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Alternatives for Dimdim

Jane Hart

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] [.]

The end of free?

Onlignment

DimDim. This morning I received and email from DimDim to announce that the company has been taken over by Salesforce.com. DimDim as a service will no longer exist as Salesforce made the acquisition to add real time collaboration features to their Chatter platform. Blog dimdim free open source yugmaYugma. The end of free? What do you think?

dimdim - World’s FREE Virtual Classroom (Open Source)!

ZaidLearn

dimdim Open Source Community Edition dimdim Documentation Latest News: Dimdim has been acquired by Salesforce.com (Sad story!!!) This post is still here, because of the ideas shared beyond DimDim) Another Option? dimdim is the world´s first free web meeting service based on the open source platform. dimdim is a browser-based web 2.0 Explore WiZiQ :) WHAT?

dimdim - World’s FREE Virtual Classroom (Open Source)!

ZaidLearn

dimdim Open Source Community Edition dimdim Documentation WHAT? dimdim is the world´s first free web meeting service based on the open source platform. dimdim is a browser-based web 2.0 dimdim´s hosted service is available for free and can be easily used for small gatherings, to seminars with hundreds of attendees. and install it on your own server.

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.

eFront

Dimdim delivers synchronized live presentations, whiteboards and web pages while sharing your voice and video over the Internet - with no download. With the Free edition you can get 10 person meetings, 1 way video, standard support, Dimdim branded rooms, and public meetings. Guys the most of you find these posts a valuable resource for the e-Learning community. Keep the good work.

Learning Tools Directory 2011

Jane Hart

Some tools have disappeared or died (eg gnolia), others have been acquired (eg Dimdim), some have changed their name (eg twine to evri), and some have changed focus and no longer offer what they once did. I’ve just spent the last few days overhauling the Learning  Tools Directory. Over the last year there has been quite a lot of change one way or another in terms of tools. Tools

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Learning Visions , June 26, 2009 Other Top Posts Around Open Source dimdim - World’s FREE Virtual Classroom (Open Source)! I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Probably one of the better sources on this is Jane Hart’s Instructional Tools Directory. You can find a long list of tools broken into authoring tools, games/simulations, quiz/test tools, social media, delivery platforms, tracking and whether they support mobile. Here’s some of what I pulled out.

Elearning applications

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/02/2011 Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch for 2011 2011 is the e-Learning year! Traditional instructor led training is expensive and, in some cases, difficult to track its effectiveness. Enjoy! You can create a quiz app to assess your employees knowledge.

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Learning and Working on the Web

Harold Jarche » Open Source for the “R” Word

Learning and Working on the Web

Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners

eFront

The truth is that there are a lot of books for e-Learning professionals. The most of them are for professionals with experience in the e-Learning field but some of them are for beginners. The following list contains my Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners. Mayer. Hardcover: 208 pages Publisher: Kogan Page; 1 edition (May 28, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 0749453974 by Christopher Pappas M.B.A.,

Working Smarter: Most popular posts of 2011

Jay Cross

Alternatives for Dimdim , January 9, 2011. Best of  Working Smarter Daily. January 1, 2011 to December 17, 2011. Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 Here’s how we choose the crème de la crème for your enjoyment.

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Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/16/2011 Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning Open source software can be used as we wish, without long-term commitments and with a community of professionals that extend and support them. Come on guys are you serious! As of version 4.3, YAKiToMe !

Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/12/2010 Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning What I really like about the e-Learning community is that the most e-Learning professionals have a great passion of sharing their knowledge. The least that I can do is to share with you a list of Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning ! Feel free to use these storyboard templates for your projects. All the credit will go to you (your full name and a link to your profile, business, etc will be added). Thanks!

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/24/2010 Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning As an e-Learning developer I had to invest a lot of time to find images for my e-Learning projects. I am sure that the most of us work with tight budgets and limited resources. Morgue File An easy to use free photo site.

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ZaidLearn: A Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem?

ZaidLearn

DimDim Hosted Virtual Classroom? skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, April 2. 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! Firefox e-Mail system?

Free e-Learning books

eFront

Have you thought about teaching online but for some reason haven’t done it yet? Here at CU Online, we believe in the power of online learning. Whether you currently teach online or you are thinking about doing it in the future, we are here to help you sort through this process and we hope that this handbook might help you along the way. Dunlap Protocols for Online Discussions Joanna C.

e-Learning Glossaries

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/05/2010 e-Learning Glossaries Think about e-Learning. Learning applications and processes are constantly changing and evolving, and the e-Learning community has members all over the world. These two facts make communication and common understanding of e-Learning issues hard to follow. It is important that e-Learning professionals, researchers, experts, and learners have a common basis in order to communicate effectively. wibiya widget Simple template.

ZaidLearn: Any Free Hosted CMS or LMS? (Yes, Obama Says!)

ZaidLearn

Then again you could always integrate WiZiQ or DimDim if this is not already included in your system). Related Posts - Edu2.0 & LectureShare Can We Host and Facilitate Our Courses Online For Free? Are there any FREE Course/Learning Management Systems (C/LMS) out there that require no financial hardware, software and hosting investments? FREE HOSTED C/LMS? How do they make money? IMAGINE!

Adventures in Moodle

Learnforever

We plugged in Dimdim , but since their acquisition, they no longer offer an open source solution (our deal runs out at the end of August) and we need to identify an alternative. 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. It’s been an interesting journey.

Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/26/2010 Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010 Getting new ideas and tips concerning e-Learning is important to me. Based on my favorite e-Learning blogs I created the following list with my Top 10 e-Learning blog posts for 2010. The following list is in chronological order. Enjoy! => Which is your favorite e-Learning blog post for 2010? Please share it with us by leaving a comment! by Cathy on 09/21/2010 Do we really need narration? Thank you for your comment.

ZaidLearn: 8 Free Screencasting Tools For Tony!

ZaidLearn

As for free virtual classrooms, I believe DimDim has that feature: [link] Check their feature speck :) Also, you might want to explore WiZiQ ([link] but I didnt find that feature there. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Friday, October 31. Free Screencasting Tools For Tony! Free Screencasting Tools List (Updated) Tony Karrers blog "Toast! You name it, they record it!" ".Im And then. at 16:15.

Last Week's Kineo Product Knowledge E-Learning Webinar:

Learning Visions

My weak connection probably contributed to my choppy audio delivery, but all in all things went smooth with DimDim. On Thursday Kineo's Stephen Walsh and I presented a webinar on Product Knowledge e-Learning. After having participated in and live-blogged many a webinar, this was the first I've actually helped present. It was great fun. I was sitting outside at a picnic table overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Maine, while gratefully connected to a neighboring house's wifi. Stephen's done a nice write up on the Kineo website and we've included the slide deck from the presentation.

The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/28/2010 The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter On Twitter exists a resourceful community of e-Learning professionals. During the last 2 years I was able to exchange ideas, share thoughts, and learn from this community of practice. As a result, I have created the following list of the most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter. Jeff Goldman e-Learning Designer and Developer. social learning - experimentação. Thx Chris. As SR.

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/21/2010 The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs After a long research, I have created a list of the most updated and popular e-learning blogs regarding e-learning. encourage you to click on the links below and read the posts you find that match your interests and needs. By doing so, you will: Keep yourself up-to- date with the new software, technologies, and trends relative to corporate e-learning and e-learning in general. Learn from the experts! Thanks.

I can’t get in, they can’t get out

Spark Your Interest

Nor are they allowed to install any kind of plug-in to use an alternate tool, like Skype.  So, we “collaborate&# using workarounds or web-based solutions like Dimdim (which work fine for some situations, but those clients that actually want to do videochat, I’d need to upgrade beyond free, and haven’t done that, since I already have Skype, which they can’t use at work). . It’s frustrating on a practical level, but I wonder if it’s indicative of how far we have to go to collaborate beyond company walls.  Pipe-dream?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

Web conferencing services like DimDim now offer the equivalent of WebEx. The observation that Moodle or DimDim are not supported by any company per-se isn't quite right, most of these products have a commercial entity behind them, for example Moodle.org is controlled by Moodle.com and they sell support as well as control the source code. DimDim has both open source and paid subscription offerings (SaaS) As an e-learning software company I can tell you that large portions of the commercial products and online services have elements of open source in them. Wrong. Support.

Facebook for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/07/2010 Facebook for e-Learning Facebook objective is " to help you connect and share with the people in your life ". 50% of Facebooks active users log on to Facebook in any given day. Average user is connected to 80 community pages, groups and events. Thanks.

The Agile Elearning Design Manual - Why Synchronous Learning makes so much sense today

The Learning Generalist

The tools range from the ever popular Webex , to the reasonably priced Adobe Connect Pro to the free and open source DimDim. At the very outset, let me apologise for being late on this post. My dog went through surgery this weekend, my wife's had exams and life's been incredibly hectic as a consequence. That's the reason social media has taken off in this age. So what's the solution?

Sclipo Mashes Up Informal and Formal Learning to Good Effect!

ZaidLearn

Perhaps they should benchmark this tool with other free (or partially free) virtual classroom options such as DimDim (can be installed on your own server) and WiZiQ (a free hosted virtual classroom). Also, we could mash-up Elgg with Moodle and DimDim or WiZiQ. Sclipo Features Video About Sclipo WHAT? integrated with social features. solutions too complex and costly. FEATURES?

Sclipo Mashes Up Informal and Formal Learning to Good Effect!

ZaidLearn

Perhaps they should benchmark this tool with other free (or partially free) virtual classroom options such as DimDim (can be installed on your own server) and WiZiQ (a free hosted virtual classroom). Also, we could mash-up Elgg with Moodle and DimDim or WiZiQ. Sclipo Features Video About Sclipo WHAT? integrated with social features. solutions too complex and costly. FEATURES?

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

Spark Your Interest

some kind of web collaboration/webinar tool – ( dimdim or others) most have similar features and as long as you’ve actually DONE a webinar, not just listened to one, you’ll have picked up a bunch of experience! June’s BQ is… “what tools should we learn?&#. But if I were to mentor another me, what would I suggest?  Maybe not forever, but for awhile. .

Friday’s Finds #1

Learning and Working on the Web

Via @SoulSoup is the story of DimDim (free, open source, web conferencing platform) making CNET’s Webware Top 100 for 2009. In an attempt to make my finds on Twitter more explicit, this may be the start of regular post on some of the things I learned this past week. Numbers & Measurement. From Charles Green at The Trusted Advisor : If you can measure it, you can manage it; if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it; if you can’t manage it, it’s because you can’t measure it; and if you managed it, it’s because you measured it. Every one of those statements is wrong.

Implementing MOODLE

Learnforever

I’m in the middle of a major new MOODLE implementation. For those who don’t know, MOODLE is an open source virtual learning environment; the initials stand for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment, although enthusiasts (and there seem to be plenty of them) also use “moodle” as a verb. More information at [link]. We haven’t yet got to significant content development.

The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

Web conferencing services like DimDim now offer the equivalent of WebEx. Richard Nantel of Brandon Hall recently posted about average LMS prices. A ‘low-cost’ LMS starts at an average of $58K. That’s the low price. Which is still a whole LOT of money. And “in times like these…” Why pay for a pricey LMS when you can Moodle or Drupal or Sakai ? Why do companies continue to pay huge dollars for products that are now being offered for free? For free. (I’m a recent convert, perhaps on the path to open source evangelism.) So what are some of the hurdles to overcome in the corporate market?

Web Conferencing Services

Tony Karrer

I found a Google doc via delicious that I have a feeling wasn't intended to be public, but it has such a wonderful comparison of the various web conferencing tools that I felt compelled to copy it here and as a new Google Doc in case the document goes away. also noticed that Wikipedia has a page - Comparison of web conferencing software - but it doesn't have pricing and a few other columns. Up to 15 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y [link] Acrobat Connect Professional Y Annual, Monthly, Pay Per Use Annual fee not available, 5-user=$375/mo, 10-user=$750/mo., Pay Per Use+.32

What if a virtual classroom is not accessible and you are left to your own devices to record a session?

Ignatia Webs

So yes, there are different virtual classrooms (dimdim, eluminate, wiziq.) Last week I wanted to use a virtual classroom to record an eLearning showcase we were having at ITM (were I work). Unfortunately the hotspot was not stable enough at that time and so I had to improvise to be able to redistribute what was happening in the room on a later date. In this small - how should I call it?