Friday, January 22, 2010

Wild and Wacky Friday: Cool iPhone/iTouch applications

Search for these applications in iTunes:
Louvre Museum: From the most important museum in Paris. According to Lifehacker, this “amazingly slick free app provides a virtual tour of its galleries and lets users check out the works of everyone from DaVinci to Michelangelo. The app gets you up close and personal with paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, and even the French Crown Jewels.”

TED: TEDTalks need no introduction. They’re perhaps the most popular video lectures on the web, featuring talks by “the world’s leading thinkers and doers.” Now you can access these talks on your mobile phone too.

Brain Tuner — presents you with 20 to 100 math problems and asks you whether the solutions provided are right or wrong. It times you and presents a score based on accuracy

Thursday, January 21, 2010

MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorials

MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

Using animated graphics, each tutorial explains a procedure or condition in easy-to-read language. You can also listen to the tutorial. Formats are interactive tutorial, self-running tutorial and text summary (PDF).

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Beta Testing an Online Course

From Learning Solutions Magazine:  Beta Testing is a key step in creating insanely great e-Learning applications. Often overlooked or omitted out of concern for budget and schedule, it is actually simple and cheap to do, and when planned with care, it takes little time to execute. Done before development is 100% complete, it ensures faultless releases. Here’s a step-by-step guide from an experienced developer.

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Monday, January 18, 2010

ASTD TechKnowledge® 2010 - Going Green

I am going to ASTD TechKnowledge® 2010 in Las Vegas next week.  This year, ASTD is "going green" with paperless session materials (handouts) for concurrent education sessions.  Options were PDF, Kindle, iPhone and other mobile devices.  I used the Kindle option - mobi file loaded easily.  Very cool.

If you can't make the conference, ASTD is offering a "virtual" version at a reasonable cost.

Check it out: