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Brian Washburn

Good question David. This might be my favorite elearning post from the past year: http://trainlikeachampion.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/93-of-learners-are-just-saying-no-to-ld/.

While it's not *exclusively* about elearning (the lessons are transferable to classroom-based as well), it hammers home the point that learners ultimately don't care too much about what instructional designers or L&D teams have to say. They care about what their manager (or co-workers) have to say. Therefore, good elearning design is pretty important... and at the same time, making sure instructional designers and L&D teams have good relationships with line managers is also essential if we want people to take, complete and apply what they learned from our awesome elearning creations!

David Glow

I have a few guest posts, and a few demo/resource items I feel are more valuable to the reader (I am big on giving tools vs Just talking about something).

For pure blogging, I think I would have to choose my call out on assessment usage in our industry: http://businesscriticallearning.com/assess-more-to-coach-not-judge/

Brian- your blog post reminds me of an unfinished piece I have written called "we've lost our compass"

Joshua Roberts

I've just recently started my blog but am blown away by the initial success - I focus on how video games can be used as amazing ID influences.

 

I've written a post that looks at what we can learn from Prison Architect (An independent game) - What we (Instructional Designers) can learn from Prison Architect.

And another article where I look at a really small design element that can be put straight into an E-Learning course - Straight from a game into your online course.

 

In the comings month I'll be taking more games and dissecting the way in they present tutorial levels or any quirky design tips.

I'm very pleased with the way things have started and I'm thoroughly enjoying being creative in this manner!

Audrey Homan
Kristin Anthony

I've only had my blog for a few months, but like Joshua, I'm enjoying it. My two favorites are my two Showing my Work posts on a new kind of kickoff meeting and the digital magazine challenge. These two were great opportunities to live out the benefits of showing my work as an individual. I learned a lot about my own processes and thinking and things to improve on.

Tim Slade
Celeste Mulder

I specialize in (payroll) product training and have designed a very unique and effective methodology to get the clients hooked and make the learning stick. I am super proud of my technique and hope to change the way that product e-Learning is approached in the world (whahahahahahaha - evil laugh). Here is my article I've written on the topic Creating Context In Product e-Learning Design. Hope to share more on the topic in the future!

Allison Michels

Hey Articulate fam! One of my favorites was one I wrote for the Microsoft Job blog. Its been fun to look back this year and see the journey I've been on, plus when I look at what we did a few years ago, I can't believe the risks we took. I hope I continue to take the risks in my next chapters!

A Blog Landed her a New Job. 

Jackie Van Nice

My Top 5 Posts

This is a tough one, David! I'll give you my top five:

  1. Dapper Dan Pictograms & Singing Slider: Because it provided useful how-tos, free files, and I just love those guys.
  2. Faces of the Ebola Response: Because it highlighted extraordinary people and I liked how the demo served that purpose.
  3. The Downside of Leaving the House: Because it's utterly absurd and everyone got to meet Bert for the first time.
  4. 10 Steps to Success as an E-Learning Designer: Because it demonstrates how valuable the challenges and the community are - plus people tell me it inspired them to participate.
  5. At Last! A Drinking Game I Can Win: Because game progress tracked with beer apparently hit a collective nerve, it was the first game I ever created, and it's just plain fun.
Janelle Wallace
Bionic Tips for eLearning Engagement.

I think one of my all-time favorite blog articles is from educator and instructional designer, Neela Bell.  A witty and informative article about how to avoid building eLearning courses that look like "Fembots" but to build eLearning courses with the right balance of high tech "tools" and personality...just like the "Bionic Woman".  Great lessons and tips in the article.