning from design to implementation.

Allison Rossett

Dr. Allison Rosset, is an eLearning expert and professor of Educational Technology at San Diego State University. Allison serves on the Board for the Elearning Guild and Chief Learning Officer magazine.

OpenSesame

This blog has a number of different authors covering a wide range of subjects from virtual reality to designing learning for millenials.

Social Learning Blog

This blog from Topyx, as you would expect,  is all about social learning and collaborative learning.

E-Learning Acupuncture

A blog by Eric Tremblay, scientist and Educational Developer at Queen’s University.

Learning Pool

This blog from the Learning Pool team has become very popular covering everything from industry developments to practical design tips.

Kineo

This blog from our former company Kineo shares all their latest thinking and experience from elearning design to developing engaging learning platforms.

Lumesse Blog

Regular thought provoking content from John Helmer and the team at Lumesse.

Unicorn Training Blog

A blog from the Unicorn team with a particular focus on finance and compliance elearning but covering all aspects of elearning.

Leo Learning Blog

A blog from the Leo team that includes some of the most experienced people in the industry such as Piers Lea and Mark Aberdour.

Sponge Elearning Blog

A blog from one of the friendliest teams you will meet in the elearning industry. They provide insights, interviews and practical tips.

Brightwave

This blog shares the latest thinking from Brightwave’s learning design team.

The Spicy Learning Blog

A blog from the Saffron Interactive team covering all aspects of elearning.

Latitude Learning

Insider LMS knowledge from Latitude Learning.

Upside Learning

This is a popular blog covering elearning, learning management and mobile learning.

Shift Elearning

Practical tips and design advice from this elearning tool provider.

E-Learning 24/7 Blog

This popular blog from Craig Weiss has a particular focus on Learning Management Systems.



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