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Collaboration: It’s Not About Technology, It’s About the Culture

Learn and Lead

Email is the most commonly used collaborative tool. Unfortunately it is also perhaps the worst tool for open collaboration in an organization. There are other tools used for collaboration, like project-based collaboration using Microsoft SharePoint and wiki-based project workspaces. Tools like Yammer , Socialcast , and Socialtext are great micro-messaging tools.

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The Best of Breed Learning Tools 2014

Jane Hart

As readers of this blog will know, I released the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 list on Monday 22 September – a list that I compiled from the votes of over 1,000 learning professionals worldwide. But I am constantly being asked questions like “What is the best blogging tool?” ” “What is the best e-learning authoring […].

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1,000+ Learning & Performance Tools

Jane Hart

Looking for some new ideas for tools to support your work? Here are the links to the pages in my  Directory of Learning & Performance Tools , which lists over 1,000 tools  in 4 main categories as shown below. Want to add or amend a tool’s details? What are your favourite tools for learning? Voting is now open in this year’s  Top Tools for Learning  survey. INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLS. Learning Authoring Tools. Quizzing & Testing Tools. CONTENT TOOLS. Documentation tools. PDF & Flipping Book Tools.

Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

Clark Quinn

Top 100 Tools for Learning poll. All of mine fall in the latter category, because my performance support tools are productivity tools! So So here’re my votes, FWIW: Google Search is, of course, still my top tool. I’m looking up things several if not many times a day. Skype   is a tool I use for communicating with folks to get things done, but also to have conversations (e.g. WordPress is my blogging tool (where you’re at right now), and it’s a way I think ‘out loud’ and the feedback I get is a wonderful way to learn.

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2015 top 10 tools for learning

Clark Quinn

Jane Hart has been widely and wisely known for her top 100 Tools for Learning (you too can register your vote ).  As a public service announcement, I list my top 10 tools for learning as well: Google search: I regularly look up things I hear of and don’t know.  It often leads me to Wikipedia (my preferred source, teachers take note), but regularly (e.g. WordPress: my blogging tool, that provides regular reflection opportunities for me in generating them, and from the feedback others provide via comments. meta-learning technology

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Filtered RSS Feed

Experiencing eLearning

There’s value in what PostRank does, but it wasn’t quite the right tool for this. Posted in Blogging, Tools. Tags: Blogging Tools eLearning Learning Feed Rinse PostRank rss Tony Karrer Partly due to a request from Tony Karrer for eLearning Learning and partly because others have asked in the past, I did a little research on how to filter an RSS feed so I can provide a feed without the daily bookmarks posts. If you’re interested in that, here’s the RSS feed without bookmarks and the link for subscribing via email.

20 tools for legacy learning

Learning with e's

Here are five ways we can give our knowledge to generations of learners we will never meet: 1) Blogging. Blogs such as the one you are now reading have been set up to share knowledge, and also to encourage discussion. If you want to blog, tools to look out for include Blogger , Wordpress (includes Edublogs ), Typepad , Tumblr. 2) Video. Teaching is for a season.

WordPress as a VLE or CMS?

Dont Waste Your Time

My understanding of WordPress is that it is a blogging tool, but I have also used it to run corporate, commercial, charity, and special interest websites. It also runs some extremely powerful (and large) websites that are much more than a blog or news site. “If you thought WordPress was just blogging software, it’s time to take a second look. Not too shabby.”

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Experiencing E-Learning » Daily Bookmarks 04/18/2008

Experiencing eLearning

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Selecting meaningful #socialmedia tools for a #MOOC or #PLN

Ignatia Webs

MOOC), or gearing up for a Personal Learning Network (PLN) is the selection of meaning social media tools. If you see that I have missed a group or set of social media tools, feel free to let me know. Social Media Tool Why use it + implementation Example with possible extra Idea and content sharing Microblogging Twitter allows the learner group to share short messages with one another, linking it to more content. Blogs To reflect on what is learned, or what the learner thinks is of importance. A big part of setting up an open, online course (e.g. augmented learning).

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Top Ten Tools 2010

Onlignment

Since 2007, Jane Hart has been inviting learning professionals around the world to contribute to her crowdsourced list of the top 100 tools for learning. It’s the tool I’m most likely to use for voice communication, and for the last two years I’ve done away with a business landline and replaced it with a Skype number. Tags: Blog tools Image by yoppy.

Trivantis announces Snap! by Lectora

Onlignment

Blog toolsToday the Lectora user Conference began in the US, and it brings with it a couple of firsts. For a start, the event (or at least parts of it) are being streamed live online. This is a trend we’re witnessing with many organisations and events, and it’s something we hope to see more of. Why limit exposure to your product to just those who can make it to the event, when you can share it live, globally? They’re also encouraging the back channel conversations on Twitter. by Lectora. Will it really prove to be a competitor?

Blogging in a Walled Garden

Experiencing eLearning

One of the features of Sakai that our team was looking for in a new LMS is a blogging tool. admit some significant improvements in usability are possible in this tool. However, it does give us the option of blogging within the system. During the pilot of our new facilitator training course, I lurked in the forums during a heated debate about the use of the blog tool.

I think, therefore I blog

Learning with e's

In a recent blog post, I gave seven reasons why teachers should blog. It was subsequently expanded to 10 good reasons by the contributions from readers - which is actually an eleventh reason why teachers should blog - you get back such great comments, suggestions, arguments and advice, it would be crazy not to share your content. Evernote is a great tool for that purpose.

Social Media for Research & Knowledge Sharing at USM!

ZaidLearn

YouTube receives more than 4 Billion video views per day, millions of people blog, and there are more than 14 million articles on Wikipedia. For example today, many doctors are using various Social Media tools to share and discuss their latest research with their fellow professionals and the public. USMcool Hashtag 2. Facebook Group 3.

Top 100 Tools For Learning 2010 – C4LPT Survey

Upside Learning

The final list of top 100 tools for learning for 2010 is now out on Jane Hart’s website. understand this list is more inclined towards tools that learning professionals use for their own learning as opposed to those used for creating learning programs or training sessions. I see great gains made by some of the tools while I have not even experienced them as yet.

'Using Facebook & Twitter For Learning & Teaching' Workshop

ZaidLearn

In this workshop, we will explore how we can use these two tools to facilitate learning and teaching. The workshop will start by introducing participants to the concept of Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) , so that they see the big picture in using a variety of learning tools to serve their learning and teaching requirements and needs. Social_Media PLE Facebook web2.0

The OER Workshop at OUM!

ZaidLearn

During these two days, we will explore and discuss together the concept of OER, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), Creative Commons (CC), business models, and variety of OpenCourseWares (OCW) and content development tools. and Social Media tools to develop OER with; Reuse/Remix/Create OER using a LMS, Wiki or Blog. What am I looking most forward to? Let's OER! Thanks!)

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My Top 10 Tools for Learning 2011

Jane Hart

Polldaddy is now owned by WordPress so I see it now as just another WordPress plugin. 6 – In 2007 Skype was a key tool to keep in touch with my colleagues and clients, and in 2011 it still is very  important to me, so it is another of my Top 10 tools. So what does my Top 10 Tools for Learning 2011 look like? So what are your Top 10 Tools for Learning? WordPress.

Wordpress Blog as Online CV and Personal Development Auditor

Learnadoodledastic

Spark for this session was this blog post "is technology eating your job". Before we start the images incorporated into this blog below can be viewed much more clearly by watching this flicker slideshow in full screen or go directly too the flickr Wordpress CV slideshow. Highlight how WordPress (and other blogging platforms) can be adapted and used for many purposes.

Sharpest tools in the box

Learning with e's

If I were to ask you what are the sharpest tools in your box, what would you say? Here are my 8 essential tools: 1) Twitter, because as I recently said in a YouTube video , it is immediate, social and personal. have an old, faithful laptop called Keith, which is now sadly in retirement, but still used occasionally to write a blog post. So those are my top 8 tools.

The Business Value of Web 2.0 Learning Tools

eLearning Weekly

tools, including a brief description of their business value. appreciate that Jay is able to succinctly articulate their business value, especially because many people still don’t take these tools seriously. Jay Cross cracks me up (in a good way). When he’s not sharing gorgeous travel photos (including pictures of some of the most unique food you’ll ever see), he comes up with gems related to informal learning and educational technology. One of his latest offerings is a chart that outlines a variety of Web 2.0 This is great!

ZaidLearn: A Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem?

ZaidLearn

Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem? 101 Free Learning Tools OpenCourseWare and Open Educational Resources Free EduGames Printer-Friendly Version Lets explore the idea that there is at least one excellent free learning tool (or site) for every learning problem, need or issue! Gmail Social bookmarking tool? Diigo Tool to translate text or a webpage?

Thought trails

Clark Quinn

While implicitly it could support tracking a group’s progress, separate thoughts as recorded through blogs and tweets aren’t a natural feature. Yes, there’s integration with wikis and blogging tools, but it’s not quite the same.  They can do for external thought leaders by reading their blog and following their tweets.  I’ve riffed before about virtual mentorship , and it resonated again today.  We were getting a tour of one of the social platforms, organized as many are around tasks, questions, and dialog.  meta-learning social

Exploring OER, MOOCs & The Future of Learning at UUM!

ZaidLearn

LEARNING OUTCOMES After this workshop, you will be able to: Discuss the benefits and challenges of reusing/remixing/creating OER; Select the appropriate Creative Commons license (6 types) for your content development needs; Find OER using a variety of search tools; Identify a variety of web 2.0 PRESENTATION SLIDES 16 Learning Trends, We Simply CAN'T Ignore! OER (Prof.

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Cartoon – ‘Facing the Consequences’ #SocialMedia

Dont Waste Your Time

Many of them I Tweet about ( @hopkinsdavid ) and some I think are so good I want to ‘preserve’ by adding to my blog. This is what Flea says about the cartoon: “The storyboard (above) was created using the excellent Toonlet , a free ‘web comic bloggingtool, although I confess I cheated and also modified some of the panels using Photoshop.&#. As I browse through the web I often find content and posts that are really really good. This is one of them. Enjoy … and it’s best viewed full-screen. Open publication – Free publishing.

OER Talk at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)!

ZaidLearn

Copyright & OER Creative Commons Video Creative Commons (CC) Licenses CC Comparison Table Open Educational Resources Licensing Continuum Article: [link] CC License Selection Tool If license used incorrectly will I be sued? OER Case Studies New Initiative: MITx ( Article ) Salman Khan talk at TED 2011 Tools Salman Khan Used to Create the Videos? Virtual University of Pakistan Iran?

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How to Measure Social Learning

CLO Magazine

” Telus does keep detailed track of its social learning participation — in 2011, for instance, 16,600 of its employees joined its Buzz micro-blogging tool. In 2009, Telus’ wikis and blogs garnered 23,000 pageviews from employees; in 2011, that number grew to 308,676. Make sure that a certain social learning tool has been in place for at least six months, maybe even a year, before measurement. Of course, as with any new tool or technology, measuring social learning will come with its share of roadblocks. How many users are posting comments?

Ad-hoc Social Learning Environment - How a Blog Drives Learning

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

We decided to set up an ad-hoc social learning environment mostly using freely available tools. We decided to outline our curriculum in a skeletal form using a blog, and then set social interactions in the curriculum context. Blog is the watering hole A learning blog is so much a happening place! The blog has a personal touch, it is easy to follow, its updates are delivered to participant's RSS reader instantaneously. We used Blogger, the Google blogging tool. The instructor's blog posts were very short - often less than one hundred words.

The OER Workshop at IMU!

ZaidLearn

During the first day, we will explore and discuss together the concept of OER, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Creative Commons (CC), business models, and variety of OpenCourseWare (OCW) case studies and content development tools. Find OER and OCW using a variety of search tools. and Social Media tools to develop OER. Reuse/Remix/Create OER using a Blog, Wiki or LMS.

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The Learning Professional’s toolkit – what’s essential?

Spark Your Interest

June’s BQ is… “what tools should we learn?&#. When I think about the tools, I always come back to the fact that they are all just typing, so that is the critical thing to learn (but even that will be obsolete someday).  Screencasting tool ( Jing ) – this medium is visual, so get visual. Many great uses – it’s a gadget, not a tool (or is it?).

Blackboard 9; Pt.2 (Blog)

Dont Waste Your Time

Since my first movie on BB9 I’ve had a few people say that the blog tool that is integrated into BB9 is not up to scratch, so I thought I’d do a direct comparison between the [.] This is the second in my series on a first-glance look at the imminent upgrade to Blackboard version 9. Blackboard Camtasia eLearning VLE Web 2.0

Adventures in Moodle

Learnforever

Picking up from some of my previous blog posts, it’s now over a year since my organisation established an online learning environment, based on a Moodle platform. virtual classroom tool, to enable meetings of learners in multiple locations. It’s been an interesting journey. Initially I expected to get three things: 1. And we don’t have the third thing.

The OER 101 Workshop at USM (Round 2)!

ZaidLearn

During the workshop, we will explore and discuss together the concept of OER, Creative Commons, business models, and variety of OpenCourseWare (OCW) case studies and content development tools. OER Case Studies New Initiative: MITx ( Article ) Salman Khan talk at TED 2011 Tools Salman Khan Used to Create the Videos? Virtual University of Pakistan Iran? OER Risk Management Calculator 3.

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Backchannels – what’s all the fuss, anyway?

Integrated Learnings

While there, I engaged in a practice I had never before used known as a backchannel, via the well known micro blogging tool Twitter. Microblogging – Wikipedia states that microblogs "allow users to exchange small elements of content such as short sentences, individual images, or video links.” It is different from a traditional blog in that it is exactly what the title infers – micro. There are a lot of tools that can be used for a backchannel, but one of the most popular is Twitter. By Dean Hawkinson. But guess what? How It Works. Positives. Challenges. What's yours?

Are you a Tech-Savvy Teacher?

eLearning Acupuncture

also routinely use it to obtain Creative Commons licenced graphics for use on this blog and in my powerpoint slides. So my Top 4 favourites that are NOT on this Top 100 list are: Blogger : I've been writing this blog, eLearning Acupuncture , using Blogger since 2004. It's a great blogging tool that's easy to use and stable. Fantastic tool that has wow-factor every time.

Directory of 1700+ Learning Tools (Jane Knight)

ZaidLearn

Link to Learning Tools Directory Jane's E-Learning Pick of the Day Top 100 Tools For Learning WHAT? growing Directory of over 1,700 learning tools ranging from "traditional" course development tools through E-Learning 2.0 collaboration and sharing tools as well as tools for personal learning. The tools are both free/open source and commercial.

Directory of 1700+ Learning Tools (Jane Knight)

ZaidLearn

Link to Learning Tools Directory Jane's E-Learning Pick of the Day Top 100 Tools For Learning WHAT? growing Directory of over 1,700 learning tools ranging from "traditional" course development tools through E-Learning 2.0 collaboration and sharing tools as well as tools for personal learning. The tools are both free/open source and commercial.

The OER 101 Workshop at USM II

ZaidLearn

During the workshop, we will explore and discuss together the concept of OER, Creative Commons, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), business models, and variety of OpenCourseWare (OCW) case studies and content development tools. Copyright & OER Creative Commons Video Creative Commons (CC) Licenses CC Comparison Table Open Educational Resources Licensing Continuum Article: [link] CC License Selection Tool If license used incorrectly will I be sued? OER Case Studies New Initiative: MITx ( Article ) Salman Khan talk at TED 2011 Tools Salman Khan Used to Create the Videos?

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RSC Moodle Roundtable

Moodle Journal

For my own part in the day I brought along the work that I had been conducting on eLearning, much publicised on this blog, but I did take the opportunity to promote Wimba Create, which I think went down very positively. MS Word template for making Moodle quizzes The description of the tool makes it sound very interestingthough I must admit to not having tried it out yet.

My Top 10 Tools for Learning

Take an e-Learning Break

Blogger - My blogging tool of choice. Microsoft PowerPoint: Create storyboards. Tried many; this still works the best for SME reviews Proof HQ: Rocks for storyboard review and edits. Easy for team collaboration. BaseCamp HQ: Project management - ties back to Proof HQ. Dim-Dim - For web meetings and webinars. Adobe elearning Suite - The whole ball of wax for course development - plus extra add-ons like CourseBuilder. Captivate for simulations.

The Sporatic Blogger

In the Middle of the Curve

Don't worry - there's lots of material brewing in the next few weeks. - A lot of my free time has been spent repurposing a blogging tool for my nefarious purposes. Project Management Tools. I know I've been sporatic lately. I'm almost ready to unleash it on the world and give instructions how I did it. Just a little more time. - The LMS project is starting to (slowly) make progress. I'll discuss it at length once I get past one final hurdle to progress. Nuff Said. Tomorrow is a big meeting on the student employment project that has been with this department for over a year.

Digital learning tools

Learnforever

There's an excellent resource at the online Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies , which lists and explains digital tools to support learning, many of them free. The list is compiled annually by Jane Hart (left) who runs the centre, and is a compilation of tools recommended by users from all over the world. Each user (134, so far) submits their top ten tools, and these are compiled into a list of the top 100, and the top 25 categories. Social bookmarking tool 3. Blogging tool 4. Micro-blogging tool 6. Mind mapping tool 10.

Making space for e-collaboration

Learning Journal

The students will be expecting to learn about all kinds of electronic tools that allow for interpersonal interaction, but I’ve been stuck on the notion of collaboration. I do want to continue the focus on examining the functionality and affordances of various tools (that’s the “e-” in the course title and the core of the course description). But I also want to expand the discussion on the value of collaboration for learning and the techniques that will generate collaboration within the tools we explore. What makes the use of a blogging tool collaborative?

Edublogs and The Magic Button!

ZaidLearn

Since then it has grown to host tens of thousands of blogs (+103,000 blog s and growing!), provide an enterprise blogging solution for schools and other educational institutions and continue to develop and support what they hope is the best blogging platform and community for educators, anywhere. In addition, they have plans to provide other educational tools in the future. Import from Other Blogging Sites – or export back to them Great Support and Community Powerful Spam Fighting Tools And much more. learning tools teaching and learning