Saturday, September 19, 2009

Improve Your Email etiquette

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Also - email addiction survey:

My Top 10 Tools for Learning

  1. Microsoft PowerPoint: Create storyboards. Tried many; this still works the best for SME reviews
  2. Proof HQ: Rocks for storyboard review and edits. Easy for team collaboration.
  3. BaseCamp HQ: Project management - ties back to Proof HQ.
  4. Blogger - My blogging tool of choice.
  5. Dim-Dim - For web meetings and webinars.
  6. Adobe elearning Suite - The whole ball of wax for course development - plus extra add-ons like CourseBuilder. Captivate for simulations.
  7. Articulate Studio - Quick course development - Engage, Quizmaker
  8. Rapid Intake ProForm - Quick course development; quickly develop custom templates for clients
  9. Google alerts - to stay on top of the latest news (topics of interest)
  10. Wikipedia - learn about stuff that I don't know.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Cheese or Font Game

Test your knowledge of cheese and typography in one game.

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Houston: Growing And Changing

Good NPR podcast on Houston.

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Interactive Map -

Wild and Wacky Friday: How global is Twitter?

GoodMorning! is a Twitter visualization tool which shows about 11,000 tweets collected over a 24 hour period between August 20th and 21st.

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).

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Adobe® AIR™ Marketplace

Adobe® AIR™ Marketplace is a central resource that collects the broad and ever-growing array of available AIR applications. Whether you want to bring the web to your desktop with the latest AIR applications or publish your own applications to share with everyone, AIR Marketplace is the ultimate worldwide resource.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A Three-Part Series on Emerging Trends in Technology-Enabled Learning

Register for a free webinar series: Global economic pressures are forcing learning professionals to think about ways to get more value for their existing investments. At the same time, emerging technologies are opening up new possibilities in the design and delivery of corporate learning. This series explores trends in social learning, mobile learning and leadership development, with an eye toward helping learning professionals separate reality from overheated hype.

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.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Inspirational videos and books

Need an inspiration boost for your class? Check out these books and videos. You can view the videos for free. Great for team building and for discussion starters.

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Five Ways to Create Engaging Videos

Take Five - Brandon Hall (current issue of Chief Learning Officer) has a great article about creating engaging videos for e-Learning.

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I featured the PricewaterhouseCoopers training videos in a previous blog - in case you missed it:

Sunday, September 13, 2009

iTunes U

iTunes U is a part of the iTunes Store featuring free lectures, language lessons, audiobooks, and more, that you can enjoy on your iPod, iPhone, Mac or PC. Explore over 200,000 educational audio and video files from top universities, museums and public media organizations from around the world.

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How to Implement Twitter as an eLearning Tool - Register for free webinar

Webinar - Wednesday, September 16, 2009 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT

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?

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