12 Must-Know Learning Industry Sites
SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
If you have an interest in elearning or instructional design, undoubtedly you have your list of favorite sites that you visit for coming up to speed with new trends and happenings. Below are some sites that are well known in this field. Elearning Learning – This site is designed to pull in the best content on the web related to the elearning industry. The List! Elearning!
Top 10 Free Stock Image Sites for E-Learning
JUNE 9, 2016
If you can’t afford the popular stock image sites, you might think you’re only option is to take your own photos. In recent years, there has been a huge surge of free stock image sites that offer photos, vector graphics, and even videos! Many of these free stock image sites make their photos available with the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. pexels.com. pixabay.com.
A Dozen Free Stock Video Sites for E-Learning
MAY 3, 2016
If you’re not comfortable shooting your own stock video, try out some of these free stock videos sites. And don’t forget about all of the free stock photo sites we covered earlier. Fancy Footage Club : site is closed but they provide a Dropbox link to download all of the free stock videos. Mazwai : lots of videos, but the site seems to freeze when they all load.
The Risk With Udemy And Similar Sites
FEBRUARY 4, 2016
When someone comes to the conclusion that they want to sell an online course, their next step is to research various ways that they can make it happen. In the end, it usually comes down to one of two choices: Make your own website to create & sell the courses. Use a hosted solution. The reason people gravitate towards #2 is because in their mind it means they can get to market quicker.
New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model
27% 41% 35% 38% 34% 39% 60% 52% 62% 58% 59% 76% 61% 80% 76% User-generated content Communities of practice External social networking or peer-to-peer sites In-house social media Learning communities (eg action learning) Top Deck Applying new models Not applying new models In-Focus: 70+20+10=100. In-Focus. Report. February 2016 Authored by Charles Jennings, Laura Overton & Dr Genny Dixon.
ELearning Trend: Niche Course Sites
MARCH 27, 2015
Sites like Coursera, edX, Lynda, SkillShare, and so on have helped to normalize the massive course library approach to elearning. Give users an abundance of choice and they will flock to your site – or so it seems. The trouble here is that in order to run a site like this you have to be connected to individuals capable of making courses on a large variety of subjects.
50 Must Read Ed-Tech Sites
JUNE 5, 2013
Their site has thousands of articles dedication to educational technology tools, tips, tricks, influencers and more. So if you haven’t already, head over to their site to view their list of the top 50 must read sites in education technology. Our favorite site listed in the list was Edudemic.com (a site we check out on the regular)… we encourage you to do the same.
A Complete List of Free Stock Image Sites for E-Learning
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
The Internet is rife with free things, especially free stock image sites. However, there are usually three main issues with the free stock image sites: The free stock images aren’t really free. The free stock image sites are only there to point to for-pay stock image sites. Most of the free stock image sites are irrelevant. Free Stock Image Sites.
The New Absorb LMS Web Site: What Happens When Designers Ignore Good Advice
MAY 1, 2013
The blatant^ design team ignored pretty much every suggestion I made for the design of our new Web site. “Animated gifs don’t scale and we want the site to look good on all devices including computers, tablets, and phones.” “We want the site to load quickly.” “Let’s add a lot of animated gifs!” That’s so cool!”
Cool Site by Bloomsburg University Instructional Design Department CAC Member
OCTOBER 3, 2011
They recently completed a really interesting site for The Kimco Realty Corporation. The Phoenix Group built the site using.net and one of the coolest pages is a leasing search tool. If you have a chance, check out the site and notice the design and searching. What can be learned for e-learning development, how is e-learning and effective web site design inter-tangled?
ELearning Audio and Narration – sites, notes, suggestions
DECEMBER 8, 2014
Here’s a nice post (and a great overall eLearning site) by Connie Malamed. These sites offer pricing and tracks suitable for online learning, videos, presentations and other multimedia projects.”. To test out our equipment, I posted a sample narrative using a Plantronics headset on our Recipes page, and Ellen Brodsky put up her Logitech headset and a BluSnoball results on her site. Since last detailed post about recording narration for your eLearning projects, additional discussions have brought about a few more ideas, notes, and resources. Voice-Over Script Pitfalls.
Localization & Training: The Logistics of On-Site Interpretation
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
AUGUST 15, 2013
The most well written curriculum can become futile if logistics get in the way, and few logistical tasks will impact your class more hazardously than the need for an on-site interpreter. Have you had any unique experiences scheduling on-site interpreters that you'd like to share? by Jen Weaver. Sun Tzu is credited with saying "The line between disorder and order lies in logistics." " As professional trainers, you know this truth all too well. The legal requirements to provide an interpreter in the classroom vary based on industry and meeting scope.
A mobile workforce needs better on-site conversations
Learning and Working on the Web
AUGUST 7, 2013
The future of workplace learning is social, cooperative and especially mobile. One approach for this type of workforce is to support their mobility with something like a ‘genius bar’, instead of having to request a support ticket from IT or get an appointment with HR. We forget at our peril that collaboration is a fundamentally human activity. Contract writing is one of the ways I make my living.
Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning
OCTOBER 24, 2010
News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/24/2010 Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning As an e-Learning developer I had to invest a lot of time to find images for my e-Learning projects. I am sure that the most of us work with tight budgets and limited resources. Stock images are in the public domain.
Welcome TechSmith's New Education Community Site
JUNE 25, 2009
We made the site with you in mind and need your input on what you need and how to improve. So, poke around the site and let us know what you think. Check out some useful links from the new site below! Education Community Site. Screencast Tour of Community Site (also embedded in the first post on the Education Blog). I'm happy to share some good news with you!
Top eLearning Sites?
MAY 20, 2010
I was asked what the biggest traffic sites are in eLearning that were not vendor specific sites. My quick answer was that Jane Hart’s site , eLearning Learning and The eLearning Guild would be among the top. Top Sites Using it, I plugged a whole bunch of different sites into it and produced the following graph of some of what I perceive to be the top sites.
This Week on #TalkTech: Mobile Friendly Sites, Game Based Learning Checklist and Design Tips from LucasArts
MARCH 28, 2013
#TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats. We publish all the topics a few hours before the chat so you can show up at 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST on Thursdays ready to discuss. We discuss three topics a week and the chat lasts around 30 minutes. We’re shaking things up in 2013 here at #TalkTech! Every couple of weeks, a guest curator will be picking our topics and leading the discussion.
New Feature! Login Using Social Media Sites
FEBRUARY 16, 2015
We’ve created a great walk-through for you on our developer’s site (don’t let that scare you, you don’t need to be a developer to do this). The only requirement for the student is that they have to have a account on any of those social media sites in order for it to connect. Login Using Social Media Sites appeared first on. How does the instructor set it up?
3 Reasons Why Your Small Business Could Benefit from Using a Ratings and Reviews Site
DECEMBER 8, 2014
One strategy to ease this burden is to use ratings and reviews sites. Here are 3 main benefits your small business can realize by using these sites: Get first-hand user-based recommendations and feedback when you consult ratings and reviews sites before deciding on a purchase. How easy is it for your business to realize its goals? Business
Book Review: Leaving ADDIE for SAM, by Michael Allen with Richard Sites by Jennifer Neibert
Learning Solutions Magazine
SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
If you’re looking for the next must-read book for learning professionals, this is it. Michael Allen’s latest work, Leaving ADDIE for SAM, outlines his successive approximation model (SAM)—an approach that reduces the overall complexity of traditional instructional design processes, offering a more flexible, iterative, and productive model for today’s instructional designers and developers.
Ted's Moodle Adventures: Chapter 5: MoodleCloud Site Navigation
OCTOBER 18, 2015
OK - you've created your own MoodleCloud site. Note that, although this is a free site, it is a fully functioning Moodle site, so the home page should look familiar. First give your site a name ! Under Administration, Front page settings: Click Turn editing on Click Site administration Click Front page, then Front page settings Give your site a name (and a relevant short name). Now notice that one course is created for you when your site is built: Introduction to Moodle. Unless you want to do otherwise, leave the other fields as is.
Google Sites Upgrade with Lists
Learning and Technology
NOVEMBER 9, 2009
I just noticed a cool upgrade in Google Sites. This was a much need feature that allows you to edit the spreadsheet within google sites. You can now embed a Google spreadsheet as a list. wonder how long it has been there? Look for it when you set the properties when embedding a spreadsheet in your page.
eFront Sites for Inspiration
JULY 26, 2011
Several eLearning professionals that use eFront asked me to create an eFront list with sites for inspiration. If you are using eFront as a learning management system, content management system or virtual learning management system please leave a comment to add your site at the top of the following list. ? link] Turkish educational site. link] egitim Chinese learn English site.
PowerPoint: Sites for Slide Sharing (Say that 5 Times Fast)
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
When you can't be there in person, but you want to send along a PowerPoint deck in your place, there are a few reasons why you might want to use a slide-sharing site. Whatever the case, a slide-sharing site can give you the peace of mind of not having to worry about technical snafus while giving you a platform to attract potential viewers. Today I'm going to explore five slide-sharing site options. authorSTREAM is a pretty standard choice among slide-sharing sites. SlideShare. SlideShare was my least favorite of the bunch. This made me really uncomfortable.
Top 10 Learning Sites for __? Yours? #T10LS :)
AUGUST 4, 2010
Of course, there are many more sites to explore, but having a great starting point validated or recommended by an expert won't harm anyone (would it?). love the way he reflects and extracts the essence (or what he finds interesting) of all the articles, sites, tools, resources, etc. YOUR TOP 10 LEARNING SITES FOR ? don't want 99 mind mapping resources, tools, and tips.
New eLearning Templates Site!
MARCH 7, 2011
New eLearning Templates Site. We launched a new and improved eLearning Templates site. The Next Generation of our templates and website have arrived! Tons of video tutorials (new ones added weekly). New products. eLearning Template blog. New bundles. New pricing model – Spend more…Save more. New eLearning Template Products. Flash eLearning Interactions and Quizzes.
Multivariate Testing of your Web Site
MARCH 16, 2011
Do you know if your web site is optimal? The process is easy to set up using Google's free web site optimizer tool. Use Google Web Site Optimizer. How much testing did you perform? Can you be sure? After all, if you are the web developer, didn't some of your own biases enter into the design? Thus, why not let your web visitors be your testers? Change something small.
Learning and Working on the Web
MARCH 10, 2014
If this site is popular, it is because of the content, not the design. Chris has looked at the site layout, page design, graphics, fonts, and overall design and has already made some great recommendations. have not put much effort into the design and visual art is definitely not one of my skills. For the most part I have just used templates or very simple layouts. jarche.com Feb 2007.
New Feature! Log In Using Social Media Sites
FEBRUARY 16, 2015
We’ve created a great walk-through for you on our developer’s site (don’t let that scare you, you don’t need to be a developer to do this). The only requirement for the student is that they have to have a account on any of those social media sites in order for it to connect. Log In Using Social Media Sites appeared first on. How does the instructor set it up?
Site Builder on eFrontPro 4.3: A familiar, brand new feature!
OCTOBER 13, 2015
In fact, the first of these new versions has just landed, bringing along two great new features: the Site Builder and the Gamification engine. First we’re gonna have a look at the Site Builder — what it is and how you can leverage it to build great looking web pages from inside eFrontPro. Let’s get site building. Can’t wait? News efrontpro update
Book Review: Leaving ADDIE for SAM Field Guide, by Richard Sites and Angel Green by Jennifer Neibert
Learning Solutions Magazine
JULY 2, 2014
Leaving ADDIE for SAM Field Guide, by Richard Sites and Angel Green, is chock-full of checklists, worksheets, templates, and tools. Written as a follow-up to Michael Allen’s 2012 bestseller Leaving ADDIE for SAM, the recently released. The Field Guide is sure to become a go-to reference as you make the. most of the Successive Approximation Model (SAM) in your organization. Design Strategies Development Strategies Instructional Design Project Management
Ted's Moodle Adventures: Chapter 4: My Free MoodleCloud site - Getting Started
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
The Moodle organization has been nice enough to provide a free space for hosting your own Moodle site: MoodleCloud. Like most truly free items, there are constraints and catches, but these for the most part do not limit what you can do - and you can always move on to paid hosting if your site gets "too big" in some sense. The first thing you do is to go to MoodleCloud and get your site (if you are reading this, you are reading this in English, but MoodleCloud offers other languages - see the dropdown next to the orange cloud at top right). Ready to try Moodle for real?
Creating The Best e-Learning Design Ever!
FEBRUARY 18, 2016
By Richard Sites | Vice President - Training & Marketing | @rhillsites. Learning Design Richard Sites Instructional DesignThis is the holy grail of Instructional Design. The creation of the best design. One that achieves all of the performance outcomes, addresses all of the objectives, engages the learners and changes the performance of the entire organization.
Web Site Trouble Shooting via Android, iPad and Desktop Computers
OCTOBER 13, 2012
By far and away, my favorite free utility which helps me understand what a web site is doing, when something does not seem to be behaving as I would expect is " HTTP Watch " This great tool will let you understand what is happening (or not happening) in the back ground of your web site. Here is a session from loading this site (i.e. Using HTTP Watch is easy.
What I am hearing and seeing in E-Learning
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
Web site stinks = product stinks. What has always amazed me are number of e-learning vendor web sites whose design looks like it came from 1995 when Netscape ruled the land. Frankly, it is unreal. I mean look at any other industry, any industry and check out their vendors’ web sites. I’d love to identify the top twenty worst LMS vendor web sites out there – but there are way too many to pick. The site stinks – the product stinks. What is equally of note are the number of people who tie bad web site design to poor product.
Social Media Demographics: Who Uses Which Sites?
NOVEMBER 12, 2011
Numerous social media sites have witnessed explosive growth of their user bases in the last several years, but it’s a known fact that the type of user a site attracts varies greatly. Have you ever wondered which sites attract the most educated of social media users, or those that pull in the highest income? This… [Learn More
How to Embed Your Instagram Video on Your Site
MAY 15, 2015
Facebook recently rolled out video on Instagram , leaving both Instagram enthusiasts and Vine users to explore the latest in video sharing. When When the social networking giant announced it, too, would offer its users video functionality, consumers and brands gained an additional option to leverage their brand messaging. . Right now, Instagram video is the hottest way for brands to leverage content. However, it’s lacking in one key area: the ability to embed the short videos elsewhere. Here’s are 3 steps to manually embed Instagram videos on your website: . 1.
An open letter to those organisations who block Social Media sites….
FEBRUARY 7, 2011
Many of you will cite the reasons for blocking such sites as: commercial sensitivity. Do you really think that if an employees ‘moral compass’ is sufficiently skewed to allow them to waste time at work that your blocking of social media sites will put them back on the ‘straight and narrow’? If I haven’t managed to convince you yet, please read on… If you think that blocking Social Media sites prevents employees from engaging with them during the working day then you are very much mistaken. Are you serious? Seriously, are you serious?
The FBI calls and tells you your web site has been breached! Millions of customer records are being sold online …
MAY 19, 2015
I’m speaking at Penn State University in June. The title of this blog post is the same as my session for Web Conference. Following the recent security headlines at Penn State, the title of my session is either ironic or prophetic. think I’ll go for ironic, since the security issue at Penn State encountered was not really like my title, but the FBI really did call ! If you have not already gathered, I work for FireEye , the company that owns Mandiant , the company that the FBI introduced to Penn State to perform incident response. just wanted to establish some context. Target. eLearning
Writing & Grammar Workshop: Is It Website or Web Site?
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
DECEMBER 8, 2010
To the great joy of my colleague AJ at IconLogic, who tipped me off about this change, and to the relief of writers and editors everywhere who use the Associated Press Stylebook , the 2010 edition has declared website to be one word and lowercase, instead of the official spelling listed in Websters: Web site. Although Webster recently added website as an alternate spelling of Web site, many editors have chafed under the need to use what appears to be an outdated spelling. by Jennie Ruby. And I was able to verify that smart phone does not need to be capitalized.
Create multi-branded help sites, FAQs & wikis
APRIL 19, 2016
Here are examples of two sites that are differently branded but have the same content: Example site 1: Custom logo and blue header. Example site 2: Custom logo and pink header . Learn how to create multi-branded sites. With ProProfs Knowledgebase, you can create multiple help centers with the same content; but differently branded with custom themes, logos and colors.
Sonic Foundry's Media Site
AUGUST 5, 2010
I posted a Media Review for TMR of the Media Site web casting product in 2007. Recently, John Pollard and Kristin Zurovitch, Sonic Foundry’s Media Site Product Marketing Manager, paid me an office visit to demo and to update me on changes to the system. Media Site, by Sonic Foundry, is a hardware and software package that creates web casts. The quality of the output. 6.
A Growing List of Free Learning Tutorial Sites!
JANUARY 8, 2009
Wiki-version - A Growing List of Free Learning Tutorial Sites I was thinking the other day, why not create a simple raw list of links to EXCELLENT SITES (with short descriptions) that have or link to tutorials that explore learning tools and online learning. Here is my initial list, but I am quite sure there are many more great resource sites out there.
Beginners Guide to WordPress: Setting up a local site, Setting up a working development environment, Gaining practical skills and Developing understanding
NOVEMBER 27, 2012
suggest you try out both options i) to see what environment you like working in the most and ii) give you the opportunity to work on a couple of WordPress sites as you experiment in the future. If you intend transferring an existing php intensive WordPress site into this setup it is probably best to match your existing versions. went for this version (64-BIT & PHP 5.3) as it matched my machine and the PHP version matched a WordPress site I was transferring in. There are a couple of solutions listed below. Background to the Technology 1. Understanding LAMP: [link] II.
App or Web Site? An Example Using Wildflower Photography
JUNE 5, 2013
However, after reading a few reviews I discovered the app was the same service which was online via a superb web site. found that the web site responded quicker than the "free lite" version of the app, and the advanced search was quicker than the app's search. In the end, I just bookmarked a "home screen" link to the web site. No app required. Dames Rocket.