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News Flash: aLearning Trail Guide is Now Available in MORE e-versions!

Posted by Ellen on March 29, 2015

It’s been a long time coming, but aLearning: A Trail Guide to Association eLearning is now available for reading on your Kindle, Nook, or Kobo device. Prices range from $9.99 to about $13.

I’ve always believed this book is best used in print format, but so many people rely on their tablets and phones for content now that I decided to release this book in these formats.

The continued popularity of the aLearning book shouldn’t surprise any of us, but despite planning to retire the book, it sells consistently enough that I know its practical, step-by-step instructions and procedures for developing an online strategy haven’t lost their value, despite some changes in technology since the book was first published.

As always, if you purchase the book, have questions about various aspects of the strategic planning process or other topics, feel free to contact me directly by e-mail.

If you’re interested, or know someone who might benefit from this book, here are the links:




Still prefer the print version? Good for you! Just click the image of the book cover on the left to purchase a copy from Lulu. (If you’re asked to register, it’s free and worth it!)

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aLearning Trail Guide Now Available on Amazon

Posted by Ellen on March 25, 2015

Though I’d thought it was time to retire aLearning: A Trail Guide for Association eLearning, I continue to see sales and interest in the book — a great sign that online learning is alive and well and growing in the world of nonprofit and trade associations!


Much has changed in the technology of elearning since the trail guide was originally published in 2009, but the step-by-step instructions for gathering what you need to develop, and then create, your association’s elearning strategy are still valid. When the book came out, it was the only place to get such detailed information in a practical, useful format.

Whether your online learning strategy needs an overhaul or you’re just getting started, the aLearning trail guide can help.

And that help is easier to get than ever.

While I still believe the book is best used in print format, those who’d prefer a copy on their Kindle or other device can now purchase and download it. And the e-book can be given as a gift: with a few clicks, you can purchase it and have it sent to someone else via their e-mail address. How cool is that?

Order now, for just $9.99.

Oh, and tell your friends!


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aLearning Trail Guide Going Dark

Posted by Ellen on February 9, 2013

Not my choice, but the days for ordering e-versions of aLearning: A Trail Guide to Association eLearning are numbered.* The e-reader enabled versions and possibly the PDF version will no longer be available after the end of this month.

If you’ve been putting off purchasing the aLearning Trail Guide, don’t wait much longer. You can order here.

For info on this book and others, click here.

The print version will continue to be available (with its accompanying postage and shipping fees) for the foreseeable future.

* has decided to no longer support DRM, which provides certain protections for the way e-versions are made available.

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Posted by Ellen on July 7, 2012

My apologies! After promising that the tutorials and resources available at the aLearning Fundamentals site (an extension of would continue to be available while the blog is on hiatus, my hosting service has dumped all its clients. I’m in the process of shifting the site to another hosting service which will take some time.

If you need access to any of the tutorials or other resources before they’re back up and running, please contact me directly (my e-mail link is in the sidebar) and I’ll do what I can to get the materials to you another way.

Hope you’re all enjoying a great summer!

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Indefinite Hiatus

Posted by Ellen on April 24, 2012

Regular aLearning blog readers have probably noticed a sudden drop in activity here. No worries! We’re fine. But we are involved in some other areas these days and providing up-to-date insight on association-related elearning topics hasn’t been at the top of the list, sorry to say.

Previous posts on various topics continue to garner so many hits daily that the blog will sit, waiting and ready for new posts, when the time comes.

In the meantime, please know that the aLearning Fundamentals tutorials — always free and never requiring registration — are still live and will remain available here:

And the book aLearning: A Trail Guide to Association eLearning also continues to be available for purchase (in print, PDF, or e-book format) via Just click the image or button on the left for more information on how to order your copy.

As ever, you’re welcome to send me an e-mail directly via the link on the left (below “Contact Ellen” on the left).

I appreciate your support!


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