The first assignment in the course (besides making the blog) is to find other sites or blogs relevant to the field of instructional design. Did some searching and reading and found these sites that I think are interesting and useful.

Cathy Moore – ideas for instructional design and elearning

You find her blog her: http://blog.cathy-moore.com/

Even though she’s not a frequent blogger (last post is from May 2012) I got new ideas directly when it comes to quizzes. How to use them as scenarios and get the students to think of the problem in a real situation. She also has different elearning examples that I will take a closer look at. Examples of interaction, more about scenarios and other sites with even more examples.

 

The rapid E-learning Blog – Practical real-world tips for e-learning success – http://www.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/instructional-design/

I have to admit that the first reason to look closer to this blog is because of the design of it. As a web design teacher I like it. When I started to read some of the posts I also find a lot of good hands-on examples for not only how to think around elearning but also simple tutorials how to do use technology for it.

 

Instructional Design and Development Blog

http://www.iddblog.org/

This is a blog maintained by the Faculty Instructional Technology Services department at DePaul University, meaning that it is a group of people writing posts in this blog. They share their thoughts around their work. It is interesting since it is a mix of ideas, examples and questions around the work to think more of.

 

Kineo is a e-learning service company, but on their site there is this page with elearning-tips where they add a new tip every month (right now there is 70 tips there). The link to the site is

http://www.kineo.com/us/elearning-tips/

I have started from the beginning with tip 1 and will read through them all even though it will take time. But I think there are some of the tips that will be useful for me as an ID. The cool thing is that they have an app for Iphone with tips. Good thing when you’re waiting somewhere to read the tip of the day.

 

The Elearning coach – tips and reviews for success with online and mobile learning

http://theelearningcoach.com/

This site is not a blog but different articles written by Connie Malamed who is sharing her experience in the field of online learning and instructional design. There is a lot on this site – articles of elearning design, media, mobile and cognition just to mention some of it. That mean that there is a lot to learn.

 

I will also mention a site that I have followed during a couple of years now. It is a site written in Swedish but since the author is a Scottish it is possible to get the site translated to English. The site is called Flexspan – News and trends in Web based traininghttp://flexspan.blogspot.se/

The author Alistair Creelman is working with net-based learning and follow different blogs and on this site he lift up interesting things he read about, things that are the latest trend. It is always good to have an idea of what might be a new way of teaching, a new tool or technique.

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