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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] [.]

Dimdim Meeting Portal : 3.0.0 Beta

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Dimdim Meeting Portal : 3.0.0 Beta Originally uploaded by Brent Schlenker Yeah! I got my invite to the dimdim beta. Moodle + DimDim = Very cool learning management, development, delivery for the little guys. No more million dollar contracts, but all the functionality and then some. Open is the future

Dimdim. Another Web Conferencing Tool

Take an e-Learning Break

I am checking out DimDim , another web-conferencing tool. Setting up a meeting in Dimdim is very easy. You can kick off a meeting immediately or schedule it for later (including recurring meetings). The product lets you conduct online slide shows using PowerPoints and PDFs. You can annotate as you go and let users mark up, too. You can also work on a shared, multipage whiteboard. Or you can share your screen, which is useful for demos. There are a lot of ways to interact with your viewers. Check it out: [link

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Dimdim. The forward thinking folks at Dimdim created an application that is completely in the cloud. Dimdim has an open source version so developers can integrate it with other software. For example, there is a Moodle module for starting a Dimdim session directly from within Moodle. Understanding the universe of options can help you match your need to the best approach.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Workplace learning is like learning a second language

Jane Hart

Advertise here Recent posts Prezi for your iPad Alternatives for Dimdim Top 20 viral videos Walk the Net The Shorty Awards 100 things to watch in 2011 EmbedPlus : enhanced YouTube embedding The Year of Social Media 2010 Infographic 2010 in Review Part 4: Top 100 articles of 2010 2010 in Review Part 3: My year in reflective blogging Twitter RT @danroddy : Watch THE Jimmy Wales live from Bristol today @ noon www.bristol.gov.uk/jimmywales   So here is a fuller comparison. learned German at school and actually went on to study it at university.  Keep up the fantastic work.

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. .

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

5 things you (perhaps) don't know about eFront

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 9/22/2010 5 things you (perhaps) dont know about eFront Through time eFront has become extra feature rich. However, any added functionality comes with an increased level of complexity as well; a complexity that can hide a function in favor of another. Powered by Blogger

Collaboration Tools

Tony Karrer

As I mentioned in Real-Time Collaborative Editing , I had a fantastic experience participating in group editing of a Mind Map of collaborative tools during a session at Learn Trends. You can see the result below. But it was interesting to see the results exported which I've embedded below.

The big question: What are your predictions for learning in 2008

Clive on Learning

Synchronous e-learning will continue to grow and open source variants such as dimdim will help bring down the cost. It seems clear that the former predictions are easy and safe and not especially useful. The latter, while not as safe, were much more useful to people. believe that we also have to consider the likely economic context, at best difficult and possibly recessionary.

E-learning on a shoestring

Clive on Learning

Get a license to Webex, Elluminate or something similar (perhaps even a free web conferencing tool like DimDim) to provide the capability to run live online sessions. E-learning in the workplace used to be the preserve of the large corporate or public body. Only they were able to afford the necessarily substantial investments in learning platforms and content development and had the large audiences against which these investments could be amortised. And only these major employers had the specialist technical skills and large l&d departments needed to support these investments.

So what is software worth?

Clive on Learning

DimDim , open source web conferencing. What is the connection between computer software and women's clothing? No, idea? Let me tell you. With the costs of manufacture tumbling as retailers source from the Far East, along with a general easing of import restrictions, the costs of clothing in the high street have fallen to almost unbelievable levels. This is most evident in women's clothing, where at shops like Zara, Mango, H&M and Top Shop, clothing is practically given away. What's more, there's no stigma attached to buying from these chains - in fact it's the fashionable thing to do.

Top 20 viral videos

Jane Hart

Blog C4LPT Jane Hart Advice Workshops Social Learning Handbook Resources Contact Walk the Net Alternatives for Dimdim Top 20 viral videos On January 8, 2011, in Uncategorized , YouTube , by Jane Hart I was alerted to a list of top viral videos by a recent article in the Guardian. The Viral Video Chart is based on a count of the embedded videos and links on approximately two million blogs, as well as Facebook and Twitter. My (current) favourite video has just moved into #1 position of the top viral videos in the last 24 hours – The Chase Film – which I have embedded below.

Open Source Web Conferencing Solutions – FREE

eLearning 24-7

DimDim - up to 5 participants, other options available but are fee based. I have a real issue with vendors who charge extra – via a license with their “partner&# or otherwise for a web conferencing – and thus ability to offer webinars, in their solution.  It should be free – 100%.  No license fee, even though it is integrated into your solution, no extra cost – since it is integrated with your solution.   Hence: Below are products that are either open source free or free or free with limited functionality.  They are in no particular order. Caucus - inc.

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

April's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. 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.

Walk the Net

Jane Hart

Advertise here Recent posts Prezi for your iPad Alternatives for Dimdim Top 20 viral videos Walk the Net The Shorty Awards 100 things to watch in 2011 EmbedPlus : enhanced YouTube embedding The Year of Social Media 2010 Infographic 2010 in Review Part 4: Top 100 articles of 2010 2010 in Review Part 3: My year in reflective blogging Twitter RT @danroddy : Watch THE Jimmy Wales live from Bristol today @ noon www.bristol.gov.uk/jimmywales There are three kinds of steps: exploration steps reflection steps and action steps. You can set a step as complete. Subscribe by email Adverts.

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The Shorty Awards

Jane Hart

Advertise here Recent posts Prezi for your iPad Alternatives for Dimdim Top 20 viral videos Walk the Net The Shorty Awards 100 things to watch in 2011 EmbedPlus : enhanced YouTube embedding The Year of Social Media 2010 Infographic 2010 in Review Part 4: Top 100 articles of 2010 2010 in Review Part 3: My year in reflective blogging Twitter RT @danroddy : Watch THE Jimmy Wales live from Bristol today @ noon www.bristol.gov.uk/jimmywales For the first time, the Shorty Awards will also honour  the industry’s best agencies and social media professionals. Subscribe by email Adverts.

100 things to watch in 2011

Jane Hart

Advertise here Recent posts Prezi for your iPad Alternatives for Dimdim Top 20 viral videos Walk the Net The Shorty Awards 100 things to watch in 2011 EmbedPlus : enhanced YouTube embedding The Year of Social Media 2010 Infographic 2010 in Review Part 4: Top 100 articles of 2010 2010 in Review Part 3: My year in reflective blogging Twitter RT @danroddy : Watch THE Jimmy Wales live from Bristol today @ noon www.bristol.gov.uk/jimmywales If you enjoyed this article, please consider sharing it! Comments are closed. Subscribe by email Adverts. 2011 C4LPT blog