Learning is one of those key skills that we all need. Thankfully, in recent years, technology has enabled us to find more ways of delivering learning than merely via a classroom. Learning technologies (sometimes known as ‘e-learning’) now provides a great deal of help to people – especially those in the corporate world – who need to develop new knowledge and skills.
This means that the learning technologies industry has encouraged and cultivated a number of ‘pundits’. Just in case you ever wanted to find ten of the best (most vociferous/ opinionated/ interesting) of these on Twitter, here they are – in (surname) alphabetical order:
Donald Clark DonaldClark
Former director of EPIC, a leading e-learning content developer, who has maintained an interest in the sector, he was named at number six in last year’s ‘Top Ten’ of the UK’s movers and shakers in e-learning. The citation said: ‘Opinionated and vocal, Donald is still in demand as a speaker and commentator.’
Tim Drewitt timdrewitt
He claims to be: ‘A corporate learning technologies and blended learning specialist with over 17 years of experience. All views expressed are my own.’ Tim is an in-house learning technologies specialist, working for the multi-national law firm, Eversheds.
eXact learning eXactlearning
A vendor of learning content management solutions (eXact LCMS) and digital repository platforms (HarvestRoad Hive), it is one of the world’s top two LCMS vendors – and heavily accented towards research and development of systems software.
Jane Hart C4LPT
Jane Hart is the Founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies (C4LPT) and a long-time commentator on all things to do with learning technologies.
Charles Jennings charlesjennings
He describes himself as: ‘Learning and Working Smarter specialist/consultant. Work globally. Internet Time Alliance team member. When working is learning, then learning is working.’
Kineo is: ‘A global e-learning solutions company providing custom e-learning, online training, rapid e-learning and learning platforms (LMS).’ Kineo is a prolific commentator on the learning technologies scene.
Elliott Masie emasie
Keen on ‘exploring learning, technology, reskilling and uncertainty’, Elliott has spent two years at the top of the ‘world’ list of the ‘top movers and shakers in e-learning’. He has over 3,500 followers but is only following one ‘person’ on Twitter. It’s Broadway Godspell – a production in which he’s an investor. Need I say more?
Laura Overton lauraoverton
‘Passionate about the practical stuff that really influences learning innovation! Follow @towardsmaturity to keep up with new research and benchmarks.’ Laura heads up Towards Maturity, a research organisation in the field of learning technologies.
Clive Shepherd cliveshepherd
Clive is a consultant specialising in e-learning for the workplace. He is much in demand as a speaker – both nationally and internationally.
Donald H Taylor DonaldHTaylor
‘Learning, learning technology, skills, elearning, training, webinars. Chairman of LPI, Learning and Skills Group (LSG) and Learning Technologies Conference.’ He has been named – for the last two years – as the most influential ‘mover and shaker’ in the UK’s learning technologies field.