Monday, December 21, 2009
Check it out: http://steveboese.squarespace.com/journal/2009/12/18/welcome-to-the-company-here-is-your-iphone.html
Friday, December 4, 2009
Check it out: http://driversed.com/games/drivers-ed-game.aspx
Traffic school courses - http://driversed.com/courses/traffic-school/traffic-school-course-demo.aspx?navtr=topnav
Thursday, December 3, 2009
iSpring Free works within PowerPoint, transforming it into a fast and easy Flash authoring tool. It is compatible with any PowerPoint version 2000/XP/2003/2007 installed on a Windows machine. To create Flash files viewable on any device from your PowerPoint presentations, just install iSpring Free, open your PowerPoint presentation, click Quick Publish and get Flash slideshows from your PPT presentations in just a few seconds.
One interesting option is adding YouTube movies into your presentation. The Presenter version of the product includes SCORM/AICC and quizmaking components - costs $399.
Check it out: http://www.ispringsolutions.com/products/ispring_free.html
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Check it out:
HTML templates: http://themeforest.net/
Flash Components: http://activeden.net/
Music and Audio: http://audiojungle.net/
After Effects: http://videohive.net/
PhotoShop and Vectores: http://graphicriver.net/
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Check it out: http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=118064
Monday, November 30, 2009
Check it out: http://www8.garmin.com/gpsacademy/
Short video clips offer expert tips and step-by-step instructions on how to use your gps device.
Check it out: http://www8.garmin.com/learningcenter/training/index.html
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Check it out: http://minutebio.com/blog/2009/11/28/free-e-learning-additions/
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Check it out: http://www.speakingaboutpresenting.com/wp-content/uploads/Twitter.pdf
Also, check it Olivia's blog for great presentation tips: http://www.speakingaboutpresenting.com/
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Speaker: Anna Post, author and spokesperson for The Emily Post Institute
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Time: 10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern
Having strong communication skills - written, verbal and in the use of technology - is one of the keys to business success.
During this webinar, Anna Post, great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, spokesperson and author for The Emily Post Institute, will highlight how training professionals can better build and strengthen relationships through the use of consideration, respect and honesty when communicating with trainees, colleagues, clients and total strangers.
Check it out: https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/event/description?instance_id=18391
Monday, November 23, 2009
Here are some interesting statistics from TRAINING (http://www.trainingmag.com/)
- 2009 U.S. Training Expenditures (including payroll and spending on external products and services) was $52.2 billion (a 7% decrease from last year)
- 41% of organizations plan on purchasing online learning tools and systems in the next year.
- Payroll was $32.9 billion, about a $1 billion dollar overall loss from 2008.
- 47% of organizations surveyed reported a decrease in training budgets this year.
- Companies spent $1,036 per learner this year ($1,075 in 2008).
- Small companies (10-999 employees) spent about 33 hours of training per employee in 2009.
- Midsized (1,000 to 9,999 employees) spent about 29 hours of training per employee in 2009.
- Large (10,000 or more employees) spent about 33 hours of training per employee in 2009.
- 1.5% of companies are using social networking or mobile training methods.
- 47% of training hours are delivered by a stand-and-deliver instructor in a classroom setting.
- 18.5% use online or computer-based technologies for their training delivery.
- $306,178 was the average expenditure for training outsourcing
Friday, November 20, 2009
Check it out: http://steampunkworkshop.com/altoid-etch.shtml
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Office Casual: How you can translate better with Microsoft Translator
Update any Office 2007 or Office 2003 product with Microsoft Translator, find instructions for the free download: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/HA103514221033.aspx#6
Microsoft Translator widget: http://www.microsofttranslator.com/Widget/?ref=MSTWidget
To drop text for translation (or a URL) via Bing: http://www.microsofttranslator.com/.
Want to dive deeper? Read the Microsoft Translator blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/translation/default.aspx
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
For example, Health Tech Today with Dr. Bill Crounse is a monthly online series providing cutting-edge stories at the intersection of health and information technology. The show features informative interviews with some of the world's top health leaders; compelling health-related personal stories; and the latest technology and IT innovations. http://www.microsoft.com/video/en/us/details/4329633e-0333-49d7-852e-acdde14e42cc
Check it out: http://www.microsoft.com/video/en/us/default.aspx
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
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Monday, November 9, 2009
Check it out: http://www.girlsgotech.org/
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Check it out: www.fossil.energy.gov/education/energylessons/index.html
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Energy Explained, a web portal launched by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), celebrates Energy Awareness Month with the most comprehensive energy education resource available from the U.S. Government.
The site explains where gasoline comes from, what determines the price of electricity, how much renewable energy the United States uses, and hundreds of other energy topics.
Energy Explained allows easy navigation between major energy topics:
- What Is Energy?
- Use of Energy
- Energy and the Environment
- Nonrenewable Energy Sources
- Renewable Energy Sources
- Secondary Energy Sources
The Energy Information Administration “Energy Kid’s Page” has useful terms, facts, and historical data on energy. It also has educational games and helpful links.
Check it out: http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/kids/index.cfm
Monday, November 2, 2009
This website sent me on a path exploring Energy education websites - I will share these with you this week.
Check it out: http://www.shell.us/home/content/usa/responsible_energy/education/energize_your_future/education_index.html
Friday, October 30, 2009
Check it out: http://www.picnik.com/ Be sure to pay attending to the loading messages!
There's a whole section for Halloween in the premium edition ($25/yr):
Plus with the premium edition- you also get unlimited access to all your favorite photo websites right from inside Picnik, including Photobucket, Flickr, Picasa Web Albums, and Webshots, which gives you the ability to transfer photos to and from those different sites, to and from Facebook!
15 cool effects like Sunless Tan, Airbrush, and Lip Color to guarantee that every picture shows your best side. Goodbye shine, goodbye wrinkles; hello Mascara, Blush, and Highlights! Advanced Tools (Dodging and Burning) keep shadows off faces and make spotty lighting consistent.
Check it out: http://www.picnik.com/
Thursday, October 29, 2009
I didn't attend this session at the conference - a colleague did and raved about it.
Check it out:
http://www.sayitwithastory.com : Information about Stories Trainers Tell and free stories, articles, and a monthly e-zine.
http://www.wakeupmycompany.com : Information about Wake Me Up When the Data is Over: How Organizations Use Stories to Drive Results: Book reviews, articles, and examples of story use in organizations
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Check out Josh’s presentation on Identity Management for IBMers on Facebook : http://foxyurl.com/Ks
The cool graphic on the title slide was created using "Wordle", a tool for generating graphic word clouds - http://www.wordle.net/.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Download the Yammer Desktop Application to follow and participate in Yammer conversations on your Mac or Windows desktop. Yammer also has applications for iPhones and Blackberry.
Check it out: https://www.yammer.com/
Monday, October 26, 2009
- Subscribe to Word of the Day http://www.reference.com/wordoftheday
- Avoid overused words http://www.buzzkiller.net/
- Check out non-American websites (bbc.com, straitstimes.com) for inspiration
- Put people front and center in your writing
In addition, check out these vocabulary websites:
- http://www.freerice.com/index.php: For each answer you get right, they donate 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program.
- http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games_vocab.htm : includes medical jargon and tech terms.
- http://www.vocabulary.com/ a free resource used to enhance vocabulary mastery & written/verbal skills with Latin & Greek roots.
Friday, October 23, 2009
“It’s important for the well-being of older people to continue driving because it helps them to remain independent and to maintain social relationships,” says Shlomo Breznitz, Founder and President of CogniFit. “CogniFit Senior Driver can improve the specific cognitive abilities that are most important for safe driving.”
Users train online for 20 minutes a time, three days per week. After the training cycle is completed, a progress assessment is given to provide the user with a progress report and to set training goals for the next cycle. In a matter of weeks, users will notice an improvement in their driving skills. CogniFit Senior Driver also offers an option that can notify the user when their cognitive skills may no longer be sufficient for safe driving.
Check it out: http://www.cognifit.com/products/cognifit/cognifit-senior-driver
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
How do you design a training curriculum to deliver maximum learning impact with minimum disruption to employee productivity? This was the question Joel MacCharles, VP of development and facilitation for Allied International Credit (AIC) Corp., grappled with in developing his company's workforce development strategy for its call center representatives.The answer?
"Micro training," MacCharles says. In a more conventional approach, employees might be required to attend one- or two-day training seminars on call center software, for example, or the use of Excel spreadsheets. "Sure, you're exposed to all the material; you might get 50 to 100 tips in a two-day course. But how much of it are you actually learning and retaining?" he asks—"to say nothing of the lost productivity created by taking call center reps off the job and locking them in a classroom for days on end."
Check it out: http://www.trainingmag.com/msg/content_display/publications/e3i7d72e67f57c981693495b0ff778eaeb1
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Check it out: http://www.openforum.com/idea-hub/topics/money/article/phone-applications-for-the-business-traveler-shira-levine
Friday, October 16, 2009
Check it out: http://elearnmag.org/subpage.cfm?section=articles&article=98-1
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Download a free e-book - a facilitator’s guide to live online learning.Check it out: http://onlignment.com/live-online-learning-a-facilitators-guide/
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Check it out: http://news.thomasnet.com/IMT/archives/2009/10/importance-of-on-the-job-education-training-and-school.html?t=recent
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Check it out: http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/snapzprox/
Monday, October 12, 2009
You can download a 30-day trial version.
Check it out: http://tiny.cc/Sin2j
Friday, October 9, 2009
Check it out: http://www.census.gov/population/www/popclockus.html
Historical estimates: http://www.census.gov/statab/hist/HS-01.pdf
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Check it out: http://blog.ogilvypr.com/2009/09/the-rise-of-gaming-in-healthcare/
Humana has a health game beta site: http://www.humanagames.com/
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
You can even add descriptive text, embed photos and videos, and view your map on Google Earth.
Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TftFnot5uXw or http://earth.google.com/outreach/tutorial_mymaps.html
Use this api to embed in Flash: http://code.google.com/apis/maps/documentation/flash/
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
The 9 minute Overview of Flash Player 10 module is free.
Check it out: http://www.lynda.com/home/DisplayCourse.aspx?lpk2=52767
Monday, October 5, 2009
Check it out: http://www.commoncraft.com/custom-video-sharepoint-plain-english
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Check it out: http://www.nationalatlas.gov/printable/reference.html#list
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Check it out: http://www.google.com/sidewiki/intl/en/install.html
Youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsjJOsx84MA
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Check it out: http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2009/04/16/technology/personaltech/20090416-BASICS-SLIDESHOW_index.html?ref=personaltech
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Check it out: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/07/19/technology/20090719-driving-game.html?em
Full press: http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/technology/series/driven_to_distraction/index.html
Monday, September 28, 2009
check it out: http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/08/22/your-guide-to-music-on-the-web-part-1/
Friday, September 25, 2009
Click the video to see how the device could be used. I want one.
Check it out: http://gizmodo.com/5365299/courier-first-details-of-microsofts-secret-tablet
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Visit www.studiodaily.com/store/webinars for complete details.
At this Webinar, you will learn:
- How to extend your film's narrative into social media
- How platforms like Facebook and Twitpic can become part of your plan
- How to sell your work without looking like a salesperson
- Using Twitter to increase traffic to your Web site
- Monitoring what's being said about your work online
- Who to follow and how to attract followers
- Strategies for becoming part of online conversations
- Reaching out to the media - including the critics
- Connecting with collaborators
- Using Twitter tools and resources The difference between self-promotion and conversation
Evernote is ready to collect all of your ideas, experiences, thoughts, and memories into an always-accessible place.
- Take down your inspirations and ideas as they happen
- Capture interesting webpages you see, images and all
- Snap photos of everything from whiteboards to wine labels
Then, find it all any time from your computer, phone, or the web!
Check it out: http://www.evernote.com/
Using Evernote as a learning tool with Screenr videos: http://screenr.com/xw8
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Check it out: http://www.microsoft.com/education/classworkspace/default.aspx
Blog (VP, Microsoft Education): http://blogs.msdn.com/microsoftuseducation/archive/2009/09/16/h1n1-virus-forces-academic-institutions-to-think-more-aggressively-about-online-learning.aspx
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
In this session you will learn about:
- Using Adobe Soundbooth for recording and editing pristine audio for inclusion in Adobe Captivate projects
- Leveraging the power of Adobe Flash for supplementing Adobe Captivate projects with animations, as well as for creating and customizing existing Flash Widgets
- Designing in Adobe Photoshop for including high-impact layered images in Adobe Captivate projects
- Using the Emulator in Device Central for testing mobile learning projects developed in Adobe Captivate
- Supplementing informational-based eLearning in Adobe Presenter with Adobe Captivate content
- Expand your eLearning delivery options using Adobe Acrobat and Dreamweaver
Monday, September 21, 2009
Check it out:
Blog article - http://blog.thewritersgateway.com/2009/09/18/game-of-the-week-the-incredible-adventures-of-the-amazing-food-detective/
The game - https://members.kaiserpermanente.org/redirects/landingpages/afd/
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Also - email addiction survey: http://o.aolcdn.com/cdn.webmail.aol.com/survey/aol/en-us/index.htm
- Microsoft PowerPoint: Create storyboards. Tried many; this still works the best for SME reviews
- Proof HQ: Rocks for storyboard review and edits. Easy for team collaboration.
- BaseCamp HQ: Project management - ties back to Proof HQ.
- Blogger - My blogging tool of choice.
- Dim-Dim - For web meetings and webinars.
- Adobe elearning Suite - The whole ball of wax for course development - plus extra add-ons like CourseBuilder. Captivate for simulations.
- Articulate Studio - Quick course development - Engage, Quizmaker
- Rapid Intake ProForm - Quick course development; quickly develop custom templates for clients
- Google alerts - to stay on top of the latest news (topics of interest)
- Wikipedia - learn about stuff that I don't know.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Check it out: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112828563&ps=rs
Interactive Map - http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112890744
The tweets were harvested to find people saying 'good morning' in English as well as several other languages.The tweets appear as blocks and are colour-coded. Green tweets are early in the morning, orange tweets are at about 9am, and red tweets are later in the morning. Black tweets are 'out-of-time' messages (sent at times that aren't in the morning at that location).
Check it out: http://vimeo.com/6238511
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Check it out: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/marketplace/index.cfm?event=marketplace.home&marketplaceid=1
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Attendees will come away with a better understanding of these important trends, as well as actionable ideas on how technology-enabled learning can drive higher levels of performance in the near term.
Check it out: http://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/topics/show/647
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Check it out: http://www.clomedia.com/take-five/brandon-hall/2009/September/2726/index.php
I featured the PricewaterhouseCoopers training videos in a previous blog - in case you missed it: http://www.pwc.com/us/en/careers/pwctv/ch2-the-firm-seasons-1-and-2.jhtml
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Check it out: http://www.apple.com/education/guidedtours/itunesu.html
How to Implement Twitter as an eLearning Tool
Presented by: Brent Schlenker September 16, 2009 10:00 am PST
Topics to cover: *Why Twitter has become popular with trainers and eLearning specialist? *What is new with the technology of Twitter? *What are initial success experiments? *How do you implement Twitter as part of your eLearning design?
Check it out: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/290652225
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Check it out: http://911dayofservice.org/
One great place to start: http://www.proliteracy.org/
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Check it out: http://www.freerice.com/
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Check it out: http://www.kelbytraining.com/online/index.html
Friday, September 4, 2009
The video-in-print ads will appear in select copies of Entertainment Weekly. The slim-line screens – around the size of a mobile phone display – also have rechargeable batteries.The chip technology used to store the video – described as similar to that used in singing greeting cards – is activated when the page is turned. Each chip can hold up to 40 minutes of video.
Check it out: http://tiny.cc/x3rxB
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Check it out: http://www.linkedintelligence.com/smart-ways-to-use-linkedin/
SmartDraw is also available in two industry-specific solutions: the SmartDraw Legal Edition and the SmartDraw Healthcare Edition.
Check it out: http://www.smartdraw.com/
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Check it out: http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=1187
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Check it out: http://www.qedoc.com/
MS Office sample quiz: http://www.qedoc.org/en/index.php?title=Microsoft_Office_2007
Monday, August 31, 2009
Check it out: http://www.oercommons.org/
Friday, August 28, 2009
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Monday, August 24, 2009
Six Sigma Online, the leading provider of online Six Sigma training, introduced its new Online Video Database.
The Online Video Database is broken into two categories; Six Sigma Videos, located at http://www.sixsigmaonline.org/six-sigma-training-certification-information/categories/six-sigma-videos.html , and General Business Videos, located at http://www.sixsigmaonline.org/six-sigma-training-certification-information/categories/general-business-resources/business-videos-1.html.
These databases currently contain videos specializing in all areas of Six Sigma methodology training, as well as general business articles their readers, and now viewers, will find interesting. The video database is updated on a weekly basis with more well-written, current, and well-researched Six Sigma and General Business Videos. The succinct and helpful videos are all around five to ten minutes long, making them enjoyable, and quick to watch. These videos are an addition to an already existing online article database, which contains well over 600 articles, specializing in all areas of Six Sigma methodology and Six Sigma training. While the video database will be updated on a weekly basis, the article database is updated on a daily basis.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Check it out: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=196628
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Check it out: http://aceonlineschools.com/25-awesome-virtual-learning-experiences-online/
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Check it out: http://corp.smartbrief.com/index.jsp
The RQ Test scores you on what you know and have already done to get prepared. It also provides you with the simple steps to take to improve your score and increase your preparedness.
Check it out: http://www.whatsyourrq.org/test.shtml
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Screenr from the Articulate folks allows you to record screencasts directly within your web browser.
Some highlights of what you can do with Screenr:
- Record from a Mac or a PC
- Preview your screencast before publishing
- Share via Twitter
- Publish directly to YouTube
- Share the link via email
- Output to MP4, then import into your Articulate projects
- Embed in your website or blog
- Play videos in full-screen mode
- Playback via your iPhone
Check it out: http://screenr.com/
Check it out: http://www.redcross.org/flash/brr/English-flash/default.asp
Monday, August 17, 2009
Registration is simple, and free; all you have to do is provide your email address and a password to gain access. The site includes fun facts, tips and information such as how weather impacts bee behavior, how many years it takes to create one inch of soil and who is more vulnerable to heat-related health issues--children or adults?
Check it out: http://www.earthgauge.net/courses
Friday, August 14, 2009
Check it out: http://www.buzzle.com/
Thursday, August 13, 2009
You can order the book directly via the publisher and receive a 35% discount with coupon code art0586: Essential Articulate Studio ’09 by Patti Shank and Jennifer Bircher (ISBN: 9781598220582).
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
The online chat happens every Thursday night 8:30-10pm EST / 5:30-7pm PST.
Check it out: http://lrnchat.wordpress.com/ (blog)
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I like the ranking application and counter....
Check it out: http://makeofficebetter.com/
Licenses to use CartoonStock cartoon images and animations vary in price depending on the use.
Check it out: http://www.cartoonstock.com/default.asp
Monday, August 10, 2009
For example, http://www.computerhope.com/battery.htm provides information on different battery types; including a table comparing each type.
http://library.techguy.org/wiki/Backup provides information on different backup strategies and backup software.
Check it out: http://www.computerhope.com/ and http://www.techguy.org/
Friday, August 7, 2009
Check it out: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/projects/songsmith/
Thursday, August 6, 2009
A Website Named Desire is a printed supergraphic that illustrates the process of launching a web site. This visualization allows you to explore a 100 megapixel digital version of the poster with interactive annotations to add context to the nuances of the illustration.
- Presents a way to navigate processes and characters in web site construction visualization.
- Shows customized use of Silverlight DeepZoom.
- Employs “Power Scaling” to position elements overlaid on the DeepZoom surface.
- Uses both storyboards and programmatic methods to animate elements.
Check it out: http://www.visitmix.com/labs/descry/awebsitenameddesire/
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
I am looking for the player information.
Check it out: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/training/format-learning-snacks.aspx
Monday, August 3, 2009
He will do a drawing and randomly select a winner, who will have the choice between either the Adobe eLearning Suite and the Adobe Technical Communication Suite 2.
Check it out: http://blogs.adobe.com/rjacquez/2009/07/join_in_on_the_twitter_fun_for.html
A video series that gives you a rare glimpse into the story behind the software giant. Using rare footage and never-before-seen photos, experience Microsoft's history by year. You can download the videos in a number of different formats.
Check it out: http://channel9.msdn.com/shows/History/The-History-of-Microsoft-1999-The-Series-Finale/
Friday, July 31, 2009
Check it out: http://howto.wired.com/wiki/Fly_Through_Airport_Security?oldid=23372
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Check it out: http://qvectors.com/
Other vector-related links:
http://www.vectordiary.com/ - a blog on vector illustration
http://www.vectorvault.com/ - huge library of vector shapes
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Whether creating websites, interior designs, scrapbooks, fabric patterns, graphic identities, or any other visual, you can experiment quickly with color variations and browse thousands of themes from the Kuler community.
Use of Kuler is free and can be accessed by anyone with an Adobe ID. Anyone can use Kuler to create, share, and exchange color themes online. Designers and developers working in web creation and development can copy and paste hex values directly into their web development software.
Check it out: http://kuler.adobe.com/
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Check it out: http://www.peachpit.com/promotions/promotion.aspx?promo=136966
Friday, July 24, 2009
Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hiu7IaIWds
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
ActivePresenter can record a presentation and convert the file to a number of different formats including AVI, WMV, MPEG4/MP4, Flash, HTML, interactive AJAX, or document formats (PDF, DOC, PPT). I am mainly interested in the interactive AJAX component as an output method.
Check it out: http://www.binarynow.com/products/activepresenter/
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Check it out: http://www.elearnmag.org/subpage.cfm?section=best_practices&article=56-1
Friday, July 17, 2009
Atwood is set to attend the Word on the Street festival in Toronto on Sept. 27, but will simultaneously appear at sister events in Vancouver and Halifax via interactive video conferencing. She's promoting her new novel, "The Year of the Flood," about two women who have survived a natural disaster that has obliterated most human life. Festival organizers say Atwood will use the video-conference technology to speak with fans, answer questions and sign autographs long distance.
Check it out: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/atwood-to-launch-novel-in-three-cities-at-once/article1217215/
The technology she is using is called "LongPen" - read more about it at http://www.longpen.com/. It allows someone to write in ink anywhere in the world via tablet PC and the internet.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
The product lets you conduct online slide shows using PowerPoints and PDFs. You can annotate as you go and let users mark up, too. You can also work on a shared, multipage whiteboard. Or you can share your screen, which is useful for demos.
There are a lot of ways to interact with your viewers. You can send them Webcam video and audio (or make it a two-way conference if you like), chat with all attendees, or send private instant messages to individuals.
Check it out: http://www.dimdim.com/index
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Came across this alternative for web conferencing. With Fuze Meeting you can:
- Host web conferences from your computer
- Host audio conferences or attend web conferences from your mobile phone
- Get a free phone conference number
- Share presentations, documents and synchronized video in HD
- Fetch attendees so your web meetings start on time
What caught my eye was the mobile meeting component - With Fuze Meeting you can easily host audio conferences and attend online meetings from an iPhone or BlackBerry or WiFi-enabled mobile device or laptop. I am going to test this feature and will let you know how it functions.You can sign up for a free account - without inputting any credit card information.
Check it out: http://www.fuzemeeting.com/
Register for a live walkthrough of Fuze Meeting. Hosted Mon-Fri at 11 AM (PST). Please be sure to sign up at least two hours in advance. http://www.fuzemeeting.com/how-it-works/demos
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I've used both products before - but not to the extent of these meetings. The webinar program worked great - the only problem we had was getting people to register so they got their log in link. The separate link is needed to track individuals during the webinar - you get a nifty report at the end of the webinar. This product is great if you have more than 10 people on the call. Pricing is good - $99/month for unlimited people and calls.
I used GoToMeeting for my class. The only problem we've had is using the USB headset instead of a phone. Had a MAC user who wasn't able to get his system configured correctly.
You can try out either program for free. I will provide info on other web meeting programs later in the week.
Check it out: https://www2.gotowebinar.com/en_US/webinar/entry/entry.tmpl
Monday, July 13, 2009
Learning to use web conferencing technology is pretty easy, but there is a lot more to training via web conference than just putting on a headset, dialing up an audio-conferencing bridge, and logging onto the application.
Check it out: http://www.syberworks.com/articles/28-Web-Conference-Training-Tips.htm
Friday, July 10, 2009
I found the game about diabetes very interesting - The Diabetic Dog educational game, with two related readings, are based on the 1923 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, which was awarded for discovering the hormone insulin, making it possible to treat people suffering from diabetes. Make sure you read the instructions before beginning the game!
Check it out: http://nobelprize.org/educational_games/medicine/insulin/
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Check it out: http://www.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/try-these-tips-for-great-looking-charts/
Also, check out the presentation mentioned in the article at http://www.miniature-earth.com/index.html.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
This online event will bring together people with a variety of perspectives on what we should be doing today to set ourselves up for success going forward. We will look at questions that include:
- Is this a temporary downturn or changing landscape?
- How will demand change?
- What will internal or external customers pay for that's not traditional training?
- What's already selling today?
- What business models, products, companies should we be watching?
What should we be doing today to be in position for the future?
Check it out: http://learntrends.ning.com/events/future-of-learning-as-a
Background material on the topic: http://elearningtech.blogspot.com/2009/06/business-of-learning.html
Check it out: http://syberworks.com/articles/10tips-capturing-elearning-audio.htm
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Check it out: http://www.ed.gov/rschstat/eval/tech/evidence-based-practices/finalreport.pdf
Monday, July 6, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Check it out: http://minutebio.com/blog/2009/06/29/storyboard-templates-and-resources/
While on his site, check out the free e-learning course links. I liked the airport screener training at http://www.msnbc.com/modules/airport_security/screener/.
"CFL Lightbulbs in Plain English" introduces the benefits and risks of using compact fluorescent light bulbs. The video focuses on saving money and reducing pollution by switching to bulbs that use less electricity. The video includes:
- The connection between using electricity and burning coal
- Cost savings of using a CFL compared to a normal bulb
- How switching to CFLs can reduce CO2 emissions
- Proper disposal of CFL lightbulbs, which contain mercury
Check it out: http://www.commoncraft.com/cfl-video
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Check it out: http://tk07.astd.org/Handouts%20for%20Web/FR204.pdf
Creating Scripts and Storyboards for e-Learning - article from Kevin Kruse
Check it out: http://www.e-learningguru.com/articles/art2_5.htm
Storyboards tailored to you
Check it out: http://www.elearningguild.com/pdf/2/050304des.pdf
Storyboards for eLearning
Check it out: http://theelearningcoach.com/getting_started/storyboards-for-elearning/
Monday, June 29, 2009
Check out this video on the history of storyboard - much of this translates to e-learning. The author of this blog has another article on when to storyboard.
Check it out: http://minutebio.com/blog/2009/06/25/it-came-from-hollywood-storyboarding/
Friday, June 26, 2009
GE's Smartgrid website has a great example of AR that you can try out in real time. See instructions on the right. You have to print out the document – then follow instructions. Way …..cool.
Check it out: http://ge.ecomagination.com/smartgrid/#/augmented_reality
Monday, June 22, 2009
Check it out: http://www.pwc.com/extweb/career.nsf/docid/6270CDB46173188F852574FA000EB455#
Friday, June 19, 2009
The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.
Check it out: http://storyofstuff.com/
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Autodesk University(AU) Online: Autodesk Assistance Program members may receive full access with a separate AU Online membership. This valuable resource provides 1,000-plus session videos and handouts, including more than 400 sessions from AU 2008.
Check it out:
Assistance Program - http://students4.autodesk.com/?nd=assistance_home&lbon=1
AU - http://au.autodesk.com/?nd=home
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Access the program online at www.ciaprochef.com/coffee
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
The delivery is narrative based, the key points are illustrated by stories.
A few very simple text slides and some still images support the message.
No graphs, no lecture notes, no clip art.
But it's great .....
Check it out: http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200906/happiness
Check it out:
SyberWorks e-Learning Podcast Series: Episode #32: “Hidden Costs Associated with Hosted vs. Licensed LMS/LCMS Decisions” - http://www.syberworks.com/audio/elpodcast32.mp3
SyberWorks Online Media Center - http://www.syberworks.com/elearning_podcast.htm
Transcript - http://www.syberworks.com/website/elpodcast32_transcript.htm.
Source article, “Hosted (SaaS) Vs. Licensed Cost Analysis of a Learning Management System/Learning Content Management System” - http://www.syberworks.com/articles/licensevshost.htm
Friday, June 12, 2009
Check it out: http://www.bing.com/
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Check it out: http://www.howto.co.uk/learning/
Friday, May 22, 2009
In her most recent project, Morrison uses the works of the Beatles to explore this music-memory link. She allows people to share the recollections sparked by the mention of particular album, song or band memory.
Check it out: http://www.magicalmemorytour.com/