IDN Additional Resources

Best Practices & Real World Tips

  • The Rapid E-Learning Blog: Blog with practical, real-world tips for e-learning success.
  • E-Learning Heroes: Active online community that offers tips, e-learning challenges, discussions, and access to templates and assets.
  • Learning Solutions Magazine: Magazine with strategies, tools, technologies, services, and best practices to design, develop, implement and manage online learning programs.
  • eLearning Industry: Online community or professional which offers articles, concepts, software and resources.
  • eLearning Learning: Hub that collects and organizes the best posts and articles on online learning.
  • The eLearning Coach: Website with actionable strategies, practical content, product reviews and resources for understanding, designing, and developing online learning.
  • Cathy Moore: Blog with ideas for designing lively training for working adults.
  • Jane Bozar Bozarthzone: Blog with ideas for creating and outsourcing inexpensive online learning solutions, along with general thoughts about the training and development field.


  • Quality Matters: Organization that supports quality assurance.
  • Online Learning Consortium: Organization that provides professional development, instruction, best practice publications and guidance to educators, online learning professionals and organizations.
  • The eLearning Guild: Online community with information, networking, and resources for online learning.
  • Education Advisory Board (EAB): Organization that provides best practice research and practical advice to key academic and administrative leaders.
  • The International E-learning Association: Online community of online learning professionals, researchers, and students.
  • EDUCAUSE: Online community of IT leaders and professionals committed to advancing higher education.
  • The Association for Talent Development: Professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations.

Training & Support

  • Lynda: Online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.
  • Atomic Learning: Online training and development solutions for education.
  • TechSmith: Online tutorials, support and community for several development products including Snagit, Camtasia, Relay, Loop, Jing, etc.


  • eLearning Brothers: Online library of templates and assets.
  • eLearning Infographics: Online library of infographics for online learning.
  • eLearning Art: Online library of templates and art for online learning.
  • WebAIM: Comprehensive web accessibility solutions.
  • Thinkstock: Online library of royalty-free stock images.
  • Unsplash: Online library of free, high-resolution images
  • Freesound: Online library of audio snippits, samples, recording available for use under Creative Commons licenses.
  • Library of Congress: Online library that offers a rich, diverse and enduring source of knowledge to inform, inspire and engage you in your intellectual endeavors.
  • w3schools: Website with tutorials and support for programmers.