eLearning is a growing industry. With more organizations embracing it as a strategy for corporate training, to better engage the growing millennial workforce, or to harness the power of gamification to enhance training efforts, it will continue to do so. As the industry has evolved, thought leaders have begun to emerge and through social media platforms and blogs, we’re able to connect with them and access their wealth of knowledge. Here we’ve rounded up experts in effective learning, L&D professionals and authors, all who we believe it may be in your best interest to follow.
If you haven’t done so already, you can also check out our top 10 thought leaders in employee training and development to follow here.
- Cathy Moore – Cathy aims to save the world from boring training. In fact, her blog is dedicated to finding ideas that will help you design lively training for working adults. She’s an internationally recognized training designer, and a passionate advocate for improving business performance through respect and challenge. She’s been helpful to organizations such as Microsoft, Pfizer and the US Army.
- Clark Quinn – Clark Quinn, Ph.D. is a thought leader in learning technology strategy. He combines what we know about how people think and learn with technology capabilities to meet real needs. With a strong background in both computers and cognitive science, he converts them into practical applications.
- Clive Shepherd – Clive is a L&D consultant with over 35 years of experience. He’s headed up corporate training function, co-founded a leading multimedia development business and has worked independently across the globe. He’s now focused on next-generation workplace learning solutions and is a regular speaker at international conferences. He has a popular blog, Clive on Learning.
- Connie Malamed – Connie also made our list of leaders in employee training and development, and she’s the first author on our list of eLearning experts. Her book, Visual Language for Designers, is a reflection of her deep understanding of design, strategy and the world of online learning. Her website, The eLearning Coach, is a wealth of resources and content to help others design, develop and understand online learning better.
- Craig Weiss – Craig is the CEO and founder of a consulting firm which helps companies who want to invest in online learning. His blog reaches readers across the globe and is a great resource to stay current in regards to eLearning trends and technologies.
- Elliott Masie – Elliott Masie is the editor of Learning Trends by Elliott Masie, a newsletter read by over 57,000 professionals. He’s a renowned speaker and expert on the workplace, learning and technology. He heads up a think tank, The MASIE Center, that focuses on how companies can support learning and knowledge within the workforce.
- Jane Bozarth – Jane’s name pops up frequently in eLearning circles. Her blog, Bozarthzone is a wealth of information. She’s a writer for Learning Solutions Magazine, and the author of multiple books including: ELearning Solutions on a Shoestring, Better than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging ELearning with PowerPoint, From Analysis to Evaluation: Tips, Tools and Techniques for Trainers and Social Media for Trainers. She’s also quite active on Twitter.
- Jane Hart – The second Jane in our lineup, she is an independent learning advisor. She founded the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, a wildly successful learning website. She also authored a chapter on informal and social learning for The Really Useful eLearning Instruction Manual.
- Stephen J. Meyer – Stephen is the CEO of the Rapid Learning Institute, where he coined the term “The New eLearning” and focuses on innovating bite-sized eLearning solutions to organizations. He’s a contributor to Forbes, and also covers topics like leadership, management and talent development.
- Tracy Bissette – Tracy Bissette, M.Ed. is Chief Learning officer and co-founder of WeejeeLearning, LLC. She’s created enterprise-wide learning solutions for Fortune 500 companies, including DaVita, Cisco and Abbott Labs. She speaks regularly at industry conferences on best practices and effective instructional design techniques.
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