How do you stay up-to-date with ideas and fresh perspectives?My method of choice is to curate and check in with a few different blogs. While I primarily teach in face-to-face environments, I have found that resources for online teaching and learning have fruitful insights for creating effective learning experiences. E-learning perspectives can help you reconsider the design of your materials, the learning activities you chose to use, and how to best leverage the tools you do have for either online or in-person learning experiences. Here are a few blogs and websites that help me continue to develop my knowledge and resources.
Cathy Moore: http://blog.cathy-moore.com/
She is design focused with an eye for increasing learning through engaging and meaningful learning experiences.
Rapid eLearning blog: http://www.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/
Helpful, practical tips for designing learning assets and online learning experiences. Connected to Articulate elearning authoring tool. Great tips on how to leverage powerpoint.
eLearning Heroes (Articulate community forum): http://community.articulate.com/
Free assets (see “downloads”) and food for thought about designing learning materials and experiences
The eLearning Coach: http://theelearningcoach.com/
She shares about science of learning and how to design meaningful learning experiences. She has a graphic design background.