Learners Resources

Today, in order to stay relevant in the workplace and keep our skills current, we need to stay in a continual flow of learning. One technique I use to keep current is to read constantly, experiment and learn something new with every project. To see what I am reading, follow me on Twitter, or check out my collection of learning links below.

HTML & CSS3

In order to keep up with changes to HTML, it is important to keep learning new techniques. These are my top places to learn new HTML techniques

HTML 5 Rocks
A resource for developers looking to put HTML5 to use today, including information on specific features and when to use them in your apps.

Smashing Magazine
Smashing Magazine is an online magazine for professional Web designers and developers, with a focus on useful techniques, best practices and valuable resources.

Responsive Design
An archive of all the responsive design weekly newsletters in one helpful location

HTML5 Weekly
A once–weekly HTML5 and Web Platform technology roundup.CSS 3, Canvas, WebSockets, WebGL, Native Client, and more.

Codrops
Codrops is dedicated to provide useful tutorials, insightful articles, creative inspiration and free resources for web designers and developers.


Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and more

Design & Illustration Tutorials
Tuts+ teaches creative and technical skills across many topics to millions of people worldwide. We offer tutorials, articles, news and insights that help you take your knowledge to the next level.

Adobe.TV
Online video resource for expert instruction and inspiration about Adobe products.

Marketing Links

Marketing has gone far beyond its roots into a sophisticated and strategic integrated approach that combines both digital and physical realities. Here are a some of my favourite links to stay up-to-date.

Marketing Land
Marketing Land provides internet marketing news and analysis, along with columns covering practical tips and strategies to succeed with online marketing.

Hubspot Blog
HubSpot's online publication of inbound content, attracting over 1.2 million monthly visitors.

Copy Blogger
Solutions for smarter content marketing.

SEO

Search Engine Optimization consistently changes in a continuous flow. In order to stay current, a great deal of research and strategy is required. Check out my links below.

Search Engine Land
Search Engine Land is a must read hub for news and information about search engine marketing, optimization and how search engines such as Google...

Search Engine Land
News on search marketing, blogs, and Web 2.0 from editor Loren Baker and other contributors.

Social Media

Thought by some experts to be the most powerful internet force of the last decade, social media is a catalyst for business, education and social change. Learning how to use it well can provide opportunities beyond your expectations. Learn how to use it well through my links below.

Social Media Today
Publishing & distribution of great posts by world's best thinkers on SocialMedia best practices, tools & socialmarketing.

Mashable
Mashable covers the top social media news on topics like Facebook, YouTube, Gmail, Twitter, Amazon, Pinterest and More.

Social Media Examiner
Social Media Examiner helps businesses master social media marketing to find leads, increase sales and improve branding using Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and YouTube

UX

UX, or usability is one of the key skills for any designer or developer to learn. By utilizing knowledge of how visitors interact with our designs, websites and apps, we can build more successful and useful tools that reach a universal audience. Learn more below:

UX Mag
UX Magazine is a central, one-stop resource for everything related to user experience. It is a steady stream of current, informative, and credible information about UX and related fields to enhance the professional and creative lives of UX practitioners and those exploring the field. The content is driven and created by an impressive roster of experienced professionals who work in all areas of UX and cover the field from diverse angles and perspectives.

Educational Technology

Teaching Applications - A compilation of applications of theories and artifacts that can be used for teaching

ETEC 510 Design Wiki - Huge Repository of Educational Technology Resources

Informationalism: Wiki entry describing Informationalism

Blogosphere

Personas - How does the internet see you?

Stages of Learning - Dreyfus' stages of learning and how they resonate within the MET program

How Small Businesses Use Social Media

Twitter Guide Book from Mashable

HTML5 Resources

The State of the Internet - insights into the force driving our collective futures

Beyond Human: The Cyborg Revolution series on YouTube

Philosophical Dictionary

Kurzweil - site about technology and artificial intelligence

Sherry Turkle - Big Thinkers series on You Tube

Emerging Technologies in Distance Education

Academia.edu - Share and follow research

Moodle

Dokeos - open source online learning suite

Sociable Media Group - MIT Social Media Projects

Infographics and Data Visualizations

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