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. Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work Solutions. 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!

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.

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.

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.

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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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. A premium version of Microsoft Teams will be free for a 6-month period.

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. Microsoft Teams.


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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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. Cisco is offering the free version of its Webex service with no time restrictions.

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How to Screen Capture on Mac

TechSmith Camtasia

Download a free trial of Snagit today to easily create and share screen captures. Download Your Free Trial. You can download a free trial here to start taking great screenshots! This is great for quick video tutorials , live streaming , and recording webinars.

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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.

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!

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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10 Mobile Learning Solutions

Ed App

EdApp understands that employees are often busy and this microlearning mobile solution is perfect for learners that want to revisit their training during their free time – whether that’s on their daily commute, a short break, or waiting for a meeting to start. Cost: Free. Cost: Free.

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 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.

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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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.

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.

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. Microsoft Gets Serious About Skills: Major New Announcements.

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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 | 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? Join with this invitiation link for a free month of the Pro level.

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.

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.

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.

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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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10 Video Training Software

Ed App

Through this learning management system , training your teams is now made engaging and entertaining with the option to stream videos to supplement the learning. To name some institutions, included are Harvard, MIT, University of Oxford, University of Tokyo, Google, IBM, and Microsoft.

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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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.

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.

The Rise of Online Learning During the Covid-19 Pandemic


Sometimes books and other resources are available online for free. To simplify enrollment on a large scale, virtual classrooms , such as the one offered by ProProfs, support self-enrollment and bulk upload of learners using Microsoft Excel, Gmail, and other programs.

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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?

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.