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eLearning: Finding Google Images You Can Actually Use

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If the image is from a Flickr account, for example, there is a section on the bottom right labeled License that will tell you exactly under what conditions you can use the image. by AJ George. have previously written about some good, free stock image resources. The short answer is that it's a case-by-case basis. "   eLearning

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Two Software Tools for Creating Simulations

Kapp Notes

What started as a tool for internal simulation development is now a patented authoring tool available to license and use for your own e-learning simulation development. Here are two tools that can be used for creating effective and engaging simulations. Let me know of other tools. SimWriter. Screen Capture from SimWriter simulation creation software. It is now on version 3.0 CodeBaby.

8 interesting things at CeBIT

E-Learning Provocateur

NuMaps – These guys license census data from the ABS and their DrapeBrowser software lets you overlay it on a map. conference 2011 Australian Defence Force CeBIT CeBIT Australia Chargebar DrapeBrowser Emotiv eWAY Getac Getac Rugged m-learning mlearning NuMaps Promethean whiteboardHowever I still like to go to the expo. And this year was no exception. Not very exciting?

eLearning: YouTube Adds Creative Commons Content

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

    From the YouTube Creative Commons page :     By marking your original video with a Creative Commons license, you are granting the entire YouTube community the right to reuse and edit that video. Please understand that you may ONLY mark your uploaded video with a Creative Commons license if it consists ENTIRELY of content licensable by you under the CC-BY license.

Better Productivity with Raptivity: A Story of Customer Centricity

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Users can convert their trial installation into full use package just by adding a license key. Likewise, while deactivating the product, the license key is detected automatically. When Yehudi Menuhin was asked: "What has music taught you?" he replied: "It has taught me to listen." It is no different with product design. You design products in a flash of inspiration, and keep making them better by listening to your customers. The Raptivity 6.5 release is full of productivity features that are based on ideas that come straight from the trenches. Here are some examples.

Tips for Starting to Freelance

Experiencing eLearning

Other people I’d talked to about freelancing had mentioned setting up an LLC, getting a privilege license for the town where I live, and so on, but nobody talked about the insurance. I’m not sure if many people don’t get it, or if everyone I talked to just assumed I already knew about it. In August, I quit my job as a long-term contractor at Cisco to officially make the leap to freelancing. I did some side projects earlier in the year, but not enough to replace my full-time income. Get a Project First. Put Money in Savings. Multiple Income Streams.

LMS – All You Ever Wanted To Know

Upside Learning

The thumb rule goes that – for any open source LMS  only the license cost is zero.  Almost a year back, the LMS was under fire from many corners and questions were being raised about its very future. Experts around the world were contemplating if the LMS will survive. Not just did it survive, but today, it has successfully evolved to adapt itself to the changes in the learning ecosystem.

A convenient untruth

Learning with e's

Image source A convenient untruth by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. What do you think is the teacher's worst enemy? Some would say lack of time. Others would say unsupportive leadership, or the dreaded government inspection. For me, the worst enemy is bad theory. Riener and Willingham again: ".learning-styles

ALT-C 2011 retrospective

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Image by ALT ALT-C 2011 retrospective by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. James Clay Oliver Quinlan ALT-C 2011 Julie Voce ALT-C Live BetaThe ALT-C conference held at Leeds University this September was memorable for a number of reasons. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

I think, therefore I blog

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Image source Creative learning by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. There seems to be a growing divide between teachers who share their content, and teachers who don't. In a recent blog post, I gave seven reasons why teachers should blog. Blogging for me has many clear benefits for professionals.

Seven reasons teachers should blog

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Image source (edited) Seven reasons teachers should blog by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. I have written extensively on what makes a good blogpost and why it is so powerful. F rom personal experience blogging is one of the most beneficial professional development activities I have ever engaged with.

Tools of the trade

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Images courtesy of Joyce Seitzinger Tools of the trade by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. I was quite impressed by Joyce Seitzinger's Professional Learning Environment (PLN) model that she presented at Deakin University in Melbourne this week. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

A head teacher writes.

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by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. We have had pencils in our school now for some time, and we were one of the first to adopt them, but it has been an uphill struggle. There aren't enough to go around, and often several of the children have to crowd around to use the pencils at the same time. should be!

What we found at SXSW

Visual Lounge

Right now the licenses are for consumer use only, but CEO Paul Anthony says they will be offering commercial licenses for business use soon. And in the meantime, they offer commercial licenses at MusicLicensingStore.com. Ah, SXSW Interactive! Yep, the TechSmith crew did our part to help "keep Austin weird" this year. Editing chops provided by Camtasia for Mac. Which reminds me.I

The open case

Learning with e's

Unported License. Today, more than ever, academics and professionals need to question the value of publishing in closed journals. Forget for a moment the ludicrous prices many publishers charge for personal and institutional subscriptions. Think about the audience. Just how many people will actually read an article in a closed journal? The answer for most closed journals is - not very many.

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Content as curriculum?

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by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. I think it's about time we reconsidered the way curricula in schools are presented. The tired, just in case model of curriculum just doesn't make sense anymore. But most teachers will tell you it's not the best approach. Then she was right, now she is wrong. Web Google

When the dam breaks.

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by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Publication of research is one of the most important facets of academic life. can't stress enough how important it is for good research to be as widely and swiftly disseminated as possible. As a researcher myself, I take this challenge very seriously. It won't. It will not.

#Moodle #Mobile, the follow up action is called Moodbile

Ignatia Webs

They have been working on Moodbile , which is a code project that will result in a GNU General Public License. It has been quite a year for mobile devices! So many initiatives, so many actions. Mid March 2010 some of us volunteers got together and started to work on Moodle for iPhone. Many people were active and a lot of progress has been made. moodle iphone moodle mobile iphone coding

14 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 18

Upside Learning

SitePoint has gathered up over 30 of the best resources online for audio, video, images and more for finding just the perfect Creative Commons licensed item for use in your next project. This time we decided to do our homework, pack our bags and take a trip down the school days. Yes, we have covered it all from QR codes in education to replacing smartboards with iPads. QR Codes In Education.

Conversation as curriculum

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When teachers wish to promote democratic learning, students are given license to challenge and encouraged to discuss, debate, argue. by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. In my last blog post Content as curriculum? The post provoked a number of comments, some supportive, some antagonistic to my position.

Permission to fail

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Image by Dan Pupius Permission to fail by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Playing Angry Birds earlier today made me realise afresh that one of the key strengths of games based learning is the freedom to fail. Games offer a psychologically safe environment within which to learn new things.

The natives are revolting

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The natives are revolting by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. I was deliberately provocative on Twitter this morning when I tweeted this: In just a few hours I had responses of all hues and colours, some agreeing, some disagreeing, many wanting more flesh to be put on the subject.

Continuing Education and Learning Management Systems

Tony Karrer

She has acquired HCS-D credentials and must complete continuing education to maintain the certification as well as nursing continuing education for her RN license. Use Case: The Assessing and Coding Wounds course was approved for HSC-D credits on April 22, 2010 with an approval code of BMSC-LHC1234 and an expiration date of April 22, 2011. One of our colleagues came to me with a particular challenge, and I'm not sure I have a good answer, nor do I know specifically how to go about finding an answer. The LMS offers courses with both nursing and HCS-D credits. Solutions?

2020 teachers

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Image source 2020 teachers by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. What kind of teachers will we see in 2020? Will they be any different (and will they be doing anything different) to what they are now? It's hard to say, because we can't predict the future. But can we help shape it? This is a tragedy.

20th Century flops?

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Image by Ernst Vikne 20th Century flops by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. I have just recorded an interview for my local TV station Westcountry Television. Here is the story as reported by BBC News. It's to be expected of course. But their complaints are ill-informed and certainly not grounded in research.

Sharp practice

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Image by Pieter de Vries Sharp practice by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. During my keynote for the Zukunft Personal event in Cologne, I publicly announced that I would no longer publish my work in closed journals. I'm not the first academic who has made this stand and hopefully I won't be the last.

Designing An iPhone App: Instructional Design Guru

The eLearning Coach

“ What if someone is looking for photos and doesn’t know what a Creative Commons License is? I’m happy to announce that Instructional Design Guru , my new reference and performance support app for instructional designers, is now available for the iPhone. Feeling lazy, it seemed as though it would be so easy to just look up the taxonomy on my mobile device. Not even close.

Digital age learning

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Image source by Steve Paine Digital age learning by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. In my Learning is learning post yesterday, I started a debate about andragogy and pedagogy. held the position that the theory of andragogy (Malcolm Knowles) adds very little to our understanding of learning.

2020 Learners

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The arrow of time says the future will be different to the past." - Professor Brian Cox Image source by 'Back of the Napkin' 2020 Learners by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Children who are born this year will be halfway through primary school when 2020 arrives. What will be their experience of education?

Facing the front

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Image by James Wilkinson Facing the front by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. A guest blogpost by Andrea Kuszewski in Scientific American earlier this month really made me think. But instead of teaching children to think, we are teaching them to memorize. This is the essence of engagement.

Connected educators

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Image source Connected educators by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Are you a connected educator? Are you a teacher who has managed to harness the power of social media to connect with peers and experts around the globe? Steven Anderson (@web20classroom) has a lot to say about the connected educator.

Three things all teachers need

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Image by Yago Veith Three things all teachers need by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Last night I took part in a 3-way Skype podcast recording for TeacherCast.ne t , which was hosted by Jeff Bradbury, who is based in Philadelphia, USA. What should parents expect of teachers in the 21st Century?

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2020 Curriculum

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Image source Exam tables in sports hall, Epsom College by David Hawgood 2020 Curriculum by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. When I talk to teachers about the school curriculum, whether primary or secondary, guess what they want to discuss the most? Correct - assessment. er, organise assessment. questions.

Lunatic fringe?

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He was saying that the ills of the current state funded school system (read 1971, or 2011 - it makes no difference) far outweigh the good. by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Einstein was an echo of these sentiments. He is one of my favourite anarchists, I said. surprising list perhaps? Illich source.