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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.

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.

Wordpress Blog as Online CV and Personal Development Auditor


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.

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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jott This Blog

Learning Visions

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 Jott This Blog I havent had so much time lately to blog, as this project Im working on has been quite grueling. find my best time for thinking up excellent blog entries is late at night when Im lying in bed. So thanks to Michelle Martin for turning me on to Jott. I am calling this blog entry in on my cellphone as I drive. What a great tool?

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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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

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.

LCB's Big Question - Should All Learning Professionals be Blogging?

Tony Karrer

Over on LCB , The Big Question for October has been posted: Should All Learning Professionals be Blogging? Corporate eLearning Professionals are Blogging More More corporate eLearning professionals are taking up blogging. couple recent interesting blogs as examples are: In the Middle of the Curve - Good example post that I cite later: Fear of Blogging. Blogs are a Great Personal Learning Tool As learning professionals, we should all be at the forefront of knowing how to learn ourselves. Learn Me Happy - Example post - A really worrying trend.

Blogs and RSS as Learning Tools

eLearning Weekly

Many of us techies have been using RSS for years, and you may even run your own blog. Blogs can also be a fantastic way to record your progress on projects, take notes, share findings, etc. What are some of the obstacles we face in using blogs and RSS readers at our organizations? First, blogs and RSS don’t get much respect in the enterprise. Now, I know many companies have executives and employees who blog regularly, but this is still more of the exception than the rule. Second, users are either hesitant or scared to use new tools like an RSS reader.

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.

eLearning 3.0 Blog: Daily Digest (May 27, 2009)

eLearning 3.0

“Graham Attwell defines Personal Learning Environments (PLE) as an idea that firstly integrates “pressures and movements&# like lifelong learning, informal learning, learning styles, new approaches to assessment, cognitive tools. tags: Wiki EduTech Personal Learning Environment PLE Education LMS Blog Tools eLearning SocialLearning InformalLearning Cognitive Ubiquitous Social ). tags: Twitter EMC|ONE PLE Personal Learning Environment Education Blog RSS ). Wikis in Education | eLearning Blog. Blog: Daily Digest (May 19, 2009) eLearning 3.0

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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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.

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

Experiencing eLearning


Social Media for Research & Knowledge Sharing at USM!


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 Ten Tools 2010


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


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?

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.

ZaidLearn: A Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem?


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?

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. For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. 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. Many of the blogs I follow are part of the  eLearningLearning community.

My Top 10 Tools for Learning

Learn and Lead

Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies’s site is a good repository of various learning tools. Jane Hart invites contributions to identify top 10 learning tools that the learning professionals use. These are not elearning development tools but tools that allow us to learn ourselves. Jane’s summary of top 100 tools for learning from her 2007 survey makes an interesting reading. Here are my top 10 tools for learning. While I have listed some specific tools, in many cases, it is the technique that I found important. really like this tool.

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

'Using Facebook & Twitter For Learning & Teaching' Workshop


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!


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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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!

Wordcamp 2010

Jay Cross

They see it as a platform, not a mere blogging tool. Tags: Blogging Community Conference hosts should take a lesson or two from Matt Mullenweg. Today’s Wordcamp San Francisco was simply great. Great line-up of speakers. Glorious weather. Some participants were so enthusiastic as to call for revolution and world domination by Wordpress. Admission was $50.

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?

OER Talk at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)!


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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Adventures in Moodle


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.

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?