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152 Blogs on social media, policitics, philosophy, the arts, and e-learning that I try to keep an eye on

PRO BLOGGER – 1,000,000 page views a month

  1. Andrew Sullivan

Some of my other blogs:

  1. Fiction Writing
  2. On You Tube
  3. Swim Coaching
  4. Beyond E-learning
  5. Photos in FlickR
  6. Jonathan Jo Tumblr
  7. JV 4the Skip

OU Bloggers

  1. Nina Dunne
  2. Neil Anderson
  3. Kay


  1. Christopher Nelson H800
  2. Lesley H808
  3. Maureen H800
  4. Deborah H808
  5. Terry O’Sullivan H800
  6. Theodora H800
  7. Maureen H800
  8. Sukaina H800
  9. Amanda H800
  10. Elena H800
  11. Hjeidi H800
  12. Rosie
  13. Cathy Moore
  14. Clive Shepherd
  15. Janet
  16. Neil B
  17. Alice H809
  18. Kate H800
  19. Claire H800
  20. Carolyn H H809
  21. Carolyn E H809
  22. Stephen Heppell
  23. William Horton
  24. Yvonne H807
  25. Kate H800
  26. Steve H800


  1. Blog-a-longblog better in 2011
  2. Gráinne Conole – uber e-learning
  3. Martin Weller – e-learning professor
  4. h809
  5. James Aczel: Academic at the OU. Researching learning with new technologies.
  6. Eliz Harnett
  7. This blog is of doctoral study at the Open University Business School (OUBS)in the UK, of how public organisations work with their external third party suppliers on IT projects.
  8. Haider Ali

Blogging for a decade

  1. Invisabledon
  2. Erato
  3. Catherine Valente
  4. PhD Comic Strip
  5. Educational Blogs


  1. Letters from a Law Student


  1. Diary Junction
  2. Information is Beautiful
  3. Top Video Blogs
  4. All Things in Moderation
  5. EduBlogs Insights
  6. Learning Generalist BLOG
  7. Tall Blog
  8. Rhona Sharpe
  9. Pro Blogger

Interesting People

  1. Digital Chalkie
  2. YouTube Charlie
  3. Tamara
  4. Jan Moscowitz
  5. John Nauhgton
  6. Ian S

Online Lecture Series

  1. TED


  1. JISC Digital Media
  2. SCA 2.0
  3. Future Lab: Innovations in education
  4. Wired Sussex
  5. BAFTA
  6. IVCA
  7. Worth
  8. ISOS
  9. Getty Images
  10. Ralphs Mcinstosh
  11. HighBeam
  12. TES
  13. JISC
  14. Bell Curve


  1. Journal of Interactive Multimedia Education
  2. Alt-J
  3. E-learning Age
  4. Broadcast Freelancer
  5. New Scientist


  1. Captivate
  2. Articulate
  3. Top 100 E-Learning Tools
  4. Adobe Developer
  5. EdVantage
  7. Moving at the Speed of Creativity
  8. A vision of students today
  9. Netiquette
  10. Twitter Marketing Tricks
  11. Just JISC
  12. RSA
  13. Randy Pausch
  14. Technology Jargon Buster


  1. South African Institute for Distance Education
  2. OER Africa
  3. Neuroscience Blog
  4. Hinchcliffe on Web 2.0
  5. Hinchcliffe Consulting
  6. Technorati
  7. Web 2.0 Expo
  8. Virtual College
  9. Blogpulse

MBA Websites

  1. MBA Arms Race
  2. MBA in India
  3. MBA Reading List
  4. MBA France
  5. Nottingham SFL
  6. Sheffield MBA
  7. Geneva Business School

Insightful Sites

  1. Heavy Metal Umlaut
  2. Media Hub
  3. Social Simulations
  4. MyShowcase
  5. Tony Hirst
  6. Innovation Development in Brighton
  7. Myers Briggs
  8. Omaha EFX
  9. JFV Google Profile
  10. Top Web 2.0 Websites
  11. Top 10 Social Networking Sites
  12. Ning
  13. orkut
  14. Alexa – traffic metrix

Digital Marketing Courses

  1. Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Marketing
  2. Digital Marketing Strategy
  3. iMedia Connections


  1. Art Pad


  1. Engestrom
  2. My Mind Bursts
  3. E-Assessment
  4. Design Models & Theories
  5. Phoebe
  6. Performance, Leadership, Learning & Knowledge
  7. EAGLEMAN on neuroscience
  8. Instructional Design Knowledge Base
  9. Sue Bennet – UOW


  1. Lewes Computer Guy
  2. Digital Chalk Face
  3. Trevor Cook
  4. John Seely Brown
  5. Doug Chow
  6. Introduction to the OU Business School
  7. Jo Salter Fighter Pilot OU Student
  8. TED Margaret Wortheim
  9. SEO Refuge








E-Learning : Further reding from the OU

Further reading and distractions. Several I’d recommend here for H800ers and H807ers and H808ers. In deed, anyone on the MAODE.

A couple reveal other interests (Swimming, History) as well as business interests (Digital Marketing/Social Networking)

I just craved a read, cover to cover, rather than all the reports and soundbites. At the top of my list for relevance is the 1994 translation of Lev Vygotsky from a book that was originally published in 1926 – highly relevant to e-learning because perhaps only with Web 2.0 can his ideas be put into action. Also Rhona Sharpe and Helen Beetham (eds) on ‘Rethinking Pedagogy for the Digital Age’, just the kind of thing we read anyway, just valuable to read the entire collection as there is a pattern, a train of thought you follow through the book with an excellent introduction to each chapter by the editors. Others? Several on the corporate side, impressed with Larry Webber. Several practical if you are teaching and want loads of ‘how to’ e-tivities. Don’t touch Prensky – inflated and vacuous. I don’t understand why or how come he is so often brought into conversations … because he irritates people into speaking out?

H800: 16 Kindle 5

If you’re interested in learning and education online I recommend these two.

The first, E-learning by Design by William Horton a highly practicle, hands on, solutions to e-learning problem x,y, or z. Informed, experienced, good advice with examples galore and links online.

The second, Educational Psychology something by someone you will come across repeatedly. As my background is not in formal teaching, but in TV production and the ‘media’ it is this kind of foundation that I need.

On reflection, I wonder if ahead of the MAODE a module on the Foundations of Learning would have been of value.

The 16 chapters of ‘Rethining the Pedagogy of E-learning’ edited by Rhona Sharpe would suit an MAODE student as several OU and other authors have contributed.


Do please get in touch if you have read or are reading any of the above. It is invaluable to share thougths, especially on Vygotsky.

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