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  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] From Andragogy to Heutagogy
    A heutagogical approach recognises the need to be flexible in the learning where the teacher provides resources but the learner designs the actual course he or she might take by negotiating the learning. Link to article (By Stewart Hase and Chris Kenyon) ".This This paper suggests there is benefit in moving from andragogy towards truly self-determined learning. The concept of truly self-determined learning, called heutagogy, builds on humanistic theory and approaches to learning described in the 1950s. As teachers we should concern ourselves with developing the learner?s
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] Freedom and Empowerment: the Next Step for Education and Technology
    The future reality begins with visions of the past, and this article provides one worth exploring ! Link to article (By James Shimabukuro) Title: Freedom and Empowerment: An Essay on the Next Step for Education and Technology Synopsis: "James Shimabukuro acknowledges that the traditional school or college has efficiently educated students of varying ages, with interests in diverse subjects. The primary impetus for such a revolution will originate inside our schools, Shimabukuro predicts, but legislative and community action will be needed to achieve it."
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] Elements of Effective e-Learning Design
    We introduce six elements of design and discuss each in some detail: Activity - Students are asked to undertake activities that provide an experience likely to lead them to the desired new understanding. Link to article (By Andrew R. Brown & Bradley D. Voltz) "Preparing and developing e-learning materials is a costly and time consuming enterprise. This paper highlights the elements of effective design that we consider assist in the development of high quality materials in a cost efficient way. Scenario - An interesting context or scenario can assist the activity to have meaning.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] The Role of Critical Thinking in the Online Learning Environment
    Critical thinking assignments provide an opportunity for learners to apply knowledge to practical application. Online instructors have the responsibility of providing this opportunity for educational growth to learners and must become creative in developing assignments and projects that foster that growth (extracted highlights jumbled together)." Although, the lecturer or online instructor has the responsibility of providing such a conducive environment, don't depend on it, and instead be proactive and apply it to everything you learn. The ability to read and summarize.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] The Horizon Report - 2005 Edition (Just Read It!)
    Augmented reality provides additional contextual information that appears as part of the user?s Link to report (399 KB PDF. By NMC: The New Media Consortium) ".The The technologies chosen for the 2005 Horizon Report are framed within three adoption horizons that presume three different assumptions about when the targeted technologies will begin to see significant adoptions on university campuses. Extended learning courses can be conceptualized as hybrid courses with an extended set of communication tools and strategies. These agents range from personal desktop search ?bots,? bots,?
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] Visions 2020: Transforming Education and Training. (WOW)
    The way we (USA) organize schools and provide instruction is essentially the same as it was when our Founding Fathers went to school. The technologies that are coming could create compelling learning opportunities that help students of all ages reach their potential through individualized learning and progression, provide knowledge and training when and where they are needed, while boosting the productivity of learning and lowering its cost." Even more powerful technologies are under development by U.S. learning Papers
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] Transforming CMS into Effective Learning Environments
    In short, to provide an excellent learning environment you need a pedagogically sound CMS, students willing to learn and participate, and knowledgeable and motivated instructors who nurture and encourage them in the learning process and environment. Link to article (260 KB PDF. If you really want to know what the authors are talking about, I recommend you read this article (URL above) very carefully. Excellent stuff! learning tools Papers teaching and learning
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] Encouraging Creativity in Student Online Work
    Teachers can provide valuable guidance by keeping dialogues focused, relevant and probing deeper into issues. Link to article (By Brent Muirhead) "Teachers will need to develop a class structure and online teaching style that encourages creativity, reflective thinking, and self-directed learning. It is important that teachers enable students to have the freedom to ask questions and take intellectual risks in their written assignments and discussion groups. This will require moderating discussions and creating a list of key ideas, references and student contributions. Excellent!
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] Encouraging Interaction in Online Classes
    Instructional strategies and insights which can promote interaction and authentic educational online experiences: Promote Critical Thinking (Be) Relevant and Engaging Lectures Biographical Posts (instructor and students share biographical posts) Positive Affirmation of Student Work Integrate Stories into the Class Discussions Provide Students with Flexibility.The wise instructor will offer emotional support at times and there will be other moments when students will need an intellectual challenge. Link to article (By Brent Muirhead) ".Instructional Papers teaching and learning
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] Guidelines for Establishing Interactivity in Online Courses
    Providing ample resources without overloading or confusing students. Link to article (By Mark Mabrito. You need to subscribe to Innovate to view this article, but it is free) "Establishing fruitful interaction in online courses is a persistent challenge. Mark Mabrito shares his personal practices with readers, outlining the tools and policies he has used to enhance interactivity with students, among students, and between students and course content. Mabrito explores the fine lines that instructors must walk: Encouraging participation without being overbearing.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2007
    [Providers] Categories of eLearning (By George Siemens)
    Communities themselves can also provide a feedback loop to courses, work-based learning, and the knowledge management system. Link to article (Please read this article ) "This paper attempts to present the categories, not procedures, of the elearning field. The categories of elearning: Courses Informal learning Blended learning Communities Knowledge management Networked learning Work-based learning (EPSS) These various learning categories do not need to function in isolation. complex learning implementation will certainly incorporate different facets of elearning. learning Papers
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2007
    [Providers] A Comparative Analysis with Traditional and Fully Online Graduate Courses
    Evidence is provided to suggest that blended courses produce a stronger sense of community among students than either traditional or fully online courses. 1997) vision of a learning college as a place where learning comes first and educational experiences are provided for learners anyway, anyplace, and anytime. Link to research paper (By Alfred P. Rovai & Hope M. Jordan) "(Abstract) Blended learning is a hybrid of classroom and online learning that includes some of the conveniences of online courses without the complete loss of face-to-face contact. Rather, ?[s]tudents Banion?s
    [Providers] Collaboration First, Then Knowledge Management (by Matthew Clapp)
    In exchange for supporting their teams, pilot participants will offer to provide you with both positive and negative feedback about the process and the technology. Link to article "The goals of collaboration should first be to allow knowledge workers to labor together to complete projects and only then to collect that knowledge to be leveraged for the rest of the enterprise. Examples of good open source groupware tools available : dotProject , eGroupWare , Moregroupware , phpCollab , PHProjekt. Explore (or check their feature list ) the open source collaboration tools first. Papers
    [Providers] What Happened to E-learning and Why
    This issue of The Landscape sets out to address this question, using research conducted by The Weatherstation Project, a collaborative effort to provide a practical way of estimating e-learning's current and future trajectory." Link to article (PDF) (by The Weatherstation Project) Link to Learning Alliance (For Higher Education) "To the dismay of many, e-learning's reality never matched its promise by a long shot. There has been no pedagogical revolution or financial windfall. Fathom and NYOnline are gone; Cardean U and UNext are continuing to undergo makeovers. MB, PDF).
    [Providers] Designing Collaborative E-Learning For Results
    Bring closure to the material and provide a plan for next steps. ". Click here to view full article (By Glen Mohr and Julia M. Nault) "Because we can communicate by email and over the Web, we no longer need to meet face to face. The more connected we are, the more isolated we are. The connectivity/isolation paradox is manifesting itself in many aspects of our professional and personal lives and is a fundamental reason why e-learning programs can be unsatisfying to instructors and learners." Critical Success Factors Manage expectations. Do not let anyone slip through the cracks.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2007
    [Providers] Instructional Design for Flow in Online Teaching (By Sandra C. Ceraulo)
    Click here to view full article (The URL is not accessible anymore. So, enjoy the juice of it below.) Papers instructional design
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2007
    [Providers] Motivating Factors in E-learning (Case Study: UNITAR, by Dr. Kamal Kishore Jain)
    The study may help the providers of online courses design their strategies and position their courses in line with the above. Click here to view the full case study " Conclusion People join E-learning courses for a variety of reasons. The empirical research done for this study reveals that the top five motivating factors in choosing an E-learning course are as follows: It fulfils the need for increased flexibility; It fulfils the need for geographical independence; Web-based environment can potentially offer many opportunities for enriching the learning process ? learning Papers
    [Providers] OER Articles, Reports, Sites and Tools (Getting Dizzy!)
    An introduction to Reusability for Digital Learning Resources This article, published by the Reusable Learning project, provides an interesting overview about the concept of "reusability" and knowledge transmission from the early age to today's modern societies to finally introduce reusability for digital learning resources and the systems that support them. Reference - OER Introduction Booklet Related Post - Giving Knowledge For Free & OER Stories OER? Difference Between Educational Content Accessible for FREE and OER? JUICE? Why should anyone give away anything for free? Oh Man!
    [Providers] PassPack - Online Password Manager!
    suppose Yahoo, Google and Microsoft already provide something like this, but in the world of widgets we expect more! assPack Reference - PassPack (Jane Knight) WHAT? PassPack is an online password manager for people who travel or change computers often. Unlike other password managers, PassPack is available 24/7 via internet, nothing to download or install. You can save up to 100 entries for free ! On the sad note, paid upgrades will be available in the future. Hopefully, this will never happen! Thanks! FEATURES? Click Auto-login - Click to login as you browse. No plugin needed.
    [Providers] Facebook - Study Groups (LMS, Too!)
    providing basically all the features (quiz, forum, wiki, blog, assignment, content management, announcement, course registration, etc.) Facebook - Study Groups Via Jane Knight When we think of Search , we think of Google ! When we think of LMS , we think of Moodle ! When we think of Food , we think of Noodle ? Having a tough time getting everyone on the same page in your study group or group project (Yeah, especially in a formal LMS!)? Study Groups, a new Facebook application lets you quickly and easily collaborate with your classmates and plan out homework for your courses. Soon Search?),
    [Providers] 9000+ Free Resources by Teachers for Teachers (TES)
    The ICT section , alone, has 270 resources!" - Patricia Donaghy Also, if you want to find educational resources for English (1900+), or Modern Foreign Languages (1400+), I suppose this resource bank should provide you with plenty of options. TES TES Resource Bank Via Patricia Donaghy TES? The TES ( Times Educational Supplement ) is Britain’s leading publication covering the world of primary, secondary and further education, as well as the market leader for teaching job vacancies. TES RESOURCE BANK? Resources are divided into over twenty different categories. WHAT ELSE? Great :).
    [Providers] e-Learning in Malaysia (My New Blog)
    My new learning adventure (in addition to ZaidLearn) will try to mash-up the juiciest e-learning stories going on in Malaysia (past, present, future), including: Higher Education (Universities & Colleges) Schools (Primary & Secondary) Corporate Learning Communities Projects Solution Providers Research Papers & Articles People Conferences Blogs Etc. Link to My New Blog I just want to share with those that read this blog (or bump into it!) that I have started a new blog today (January 9th, 2008) entitled ' e -Learning in Malaysia '. ZAIDLEARN? newsletter
    [Providers] Google Custom Search For Open/Free Educational Resources!
    Real Climate - Provides expert opinions on the science of climate change. Link to Google Custom Search Engine Search - OER/Free Educational Resources Via Stephen Downes + Edublogs Custom Search Create a SEARCH ENGINE tailored to your needs! Do you have a website or collection of sites you'd like to search over? With Google Custom Search Engine , you can create a search engine tailored to your needs, which can include one website, multiple websites, or specific webpages. Google Custom Search has both a FREE version (I am using this one!) and a Business Edition (Starts at $100 / year).
    [Providers] MIT Lecture Browser (Speechless!)
    To help the speech recognizer, users can provide their own supplemental text files, such as journal articles, book chapters, etc., Link to MIT Lecture Browser WHAT? The Lecture Browser is a web interface to video recordings of lectures and seminars that have been indexed using automatic speech recognition technology. You can search for topics, much like a regular web search engine. If any results look relevant, you can play the video starting at the relevant point and see the synchronized transcript. Their goal is to enable natural speech-based interaction between humans and machines."
    [Providers] eLearning Grid and e-TQM College Journals (Dubai)
    It targets all those who have interest in e-learning as users, adopters or providers of e-Learning.more e-TQM COLLEGE JOURNALS? Link to eLearning Grid e-TQM College Journals The International Journal of Excellence in eLearning ELEARNING GRID? eLearning Grid was recently launched by the eTQM College in Dubai. The launch of the eTQM College Journals is to support a strategy for the encouragement of growth and development of scientific thinking and publishing in the Arab World and the Middle East region. Mohamed Zairi)".more more JOURNALS? Congratulations :). learning community Papers
    [Providers] More than 100 Free Places to Learn Online (Jeff Cobb)
    All of this suggests at least a couple of things, in my opinion: If part of your business strategy is to generate revenue from learning experiences provided to members, customers, or students and you haven’t yet considered how “free” impacts you, it’s high time. Link to More than 100 Free Places to Learn Online Jeff Cobb's Juicy Resources ". There is so much available out there for free—even things that offer credit—and given how easy it is for non-technical subject matter experts to contribute content, it will only keep growing. FREE LEARNING PLACES? T – Text-based offerings). OER/FRE
    [Providers] 10 Principles Of Effective Web Design (Smashing Magazine)
    Smashing Magazine provides you with short and engaging nuggets of learning tailored to the things you really want to know (in design). Link to 10 Principles Of Effective Web Design "(Web) Users: Appreciate quality and credibility! Don’t read, they scan! Are impatient and insist on instant gratification! Don’t make optimal choices. Follow their intuition. Want to have control ( Source )." No wonder SCORM does not appeal to learners (and educators) (above 5 years old)! Below 5 years old? Only because they think it is some kind of worm, or it sounds cool! Don’t make users think!
    [Providers] SciVee and The Origin of 'Yes, We Can!'
    Scientists can gain a quicker comprehension of more publications in substantially less time with the aid of a video presentation provided directly from the author. Link to SciVee & Overview of SciVee (Video) Via Tom Hanson through e-mail (Editor - Openeducation.Net ) SciVee? SciVee is an online science research sharing portal that invites scientists to make their research known by combining their published scientific article with a corresponding video into an online presentation called a “ SciVee pubcast.” FEATURES & BENEFITS? EXAMPLE? REFLECTION! Just making a point! Great song!)
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2008
    [Providers] Teaching Habits That Inspire You Out of Learning? (Part 1)
    Students' engagement with the subject is enhanced by knowing about the teacher's own research, and the interaction with students often provides new insights into the research. Thank GOD many lecturers today use PowerPoint, or provide some form of course notes. Link to ZaidLearn's Teaching Links “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” - William Arthur Ward Can anyone become a great educator (teacher or lecturer)? Or is it gift that we are born with (Nature)? Nurture)? 5-PART SERIES?
    [Providers] Optimizing eLearning Strategy (Bryan Chapman)
    Bryan Chapman is Chief Learning Strategist at Chapman Alliance, LLC; a provider of research-centric consulting solutions that assist organizations in defining, operating and optimizing their strategic learning initiatives. Free Resources from Bryan Chapman Bryan Chapman's Blog WHO? As a veteran in the industry, he has over 20 years experience and has worked with such organizations as American Express, Shel l, Kodak, Sprint, Sharp Electronics, Honda, IBM, Microsoft, Avon, UNICEF, The Food and Drug Administration, U.S. JUICE? Available as a PowerPoint. Reusability 2.0: LESSONS LEARNED?
    [Providers] Google Labs - Google Survey (Tool?)
    There are still millions of students and educators in the Schools, Colleges and Universities around the world who are doing research, conducting surveys and spending a lot of time collecting data, providing them often with little time to analyze and reflect the findings (critical/creative thinking aspect!). suppose if Google does not provide a free online survey tool in the near future, Yahoo or MSN would do it. Yes, without Google Blogger I would probably not be writing this online letter (Instead I would have probably used Wordpress !). Learning Series learning tools Fun
    [Providers] Edu2.0 - Free Hosted LMS (or VLE)
    In the final (surface) analysis, I believe that this is simply the beginning of a new era (much thanks to initiatives like edu 2.0 ), where in the future Google, Yahoo and MSN will join the bandwagon, battling out to show to the world that they care about providing everyone with online teaching and learning tools to educate the world (it would certainly boost their image and branding, too!). Of course, these three giants are already providing users with whole list of dynamic learning tools (such as this blogging tool!), Home: [link] Tour: [link] Features: [link] WHAT? edu 2.0,
    [Providers] The World Universities' ranking on the Web (Stanford Rules!)
    The ranking is updated every January and July, providing Web indicators for universities and research centres worldwide. The key success factor I would argue (according to my understanding) is the willingness, goals, strategies, and actions taken (and financial support provided) by these Universities (or their people) to participate in the Open Educational Resources (OER) global revolution. Home: [link] Top 4000 Universities: [link] Methodology used: [link] What? Findings? MasterMinds? The Lab acts as an Observatory of the Science and Technology on the Web. Top 5 (July 2007)?
    [Providers] EduTools (Decision-making tools for e-learning)
    URL: [link] "WCET’s EduTools provides independent reviews, side-by-side comparisons, and consulting services to assist decision-making in the e-learning community. However, EduTools provide excellent tools to keep the consultants on their toes, because they need to be more constructive and meaningful than what these tools can do with a few clicks :) So, EduTools can play an important role to support you in making a better choice. Course Management System – Compare reviews of the CMS products most commonly used in higher education and also used by many K-12 virtual schools.
    [Providers] ZaidLearn Goes & Takes a Break from Blogging!
    suppose I will provide a weekly Link to Zaidlearn's Links Digital Curator to the Stars & More on the Digital Curator (Jeff Cobb) The Digital Curator in Your Future (Steve Rubel) ".I do believe that Zaid Ali Algasoff is in the process of firmly establishing himself as the e-learning curator of Southeast Asia. His recent Any Free Hosted CMS or LMS? Yes, Obama Says!) is just one piece of the accumulating evidence.( Source )" - Jeff Cobb WOW! My self-actualizing e-Learning curator ego is reaching the top of Mount Everest! Hmm, what is a curator anyway? CURATOR?
    [Providers] 500+ Power Links That Could Make You Go GAGA!
    allowed users to provide comments to our learning discoveries, and be able to report broken links. Link to ZaidLearn's Collection Link to ZaidLearn's Diigo Collection A Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem? It's not necessary to do extraordinary things to get extraordinary results. " - Warren Buffet I am happy to announce that ZaidLearn's Discovery Collection is growing fast and has now gone beyond the 500 mark. Alright, I have to admit that there are amazing dudes in ggrosseck ). Kudos to them! JUICE? the art of bookmarking and tagging.
    [Providers] Is PowerPoint Evil? (Part 3)
    If the PowerPoint slides were more attractive, engaging and stimulating, it would at least provide some fun during the learning process. Part 1 - Teaching Habits That Inspire You Out of Learning? Part 2 - I Have Bragging Rights, Because I Am.? ZaidLearn's PowerPoint Links "It's the way people depend on all those bells and whistles that come with the software to try to shore up a weak presentation." - Chris Oakes (1998) ".To PowerPoint is a competent slide manager and projector. But rather than supplementing a presentation, it has become a substitute for it. Wait a minute!
    [Providers] Show Up to Throw Up! 21st Century Thinking? (Part 5)
    The fuzzy maps below, provide several assessment and thinking activities to explore, and I will leave it to your 'Googling' to find good materials related to them. Part 1 - Teaching Habits That Inspire You Out of Learning? Part 2 - I Have Bragging Rights, Because I Am.? Part 3 - Is PowerPoint Evil? Part 4 - No Stupid Questions! am Serious! Coaching Critical Thinking to Think Creatively! In this last part or episode (for sure!), we will explore one of the greatest challenges in teaching today, which is assessing the potential and ability of the student. THE WHITE PAPER! BRAVO! An opinion?
    [Providers] Spice Up Your Boring LMS with Google Lively?
    forum, virtual classroom, whiteboard, puzzles, games) and provide more flexibility to users in terms of constructing content and learning possibilities. Also, it would be nice if we were provided with more features to protect ourselves from cyber bullies out there. It wouldn't surprise me if we soon are provided with an easy-to-use virtual learning toolbox , with all sorts of interesting features and tools, empowering us with dynamic possibilities to facilitate engaging learning. ZaidLearn's Virtual Worlds GOOGLE LIVELY? THINGS I LIKE. One up on Second Life!
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2008
    [Providers] No Stupid Questions! I am Serious! (Part 4)
    It provides some interesting things to ponder regarding globalization and fast evolving changes we need to consider as we plan and prepare students for the future. Critical Thinking Web Provides over 100 free online tutorials on critical thinking, logic, scientific reasoning, creativity, and other aspects of thinking skills. Critical Evaluation Tookit Griffith University provides tips on helping students to develop critical evaluation skills. This site provides you with a lot of valuable resources and ideas on how to deal with it. Part 3 - Is PowerPoint Evil?
    [Providers] Database Blog Listing Free Software and Resources (Patricia Donaghy)
    But then again, embarking on these noble initiatives should provide the sparks, energy and motivation to succeed. Link to Patricia's New Database Blog International Edubloggers Directory Using ICT in Further Education PURPOSE "The purpose of this site is to help promote the use of free and open source resources and to share my discoveries with as many people as possible" - Patricia Donaghy This very useful blog started recently on the 4th of January, 2008 (based on the first post). Even more important, resources are continually being added to the site. learning tools OER/FREE
    [Providers] Knowledge@Wharton (Instant Favourite!)
    provides me with a bunch of relevant world class resources (URLs!), In short, I love Wharton's online journal, because it provides substance quality (to my humble understanding!), Knowledge_Wharton Podcast Archive WHAT? Knowledge@Wharton is an online resource that offers the latest business insights, information, and research from a variety of sources. It is developed by the University of Pennsylvania business school along with corporate sponsors. Content is divided into 14 sections, covering areas ranging from Finance and Investment to Innovation and Entrepreneurship. JUICE?
    [Providers] Personal Learning = YouTube Lectures + No Courses + Free Rice
    FreeRice has two goals: Provide English vocabulary to everyone for free. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free (Made possible by the sponsors who advertise on the site). George Siemens provides us a glimpse into a potential future world without courses, in a mind stimulating Articulate presentation. Link to ZaidLearn's YouTube (Channel) Collection Personal Learning (Stephen Downes) + Slides (SlideShare) A World Without Courses (George Siemens) FreeRice (Word Game) FREE RICE? What a brilliant idea! Hopefully, it works! WORLD WITHOUT COURSES?
    [Providers] INNOV8 - an Interactive 3-D Business Simulator (IBM)
    You can play the game on your laptop or personal computer, and no Internet connection is required (provided you have the installation media already). Link to INNOV8 IBM Academic Initiative YouTube - Sneak Preview & Innov8 Demo Innov8 – FAQs WHAT? Innov8 is a FREE interactive 3D business simulator (Free of charge to universities at least. Registration required!), which takes participants through the entire lifecycle of discovery, collaboration, optimization, and innovation of a fictional company’s business processes. JUICE? URLs above!), educational gaming
    [Providers] 27 Inspiring Women Edubloggers
    Anyway, to solve that problem, we should provide both a text-based and visual list. Never mind the celebrity and political life, but it would be great if more educators around the world are awaken to the amazing learning possibilities that this online world is already providing us. SlideShare Version SlideBoom Presentation PDF Version (31 MB) Text Version (Delicious) "Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus" - John Gray MALE DOMINATED LIST Sometimes in life you begin to wonder if that really makes sense. Michele Martin and Cammy Bean ). But first. tag), you might assume it is.
    [Providers] Mathway Teaches Us How to Think Maths Step-by-Step
    It is for students, parents, and teachers, and covers the following math subjects: Basic Math Pre-Algebra Algebra Linear Algebra Trigonometry Precalculus Calculus In addition, it also provides Graphing and Glossary definitions. Mathway Via John Evans Mathway solves our math problems with step-by-step explanations. love the fact that it not only gives us the results, but teaches us the process step-by-step, too. Although, results are important, it is only when we master the process that we can really apply what we learn to other problems, scenarios and contexts. learning tools OER/FREE
    [Providers] Academic Earth Gives you Learning Goose Bumps!
    Also, many lectures are grouped into courses, providing us added convenience to access. Besides the normal embed and share feature, we are also provided with a 'Citation Info' feature, which makes it extremely easy for us to reference our lecture discoveries (replicate!). Link to Academic Earth FAQs WHAT? Academic Earth is an educational video website with the goal of e nhancing the usability and expanding the awareness of OER, focusing first on video lectures. MISSION? Giving everyone on earth access to a world class education. OBJECTIVES? or the equivalent for your browser).
    [Providers] Do You Want To Learn Arabic?
    Here are five (5) learning spaces to get you started: ArabicPod This website created by Mohamed Moshaya and Ehab Saleh is dedicated to providing innovative and effective methods for learning Arabic. to provide a rich learning experience. also like that one can rate and provide comments to each podcast, which again facilitates learning conversations and continuous improvement. Either way, these five learning initiatives provides us with different approaches to satisfy different learning styles. LEARN ARABIC FOR FREE? They use web 2.0 you have found it right here.
    [Providers] YouTube EDU At Last!
    Also, it would be cool if it totaled up all and provided one figure (e.g. YouTube EDU Via Jeff Cobb " YouTube has aggregated all of the videos from its college and university partners - including luminaries like Stanford, Harvard, and Dartmouth - in one place: YouTube EDU. Good news for lifelong learners." - Jeff Cobb SOME THOUGHTS Alright, in the Edublogs sphere this is old news (3 weeks old!), but I do hope that readers of this blog who don't know, know now. am still trying to catch up with all the new learning juice flowing through the online Universe (Need another 3-4 weeks!).
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2009
    [Providers] The Open Education Community Is Here
    the simple and powerful idea that the world’s knowledge is a public good and that technology in general and the Worldwide Web in particular provide an extraordinary opportunity for everyone to share, use, and reuse knowledge." ( 1 ) ccLEARN ccLearn is a division of Creative Commons dedicated to realizing the full potential of the internet to support open learning and open educational resources. ccLearn The Open Education Community OPEN EDUCATION ".is even found my blog there ( 3 ) as a site to find learning tools (Thanks!). Who cares! It was surprising and fun! community OER/FREE
    [Providers] A Growing List of Free Learning Tutorial Sites!
    An Introduction to Social Learning (Jane Hart) Provides you with a practical approach to getting started with using social media for both formal and informal learning - either in the form of best-of-breed stand-alone tools or in an integrated suite of social media tools. On this site you will find his favourite links to free on-line services that allow you to provide your students with enhanced learning opportunities which you can then embed into, or link from, your school/college/university's website, course blog or VLE/MLE. Click here , if you want to add using the wiki-version.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2009
    [Providers] Sclipo Mashes Up Informal and Formal Learning to Good Effect!
    Ning ), Sclipo provides an embedded virtual classroom tool enabling educators to conduct live online (web) classes with up to 100 students at a time. Sclipo Features Video About Sclipo WHAT? Sclipo is a Social Learning Network for continuing education that offers apps for e-Learning (course manager, knowledge manager, webcam-based web classroom for live online teaching, etc.) integrated with social features. At Sclipo, any member can teach and learn, enabling informal or social learning online. solutions too complex and costly. FEATURES? No downloads needed. Don't be lazy, check it out!
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2009
    [Providers] Your Top 10 Videos (That Inspire Us To Rethink The Way We Learn)?
    Equally important, it serves to motivate district level leaders to provide teachers with the tools and training to do so. Starting point - 80+ Videos for Tech. & Media Literacy My Top 10 List (Vote or rearrange according to.) THINKING I was last night exploring Dr. Alec Couros amazing list of videos for Tech. & Media Literacy , and then an idea popped in my wondering mind. Ironically and sadly, many of us are still trying to persuade our dear fellow educators to rethink the way we educate and learn (even until today! Believe it or not!), Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
    [Providers] Any Free Online Survey/Polling Tools?
    There are still millions of students and educators in the Schools, Colleges and Universities around the world who are doing research, conducting surveys and spending a lot of time collecting data, providing them often with little time to analyze and reflect the findings (critical/creative thinking aspect!). The free version provides several limitations (e.g. Built upon individual polling modules called buzzbites™, BuzzDash provides a real-time forum where people can solicit, measure and share opinions on nearly any issue. Link to my or I am NEO. Yahoo? No idea!
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009
    [Providers] A Yummy Free Online PDF to Word Converter
    You don't need to provide your email address. PDF2Word Online Via CLC Online The PDF-to-Word conversion occurs directly on the site and can be saved to a location of your choosing. The Word document will be ready immediately after the conversion is done. However, I am sure there are several other interesting FREE PDF-to-Word converters out there. Indeed there is! However, what if you are looking for a free PDF-to-Word desktop application instead of an online version, do you have any options? Yes, try Smartsoft's free PDF-to-Word Converter (Thanks Nedelcho!). What do you think?
    [Providers] 8 Free Screencasting Tools For Tony!
    Using the zero download Flowgram Maker, creators can assemble and annotate web pages, photographs, videos etc on any topic, and add a voice narrative which provides context, emotion and consistency. It provides you 3 capture options: the entire page, the current view, or only a selection. Free Screencasting Tools List (Updated) Tony Karrer's blog "Toast! You name it, they record it!" ".I'm I'm now back to searching for a free tool that works to create screencasts that I can use for my blog. don't do it very often, so it needs to be free. Share in email, IM, or blogs. And then.
    [Providers] MedTutor - Learning to Think!
    This project is still very much a work-in-progress, but then again that should not stop us from exploring it and providing some constructive feedback. Also, please check out the Learning Issues area, where he reviews students' submission and provides constructive feedback. Instead, we could perhaps use a blog to provide an space for sharing and exploring experiences, knowledge, skills, ideas and resources with the readers. It provides you with an excellent environment to integrate and reflect what you have discovered, experienced, created and learned. Need that!).
    [Providers] Learning in 3D! Why? How?
    This is what I liked about it: It tells you what, why, when, where, how, and provides a whole chapter (6) exploring numerous real success stories in using virtual worlds or 3D learning spaces beyond sitting around tables. The chapters flow beautifully from possibilities and today’s learning needs, to providing an easy-to-understand implementation framework supported by real examples, and then gives us a glimpse of how the future learning world is unfolding or going to unfold (as the Japanese say ‘ Innovate or Die’). How could I say no! Forget you, What about the book? THE BOOK?
    [Providers] Go Online! Go Mobile! Lost in Space!
    Interestingly, one of their mobile learning projects utilizes SMS to share content nuggets, start forum questions, and provide tips, motivation quotes, and exam/assignment submission schedules. THINKING! So, when you prepare your curriculum, learning environment, or course content, do you develop everything yourself (Me, Myself and I)? Or are you good at using whatever you can find ? Or perhaps you combine the best of both worlds to mash-up amazing learning experiences for your students. So, what is your secret recipe to constructing effective learning content and activities? Go Mobile!
    [Providers] Learning Notes From an E-Learning 2.0 Implementation Workshop
    Here are some of the useful things I learned from Daniel's 1/2 day talk (Usually, I would be sleeping by 50 minutes, but not this time around): What NTU Did Not Do: Provide incentives and penalties to get academics on board with e-learning. The notes provided says rate-of-reuse per lecture is on the average 38.14, he said something like 76 (I assume it is 76 clicks, including slide jumping clicks within a lecture). "Students who ask better questions, are independent learners, deep thinkers and ethical leaders of the future" - NTU's Greatest Achievement WHY GO? MB,ppt. Let's begin.
    [Providers] Moodle is an Airport, Not a Total Solution!
    Instead, explore using other online tools out there (or perhaps let your team develop the tools necessary), which can be integrated with Moodle providing all the needs your online campus management system requires. EduTools is a pretty good free course management system comparison and selection tool to use, compared to the commercial alternatives that Brandon Hall and Bersin provide (last resort, if EduTools fails!). No, it is not an Airport! It is more like a space station ! Whatever Moodle is, in this post Moodle is an 'Airport' (figurative speech that is!). Let's begin! web 2.0
    [Providers] Drop-By-Learning (DBL)
    Of course, we don't know everything, so we will provide a learning nuggets laundry list of all the things that they can learn from us. Also, we provide free candy to stimulate the brain (something like Google in small chunks!), Exactly What they Want How they Want When they Want Wherever they Want Today, educators seem busier than ever juggling teaching, research, and administration, and by providing them a drop-by-learning option, it will hopefully enable and motivate more educators to learn the skills needed to facilitate effective learning in the 21st century. DREAM ON!
    [Providers] The Best EDU Blogs on the Planet!
    100 Featured Learning Professionals (Jane Hart) Jane Hart's personal selection of 100 learning professionals that will provide you with information, inspiration and/or interaction on a range of educational and workplace learning topics from around the world - via their blog, on Twitter or on other social networks. In addition, I love the fact that she provides us with a weekly round-up of the new learning tools added to the tools directory. TOP BLOGS! blogs or sites of this and that. Is that so hard to ask for? within 10-15 minutes. MY TOP LISTS = TROUBLE? use Google Reader ).
    [Providers] Is Boltelicious Keyboard Skills Required To Facilitate Online Effectively?
    Peter's Online Typing Course Provides a set of free online typing lessons and typing exercises for beginning typists, and frustrated hunt-and-peckers who want to move from four-finger typing to full-blown touch typing. Can you eat chicken nuggets a few hours before a 100 meters sprint race, and smash the world record with ease? If you are Usain Bolt, YES YOU CAN! Although, I have never been thrilled about eating chicken nuggets, I somehow feel like eating some right now. Since he went to McDonalds, I suppose. will stick to eating chicken rice at the Mamak stall. and so on.
    [Providers] Free Internet Access is a Fundamental Human Right!
    Countries that don't provide free Internet access to all citizens, cannot even be considered to be a developed country. "We are the world We are the children We are the ones who make a brighter day So let's start giving There's a choice we're making We're saving our own lives It's true we'll make a better day Just you and me." - Michael Jackson & Lionel Richie MY TED WISH! Alright, I might never get the opportunity to give a TED talk , but that does not mean I can't share with you my little TED wish. Thank You! So, in my dream I am awarded with 500 Billion Dollars (tax free!),
    [Providers] The King Kong List For Free Medical Online Resources!
    The Project provides a free online technology platform to any individual or organization that can benefit from its use. JHSPH OCW The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's OpenCourseware (JHSPH OCW) project provides access to content of the School's most popular courses. This is a comprehensive site providing Video lectures, LiveOnline Tests, Audio lectures etc in the fields of Biology, Physics,Chemistry,Mathematics,Computer Science,Engineering,Medicine, Management and Accounting etc FREE to its visitors. Let's start with. No distractions.
    [Providers] Malaysian Sharein Tickles Real Potential!
    One-Discovery Sharing Although, I am not an average user and a hyper discovery sharer, I believe this tool should also provide us the option to share multiple discoveries in one-shot (Select checkbox or simply 'All') to multiple tools. Sharein “The goal is convenience, to make it easy for the user. It’s not a power tool, but for the average user who wants to share.” - Colin Wong (CEO, Sharein) SHAREIN? Sharein is an easy-to-learn/use tool that allows you to bookmark, rate, share, and discuss your internet discoveries with your friends in an efficient manner. Really cool! One shot, bang!
    [Providers] Text-to-Speech to Enjoying Traffic Jams!
    Anyway, I am pretty sure Google will provide such services soon, and then the commercial tools would need to react, and finally we all will benefit, and create a better learning world for all. Panopreter It reads text file, rtf file, word document and web page in.htm format, it can read in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and more, provided such Text-To-Speech voice engines have been installed on your computer. Do you experience traffic jams? Do you curse at other 'Monkey' drivers? Do you feel like beating the 'Beep' out of them? It is online and free.
    [Providers] My First eBook Joins The +100,000 Hits Club!
    Zaid's eBook provides many links and many valuable perspectives on the worlds of learning that are available on the Web. In conjunction with his blog called Zaidlearn, it provides a nice set of resources for the practitioner who is in "knowledge seeker" mode." - Eric A. Tremblay "Zaid Ali Alsagoff, who has an intriguing Norwegian connection, has carved out a neat niche in the edublogger community, providing colorful and interesting slideshows on different topics, whether it be Web 2.0 View eBook - 69 Learning Adventures in 6 Galaxies SERIOUS? That is really cool! instead.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2009
    [Providers] The Best Free Learning Monitor!
    The Free Learning Monitor newsletter compiled/synthesized/authored by Jeff Cobb does just that by providing regular monthly updates about free and low cost education opportunities available on the Web, and so much more. Free Learning Monitor Newsletter (Subscribe Now! Of Course, Free!) ' Mission to Learn' Blog 'Free online learning experiences delivered to your inbox monthly!' NEWSLETTER Do you want to receive a monthly digest of free and low-cost online courses, tutorials, videos, podcasts, games, and blogs? Let me repeat: YES! MORE JUICE! eBook. Not my cup of tea!). learning OER/FREE
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2009
    [Providers] 88 FREE EduGames & The Ultimate Post-Saving Puzzle!
    88 Free EduGames to Spice Up Your Course Flash Countdown Timer Generator Unless you can decode the following text, and figure out what it really says: ACLHQKHZW It is not sufficient to only guess or provide the correct answer; you also need to explain the decoding process, or how you got to the correct answer. In other words, to master the art of learning, it is not sufficient to know the answer only (which can be easily memorized! Ironically, understanding often not needed!), but we must also understand the process to getting the answer. educational gaming Fun OER/FREE
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2010
    [Providers] 172 Interactive Health Tutorials and 32 EduGames!
    Energyville It’s up to you to provide enough power to meet the energy demands of your city’s 3.9 How Does Your Brain Understand What Your Ear Hears ? Answer: Learn Genetics Not sure if that was correct, but the two (2) links or resources above are certainly worth exploring. just came across a very interesting blog post by Jeffery Goldman exploring e-Learning and Games in Healthcare , and from there I extracted some very interesting resources, and mashed them up with some other Medical online resources discovered earlier. from the Patient Education Institute. Not bad! WaterBusters!
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2008
    [Providers] 102 Free EduGames to Spice Up Your Course!
    FreeRice A cool game to learn vocabulary and help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free (Made possible by the sponsors who advertise on the site). Whyville Provide a student-centered, hands-on environment for exploring various school subjects. Darfur Is Dying Darfur is Dying is a viral video game for change that provides a window into the experience of the 2.5 Energyville It’s up to you to provide enough power to meet the energy demands of your city’s 3.9 The aim is to fix environmental problems and provide food and wealth for the population.
    [Providers] Join the #moodlewish Twitter Stream!
    So, having a dedicated hashtag in #moodlewish will hopefully provide a more convenient venue for all Moodle users to share ideas and suggestions (or those that use Twitter!), Hopefully, the #moodlewish tag will provide an additional value added stream to Moodle developers and users around the world. Click image to view the visualized #moodlewish story clearly PLEASE WISH UP! Do you feel that Moodle needs improvement in some areas? Or perhaps don't like some of its features? Then why not make your voice heard in 14o characters, using the #moodlewish hashtag. Annoying!), Lovely!
    [Providers] Coaching Critical Thinking to Think Creatively! (Zaid Alsagoff)
    In short, I provided them with some ideas on how I would facilitate the tutorials, but empowered them the freedom to think and do it their own way, as long as they covered the syllabus. As for Kirkpatrick’s levels of evaluation 3 and 4, it is difficult to provide any concrete evidence, except for comments such as the ones above. long time ago (early 2007) in a galaxy far away (Malaysia), there was a little boy (33 years old) who happened to be me. This little boy was suddenly entrusted to transform a dying course at the University entitled ‘ Critical Thinking ’. THE UNITAR WAY!
    [Providers] Using Twitter to Amplify Connective Learning and Sharing at ICEL 2010
    Another tool you might want to consider (among several) is TweetDeck , which provides you a host of excellent features to track whatever you want, and also enables conveniently to update your own Twitter world. icel5). Instead, you might as well use the 'Search' function in Twitter, and then save the search, which you can follow. If you are using an IPhone, you are probably going to love the TweetDeck application. Alright, so did the #icel5 learning stream idea work? THANK YOU ! Also, I would like to give a special thanks to Prof. Rozhan M. Can't wait! were amazing. O, DID #ICEL5 WORK?
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2009
    [Providers] Use Bloom's Taxonomy Wheel for Writing Learning Outcomes
    Click the graphic to enlarge it (Reference: Instructing in an International Setting: A Handbook for Those Who Will Provide Training in Developing Countries (p. Do you have problems writing learning outcomes/objectives for your content or courses? Or more specifically, do you have trouble finding the right ACTION VERBS to describe what you want your students to achieve from the course, module, topic or unit? Have you tried using Bloom's Taxonomy wheel(s) before to assist finding those magic action verbs? Trust me! Also, please learn how to apply Bloom's taxonomy to web 2.0 3-24), by C.
    [Providers] Top 10 Learning Sites for __? Yours? #T10LS :)
    In addition, I love the fact that she provides us with a weekly round-up of the new learning tools added to the tools directory. Also, don't miss her 100 Featured Learning Professionals , which will provide you with information, inspiration and/or interaction on a range of educational and workplace learning topics from around the world - via their blog, on Twitter or on other social networks. "Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school." - Albert Einstein "See, here's the thing, though. don't want 99 mind mapping resources, tools, and tips.
    [Providers] World Class Learning is for Nothing and Inspiring Feedback for Free!
    And in general learned from experience and observation, many of us do a terrible job in providing positive and inspirational feedback to our students. In short, he has provided me more valuable and inspiring feedback than any other lecturer I had during my University and College days. In conjunction with his blog called Zaidlearn, it provides a nice set of resources for the practitioner who is in "knowledge seeker" mode." - Eric A. Welcome to ZaidLearn's Learning World! am World Class! No big deal! Having said that, if we want to access 'World Class' (Oops, did it again!)
    [Providers] 2 Juicy Ways to Insert YouTube Videos into PowerPoint
    When installed, all you need to do is to provide the YouTube video URL that appears in the browser address bar, the rest is taken care of by the YTV Wizard. Installation instructions are provided on the YTV homepage. RealPlayer YouTube Video Wizard Format Factory Updated Version: The Real Way to Download-Convert-Insert YouTube Videos into PowerPoint! Now, I am going to share with you two (2) juicy ways to insert your favorite YouTube videos (or videos from other sites) into your PowerPoint presentations. Personally, I prefer the second (2) option. Ops, let's get back on track.
    [Providers] Salman Khan Uses Microsoft Paint to Inspire Learning
    The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere. The Khan Academy Khan Academy YouTube Channel Via Helge Scherlund THE KHAN ACADEMY Salman Khan ( Sal ) founded the Khan Academy with the hope of using technology to foster new learning models. They currently have 1600+ videos (growing fast!) on YouTube covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations, physics, and finance which have been recorded by Salman Khan. SALMAN KHAN SIMPLIFY Sal knows his stuff (pretty well!), Source )".
    [Providers] Using Twitter to Transform the Classroom!
    It provides an easy way to maintain connections, share thoughts, or ask for advice." - Jane Bozarth BLOG BOOK TOUR While I was on holiday with my family in Sabah , I got a wonderful surprise tweet message (above) from a famous author called Jane Bozarth. Although, she didn't introduce me to Twitter, she did provide the initial spark needed for me to take this learning tool seriously. Also, we should encourage students to answer other students questions , and by providing some incentive for the most active students (e.g. Right? Are you ready? THANK YOU! plenk2010 ).
    [Providers] The Very Best From ZaidLearn!
    If you ask me, Moodle is a good meeting place (airport or space station), or a starting point where we get together to discuss and share ideas, before taking off using both inbuilt and integrated learning tools to experience engaging and enriching learning adventures beyond any single VLE can provide. You become stubborn to try new ideas and approaches, because you have reached a level whereby you are comfortable with what you are doing, and it works perfectly fine to you. If you have reached such a stage in life or at work, it is perhaps time to rethink yourself. she can't sing!).
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2009
    [Providers] The Juiciest Learning Professionals on Twitter?
    Olavur Ellefsen (olavur) Founder of Simprentis - developer of learning simulations and provider of team-based education and training to oil and gas Ray Jimenez (RayJimenez) CEO of Vignettes for Training, Inc. Directory of Learning Professionals on Twitter (Jane Hart) ZaidLearn's Twitter BEFORE If you are looking for a huge list (1000+), Jane Hart's Twitter directory of learning professionals , is simply amazing. However, some people might want a more filtered list of juicy learning professionals. No specific criteria was used (e.g. It was an interesting learning journey. Learning 2.0
    [Providers] PLENK 2010 - The Most Awesome Course on Planet Earth!
    Worse yet, the teacher is too lazy to provide feedback, except a grade (number or alphabet!). Click here to watch the animation video HOW DID YOU DO THAT? used xtranormal to create the animation (above) by simply writing the dialogue script (text only! Seriously!). The whole production process (thinking and writing the script) took me around 30 minutes only. Now, that is what we want from awesome learning tools; Minimal effort, amazing output ! Though, xtranormal has a commercial version (besides the free features) with even more sizzling juice, and that __ me off :( PLENK 2010? Web 3.0?
    [Providers] Islam, Higher Education & The Virtual Campus!
    Whether ' Global Warming ' is a fact or myth, I cannot verify, but what I do know is that mankind is abusing the Earth beyond its capacity (by __%), and unless we change or transform the way we live soon, we are not providing much hope for our future generations. Also, the Internet provides people an amazing platform (ecosystem) to connect, network, innovate, and do business directly and indirectly. that is potentially sustainable beyond physical barriers, providing everyone the potential to learn. Not only what has been learned, but more importantly what has been shared.
    [Providers] Part 2 - Simplify Blue Ocean & Make Consultants _!
    that also provide all the necessary hospital support (value added), and governments (e.g. “ We do no market research. We don't hire consultants. The only consultants I've ever hired in my 10 years is one firm to analyze Gateway's retail strategy so I would not make some of the same mistakes they made [when launching Apple's retail stores]. But we never hire consultants, per se. Steve Jobs, thanks for making that clearer! It’s not about pop culture, and it’s not about fooling people, and it’s not about convincing people that they want something they don’t. We figure out what we want.
    [Providers] Part 1 - Would Nemo Survive Using the Blue Ocean Strategy?
    The book illustrates the high growth and profits an organization can generate by creating new demand in an uncontested market space, or a "Blue Ocean", than by competing head-to-head with other suppliers for known customers in an existing industry." - Source "Based on a study of 150 strategic moves spanning more than 100 years (1880 - 2000) and 30 industries, it provides us with a systematic approach to making the competition irrelevant and creating uncontested market space. " - Source So, what is Blue Ocean Strategy exactly? "Blue Ocean Strategy is a bestseller across five continents.
    [Providers] Part 3 - ZaidLearn's Blue Ocean Strategy for 2011
    It really depends, but from my experience working with especially consultants from the corporate consultancy providers (that have got the projects sometimes beyond comprehension) over the last 10 years in three Universities, I would argue besides helping us populate templates, and producing nice looking reports, it has been one disappointment after another. One reason could be that big corporate consultancy providers (e.g. Also, profile the team assigned to the project, besides the corporate consultancy providers themselves, which are always impressive. Impossible! Hello!
    [Providers] IMU Student Blogging Project to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle!
    Upon completing this course, students will have learned that the media constructs views of the real world and that these views have been mediated to provide filtered and partial meaning of health belief and behaviour. Overall, the blog is well-designed providing the user with a visually soothing and user-friendly navigation experience, which is certainly a requirement for any pregnant woman. Pink Awareness "BIG or small, We Save them All" This blog aims to provide a one stop avenue for information on breast cancer in an easy way to understand. Interestingly, Assoc. ZERO !
    [Providers] MAKNAZ - The Saudi Repository for Learning Objects
    "The Maknaz project provides a complete solution for the implementation, customisation, maintenance and support of a reliable and effective online learning environment, including all the required hardware for sustaining a highly sophisticated environment supporting 22 leading national universities." - Abdullah Al Mogheerah (NCEL's Manager for Planning & PMO) Bob Little ranked Abdullah Al Mogheerah as the 4th most influential person in the corporate e-learning world in 2011 (on Jan 4, 2011) CLICK HERE TO EXPLORE MAKNAZ MAKNAZ (or Treasure Chest)?
    [Providers] Use Backupify to Backup Your Social Media Stuff!
    Or tools that enable you to backup unlimited social media accounts providing unlimited storage space? Backupify "Backupify is an all-in-one archiving, search and restore service for the most popular online services including Google Apps, Facebook, Twitter, Picasa and more. If you are looking for a tool to backup your social media stuff (Google Docs/Sites, Twitter, Blogger, Facebook, etc.), Backupify is a pretty cool tool. Putting Gmail aside, I would recommend using the free version of Backupify to backup your blog, Twitter, and other social media stuff that are reasonably light.
    [Providers] Kable.MY - Malaysia's Premiere Instructional Technology Website
    Kable.MY "This website provides the latest news, articles and tutorials on emerging technologies for educational purposes, and serves as a hub for educators to congregate and share ideas that can be put into practice. Also, I like their team's learning philosophy and spirit: "We are a bunch of normal educators like you, with the enthusiasm to provide the latest and fun ways to teach students , to inspire them with the use of technologies that are often regarded as a separate entity from our instructional strategies. website. website that I just discovered, thanks to Hafiz Hanif.
    [Providers] Any Free Hosted CMS or LMS? (Yes, Obama Says!)
    MyiCourse Provides tools for users to build, manage and deliver courses. A free web-based Course Management Service (CMS) that enables instructors to manage their courses online and provides students with collaborative tools to interact with their classmates. Learning CMS/LMS/PLE (Personal Learning Environments) providers will get their share via advertising, donations, and venture capital. Related Posts - Edu2.0 & LectureShare Can We Host and Facilitate Our Courses Online For Free? FREE HOSTED C/LMS? eLearning Community 2.0 How do they make money?
    [Providers] Crash Course - Social Media & Web 2.0 for Learning
    This presentation and site provides all the resources shared during the ' Social Media & Web 2.0 Social Media & Web 2.0 for Learning Website (Still Under Construction) Social Media & Web 2.0 for Learning (2nd Edition) View more presentations from Zaid Alsagoff WELCOME! Welcome to this ’Crash Course’ (still under construction) to get you started with social media and web 2.0 for learning and teaching. Today there are thousands of exciting learning tools to explore, but sadly most teachers do not have the time to explore all, or figure out which ones to use. is all about?
    [Providers] Social Media Infographics Built to Last?
    In a nut shell, dynamic infographics should: Provide easy access to continuously updated and relevant data/information. Goldmine: 60 Informative Social Media Infographics REALITY CHECK! When you first discover a social media infographics goldmine , you are like.WOW! Now, I can really spice up my presentations with some sizzling social media infographics to stimulate the audience. But, then you start to look at the statistics found in these infographics, and then you realize (I hope!) that much of the data shared are outdated and kind of useless (at the moment of discovery).
    [Providers] Baby Salma Uses iPhone to Learn 'Apple'!
    In other words, when we teach or facilitate learning, we should perhaps provide more opportunities for students to explore learning, and take ownership of their own learning process, which is often more inspiring than being told what to do for 15 weeks per semester. I suppose a 36 second video clip would make more sense now: FLASHCARDS In the video clip above, my wife is teaching baby Salma new words using voice narrated Flashcards. The cool thing about apps like My First Words , is that you can also record your own voice, and even create your own Flashcards. Think about it! Too late!
    [Providers] E-Learning Trends and Challenges in Malaysian Higher Education Institutions
    Here we go: National E-Learning Policy for Higher Education Institutions (will add the link when made available) e-Pembelajaran di IPTA Malaysia ( Issuu version ) This e-book provides great insights into how especially public Universities in Malaysia are using e-learning to facilitate learning and teaching. So, instead of summarizing the book, I can focus next on providing some of my own insights and reflections to what has been published. So, no doubt HEIs need to invest more in quality staff, and be creative about providing incentives (e.g. Great guy! Let's rumble. 3.0/x.0)
    [Providers] dimdim - World’s FREE Virtual Classroom (Open Source)!
    dimdim provides a business-class quality web meeting service that is free to consumers and extremely easy to use, as there is no software to download or maintain." dimdim Open Source Community Edition dimdim Documentation Latest News: Dimdim has been acquired by (Sad story!!!) This post is still here, because of the ideas shared beyond DimDim) Another Option? Explore WiZiQ :) 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 JUICE? " 'Powerful simplicity’ is dimdim’s mantra.
    [Providers] The Finnish Education System Rocks! Why?
    Provide training online and face-to-face often, exploring with them how they can utilize all these learning tools to transform the way they learn. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela Part 2: Insightful Videos Exploring Why the Finnish Education System Rocks! FUTURE LEARNING FINLAND A couple of weeks back (16th September), I attended a Future Learning Finland one-day seminar & networking session. Finpro had invited a few dozen people from Malaysia for this session. Though, how come they invited me of all people? NOKIA!
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