FREE Alternative to Basecamp
MARCH 19, 2014
If you aren’t interested in paying monthly fees just to have a way to communicate project status with your client, then there is a pretty great FREE alternative to Basecamp you have to check out: Project Panorama. If you perform development, design, or consulting services for clients, then you have at one point considered using Basecamp (or maybe you currently are using it).
FREE Alternative to GoToMeeting
JULY 18, 2013
If you’re looking for an alternative to GoToMeeting, and perhaps some more interactivity built in for actually delivery classes, then you need to check out this open-source program: Big Blue Button. Having an LMS that can deliver course content is all well and good – but sometimes you need to have a live, virtual training session. Another growing player in this space is Join.me.
Alternative Word Cloud Generator: Tagul
Dont Waste Your Time
FEBRUARY 27, 2013
I’ve used Wordle and Tagxedo in the past to generate a word cloud of text for different projects, but I recently found this new one that produces an interactive word cloud – Tagul. Using either your Twitter or Google account to login (others are available) you can start making a word cloud from either a URL, text, or a set of tags you define. One very important. Amazon Cloud Player App.
a dire shortage of alternative models
Learning and Working on the Web
JANUARY 31, 2016
We are missing appealing alternative models to our existing tribes, institutions, and markets. The easy alternative is to revert to the old ways. Myerson goes on to propose two alternatives to current market capitalism: cooperatives to de-market capital, and enabling labour to exit the market via the welfare state. And its impact can be seen everywhere today. We have a choice.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
Alternatively, learners might have forgotten the details. Seven Simple Secrets to. Off-the-Shelf Course Success. By Megan Torrance, CEO TorranceLearning. Off-the-shelf (OTS) courseware is a growing market attracting both customers and venture. capital. creating yet another course or scheduling yet another workshop. of learners. situations, or present individualized content. busy trainers?
6 Alternatives To Bullet Lists
The eLearning Coach
JULY 13, 2011
By sprinkling in alternatives to bullets here and there, your minimal use of bullets will be more effective. Here are six bullet alternatives you can create in a any graphics program or in PowerPoint. Alternative 1: Use text boxes. simple alternative to a list is to place each item into a a text box that is arranged in a suitable layout. Alternative 5: Draw a Diagram.
Alternative to the Kirkpatrick Model of Training Evaluation
OCTOBER 20, 2013
However, there are other methods that one could use as an alternative (or perhaps even in conjunction with) the Kirkpatrick model. If you have been in the elearning (or training) industry for any amount of time, then you are most likely aware of the Kirkpatrick model of learning evaluation. Learning: At level 2, you measure what your trainees have learned.
Alternate Pedagogies and Experiences
MAY 18, 2011
In writing about mobile for higher education, other than meeting learner administrative and information needs, I obviously focused more on the formal learning roles mobile devices could facilitate. And one of the things that has been of interest to me is looking differently at pedagogies. Traditional. Unless we open up the learner emotionally, I reckon the rest of the effort won’t stick.
FREE Alternative to Camtasia Studio
JANUARY 6, 2013
If you are on a budget, and need to create some instructional videos on your computer, then you need to check out the free alternative to Camtasia Studio: Cam Studio. If you are looking for other alternatives, then there are a few options (although not all of them are free, and some have pretty limited features until you upgrade). Many programs have this feature build in (i.e. EZvid.
Learning with e's
AUGUST 26, 2010
What is the most outrageous alternative education scenario you could imagine? Are we running out of alternatives? Image source Outrageous alternatives by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Children not attending school, but instead learning from home? Done it. Got the t-shirt. What about no school at all then? Are we?
eFront as a SumTotal alternative
FEBRUARY 26, 2014
The client was using SumTotal as its backbone LMS and was in need of a comprehensive and efficient alternative solution. eFront, when compared to most “heavy”, “industrial” LMSs or open-source alternatives, looks fresh, modern and discrete. Perhaps it is time to consider eFront as a viable alternative. After an exhaustive research process, the client chose eFront. Flexibility.
A Learning Science Alternative to Bloom's Taxonomy by Brenda Sugrue
Learning Solutions Magazine
MARCH 5, 2013
Here is an alternative that may simplify the problem of coming up with appropriate instruction and assessment. There has been considerable discussion of Bloom’s Taxonomy (a classic tool for instructional design) in the last two decades. Design Strategies Emerging Topics Getting Started Instructional Design Training Strategies
#DigiWriMo who am I, my alternative CV
NOVEMBER 1, 2015
An answer to the first DigiWriMo challenge: to create an alternative CV. It is quite a challenge to view myself through a non-professional, personal looking glass. Who is the generic me? Who is the me that people might get as a colleague, friend, peer? I am a wanderer at midpoint in life (if life proofs to be kind to me and permits me some extra decades). So what does ‘good’ mean to me?
3 FREE Alternatives to Adobe Photoshop
MAY 10, 2012
Try these 3 FREE alternatives instead! If you don't have the time to read Photoshop tutorials and you just want to make your pictures look great (with effects, cleaning them up, or just altering their output file), then you'll find great use in one of these 3 Photoshop alternatives. . Not all of us in instructional design can whip up a professionally altered photo in Photoshop.
FREE Alternative to Microsoft Project
MARCH 18, 2013
Easy: use the free alternative to Microsoft Project – OpenProj ! For those of you who have used, or actively use, Microsoft Project, you know how awesome it is. Sure, it’s not as sexy as the other programs out there, but it is by far one of the best solutions available for work planning a major project with various dependencies. Even the menu items are similar. Exactly.
FREE Alternative to Adobe Illustrator
AUGUST 13, 2012
However, not everyone needs the full version of Adobe Illustrator. If you want to play around a bit but don't want to invest a large sum of money, then you should check out the best free alternative to Illustrator on the market: the open-source Illustrator "clone" called Inkscape. Many people prefer to use Adobe Photoshop , but another favorite in the Adobe suite is Illustrator. Tweet.
This FREE Alternative to Box.net Might Surprise You
APRIL 17, 2013
In a small team where resources like SharePoint aren’t a viable option, there has to be an alternative to sending these huge files to one another. The good news is that there is an alternative to Box.net that has just hit the scene (well, sort of). which includes my newly discovered alternative to Box.net – SkyDrive! That’s it. Oh yeah…and it’s free (with Windows 8).
Alternative to ADDIE –Scrum
APRIL 28, 2011
An alternative, presented in only 7 minutes in the video below is to use the agile software development method known as Scrum. For a long, long time the ADDIE model has been held up as the “holy grail of the process to design instruction. Check out the video and see if this compressed method would work for your design needs. Image from Reaktor. Design
Still More Alternatives to Second Life: More 3D Worlds to Explore
APRIL 13, 2010
Here are even a few more alternatives to Second Life for you to check out. Other Lists of Alternatives to Second Life and more 3D worlds to explore can be found at the links below: More alternatives to Second Life. Alternatives to Second Life __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.
FREE Alternative to SharePoint
APRIL 24, 2012
Gigabytes) of free storage with this free Microsoft SharePoint alternative: Microsoft SkyDrive. . I was surprised when I stumbled across this tool as I have never really heard of it. Here is a great free resource for those of you who need to store, and share, large files. Now, wouldn't it be great to get SharePoint for free? Well, unfortunately you can't (believe me I have looked). Tweet.
FREE Alternative To SurveyMonkey
JUNE 17, 2012
If you are looking for something that is robust like SurveyMonkey but doesn't carry the pricetag, then try the free alternative to SurveyMonkey: LimeSurvey. As most learning professionals know, an effective training initiative needs meaningful measurables, and one of the easiest ways to capture these metrics is by one of the many survey sites available today. Tweet.
Nine Training Alternatives to ‘Correct’ and ‘Incorrect’
MAY 15, 2012
Imagine a trainer at the front of the room responding to a participant’s comment by saying nothing more than “You’re right!” or “Incorrect.” Imagine this happening over and over again. Even though it seems futile, this is one of the most common types of feedback we use in e-learning courses to respond to user actions and answers. You Have Lots of Options. Real World Consequences. That’s feedback.
FREE Alternative to Snagit
JULY 1, 2012
This free alternative to Snagit is called Greenshot , and with it you can: Create full screenshots. Any instructional designer knows the importance of having a quality screen capture tool available at the click of a button. However. If you are a budget seeker, then there is a fantastic open-source option available that has many features that are similar to Snagit. Enjoy! Tweet.
Newsflash! Paper Must Remain a Viable Alternative to E-Learning
JANUARY 11, 2013
When offering a holistic solution to organisations, can you please include paper-based instructional design alternatives as well? Newsflash to e-learning poviders out there. Learning courseware is not accessible or re-usable to subgroups of staff in many organisations. Sometimes a paper-based manual of instruction, guide for coaches or paper-based job aid is the best solution.
Snagit for Google Chrome Update and Alternate Capture Mode
DECEMBER 10, 2013
If you’ve been exploring, you may have noticed an alternative method for capturing images with Snagit for Chrome. The post Snagit for Google Chrome Update and Alternate Capture Mode appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. Development Update. It’s been a couple weeks since we launched Snagit for Google Chrome™ and frankly it makes me a little teary-eyed to see it growing up so fast.
Finally, alternatives to prominent MOOCs
DECEMBER 13, 2012
Tony Hirst shared a new initiative via OU UK: UK universities embrace the free, open, online future of higher education powered by The Open University. From a Times HE release : Futurelearn will carry courses from 12 UK institutions (see list), which will be available to students across the world free of charge. It will follow in the footsteps of US providers including Coursera, edX and Udacity, which offer around 230 Moocs from around 40 mostly US-based institutions to more than 3 million students. Tony Hirst has compiled a list of articles (or churnalism as it appears to be).
FREE Alternative to Adobe Captivate
APRIL 4, 2012
Well, now you (almost) can with this free alternative to Adobe Captivate for e-Learning development. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get all of the functionality of Adobe Captivate without the hefty $700+ price tag? If you are strapped for cash, or simply need to just do a quick demonstration with some Captivate-like type features, then ActivePresenter can help. Have fun! wordpress lms
Alternative Use of Video in The Classroom – It’s Not Just for Homework Anymore
SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
The post Alternative Use of Video in The Classroom – It’s Not Just for Homework Anymore appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. Guest post by FLN executive director, Kari Arfstrom. Recently, you may have heard about flipped learning. If you read any professional journals or education publications over the summer break, most of them have written at least one story on this new ideology.
Megatrends in MOOCs: #11 Alternative Credentials
Your Training Edge
JUNE 5, 2014
One of the biggest opportunities for MOOCs and other digital learning environments has been in the development of alternative credentials, which may turn out to be even better than traditional degrees at highlighting one’s knowledge and skills. Why do we need alternative credentials? What alternative credentials are available? Challenges to alternative credentials.
Using the New Custom Content Page and Alternate Mobile Content
Developer on Duty
DECEMBER 5, 2012
It is under the Step titled Alternate Mobile Content. With the November 27th release, we have added a new custom content page. This page now allows you to add and create custom Flash or HTML5 data to your courses. You are able to do this 2 separate ways. You can either add a Flash or HTML5 file that you have already created or you can use our WYSIWYG editor and create your own HTML5 data.
Design Principles for UnConference – Alternate Reality
FEBRUARY 3, 2012
I have been asked by people how the UnConference will be different from regular ”conferences”. The first Learning Cafe UnConference is being held in Sydney on 16th Feb 2012 and coming along very nicely. This gathering of experienced L&D professionals will discuss contemporary L&D topics with an eye on the future. Before I delve into the “how” let me talk about the “why” to set the scene. have enjoyed attending and presenting at Training and Development conferences in Australia. They give me an opportunity to learn and meet people.
App Fusion: The “NO” Alternative by Terrence Wing
Learning Solutions Magazine
APRIL 6, 2011
As a designer, you want to “get to Yes” when it comes to project approval, but often “No” pops up in its place. Often the reason is budget. Would you like to know what to do about this? Read this column! Design Strategies Development Strategies Instructional Design Learning 2.0 Social Media
Microsoft Project for the Thrifty Project Manager: 3 Free (or Almost-Free) Alternatives
APRIL 5, 2012
For whatever reason, getting “just-as-good” alternatives is something of a hobby of mine. It’s why I proudly purchase store-brand instead of name-brand, and I like to think it helps me to be a better project manager. With what free time I have at work, I’ve lately been on a mission to find a project management suite that can reproduce the best features of Microsoft Project, add on others, and cost less than $30/month all-together. So… on to the quest! These include: • timeline and tasks. issues tracking. collaboration. Why three, you ask? What a silly question….
The LMS is from the Past – The web is the future
Challenge to Learn
MARCH 14, 2014
We are proud to offer a modern alternative to the LMS: a flexible best of breed, fully web-based (SaaS) solution created by a unique collaboration of three organizations: Aim 4 You. Aim4You e-Learning LMS alternative Saltbox TinCan API The LMS is in the Past – The Future is the Cloud. Learning Management System (LMS) offers tons of functionality. Saltbox. Easygenerator. It’s easy.
Captivate Training: Alternate Reporting and Quiz Result Analyzer in Adobe Captivate 5.5
AUGUST 19, 2011
Topic: Alternate Reporting and Quiz Result Analyzer in Adobe Captivate 5.5 Date and time: Thursday, Sept 22, 2011 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to learn about the alternate options available for quiz reporting like Acrobat.com and Internal Server. Alternate Reporting Assessment Quiz Quiz Results Analyzer Rapid Authoring rapid elearning report result testThey will also show you how to analyze the [.]. eLearning Suite How do I. Training and Tutorials "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate 5.5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5
An Alternative for Gen Y Networking-Phobics
OCTOBER 20, 2011
So if pitching and pumping hands is not your idea of a fun Friday night, there may be an alternative developing, according to a recent piece in Gen Y-focused Unlimited magazine online. You’ve probably heard of slow food , maybe slow travel or even slow money , but how about slow networking? Networking is ubiquitous in the business world, but it’s still a polarizing term (not sure about this?
Alternatives for Dimdim
JANUARY 9, 2011
Blog C4LPT Jane Hart Advice Workshops Social Learning Handbook Resources Contact Top 20 viral videos Prezi for your iPad Alternatives for Dimdim On January 9, 2011, in Uncategorized , by Jane Hart Now that Dimdim, the free web meeting/conferencing tool has been acquired by Salesforce and no new accounts are being accepted, I have been asked for suggestions for alternatives. Responses to “Alternatives for Dimdim Tweets that mention Alternatives for Dimdim -- Topsy.com says: January 9, 2011 at 10:56 am [.] luis_mm said: Alternatives for Dimdim [link] [.]
FREE Alternative to Adobe Illustrator
AUGUST 13, 2012
However, not everyone needs the full version of Adobe Illustrator. If you want to play around a bit but don’t want to invest a large sum of money, then you should check out the best free alternative to Illustrator on the market: the open-source Illustrator “clone” called Inkscape. Illustrator is a vector graphic editor making it the prefect tool for creating 3D graphics.
Towards an alternative e-learning
DECEMBER 13, 2010
It is time to envisage an alternative e-learning – just as efficient, yet more flexible, more engaging, more responsive, more powerful. Onlignment is committed to the alternative e-learning. In many ways, e-learning is doing well. The Towards Maturity Impact Indicator report published last December showed that many UK organisations are experiencing significant benefits from e-learning in terms of efficiency and business agility. Learning Light’s recent survey of the UK e-learning market showed growth of 8% in obviously difficult economic circumstances.
Spring Revival: Alternate Reality Game Breathes New Life into Old Course by Ben Betts
Learning Solutions Magazine
JANUARY 16, 2011
Alternate Reality Games (ARGs) create a fictional scenario in which learners interact with people and information to play out a story in the form of a game. Imagine a role-play on steroids, where the participants don’t have to pretend to be anyone else, because it’s the world around them that changes. Enjoy this case study! Serious Games
Alternate Reality Games Part 1 – A Good Fit for L&D?
JANUARY 13, 2012
Alternate Reality Game (ARG)…an interactive story-based game, delivered through multiple “real world” modes (i.e., For instance, “Geek Dad” Daniel Donahoo recently wrote about an alternate reality game (ARG) his 7 and 9 year old boys played to learn how languages are structured. ARG stands for alternate reality game (not to be confused with augmented reality). Head gear. Games.
Is game based eLearning on the verge of an epic win? Jane McGonigal’s Latest Alternate Reality Games Suggest So
DECEMBER 19, 2010
As social networking, games and education converge great minds continue to explore the potential of gameplay to encourage and enhance learning. Among the most impressive innovators I’ve encountered in 2010 is Jane McGonigal. McGonigal’s online games have genuinely carved open a wonderful new pathway to human evolution via games. McGonigal’s ideas seem radical at first [.]. Whats new
Alternate Reality Games (ARGs) - A Good Fit for L&D? (Part 1)
Learning on the Leading Edge
JANUARY 13, 2012
Alternate Reality Game (ARG)…an interactive story-based game, delivered through multiple “real world” modes (i.e., For instance, “Geek Dad” Daniel Donahoo recently wrote about an alternate reality game (ARG) his 7 and 9 year old boys played to learn how languages are structured. " 81 percent. Why, do you think? Maybe even head gear. Head gear.
RIP Google Reader – How to Move Your Subscriptions to a Google Reader Alternative
JULY 1, 2013
Digg, a news site that encourages sharing among readers, launched an alternative to Google Reader – which seems a natural fit. No matter which Google Reader Alternative you choose, it’s a good idea to backup your subscriptions anyway before the service goes kaput. If you’re reading this on Google Reader , you won’t be…as of Tuesday. There’s always a last resort, eh?