Integrate Your E-Learning with Google Docs
APRIL 25, 2010
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
JUNE 30, 2010
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. I’ve been wandering around the web to find the right authoring tool for specific use cases.
Low-Cost Test and Quiz Tool Comparison
AUGUST 31, 2010
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!
JULY 7, 2010
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.
Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market
JULY 20, 2011
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? I 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.
Using Social Media for Learning: Tools & Practices #BHsocialmedia
APRIL 27, 2011
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Google Docs
JUNE 18, 2007
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. I dont see in Google Docs a way to do this. Moodle in 2010 Kineo Insights Webinar: Challenges and Best Practi. It was lovely. Aah -- corporate control.
What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012
OCTOBER 8, 2012
On 1 October I released the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list , and in my introductory analysis I said. In their jobs, workplace learning professionals continue to make heavy use of e-learning authoring tools as well as web conferencing tools (which are on the rise this year by the way), whereas their own personal/professional toolsets include a wider range of social and other tools.:
2.0 is a philosophy, not a technology
Jay Cross's Informal Learning
APRIL 10, 2010
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.
Here Are More Than 200 Free Rapid E-Learning Tutorials
APRIL 20, 2010
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.
Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at the Moment of Need #ls2010
MARCH 23, 2010
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.
Acrobat: Signatures in the Clouds
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JUNE 10, 2010
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). and the initiator is notified via email that the doc has been signed. Once all recipients of the file have signed, the doc can be downloaded. This is a tool that I will use constantly. FREE!!
Notes from Intelligent Content 2010
MARCH 11, 2010
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.
April 2010 Great ones
Jay Cross's Informal Learning
MAY 1, 2010
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.
Collaborative Learning: Strengthen Your Team
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JULY 14, 2010
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.
My Top 10 Learning Tools
AUGUST 3, 2010
My ITA colleague Jane Hart regularly collects the top 100 learning tools via contributions from lots of folks. 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. It’s a fascinating list, worth looking at.
January 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist
Jay Cross's Informal Learning
JANUARY 29, 2010
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?
Best of informal learning since September 1, 2010…
Jay Cross's Informal Learning
NOVEMBER 18, 2010
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.
E-Learning Early Indicators
FEBRUARY 11, 2011
A 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. A 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. 4 Rapid Content Authoring Tools. Tablets? Social learning?
Free Quiz and Test Maker Tools Plus My Top 3
SEPTEMBER 14, 2010
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.
The Adventures of Developing an e-learning Course!
MAY 15, 2010
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. I have cited below a paragraph from the post of particular relevance-- about asking questions, the right questions.
Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 2
NOVEMBER 30, 2010
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. What Makes Good Teaching?
CloudCourse – Is it really a learning platform?
MAY 28, 2010
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.
Keeping Up - April's Big Question
APRIL 2, 2010
This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. Not only am I often made aware of new tools, but also get opinions, tips, and examples of their use. You can never keep up with it all, but access to many experts who are also finding and sharing the lastest tech tools make it much less daunting. So, I browsed "Tools" by keyword on eLearningLearning. When I do find interesting tools I will keep track of them using my Delicious account.
ASTD Keynote: “People Lie” Richard Hilleman Electronic Arts #tk10
JANUARY 28, 2010
This are my liveblogged notes from Thursday, January 28 Keynote at ASTD TechKnowledge 2010 in Las Vegas, NV. Have all class do composition in Google Docs. Can be used for educational Why games become social – we love playing with human beings – more challenging and interesting than playing against a computer What tools can corporates use to incorporate gaming (“I know a lot of tools, but it’ll take you 3 years to figure out how to use them!”) Richard Hilleman, the man behind the EA sports brand (Madden football) -- currently focused on EA’s internal university.
Product Review: Mindflash.com
JUNE 3, 2010
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. A 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!
Reflections on Web 2.0 Expo
MAY 4, 2010
They were also touting a beta of accessing Microsoft Office docs collaboratively through FaceBook. Trying to counter Google Docs, I reckon, but will FaceBook appeal to the biz crowd? Engage has, like Spigit, an idea tool, but no one had a clear answer. Last October I toured the expo associated with O’Reilly’s Web 2.0 Conference, and had the chance again this week. Somehow, it didn’t feel as vibrant. Still, there were some interesting developments. I was talking to OpenText for quite awhile before it came up that they’d acquired Vignette!
Working Smarter: Most popular posts of 2011
DECEMBER 17, 2011
What if Flickr fails? - Doc Searls , January 12, 2011. A sense of bewronging - Doc Searls , April 2, 2011. 2011 Top 100 Tools List and Presentation finalised - Jane Hart , November 14, 2011. Earthquake turns TV networks into print - Doc Searls , March 11, 2011. World wide puddle - Doc Searls , April 1, 2011. Best of Working Smarter Daily. Why E2.0
Hot topics in Working Smarter for the past 12 months
MARCH 20, 2011
Here are the hot topics on Working Smarter for the past 12 months: Launch of Newspaper Extinction Timeline for every country in the world - Ross Dawson , October 31, 2010. How to use Twitter for Social Learning - Social Media for Working & Learning , March 20, 2010. Charles Jennings , May 28, 2010. The Org Structure of Enterprise 2.0 - Dan Pontefract , April 18, 2010.
The Revolution is Coming: Consumer Tablets and E-Learning
JUNE 25, 2010
If you wanted to work on creating content, for many people, the route would be and still is creating courses via a desktop based rapid e-learning authoring tool, or via your LMS/LCMS vendor’s tool (hosted or not) or via Dreamweaver or some other type of solution. Forrester Research projected that in the entire 2010, that 3.5 Rapid e-learning authoring tools will have to adapt or die – with “Cloud capability – it only makes sense. The Revolution. Battlefield. Not exactly, interactive. Battle Plans. And more or on the way. Armies. Weapons.
CMS: An Alternative to a LMS for those who seek Portals or Communities
MAY 18, 2010
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. As for the course authoring tool – to create courses within a CMS and then launch them? To create a course(s) in some type of rapid e-learning authoring tool or Dreamweaver.then yes, but you will need to make some minor tweaks. Specifically, when you are ready to output your course from one of the rapid e-learning authoring tools. flv), HTML5, docs, pdf, etc.
JULY 27, 2010
It’s also not to say it’s the only tool for meaningful performance support, but it’s a powerful one. 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. It’s been quite a while since I’ve blogged, and it’s not that there haven’t been learnings, it’s just that my dance card was too too full. I intend to get more organized, but let me toss off a c0uple of quick thoughts that may get elaborated more soon: Mobile. Social.
APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning
JULY 30, 2010
SCORM Player communicating with your vendor’s solution, for example, if you were creating your own LMS and Rapid Intake’s rapid e-learning authoring tool, it includes a SCORM Player API. Uses Google Docs. Rapid E-Learning Authoring Tools. If you want to take a peek into the future, then you should look no further than APIs and what they bring to the table. Unfortunately, too many vendors in the e-learning space have failed to see the power and potential of this capability, and have decided to ignore them. Open Architecture. Typically APIs are free. Blogger.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers Tools
JUNE 8, 2007
Friday, June 08, 2007 Instructional Designers Tools Theres been a good conversation going on over at Christy Tuckers Experiencing E-Learning blog about instructional design. Christy has been writing about how to get started in instructional design and what technology tools you might need. Rapid e-Learning tools, like Articulate , change the amount of actual technical skill an ID would need within such a group. Rapid e-Learning tools make building courses almost as easy as writing documents in Word. Moodle in 2010 Kineo Insights Webinar: Challenges and Best Practi.