8 Top Elearning Blogs You Don’t Want to Miss

Written by Gabe Anderson — Posted in E-Learning Industry

If your work day is anything like mine, it’s a delicate balancing act of taking in an endless stream of digital information coming at you faster than you can ask yourself how to create engaging elearning.


How do you take your elearning news? Do you have lots of browser or del.icio.us bookmarks? Perhaps you use a start page like iGoogle or netvibes.

Last year I posted a list of The 19 Best Elearning Blogs (still one of the most popular entries on this blog). Back in July, I wrote about a Training Blogs Portal, which aggregates a number of elearning resources in one Pageflakes environment.

Today I want to highlight some of the top elearning blogs in the elearning world (in no particular order), as well as share with you a live feed of all the elearning blogs on my Google Reader radar (look beneath the list).

8 Top Elearning Blogs You Don’t Want to Miss

  1. The Rapid eLearning Blog
    My former customer and current colleague Tom Kuhlmann provides practical, real-world elearning tips. And people love ’em. His subscriber count has skyrocketed past the 12,000 mark. His development tips shouldn’t be missed. See what all the fuss is about — and get a free elearning ebook while you’re at it.
  2. eLearning Technology
    Elearning blogger extraordinaire, Tony Karrer is one of the most frequent bloggers in the industry, always doing an excellent job of linking to other popular elearning blogs, so reading him regularly makes me feel like I never miss any of the other great conversations. He also does a lot of in-depth research and analysis, which he shares publicly on his blog (for example, LMS RFP).
  3. elearnspace
    George Siemens does a great job consolidating a lot of content about “learning, networks, knowledge, technology, community.”
  4. Clive on Learning
    The man behind the 30-minute masters wiki, Clive Shepherd’s blog provides great insight on trends in the industry — from a UK vantage point across the pond. I also featured Clive’s work in this recent post: Kineo & Clive: 60-Minute Masters for SMEs.
  5. Corporate eLearning Development
    Brent’s blog about corporate elearning and gaming is still going strong following his recent employment by The Elearning Guild. His blog highlights much of the research done by the Guild.
  6. Stephen’s Web ~ OLDaily
    With focus on the education elearning space, Stephen posts more often than just about anyone in my feed. If it’s news in the EDU elearning world, Stephen’s on it. And you can see his elearning feeds, too.
  7. Making Change – Elearning development & design ideas
    Cathy Moore blogs regularly about how to “create lively, powerful elearning.” She uses lots of examples and imagery, and her recent post about Elearning examples was oft linked to throughout the elearning blogosphere.
  8. Presentation Zen
    Garr Reynolds’ blog provides a wealth of great content and design principles for creating compelling presentations — perfect for anyone creating elearning in PowerPoint. In fact, one of Garr’s recent posts was inspiration for Tom’s blog entry this week, What Steve Jobs Can Teach You About Designing E-Learning.

Below is a live list of all the elearning feeds I read regularly — pulled directly from my Google Reader, which is even so kind as to build a special elearning feeds page for me:

Tony also did a recent post on some of the newer elearning blogs he’s seen pop up.

Reminder: The free online conference, Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovations, starts today!

7 responses to “8 Top Elearning Blogs You Don’t Want to Miss”


Gabe, thanks for including me in your list. I’m honored! And I’d like to second your recommendation for the Corporate Learning conference that started today. Tony Karrer’s presentation gave a thought-provoking overview of web 2.0 technologies, and there are many more presentations to come. And it’s free!

Cathy Moore // Posted at 3:29 pm on November 15th, 2007

Sure thing, Cathy! Keep up the great work. 🙂

I also enjoyed Tony’s initial session in the online conference today. Everything seemed to work incredibly well, including the vibrant text chat during the session.

gabe // Posted at 4:28 pm on November 15th, 2007

“How do you take your elearning news?”

I get all my RSS feeds via NetNewsWire on my iMac (equivalent to NewsGator on the PC) and via the NewsGator mobile website on my iPhone. The NewsGator mobile site is beautifully formatted for the iPhone, and the NetNewsWire/NewsGator combo keeps all my reading synced between my iPhone, my laptop, and my desktop computer, and NetNewsWire is much more robust and efficient (hey, every second counts) than Google reader. It’s a great way to keep a constant flood of information (mostly) manageable.

I can’t wait to check out some of the new e-learning blogs listed here…

ChrisW // Posted at 1:38 pm on November 19th, 2007

Gabe–Thanks for this. I was leading a chat at an e-learning conference a couple of weeks ago and one of the participants asked about how to find relevant blogs. I will point her to this posting. (And glad to see that http://blog.missiontolearn.com is on your reading list!)–Jeff

Jeff Cobb // Posted at 7:40 am on November 21st, 2007

Thanks for your perspective, Chris!

And glad to hear the timing of this post was good relative to your conference, Jeff! Thanks, too, for the plug on your blog to this post.

gabe // Posted at 5:34 pm on December 6th, 2007

thank you Gabe
me and all our e-learning team in Oman reading from your blog
we hope to see more and more new here.

Adnan // Posted at 2:52 pm on December 11th, 2007

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