ID and e-Learning Links (8/25/14)

Experiencing eLearning

Freeware application for creating “action mazes” or branching scenarios. tags: freeware e-learning scenarios branching. The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources – The Edublogger. Extensive list of sources for free images, many of which are Creative Commons or public domain. tags: images free creativecommons. eLearning Wiki. Wiki by Kevin Wilcoxon with lengthy articles on learning and training.

Moodle LMS: Hot Potatoes is Now Free!

The E-Learning Curve

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Daily Bookmarks 03/16/2008

Experiencing eLearning

tags: freeware , graphics , tools. Connectivism Blog > Pedagogy First? Whatever. Annotated. tags: connectivism , context , pedagogy , technology. George Siemens argues that rather than starting with pedagogy for making instructional decisions, we should start with context. He recommends choosing the technology first, then the pedagogy to match, partly because “sound pedagogy&# is an ambiguous target.

Characters for eLearning

eLearning Blender

I am working on an eLearning project where I will be using a character that will be the learners tutor throughout the module. I am toying with the idea of creating a cartoonish character and in my research I came across SP Studio which is a very cool site that makes it easy to create custom south park cartoon characters. That's me as a South Park character by the way, yes I am addicted to my Blackberry.

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Custom Reports in Moodle

eLearning Blender

This week I had some time to moodle around in Moodle. I really haven't dug too deep until now so this was definitely an eye opener. I didn't realize how easy it was to set up. One thing that did trip me up though is customizing reports. Moodle has some great standard reports but it doesn't appear to be too easy to customize them.

Just in the nick of time!

eLearning Blender

Just as I was looking into purchasing Camtasia Studio by Tech Smith I came across a blog posting on Tony Karrer's eLearning Technology blog just in the nick of time. Tony posted links to free downloads of Snag It and Camtasia. I have been a long time user of Snag It and love it for screen shots. It is very handy for creating software training materials. I recently used the demo version of Camtasia to complete a software simulation project and it worked out great.

Dispatch from the Digital Frontier: The Mechanics of Social Learning Networks for 9th Graders (Part 3) by Anne Derryberry

Learning Solutions Magazine

Identifying – and assembling – the right set of freeware tools to provide the infrastructure that will spawn an active social learning network among a class of mid-performing 9th graders was like being back in grad school.”. “Determining the right technology package for a learning solution can be challenging under any circumstances.

Corporate University: The Learning Management System

Your Training Edge

But if you do not have an LMS, the setup phase of your corporate university is the time to buy, build, or “freeware” a system. There are LMSs that are offered as “freeware”, such as Moodle. A corporate university must have some sort of unified delivery system for scheduling, online courses, classroom course schedules and descriptions, tracking, and instructor and facilities scheduling.

WebTools For Teachers 12/16/2008

Web Tools for Learners

tags : pdf , mac , osx , freeware , researching. Skim | Home. A free PDF tool for Macs. I haven’t played with it but it looks like it has interesting features, especially for researchers. Check out [link] for more information. via paulawhite on Twitter. Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here

Question: Tracking CBTs

Experiencing eLearning

My experience has mostly been in higher ed, so I’ve always needed to do grading or more tracking than what this reader needs: I am the sole person involved with e-Learning in my branch, and I am mostly limited to using freeware. A reader asked a question that I’m not really sure how to answer.

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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.

WebTools For Teachers 11/28/2008

Web Tools for Learners

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. From lifehacker - free software and information about how to use it.

Teaching and learning C online

Moodle Journal

If the institute make use of a licensed product, as we do, then students either have to purchase it, or make use of a freeware or trial version. This year in both our FE and HE programmes in Software Development, I am using C as the principle language. I feel that C as a structured introduction to programming has a lot to offer students new to the subject area. One of the many issues that arise when you teach any programming language I have found is going to be that of a compiler.

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Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of

eLearning Brothers

Wink is a freeware for creating tutorials and presentations aimed at instructing how to use software. Guest post by Robert Morris. The upswing of the eLearning industry is showing no signs of slowing down. An increased number of educators, organizations, institutions, and individuals of various industries are creating online courses that enable them to grow as professionals and gain more knowledge.

Top 10 Tools for Rapid eLearning

Rob Hubbard

GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) – fantastically named piece of freeware that works on most operating systems for photo retouching, image composition and authoring. by Tess Robinson, Director, LearningAge Solutions. We’ve put our heads together and come up with our favourite (mostly free) tools for aiding rapid elearning development.

Game Changing Training

Your Training Edge

This software differs from freeware and shareware and can be defined as both the idea and application of making program source code openly accessible. My last posts have been quite learner oriented, while this post talks about corporate trainers and development professionals. Training is no more a thing that revolves around traditional paradigms; rather it includes amazingly innovative and more fruitful technological tools and smart strategies that we could only think of in the past.

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Set Variables With Interactive Sliders – Part 5 Additional Resources

Adobe Captivate

It also strips out any freeware that piggybacks on a lot of free stuff out there. This is the fifth and final part of the series for adding a slider to your project that will update your variables. If you have not seen the first four, you may want to get caught up. Part 1 – Introduction. Part 2 – HTML and CSS. Part 3 – Adding File to the Stage. Part 4 – The JavaScript. In this post I just wanted to share the complete project so that you will have something else to play with.

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

Upside Learning

The best freeware reviews presented to you by Gizmo’s team of experts provides a listing of 260 sites that legally offer free books (eBooks) on a wide range of topics, for download or for online viewing. In continuation to our weekly roundup of the best links shared on Twitter and Facebook, here is a collection of our top 15 links from the last week, each accompanied by a quick brief. Learning Management System Acquisition Statistics.

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5 Easy Ways to Share E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

What you need to do: Download and install Cloudberry Explorer (freeware). I use FileZilla (freeware) which lets me easily upload and manage my content. To share elearning courses via a learning management system or Articulate Online is common. However, sometimes getting access to an LMS isn’t easy, especially if you want to share elearning courses that are quick prototypes or demos to solicit opinions.

Wink screencasts, Google Co-Op, and eContent

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Its Windows only, but at least its freeware. Rich Hoeg, author of the eContent blog , sent me some links that I think are worth sharing. My favorite is a link to his post showing some Engineering Domain searches Rich created with Google Co-Op. Wink is a very cool little screencapture tool I've never heard of before. Thanks for sharing, Rich! This is some great new stuff

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Project Management for eLearning Professionals

Integrated Learnings

Some are freeware while others will have fees associated with them. By Dean Hawkinson An instructional designer serves many functions in a training initiative, one of which is often project manager. However, we sometimes lose sight of this critical role. In a lot of cases, we are managing a team of people to create an end product, and we rely on several project team members to accomplish actions that enable us to create the instructional materials.

Thoughts on Social Networking

Moodle Journal

Now being a software person, my first reaction was to go looking for some tools, free ones anyway and I found Agna , a superb little piece of Java freeware. Going on as I do these days with regard to the value of social networking tools practices and the implications for collaboration in learning, which you may well have picked this up from a number of posts in this blog.

eLearning Learning Widget

eLearning Blender

Diving into this widget I was surprised how often I talk about and research freeware. In a previous post I mentioned a new eLearning community I am taking part in called eLearning Learning. If you haven't already, you really should check out this site. Dr. Tony Karrer has really done some amazing things with the keyword widget making it easy to dig deep into a research topic. You can actually dive in right here from my blog.

Jane Hart’s Top 100 Learning Tools

Jay Cross

This little freeware tool plays just about any video format you can throw at it. It’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. Friends.

11 Free Game Creation Software Programs (At least for 30 Days)

Kapp Notes

Game Maker comes preloaded with a collection of freeware images and sounds to get you started. If you are thinking of creating an educational game but don't want to invest a lot of money, you can try out these free software programs (or free for 30 days in some cases), some are 2D and some are 3D.

Help! What software tool should I use to record audio?

360 Training

Sometimes circumstances are such that there is no money to spend on tools, and your IT department or personal policies may be such that you are not willing to download freeware. Audio can add a great deal to the quality of your course.

Great Women of Web 2.0 Talk

Kapp Notes

Hot Potatoes is not freeware, but it is free of charge for those working for publicly-funded non-profit-making educational institutions, who make their pages available on the web. I really enjoyed my talk the other night with the Women of the Web 2.0. I had a great time and it is a great group of people to work with. We discussed games and how they can be used in the classroom. And we discussed a number of great web sites from all over so here are a few of the sites we discussed.

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Free e-learning: The Top 10 barriers to adoption

From the Coleface

Integration with existing systems: the freeware has probably been built to do one job by developers who are unfamiliar with or unconstrained by corporate systems. As was revealed last Friday at the e-learning Network, vast numbers of free e-learning tools are available. For some of the most popular tools see Jane Hart’s Directory of Learning Tools. If there are all these great free tools, why are cost-conscious firms not adopting them faster?

Where are open source learning applications?

Tony Karrer

Think of it as freeware Captivate. * Good post by Harold Jarche - Where are open source learning applications?

Interesting Information via eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

Joe Deegan - Blender - Training Solutions Freeware , ILT , SWF , ROI , Wondershare , PowerCONVERTER , Adobe Captivate , Photoshop , SharePoint ( SharePoint Examples - Joe, can you help me?) We've implemented a few features in the eLearning Learning Community. You can see the first feature by visiting the site and clicking around on terms.

3 Ways to Create Videos for your Courses

eFront

Several freeware programs are available for video recording, such as HyperCam. Videos are perhaps the most sought after multimedia format in the eLearning world. Without videos, we feel we are missing real action! They’re a great way to demonstrate the need for the course and the practical emphasis of the course in the learners’ lives. Again, the best video recording and editing equipment does not guarantee quality videos. Let’s find out how you can create better videos.

Software for Starving Students - sweet!

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Windows and Mac only: Software for Starving Students has released a 2007 edition of its collection of freeware and open-source software. Lifehacker has a great link to this download of usefull software. Sure students are strapped for cash, but schools are too. What a great little set of tools for educators as well. The collection includes well-known gems like 7-Zip, Audacity, Blender, and OpenOffice.org--all stuff you can easily get yourself, but here the legwork is done for you.

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

Knowledge Guru

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. They’re gearing up for another great conference and are excited to learn about the new learning strategies and technologies DevLearn has to offer.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 12/7/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

Top 10 Freeware Apps for M-Learning - Mobile Learning. 2006 Industry Report - Training Magazine. The year 2006 was one of growth for the training industry. Most organizations reported healthy increases in their training budgets, with an average budget increase of 7 percent over last year. Today, companies are spending $1,273 per learner on training, including staff salaries. Why Workflow Sucks - ebiz.

Looking ‘Under the Hood’ of MOOCs

e-Learning Academy

Generally speaking, a cobbled up MOOC using freeware is not going to ‘cut it’ because it wastes student time and looks unloved. 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. I’ve been a university student and lecturer, I’ve trained tertiary teachers in online design and facilitation, and I’ve been a guest presenter in MOOCs.