Discovery Through eLearning Blog

Posted: 03/09/2014 in Recommended Blogs

I found and excellent blog for students of Instructional Design and Technology (IDT). The host is Tracy Parish. You can read more about Tracy on her blog at
The blog page itself is very appealing. The bloggers has identified four key words, design, develop, create, and discover. Each of these words has a picture and a quote from a famous individual. These automatically transition from one to the other on the home page. In addition to this feature, recent items are on the homepage, along with a continuously updating twitter feed.
The Discovery Through eLearning blog began in 2007 and has a wealth of information available for students of Instructional Design. The resources page includes recommended books, gives presentation resources, templates, and tips and tricks. One link within this resource link has a listing of free eLearning Tools including the best places to obtain images, editing tools for screen capture, audio capture and editing, collaborative tools, slide sharing, and other favorites of many instructional designers.
This blog is very well developed with a wealth of information. There is a robust search function in addition to a wide range of categories the author has already created to group information. The blog is one of the top e-learning blogs available. The blog site is easy to navigate and understand with links conveniently placed on the pages where they are easy to find. There is enough information given in the intro for each of the items listed for the reader to decide if they would like to read more or not. I would recommend subscribing to this blog as a source of useful information and a resource for links to free tools necessary for the IDT student. The blogger is not going to overload ones RSS feed with information, most of the posts and updates to this blog have relevancy.
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