This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft Touchscreens, Developing HTML5 Apps and March Madness Apps

Bottom-Line Performance

Microsoft seems to be spending more money and talking about R&D more than anyone these days. What do you think of Microsoft’s increased R&D efforts? Microsoft is Talking About the Future A lot. The official March Madness app has offered live streaming of games for a few years now, with fees increasing each year. Now, the app is free… if you already shell out for cable. #TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats.

Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

So we’ve compiled a list of free tools and resources in 7 categories: 1) Learning Technology Offers. So feel free to bookmark this page, so you can return periodically for updates. NOTE: Although we don’t receive compensation from any of the sources mentioned below, feel free to tell them I sent you. Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work Solutions. Video Capture and Streaming. via Microsoft Teams.


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Adobe Captivate 2019 release

Adobe Captivate

Feel free to put your own suggestions in the comments below and please share this article with your fellow eLearning designer-developers. YouTube Streaming. In this video tutorial, I’ll show you how easy it is to import a variety of question types into your Adobe Captivate project using CSV files that you can edit or create using spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel or Apple Numbers. YouTube youtube streamingFluid Boxes – Adobe is Listening!

The Power of Courses and Resources

Learning Pool

It saves you the hassle of having to memorize the route and instead, leaves you free to concentrate on the driving. In the same way, a good resource can help employees complete a task efficiently, freeing up their time to do something else (and sometimes avoiding the need to learn entirely).

Great FREE Software Downloads

The eLearning Coach

And every so often, some great software comes along that saves time and frustration and can be downloaded for free. Here’s a list of free software downloads I’ve collected that I wanted to share with readers—some I’ve used and others have been recommended. It works on all platforms and is probably the most popular free audio program around. It’s the free alternative to the Microsoft Office Suite. Primo PDF has a free and paid version.

Free L&D webinars for October 2017

Limestone Learning

There are plenty of free webinars happening this October. Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 11AM – 12PM PT: 9 Things You're Doing Wrong with Video (Free for ATD members) Video has become the de facto medium for delivering employee training at scale. Free for ATD members) Today, a slow evolution isn’t enough. Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 10AM – 11AM PT: Cultivating 5 Modern Sales Skills for a High-Value Advantage (Free for ATD members) The sales landscape is changing.

What Apps and Cell Phones Are Caption Friendly?

3Play Media

Microsoft : Lumia 650. When it comes to video streaming apps and network apps, captioning is something they already do, so naturally, all their content, including app content, comes with captions. Which Network Streaming Apps Allow Closed Caption Toggling? Which Video Streaming Apps Allow Closed Caption Toggling? Please feel free to comment if you know more apps that allow caption toggling! Practically everything we do today can be done on our cell phones.

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PowerPoint for Windows PC vs PowerPoint for Mac OS


They are the brains behind our free PowerPoint design and productivity add-in BrightSlide and a lot more good stuff ! And as Microsoft continue to invest in both PowerPoint platforms, the differences appear to be getting smaller. Publish to Microsoft Stream. ?. ?.

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How to Turn Coronavirus Lockdown Into New Opportunities


Not everyone who is watching movies on a streaming platform at home will go to the cinema. Many resources have provided free access to their services to help people get through this difficult period with benefits. Besides well-known free applications, now you can freely enjoy some paid services. Google and Microsoft have decided to unlock access to their office tools G Suite and Microsoft Teams. The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way of our life.

Which webinar tool do I use? Part 2

Superb Learning

Microsoft Teams. Zoom is a video conferencing tool that offers unlimited one-on-one calls and calls up to 40-minutes long for up to 100 participants on their free plan. Microsoft Teams offers a solution for working together in Microsoft 365. Available for business or education, it offers unlimited chat and search, video calling, team and personal file storage, and real-time collaboration with Microsoft Office. Microsoft Teams. Free Users.


Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | March 13, 2020

Mike Taylor

5 Quick Tips for Managing Files in Microsoft Teams. 5 Quick Tips for Managing Files in Microsoft Teams. Free Online Collaboration Offers from Microsoft, Google & Others. Here are few you should know about that can help keep you and your organization working even if you can’t be in the same physical space: Microsoft is offering its premium version of Teams for free for six months and has lifted existing user limits on its free version.

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Tech Tuesday Toolbox | September 15, 2020

Mike Taylor

Get Office Lens – Microsoft Store — Promptr is a great, easy to use, and free browser-based TelePrompter. Singlelink – A free & open-source Linktree alternative — Set up your event for free and start selling tickets immediately!

How to Easily Create Powerful Customer Education

Spark Your Interest

Creating an extra revenue stream. Khan Academy is a non-profit with a mission to provide free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Common ones are Microsoft, Cisco, Amazon, Google, and Salesforce. Unscripted Live casting or live streaming – this is a growing trend.

10 Virtual classroom software

Ed App

Thanks to the collaboration with Microsoft Teams and Zoom, online meetings can take place simultaneously while working through EdApp’s LMS. And better yet, EdApp is completely free to use. Virtual Classroom #2 Microsoft Teams.

How to Use Customer Training to Inspire Your Clients

Spark Your Interest

Helping Customer Support: By training your customers you free up your support team from having to respond to common support queries. Microsoft Teams Customer Training . Microsoft Teams is a business communication platform. But is a much smaller company than Microsoft. After purchasing the product, or signing up for the free trial, Litmos offers an array of training and support. Vyond has good training and education before any sign-up or free trial.

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Q&A with Yahoo’s Award-Winning Accessibility Team

3Play Media

But through all of that, we’re really quite up-to-date on the latest tools and technologies – even in some cases pre-release technologies from the major vendors like Google and Apple and Microsoft and others. Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, Dropbox, LinkedIn and HP – every one of them has recognized that their workforce is just not coming to them with the requisite skills. Accessibility teams manifest in many different forms depending on where you work.

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How to Sell Online Courses from your own website – You Should Know


Even to teach Microsoft Excel and SQL programming to business and sales analysts. Example: Financial Modeling by using Microsoft Excel. Adaptive Streaming. Another impressive feature of this e-learning software is adaptive streaming. Based on bandwidth, Pinlearn streams a scaled version. CDN Based Streaming. No matter where your students are, they can access your course content – many thanks to Pinlearn’s CDN based streaming.

The 15+7 Best Webinar Platforms: Comparison Guide for 2020


Zoom has four pricing subscription options: Basic : Free. It has a free 30-day trial for Zoom Rooms. It offers free access to webinars up to 100 participants. It integrates with Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook. Its free plan has a 40-minute limit on group meetings. It offers a 7-day free trial. It has a free trial. It has a free trial. It offers a free trial. It has a free version. Free : €0/host/month.

eLearning Conferences 2012


An explanation for the format of the list can be found HERE Follow us on Twitter Join us on Facebook Connect with us on LinkedIn Free eLearning Resources Visit our channel on YouTube Please note that events, dates, titles, and locations may change ; thus, CHECK the specific conference website. No liability is assumed for any errors that may have been introduced inadvertently during the assembly of this free conference list.

Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Communication: How to Use Both to Absolutely Dominate Remote Work

TechSmith Camtasia

Transform Your Remote Communication With Visuals [Free Guide]. Chatting by SMS text or online chat such as Microsoft Teams or Slack are often synchronous, as well. Microsoft Teams Slack SMS text. Transform Your Remote Communication With Visuals [Free Guide].

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | July 3, 2020

Mike Taylor

Our family is looking forward to enjoying the long weekend with an extra day off and streaming Hamilton with the original cast later this evening. – – Microsoft Gets Serious About Skills: Major New Announcements. We’re starting to see a number of learning technologies integrate with Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Gets Serious About Skills: Major New Announcements. screenshots] – Markup Hero is a free screenshot & annotation app.

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Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | August 7, 2020

Mike Taylor

What I’m Listening to: My son loves classic rock and since he’s helping me with some work today, we’re streaming Doobie Brothers radio this morning. Check with your local library for free access.). Design] – Free set of 300+ icons – Forge Icons.

Learning in the Times of COVID-19

Hurix Digital

They made sure that the faculty members were aware of remote teaching through live streaming, pre-recorded sessions, allowing discussions, and providing assessments. Considering this trend, many edtech firms have decided to offer their courses free of cost. For example , professionals interested in cloud computing can gain certifications offered by Microsoft Azure. Some of the most sought-after certifications include: Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate AZ:103.

My professional use of social media and communication tools

Challenge to Learn

Flipboard is a mobile app that creates a magazine like interface on several streams. These streams can be fed by other tools like Twitter, Linkedin and Google reader and I love it. We did consider creating a community there for our free edition, but in the end we decided to go with Yammer (see communities). In our company we use Microsoft Lync (sort of internal skype). We started a newsletter recently for the users of our free edition.

Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 2

Upside Learning

The constant stream of stimuli offered by new technology poses a profound new challenge to focusing and learning. Google Docs Connects With Microsoft Office. The release of Google Cloud Connect ensures that you can stay wishy washy and commitment-free. This article on CMS Wire talks how this new service connects Google Docs and Microsoft Office directly, allowing users to operate the Office interface with Google Docs features. 250+ Places For Free Books Online.

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Why We’re Excited About Open edX Hawthorn


Optimized video quality with adaptive video streaming. One reason that Open edX uses Youtube by default as its video player is that Youtube provides streaming capabilities free of charge. With Hawthorn, you now have the ability to offer both video streaming options with adaptive video streaming. As we discussed previously in our post about the Video XBlock , streaming video content provides a much better user experience than downloading videos.

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Top 10 LMS systems

Ed App

This award-winning training solution is mobile-first and includes a vast library of free, completely editable courses that are contributed by industry leaders from around the globe. If you’re looking to try EdApp out, you can do so instantly for free.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | May 15, 2020

Mike Taylor

What I’m Listening to: I was excited this week to learn that the Windows Spotify app makes it easy to stream music through the Alexa in my office. If you want hundreds of useful resources for free and in one place? Transcription: Best Free Way to Automatically Transcribe Video (Audio to Text). Join with this invitiation link for a free month of the Pro level. It is free but you need to register. “Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise.

What Apps and Cell Phones Are Caption Friendly?

3Play Media

Microsoft : Lumia 650. When it comes to video streaming apps and network apps, captioning is something they already do, so naturally, all their content, including app content, comes with captions. Which Network Streaming Apps Allow Closed Caption Toggling? Which Video Streaming Apps Allow Closed Caption Toggling? Please feel free to comment if you know more apps that allow caption toggling! Practically everything we do today can be done on our cell phones.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | November 6, 2020

Mike Taylor

Video Messaging for Teams: Screen Recorder from Vimeo – Vimeo Record is a free screen and webcam recorder that lets you share video messages quickly and easily. Dialogloop: Turn PowerPoint PPTs into Interactive WebApps – DialogLoop is an Audience Engagement and Networking Platform for live events for Microsoft PowerPoint which enables Presenters to create polls, word clouds and surveys, stream content and their presentation to attendees’ mobile devices.

HTML5: A future without plugins?


This streaming video provider has a huge audience worldwide and is constantly looking for new ways to reach these individuals with its online offerings. The source reported that the next version of Apple's OS X will support plugin-free Netflix streaming. The company formerly used Microsoft Silverlight to convey its video data. While the replaced plugin technology is designed by Microsoft, that doesn't mean that software giant is fighting the tide.

EdCast vs Degreed vs Fuse – The Analysis

eLearning 24-7

Microsoft Teams Integration and Capabilities within MS Teams. Microsoft Teams. Connector to Microsoft Teams (client only needs to know their username and password for access into MS Teams). Microsoft Teams is going to continue on the upswing. Where do you start?

Three graphic design tools to help you create superb learning assets

Superb Learning

Free icons. Canva plans and prices Canva has a free plan available, as well as two paid SMB and enterprise pricing packages, ensuring different user demands are met. There is a free trial available, which is always great news. Video and streaming support.

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How to Run Webinars with Your Online Course


Beyond these general guidelines, you’re free to be as simple or fancy as your topic and budget allow. Here are some features that many effective webinars use: Slides : A slideshow using Apple Keynote or Microsoft PowerPoint helps you focus your thoughts and present bullets that reinforce learning. Video : You can stream video from YouTube, your personal PC, or elsewhere to create visual impact. Webinars offer the personal touch that online courses are often lacking.

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Customer Training Pricing and Packaging: What’s the Best Strategy?

Talented Learning

If you educate new customers at no extra charge, will the long-term benefits outweigh any near-term revenue streams you could’ve captured from selling that content outright? First, let’s compare free versus fee-based pricing. Free Content: Pros and Cons. Truthfully, there is no free lunch. Given the potential business benefits of free content strategies, why would anyone charge customers upfront for training? 4) Free Tool.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | June 5, 2020

Mike Taylor

Tools] – A first look at the new screen recording feature in Microsoft Stream. PowerPoint] – BrightCarbon has collected the best free PowerPoint templates for you. Email] – A nice, free custom email signature generator. The Learning Guild’s Speaker Chat will feature Nick Floro on Sticky eLearning Tools and Technology on June 12th (Free registration required). “If you want peace, work for justice.”. Recent events have left me speechless.

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eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #7

Upside Learning

Microsoft Research released a community game cum programming environment for the Xbox 360 called Kodu. The initial version of Kodu required the Xbox 360 console but now Kodu is available as a free download for your Windows PC as well. Activities in Teambox can be followed by users who need to stay updated, publish updates to their team or view the related stream of information.