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  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] e-Learning for Development: a model
    In this part it will also be explained how this movement, and mainly with the help of Universities all over the world, has entered the world of education and has provided some very interesting solutions such as learning management systems and learning content management systems that can be used for free in any e-learning project under determinate licenses such as GPL. Link article (2 MB PDF. By PE?, And this paper will try and show also how, just because of the nature of nonprofit organizations too, this can be done for free. free as in free speech, not as in free beer ? learning
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] Effective corporate IT training: Bursting the e-learning bubble
    For any IT training participant to achieve true competency and confidence in the skills they are learning, they must take part in a program that provides extensive, hands-on lab exercises where they can practice and hone their newly-developed skills, enabling them to put these skills to immediate use upon return to the workplace. Until the day arrives that e-learning provides an equally rich, personally-interactive experience, the ability to gain true competence in IT training will remain firmly entrenched in the classroom.". learning
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] Changing Course Management Systems (CMS): Lessons Learned
    CMS providers need to improve and market their ability to convert material from one CMS to their own product, since this could well be an important selling point to institutions already invested in a particular product. Link to article (By Kathy A. Smart and Katrina A. Meyer) "Converting a Blackboard course to Desire2Learn taught us some of the hazards and benefits of changing course management systems. Institutions and systems need to investigate and evaluate the conversion tools of potential CMS products. A very useful and relevant article ! learning learning tools
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] The Hybrid Challenge: Activities, Approaches, Pitfalls
    Activities do not correspond to and provide scaffolding for assessment tasks. Link to article (By by Susan Smith Nash) ".To be effective, hybrid (teaching and learning) models must be carefully planned and structured. what instructors must keep in mind, and how they can either have a tremendously successful learning event or end up with disgruntled, confused students." Finally, Susan highlights the biggest pitfalls, which are:" No clear connection between the online content & the face-to-face environment. The dreaded questions, "Why are we doing this?" or "What good is this?"
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] Jan/February (2005) Issue: ELC Knowledge Sharing Newsletter
    Teachers can provide valuable guidance by keeping dialogues focused, relevant and probing deeper into issues. Their goal is to provide an educational environment that generously shares techniques, inspiration and community. ItrainOnline aims: To provide a selection of the best and most relevant computer and Internet training resources for development and social change. To provide access to high quality and appropriate information that is suited to the ways development organizations and civil society groups in the South learn about and use ICTs. Modeled after MIT?s
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] December (2004) Issue: ELC Knowledge Sharing Newsletter
    Also, students can rewind, forward and jump to key areas of the recorded lecture as they like, based on the useful navigation structure that Breeze provides. Providing ample resources without overloading or confusing students. Author: Robert FarmerURL: [link] It is only a matter of time until IM becomes an obligatory communication modality for academic service providers. Provide the metacognitive elements needed to assist learners in planning future learning needs based on previous successes and failures. Collaborative Tool or Educator?s nightmare! Time Consuming!
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] October (2004) Issue: ELC Knowledge Sharing Newsletter
    Display the content with distinctive features Providing Learning Guidance - Semantic Encoding. Providing Feedback - Reinforcement. Provide spaced reviews and varied practice. The Internet has the power to provide greater independence and participation for all users, including those with disabilities. (Originally posted in ELC on the 2nd November, 2004) Assalamu Alaikum wrt wbt & Greetings to ALL! Welcome to the October issue of ELC Knowledge Sharing newsletter. experience). Mergers and acquisitions across borders have emerged as a growing trend. Hicks, D., Lee, J.,
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] November (2004) Issue: ELC Knowledge Sharing Newsletter
    It provides students, teachers, and parents the unique opportunity to step into the decision-making shoes of a university president. One university's seven-year evolution from skills training to curricular development to technology-infused pedagogical design will provide a model for structuring faculty development efforts at other institutions." (Originally posted in ELC on the 3rd December, 2004) Assalamu Alaikum wrt wbt & Greetings to ALL! Welcome to the November issue of ELC ?Knowledge Knowledge Sharing? newsletter. Analyze historical exchange rate fluctuations. greasy spoon?
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2007
    [Providers] International Conference of eLearning for Knowledge-Based Society (2004)
    How to quickly develop new e-learning programs from off-the-shelf courseware or e-learning (using tested and proven e-learning providers such as SmartForce or Skillsoft) through bundling courses according to certain competency development skill sets. Luckily, Kim Chew Lim and Jonathan Darby provided supporting workshop CDs, which I will share and study carefully. Finally, I would of course like to thank Datuk Syed Othman Alhabshi for all the guidance and help he provided to me before and during the e-Learning Conference. Chiang Mai University, Thailand. LearNET). surfing).
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2007
    [Providers] Creativity & Innovation (Mycoted Thinking Repository!)
    Mycoted is dedicated to improving Creativity and Innovation for solving problems worldwide, with that in mind, they provide a central repository for Creativity and Innovation on the Internet as a summary of tools, techniques, mind exercises, puzzles, book reviews etc, that is open to all - and can be written by all (Yes, Wikis rules!). Failure provides us with great opportunities to really succeed (if we keep on trying creatively). Home: [link] Tools (184): [link] Puzzles (58): [link] WHAT? Million visitors a year). It also gives you a bit of white space to think.). Where?
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2007
    [Providers] The Rapid E-Learning Blog (Practical & Fun!)
    Even if you are not using these tools, it provides tremendous value from an instructional design point-of-view, too. URL: [link] "The Rapid E-Learning Blog shares practical tips and tricks to help you become a rapid elearning pro. It is hosted by Tom Kuhlmann who has over 15 years of hands-on experience in the training industry and currently runs the community at Articulate. Rapid E-Learning 101 - Rapid elearning is about getting the right information to people at the right time. It’s more than the tools. learning e-books instructional design
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2007
    [Providers] 25 Engaging Interactions for eLearning (BJ Schone)
    Actually, this ebook reminds me of other books that provide you tips on how to facilitate more effective training sessions with activities. e-Book: [link] Blog: [link] " The interactions presented in this FREE ebook (35 pages) are designed to be used within eLearning courses or in any other training scenarios where you see fit. The interactions are designed to wake up learners and get their brains into gear. We want them to be interested, inquisitive, challenged , and engaged. We want to throw puzzles and problems at them, and push them to stretch their brains. Challenge! Exploration!
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2007
    [Providers] NUS + CDTL = T&L e-Books (Simply Awesome!)
    aims to provide support for our faculty to maximise their teaching efficacy and enhance student learning. Better yet, if we do not like what we see, they provide us URLs to the best teaching and learning resources found out there, and even a comprehensive list to Teaching and Learning Centers around to world. We want the NUS educational experience to be an enriching one that cultivates the multiple talents of our students. The aim is to generate further thought and discussion, share tips, and encourage improvement in teaching." Real stories by Real people in the Real language.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] 834 Tips for Successful Online Instruction
    These two resources are useful as they provide tips from the very best in e-learning. Link to 834 Tips for Successful Online Instruction (1.1 MB PDF) "This is an amazing collection of tips from 336 of your professional colleagues from around the world. Nowhere will you find a more comprehensive set of tips that you can use to improve your knowledge and skills in online instruction. Well, what about Elliott Masie's 701 tips ! Though, the real task is implementing these tips into reality ! books teaching and learning
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2007
    [Providers] Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovations (Free Online Conference!)
    It will provide a great opportunity for attendees (Corporate leaders, directors, CLOs, trainers, etc) to engage in dialog and discuss the directions and innovations in corporate learning through online forums - forming connections and exchanging ideas and visions on corporate learning. In addition, it will provide many opportunities for active participation for attendees who wish. In short, this free online conference provides us a wonderful free opportunity to learn, discuss and engage with great learning minds. Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovations WHAT?
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2007
    [Providers] 99 Mind Mapping Resources, Tools, and Tips (Eric Hebert)
    Blogs The Mind mapping software weblog - designed to provide businesspeople with a focused collection of resources related to visual mapping. Link to Mind Mapping Resources. The Mind Mapping Software Weblog (Discovery Source) College Degree Library WHAT? If you're looking for a comprehensive list of mind mapping-related links , then look no farther than Eric Hebert's new article, 99 Mind Mapping Resources, Tools and Tips , which does a great job of summarizing the relevant software programs, news pages, resource sites, mind map examples, articles, blogs, books, e-books and more.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2007
    [Providers] Edublogs and The Magic Button!
    provide an enterprise blogging solution for schools and other educational institutions and continue to develop and support what they hope is the best blogging platform and community for educators, anywhere. In addition, they have plans to provide other educational tools in the future. Interestingly, Edublogs provides you with a MAGIC BUTTON , which enables you to import posts and comments from other blogging tools such as Blogger, Blogware, LiveJournal, etc. Link to Edublogs WHAT? Since then it has grown to host tens of thousands of blogs (+103,000 blog s and growing!),
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2007
    [Providers] 60-Minute Masters on Rapid E-Learning Design & Kineo Magic!
    Entitled ' 60 Minute Masters ' , the course provides subject experts and many others with the skills needed to design engaging, rapid e-learning materials for use in the workplace. In addition to this interactive articulate presentation, the course (hosted by Moodle) also provides you with some juicy rapid e-learning reports, and some useful e-learning examples constructed using different rapid e-learning tools such as Articulate Engage, Raptivity (Interview Simulation) eXe Open Source Authoring Tool, and RapideL. 60 Minutes Course (Need to register. The course is free. JUICE?
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007
    [Providers] Google Guide - Making Searching Even Easier (Nancy Blachman)
    Teens - Provides a lot of different types of sample queries and exercises (Get straight to the point, I am a teen!). Link to Google Guide Using the Google Guide Effectively (FAQs) WHAT? Google Guide is an online interactive tutorial and reference for experienced users, novices, and everyone in between. developed Google Guide because I wanted more information about Google's capabilties, features, and services than I found on Google's website." - Nancy Blachman " Google is so easy to use, why take this online tutorial? JUICE? Where am I going? Wake up! Query Input and Search Tools ).
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2007
    [Providers] ToonDoo - Create Your Own Cartoons & Comics!
    According to Rajendran (from jambav.com ), for the professionals, who wouldn't mind some mouse-jugglery for an extra feature, they have provided a C trl-click feature that enables you to resize and rotate graphics smoothly any way you like. Also, ToonDoo provides features that other competitors lack (according to Rajendran), including these two gems: TraitR - Your own personal completely customizable character generator. Link to ToonDoo WHAT? JUICE? discovered this interesting comic-creating tool from Patricia Donaghy's JUICY blog. Not bad! drag-n-drop graphics).
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2007
    [Providers] Route 21 - 21st Century Skills Learning Station!
    The goal of Route 21 is to provide an online interactive tool that demonstrates how 21st century skills can be supported through standards, professional development, assessments and curriculum and instruction.more JUICE? Link to Route 21 21st Century Skills Framework White Paper (PDF) Reference - Helge Scherlund's e-Learning blog 21st Century Learning Outcomes Project 21st Century Framework WHAT? Route 21 was created by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. 21st Century Skills - This area of the site answers the question: “What are 21st century skills?” Edutopia ).
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2007
    [Providers] Edumax - Learn New Skills for Free!
    Edumax is an online learning website that provides free lessons on topics from personal development to computer programming. Link to Edumax Other related posts: - ALISON (Free Interactive Workplace Skills Courseware) - Wikivid (Free Software Tutorials) WHAT? MASTERMIND? Spark Publishing (From Canada) JUICE? Basically, the online courses or lessons (of what I have explored) seem to be mostly chunked nicely (instructionally sound?), Though, I don't like the fact that you cannot download the lessons on your computer. it is very unlikely the resources will be downloadable. Right? MORE JUICE?
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2007
    [Providers] The Straight Dope - Fighting Ignorance Since 1973 (Cecil Adams)
    Whether he is the world's most intelligent (or funniest) human being or not, is certainly questionable, but I believe his columns provides us with a wonderful opportunity to engage our reflective thinking and tickle our creative minds to ask questions that we often take for granted, or don't bother figuring out ('Right Brain' activity!). Link to The Straight Dope Wikipedia - The Straight Dope & Cecil Adams CECIL ADAMS? Cecil Adams is the world's most intelligent human being. We know this because: (1) he knows everything, and (2) he is never wrong. Cause Stone Cold said so !)!
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2007
    [Providers] Mediasite.com - Linking you to a World of Expertise
    It provides you with a directory of presentations created by hundreds of experts around the globe. Link to Mediasite MEDIASITE? Mediasite is a tool (by Sonic Foundry) for recording and storing rich-media classroom and conference presentations.more MEDIASITE.COM? Mediasite.com (beta) is a rich media search engine that automatically indexes publicly-available webcasts recorded with Mediasite. It is about connecting smart people with people who want to get smarter (and of course promoting Mediasite technology! Why not?). JUICE? webcasts recorded with Mediasite. Mark my words! Excellent!
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2007
    [Providers] Maps-of-War (History-of-Religion in 90 animated seconds)
    Maps are provided in Flash SWF Format (.swf). Link to Maps-of-War Link to History-of-Religion MAPS-OF-WAR? Maps-of-War is a multimedia site dedicated to producing diverse, creative visuals that enhance our understanding of war and its history. HISTORY-OF-RELIGION? How has the geography of religion evolved over the centuries, and where has it sparked wars? This animated map gives you a brief history of the world's most well-known religions: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Judaism. Selected periods of inter-religious bloodshed are also highlighted. DOWNLOAD?
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2007
    [Providers] World Digital Library - Free of Charge!
    Promote international and inter-cultural understanding and awareness; Provide resources to educators; Expand non-English and non-Western content on the Internet; and Contribute to scholarly research. Link to World Digital Library Video - Experience the Vision (WDL) WHAT? VISION? Experience the technologies that will put visitors in touch with cultural heritage collections from around the world (Click the video link and you will be inspired!) OBJECTIVES? MASTERMIND? Librarian of Congress James H. National Commission for UNESCO in June 2005. PARTNERS? OER/FREE
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2007
    [Providers] ALISON - Free Interactive Workplace Skills Courseware!
    ALISON provides high-quality, engaging, interactive multimedia courseware for certification and standards-based learning. Though, to enjoy these interactive courseware you would need to register and will be asked to answer questions about your background and interests, so that they can provide you with targeted advertising links alongside your courseware. Link to ALISON ALISON? ALISON claims to be the world's leading free online learning resource for basic and essential workplace skills. MISSION? Education shall be free." read in full) will through ALISON become a reality. JUICE?
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2007
    [Providers] Global Learning Objects Brokered Exchange (GLOBE)
    The consortium provides a distributed network of learning objects that meet quality standards. The GLOBE website will provide updates on GLOBE’s progress. In addition, it is great that we do not see all sorts of metadata for each resource item found after a search, and instead are provided only with information about its' Relevance (%. Link to Globe GLOBE? The Global Learning Objects Brokered Exchange (GLOBE) is an international consortium that strives to make shared online learning resources available to educators and students around the world. OER/FREE
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2007
    [Providers] Wikivid (Free Software Tutorials!)
    The goal of each entry is to provide access to videos on the given subject for purposes of education. The vision for Wikivid is to eventually provide its own content through video uploads from the community, however, content may also be provided via links to free videos from around the web. Wikivid WHAT? Wikivid is an encyclopedia of informative videos. Each content page is made up of links to free videos laid out as a video-course for anyone to watch and learn. Each page can be edited and moderated by anyone. MISSION? JUICE? What a great project! learning tools OER/FREE
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2007
    [Providers] OpenDOAR (The Directory of Open Access Repositories)
    The OpenDOAR service provides a quality-assured listing of Open Access Repositories (OAR) around the world. Each of the repositories has been visited by OpenDOAR staff to ensure a high degree of quality and consistency in the information provided: OpenDOAR is maintained by SHERPA. Provide a comprehensive & authoritative list for end users wishing to find particular types of, or specific repositories. By listing archives and their descriptions, OpenDOAR will support third party service providers - for example, search services - in developing new services for end-users.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2007
    [Providers] LectureShare (Share Your Lecture Notes to the World)
    URL: [link] In a Nutshell "LectureShare lets instructors make lecture noters, audio, and video available to their students - or the world - quickly and easily.LectureShare is about removing communication barriers in learning by providing easy sharing for course materials." Is it Really Free? Right now LectureShare is completely free with no limitations, and we're working hard to keep it that way!" That is what they say! Let's hope the "right now" statement becomes a long-term project.) Yummy Stuff? No more checking class webpages for updates every day. MasterMinds Behind LectureShare?
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2007
    [Providers] Eureka Repository (Collective Catalog of T&L Resources)
    It provides a collective catalog of teaching and learning resources gathered by various organizations involved in the production of ITC educational resources. Eureka Project: [link] Eureka (English Version): [link] Guided Tour: [link] "The Eureka project is an initiative of Vitrine Technologie-Éducation within the framework of a Quebec-Wallonia-Brussels joint venture. Its' main objective is to promote the sharing and exchange of learning object resources. Eureka’s shell is based on open source code. The data can be federated with other repositories built on a LOM application profile."
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2007
    [Providers] TeacherTube - Teach the World?
    Their goal is to provide an online community for sharing instructional videos. It is a site to provide anytime, anywhere professional development with teachers teaching teachers. URL: [link] "TeacherTube was officially launched on March 6, 2007. They seek to fill a need for a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners. As well, it is a site where teachers can post videos designed for students to view in order to learn a concept or skill. TeacherTube was the idea of Jason Smith , a 14-year veteran educator. Explore and Learn!)
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2007
    [Providers] 236 Open Courseware Collections, Podcasts and Videos
    Stanford on iTunes Stanford on iTunes provides access to a wide range of Stanford-related digital audio content via the iTunes Music Store, Apple's popular music jukebox and online music store. Fathom Archive This archive, provided by Columbia University, offers access to the complete range of free content developed for Fathom by its member institutions. is a non-profit organization with the goal of providing free knowledge to every person in the world. It uses Web 2.0 OCW supports MIT's mission to advance knowledge and education, and serve the world in the 21st century.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2007
    [Providers] Open Learning Initiative (OLI) at Carnegie Mellon University
    OLI should have a profound impact on higher education by increasing access to education, enhancing the quality of instruction and providing a model for a new generation of online courses and course materials that teach more effectively and appeal to students more powerfully than anything in existence today. Link to site "Through the OLI project, Carnegie Mellon is working to help the World Wide Web make good on its promise of widely accessible and effective online education. Reviewer's Note: Try some of the sample courses. This initiative is excellent ! OER/FREE
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2007
    [Providers] Global Educator.com (Founding Editor: Graeme Hart)
    Their philosophy is to provide a free service for web users. Link to GlobalEducator.com GlobalEducator.com is building the world's largest listings of reviewed resources for Global Education professionals. Since launching in April 2003, there have been over 90,000 visitor sessions and 55,000 article downloads. The newsletter and new articles are published on the 1st Monday of each month. They raise revenue by charging a nominal fee for listings in the monthly mailout and sponsor logos on the home page. OER/FREE
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2007
    [Providers] PowerPoint Tutorials, Tricks, Tips and Templates (By Sonia Coleman)
    It provides excellent free PowerPoint tutorials, tips, trick, and templates. Click here to visit Digital Studio The "Digital Studio" website by Sonia Coleman (San Francisco Bay Area) has been visited by more than 2 million people from 130 countries of the world. By the way Sonia Coleman is over 60 years old, and has proven with flying colors that she is the one of the Queens of PowerPoint. OER/FREE
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2007
    [Providers] 10 Top ETL Blogs You Simply Don’t Want to Miss!
    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. The Rapid eLearning Blog When you think about improving your rapid e-Learning, instructional design, PowerPoint or graphic creation skills, Tom Kuhlmann's Rapid eLearning blog provides you with a lot of great advice, tips, examples and short-cuts (One word = Amazing!). Top Eight E-learning Blogs (Jeff Cobb) 8 Top Elearning Blogs You Don’t Want to Miss The 19 Best Elearning Blogs WHAT? lists, ranking everything from underwear to blogs. No idea!
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2007
    [Providers] WorldCat - World's Largest Network of Library Content & Services!
    WorldCat libraries are dedicated to providing access to their resources on the Web, where most people start their search for information. WorldCat What is WorldCat? Over 1 billion items in more than 10,000 libraries worldwide! WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. It lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world. JUICE? lot of metadata, but sometimes a simple ' Download ' (or view) button would do wonders (if possible). Do you need to register?). 2007). Paris, France?]: Paris, France?]: 2007).
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2007
    [Providers] The Mindmapping Toolbox: 100+ Tools, Resources, and Tutorials
    The Mindmapping Toolbox (or article) provides a list of 100 tools, resources, blogs, articles and everything else you might need to get started making a road map of your mind. Link to article Related Posts - 99 Mind Mapping Resources. Mind Mapping Search & FreeMind (Free Software) WHAT? Sometimes the difference between a successful project and one that spirals out of control is getting all your thoughts and ideas laid out before you even get started. JUICE? This mindmapping resource list has broken the triple digit barrier. have yet to compare these two lists item for item (No time!),
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2007
    [Providers] New Zealand Open Educational Resources (OER) Project
    Each course has been built using a modular approach so they can be customised to suit different organisations, whether they are providing a distance learning course or blended learning for on or off-campus students. If you need any extra help, I will be willing to provide my humble advice and support :). NZ OER Repository OER Showcase Courses About NZ OER Project WHAT? Funded by the Tertiary Education Commission, the objective of this OER project is to develop courseware that will be freely available ( Creative Commons SA 2.5 First, if your country, or your company (or whoever!)
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2007
    [Providers] Open Yale Courses!
    Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to seven introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. Though, each course does provide a feedback survey, so that is a good start. Hewlett Foundation President Paul Brest says "Making the talents of Yale's faculty available for free on the Internet is an important step toward the Hewlett Foundation's goal of providing access to knowledge and educational opportunities throughout the world. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2007
    [Providers] Mahalo Social (Human-Powered Search)
    In addition to giving you a bunch of relevant links, Mahalo does provide a brief Guide Note and Fast Facts for each category (or term) , which can be useful. Mahalo Mahalo Social Mahalo Follow Reference - Mahalo (Jane Knight) MAHALO? Mahalo (Hawaiian for 'Thank you') is a human-powered search engine that creates organized, comprehensive, and spam free search results for the most popular search terms. Their search results only include great links. the New York Times for news). Sites which create original, high-quality content on a consistent basis. MAHALO SOCIAL? JUICE? Are they the same?)
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2007
    [Providers] 50 Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story (Alan Levine)
    This link provides you links (URLs) to many excellent (free) media resource sites, if you are looking for multimedia, images, audio, and videos (e.g. 50 Web 2.0 Ways To Tell a Story 50 Ways to Tell The Dominoe Story SlideShare Presentation & Audio podcast (51.2 Mb MP3) Alan Levine's blog & CogDogBlog (About Instructional Technology) WHAT? It was not long ago that producing multimedia digital content required expensive equipment and technical expertise; we are at a point now where we can create compelling content with nothing more complex than a web browser. Yes!). JUICE?
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2007
    [Providers] OER Introduction Booklet (Development Gateway Foundation)
    The Booklet and the Webinar both provide a/an: Definition of Open Educational Resources Introduction to Open licenses and Standards Introduction to the Production and Distribution of OER List of OER content repositories, search engines and projects. OER Introduction Booklet and Free Webinars (Homepage) OER Introduction Booklet - Version BETA (PDF) Development Gateway Portal WHAT? The Development Gateway Open Educational Resources (OER) dgCommunity drives a Community Awareness & Sensitization project focusing on the use of Open Education Resources in Developing Countries.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2007
    [Providers] E-Learning 2.0 in Development (Stephen Downes)
    They've designed this exciting event to maximize the participants hands-on experience with innovative tools and technologies and to provide them with a glimpse into the future of learning. especially, like his simple description of PLE involving four (4) steps or pieces (again and again): Demonstrate-Model-Practice-Reflect, and he ends up discussing the Choice-Identity-Creativity issue , where learners are provided with simulated or actual learning events to facilitate their learning and creativity (If you are lost check slide 71 and onwards). SERIOUS? REFLECTING E-LEARNING 2.0!
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2007
    [Providers] Incremental Innovations: Changing the Culture of T&L (Ernst Mohr)
    courses, workshops, presentations) Design quality development with learning in mind : measures that monitor, secure, and develop quality support for the acquisition of competence within the scope of certifications or accreditations Offer advisory support : support centers that provide help to the faculty in the planning, development, and implementation of e-learning, so that competencies and experiences are developed Encourage exchange : all measures that support communication among faculty about new forms of using instructional media (e.g., URL: [link] Extracted Juice: ".Based
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2007
    [Providers] Faculty 2.0 (Joel L. Hartman, Charles Dziuban, and James Brophy-Ellison)
    A yummy article which also provides 13 bullets (of reflections) on how the diffusion of technology into the T&L space is producing a number changes to which faculty members must adapt. URL: [link] "(Conclusion).As faculty members confront the expanding impact that technology is having on their scholarship, research, teaching, and students—what Peter Vaill calls " Permanent White Water "—IT organizations must assess what role they will play in shaping, implementing, and supporting the assimilation of IT into the teaching and learning process.
  • 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
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2007
    [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
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2007
    [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).
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2007
    [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
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2007
    [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!
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2007
    [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.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2008
    [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?),
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 6, 2008
    [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 :).
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2008
    [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
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2008
    [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).
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008
    [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."
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2008
    [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
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2008
    [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
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2008
    [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!
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2008
    [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 Del.icio.us 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?
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2007
    [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?
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2007
    [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
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2007
    [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,
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2007
    [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)?
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 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.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2008
    [Providers] ZaidLearn Goes del.icio.us & Takes a Break from Blogging!
    suppose I will provide a weekly del.icio.us Link to Zaidlearn's del.icio.us 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?
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2008
    [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 Del.icio.us 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 Del.icio.us Discovery Collection is growing fast and has now gone beyond the 500 mark. Alright, I have to admit that there are amazing dudes in del.icio.us ggrosseck ). Kudos to them! JUICE? the art of bookmarking and tagging.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2008
    [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 Del.icio.us 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!
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2008
    [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?
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2008
    [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 del.icio.us 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?
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 2008
    [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
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2007
    [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?
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2008
    [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?
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2007
    [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
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2008
    [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.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2008
    [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
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2009
    [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).
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2008
    [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.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2009
    [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
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2009
    [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.
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    [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!
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