E-LearningGuru offers a newsletter on e-learning, news in the
industry, critiques of new tools and software, a calendar of events,
biographies of staff, and a set of tools and white papers. The information is informative for university
academics, curriculum developers, and industry software developers alike.
This site offers books on e-learning for sale, offered and summarized
at the Book Summary link. Links also go
to a vendor directory and a Showcase.
The Showcase lists files and program demos from various vendors that all
share the current theme of the Showcase; “Flash-based interest builders,” is
one theme example. The Knowledge Centers link takes you to a page that lists the topic categories of the white
papers. Glossary and Interviews links are
This site archives papers that critique and educate on all
aspects of e-learning, from software and system platforms to the curriculum
development. Many of the papers are
scholarly in nature; the description of a listing implies that blatant
advertisement has been removed, but reference to the authors company is
permitted, along with a summary in the text of what the company offers if that
is pertinent to the topic of the text. The range of papers listed in the Knowledge
Centers link provides a broad background to the field of e-learning as it exists
today and suggestions for what directions the industry should take in the future.
If you use the site’s search box and request white papers, this
action will take you to a Google search index listing of several choices for
accessing the white papers and tools offered by e-learning.com. Of course, clicking on the item takes you to
the site’s area described, but I tried typing in the URL (the blue address at
the bottom of each listing) that accessed the papers from this search site, but
that didn’t work. The Google choices
provide a nice index if you are looking for a range of topics, so this
technique shouldn’t be too inconvenient.
This site should be very useful for developers of e-learning
tools and curricula.
The second link will take you to the sites's newsletter, eLearning Resources and News.