How useful or not study aids are to you will largely depend on the relevance of the content and how that content is presented. They need to stimulate you sufficiently for you to use them to your full advantage, and many of our 50 Best Study Aid Blogs below highlight study resources which the authors have found do just that.
However, there is more to studying than picking up a book or scrolling through web pages, and our selection includes blogs where you can find out more about study systems, delve into the psychology of studying and find out how to survive study life. We have also included some study news blogs where you can catch up with the latest technological advances in study aids and some personal commentaries on what studying is all about.
The College Survival Handbook – An excellent blog by the “student who survived”. Not just about studying, but also about what you should be studying for and how to achieve it
Study Smart Smorgasbord – A little bit of everything in this motivation style blog which preaches that you should not study more, but improve the quality of your studying
eLearning Technology – Pretty advanced stuff in Tony Karrer´s technologically influenced blog, but his lists of lists provide a great resource whichever subjects you are studying.
Dreambox Learning – A blog dedicated to making learning fun. Mostly directed at younger students and their parents, but well worth investigating – especially if you are a teacher!
Study Skills Blog – A good blog on which to find tips about college studying, memorizing knowledge and applying it in examinations
Life Hacker – This blog would probably appear on many “Best Blog” lists. Mining relevant study information will prove valuable
Study Habits – Many excellent practical articles in this absorbing blog
10 Academic Resources Daily – Worldwide post-grad studying opportunities
The Stingy Scholar – Advocate of free education publishes where you can find it
Bionic Teaching – Technologically orientated blog offering tips on graphic design
Dissertation Research – Great tips on navigating the Internet to find those hard-to-find references
Rapid e-Learning – Compelling and exceptionally useful resource for online students
eLearning Post – Excellent resource in news article style. A good insight into what corporate managers want from graduates in terms of technological knowledge
Making Change – Advice for adult students studying for advancement in the business world
Presentation Zen – A fantastic blog helping you to present your work with greater strength
IQ Matrix – How to accelerate your learning potential by navigating your mind map
Study Skills Mentor – Top blog on study routines, time management and planning
Study Skills Ca – Some free useful study tips in this ad for Canadian study e-book
Test Preparation – How to overcome anxiety and prepare yourself mentally for examinations
Language Learning Blog – Not a system per se, but plenty of tips for studying a second language
How to Study Bootcamp – A few useful study tips between the ads for the book
Study Hacks – “Doing a Small Number of Things Well” and other guides to getting the motivation to study, by the author of “How to Become a Straight A Student” and “How to Win at College”
Informal Learning – An advocate of learning by impromptu necessity. Interesting.
Learnlets – Fascinating blog on the ways in which learning influences us
Random Walk in Learning – Video blog focusing on anything and everything learning-related
The Good Intern – How to become the educated employee that all businesses are looking for
eLearning Queen – The psychology of online education discussed along with social and cultural educational issues
The College Solution – Every student should read this blog – and every parent to. Not content with providing some excellent resources, this blogs includes a lot about financing your studies so you do not have the stresses of money handicapping your learning ability.
Don´t Let Higher Ed Eat Your Soul – Excellently written (by a student) guide to pop culture, procrastination and productivity. Often irreverent, but never irrelevant to study life
Study Abroad Blog – All about studying in a different country and how to survive it!
E-Learner Skills – Funny, but dated, study blog written by a mature Californian student
Speed of Creativity – Blog focusing on inspirational learning and technology
Dr. Wizard´s Advice – Insightful and often funny look at college life. Studying was mentioned!
College Advice – General college advice includes how to overcome procrastination when studying
College v.2 – Some excellent resources among the dated entries in this student blog
Blogush – Advice for those studying to become teachers – about the real world of being an educator!
Online learning Update – For students and educators on the latest study aids for online learning
Learning Trends – The latest techno advances to help you develop greater e-learning skills
Learning With “e”s – Not a comment on your grades, but rather an award-winning blog by Associate Professor of learning technology, Steve Wheeler, on making technology work for you in education
Breakthrough eLearning – Intelligent blog combating prejudice against online qualifications
Dennis G Jerz – A professor’s muses on literacy and note taking with tips on creative writing
College Lesson Study – Educators put to the test in this older, but revealing, blog on study
Clive on Learning – A computer consultant´s view on using technology for education
2 Cents Worth – Popular teacher´s blog on news affecting education
Beth´s Thoughts – An experienced teacher comments on technology in the classroom
Derek´s Blog – A different view of technology in the classroom from an e-learning director
Stephen Downes – Socially orientated blog, aspiring towards free education for all
Education Change – Not always about studying, but contains many thought provoking comments on the issues that affect students
Jarche – Social media and its relationship with business for ongoing education are examined in Harold Jarche´s intelligent blog
Dan Assen´s Learning – Dan focuses in his blog on learning innovations and the integration of social media in education