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Top 20 most influential tweeters in learning technology


The all-new, updated and revised edition of our most influential tweeters in learning technology chart is out now.

It’s the only chart in the business that actually asks real marketing people in learning technology to vote for the tweeters they really like to follow, so we don’t think we’re exaggerating too much when we say it’s pretty unique.

How to read the chart

Overall Ranking by votes: Over 700 marketing people working in learning technology, HR or the L&D industry were asked to vote for the tweeters they think influence them most. The resulting list below is the 20 most influential tweeters as chosen by the marketing community we invited to take part.

Just for fun, we’ve also detailed average Klout and PeerIndex scores for the top 20: there are lots of really popular online tools out there which claim to measure social influence but Klout are PeerIndex are often regarded as two of the best.  Also, we’ve included the number of followers (1k =1000 followers) that each influential tweeter has.

By default, the chart lists the Top 20 most influential tweeters in order of votes received from the 700+ learning technology marketers we asked to take part.  You can re-order the chart to see how this top 20 ranks in terms of Klout score or PeerIndex by clicking the arrows next to the icons.

Klout and PeerIndex scores were checked three times over the course of March 2012 and have been averaged out.  All data was compiled using data generated in March 2012.

 = Klout score      = PeerIndex score   = tweeter’s location   = Number of followers

Name @name Twitter bio
1 Jay Cross @jaycross Business consultant, author, expert on informal learning
Berkeley, California · http://jaycross.com
64 52 +6K
2 Steve Cushing @Montberte Always having FUN, learning, laughing, loving, trying new stuff. Education writer/publisher live in the south of France, work in London and US. quite a commute!
France · http://www.bongollp.com
60 54 +69K
3 Tony Karrer @tonykarrer CEO TechEmpower, CTO for Hire, software, web development, eLearning, and work literacy.
Los Angeles, California · http://socalcto.blogspot.com
36 53 +5K
4 Steve Wheeler @timbuckteeth Web 2.0 researcher, author of The Digital Classroom, Associate Professor of learning technology, international speaker, disruptive activist.
Plymouth, UK · http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com
59 52 +11K
5 Rj Jacquez @rjacquez Former Adobe Evangelist. Now eLearning & mLearning Analyst. Writing eBooks and Blogging the Mobile Learning Revolution as it happens. Join me. Hablo Español. San Diego, CA · http://rjacquez.com 56 55 +7K
6 Paulo Simões @pgsimoes Portuguese Air Force eLearning Evangelizer, PLE Researcher & Informal Learner. European Distance E-Learning Network Steering Committee NAP Advisor.
Portugal · http://www.pgsimoes.net
59 61 +6K
7 Steve @2learn2 Passionate about everything to do with teaching and learning.
France/London/US · http://www.bongollp.com
/ 51 57 +27K
8 Nancy Rubin @nancyrubin Interdisciplinary Ph.D. ★ Twitter-holic ★ Compulsive Sharer About Social Media, Learning and other cool stuff ★ All views my own ★ @nancyrubin
New York, NY · http://nancy-rubin.com/
50 62 +4K
9 David hopkins @hopkinsdavid eLearning, mLearning, Web 2.0, Blogging, WordPress, Blackboard, Tech, CMALT, QR Codes, Social Media, eBooks – Learning Technologist. All views are my own
Bournemouth, UK · http://www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk
44 52 +4K
10 Shelly S Terrell @ShellTerrell Education thought-provoker, The 30 Goals Challenge author, International Speaker, #Edchat founder, Host for AM TESOL Free Fri Webinars, SC Mgr @TheConsultantsE 56 60 +20K
11 Ian Huckabee @WeejeeLearning Social strategist and technologist. Co-founder of WeejeeLearning. E-learning solutions for Fortune 500s, non-profits and more. Writer. Love laughter. Chapel Hill, NC · http://weejeelearning.com 46 46 +18K
12 Joyce Seitzinger @catspyjamasnz Education technologist & networked learner. Lecturer in Blended Learning @ Deakin. Created Moodle Tool Guide. Exploring Digital Curation. Speaker. Views my own.
Melbourne, Australia · http://www.cats-pyjamas.net
61 56 +4K
13 #CRED project @web20education CRED #edtech20 #SocialMedia Project #Curation Restart Education by @LucianeCurator ; http://xeeme.com/ecurator/ ; http://central.ly/web20education Caransebes , Romania · http://bit.ly/CurationKing 45 51 +5K
14 Juan Doming @juandoming Researcher and teacher in e-learning, educational technologies and knowledge management l, online facilitator.
santa barbara ·· http://myonepage.com/juandoming
66 58 +8K
15 Christopher Pappas @cpappas ► Why haven’t you joined us yet? 25,000+ eLearning professionals! ► The #eLearning Industry Blog http://www.elearningindustry.com 53 48 +9K
16 Alec Couros @courosa Professor of educational technology & media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina. Regina, Canada · http://www.couros.ca 61 53 +17K
17 SIMFIN @simfin Presenter and guide on e learning, new technologies and e safety. Will work for pie. NE England · http://simfin.wordpress.com/about/ 48 57 +3K
18 Mark Brumley @markbrumley Educational technology leader committed to 21st Century learners and their teachers. Technology trainer. Presenter. Edublogger. Father of 2. http://www.markbrumley.com 54 59 +16K
19 Tom Kuhlmann @tomkuhlmann I write the Rapid Elearning Blog where I share practical tips & tricks for building elearning courses. Subscribe and get a free ebook. WA · http://www.articulate.com/rapid-elearning 47 49 +5K
20 Shirley Ayres @shirleyayres Digital Strategy & Communications Consultant – empowering people who care with ideas & knowledge through #socialmedia #sociallearning #ukcare @CfSocialS
United Kingdom · http://shirleyayres.wordpress.com/
52 60 +4K

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