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Our Favorite Blogs for Teaching and Training

Explore the best blogs that focus on innovative teaching and learning through thought-provoking posts. Discover some new favorites to add to your RSS feeds and bookmarks.

Online Learning Insights 
Debbie Morrison’s blog provides consistently thoughtful, well-researched observations about online and open education. Recent topics include: helping students to be successful online, learner-centric course design, and MOOC expectations vs. realities.

Terry Heick connects educators and trainers with tips and resources to support innovative learning. Recent topics include: flipped teacher professional development, habits that make thinkers, and teaching with video games.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning 
Med Kharbach focuses on reviews, tips, tutorials, and guides for effectively integrating technology in the classroom. Popular recent topics include: body language tips for presentations, plagiarism detection tools, and Web tools for end-of-school-year activities.

MindShift: How We Will Learn 
Tina Barseghian’s blog examines the future of learning, including cultural and technology trends, groundbreaking research, and educational policy. Recent topics include: student data issues, transparent school culture, and what makes learning stick. 

Kelly Walsh explores the evolving use of technologies in education and their impact on student success. Regular features include guest posts from technologists as well as Friday “tweet wrap” synopses of the week’s tech tips. Popular posts include: 3D printing, 3 steps to voice-over PowerPoints, and adaptive learning tools.

Hybrid Pedagogy 
Jesse Stommel’s scholarly digital journal connects discussions of critical pedagogy, digital pedagogy, and online pedagogy between K-12 and higher education faculty. The blog is unique in inviting readers to submit articles and participate in a collaborative peer review process with the editorial board. Recent topics include: Net neutrality and increasing engagement in high-enrollment classes.

E-Learning Industry 
Christopher Pappas and others share articles of particular interest to instructional designers. This e-learning community includes job postings. Recent topics include: storyboarding scenarios, gesture-based interactions, and assessing the ROI of e-learning.

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