My 15 favourite Australian e-learning bloggers
I’m still unsure as to whether this is the blogosphere’s version of a chain letter, but in any case it gives me a good excuse to:
A) Thank Fay for her support, and
B) Promote other bloggers.
According to the VBA Rules I’m supposed to nominate 15 bloggers whom I have recently discovered or follow regularly.
Since there are literally scores of bloggers who might fit this bill, I have decided to narrow down my criteria to Australian bloggers who write predominantly about e-learning (or something related).
Here they are in alphabetical order…
Anne Bartlett-Bragg – Anne probably doesn’t know this, but she opened my eyes to the power of wikis at a conference in Sydney many years ago. Since then, she has joined Dachis Group where she and James Dellow write about social business on the Headshift blog.
Alison Bickford – Alison is an e-learning consultant with loads of experience in the government and corporate sectors. She extends her consulting wisdom via the Connect Thinking blog and helps other e-learning professionals via the E-Learning Academy.
Matt Blackstock – Matt is a learning professional who likes to produce. I keep up with his thoughts and ideas on his Virtual Lore blog.
Sophie Carter – Sophie is an up-and-coming HR superstar. I love following her journey via her Towards Erudition blog.
Stephen Colman – To be perfectly honest, I only stumbled upon Steve’s musings after his employer and mine merged and he started banging on about stuff on Yammer. He has clever insight on a range of issues, as his Long Straws blog attests.
Ross Dawson – Anyone interested in futurism will know Ross and his Trends in the Living Networks blog.
Michael Eury – Michael is a learning designer who thinks deeply about his craft. Open your mind at his Stickylearning blog.
Sally Foley-Lewis – Sally focuses on manager training at her Fast Track Manager Productivity blog. How is this relevant? Managers are often my target audience.
Debora Gallo – Debora is a passionate L&D professional who has defected to the dark side (higher ed). Her e-bites blog provides an honest account of her experiences.
Glenn Hansen – Glenn is an organisational and people development consultant with a psychology background. His What’s in my head today? blog reinforces the connection between learning and performance.
Jeevan Joshi, Robert Spence, Robin Petterd, Kevin Sinclair and Nicola Atkinson – I’ve lumped these learning pro’s together because, along with myself and pommy Mike Collins, they all contribute to the Learning Cafe. This community promotes thought leadership in L&D.
Wendy Phillips – Wendy develops e-learning at one of the biggest telcos in the Asia-Pacific region. Her “occasional mutterings” on her Noticed blog are painfully familiar.
Craig Simon – Craig is the Managing Director of Purple Learning, and he knows his stuff when it comes to engaging e-learning. He has recently started to share his wisdom via the Purple Blog.
Kerrie Smith – Kerrie is an education aficionado and the author of several blogs. I notice she hasn’t updated Smik’s Learning Space lately, and I hope that will change soon.
Mark Smithers – Mark is an educational technologist at a big university in a city that thinks it’s better than Sydney. In spite of this, I tend to agree with everything he says on his Learning and Educational Technology in Higher Education blog.
Sue Waters – Sue writes The Edublogger with Texas-based Ronnie Burt. Their target audience is teachers in the K-12 sector, but much of their writing is relevant to the corporate sector too.
Penny Wheeler – I suspect Penny is a member of Mensa. Penny’s joy in writing might as well be called Ryan’s joy in reading.
Robert Wilkins – I consider Rob a mentor. He hasn’t ruminated much on his Ruminations of a Learning and Development Professional blog lately, but when he does I guarantee it will be gold.
James Williams – James is a social media specialist, and he’s not afraid to share his extensive knowledge on his James Williams blog.
Tony Wilson – Tony is a high performance expert, and to me that’s what learning is all about. His Tony Wilson blog inspires me.
“Hang on” I hear you say, “That’s more than 15 bloggers!”
Ah, sue me.
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