Welcome to Eruditio Propositum!

Welcome to Eruditio Propositum, a blog dedicated to instructional design. The title of my blog is a combination of two Latin words. ‘Eruditio’ means instruction, teaching, knowledge, learning (University of Notre Dame, n.d.). ‘Propositum’ is the Latin word for a design, purpose, scheme, or theme of discourse (Latinwordlist.com, 2012).

My name is Penelope. I am pursuing a M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology at Walden University. I am employed as an instructional technology educator in a local hospital.

In today’s post I am providing a brief overview of the content found on three instructional design blogs.

Upside Learning Blog

This is a professional blog site from Upside Learning, a company based in Pune, India, providing custom elearning solutions. Amit Garg, founder and director of Upside Learning writes in a post dated May 20, 2010, 30 Top Online Resources for Instructional Designers to Keep Up With, “The role of learning designers is beginning to change from being creators of learning interventions to creators (and facilitators) of learning environments” (2010). Because of this changing role, he says instructional designers must “keep learning”.

While this blog has archives dating back to March, 2009, only 21 posts focus on the topic of instructional design. This blog consists mostly of resources for elearning. I do not anticipate using this site as an ongoing resource in the instructional design field.

eLearningLearning – Collecting the best information about eLearning

This topic-centered site is a network of Instructional Design blogs compiled by Aggregage, a company specializing in aggregated content. A navigation bar allows the user to select a topic of interest. For example, clicking on the link for ‘Learning Theory’ produced 180 articles on this topic. To illustrate further, clicking on the link for ‘Instruction’ provided 1972 articles on instructional design (eLearningLearning, 2012). A list of recent posts is included.

Using this network site is a time saver for the instructional designer. I anticipate using this site as an ongoing resource as I work in the instructional design field.

Karla Kmetz – A blog about accessibility and distance learning.

Karla is an Instructional Designer and Accessibility Specialist at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. She has a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Assistive and Special Education Technology from George Mason University. Her blog mainly consists of posts related to web and electronic materials for students with disabilities (Kmetz, 2012).

This blog represents the personal posts of an independent blogger. While the articles are well written, I do not anticipate using this site as an ongoing resource in the instructional design field.


eLearningLearning (2012, March 4). Instructional design blog [Blog]. Retrieved from http://www.elearninglearning.com/blog/instructional-design/

Garg, A. (2010, May 20). 30 top online resources for instructional designers to keep up with. [Blog] Retrieved from the Upside Learning blog: http://www.upsidelearning.com/blog/

Kmetz, K. (2012, March 4). Karla Kmetz A blog about accessability and distance learning. [Blog] Retrieved from http://karlakmetz.wordpress.com/

Latin Word List. (2012, March 1). Retrieved from http://www.latinwordlist.com/latin-word-for/latin-word-for-a-design-66612490.htm

University of Notre Dame (n.d.). Archives. Retrieved from http://archives.nd.edu/eee.htm




8 responses to this post.

  1. Hi Penny,

    I am following your blog and look forward to good discussion in regards to our PM class.

    Thank you- James Hermann


  2. Hello Penny!

    I look forward to following your blog in our Distance Learning course.

    -Ryan Zietlow


  3. Hi, Penny! It’s good to see you in class again. 🙂 I’m following your blog. I look forward to reading your contributions to our course.



  4. Posted by karlakmetz on March 12, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing a link to my blog and for your insightful comments on one of my posts. This looks like it will be a great resource and I look forward to reading your future blog posts!


  5. Good job mom! Welcome to the blogging world! Now if I could just get you on Facebook!! Love you!!!


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