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Writing an eBook: Lessons learned on how, where, and why

Dont Waste Your Time

” What is a Learning Technologist? : “My journey as a Learning Technologist started in 2007 and has taken many turns and overcome many obstacles. It is essential you test your work: whether it is in Word format or MOBI or ePub or PDF, it doesn’t matter … test it! Those of you know me will know I published two eBooks earlier this year. Guy Kawasaki. Pause.

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Harold Jarche » Disorientation in Learning

Learning and Working on the Web

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit

Learning Visions

Tuesday, May 01, 2007 Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit I want to incorporate a reading list for the next level of the 30-minute masters (taking a crash course in Instructional Design). Knowles, et al: The Adult Learner Other Good Resources: Clark Quinn The Seven Step Program for e-Learning Improvement (PDF whitepaper) Will Thalheimer Learning Show: Dont Forget Forgetting Will Thalheimer Learning Research Quiz Posted by Cammy Bean at 12:52 PM Labels: 30-minute masters , instructional design , resources 5comments: Cammy Bean said. Im much more into practical application.

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PDF Creator 0.8 (Excellent & Free)

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Link to PDF Creator & Home page "PDFCreator (0.8) is a free tool to create PDFs easily from nearly any application. With the PDFCreator Printer driver you turn any program into a PDF-machine" Improvements (in Version 0.8): Security! Foxmail, Sylpheed-Claws, IncrediMail Problems with: Ak-Mail, GeMail, Postguard, Vivian Mail Add PDF document properties 'Keywords' and 'Subject' You can add printable files (also via 'Drag and Drop') and through the windows explorer context menu. learning tools

Top-Ten Teaching and Learning Issues (2007)

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HTML Version: [link] PDF Version: [link] Authors: John P. Campbell, Diana G. Oblinger, and Colleagues "Creating a culture of evidence tops the list of important issues as the academic technology profession moves to an “Instruction 2.0” In short, show me the evidence of learning outcomes (or improvement) and you will get the support.

Top-Ten Teaching and Learning Issues (2007)

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HTML Version: [link] PDF Version: [link] Authors: John P. Campbell, Diana G. Oblinger, and Colleagues "Creating a culture of evidence tops the list of important issues as the academic technology profession moves to an “Instruction 2.0” In short, show me the evidence of learning outcomes (or improvement) and you will get the support. learning teaching and learning

LMS RFP

Tony Karrer

For example: (LMS OR "Learning Management System") AND ("Request for Proposal" OR RFP OR "Request for Quotation" OR RFQ) AND (filetype:PDF OR filetype:DOC OR filetype:RTF) will get you an interesting list. Again - I would really welcome: Links to good templates or example RFPs. Suggestions on what else should go in here. LMS RFP Resources John Theis wrote a dissertation on the contents of 25 RFPs submitted to an LMS vendor. His dissertation contains some interesting information. The best stuff is found on pages 36-42, 54, and 56-75, but don't miss John's Dedication.

eLearning Weekly » Free PDF: Top 100 Tools For Learning 2007

eLearning Weekly

Top 100 Learning Game Resources

Upside Learning

Digital games and learning gains (PDF), June 17, 2009. The Learning Circuits Blog, October 13, 2007. Walk a Mile in My Shoes: Games Let You Do That- Kapp Notes, July 30, 2007. Yes You CAN Create E-learning Games- Bozarthzone , June 22, 2007. Theory of Fun- Clive on Learning, August 16, 2007. PDF: Serious games: online games for learning (PDF), June 17, 2009.

EIU Innovation Report, May 2007

Simply Speaking

The Economist Intelligence Unit (in association with Cisco Systems ) has just released a white paper titled Innovation: Transforming the way business creates (caution: opens a pdf; for a synopsis, click here ). There are a lot more such useful pointers in the report – you can access the detailed report in a pdf form here. The EIU undertook two research studies in 2006-07. The first was a worldwide survey of 485 executives to gauge a better understanding of the drivers of innovation and their relative importance. 11 on Innovation Direct Inputs Index, an even lower No. The U.S.

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Social Networking in Education

Simply Speaking

has released a research report on the use of online social networking by students, titled Creating and Connecting (caution: it’s a pdf file). You can access the 12-page pdf report here. The National School Boards Association in the U.S. While some of the findings are not surprising, some others are. Here’s a quick take on some of the findings. Just e-mail and web surfing? Further, students report that one of the most common topics of conversation on the social networking scene is education. That is not to say it is not a good thing, but it may not be much more than that.

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Online Networking in Courses

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Sent to you by brent via Google Reader: Online Networking in Courses via Experiencing E-Learning by Christy Tucker on Aug 15, 2007 These are my notes from the presentation MySpace is not YourSpace: The Promise and Pitfalls of Online Social Networking at the Conference for Distance Learning and Teaching last week. The slides from the presentation are available as a pdf. Here's a thought! wonder what it would look like if I posted to my blog using the little email feature at the bottom of an item in Google Reader? Okay.here it goes. The presenters were Alan Foley and Hal Meeks.

Editing with Acrobat: Get the Comment Pane's Numbers to Match Acrobat's Page Numbers

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

The number 2 corresponds with the second page in the Acrobat PDF. One quick fix to make these two numbers match is to set Acrobat to use the Acrobat page numbers (starting with 1 as the first page of the PDF) instead of the "logical" numbers. Choose a layout and formatting for your summary, then click Create PDF Comment Summary. You will get a new PDF showing the original text and the comments, and any page numbers referred to in the comments will match the "logical" printed page numbers.  by Jennie Ruby. or page 21? Acrobat

Clive's Columns

Clive on Learning

So, I decided to put together a compendium of 33 of the e-learning columns that I wrote for Learning & Development and IT Training magazines between 2003 and 2007. So, if by any chance you would like a copy of Clive's Columns , you can download it here (PDF, 744K).

eLearning Guild Research Reports

Tony Karrer

However, the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT : The eLearningGuild recently announced that they would give copies of the PDF reports to all Associate Members (which is free with a profile completion). The PDF research reports include the following, but I believe that you also get access to some of the slightly older reports such as Informal Learning, Future Directions, Extended Enterprise, etc.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: I Heart My Wiki

Learning Visions

Friday, July 06, 2007 I Heart My Wiki I have finally thrown myself into the wiki waters. Of course, Ill transfer that into an official looking Word document/PDF to deliver to the client. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. And I love it. Bye bye Word. The kickoff meeting agenda and notes went in the wiki. miss them.

Open Yale Courses!

ZaidLearn

Open Yale Courses Open Yale Courses Press Release (pdf) Reference - Open Yale (George Siemens) WHAT? Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to seven introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn. FUNDING? William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Great!

Open Yale Courses!

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Open Yale Courses Open Yale Courses Press Release (pdf) Reference - Open Yale (George Siemens) WHAT? Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to seven introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn. FUNDING? William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Great!

60-Minute Masters on Rapid E-Learning Design & Kineo Magic!

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The course was showcased at the Devlearn conference in San Jose (Nov 5-8, 2007). Example: 50 Ideas for Free E-learning (PDF). Link to 60 Minute Masters article Articulate Presentation - 60 Minutes Masters (Non-Audio Version!) 60 Minutes Course (Need to register. Kineo has collaborated with Clive Shepherd and InVision Learning to create a short course on rapid e-learning design. JUICE?

Heutagogy, Self-Directed Learning and Complex Work

ID Reflections

Heutagogy applies a holistic approach to developing learner capabilities, with learning as an active and proactive process, and learners serving as “the major agent in their own learning, which occurs as a result of personal experiences” (Hase & Kenyon, 2007, p. pdf It is no longer very important (at least in most occasions) to be trained on specifics. Will past experience help?

Clive's 33 Columns (Dummies Guide to e-Learning!)

ZaidLearn

Clive's Columns (pdf): [link] Clive's Blog: [link] WHAT? This excellent free resource is " A compendium of 33 of Clive Shepherd’s columns on e-learning and blended learning, originally published between 2003 and 2007 in IT Training and Learning & Development magazines." COPYRIGHT? This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works License.

Clive's 33 Columns (Dummies Guide to e-Learning!)

ZaidLearn

Clive's Columns (pdf): [link] Clive's Blog: [link] WHAT? This excellent free resource is " A compendium of 33 of Clive Shepherd’s columns on e-learning and blended learning, originally published between 2003 and 2007 in IT Training and Learning & Development magazines." COPYRIGHT? This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works License.

Blackle and My Inspirational Sandcastle Adventure!

ZaidLearn

Roberson et al, 2002 (PDF) "There is a significant difference in energy consumption between black and white screens for CRT monitors. In January 2007 a blog post titled Black Google Would Save 750 Megawatt-hours a Year proposed the theory that a black version of the Google search engine would save a fair bit of energy due to the popularity of the search engine. RESULTS? ANOTHER IDEA!

Blackle and My Inspirational Sandcastle Adventure!

ZaidLearn

Roberson et al, 2002 (PDF) "There is a significant difference in energy consumption between black and white screens for CRT monitors. In January 2007 a blog post titled Black Google Would Save 750 Megawatt-hours a Year proposed the theory that a black version of the Google search engine would save a fair bit of energy due to the popularity of the search engine. RESULTS? ANOTHER IDEA!

Selecting LMS & Evaluating the Quality of Online Courses (Clayton R. Wright)

ZaidLearn

Also, you are recommended to explore his excellent article on Adapting Learning Materials for Distance Learning (PDF). Author: Dr. Clayton R. These platforms are also referred to as course management systems (CMS), learning management systems (LMS), learning portals, or e-learning platforms. The decision to obtain such software is frequently made by administrators and computer managers.

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Selecting LMS & Evaluating the Quality of Online Courses (Clayton R. Wright)

ZaidLearn

Also, you are recommended to explore his excellent article on Adapting Learning Materials for Distance Learning (PDF). Author: Dr. Clayton R. These platforms are also referred to as course management systems (CMS), learning management systems (LMS), learning portals, or e-learning platforms. The decision to obtain such software is frequently made by administrators and computer managers.

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eLearning: More on Copyright

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Additionally, if a copyright holder asks you to provide a fair use evaluation, there is an option to print a time-stamped PDF.   About the author: AJ George is IconLogic's lead Technical Writer and author of both " PowerPoint 2007: The Essentials " and " PowerPoint 2008 for the Macintosh: The Essentials." by AJ George. After my last article on when it's okay to use copyrighted information , I received some great resources from one of our readers,  Christy Tucker. The short answer is no. Do you have more resources on copyright?

e-Learning Acupuncture: Learning objects that work!

eLearning Acupuncture

Tuesday, September 11, 2007 Learning objects that work! The learner can even download a printable version of the video in PDF format. link] September 12, 2007 7:42 AM rlubensky said. September 12, 2007 8:10 AM Ramprekash said. Thank You October 27, 2007 9:46 PM Eric said. November 26, 2007 1:41 PM Eric said. Eric November 26, 2007 1:42 PM Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Eric A. Its no secret: I dont know everything! Ive been hearing about it on TV and on the radio. Here is the French language version.

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WiZiQ - A Free Virtual Classroom Tool!

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WiZiQ 's virtual classroom features include: Two way audio Text chat Multiple participants PowerPoint & PDF sharing Whiteboard Media files like gif, jpg, swf, png etc. WiZiQ + Live Class Module for Moodle YouTube: WiZIQ - The Free T&L Platform Via Patricia Donaghy WHAT? FEATURES? All sessions are recorded Only you have access Review them later LATEST UPDATE! will always remain free.

Sloodle = Second Life + Moodle

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Sloodle - Learning Systems for Virtual Enviroments Sloodle project in Second Life Sloodle Wiki Sloodle Whitepaper (pdf) WHAT? Sloodle is an Open Source project which aims to develop and share useful, usable, desirable tools for supporting education in virtual worlds, making teaching easier. MASTERMINDS? von Briesen aka Icabad Vallejo (moodle evangelist) JUICE?

Sloodle = Second Life + Moodle

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Sloodle - Learning Systems for Virtual Enviroments Sloodle project in Second Life Sloodle Wiki Sloodle Whitepaper (pdf) WHAT? Sloodle is an Open Source project which aims to develop and share useful, usable, desirable tools for supporting education in virtual worlds, making teaching easier. MASTERMINDS? von Briesen aka Icabad Vallejo (moodle evangelist) JUICE?

Informal Learning - 3 Free Chapters (Jay Cross)

ZaidLearn

Before you consider buying his book, perhaps you should download the first three chapters for FREE and learn informally (PDF format) : Chapter 1: Out of Time. Link to Informal Learning Book (chapters 1-3 are free. More soon?) Informal Learning Blog JAY CROSS? Jay coined the term eLearning. INFORMAL LEARNING? MORE JUICE? Wait a second! Chapter 2: A Natural Way of Learning.

Informal Learning - 3 Free Chapters (Jay Cross)

ZaidLearn

Before you consider buying his book, perhaps you should download the first three chapters for FREE and learn informally (PDF format) : Chapter 1: Out of Time. Link to Informal Learning Book (chapters 1-3 are free. More soon?) Informal Learning Blog JAY CROSS? Jay coined the term eLearning. INFORMAL LEARNING? MORE JUICE? Wait a second! Chapter 2: A Natural Way of Learning.

elearningpost » Engaging e-learning interactions

elearningpost

Schone has published an e-book on Engaging Interactions for E-learning (PDF). interaction Add tag Permalink | Monday, October 22, 2007 Page 1 of 2 pages Search Follow Twitter Atom RSS 2.0 blog articles about Engaging e-learning interactions B.J. In his blog , he describes the 25 interactions described in the book. Nice stuff. Photos www. flick r.com Bookshelf (c) 2000-2006 elearningpost | 508 | XHTML | RSS feed | Powered by ExpressionEngine

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Route 21 - 21st Century Skills Learning Station!

ZaidLearn

Link to Route 21 21st Century Skills Framework White Paper (PDF) Reference - Helge Scherlund's e-Learning blog 21st Century Learning Outcomes Project 21st Century Framework WHAT? Route 21 was created by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills has emerged as the leading advocacy organization focused on infusing 21st century skills into education.

Route 21 - 21st Century Skills Learning Station!

ZaidLearn

Link to Route 21 21st Century Skills Framework White Paper (PDF) Reference - Helge Scherlund's e-Learning blog 21st Century Learning Outcomes Project 21st Century Framework WHAT? Route 21 was created by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills has emerged as the leading advocacy organization focused on infusing 21st century skills into education.

Jing Project - Screen Capture & Share On-the-Fly

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Output formats: Macromedia Flash, Standalone EXE, PDF, PostScript, HTML or any of the above image formats. Use Flash/html for the web, EXE for distributing to PC users and PDF for printable manuals. URL: [link] What is this thing called Jing? The concept of Jing is the always-ready program that instantly captures and shares images and video…from your computer to anywhere."

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