I wanted to take a little bit of time away from busy year-end deadlines to nominate some of my favorite social media resources for this year’s Edublog awards.
Best individual blog – trainingwreck by Dan Pontefract.
Dan’s posts are insightful, well thought-out, well-researched. He’s not afraid to tell you like it really is and back up what he says. I reference him often.
Best individual tweeter – @jclarey
Janet Clarey is all time favorite of mine. I love her informative tweets and her funny observations of life and the world around her.
Best group blog – Workplace Learning Today by Brandon Hall.
I like the variety of topics and reports of key happenings across the industry.
Best new blog – Work, Learn, Play by Jay Shaw.
Jay has a style that is all his own. There is no conformity here and Jay enjoys sparking spirited discussion. A pleasure to read.
Best resource sharing blog – Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies by Jane Hart.
Yes, I do realize that at least a hundred other people have already nominated Jane’s site. But hey, it’s the best.
Most influential tweet / series of tweets / tweet based discussion – @eLearningDebate
I was on the waiting list to attend the eLearning Debate at the Oxford Union. It was a hot ticket and I couldn’t get in. This was the next best thing.
Best teacher blog – The Innovative Educator by Lisa Nielsen.
The value of the educational information that Lisa shares cannot be overstated.
Best elearning / corporate education blog – The Rapid E-Learning Blog
I’m going to pay my respects to a fellow vendor here because Tom lends such practical and valuable advice to his user community. This is the way it should be done.
Best educational use of a social network – Internet Time Alliance
This is new but growing fast. Jay Cross, Hard Jarche, Jane Hart, Charles Jennings and Clark Quinn add such value to the training industry, you’d be silly not to join this community.