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Best Blogs For Training Resources

Posted on the 16 April 2015 by Dfennell @BloggerGo


Getting the right training for the job has never been easier thanks to the internet. While people once has to step into the corporate world semi-unprepared, only to be slammed by the proverbial ‘real world’, technology has its way of easing the punch. Training using technology and online resources isn’t just a casual extra means for preparation, it’s a trusted method of sharpening both prospective and future employees for jobs, particularly those related to the IT fields. According to industry leader CBT Nuggets, the internet is full of company sponsored and private top-notch educational and training resources that are poised to do wonders for closing the so called ‘skills gap’ the U.S. is currently facing. There are a number of excellent blogs out there with postings by ranks of I.T. wizards, instructional designers, project managers, creative designers, and several other top professionals in the game. Here are best places to visit for those looking to brush up on or pick up new skills.

Learning in the Social Marketplace

As founder of the Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies, Jane Hart knows a thing or two about corporate training. According to her blog, which is constantly updating with relevant material related to corporate training, she focuses most of her attention on social learning and performance support. Not only that, she covers the various technologies for learning and performance, posts valuable extra resources, and has recently expanded into coverage of social needs, trends, and technologies to bolster employees preparation for the workplace.

Life in Perpetual Beta

This excellent blog is run by Harold Jarche, one of the world’s learning luminaries who specializes in helping people and businesses in the networking era. His blog offers a range of information and resources related to advanced learning technologies and strategies including collaboration, knowledge sharing, and social learning environments. Advice spans all these categories and then some.

Josh Bersin’s Blog

Josh Bersin offers a slight twist, coming at the training from the perspective of both corporate trainer and ‘civilian’ populace. He likes to dabble into new ideas and strategies and how they will play out in the real world and favors grassroots perspective over analytics and pretentious models. Here’s a good place to start for people with several different training objectives and readers can get a dose of a number of topics including learning, leadership, HR technology, performance management, benchmarking, and beyond.

Salesforce Blog

This customer relationship management blog, as per the title, is all about sales and improving sales numbers, particularly CRM and cloud computing based models. There are tips and tricks for the sales processes, including categories for small business, marketing, customer service, IT, and more. Emphasis is also laid on making technology work for the company and how to cut down on waste.

Training Industry

Featuring a number of contributors, features new, articles, case studies and best practices within the training industry. They span a number of categories when it comes to training including outsourcing, IT Training, learning technologies, content development, medical education, workplace development, and more. Some of the more exciting features they offer include webinars with industry speakers and conferences for readers to attend.


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