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GoTo Meeting, Centra, Wimba, and other Web Conferencing Solutions…Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

Kapp Notes

PowerPoint is slowly starting to broaden its capabilities and will, I predict, soon infringe on some well known software applications in the field of e-learning such as…web conferencing tools (and others). This video is one of the first inroads PowerPoint is making into the Web Conferencing software and I don’t think they are going to stop here. industry

Blackboard + Elluminate + Wimba = Blackboard Collaborate (Breaking News) by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

announced late today that it is acquiring Elluminate and Wimba, leading providers of. Blackboard Inc. synchronous and collaboration technology. The teams from the three companies will combine to form. Blackboard Collaborate, a standalone platform.

We have 2D Virtual Classrooms, Why 3D?

Kapp Notes

In a 3D world, the interaction with the students feels more intimate than with a 2-D distance learning application such as Centra, Horizon Wimba or Adobe Connect. Sitting around a conference table for class. Another question and this one is simple.why 3D? We've got plenty of great 2D platforms for communication, what does 3D add? Here is a short answer.

Teaching & Learning Conference

Moodle Journal

With regard to content I took the opportunity to demonstrate Wimba Create , which in itself would act as nice advertisement for my training session. Overall the sessions seemed to go very well and there was a lot of interest pursuing the use of Wimba Create as a tool for converting Word docs. If you are interested our work using OpenSim then you may like to follow our BC OpenSim blog.

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Are you ready Tin Can

Moodle Journal

And I would judge that you are still enthusiastic about scorm, and if you are regular to this blog then you will know that we make good use of Wimba Create for College generated content. If you have been around the Mood le vle or for that matter any vle for a while, then you will have I am sure over the years developed and or deployed in support of eLearning various scorm packages.

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Making Mobile Learning Work

Moodle Journal

Thinking about and talking to the project team as I am right now regarding the likely and best use of our new iPad’s when the initial project ends. have started to look around the net and came across this really interesting publication ‘ Making Mobile Learning Work’ , this is a free pdf from escalate featuring five mobile learning case studies. regards Barry

Needs analysis– something old, something new

Allison Rossett

With heaps of respect for online survey tools (Survey Monkey, Qualtrics, and Zoomerang, for example) and web conferencing technologies (Connect, NetMeeting, and Wimba, for example), new forms of analysis turn attention to data that is waiting for us. When I was a young professor of instructional design and technology at San Diego State University , students often sought advice on how to  make decisions about outcomes and strategies. At that time, back in the late 70s, mostly they were concerned about instructional design for face-to-face classes. My students wanted help with planning. Some

Needs analysis– something old, something new

Allison Rossett

With heaps of respect for online survey tools (Survey Monkey, Qualtrics, and Zoomerang, for example) and web conferencing technologies (Connect, NetMeeting, and Wimba, for example), new forms of analysis turn attention to data that is waiting for us. Tweet When I was a young professor of instructional design and technology at San Diego State University , students often sought advice on how to  make decisions about outcomes and strategies. At that time, back in the late 70s, mostly they were concerned about instructional design for face-to-face classes. Others prefer needs analysis.

Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

eLearning 24-7

As aforementioned one company called Wimba already has audio – voice capabilities within their social learning product, so that learners can say their comments on a discussion board and other learners can hear the voice comments rather than read them. What always stuns me are vendors who state they know what their learners want, but in reality have no clue, because they themselves do not see the technology and its usage among the masses. Each one of these features could be implemented into systems in six months or less. These features can change that. Online Storage i.e Reality.

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Training starts for 2013

Moodle Journal

The idea that you are going to require staff to carryout major changes to their existing materials is always likely to induce an expected and to be frank understandable level of reticence, however by using Wimba Create , which will convert materials produced in MS Word into Scorm compliant packages, can pretty much neutralise that. Having mentioned technical glitches we did experience one.

Preparing for eLearning

Moodle Journal

Next creating the content, and potentially that could be very difficult, in that am I really expecting everyone to either rewrite existing material, and fortunately the answer is not really, instead we are going to be using Wimba Create. first began using Wimba Create a few years ago now, when it was called course- Genie. features. Comments welcome, regards Barry

Blended Learning

Moodle Journal

So first off, what are the considerations for moving from class based to online delivery, well I have talked about that a lot over the years on this blog, particular the move away from class support materials written in Word to something more eLearning compliant and for that we have been making very successful use of Wimba Create for some time now, I can recommend it.

End of term roundup

Moodle Journal

Drag and drop matching [link] Ordering [link] Java molecular editor [link] In resolution it simply became necessary to install the necessary changes an run the test again, which now seem to be fine. I was pleased to see that requests appeared for Wimba Create training before the end of term, and the session ran really well. The issue arises because Moodle 1.9.x Barry

Preparing for elearning the first run

Moodle Journal

This week finally saw the launch of the third phase of our Moodle vle roll out at the college with the delivery of a new 2 hour cpd staff training session Preparing for e-learning. After the initial production work we exported the material in scorm format and upload onto the vle. Please stay in touch for future posts and feel free to comment. Barry Spencer e-Learning Project Coordinator

New Year Starting

Moodle Journal

In the third phase of the planned Moodle rollout I will be introducing content design specifically using Wimba Create. I will start with an apology for the broken links on the blog, the server that I am using here at the College has recently been moved and has since developed a problem with the fan, which eventually failed. Bye for now

E-Learning Innovative Products – They are Out There

eLearning 24-7

Wimba Collaboration Suite 6.0 – Live. I love innovation. It is what makes any product or service, aspire to new heights. especially love it when it happens in the e-learning industry. Our industry is made up into four camps. Innovators and Risk Takers – emerging technology integrated, new ideas, pushing the envelope in what is possible in e-learning/social learning/m-learning, coming up with something that has never been done before – risk takers. Gerbil in the Wheel Mentality - innovation? New concept. Product updates, some new features – but boring town.  Twist?

End of Year Conference

Moodle Journal

As you will have read from other posts on this blog I am taking every opportunity to provide the widest expose possible for Wimba Create this academic year, so the second half is sorted. I was asked this week to provide a short session on using our Moodle vle for the for our end of year Teaching and Learning Conference here at the College. The idea seems to be that the session should address the interests of basic users in the first half and those more experienced practitioners whishing to move on to something more ambitious in the second. Comments welcome

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RSC Moodle Roundtable

Moodle Journal

For my own part in the day I brought along the work that I had been conducting on eLearning, much publicised on this blog, but I did take the opportunity to promote Wimba Create, which I think went down very positively. I went along to an RSC Moodle Forum round table in London yesterday that posed the question ‘What makes for a good Moodle activity’. The format used here is Moodle XML.

Newsletter,feedback and eMaterials

Moodle Journal

As you will have read from previous recent postings, I have introduced Wimba Create as tool for converting Word files into Scorm packages, and these can include embedded webpages, media and short tests. One aspects of eLearning that I have been very keen to get established is a newsletter. Of course while these new materials certainly look impressive, what is the perception of our students?

Training and Workshops

Moodle Journal

If you have read any my earlier posts on this then you will recall that I am using Wimba Create as the tool to leverage Word skills in the production of eLearning content. Apart from all the very predictable events and chores of a post enrolment week, I have managed to get a good amount of time both in college and out for the production of new phase 3 vle training notes.

Web Conferencing Services

Tony Karrer

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

Collaboration Tools

Tony Karrer

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

Complaint? Students Don't Hang Out in Virtual Worlds After Class

Kapp Notes

The same is true of Adobe Connect, Horizon Wimba and other 2D classroom software. In the course of a week, I get asked many questions about Virtual Worlds, an interesting one that keeps occurring goes something like this. It seems that students find virtual worlds boring. How can I get them more into virtual worlds beyond the classroom? Let me give you an example.

eXtending the Web

Learning with e's

While I talked, as if by magic, the sun removed itself from Australia and New Zealand and reappeared outside my window. I was actually up an hour earlier at 6 am finalising and uploading my slides onto ASCILITE's Wimba platform, and then making sure the technical details were all in order. But I enjoyed it. The audience were very knowledgeable, and asked some pertinent questions.

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

April's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. Not only am I often made aware of new tools, but also get opinions, tips, and examples of their use. You can never keep up with it all, but access to many experts who are also finding and sharing the lastest tech tools make it much less daunting.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] March 20-24, 2010 Wimba Connect 2010 , Disney Yacht and Beach Club Resort, Orlando, Florida, USA. Clayton Wright just sent me his incredible annual list of eLearning Conferences. Clayton publishes this as a Word document but does not publish it as a web page and so we’ve somewhat established a pattern of published in here. You can contact him at: crwr77@gmail.com. Louis, Missouri, USA.

A powerful virtual classroom: Adobe Connect 8

Janet Clarey

I’m always cognizant of what Ellen Wagner (formerly with Adobe) said while writing about web conferencing technologies around the time Blackboard bought Wimba and Elluminate and combined them to create Blackboard Collaborate (for edu-types, I’ll insert the ‘muwhahahaha’ just for you). Ellen said, “let’s be very clear. Adobe in not an elearning company.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Authoring Tools Review -- Help!

Learning Visions

This post has been removed by the author. 1:09 AM Mark Drechsler said. I put in info on CourseLab, Wimba Create and eXe - hope that helps :) Mark Drechsler www.markdrechsler.com 1:10 AM greencurry said. I've added Xerte and RWD Info Pak. 5:59 PM Cammy Bean said. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, September 21, 2009 eLearning Authoring Tools Review -- Help! I am working on a presentation in a few weeks about eLearning authoring tools. Now, Im not much of a tool user myself. Ive got some understanding of tools.

eLearning Conferences

Tony Karrer

link] meetingsReports.html April 5-8, 2009 Wimba Connect 2008 , Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. Once again, Clayton Wright has been nice enough to compile an incredible list of conferences focused on use of technology in learning. Clayton publishes this as a Word document but does not publish it as a web page. He has generously allowed me to republish here. You can contact him at: crwr77@gmail.com. His notes on the list. Please note that events, dates, titles, and locations may change; thus, check the specific conference website. Thanks for your cooperation.

WBT Development Toolbox

Learning Developments

My goals for selecting a content authoring product are as follows: Ability to easily import from existing course materials made in Word and PowerPoint Ability to export to SCORM 1.2/2004 Ability to create simulations Ability to use UI templates or global “skins” Must be easy to use Must be able to create interactive content that keeps the user engaged I looked at several products including IBM Content Producer, IBM Simulation Producer, Wimba Create , SumTotal Toolbox , Lectora/Saba Publisher , Thesis Rapid SCORM , Articulate , and Adobe Captivate. Lectora. Captivate.

Learning Developments: WBT Development Toolbox

Learning Developments

My goals for selecting a content authoring product are as follows: Ability to easily import from existing course materials made in Word and PowerPoint Ability to export to SCORM 1.2/2004 Ability to create simulations Ability to use UI templates or global “skins&# Must be easy to use Must be able to create interactive content that keeps the user engaged I looked at several products including IBM Content Producer, IBM Simulation Producer, Wimba Create , SumTotal Toolbox , Lectora/Saba Publisher , Thesis Rapid SCORM , Articulate , and Adobe Captivate. Learning Developments. Shoaf.

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Well Played, Blackboard - elearnspace , July 8, 2010 While Blackboard is unable to write a press release that includes clear statements like “we have purchased these companies&# , I have to give the company credit for the acquisition of Elluminate (and Wimba). Best of eLearning Learning. July 2010. Great stuff again this month.  The following are the top items based on social signals.