Jane Hart’s Top 100 Learning Tools

Jay Cross

This little freeware tool plays just about any video format you can throw at it. The Learning Business Working SmarterIt’s time once again to contribute to Jane Hart’s annual survey of tools for learning. I was the first person to take part in this project some nine years ago and now it’s an annual ritual. It’s enlightening to review what’s best in the toolbox. My top tools for learning are: Experience. Extracting the lessons of simply living my life.

Tune-up Your E-Learning Workstation for the New Year

E-learning Uncovered

Freeware maintenance software. When comparing commercial and freeware tune-up suites, be sure to focus on the types of maintenance utilities you are most interested in. A freeware utility might be missing a tool to optimize your solid-state drive, but if that’s not important to you then it’s no loss. Be sure to check the license agreement carefully for a freeware product, especially if it is for business use so you can be sure you are in compliance.

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Game Changing Training

Your Training Edge

The same goes for the businesses and professionals, aimed at training their employees enough to not just cover the past losses but also enable them to be ready for the potential opportunities. Let’s discuss the pros of developing a training program and make it a real game changer for your business. Being business leaders, you get into the habit of emphasizing on outcomes so much that you often neglect the basic principles that initiate those results.

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WebTools For Teachers 11/28/2008

Web Tools for Learners

To keep you busy and exploring over many holidays! tags : opensource , freeware. The $100 Laptop. A story about being green and being ethical - "By trying to do the right thing and by designing for the poorest people in the world, we've made the greenest laptop in the world. And that's not just the color!" Great video. via Stephen Downes. tags : laptop , netbooks , $100laptop , digitaldivide. Thanksgiving: Free Software We’re Most Thankful For.

Interesting Information via eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

Mel Aclaro - Business Casual Mel has a lot of interesting topics, but clearly a lot around social topics ( Social Media , Social Networks , LinkedIn , Twitter , RSS , Social Network , Facebook ), but keep him in mind for Streaming , Privacy , and Internationalization. Joe Deegan - Blender - Training Solutions Freeware , ILT , SWF , ROI , Wondershare , PowerCONVERTER , Adobe Captivate , Photoshop , SharePoint ( SharePoint Examples - Joe, can you help me?)

Headed to DevLearn? 8 Sessions You Don’t Want to Miss

Knowledge Guru

You’ll also explore how to leverage tangible and intangible rewards to drive participation, increase retention, and get exceptional business results. You will take a look at commercial software and freeware to begin designing VR and 3-D learning environments. Although I won’t be making the trip to Vegas this year, Bottom-Line Performance President, Sharon Boller, and a few of my other BLP colleagues will be in attendance.

Embracing The AGILE Method For Great eLearning Results

eFront

Agile eLearning design is about bringing a multi-disciplined team of IT specialists, instructional designers, trainers, business process experts and functional users together to deliver a value-added product, service or process for the organization. Leverage technology, in the form of tools such as JIRA Software systems , some of which, such as Taiga and Freedcamp , are open-source and freeware that you can use without obligation. Agile learning design isn’t really a new phenomenon.

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Looking ‘Under the Hood’ of MOOCs

e-Learning Academy

There’s lots of excitement about MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course); new business models and prestige for education institutions, new opportunities for people from around the world to access learning. Generally speaking, a cobbled up MOOC using freeware is not going to ‘cut it’ because it wastes student time and looks unloved.

How to Get Your Training Presentation From Good to Great With Images, Audio, and Video

Mindflash

You may have to convert – downloadable shareware and freeware converters are plentiful – particularly if your content was recorded on a smartphone with a proprietary format. Brian Kuepper is the community manager at Mindflash, helping businesses grow and run more efficiently by targeting their internal training procedures. Photos, sound files and video clips are always great ways to liven up great presentations.

Analysis of ASTD International Conference and Expo 2013

eLearning 24-7

Lots of vendors sponsorships – always nice to see, but I wonder how many people tossed all that stuff out of their free ASTD bags before they went about their business – seriously, I’m wondering. One looked like freeware. EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it. It’s the yearly review of the ASTD International Conference and Expo. Did I get your attention?

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Review of ASTD International Trade Expo

eLearning 24-7

Marketing drives business especially in this space – its about buzz and excitement not about you writing War and Peace. I would play this at home – too many game based learning solutions look like freeware or the old Atari games from the 80s. With great anticipation I entered the huge expo at ASTD International show earlier this week. Lots of vendors, lots of potential. However with hope comes disappointment, and that disappointment appeared numerous times.

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Google, YouTube, Fonts, & Influencing People

Big Dog, Little Dog

Quality freeware that is licensed for commercial work. Tim Walker writes in this post , "someone asked me if How to Win Friends and Influence People isn't too old-school for 21st century business. How Google Is Making Us Smarter - Discover Magazine. Where does the mind stop and the rest of the world begin?" Most people might answer, "At the skull."

Stock Photo Image and Other Media Sources

Tony Karrer

The term "morgue file" is popular in the newspaper business to describe the file that holds past issues flats. This Australian site links to free stuff in Australia and worldwide, like fonts, freeware, etc. (4) Weird - after posting, I just saw a post in my blog reader from HeyJude - Find free images online - my list! She points me to (I don't have time to clean this up. Sorry.) Mashable's 90+ Online Photography Tools and Resources.

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Top 10 Screen Recording Software for Windows

eLearning Brothers

100% freeware software. Ezvid is freeware video and screen capture software. a year for the Business plan. increased storage up to 2TB with the Business plan. length of video stretches from 5 minutes with free plan up to 120 minutes for the one week pass and Business plan. Videos are excellent tools for visual and auditory learners. They can be used to: demonstrate processes step-by-step in a tutorial.