It often seems that the daily onslaught of email from solicited and unsolicited sources that needs attending to grows like kudzu on MiracleGro. But one delivery stands out as a welcome favorite, the weekly buffet of eLearning goodies served up in the eLearning Learning newsletter. For anyone in the eLearning field, it’s an essential compilation of some of the best writing and freshest developments in the field. Even if one were (shudder!) to reside professionally outside the virtual walls and hallowed halls of eLearning, it would be a delightful source of discoveries for which to opt-in.
If you haven’t yet subscribed to this newsletter for your own inbox, or are just behind on your reading, you can see the web page itself at http://www.elearninglearning.com/.
Note: the online version has DAILY editions, if the weekly email summary isn’t enough for your reading pleasure.
The email is delivered with about 10 top featured posts with brief descriptions, plus another couple dozen by title and link only.
Some recent issues received in our own inbox included articles on training and learning related topics like MLearning, efficient course design, Human Resources Practices, Games for Learning, Yammer, along with so much more, including helpful and timely more general content like new Twitter Apps, Infographics, Copyright in the age of Social Media, Minimizing Your PC’s Boot Up Time, filtering(boy do we need this!), and even fun stuff like The Unofficial Encyclopedia of Dr. Seuss. (Did you know of the existence of Bartholomew and the Oobleck, a 1949 book by Dr. Seuss??)
One of the interesting things about elearning Learning’s newsletter is that the version that you receive will be a collection of links that is designed to be customized upon your interests. This is generated from your social graph, including your LinkedIn profile, what you share on Twitter and LinkedIn, and what people like you are sharing. You can read more about this approach to personalized newsletters on the Aggregage website (Aggregage powers elearning Learning) and their blog, which has a whole lot on social content curation, such as “How Pinterest Will Transform the Web in 2012: Social Content Curation As The Next Big Thing.”
If you are interested in having your own blog content included in the eLearning Learning newsletter and website, contact Tony Karrer, Ph.D. (CEO/CTO TechEmpower). You reach Tony by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tony was hugely helpful to our getting QuickThoughts on board. He does an initial setup of your blog on the eLearning Learning website, and he will provide complete instructions of what you need to do on your end, including how to add a small widget in your blog’s sidebar. This helps the eLearning Learning editors figure out what your best content is, and promotes the site to your audience. As you might expect from eLearning gurus, Tony and his gang have created a super-easy-to-follow video that makes it a breeze to see how to generate and add the code for a WordPress blog. Once you are all joined up, make sure to enter a post about it in your blog!