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I.D. Blog Review

The Rapid E-Learning Blog

This blog is written by Tom Kuhlman who is closely associated with Articulate. He has a big following, with over 78 thousand subscribers, as well as people who Tweet and post his writing on their own social media. This would be an excellent place to gain some credibility in front of such a large professional industry audience, by offering useful comments to his writing. Every article in this website is designed to help eLearning professionals create more effective learning with everything from PowerPoint to Adobe software. The articles often have interesting, if not entertaining, pictures such as these crows, and ideas easy enough to use immediately. I believe Tom works for Articulate in some form, so keep that in mind as you read. However, this is not enough to cause any alarm because his ideas are all designed to help you become a stronger eLearning professional. Regardless of what Articulate sells, it benefits everyone if eLearning professionals create useful and effective learning for their clients and students. http://www.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/

Learning Solutions Magazine

This is an excellent online news magazine/industry publication that is well organized, full of relevant information, and offers consistently updated content. While some of the information is subscription only, there are many free resources. This website also contains links and information about conferences, industry software, and learning opportunities in the form of Webinars and classes. I believe a news site like this is important for both the information and to help enculturate new I.D.’s into the field by looking at what the insiders use for resources and software. The article on mLearncon: 2011 details and reviews the conference as well as shows pictures of the different events. For a new Instructional Designer, this website offers an inside look into the hot topics and learning opportunities for those in the field and provides an invaluable inside look.  http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/

Experience E-Learning by Christy Tucker

This blog’s author, Christy Tucker, is very empathetic towards new I.D.’s and offers lots of great, straight advice to newcomers in the industry. Christy is also very active on discussion boards and LinkedIn, offering advice geared towards beginning an I.D. career. If you scroll through her posts, you will notice lots of advice for practitioners beginning I.D. careers. Her advice is straightforward and she is well connected to the industry. This blog is like the good friend you want to have with the inside track. This blog has a living personality that is friendly to commentary and often invites a rich discussion on various topics. http://christytucker.wordpress.com/2007/05/26/what-does-an-instructional-designer-do/

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Discussion

4 thoughts on “I.D. Blog Review

  1. Thanks for the link and the complements. I’m in excellent company with the sites above.

    Learning Solutions Magazine should be accessible with just a free Associate membership to the eLearning Guild. Even if you don’t want to pay for one of the higher levels, the free membership with access to full articles, research, etc. is worth a few minutes to sign up.

    Posted by Christy Tucker | July 3, 2011, 7:15 PM
    • Good info Christy! This blog is for a class on Learning Theories and Instruction for the Walden University Instructional Design and Technology M.S. degree and my classmates will see this helpful info. I will post the link for my classmates on another post. You certainly prove my point about you and your blog, as you are being helpful once again! Please know that the field neophytes truly appreciate your guidance and you are a beautiful example of an educator in Instructional Design.

      Thanks so much. 🙂

      Posted by artandscienceofid | July 3, 2011, 10:34 PM
  2. Thanks for the mention. Also, be sure to take advantage of all of the free downloads in the Articulate community. You don’t need to be a customer to use them.

    Good luck with your school work. 🙂

    Posted by Tom Kuhlmann | July 4, 2011, 6:49 PM
  3. Good to know! Thanks Tom.

    Posted by artandscienceofid | July 10, 2011, 8:35 PM

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