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Integrate Your E-Learning with Google Docs

Integrated Learnings

For this reason surveys can be a great tool to gather feedback to be used to improve future courses. In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to embed a survey created in Google Docs into a Lectora project. You can learn how to create a Google Survey in Google Docs Help section (creating forms from spreadsheets) or simply search for "How to create a Google Survey".

Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content. She tries to find answers to three simple questions regarding each tools mentioned in the mind map –. For many tools, the answers are as expected. While some try doing freeform authoring through a template-based authoring tool. When do I use it?

Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

Again, not every tool below is SaaS based, but at some point, you have to move to the SaaS world, especially if you are offering or saying you do – some type of mobile learning functionality. Ease of Use – definitely plays into the decision making. I’ve seen some authoring tools that fit most of the criteria above, but whose ease of use is substandard or even really bad. Updated Content Authoring Tool Directory. ontent Authoring Tools Directory. The Ten Best Course Authoring Tools. #10 Aura Interactive – SH!FT Here are my criteria.

Low-Cost Test and Quiz Tool Comparison

Tony Karrer

I’ve recently been working with Sameer Bhatia the CEO of ProProfs as I was going through an evaluation of various online tools that support easy, fast, low-cost testing and quiz tools. He helped me pull together the following evaluation of a few different solutions: ClassMarker Quia ProProfs Google Docs Forms Creator, and Quibblo. Evaluation Criteria For the specific need I was looking at, I was looking for the following out of a solution: Cost : Is the tool free or very-low cost to use? Grading : Does the tool allow for several methods of grading responses?

Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

The proliferation of so-called rapid authoring tools over the last few years has coincided with an explosion in the number of online courses developed in-house. Suddenly SMEs are back in the game… Write up a Word doc and convert it? Update the Word doc and re-convert it? You have more time, and new tools are coming out that are making these kinds of thing easier to do.

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Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market

eLearning 24-7

There are 124 authoring tools in my latest directory, of which 30 are SaaS or a combination of desktop and SaaS – which really what is the point of that? Even though more tools are adding the features of collaborative and peer review (more on that in a sec) they are still heavy geared towards a desktop solution. Google Docs – ever heard of em?  believe though, that will be higher, especially with these tools meeting and honestly beating some major league competitors. While there are SaaS tools that do not yet offer this feature, it will change. 

Social Media for Trainers: Filled with Great Ideas and Techniques

Kapp Notes

Instead she continues to describe other tools from Google (Wave and Docs), YouTube, TeacherTube and a half a dozen others. Additionally, the ideas behind using Wave presented by Jane are applicable for other collaborative tools. So this is wild for me, first time I am a tour stop on a blog book tour! I've been an author on blog book tours but now I get to be a stop on a tour and I couldn't be happier to be a stop for my friend and prolific author, Jane Bozarth. Jane does a great job of keeping the information simple, straight forward and to the point. Web 2.0

Collaboration: It’s Not About Technology, It’s About the Culture

Learn and Lead

Email is the most commonly used collaborative tool. Unfortunately it is also perhaps the worst tool for open collaboration in an organization. There are other tools used for collaboration, like project-based collaboration using Microsoft SharePoint and wiki-based project workspaces. Tools like Yammer , Socialcast , and Socialtext are great micro-messaging tools.

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My Top 10 Learning Tools

Clark Quinn

My ITA colleague Jane Hart regularly collects the top 100 learning tools via contributions from lots of folks.  It’s a fascinating list, worth looking at. There are several categories of tools here.  Harold Jarche talks about our personal knowledge management task, and in that, there are the tools I use to capture and share my own thinking (like this), and tools I use to go out and find or follow information. In the capture and share category, major tools include: WordPress – I blog as a way to reflect and get feedback on my developing thoughts.

Using Twitter to Transform the Classroom!

ZaidLearn

Her latest book, ' Social Media for Trainers ' basically explores in depth the essential social media tools to facilitate sizzling (online) learning environments and experiences, using learning tools such as Twitter, blogs, wikis, Facebook, YouTube, Google Docs, SlideShare, Flickr, etc. As Twitter is a perfect communication tool for mobile devices (e.g. Right? THANK YOU!

Social Media for Trainers: Filled with Great Ideas and Techniques

Kapp Notes

Instead she continues to describe other tools from Google (Wave and Docs), YouTube, TeacherTube and a half a dozen others. Additionally, the ideas behind using Wave presented by Jane are applicable for other collaborative tools. So this is wild for me, first time I am a tour stop on a blog book tour! I've been an author on blog book tours but now I get to be a stop on a tour and I couldn't be happier to be a stop for my friend and prolific author, Jane Bozarth. Jane does a great job of keeping the information simple, straight forward and to the point. Web 2.0

Using Social Media for Learning: Tools & Practices #BHsocialmedia

Learning Visions

In Brandon Hall’s research, haven’t talked to a single LMS vendor who is NOT adding these tools. Not every single tool needs 100% participation. Ann Shea with Quick Lessons [link] Social media tools for learning Risks and concerns: Biggest challenges for orgs – benefits are not clear To start using social media…don’t need to be as big as HP or Chrysler! Tools that you bring in to your org. Costs – both of tool and the opportunity cost Look at terms of use and legal implications (who owns the content created in a site) Does the site let you export your content?

What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

On 1 October I released the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list , and in my introductory analysis I said. Yammer  (on the 2010 list at #20) might be a possibility. Both projects written up courtesy of the UK  TowardsMaturity website.). 3 -  Google Docs/Drive. But there’s lots more you can do with Google Docs too. Top Tools 201210 -  Wikipedia.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Google Docs

Learning Visions

Monday, June 18, 2007 Google Docs I played around a bit with Google Docs this weekend. Well, I actually worked with Google Docs this weekend. Inspired by recent posts from Harold Jarche and another one today from Wild Apricot on using Google Docs in nonprofits (thanks to Michele Martin for the link). Now I see that you can publish a Google Doc right to my blog, so Im going to try that now. dont see in Google Docs a way to do this. Moodle in 2010 Kineo Insights Webinar: Challenges and Best Practi. Aah -- corporate control. Always the issue.

Here are 6 Social Learning Platforms you can enable 'On-Demand'

The Learning Generalist

While it may not seem like much, it supports the really important features such as: Social networking; Blogs; Microblogging; Wikis; Shared Spreadsheets (ala Google Docs); and Groups/ Communities At the time I tried it, I remember signing up for a free network of upto 50 people (or something like that). Their email is great, but their calendaring tool is erratic. Ready?

Here Are More Than 200 Free Rapid E-Learning Tutorials

Rapid eLearning

Use Google Docs to create a free project review process. You could replace the opensource tool with your own internal database and form-entry. Use a wiki (or any social media tool) to storyboard your course or offer a collaborative review process. A few weeks ago I offered some advice on how to become an elearning pro without spending a dime. Practice doing what you learn.

A Deliberate and Effective PLE

Learnadoodledastic

Yes i do have a collection of tools that i use to help with my learning and maintaining personal connections, but previously i have not thought through clearly what i hope to achieve with my PLE. Linked into this model is the recognition that the web based tools that you use in this model will have multiple uses and can fit in any of the six activities depending on your own learning purpose.

Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at the Moment of Need #ls2010

Learning Visions

What are performance support tools being used to support the final 3 moments of need: searchable docs wikis help desk The guy next to us -- (“we are instinctively beggars by design” – we ask the guy next to us, but he is an FTE…may not know…but we’re not teaching independence. My live blogged notes from eLearning Foundations Intensive with Bob Mosher. Here’s a picture! J.I.T. = “just in time” – the acronym was born in 1992. What does this mean to the learner? they expect it, informal, interruption, necessary eLearning invented J.I.T. We equated availability with relevance.

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2.0 is a philosophy, not a technology

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal         Reference docs/job aids. Social                  SharePoint 2010, eRoom/Documentum. Tags: Informal Learning Tools Working_smarter Internet Time Alliance spent a couple of days last week putting the 2.0 into a tedious proposal for a large, forward-facing multinational corporation. Among our recommendations were: Informal         Live webcasts. Informal         Recorded webinars. Informal         Video conferencing. Informal         Workshops. Informal         Audio/ podcasts. Informal         Learnshop. Informal         Case Studies. Informal         OJT.

The Adventures of Developing an e-learning Course!

ID Reflections

Can better use be made of tools and applications like Skype, AOL, Webinars, conference calls, video conferencing, Google docs, etc.? Preamble I have just been reading a post by @ tomkuhlmann called Five Ways to Guarantee Your E-Learning Course is a Success. have cited below a paragraph from the post of particular relevance-- about asking questions, the right questions.

How (and Why) You Should Promote Informal Learning with Trainees (and the Boss)

Mindflash

If you don’t already have data supporting your case, create an anonymous survey using free tools like SurveyMonkey or Zoomerang to find out how your trainees really learn.  Use free & low-cost tools that ease collaboration between teams.  Tools like Google Docs are great for collaborative document editing/sharing.   Reality Check. Convincing the Boss.

Acrobat: Signatures in the Clouds

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Adobe has continually improved and added to this online suite of tools. You will then have the opportunity to input the email addresses of the people to receive the doc(s). digital signature is applied to the document (yes, you can customize its appearance, believe it or not!), and the initiator is notified via email that the doc has been signed. by David R. FREE!!

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CloudCourse – Is it really a learning platform?

Upside Learning

From the videos and the pages put up on the link [link] , I could only figure out that it is a basic scheduling tool and not quite there to call it a learning platform. Coming from Google, built on its own App Engine, I wonder what Google wants (or wanted) to do with the tool. And that would definitely be news! Being open source will definitely help it reach a wide audience.

The writings of Lee Kraus: Google Docs Just Released

Learning and Technology

Home My Story Portfolio iPad Bookshelf Social Media October 11, 2006 Google Docs Just Released tags: google Last night at 12am Google integrated Writely with their spreadsheet application. This is another step toward having the ability to complete tesks through a web-based tools. Lee Kraus, 2010. Google, Office2.0] Posted by Lee Kraus at 7:18 AM 2comments: Anonymoussaid.

Collaborative Learning: Strengthen Your Team

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Use Google Docs. To illustrate this, below is a chart outlining the respondents who answered "high" or "very high" when asked to what extent social media tools helped them to achieve tasks at work (you can click the image for a larger view). by AJ George.   A group of your team members has just wrapped up some training. Wrong! Use SharePoint. Use wikis.

LSG Webinar - Choosing the right social and collaboration platform for learning

The Learning Generalist

Social Networking Communication - messaging, discussion, chat Sharing - links, resources, etc Sub-groups - open or closed collab spaces Collaboration Tools - blogs, wikis, microblogs, etc Ning seems to be good for most stuff here. finally made it to this one. Had a busy afternoon till now, but now it's webinar time. I'm kinda interested in what could be a low-cost Ning replacement.

Google Docs Screencast / Tutorial - NorthStarNerd.Org

eContent

NorthStarNerd.Org Dedicated to open access sharing of knowledge - Your host: Rich Hoeg Blog Engineering Learning Nerd TV Nerd Tweets Nordic Skiing Site Map Tutorials « Data Mining for Knowledge - Educypedia | Main | Introduction to Chemical Engineering eBook » April 15, 2008 Google Docs Screencast / Tutorial Google is going after Microsofts jugular. the office suite.

Once more, across that chasm

Learning and Working on the Web

To do this, I have to keep trying out new tools and processes in my own work. Wikis were becoming more popular, especially those that replicated word processesors, like Writely , which was later purchased to become Google Docs, used ubiquitously today. In 2010 we’ve seen Twitter and micro-sharing cross the chasm, while virtual worlds, like Second Life seem to be floundering.

Notes from Intelligent Content 2010

Dawn of Learning

Home > Instructional Design , Learning Content Management > Notes from Intelligent Content 2010 Notes from Intelligent Content 2010 March 11th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment A couple of weeks ago, Xyleme presented at Intelligent Content conference hosted by the Rockley Group. Xyleme] #ic2010 PowerPoint is number one “e-learning&# tool in the world.

E-Learning Early Indicators

eLearning 24-7

significant number of vendors, reported higher revenue and sales numbers in 2010, then in 2009. Tablets were never even a consideration, and I’m talking in 2010. You could count on your hand the number of vendors even looking at it, and I’m not just talking LMSs/Learning Portals, but content authoring tools and other products. couple of rapid content authoring tool vendors are incorporating HTML5 features in their tool, which can be used on tablets, and of course the iPad. That smartphones were the answer to mobile learning. Tablets? Kudos!

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April 2010 Great ones

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

April 1, 2010 to April 30, 2010. From Social Media to Social Strategy - HarvardBusiness.org , April 1, 2010. The iPad isn’t a computer, it’s a distribution channel - OReilly Radar , April 13, 2010. Collaboration and Cooperation - Half an Hour , April 12, 2010. Manual for Civilization - The Long Now Blog , April 6, 2010. The Glass Box And The Commonplace Book - stevenberlinjohnson.com , April 23, 2010. Big List of Educational Technology Journals - Workplace Learning Today , April 12, 2010. Cognitive Edge , April 9, 2010.

Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 2

Upside Learning

Google Docs Connects With Microsoft Office. This article on CMS Wire talks how this new service connects Google Docs and Microsoft Office directly, allowing users to operate the Office interface with Google Docs features. HTML5 was one of the top trends of 2010 and one of the areas seeing increased use of HTML5 is mobile devices. Read it here. 2. Read it here. 3. iPad 2.0:

Free Quiz and Test Maker Tools Plus My Top 3

eLearning 24-7

This is ironic, considering that the rapid content authoring tools, LMSs & Learning Portals offer quiz/assessment tools and target the corporate market (and not academia or or not just academia). All these tools are free. Free Quiz and Test Maker Tools. Easy Test Maker K12, A, PY, M/C, T/F, FIB, MAT, S/A, MA, Unlimited number of tests, DL as word doc., While this market has always existed, it is clearly taking a whole new form in two areas: Strong emphasis to embed into a web site or blog. Capabilities to push quiz on Twitter and Facebook. Answer sheets.

January 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Top Informal Learning links for the first month of 2010. Protecting Reputations Online in Plain English -  Common Craft – Explanations In Plain English - , January 6, 2010. A Few Thoughts on the Nexus One -  OReilly Radar , January 5, 2010. Networking Reconsidered -  HarvardBusiness.org , January 4, 2010. Tonight On CrunchGear: Live At CES -  TechCrunch , January 7, 2010. The opposite of “open” is “theirs” -  Joho the Blog , January 14, 2010. Tools for Finding Creative Commons Images -  Full Circle , January 2, 2010. Skinner Box?

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Integrate the Web with your next Elearning Course

The Learning Generalist

Click here to launch the demo. A few days back, I discovered this wonderful tool called xtranormal. Often, we look for different ways of presenting our content and the interactions within the rapid elearning tool may just not be enough. However most rapid elearning survey tools are not designed for great data management. Example 1 - Set up your Scenario. Your video's ready!

Best of informal learning since September 1, 2010…

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

September 1 to November 18, 2010. The state of mapping APIs -  OReilly Radar , September 7, 2010. Welcome to the Decade of Games -  HarvardBusiness.org , September 9, 2010. Full Frontal Nudity Doesn’t Make Us Safer: Abolish the TSA -  Forbes.com: News , November 14, 2010. Points of control = Rents -  Lockergnome Blog Network , October 29, 2010. The Data Bubble II -  Doc Searls Weblog , October 30, 2010. The SMAQ stack for big data -  OReilly Radar , September 22, 2010. But. -  Adaptive Path , September 30, 2010. Wait, yes.

Tech Docs 101. A Podcast - NorthStarNerd.Org

eContent

» February 21, 2007 Tech Docs 101. If so, take a trip over to this blog / podcast series: Tech Writer Voices: Podcasts on Technical Writing In the last few weeks, the hosts have covered technical communication tools such as: wikis, blogs and NetVibes. Finishing Grandmas Marathon (2010 Partcipant Photos) A Wedding in Morroco Summer Winter Ski Hike in Minnesota Categories Blog Quest 2.0 College Search Ebooks Elearning Hodge Podge Legos Nokia Tablets Nordic Skiing Podcasts RSS Trends and Topics Run for China Software Tools Web / Corporate 2.0 Im not!

Catching up…

Clark Quinn

This is not to say that formal learning needs social learning, but rather that it supports it in many meaningful ways.  It’s also not to say it’s the only tool for meaningful performance support, but it’s a powerful one.  It’s certainly the necessary backbone for collaboration, inherently, but there’s also the somewhat ephemeral but valuable interpersonal contact, not just the information. Skype), Twitter or equivalent, Facebook and/or LinkedIn, Google Docs, etc, you really do need to get that experience going to really understand the opportunities.

EMC Proven Professional Roundup – Week ending October 24, 2010

Adventures in Corporate Education

Chad also posted a r eference doc for Citrix XenDesktop 4 on EMC Unified , leveraging NFS updated to incorporate the required info for FAST Cache, FLARE 30 and DART 6.0. Proven Professional Nick Weaver posted a GUI tool that configures the DHSM setup for the Celerra and Unified plug-ins. This post is cross-posted from the EMC Proven Professional Community on the EMC Community Network (ECN). Hi everyone! Sorry its been a few weeks since we had a round-up. took a couple of weeks off to get married. But now its time to get back into the swing of things! Click here. Cloud. release.

Madness with method: Shakespeare on social media

Dave's Whiteboard

But once you’ve learned one, you’ve able to conceptually handle another one as your company switches from WordStar to WordPerfect to Word to Google Docs. Using these tools will make you…well, yourself, a person who happens to be using them. As it happens, that glover’s son from Stratford-upon-Avon anticipated the kinds of objections Jane had in mind.  Hamlet).

CMS: An Alternative to a LMS for those who seek Portals or Communities

eLearning 24-7

Today, CMSs are appearing with the above, but may include workflows, collaboration tools, web site search, document repositories, records management, digital asset management, compliance and social media. Unless you plan to add some APIs (since they are open source, you could) to create reports on some data or do robust data collection, it is not going to happen.  As for the course authoring tool – to create courses within a CMS and then launch them?  Uh, no. Specifically, when you are ready to output your course from one of the rapid e-learning authoring tools.

Join the #moodlewish Twitter Stream!

ZaidLearn

suppose it has been difficult to keep up with all the innovations going on in purpose-built tools out there such as Facebook , Scribd , Ning (become commercial! You might argue that we could always integrate all these tools with Moodle using widgets or integration modules. Moodle is the Apple of Open Source, and we simply want to be better than any other learning tools out there.

Book Review: Social Media for Trainers

Adventures in Corporate Education

Then each chapter covers a specific social media tool: Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, Wikis, and a catch-all chapter for other tools (such as Google docs, YouTube, social bookmarking, SlideShare, Skype, and UStream). This book is designed to help you situate your understanding of these tools to your own environment. Each chapter defines the tool, gives disadvantages and advantages of the tool in training situations, explains when the tool can be used instead of other things, or when it should be used in addition to other tools.

Product Review: Mindflash.com

eLearning 24-7

What I found was a solution that is a rapid e-learning authoring tool that offers easy to use functions as uploading learners and basic tracking results.   course dashboard that offers some intuitiveness and simple to use, with easy to follow tools. The system provides an assessment tool that is built-in within the product. Editing offers you the ability to add or remove “pages, i.e. doc., Mindflash.com bills itself as a training management system, with the ability to create and upload courses, invitee end users (learners) and track results. View Screenshot!

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Experimenting beyond the course!

Stoatly Different

If motivational tools like sticks and carrots did their job we would be expecting those groups who were exposed to them to have done better than their counterparts. would really love to hear about others experiences running this sort of game, so I’ve uploaded the task word doc and the excel spreadsheet you’ll need to run the game. Learning is, I think, a highly creative activity.

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