5 People to Follow on Twitter if You’re a Learning Professional

I resisted signing up for Twitter for a long time. How much can you actually get out of a series of 140-character messages? I’m starting to change my tune on this.

I’ve found that if you’re following the right people, it can be a pretty amazing professional development tool. The following five people are doing a lot of the legwork for me when it comes to finding articles and resources on training, learning, elearning, general human resources and professional development:

General Human Resources

Warren White posts about general human resources information, particularly from a recruiter (and job seeker) perspective.

New Hire Orientation and Onboarding

Michelle Baker shares articles (including content from her blog) focused on increasing employee engagement and how to put together a rockin’ new hire orientation and onboarding program.

E-learning

Nicole Legault began blogging about e-learning several years ago and now posts a ton of content specific to Articulate Storyline. Whether you’re using Storyline or just looking for some good ideas on creating engaging elearning programs, you’ll get some great stuff.

E-learning (and a smattering of traditional learning, too)

Cathy Moore has some amazing ideas about how to design engaging learning experiences – mostly elearning but there are a lot of concepts that will improve traditional classroom-based learning as well.

Gaming

“Gamification” is a trendy topic in the learning world these days. Jane McGonigal is the queen of all things game-related. I don’t think she likes the term “gamification”, but if you’d like to learn more about game design and how it can make a real-world impact, she’s an amazing resource.

If you’re on Twitter, I encourage you to follow them for these reasons:

  1. They post links to really interesting content.
  2. If you’re in the HR or learning and development field, their posts will often lead to resources that can solve a problem.
  3. They won’t overwhelm your Twitter feed with a million posts each day.

Are you following someone that posts good L&D content? Please share in the comments section!

The Train Like A Champion Blog is published Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  If you think someone else might find this interesting, please pass it along.  If you don’t want to miss a single, brilliant post, be sure to click “Follow”!  And now you can find sporadic, 140-character messages from me on Twitter @flipchartguy.

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