Exploring Curation EdTech Tools and Apps
MARCH 21, 2017
The last (but not least) compartment in our EdTech toolbox is curation tools. We use these tools and apps to explore the web to find resources related to specific topics that we can save, reference or share out through other channels. EdTech 50 Modern Blended Learning BlogsIn any modern blended learning program, a curation strategy can improve the outcomes for your learners.
The Top 11 Tools for Mobile eLearning Development
FEBRUARY 19, 2014
To help you out, I’ve aggregated 11 of the top development tools to help you easily put together either native, or web-based mobile LMS software apps for your workforce. Tools for Web-Based eLearning Apps. Claro : Similar to Adobe Captivate, Claro is a tool for building eLearning courses that also lets you publish those courses as HTML5-using web-apps.
Blogging to Build Your Business
MAY 3, 2016
I recently gave a presentation to the Online Network of Independent Learning Professionals about blogging to build your business. This is specifically about what I have learned about blogging to build your reputation as a learning consultant over my 9+ years of blogging. I started blogging in December 2006 as a tool for my own professional development. Planning.
1,000+ Learning & Performance Tools
JUNE 5, 2016
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. E-Learning Authoring Tools. Quizzing & Testing Tools. CONTENT TOOLS. Documentation tools. PDF & Flipping Book Tools.
20 tools for legacy learning
Learning with e's
NOVEMBER 28, 2015
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. Today, teachers are spoilt for choice.
Online Learning Tools to Improve Studying Process
MAY 28, 2015
We all come across students who may need a little nudge, technique or tool to help them study. Allow us to suggest some great online tools that will make you a better learner! In addition to tests, you’ll also find study guides and blog articles that will help you improve the studying process. Study games, tests, and flashcards are proven tools for successful learning.
Sorting Through the EdTech Toolbox: 6 Blended Learning Tool Categories
JANUARY 12, 2017
We keep saying that technology is just a tool, but what do we really mean? Are we using the right tools to design , develop, deliver, facilitate , produce , and curate learning? Blended learning EdTech 50 Modern Blended Learning BlogsI have a full toolbox out in the garage, but I have to admit that I’ve used a shoe to hammer a nail into the wall on more than one occasion. Or, are we using our shoes, staplers, or anything sturdy enough that we have on hand to get the job done? In the end, does it really matter?
Seven Technology-Enabled Tools that Empower the Modern Corporate Trainer
FEBRUARY 12, 2015
Some of the technology-aided tools that can be adopted by new-age Trainers to help them connect more to the learners and teach more effectively –. Blogs and Wikis. There are many social Blogging sites that can be utilized by Trainers to encourage learners collaborate together to create learning resources that they can utilize. Trainers can employ many ways to utilize a blog.
Top 5 Free Screen Recording Tools for Mac and Windows
OCTOBER 6, 2016
There are plenty of commercial screen recording tools on the market today. So, if you are not ready to pay a pretty penny for a top-notch solution just yet, do try these tools. Ezvid is a powerful tool for creating screen recordings to be later uploaded exclusively to YouTube with a 45-minute limit and no system sounds capture. iSpring Free Cam. Available for Windows. ShareX.
Authoring Tools and Lectora Online Q&A
AUGUST 4, 2016
Recently, Lectora® Online was listed in the “ 5 Top E-learning Content Authoring Tools for Corporate Trainers ” by Software Advice. We sat down with the review’s author, Brian Westfall, Senior Market Research Associate, for a Q&A on authoring tools, cloud software, responsive design in mobile training, and more. Authoring Tools BlogThen, don’t believe the hype.
Tools For Mobile Learning Development
MARCH 21, 2010
Upside is doing a fair bit of mobile learning development and we blog about it regularly. In the process of development, we are often forced to explore the various tools available. I want to share some tools which may assist you in developing mobile learning applications. On broad level those tools can be categories into tools for: Enterprise application like LMS, LCMS.
What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?
JUNE 14, 2016
I woke up this morning thinking about the tools we use at various levels. Seriously, this is important, as the tools we use and provide through the organization impact the effectiveness with which people can work. What this represents is people talking about the tools they use to do their jobs, and I reckon it’s important for us to talk about tools for learning.
6 Steps to Choosing the Best eLearning Authoring Tool
JUNE 9, 2015
The mere thought of choosing a new e-Learning authoring tool may make some eLearning professionals cringe, but it doesn’t have to be a stressful and time-consuming task. In this article, I’ll walk you through the process of choosing the best eLearning authoring tool for you. The Steps to Follow When Choosing an eLearning Authoring Tool. Authoring Tools Blog
8 Years of Blogging
DECEMBER 29, 2014
I missed my anniversary by a few days, but I’ve now been blogging for 8 years. Top Ten Tools for Learning 2014. Image Credit: Graphic Stock Filed under: Blogging , Lifelong Learning My first post on 12/26/06 explained that I was creating a graduate course on social media for teachers and felt I should “practice what I preach.” Total number of comments: 2,261.
2016 Top Tools for Learning
Performance Learning Productivity
SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
The Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies’ 10th Anniversary ‘Top Tools for Learning’ Survey closes midday UK time on Friday 23 September 2016. Jane Hart’s work in establishing this survey and encouraging people to reflect on the tools that they use to support learning of others, and also the tools that support their own personal and professional learning, is laudable.
My History of Live Blogged Notes
JANUARY 27, 2015
When I attend webinars or participate in online courses and conferences, I usually live blog my notes. Because I have done so much live blogging, I was able to provide proof of my ongoing professional development efforts. LMSs and Other Tools. Wikis and Blogs and Tags: Oh Why? Evaluating Social Networking Tools for Distance Learning. World. Synchronous Learning.
25 eLearning tools you need to have
MAY 12, 2016
It’s not much of a stretch to argue that an eLearning professional is only as good as their best tools. So we asked members of our development, customer support and design teams to recommend the top eLearning tools they can’t work without. Best productivity tools for eLearning. Tool: Trello. Tool: Google Drive. Tool: IFTTT. Tool: Momentum.
Top 10 HTML5 eLearning Authoring Tools
AUGUST 20, 2015
HTML5 is one of the main tools used by eLearning professionals, mainly because of its versatility and flexibility. There are several HTML5 eLearning authoring tools available for developers. In the continuation, you will find a list of the top 10 tools you can start using with ease. This online tool enables you to create basic, but effective courses and lessons.
5 Ways to Use New Generation Learning Tools
OCTOBER 5, 2016
Today, it’s being propelled by millennial employees looking to connect, share and deliver innovation using the mobile, social and video tools they’ve seemingly used since birth. are very tuned in to digital tools that support “always on” learning and development. This means companies that want to thrive in the future must embrace new tools. modern learning tools.
EdTech Tools and Apps For Creating Knowledge-Based Content
JANUARY 19, 2017
Knowing which tools to use in each piece of your modern learning design improves the learning experience. This week, we’ll start our deeper dive into these compartments by looking at knowledge and content technology tools and apps. EdTech Tools and Apps for Creating Documents. Blended learning EdTech 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs
Authoring tool review: Lectora 16
JULY 28, 2016
Lectora - a powerful off-the-shelf authoring tool that can create everything we dream up and design, both visually and functionally. The recently released version, Lectora 16, publishes out responsive content - one of the first of the off-the-shelf authoring tools to go down this very welcome road. Lectora now works on pretty much all devices and browsers, from the latest releases down to older browsers like IE6 (by using different versions of Lectora). .
Delivering Impactful Induction Training through Social Tools – Some Practical Tips
FEBRUARY 19, 2015
Social learning platforms like wikis or blogs can be utilized as a platform of discussing and reflecting on new knowledge or skills gained. For them, a ‘reading list’ can be prepared on the blog or wiki to read up. Social tools like discussion boards can be dedicated to address the queries of new inductees for the first few months. Tools & Technologies
Tools of the trade
Learning with e's
NOVEMBER 19, 2011
The first, the Staffroom is quite public, calling on high levels of communication and high profile, and involves the use of microblogging tools such as Twitter. I assume that this is because most of the tools she identifies as falling into this category of PLN deployment is push technology (RSS feeds, Google Reader etc). blog wiki RSS personal learning Twitter PLN Joyce Seitzinger
Blogging with Freire
Learning with e's
APRIL 28, 2012
So Freire didn't actually live to see the power and potential of social media, or the impact blogging would have on education. But what would he have said about blogs if he had been witness to the participatory web in all its present glory? In a blogging context, it is easy to be offended when an adverse comment is received on your blog. 6) Use blogging as reflection.
"Working Out Loud": Using the Tools We Already Have
JULY 9, 2015
In this post, I want to break down the activities based on the tools/platforms we already have at our disposal, and often access on a daily basis. These tools are free, easy to use and accessible to all as long as we have a device (smartphone, tablet, computer) and an Internet connection. I wrote about the strategies and benefits of working out loud earlier here and here.
Blogging as literacy
Learning with e's
JUNE 24, 2012
My view is that in the social media universe, blogging is potentially the most powerful tool. Time and again, blogging is proving its worth in education and training, with countless learners discovering that sharing their ideas, sharing content and discussion ideas worldwide has a whole range of benefits. Unported License. Based on a work at steve-wheeler.blogspot.com.
Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016
APRIL 12, 2016
Top 100 Tools for Learning poll. All of mine fall in the latter category, because my performance support tools are productivity tools! So here’re my votes, FWIW: Google Search is, of course, still my top tool. Skype is a tool I use for communicating with folks to get things done, but also to have conversations (e.g. Facebook is also a way I stay in touch with friends and colleagues (those colleagues that I also consider friends; Facebook is more a personal learning tool than a business tool for me). Books are still a major way I learn.
The Best of Breed Learning Tools 2014
SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
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 […].
E-Learning Authoring Tool Comparison
JANUARY 24, 2013
We get lots of questions about our opinion on the major e-learning authoring tools. There have been a lot of changes to the authoring tool landscape in the last 12 months, so I thought I’d update it. . But this is my blog post, so I get to say what I want!! Lectora is $1600 for the core e-learning software, while their Inspire suite with extra multi-media tools is $2500.
Authoring Tool Trends
SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
Here now are the latest authoring tool trends (excluding the ones I posted in last week’s blog). Many authoring tools give you limited color options and may/may not enable you to add your own logo. Allows courses that are being built in the authoring tool to be in another language beyond what used to be the standard norm of just English. Some authoring tools offer as few as two, with English being one of them. So far only a couple of vendors enable you to shoot the video with a DV/HD camera and move the video into your authoring tool. What is it?
Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: Breakout Rooms
MARCH 24, 2014
This is the third post in a series of seven titled Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: A Virtual Engagement Primer. Virtual training design doesn''t need to be difficult - but designers do need a working knowledge of the features each virtual classroom tool provides. Click here to start reading at the beginning of the series. Breakout Rooms. Yes, just like in a "REAL" class.)
Social Learning Has Never Been About a Single Tool
JANUARY 20, 2015
I noticed a ReTweet from Shannon Tipton yesterday morning where she was disagreeing with the flop part of the following blog post: What eLearning Trends Will Pop, Flop and Flip in 2015 ? What are Social Media-styled eLearning Tools? My first thought is the fad several years ago where rapid development tools were shoving in ways to Tweet from within a course and calling it social learning. My only conclusion is that the post has no conclusion (or knowledge) about what is meant by social media-styled eLearning tools. Social Learning Tools. link] #Lrnchat.
Updated E-Leaning Authoring Tools Comparison
JUNE 24, 2014
With the release of Adobe Captivate 8 a few weeks back, I thought I would update our popular—and often controversial—comparison grid on the major authoring tools. At the end of the day, the decisions about which tool(s) you choose to use should be based on the features that are most important to you and your organization. Updated Authoring Tools Comparison Webinar.
10 Tools and Services For Successful Business Presentations
Your Training Edge
APRIL 8, 2016
To increase your overall productivity it’s imperative that you simplify the process with the tools technology offers. They offer a lot of unique features, free and paid, and are one of the best modern tools out there. Spresent – This tool offers business professionals the ability to create flash presentations with animation and other engaging visual effects.