Blogs and Websites to inspire Instructional Designers

May 12, 2016

There is a quote that says “Sharing is caring”. With technology evolving and the “sharing knowledge” concept acquiring more market every day, it makes a good reminder to have an open attitude and let the world learn from your knowledge.

I love the fact that many Instructional Designers out there are open to share through their blogs or websites, interesting and helpful resources.

So let me share with you in this article, my list of favorite blogs and websites that are about Learning and Instructional Design.


  • eLearning Industry (link) - This is one website I visit regularly; it has many articles that I assure you will find inspiring and helpful.

  • Allen Interactions (link) - Check out their relevant, practical and inspiring articles. They’ve been on the market for 20 years so there are lots of things to learn from their experience.

  • The eLearning Coach by Connie Malamed (link)- I really like Connie’s articles about Adult learning, storyboard and the eLearning examples she presents.

  • Julie Dirksen’s blog (link) - Julie is an Instructional Designer with over 15 years of experience. She writes about principles of how people learn and how to apply those to instructional design.

  • ID and other reflections by Sahana Chattopadhyay (link) - A great resource for organizational learning and new trends.

  • Learning Solutions Magazine (link)  - A trusted source for practical information on the strategies, tools, technologies, best practices of eLearning programs.

  • The Association for Talent Development (link

  • The Learnnovators blog (link)


And a few others suggested by one of my readers:


  • SH!FT Disruptive eLearning ( -some of the articles are pretty basic, but then it's always good to be reminded

  • The Rapid E-Learning Blog ( - some great stuff in here that applies to any platform, and they post some good stuff about using PowerPoint that is very useful

  • Cathy Moore's blog ( - more training focused but some great stuff on designing training that is very applicable to elearning


Do you read any other blogs that are not listed here? Tell us about it and let’s complete this list!



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© Liliana Cotoara 2016

Instructional Designer in Vancouver