The Ultimate eLearning Resources Guide (2020 Update) Olivia McGarry, Content Marketer at LearnUpon Published on January 9, 2020 As a corporate trainer, you need to be a jack of all trades. From creating learning and development strategies to mastering authoring tools and tackling low engagement rates, there’s a lot of information to wrap your head around. So, to help you stay on top of your game, we’re sharing the top eLearning resources available online right now. With over 30 resources, it’s a substantial list, but these assets will teach you practically everything you need to know about corporate learning. Let's get started. Company Blogs Degreed Degreed is a learning experience platform (LXP) that centers on employee skills development. The Degreed at Work blog is jam-packed with the latest insights, research, trends, and events. If you’re looking for industry stats or up-to-the-minute reports, this is the place to go. We recommend: Pinpoint the Right Skills to Activate Performance What User-Generated Content means for L&D Elucidat Elucidat is a great authoring tool with an equally awesome blog. From eLearning inspiration to actionable advice on how to better your course building, it’s a must-read for anyone wanting to elevate their course creation skills. We recommend: How giving learners choice will optimize your retail training (video and example) Top L&D books for ambitious learning leaders in 2020 Learnnovators Covering a wide range of topics like learning design, mLearning, gamified learning, informal learning, and 70:20:10, the Learnnovators blog has something to offer everyone. We recommend: 9 Steps To Defining A Workplace eLearning Strategy That Works 12 Templates We Can, And Should, Use While Designing eLearning LearnUpon Blog We couldn’t make a list of blogs without including our own. At LearnUpon, we create content specifically aimed at organizations wanting to better their training strategies. From selecting an LMS to establishing your employee, partner, and customer learning tactics, our goal is to help you every step of the way. We recommend: LMS Overview: Key Learning Management System Features What is Remote Learning and How to Implement it in Your Organization Industry Blogs eLearning Industry Trends, best practices, authoring tools, design, development - eLearning Industry is a one-stop-shop for all things eLearning. If you’re just dipping your toe into the online training water or are a seasoned professional, they’ll have something for you. We recommend: What Is The 70 20 10 Model In Learning And Development? The State Of Online Learning For Enterprises Learning Solutions Magazine Around since 2002, Learning Solutions Magazine is one of the most trusted eLearning resources out there today. Delivering posts about an array of topics in online training, it’s an invaluable resource. We recommend: Designs That Work: Scenario-Based eLearning Stories Make eLearning Relevant, Engaging, and Effective Modern Workplace Learning Magazine Focused on L&D departments, this site has plenty of material for people interested in improving their business’s training and supporting your learners along the way. We recommend: Jane’s Top 10 Tools for Learning 2019 5 Features of Modern Workplace Learning Chief Learning Officer Described as “a multimedia publication focused on the importance, benefits, and advancements of a properly trained workforce”, Chief Learning Officer has a lot of industry know-how. Covering topics such as leadership, learning delivery and strategy, it’s a resource we love to dip into. We recommend: Embrace design thinking to advance diversity, equity and inclusion Learner, know thyself eLearning Learning Featuring content from several industry thought leaders, eLearning Learning collects all the best resources in one handy place for you to digest. We recommend: Choosing a Learning Management System: 5 Key Steps How to Select an LMS Vendor That’s Here to Stay eLearning Podcasts The eLearning Coach Hosted by Connie Malamed, a learning experience design consultant, this podcast is all about “helping you design smarter learning experiences”. Covering topics such as implementations of authoring tools to designing blended learning, the guests are top-notch too. We recommend: How To Plan, Design and Write Tests All About eLearning Authoring Tools Trends & Issues Although aimed at higher education, there’s still lots of worthwhile information for businesses on this podcast. The hosts discuss the latest news in the world of eLearning so you’re always up-to-date. We recommend: Online Learning, AR & VR, and 3 Emerging Trends Online Teaching & Learning, AR, Digital Citizenship, and Ed Tech Reports CIPD Not strictly eLearning, CIPD’s podcast covers a range of topical workplace, HR, and L&D issues. However, they do have a number of informative episodes on online training that we believe those tasked with training employees should listen to. We recommend: Creating ethical workplaces The many merits of workplace planning eLearning Professionals’ Blogs Cathy Moore Cathy Moore’s blog aims to help you achieve engaging training. Writing about issues like “How to really involve learners” and “How to get everyone to write like Ernest Hemingway”, Cathy also features examples of these tips in action so they’re super easy to implement. We recommend: How to quickly find the cause of a performance problem How to make mandatory training relevant The Rapid E-learning Blog Written by Tom Kuhlmann, a training industry expert for over 20 years, this blog focuses on people working in the eLearning industry. Tom’s advice is accessible and actionable, making it simpler to become an eLearning pro. We recommend: How to Create Captions for Live Presentations Free Illustrations Perfect for Rise 360 Courses E-Learning Provocateur Part thought leadership, part helpful advice, Ryan Tracey’s blog E-Learning Provocateur is an insightful read. If you’re interested in knowing more about the world of eLearning, it’s one to check out. We recommend: The L&D maturity curve Micro-learning’s unsung sibling The Craig Weiss Blog Craig Weiss has a strong reputation for being knowledgeable about all things LMS. Featuring reviews, trend insights and more, you can get a lot from this blog. We recommend: Best Practices for e-learning and m-learning course building Latest Positive Trends In E-Learning Outside eLearning Canva Design School One to share with the eLearning course builders in your organization, or even read yourself if you want some quick wins for improving your course designs - Canva has some great tips on simple design principles and now offers courses, so you can create engaging designs for your learners. We recommend: An easy guide to creating a presentation in Canva How to build a storyboard Trello A blog about organization and productivity is a perfect read for eLearning professionals trying to juggle everything. From tracking tasks to delegating online training projects, this blog can really help. We recommend: 5 Ways To Give (Thoughtful) Thanks To Your Team How To Create A Productivity Tracker To Reach Your Goals This Year Harvard Business Review The Harvard Business Review covers a wide range of topics including corporate learning. Keep an eye out as you’re sure to find golden nuggets of learning and development advice. We recommend: Lifelong Learning Is Good for Your Health, Your Wallet, and Your Social Life What It Takes to Give a Great Presentation Copyblogger A good read for all - eLearning professional or not - Copyblogger has amazing tips on optimizing how you communicate. If you’re writing course documents or even just typing up an email, it will improve your way with words. We recommend: Persistence Arises from Gratitude Ernest Hemingway’s Top 5 Tips for Writing Well TechSmith With video being such a huge element of online training, it’s key that your team knows how to get it right. Camtasia’s blog has straightforward tips that really help. Screen capturing, instructional videos, and audio recording, the tips they share help with honing your course content. We recommend: The Ultimate Guide to Easily Make Instructional Videos This is The Fastest Way to Create Visual How-to Content Wistia Another blog focused on video and we love it! Not only does it contain advice on how to improve your filming skills, but it also talks about how to use video to help grow your company. Best of all, it’s done in a playful, tongue-in-cheek way. We recommend: How Sales Managers Can Use Video to Onboard Their Teams Faster Best Practices for Pitching Your Product with Video Visual Learning Center Get inspired by beautiful presentations with this helpful resource. From infographics to data visualizations to presentations, there’s great information here to optimize your online training. We recommend: 7 Best Animated Presentation Software You Should Know About Top 20 PowerPoint Alternatives Compared eLearning Communities eLearning Guild Filled with insightful content, eLearning Guild is a must join community for eLearning professionals. It offers different packages for members, enabling you to access valuable assets to improve your eLearning. LearnGeek Slack Community There are a variety of impressive topics up for discussion in the LearnGeek Slack Community. Join and you’ll be contributing to interesting chats about gamification, microlearning, webinars and more! Articulate E-Learning Heroes Community The number one community for course creators, Articulates E-Learning Heroes is a great place to ask, answer or read about your burning eLearning questions. ATD ATD, or the Association for Talent Development, is a membership organization that is all about furthering your employees’ skills. It has lots of valuable resources to offer in the membership center, making it informative for HR and L&D professionals tasked with developing talent in the workplace. Resources E-Learning Uncovered There’s tons to absorb on the E-Learning Uncovered website. eBooks, webinars and more - it’s all about how to make the most of popular authoring tools. SHRM eLearning SHRM eLearning products provide access to a wide variety of HR topics, including “HR Department of One” and how to “Create An Inclusive Workplace”. Brandon Hall With more than 10,000 clients globally, and more than 20 years of delivering research-based solutions that empower excellence in organizations, Brandon Hall has insightful reports and engaging webinars on industry subjects. Elucidat Resources Free guides, templates, and resources - that sums up Elucidat’s invaluable resources in a nutshell. Easy to download and full of actionable advice, it’s worth a look. Leading Learning This provides a range of resources with the aim of helping learning professionals in areas like continuing education and professional development. Resources include a weekly podcast, regular webinars, and newsletter. Aurion Learning Resources Aurion Learning has a number of high-quality guides to read. Based on practical subjects like ‘Hosting a Webinar’ and ‘What is mobile learning’ , you’ill gain lots of practical knowledge. LearnUpon Resources Again, we have to mention ourselves. LearnUpon has a wide range of insightful eBooks, webinars, and whitepapers, all focused on corporate learning. It’s also constantly being updated so you’ll always have access to the latest advice. That’s our round-up of the ultimate eLearning resources. Did we miss your favorite one or do you have a go-to resource of your own? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.