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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?

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. 

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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Notes from Intelligent Content 2010

Xyleme

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

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

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

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.

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?

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.

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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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.

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.

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:

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.

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

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

Learning Visions

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

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!

Working Smarter: Most popular posts of 2011

Jay Cross

What if Flickr fails? -  Doc Searls  , January 12, 2011. 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. Learning Tools Directory 2011 , February 7, 2011.

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Reflections on Web 2.0 Expo

Clark Quinn

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. Naturally, their DNA is content management, but user- generated content is content, after all.

Hot topics in Working Smarter for the past 12 months

Jay Cross

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

eLearning 24-7

Learning and all forms within are normally taken via your desktop computer and either hitting your company’s server with your browser or going to a hosted LMS vendor’s solution.  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 The Revolution. Battlefield. Not exactly, interactive.

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.

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.

APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

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. An API (Application Program Interface) enables an interface from a piece of software to communicate with another piece of software (in its simplest form) or multiple pieces of software (called a mashup). 

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers Tools

Learning Visions

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.