Friday, April 24, 2009

Wild and Wacky Friday - Google Trick

1. Go to

2. Click the preferences link next to the Google logo.

3. Look at the interface languages in the drop-down box. Pay attention to the entries - there are some that you would not expect.

4. Click the language of your choice.

5. Click the Save Preferences button.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Create an interactive timeline

xtimeline lets you create, share and view timelines. It's free and in beta. You can share the URL, embed the files in an existing web page and/or send an email notification through the site. You can add photos, videos and flash to your timeline pages. You can restrict who will be allowed to view the timeline. Add events and related info through the timeline editor.

Check it out:

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Culturally Accessible E-Learning

The current issue of ASTD's T+D publication contains an article on the importance of cultural analysis in the development of effective global e-learning efforts.

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Also .... good white paper
Using Linguistically, Culturally, and Situationally Appropriate Scenarios to Support Real-World Remembering

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009


I tried LectureScribe - a free tool to create a "whiteboard" effect Flash animation with sound. It works great with my new tablet laptop - I drew a concept while describing it. LectureScribe outputs to Flash (SWF) so that means you can easily add it to a web site or insert it into your own e-Learning course.

LectureScribe was developed by Brian C. Dean at Clemson University. Just download the file and double-click the file to get started.

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Training Role Changes

Check out this Blog entry on the changing role of the Training Specialist - has some great points!

From "Training Specialist" to "Learning Generalist"

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