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ZaidLearn: A Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem?


Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem? 101 Free Learning Tools OpenCourseWare and Open Educational Resources Free EduGames Printer-Friendly Version Lets explore the idea that there is at least one excellent free learning tool (or site) for every learning problem, need or issue! Gmail Social bookmarking tool? Diigo Tool to translate text or a webpage?

Top Ten Tools for Learning 2014

Experiencing eLearning

Jane Hart is collecting her eighth annual list of top tools for learning. You can vote for your top tools until September 19, 2014. haven’t done my list in a few years, but you can see my past lists from 2011 ,  2009 , 2008 , and 2007. Even when I’m sporadic in posting, WordPress is a great tool for personal reflection. Personal Learning.

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Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Probably one of the better sources on this is Jane Hart’s Instructional Tools Directory. You can find a long list of tools broken into authoring tools, games/simulations, quiz/test tools, social media, delivery platforms, tracking and whether they support mobile. Beyond that, probably the best thing to do is to use eLearning Learning to go through it’s open source eLearning and open source eLearning Tools. Here’s some of what I pulled out.

PowerPoint 2008 for the Mac: Inserting YouTube Videos

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

This week I'm going to show you how to do the same thing, but in PowerPoint 2008 for the Mac. From the Standard toolbar, select the Media tool and choose Insert Movie (if you do not see this toolbar, from the Menu bar, choose View > Toolbars > Standard ). Find the YouTube video you would like to insert into your PowerPoint presentation. Copy the URL for the video.

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ZaidLearn: 8 Free Screencasting Tools For Tony!


Free Screencasting Tools For Tony! Free Screencasting Tools List (Updated) Tony Karrers blog "Toast! Im now back to searching for a free tool that works to create screencasts that I can use for my blog. In other words a screen sharing tool with voice and screen recording. Hm, I am pretty sure that Tony is familiar with most of the tools suggested here, but are you?

Connectivism and the modern learner

E-Learning Provocateur

These days we have many excellent tools to do just that, and the modern learner is using them. Recently, I read a blog article about connectivism by Debora Gallo. Soon after, I attended a presentation about m-learning by Jan Herrington, in which she too mentioned connectivism. This got me thinking… I don’t know anything about connectivism! Theoretical foundations. Moving on.

President Elect Brings Web 2.0 to the People

Kapp Notes

Well, we now know his is going to be using those tools in his presidency as well. tools.isn't it good enough for your learning and development department and your company to use these tools? We all know that President-elect Barack Obama used text messages and his web site to a distinct advantage in the election. Check out the entire article Obama launches Web site to reach public.

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Webinar Resources

Kapp Notes

Here are some resources to support today's webinar: A whitepaper titled Embrace Informal Learning: Understanding the tools of informal learning and their impact on organizations. Web 2.0 Lessons Learned Tear Down These Walls: Web 2.0 Extends Class Here is how to start a blog using Blogger. Also, you can use Typepad or WordPress. Here is a good overview of podcasting.

Time to Learn Basic Physics? Then Time for an Online Game

Kapp Notes

It is our hypothesis such an educational tool will yield greater understanding of physics, which will improve their testing and classroom performance in the area of physics. It is our contention that in order to study how and why game play can be a serious tool for education, or serious gaming, we must build a game bridging the gaps of entertainment and pedagogy.

Real Time Video Game Updates

Kapp Notes

Many technologies start in the video game world and then move into mainstream applications and tools. powerful tool with real-time data is the immediate possibility of doing "what-if" scenarios quickly and effectively before deciding on a course of action. The game is NBA Live 09. Dynamic DNA emulates - with absolute precision - an NBA player in every sense of the word. Of course.

Corporate Advisory Council Conference: Corporate Presentations

Kapp Notes

The Corporate CAC presentations this fall began with a little snow fall at Monty's but quickly progressed into some great presentations and sharing of information. Here is a brief re-cap of the presentations. First Presentation Christopher Reese discusses Knowledge Management with CAC members. Christopher Reese opened the corporate presentations with a talk about Knowledge Management and NASA.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

Friday, February 15, 2008 Essential Reading for Instructional Design? As an instructional designer/eLearning professional, what books are the essential tools in your reference library ? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Im not looking for the obtuse theory books. prefer the get-down-and-dirty variety. What would you add?

NASA Jumps into the Game Development Universe

Kapp Notes

The game is Designed to enhance learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, the game would be designed to draw players into a synthetic environment that can serve as a powerful "hands-on" tool for teaching a range of complex subjects, officials said. Are you trying to "sell" games internally as a valid method of teaching content.

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Do we really need to design differently for the so called "Digital Natives"?

Kapp Notes

We can't lead them into a classroom and lecture to them on sales techniques after FORCING them to turn off computers, cell phones and other technologies.hey don't they use these technologies to schedule appointments, track customers and perform other job related tasks.perhaps we should incorporate those tools into the training process. Let me rant first. Yes, yes and yes. the answer is "Yes."

Gamer Rater: New and Improved

Kapp Notes

A while ago, I posted an assessment tool developed by Heather G. called Gamer Rater. The post Gamer 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 or 4.0? asked a series of questions to which one could answer to determine what level gamer you are. We had some issues with age so we have modified those elements, added some menu item information and made a few other cahnges. Give it a whirl and let me know what you think.

University Learning = OCW + OER = FREE!


Wiki version Printer-Friendly Version OCW/OER Search ZaidLearn's Delicious OCW Adventure 130+ Free Learning Tools 75 Free EduGames ZaidLearn is back from another non-blogging vacation (Who cares!)! T4 Tips Podcasts Audio and video educational technology podcasts providing you tips, guidance and ideas on how to use different learning tools to facilitate effective learning. Amazon).

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Yes, Ok, I Admit, I've Stayed at the Mayflower Hotel, but.

Kapp Notes

Currently, I am in San Franciso at the Kaplan-EduNeering Life Sciences Knowledge Exchange talking about Trends in Learning Managment and having a great time with EduNeering clients and learning how they are deploying Compliance Wire and other tools to improve thier operations and, again.signing books:) Here I am in San Fran signing books for a great audience. technologies.

Tell Me a Story

Kapp Notes

From a training perspective, the tools in that book can be quickly adapted to designing stories for learning. Karl asks Stephen Denning about the power of storytelling. Last week I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at the 5th Annual Kaplan-EduNeering Knowledge Summit (more about my speaking with Nadira Hira in another post.) I really enjoy these knowledge summits. What a great idea.

Salman Khan Uses Microsoft Paint to Inspire Learning


suppose the biggest struggle today would be to find the time to do it (and the appropriate tool(s) to use) :( On a positive note, Sal has found the time and his work is inspiring. The Khan Academy Khan Academy YouTube Channel Via Helge Scherlund THE KHAN ACADEMY Salman Khan ( Sal ) founded the Khan Academy with the hope of using technology to foster new learning models.

Top Ten Tools for Learning 2011

Experiencing eLearning

This is the fifth year that Jane Hart has been collecting lists of top tools for learning. have contributed my lists in 2007 , 2008 , and 2009. You can contribute your top tools too. Google Reader is still my main tool for personal learning. is my blogging platform of choice and a great tool for personal reflection. also back up bookmarks to Delicious, but especially after the disastrous transition to AVOS (a third of my bookmarks didn’t survive the migration), I’m so glad I don’t rely on Delicious as a primary tool.

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Cost Consious Corporate Gift Idea

Kapp Notes

It reveals new methods and tools that are being used successfully in a variety of settings, including Flash mobs and cheat codes, video iPods, instant messaging and blogging. It is always so hard to determine what type of corporate gift is appropriate for clients, co-workers or your boss? What do you get them that is not too expensive but not too inexpensive, that is business-focused but not too business-focused. With these tough economic times, such decisions can be difficult. Check it out as a gift for yourself, your entire team or your client.

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100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Storyboards & eLearning (Pt. 1) " EduTech gEEks.We're a new brEEd Still new on campus, social software tools can support students and staff beyond the classroom, reaching around the world for learning and communication 17. Horizon Report 2008 The annual Horizon Report seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, or creative expression within learning-focused organizations. Elgg, Drupal, and Moodle -- the components of an online learning environment | FunnyMonkey - Tools for Teachers 59. just reached 100.

PowerPoint 2010: Using the Shape Union Tool

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Two of the coolest new tools in PowerPoint 2010 (especially if you like to make your own graphics) are the Shape Union and Shape Subtract tools. Previously in PowerPoint, if you wanted to join two shapes you would use the Group tool. With the Shape Union tool, these shapes can actually be combined as one so that any formatting you apply will apply to the new shape as a whole.

Learn Trends 2008 - Free

Tony Karrer

George Siemens , Jay Cross and Tony Karrer have organized the second annual free online conference: Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovation 2008 November 17 - 21, 2008 | Online | Free Last year's conference had two thousand people from all over the world take part in the week-long conference. This year the conference has an incredible set of speakers and lots of opportunities to discuss the issues. Dave Wilkins - The Amazon Model and Forum Model - the intersection of LMS and Learning 2.0 It's online. And it's free.

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

It's always interesting to look back at the past year - 2008, think about what has changed for me during the year, and think about what that means for the next year - 2009. My blog is really the hub of my thinking and activity, so by going back through posts for the 2008, it gives me a pretty good perspective on what's been happening inside my head during 2008. during 2008.

Learning styles don't exist

Clive on Learning

Obviously learner differences are important, but there are more significant issues than their personality and preferences, for example: their motivation to learn the subject in question (if the motivation's not there, it has to be stimulated); their prior knowledge of the subject (novices need more structure and support); the extent to which they've learned how to learn (independent learners will be much less demanding); And let's not forget that we also have to work within the constraints set by time, budget, facilities, equipment, tools and skills. You can guess which side I'm on.

Vote for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014

Coffee and Design

Originally posted by Jane Heart’s Jane’s Pick of the Day: Vote for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014.  The 8th annual survey is now open to find the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014. learning tool is defined as any software or online tool or service that you use either for your own personal or professional learning, for teaching or training, or for creating e-learning solutions. This annual list of learning tools has become very popular as it has been compiled from the contributions of learning professionals worldwide. Looking forward to it.

eLearning Trends 2007 and 2008

Tony Karrer

See also - Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 I was talking with someone last night who asked me what some of the bigger eLearning Trends were. eLearning Trend #2 - Virtual Environments - see Second Life and Learning eLearning Trend #3 - Open Source and Free Tools eLearning Trend #4 - Do-It-Yourself Learning - see Disruptive Changes in Learning , Personal Learning for Learning Professionals - Using Web 2.0 told him about eLearning 2.0 and the move to DIY. and eLearning 1.0 vs. 2.0 Does a Learner WANT an LMS? However, this should be a good basis for diving in deeper

ZaidLearn: 75 Free EduGames to Spice Up Your Course!


Games Links OpenCourseWare and Open Educational Resources Free Learning Tools Printer-Friendly Version " Engage Me or Enrage Me " - Marc Prensky (2005) " Never play a video game thats trying to teach you something. " - Justin Peters (2007) Terms like educational games , game-based gaming , and social impact games dont sound too bad. 17 May 2008 22:17. 19 May 2008 03:08. Posts.

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Coaching Critical Thinking to Think Creatively! (Zaid Alsagoff)


Each group have to choose their leader, and are given specific time frames to complete particular tasks (or using specific thinking tools), and then they need to summarize their answers or findings in writing, and finally one (or more) of the group representatives have to present and discuss the group’s output with the class. THE UNITAR WAY! COURSE REENGINEERING NEEDED? Bassham & Co.,

69 Learning Adventures in 6 Galaxies (My First eBook)


Download the eBook (13.2 MB) "69 Learning Adventures in 6 Galaxies" At the beginning of 2007, I sat down to have a discussion with myself about what I wanted to achieve (working and academic wise) by the end of 2008. The first hedgehog goal was to write a book about learning (by July 2008), and the second one was to start my PhD adventure (by December 2008). What a turnaround!

Celtx a free and open source software for developing eLearning storyboards

Ignatia Webs

If an eLearning course will be build with audiovisual aids, in most cases you will draw up or write a storyboard. The storyboard is useful to: make sure you cover all the learning objectives, test the continuity of the story/narrative you use to enlighten your learners keep the team of developers informed of their expected input and when their input is due. Celtx is a great storyboard software.

Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

I thought I'd kick off this year by posting a series of posts on topics related to tools and methods for work and learning. I'm hoping to address questions such as: How do you create a personal tool set or Personal Learning Environment (PLE) for yourself? What should be in your tool set? What are the most important methods to adopt in addition to the tools? Should twitter be part of your tool set? In fact, the lack of attention to this topic was the reason I founded Work Literacy in June of 2008. Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective.

Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008

Learning Journeys

I will be attending the free, online conference, Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008 , at next week, November 17-21, 2008.  25 Free Tools Every Learning Professional Should Have in their Toolbox. November 17, 2008 from 8am to 8:45am – Conference site Jane Hart has conducted a yearly survey for the past several years asking learning professionals what tools they use. From this, she has compiled her list of the Top 25 free tools that we should al … Organized by Jane Hart | Type: Online , presentation. Tools, the Discussion.

Gadgets, games and gizmos for learning

Clive on Learning

It's the wrong tool for the times." " The solution, says Kapp is to communicate with gamers using the tools and methods with which they are most comfortable, i.e. gadgets, games and gizmos (by the way, from what I can see by checking some definitions online, a gizmo is the same as a gadget; presumably Karl couldn't resist the alliteration-fest). I've enjoyed reading Karl Kapp's Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning (Pfeiffer, 2007). It's been out a few months now, but I just got round to it. Karl quotes Bill Gates: "America's high schools are obsolete.

ASTD TechKnowledge 2008 - Conference Planning

Tony Karrer

ASTD TechKnowledge 2008 is coming soon in San Antonio. also found a few posts around practical attendee ideas: David Warlick - Conference 2.0 - Ten Tips for Extending your Education Conference Session Hopping – A Practical Guide Conference Networking Tools Ray Sims had some good practical suggestions in the comments of Conference Networking Tools that suggest how to make contact. Now that it's less than a month away, I thought I'd sit down and try to do some conference planning. To help me prepare, I went back to a few previous posts on related topics. Does anyone else?

Corporate Policies on Web 2.0

Tony Karrer

One of the barriers commonly cited during my presentations around eLearning 2.0 (use of Web 2.0 / social media for work and learning) is that organizations often have not established their policies or guidelines around the use of these tools. tools as part of our eLearning 2.0 Unfortunately, companies sticking their head in the sand doesn't do any good. Employees are using these things in some way. Companies need a policy. And most corporate guidelines out there around social media are fairly similar. If you have good articles, posts, etc. solutions?