This list is a result of a series of tweets, initiated by Janet Clarey who referred to a Top 50 list of educational technology blogs. Shortly after that, Maria Anderson suggested that I create a list for workplace learning. I don’t like creating “Top 50” lists so here are my current favourite sources of information and knowledge about learning, especially for the networked business environment. These are not all the blogs I read and I have another set of blogs that are more academic and purely learning related.
First of all, I follow my colleagues because that’s how I met most of them, by reading what they had to say [and I liked it].
Informl.com by Jay Cross (US)
Learnlets by Clark Quinn (US)
Social Media in Learning by Jane Hart (UK)
Performance, Learning, Productivity by Charles Jennings (UK/AU)
Wirearchy by Jon Husband (CA)
InternetTime.com another one by Jay Cross (US)
Blogs about Workplace Learning, in the broadest sense of the term
(in alphabetical order)
Anecdote AU: A blog focused on “putting stories to work”.
Bunchberry & Fern UK/JP: Simon Bostock’s blog on information engineering, learning, and organizational development.
Cognitive Edge UK: Dave Snowden focuses on rejuvenating management practices especially when addressing intractable problems.
Corporate eLearning Strategies & Development US: (the title says it all) by Brent Schlenker (includes a very long blog roll).
Dave’s Whiteboard US: Dave Ferguson (also a Canadian citizen) is an experienced workplace learning practitioner.
Donald Clark Plan B UK: Donald always gives us something to think about and question our assumptions.
ELSUA ES: Luis Suarez talks about knowledge management, community building, social computing and living in a world without e-mail [a very good thing].
e-Clippings: Learning as Art US: Mark Oehlert has particular expertise in gaming and learning.
eLearning Technology US: Tony Karrer has a deep and wide-ranging blog on all things learning and technology.
elearnspace CA: George Siemens is well-known in academic circles but also discusses business and workplace issues.
Green Chameleon SG: Blog of knowledge management consulting firm Straits Knowledge.
Growing Changing Learning Creating US: Tom Haskins’ insightful blog ranges from learning strategies to business models.
Janet Clarey US: Janet discusses emerging technologies in workplace learning with a strong research focus.
Karyn’s erratic learning journey UK: Karyn Romeis is an independent learning & development consultant who shares her passion for workplace learning.
Knowledge Jolt with Jack US: Jack Vinson blogs about knowledge management, personal effectiveness, theory of constraints, and more.
Mark Sylvester US: Mark writes about social networks, working together, learning together and being together.
Mathemagenic NL: Long-time blogger Lilia Efimova writes about personal productivity in knowledge-intensive environments, PKM and more.
Networks, Complexity and Relatedness US: Patti Anklam specalizes in organizational network analysis and knowledge management.
The Obvious UK: Euan Semple is a deep thinker focused on helping people understand the web.
The Smart Work Company UK: Anne Marie McEwan writes about workplace trends and new ways of working, or working smarter.
Interdependent Thoughts NL: Ton Zylstra writes about knowledge work and management and the tools and strategies that help us navigate the networked world.
Trends in the Living Networks AU: Ross Dawson talks about opportunities for business and society in a hyper-connected world.
Will at Work Learning US: Will Thalheimer is focused on the research behind workplace learning practices.
Workplace Learning Today US/CA: Brandon Hall’s multi-author site that always has something of value.
This is not a complete list but all of these bloggers post regularly and I have followed each one for more than a year and some for many years.