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plrichards

Udutu | Online Collaborative Course Authoring - 2 views

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    Online course authoring tool.
Patricia Christian

Making the Case for a Wiki - 4 views

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    Author: Emma Tonkin was educated as a physicist and has diversified as a techno innovation coordinator in the UK at the University of Bath where she managed various systems/support within UKOLN. She is a member of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Advisory Board and maintains a presence at Bristol University Making the Case for a Wiki discusses a concept born in 1995 of wikis being simply user editable data storage. The term was taken from the Hawaiian term 'WikiWki, or "Super fast". A visual sample of a wiki would look like a thinking map with various links. Ward Cunningham described the wiki as 'the simplest online database that could possibly work." Wikis have other features which are not included in this description. * A space containing pages that can be freely written or edited by anybody * Pages may be added by the use of WikiWords that are automatically linked to a page referred to by that name. * They are not usually written in HTML though some do allow HTML formatting to be used. Emma Tonkins focuses on three concepts: 1) that Wikis lend themselves to research notebooks, 2). Concept mapping which is also validated by Novak in his research showing wikis are useful for brainstorming, and 3). Collaborative authoring through blogs. Lucy Suchman's pioneering approach to ethnography in the office environment concludes, "Knowing your audience, in computer -mediated communication means getting an understanding of the target community. This research is essential in understanding the synergy which occurs in collaborative online learning environments and the importance of knowing your students. Online instructors must initiate social activities which encourage conversations to help the learning community get to know each other as well as the instructor. Creating a sense of community is an important element in online learning which must be cultivated, before students begin to collaborate on group projects. Students need to under
Jack Hanpton

Red Chip Solutions Learning Management System (LMS) - 0 views

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    Red Chip Solutions is the best value Learning Management System (LMS) trusted by More than 50 organizations & training companies. Red Chip Solutions emphasizes on modern and innovative ways of learning
Marie Cristobal

E-Learning Authoring Tool Content Authoring Software - SoftChalk - 0 views

  • he repository and work group features of SoftChalk Cloud support community sharing as well as team-based development and management of content. The result is higher-quality course content, reduced time and effort, and reduced cost of learning materials for students.
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    So many of my management and leadership programs are customized. Using this tool could really enhance not only delivery modalities yet participant engagement across geographic boundaries.
Dennis OConnor

eFront: Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning - 0 views

  • In this post I am not going to talk about open source learning management systems such as eFront[1] but rather dedicated open source "authoring tools". The list that it follows is not in particular order. I highly encourage you to leave a comment if you know any other open source authoring tool. We support Free eLearning! Do you?
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    If you're interested in self-paced learning and instructional design this list has some interesting tools to consider. Also some game, quiz, survey tools that are open source and free.
hwilt27

Open Source eLearning Tools : eLearning Technology - 4 views

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    open source authoring tools, games/simulations, quiz/test tools, social media, and delivery platforms
Christine Howard

SoftChalk : Authoring Tool For Easy Content Creation - 0 views

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    SoftChalk is an authoring tool that is very inexpensive and easy to use to create learning modules that can be added to an LMS course.
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    SoftChalk is an authoring tool that is very inexpensive and easy to use to create learning modules that can be added to an LMS course.
carolyndcox

Prezi - Presentation Software - 30 views

  • "Coolest online presentation tool I have ever seen"
    • Dave Kunkle
       
      A super cool alternative to PowerPoint. Gives students the opportunity to collaborate on a presentation, rather than having to email it back and forth to work on it. This is an excellent presentation tool.
    • S S
       
      I love Prezi. It is engaging and it allows an individual to upload pictures and videos without worrying about whether or not they will run. Students love that it is not PowerPoint, too!
    • Patricia Priske
       
      Some of our students love using this tool. The end product is fun to watch; occasionally produces motion sickness.
  • Pan and ZoomVisualize your ideas. Pan Left, Move Right, Zoom-in on a detail, or Zoom-out to show the big picture.Import MediaInsert images, videos, YouTube videos, PDFs, or other media to make your prezi highly visual.
  • Present online or download and show your prezi anytime, anywhere
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  • With Prezi Meeting, you can collaborate on your prezis in real time
  • Work Together Collaborate in real-time, across the room or across time zones.
  • Pan and ZoomZoom around the prezi canvas to visualize your ideas.
  • Lead your audience on a visual journey.
  • Prezi makes sharing ideas more fun and engaging
    • Kristin Lavorato
       
      While this is a great source for presentations, it is also a way for students to find presentations out there to gather information as well. There might be an issue, of course, with credibility of information found though as anyone can make and share.
    • Kristin Lavorato
       
      While this is a great source for presentations, it is also a way for students to find presentations out there to gather information as well. There might be an issue, of course, with credibility of information found though as anyone can make and share.
    • David Craft
       
      Prezi is a great tool for students that is similar to powerpoint. Unlike powerpoint students can work on a presentation together in different locations. Students can also access the presentation from prezi without using the same computer the presentation was made on or having to save it to a USB. However, the other computer will need to have a internet connection. When creating a presentation, you can create it on the same computer online or off which is nice. A great tool for students to use in group presentation projects!
  • To inspire change, change your presentation tool Zoom outside the slide and bring your ideas to life.
  • To inspire change, change your presentation tool
  • Createonline or off
  • Collaborateacross the room or across time zones
  • Presentfrom anywhere to everywhere
  • engaging and memorable
    • tunstallmath678
       
      Students would not be able to access prezi for school presentations as our ET has restricted its use.  Prezi requires personal identifying information from students who choose to use this tool.
  • Visually explain how new ideas relate to each other
  • Get started with professionally designed templates
  • cloud-based
    • mcgowank0233
       
      The convenience of a cloud based application allows for using multiple browsers and devices, mobile included, to continue working and viewing your presentation and then having the ability to sync the devices.  
  • Captivate your audience by zooming through your story
  • Build presentations with coworkers wherever, whenever
  • Use images and videos to enhance your presentation
  • Get started with professionally designed templates
    • mcgowank0233
       
      You have the option to start from a blank canvas or choose among a large assortment of visually pleasing templates.
  • inspiration
  • Prezi is cloud-based, meaning you can present from your browser, desktop, iPad, or iPhone and always have the latest version of your work at your fingertips. Create or edit on the go, then auto-sync across all your devices with ease
  • Get help and support from Prezi experts 24/7
  • Present anywhere, anytime
  • present from your browser, desktop, iPad, or iPhone and always have the latest version of your work at your fingertips.
  • over 50 million people
    • alisonwisconsin
       
      This would be a great tool to use for presentations at the health department. It would also be useful in presenting information to the community when doing grant work. Also accessible anywhere. I like that it is different than PowerPoint. Cloud-based: Information is stored and retrieved on many different social media platforms. For students: This would be an excellent way to gain practice and experience in a fun and educational way and prepare them for the workforce.
  • using Prezi
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    Allows presentation to show whole picture and zoom in rather than slide after slide.
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    Prezi is PowerPoint on steroids. I used it to present at a state conference last November. Check out David Warlick's newest Prezi on literacy.
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    Create presentations on the Web. Free version available as well as Student / Educator versions.
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    This is a new way to present information - it seems to be more active on the screen than power point. The nice thing about prezi is that it is free for educators and students and you can create your prezi offline. Prezi's can even be embedded into blogs.
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    Awesome tool for designing presentations. Offers a large canvas that you can design, animate, and add multimedia.
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    A colleague built a course introduction for students in this and I can see that it has lots of potential.
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    This is a great presentation tool that zooms in and out and really helps the audience see the connection between ideas and the 'big picture'. I have yet to use it myself but I've enjoyed watching TED talks that use it.
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    I'm going to have fun with this - thanks Kris!
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    Prezi now has a PreziViewer tool for the iPad. This should be fun!
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    A good tool to use to improve one's public presentations.  This seems to be especially needed for today's teenagers in schools.
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    Visualize your ideas. Pan Left, Move Right, Zoom-in on a detail, or Zoom-out to show the big picture. Insert images, videos, YouTube videos, PDFs, or other media to make your prezi highly visual. Choose from our collection of templates and themes to personalize your prezi. Present online or download and show your prezi anytime, anywhere.
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    A really cool twist on boring old presentations!
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    I can't wait to substitute my "original" note format with Prezi! I think this will work outstanding with my Smart Board!
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    Great tool to zoom in on specifics or create a second path of detail. Also allows students to work on presentations from wherever they are located.
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    Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides. The zoomable canvas makes it fun to explore ideas and the connections between them. The result: visually captivating presentations that lead your audience down a path of discovery.
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    This is very cool. I wonder how long it would take to learn. If it is reasonable, it would be well worth it.
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    Have a colleague who uses this to teach nursing pharmacology. Great for visual presentation of process and decision making.
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    I've seen others use this, but want to learn more
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    I can see art, photography and design students enjoying this tool. It seems easy to manipulate and customize with their own work.
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    This looks like an interesting tool to explore. I wonder about the difficult level for untrained ESL students.
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    A collaborative presentation tool that is much more engaging that PowerPoint and that allows students to create presentations online or offline, interact with other students in their own classroom or around the world, and present from anywhere to everyone.  
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    Prezi is similar to powerpoint but with more editing tools and capabilities. It's a nice tool for students because unlike PowerPoint, students can work on a presentation together from any location. The ability to access the presentation from any computer connected to the internet gives it capabilities PowerPoint doesn't have. You could also save the presentation on a laptop or USB. Students can also work on the presentation offline which is helpful if a student doesn't have access to the internet for several days.
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    I use this for presentations in my class all the time! The students love it because it is something different besides just using powerpoint slides.
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    Great alternative to powerpoint; coworker uses and really likes it
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    This can be used instead of powerpoint.  Can be viewed as public and created by anyone with internet.
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    I would use this presentation tool to design lessons that are engaging and interactive; especially time-on-task activities that require focus and application.
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    Prezi is a presentation tool that has to ability to mesmerize K-12 students. I have used it to show the steps students need to complete for projects. This tool can also be used to show relationships between math concepts such as fractions and proportions.
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    A tool I've seen and have wanted to try - now here it is! I hope to use it to create engaging presentations for my new smartboard that can be differentiatied according to the student or group I'm teaching.
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    This can be a great presentation tool. Some of the animations should be used sparingly as they can be very jarring!
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    I was introduced to Prezi last summer and had an opportunity to create a presentation that was used to introduce our PE curriculum to parents on Open House night. Our department received incredibly positive feedback from the parents as the presentation allowed for greater engagement than PowerPoint and I found it relatively easy to embed pictures and video.
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    A cloud based presentation application.  
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    This is a bit of a cheat since I've already been using Prezi. It's a great tool and very intuitive if you've used PowerPoint in the past. The audio narration is easy to add with Audible (also free), and there are many templates provided.
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    Prezi - looks like an interesting tool to try for presentations. Recommended by my son who used in college.
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    Takes presentations to a new level.  Particularly suited to complex topics that involve recursive processes.  Would work well as a means of helping my students better understand the writing process and the research process in our class.
Cathryn Robbins

Animoto - School Advertising & Branding: How Schools Use Animoto Pro - 8 views

  • Enhance your digital classroom with Animoto, the perfect tool for creating videos and presentations. It takes just minutes to create a video which can bring your lessons to life.
  • Animoto provides an array of tools for creating videos in your classroom. Browse some of the features of our Plus account below then check out individual case studies to see how others are already using us.
    • Shelly Hansen
       
      This tool allows for relevance in a high tech world! This would be truly inspirational for high schoolers and middle schoolers!
    • Kaye Ortman Peters
       
      I like anything that helps with our presentations - powerpoint is overused and getting boring - and educators get it for free!
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  • Mix relevant messaging, statistics and quotes among the pictures your videos to educate your audience and inspire them to action.
    • Rachel Feit
       
      This feature would be very useful in keeping students engaged in the lesson. Many times in online classes you are just reading and responding. Something like Animoto can help create excitement and interest in the lessons.
  • videos and presentations. It takes just minutes to create a video which can bring your lessons to life.
  • Animoto makes it easy to share your videos via email, on a blog/website, exported to YouTube, or downloaded to a computer for use in presentations.
  • images, video clips, music and text.
  • Cinematic A.I. Animoto automatically analyzes music, photos and video clips, and orchestrates a custom video, leaving you free to focus on the content and narrative of your videos.
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    Use this site to upload power points, pictures, and music and it makes an exciting video for you.
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    Save yourself hours of work by allowing animoto to compile a video from the files/info you feed the site.
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    Video site for creating quick videos. Possibly for use in Publications for students to create projects.
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    What a great way to expose students to historical primary sources and grab their attention at the start of unit!
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    Why do Powerpoint when you can make beautiful videos? This is so much fun and inspires my students.
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    Great tool to give students another way to share their projects.
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    Animoto is an online video-creator application that is available for classroom use. Sign up for a free educator account that will also allow you to share a promotional code for a six-month subscription for up to 50 students
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    Voice over can be added too so that students can give their videos their own voice. Great for students to create video and share information.
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    Thanks for the share! I saw Animoto utilized for the first time in my "What Students Can Actually Do With An iPad" article. I'm glad you placed this here for me to join!
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    Educators can apply for a free Animoto Plus account for use in the classroom. Its powerful features can be used to create stunning presentations incorporating images, video clips, music and text.
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    My favorite tool so far for content and event sharing. I like that you can get Animoto Plus for free for educators, unlike Photo Peach where you have to pay. It looks amazing, can't wait to try it out! : )
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    I like the social media and mobile options. This will likely become a necessity in many educational authoring tools in the future.
Karen Ditmer

CourseLab - 1 views

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    CourseLab is a FREE e-learning authoring tool. It can be used to help create interactive content to publish on the Internet, Learning Management Systems, CD-ROMS, etc.
Dailia Adams

Announcements - Choosing Authoring Tools paper to be presented... - 0 views

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    Choosing an authoring tool
Dennis OConnor

eLearning Authoring Tools : eLearning Technology - 0 views

  • Several questions came up recently around Authoring Tools and I wanted to point people to some past posts on authoring tools that I think serve as good foundation.
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