Posted by: mvschneider | August 26, 2011

Ubiquitous Presenter

Ubiquitous Presenter (UP) is free for anyone to use. It is a program that uses Tablet PC ink to allow instructors to annotate pre-prepared slides and students to create submissions for in-class activities. UP extends this functionality by taking many of CP’s features onto the web. Ubiquitous Presenter was developed at UCSD, but is free for anyone to use. http://up.ucsd.edu/

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This paper http://bib.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2011/07/28/bib.bbr039.full focuses on online video repositories for educational and tutorial videos provided by resource developers and users. It also describes a project in Japan named TogoTV (http://togotv.dbcls.jp/en/) and discusses the production and distribution of high-quality tutorial videos, which would be useful to viewer, with examples.

This paper (http://www.elearningpapers.eu/en/article/Developing-Serious-Games%3A-from-Face-to-Face-to-a-Computer-based-Modality?paper=107280) introduces a methodology for the design of a collaborative Game Based Learning (GBL) model, used here in the context of a finance course in an onsite learning context. In this paper the authors discuss three releases of the Finance Assets Game (FAG), the teacher-led face-to-face model, the paper-based model, and the computer-based model.

Posted by: Victoria Wright | July 28, 2011

Website: Australian Flexible Learning Framework

Whilst doing one of my many searches I stumbled across a very interesting website – the Australian Flexible Learning Framework (supporting eLearning opportunities) with a wealth of information I have yet to explore fully.

Some of the interesting sections I found include:

  • flexible learning toolboxes (high quality, cost-effective interactive e-learning and assessment resources featuring scenarios, images and activities. Which can be obtained on a CD or downloaded in a small learning object);
  • the learning design tool (FREE online resource which guides you step-by-step through the stages to write high quality, learner-focused course content, and to create your own learning design template);
  • the e-standards for training reference site (support the developing national infrastructure for managing electronic learning resources in the training system.)

Please reply to this with a comment if you find anything else on this site.

Posted by: Victoria Wright | July 25, 2011

Website: Learning to teach online

The Learning to Teach Online project is a free professional development resource designed to help teachers from any discipline, whether experienced in online teaching or not, to gain a working understanding of successful online teaching pedagogies that they can apply in their own unique teaching situations.

 

They provide videos and documents to help anyone get to grips with moving from face-to-face teaching to online teaching.

 

 

Posted by: Victoria Wright | July 25, 2011

Article: Social content optimisation

I have to say I really like this chart its aim is to make content searchable and sharable, social content optimisation is a companion oto search-engine optimisation.

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Posted by: Victoria Wright | July 22, 2011

Software: Free project management tools

Spend ages re-writing your task list? Trying to create – project level plans?

Here are a few free tools that are easy to use and can get you organised!

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Posted by: Victoria Wright | July 14, 2011

Tools: Free flow diagram software and mind mapping software

If you are anything like me then you like to work visually, I find it much easier to brain storm and create mind maps and flow diagrams in my work than trawling through endless lists and notes.

I spent some time yesterday finding some free software to develop flow diagrams, I read a few reviews and ended up going with yEd, I tried a few but ended up sticking to this one as it is clean and easy to understand.

I also use FreeMind for mind mapping which is very useful and very easy to use.

Let me know if you have used any others!

 

 

Posted by: Victoria Wright | July 13, 2011

Article: ‘Micro-scenarios’

This website pushes the use of learner through micro-scenarios or scenario based learning.

 

The idea of mico-scenarios is that:

– they enhance learning through story and experience sharing

– immerse learners in engaging real-life simulations for better job performance

– boost content absorption and retention in participants

 

The VignettesLearning website provides:

10_Reasons_Why_Scenarios_Work_v1

10_Ways_To_use_Scenarios_v1

Free ten chapters of the book Scenario Based Learning

– 45 minute presentation on how to create micro-scenarios and interactive stories (to be uploaded as soon as I receive it)

Posted by: Victoria Wright | July 13, 2011

Conference: Nov 30th – Dec 2nd ‘Online Educa Berlin’

17th International Conference on Technology Supported Learning & Training

The Largest Global E-Learning Conference for the Corporate, Education and Public Service Sectors

 

 

What: Online Educa Berlin

Where: Berlin

When: November 30th – December 2nd

 

Cost: 790 Euros

Submissions: Call for papers is closed but you can do an exhibition although this is vendor driven.

 

This conference has been recommended to me numerous times, especially by th seminar series speakers.

 

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