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Free Tools & Resources for eLearning May 1, 2009

Posted by jmullock in Announcements, e-Learning Tools, e-SIG Presentations.
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ASTD eLearning Presentation Slides April 16, 2009

 

Thanks to everyone who shared their favorite free tools and resources for eLearning at our most recent SIG meeting.  My original concern—that we would not have enough material for the presentation—turned out to be completely unwarranted.  We had so many quality suggestions and software tips that we were only able to provide the briefest overview of the tools discussed, and had to leave out several others entirely.

 

To keep the pace of the meeting moving we promised to post URLs on this BLOG for your reference.  You can now find them listed on their new home on the blog, the “Free Tools and Resources” tab.

 

Finally, while lists of free software are great, I find that having some context helps me decide what is worth downloading or not.  With that in mind, I will be starting a series of weekly blog articles to provide some descriptions, personal reviews, examples, or additional resources for making use of these tools in eLearning.

 

 Look for the first in this weekly series that we will be calling “Joe’s Guide to Free eLearning Tools” on Tuesday, May 5th.

 

Cheers…….Joe Mullock

 

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1. Bobbe Baggio - May 1, 2009

This is great. I agree that some context is so important. I was just having this discussion with a faculty memeber on web 2.0 tools….his comments where “and so what do I use them for? can you give me some examples of pedogogy?” and unfortuanely ther is no definative answere for this….imagination helps…and so does sharing what we know…good stuff Joe. BB

2. aditya452010 - February 17, 2010

All great ideas but I would also add another item to it: consider doing a virtual event/meeting. Virtual events and meetings are a great way to deliver training and enable collaboration especially with travel budgets cut. These solutions are being deployed so rapidly by companies that the market is projected to exceed $18 billion by 2015. If you are interested in how you can use virtual environments attend the Virtual Edge Summit Feb. 22-23 (virtually or in-person if you are in/near Silicon Valley). There is no registration fee if you take a short survey.

Virtual Edge Summit 2010 is the only event that focuses exclusively on providing education, training and solutions for planning and producing virtual events, meetings and communities. Over 2 days, 80 experts will share their experience with you, and be available for one-on-ones. The event also offers a rich program for featuring experts from Cisco, Stanford, IBM, Disney SAP, Oracle, Intel as well as top virtual technology and service providers like InXpo, ON24, 6Connex, Stream57, CGS VirtualEvents365, George P. Johnson, Unisfair and Digitell.

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