Blogs, Part 2

I’m working around a Blogger issue, so here is the rest of the entry.

Learning and Elearning

Donald ClarkPlan B
Well thought, well researched information and opinions on learning and education. Here’s a GREAT example that cites John Locke’s thoughts on education and references William James too- Habitual Learning (h-learning). Recently (and informally) dubbed a premiere learning "debunker", he clearly puts thought, time and research into his posts.

Karl KappKapp Notes
I’ve known Karl for almost 10 years through Dr. Tim Phillips and the Bloomsburg University Corporate Advisory Council. Karl and I bonded over our shared background with major consulting firms, and interest in instructional design. He recently published an intriguing book on gaming (Gadgets, Games & Gizmos for Learning) that puts forth the notion of certain generations or epochs of computer/console gamers, as well as ramifications and possibilities for learning and training.

Mark Oehlerte-Clippings (Learning As Art)
Hmm, what can I say except, "Mark is out there. AND he brings it back to share with you." Tons of quick thought, deep thoughts and connections that can be applied to learning, training, development and technology. He is the first one I remember meeting who was genuinely and deeply interested and passionate about using Second Life for learning and training.

Technology

John DowdellJD on EP
I read John’s blog daily to keep up on relevant techmemes, trends and key Adobe news. As a community manager and corporate blogger he provides lots of interesting connection and insights on the blogosphere, journalism and techno-social trends come along the way too. Plus you’ve got to love obscure references to Donald Duck artists and terms for non-verbal acknowledgment.

Steve MakofskyThe Furrygoat Experience
I started reading Steve’s blog years ago when I got hooked on an RSS Reader he wrote for PocketPC. He’s since moved into Microsoft and then out of Seattle and into Yahoo. I like the technology themes and random relevant insights of his blog. From him I learned of Kathy Sierra’s blog (and subsequently recommended that VNU get her as a speaker for Training Directors Forum). Steve also reacquainted with Bruce Tognazzini whose book (Tog on Software Design) I had read years earlier.

I’ll collect more and pass them on in a future post.