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12 Must-Know Learning Industry Sites

LearnDash

If you have an interest in elearning or instructional design, undoubtedly you have your list of favorite sites that you visit for coming up to speed with new trends and happenings. Below are some sites that are well known in this field. Elearning Learning – This site is designed to pull in the best content on the web related to the elearning industry. The List! Elearning!

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A Dozen Free Stock Video Sites for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

If you’re not comfortable shooting your own stock video, try out some of these free stock videos sites. And don’t forget about all of the free stock photo sites we covered earlier. Fancy Footage Club : site is closed but they provide a Dropbox link to download all of the free stock videos. Mazwai : lots of videos, but the site seems to freeze when they all load.

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Must Read Instructional Design Articles

LearnDash

If you are just starting out with instructional design, the five articles below will give you an introduction to some of the more popular concepts that you are bound to come across. Even if you are seasoned professional, these articles may prove to be a useful reminder. Besides these resources, you should also investigate the popular elearning sites out there for more tips and advice related to the elearning industry. Must-Read Instruction Design Articles. On the surface, instructional design seems pretty straight-forward. If you ever have questions, just ask!

Article Review: Overcoming the Fear of Feedback

Pract.us

What I learned from this article. Rodsevich sites psychology research that suggests we remember negative experiences more than positive ones, which probably evolved as a survival mechanism. This article has some great strategies for overcoming fear of feedback. Does constructive criticism make you want to hide? If you hate feedback, don’t feel bad. That’s just how I am.”.

50 Must Read Ed-Tech Sites

LearnDash

Their site has thousands of articles dedication to educational technology tools, tips, tricks, influencers and more. So if you haven’t already, head over to their site to view their list of the top 50 must read sites in education technology. Each year, EdTech Magazine puts out a list of the must read blogs within the ed-tech industry. ed tech

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A Complete List of Free Stock Image Sites for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

The Internet is rife with free things, especially free stock image sites. However, there are usually three main issues with the free stock image sites: The free stock images aren’t really free. The free stock image sites are only there to point to for-pay stock image sites. Most of the free stock image sites are irrelevant. Free Stock Image Sites.

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10 Must-Read Articles About Blended Learning

TalentLMS

We gathered top 10 articles about blended learning that will not only explain the idea behind combining learning techniques but also give you answers to your questions and tips on building your very own blended learning strategy. 1. BlendedLearningNow  If you’re looking for information about blended learning you will most likely find it on this site. Dave Landry Jr.

Our 10 Best Corporate Learning Articles of 2014

Bottom-Line Performance

To help you sort through the clutter, I’ve gathered the ten top articles from both our Bottom-Line Performance and Knowledge Guru blogs from the past year. These articles were picked based off of page views, social media shares, educational value and overall reaction from the corporate learning community. 1. What L&D initiatives will you focus on first? Read More. 2.

ELearning Audio and Narration – sites, notes, suggestions

eLearning Chef

Here’s a nice post (and a great overall eLearning site) by Connie Malamed. These sites offer pricing and tracks suitable for online learning, videos, presentations and other multimedia projects.”. Techsmith has an article on 13 Tips for Recording Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod. To test out our equipment, I posted a sample narrative using a Plantronics headset on our Recipes page, and  Ellen Brodsky put up her Logitech headset and a BluSnoball results on her site. One thing they point out, which should always be a concern, is proper licensing. Voice-Over Script Pitfalls.

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Article Review: Refocus, Re-skill L&D to Support Modern Business Needs

Pract.us

David James, chief learning strategist for Looop, explores this idea in his article for Learning Solutions Magazine , “Next Action: Refocus, Re-skill L&D to Support Modern Business Needs.”. What I learned from this article. L&D teams can meet business goals better by getting learning resources out into the workflow. What does a disruptive approach to L&D look like?

A mobile workforce needs better on-site conversations

Learning and Working on the Web

If you replace the word “learner” with “worker’ in this article on the SPATIAL model, you can see that there is a lot that can be done to make work environments more open. The future of workplace learning is  social, cooperative and especially mobile. We forget at our peril that collaboration is a fundamentally human activity. Technology Work

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Top eLearning Sites?

Tony Karrer

I was asked what the biggest traffic sites are in eLearning that were not vendor specific sites. My quick answer was that Jane Hart’s site , eLearning Learning and The eLearning Guild would be among the top. Cathy pointed me to questions about Alexa ( Wikipedia article ). And there are sites like ASTD that go well outside the world of eLearning. used Compete.com.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. eLearn magazine: Feature Article Ten Web 2.0 eLearn: Opinions Good short article on characteristics of 2.0 We Learning, Part II Second part of an interesting article - We Learning: Social Software and E-Learning, Part II. Performance Essentials: ELearning and Social Software An interesting article - Early e-learning traded technology for human interaction. eLearn: Feature Article E-learning 2.0 37. just reached 100. Thought I'd share. No particular order to these. 1. collaboration 8.

Top 7 Custom eLearning Articles on our Blog in 2013

Bottom-Line Performance

To me, the seven top articles from the past year are really a checklist of what’s important and pressing to learning professionals. You’ll notice that games and gamification are mysteriously  not on this list of articles. hope you find one or more of these articles helpful. They were the most visited articles on our site for the year, based on total web traffic. 1.

PowerPoint: Sites for Slide Sharing (Say that 5 Times Fast)

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  There are infinite reasons why you may not be able to give a presentation in person, many of which I covered in my article on  adding Text-To-Speech to PowerPoint presentations. When you can't be there in person, but you want to send along a PowerPoint deck in your place, there are a few reasons why you might want to use a slide-sharing site. Whatever the case, a slide-sharing site can give you the peace of mind of not having to worry about technical snafus while giving you a platform to attract potential viewers. SlideShare. authorSTREAM.

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Top 10 Learning Sites for __? Yours? #T10LS :)

ZaidLearn

Of course, there are many more sites to explore, but having a great starting point validated or recommended by an expert won't harm anyone (would it?). love the way he reflects and extracts the essence (or what he finds interesting) of all the articles, sites, tools, resources, etc. YOUR TOP 10 LEARNING SITES FOR ? don't want 99 mind mapping resources, tools, and tips.

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Our Top 11 Elearning Articles from March

Real Projects

March has seen some interesting elearning and technology news and articles being published. The articles covers 10 reasons NOT to create a course, it does offer alternative solutions to courses and why you might not want to create a course. In her article Jane does suggest other development ideas and tools such as Thinking Worlds, Yammer and answerhub. It is a very interesting article and well worth reading. The article shows how design, medicine and logistics have come together to solve a major problem in Zambia. great story. FutureLearn: Can they do it?

FREE Tony Buzan Videos & Articles!

ZaidLearn

Link to Free Tony Buzan Videos & Articles TONY BUZAN? Here are a few to enjoy: Tony Buzan - Using Mind Mapping The Power of Mind Mapping - Using both sides of the Brain Maximise The Potential of Your Brain - Tony Buzan Talks About Mind Mapping FREE ARTICLES? Click here to access the full list of FREE Tony Buzan articles. FREE VIDEOS? Instead. FREEMIND?

JoomlaLMS 2.0.2: Maintenance Release

JoomlaLMS

The new version is available for upgrade at your Member’s Area, at the Administration area of your site and purchase at our store. Blog articlesJoomlaLMS team is glad to introduce JoomlaLMS 2.0.2 maintenance release with a long waited PDF certificates feature and a number of fixes and improvements.

Beginners Guide to WordPress: Setting up a local site, Setting up a working development environment, Gaining practical skills and Developing understanding

Learnadoodledastic

Before we move onto the central theme of this article, as a foundation to our knowledge I suggest you read this article which outlines the different versions of WordPress that are available: [link] As individual developers we are concerned with the full version of WordPress. suggest you try out both options i) to see what environment you like working in the most and ii) give you the opportunity to work on a couple of WordPress sites as you experiment in the future. There are a couple of solutions listed below. Background to the Technology 1. Understanding LAMP: [link] II.

Ecommerce: One Size Does Not Fit All

The Peformance Improvement

It’s as if companies forget everything they know about customer service when they build a Web site. This seems to describe much of what goes on in Web site development today. The gap between an elegant Web site from an IT point-of-view and the quality of experience from a customer’s point-of-view appears to be as wide as ever. This is not easy.

Responsive Design for eLearning [Article in @learningsolmag]

Learning Visions

Read the full article Responsive Learning Is a Must-have, Not Just Nice-to-have , featured this week on the eLearning Guild''s Learning Solutions Magazine. Check out this article by James Corey-Wright, Kineo UK''s Head of Learning Design, "Responsive Digital Learning - All for One, One for All". And then go visit the Adapt Community site , for information and demos of the open-source Adapt Framework. "It’s a fact: we live in a multi-device world. I’m currently sitting at a desk with my laptop open, my phone next to me, and a tablet within reach on the counter.

OER Articles, Reports, Sites and Tools (Getting Dizzy!)

ZaidLearn

After exploring the OER Introduction Booklet further during the weekend, and a bit of reflection, I realize (don't ask me why!) I want to highlight a few valuable articles, reports, sites, and tools that we can explore further to get a better understanding about what OER is, why it is important, how we can use it, and how we can participate and contribute to make a difference. JUICE?

OER Articles, Reports, Sites and Tools (Getting Dizzy!)

ZaidLearn

After exploring the OER Introduction Booklet further during the weekend, and a bit of reflection, I realize (don't ask me why!) I want to highlight a few valuable articles, reports, sites, and tools that we can explore further to get a better understanding about what OER is, why it is important, how we can use it, and how we can participate and contribute to make a difference. JUICE?

Articulate Resources and Articles

eLearning Brothers

If you’re like me I’m always looking for good articles and “how-to&# blogs on Articulate. Articles: Articulate and Flash Audio. Blogs/Sites: Articulate Forums. So I thought that I’d share a few resources that I’ve written and use. Navigating the Articulate API with Flash. Scavenger Hunts in Articulate. Using Flash to Control Articulate Navigation. Rapid eLearning Blog (great usability and design info). Mozealous (technical developer info). Daveperso (technical developer info).

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Elgg is a social networking engine and publishing platform for running your own social networking site on a public or private server. RECENT ARTICLES eLEARNING 2.0Do you have a training or information need that could benefit from a social media strategy? Understanding the universe of options can help you match your need to the best approach. Listing is alphabetical.). Audacity.

Top 10 Learning Sites for __? Yours? #T10LS :)

ZaidLearn

Of course, there are many more sites to explore, but having a great starting point validated or recommended by an expert won't harm anyone (would it?). love the way he reflects and extracts the essence (or what he finds interesting) of all the articles, sites, tools, resources, etc. YOUR TOP 10 LEARNING SITES FOR ? don't want 99 mind mapping resources, tools, and tips.

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del.icio.us - Social Bookmarking Site

ZaidLearn

You can use del.icio.us to: Keep links to your favorite articles, blogs, music, reviews, recipes, and more, and access them from any computer on the web. Here are examples of things you can do with saving bookmarks on del.icio.us: Research - Writing an article? Wishlist - Go to any commerce site, find what you like, save it to del.icio.us and tag it as wishlist. This site could be an excellent tool to find online resources related to your ongoing assignments and projects. URL: [link] "del.icio.us is a collection of favorites - yours and everyone else's. community.

del.icio.us - Social Bookmarking Site

ZaidLearn

You can use del.icio.us to: Keep links to your favorite articles, blogs, music, reviews, recipes, and more, and access them from any computer on the web. Here are examples of things you can do with saving bookmarks on del.icio.us: Research - Writing an article? Wishlist - Go to any commerce site, find what you like, save it to del.icio.us and tag it as wishlist. This site could be an excellent tool to find online resources related to your ongoing assignments and projects. URL: [link] "del.icio.us is a collection of favorites - yours and everyone else's. community.

10 Ways To Learn In 2010

The eLearning Coach

It’s a visual search engine that draws content from all over the Web, particularly social media sites. Your collage might show a book from Amazon, a YouTube video and a page from a blog or web site. How can you search for something on a site when you’re not sure what’s there? Look for words of interest and then search for those articles or pages.

PBS Article: 8 Video Game Myths Debunked

Kapp Notes

A while back, PBS did a series on video games called The Video Game Revolution and they created a companion web site. One article on the site takes apart some common myths about video games. Check out Reality Bytes: Eight Myths About Video Games Debunked for yourself, in the meantime, here is small sampling of the conclusions of the article. Myth is listed first then the rebuttal: 1. The availability of video games has led to an epidemic of youth violence. It’s true that young offenders who have committed school shootings in America have also been game players.

FREE Tony Buzan Videos & Articles!

ZaidLearn

Link to Free Tony Buzan Videos & Articles TONY BUZAN? Here are a few to enjoy: Tony Buzan - Using Mind Mapping The Power of Mind Mapping - Using both sides of the Brain Maximise The Potential of Your Brain - Tony Buzan Talks About Mind Mapping FREE ARTICLES? Click here to access the full list of FREE Tony Buzan articles. FREE VIDEOS? Instead. FREEMIND?

Top 25 Reference Sites + Juice Galore (OEDb)

ZaidLearn

Link to Top 25 Reference Sites Online Education Library 236 Open Courseware Collections, Podcasts and Videos (Earlier post) OEDb? They also have a library of articles that covers the basic topics of attending an online university. TOP 25 REFERENCE SITES? To fully understand the methodology used and explore the raw data, please refer to the article. JUICE GALORE!

Top 25 Reference Sites + Juice Galore (OEDb)

ZaidLearn

Link to Top 25 Reference Sites Online Education Library 236 Open Courseware Collections, Podcasts and Videos (Earlier post) OEDb? They also have a library of articles that covers the basic topics of attending an online university. TOP 25 REFERENCE SITES? To fully understand the methodology used and explore the raw data, please refer to the article. JUICE GALORE!

Google interviews ProProfs on user engagement – Q&A with founder Sameer Bhatia

ProProfs

For example, we ensure that a student looking for SAT or GRE practice tests on our site is shown relevant tests and not what’s popular with other students.  As for quality, we make sure that only the best content is shown to the student. So, for us relevance and quality has been the mantra behind successful site engagement. Articles

Why Employee Training Articles are Important for Your Employee Development

WalkMe Training Station

There are plenty of employee training articles on the internet. However, like most things on the internet, it’s also important to exercise a little discrimination in how you choose articles for your company’s training program. For example if you find some corporate training articles but they are written by Bozo the Clown, perhaps it would be best to steer clear. Where Can You Find Quality Employee Training Articles? As we have already mentioned, there are plenty of personnel training articles on the internet. Employee Training

wwwtools for Education (5 star site)

ZaidLearn

Link to site "wwwtools is designed to keep you informed and to save valuable time in tracking down information and resources on the World Wide Web. Each article is on a particular topic or issue related to Web-based teaching and learning. The articles take a skilled researcher between 10 and 20 hours to research and prepare. Many of the topics covered are suggested by our readers--if you're curious about a particular subject or issue send a "research" request to the contact below.Whenever a new article is added to the database you will be informed by email. OER/FRE

wwwtools for Education (5 star site)

ZaidLearn

Link to site "wwwtools is designed to keep you informed and to save valuable time in tracking down information and resources on the World Wide Web. Each article is on a particular topic or issue related to Web-based teaching and learning. The articles take a skilled researcher between 10 and 20 hours to research and prepare. Many of the topics covered are suggested by our readers--if you're curious about a particular subject or issue send a "research" request to the contact below.Whenever a new article is added to the database you will be informed by email.

5 reasons to avoid a Flash-based quiz creator

ProProfs

Since Flash technology is widely used in creating advertisements, some web-browsers and email sites may block the images and videos in a Flash quiz regarding it as spam. You can even take the embed code from any other site like Scribd, SlideShare etc, and add the content  to your quizzes, to make them more interactive and fun, without overhead of Flash. Articles

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The Latest Training and Development Articles You Should Know

WalkMe Training Station

There’s no doubt that there are plenty of training and development articles on the internet, but choosing the good ones can take some work. Not only will you have to look at a wide selection of articles, you will also need to make sure that the information they offer is suitable for your company’s training needs. Fortunately, looking for the right training articles doesn’t have to be a difficult task. So if you’re searching for some quality training and development articles for your organization then here are few examples to help you get started.

Seven Technology-Enabled Tools that Empower the Modern Corporate Trainer

G-Cube

Social Networking Sites. There are many popular social networking sites available which provide an opportunity for learners and trainers to connect and learn together. Networking sites like Facebook and LinkedIn allow users to create separate pages or communities where discussions can be held on specific topics. This can create obstacles for the learner. Blogs and Wikis.

Net Work Learning article

Learning and Working on the Web

wrote an article, called Net Work Learning, for the journal that is distributed to members and conference attendees. Parts of it have appeared on this site but here is the complete unabridged version as a PDF : Net Work Learning 2009. Here are the call-outs from the journal article: Individuals can act both locally and globally without the aid of formal organizations.

Top 4 Things You Can Learn from Buzzfeed (and #2 will blow your mind!)

Association eLearning

You’ve probably seen their articles with catchy titles like, “20 Reasons the 90’s were Awesome,” or, “10 of the Cutest Cats You’ve Ever Seen (#4 is so cute you’ll want to explode).” While many may feel that these kinds of sites are heralding the end of intellectualism, no one can deny they’re effective for driving traffic. These images add color and life to the article.

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What’s your next online game changer?

eLearn Hub

Posted in Course Sites. Article originally published at WorldAcademy.tv Course Sites elearning Gamification mobile learning Online Courses Online Learning Remember your latest online learning ‘a-ha’ moment? Expect that to change. The forces have united at World Academy to take online learning and completely change the game – game changer!

Technical Communication: Don't Wordpass on Passwords

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

If you'd like to create your own avatar,  check out AJ's article. Do not use the same combination of username/password for multiple sites. Note:  If you're finding it difficult to keep track of your passwords (perhaps you're following my advice and you're using different passwords for every site), consider a password manager. Use passphrases.