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Globally, the number of e-learning related blogs is really big - there's so many people who are just crazy about e-learning!

Clearly this list is thus far from being complete, however, some of the oldest blogs are included.

INDEX

EduResources Weblog
LTI magazine
E-learning by doing
Elearning Space
Elearning Post
:-D E-Learning Queen
elearningmag.com
IT training
Jay Cross
learning Circuits
Learning citizen
LiNE Zine
Netmagasinet estrategi
Stephen's web (OLDaily)
Whats new in eLearning



E-Learning Space

This site is intended for "users, managers, developers, and facilitators of elearning".

"Many resources exist for elearning, yet a model of how the pieces fit together is often missing. elearnspace has been organized to present a whole picture view of elearning - and does so in an intriguing illustration. "

First impression is good - many resources, well organised :)

URL: elearnspace.org/blog

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E-Learning Queen

Susan Smith Nash, Ph.D is the selv-proclaimed "E-Learning Queen" which is not bad. It's head on, really long entries - some clearly taken from her research, complete with references etc.

Its plain chronological blog entries, no search facility or anything. Kept on "blogger". elearnqueen.blogspot.com

The Learned Man!

"A blog that seeks to highlight the latest and greatest in the eLearning and training industry, as well as a unique look into this growing industry through the eyes, and experiences of one of its salesmen! So step right up folks, and join the joyride!"

- interesting categories like "elearning humour" and "elearning business aquisition",

URL: elearning.typepad.com

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Stephen's web

Founded in 1995, Stephen’s Web is - according to the man himself - "best described as a digital research laboratory for innovation in the use of online media in education. More than just a site about online learning, it is intended to demonstrate new directions in the field for practitioners and enthusiasts."

URL: downes.ca

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EduResources Weblog

This weblog focuses on locating, evaluating, discussing, and providing guidelines to instructional resources for faculty in higher education.

The EduResources emphasis is on free, shared, HE resources. Related topics and news (about commercial resources, K-12 resources, T&D resources, educational technology, digital libraries, distance learning, open source software, metadata standards, cognitive mapping, etc.) will also be discussed -- along with occasional excursions into more distant miscellaneous topics in science, computing, and education.

URL: radio.weblogs.com

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Jay Cross' blog

Jay Cross has been passionate about harnessing technology to improve adult learning since the sixties. Evidently his has - together with the "Internet Time Group" - formed a small imperium of interconnected blogs. Links are given below :-o

Jay founded Internet Time Group in early 1998 to help organizations learn. His five-year scenario plan, the Internet Time Machine, presented at TechLearn 98, was a pioneering description of eLearning. He delivered the inaugural keynote on web marketing to the first meeting of the Online Banking Association. He has spoken at Emergent Learning Forum, Online Learning, Training, Online Educa, Image World, Instructional Systems Association, ASTD International, eLearn International, Training Directors Forum, I-KNOW, Bank Marketing Association, and many other venues.

He is the author of numerous articles and white papers on eLearning and business effectivness.

URL i: internettime.com/blog
URL ii: metatime.blogspot.com
URL iii: internettime.com/jayblog
URL iv: meta-time.com/blog
URL v: internettime.com/enew.htm (eLearning Jump Page)

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learning citizen

"Learning today is no longer confined to institutions such as schools, colleges or training centres. The Learning Citizen Cluster (LCC) projects develop solutions that offer all members of society easier access to information and better opportunites for lifelong learning."

URL: http://www.learningcitizen.net

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elearningpost :-D

Udmærker sig især ved sine daglige links fra hvilke du kan holde dig opdateret. Meget anbefalelsesværdig :-)

Startet i september 2000 af nuværende redaktør Maish Nichani (MN) fra Singapore. MN siger selv, at elearningpost er en weblog og at det hele begyndte som et simpelt eksperiment (og et interview med Jacob Nielsen), mens han lavede sin masters. En weblog, hvor det handler om at dele links med andre. I dag får MN efter eget udsagt "tons of press releases", hvorfra han udvælger et dagligt antal relevante links. Jeg ville have troet, at elearningpost fungerede ved at en maskine automatisk scannede nettet for artikler om elæring og videnledelse.

Jeg fandt det interessant at læse en artikel i LearnScope (link rot, link removed) hvordan mine egne erfaringer med e-læring passer med MN's, fx hvad angår Learning Objects. På et tidspunkt taler alle om det, det er bare fremtiden. Så pludselig vender stemningen, og LO måske alligevel ikke er så godt...

URL: http://www.elearningpost.com

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Whats new in eLearning

Check the EU monthly newsbulletin organised around an "editorial" and a "dossier of the month". Much to learn about specific agegroups, tender-specific issues and and the issue of life-long learning. Useful is also the document center, a live-archive of Commission, Council and Parliament reports, call of tenders (e.g. for an internet portal for the e-Learning initiative), speeches (latest May 2001 !?), and much more.

URL: EU monthly newsbulletin.

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IT training

Udmærket online og fysisk magasin med fokus på e-learning i en overvejende europæisk optik. Nyhedsklumme med online nyhedsarkiv fra og med september 2000.

Desuden columnist (leder), debatforum, oversigt over kurser, jobs mv. Det kan undre, at magasinet ikke giver mulighed for at abonnere på nyhedsbrevet - muligvis for ikke at undergrave den trykte version af bladet?

May 2002 update: To sektioner netop (?) ved at blive lagt om, hvorfor det ikke var muligt at se noget om "Institute news" (et engelsk institut om IT traning med sloganet "Preparing for tomorrow" indlagt i et i øvrigt meget gammeldags udseende våbenskjold) eller konferencer.

URL: http://www.train-net.co.uk

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LiNE Zine

"Learning in the New Economy e-Magazine (LiNE Zine) is an editorially independent, quarterly publication introducing the best thinking on learning, performance, knowledge, and human capital in the New Economy." Bemærk at "e'et" i learning er slettet.

Jeg har set på siden og fandt fx frem til begrebet attention economy (NOV 2003: linkrot - link removed /bot) - et indtil da ukendt for mig. Begrebet hentyder til, at det i den digitale økonomi(!) er svært at få opmærksomhed. Bogen (maj 2001) diskuterer hvordan man som elærende let risikerer at blive distraheret.

URL: linezine.com"

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eLearn magazine

eLearn magazine exists only on the Web because this medium is so conducive to reader involvement. eLearn magazine is published by ACM, a not-for-profit educational association serving those who work, teach, and learn in the various computing-related fields.

URL: elearnmag.org

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LTI magazine

Magasinet fokuserer på content, tekonologi og service til virksomheder, regeringer og højere uddannelser. Det er en .com, og stedet er kommercielt. Der er tale om et fysisk blad, og et virtuelt mødested. Fra "Editor's Note" ser jeg, at magasinet har oprettet en reviewer e-learning lab service, hvor man kan se tidlige evalueringer af elæringsprodukter. Dermed også en evaluring af elæringsvirksomheder. Som her, blot med den forskel, at linqx.dk fokuserer på det danske marked!

Magasinet har en "money watch" sektion. Der er en artikel som ser på, hvor meget en virksomhed kan spare ved af substituere (eller komplementere, dvs. "blended learning") traditionel undervisning med elæring. Primært kan virksomheden spare på diæter og rejseomkostninger. Sparede omkostninger er nok den største motivation (og det bedste argument overfor ledelserne) når der skal træffes beslutning om at investere i elæring i virksomheden. Det er ikke mindst derfor, at IDC kan forudse, at det europæiske marked for elæring vil være ca. 50 milliarker kroner værd allerede i 2005.

URL: ltimagazine.com

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Learning Circuits

Endnu et amerikansk site med fokus på e-learning. Its part of the Internet Time Group's rather complex impire of blogs and bloggers, such as Stephen Downes, Sam Adkins, Clark Quinn.

URL i: learningcircuits.org
URL ii: internettime.com/lcmt

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E-learning by doing

"Undervisning og læring ved bruk av datamaskiner blir stadig mer utbredt. Mulighetene for å kombinere tekst, lyd, bilde og film, animasjoner eller demonstrasjoner med aktivitet fra brukeren har gitt et interaktivt tilbud med nye muligheter både for de som underviser og de som lærer."

URL: http://startsiden.no/magasin (link rot)

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Netmagasinet estrategi

Dette danske magasin har en række online "artikler" om elæring. Det er nu ikke alle "artikler" som jeg vil kalde artikler, fx er "artiklen" om "danske e-lærings firmaer" en sølle liste over kommercielle elæringsvirksomheder. Listen får givet flere besøgende end min liste over commercial elearning virksomheder som ellers har både flere og bedre links end estrategi...

En væsentlig kritik må være, at kun en af netmagasinets artikler er dateret (og den er fra Jyllands Posten den 30. maj 2001)(dato check november 2001). Det er muligt at abonnere på magasinets nyhedsbrev ligesom magasinet tilbyder dig at blive skribent.

May 2002 update: Ikke mange synes at tilbyde sig som skribent for magasinet. Det synes faktisk som om, der overhovedet ikke sker noget på magasinet, at netstedet reelt er lukket? De eneste artikler om elæring er fortsat ovennævnte :-(

2003 (?): The site is closed

September 2004: The site is "under construction"

URL: estrategi.dk (link removed, linkrot - /bot) :-@

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