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Joe’s Guide to Free eLearning Tools: Twitter June 24, 2009

Posted by jmullock in e-Learning Tools.
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Item: Twitter

Category: Microblogger /Short Messaging Service (SMS)

For those (one or two) of you who may never have heard of Twitter, take a moment and go to www.twitter.com to have a quick look.  It shouldn’t take you very long to look around the site, so I’ll wait here until you get back.  For the brief overview, click on the [What], [Why], and [How] links on the home page.

Done?  I have to admit, when I first saw Twitter my reaction was, “so what exactly would someone do with that?”  After trying it out for a few weeks, I’ve come to appreciate that Twitter’s intentionally narrow focus is actually part of its charm. (more…)


Globalization & E-Learning June 18, 2009

Posted by Noelle Archambeau in e-SIG Presentations, Global E-Learning.
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A big thanks to Dr. Guido Minaya, Managing Partner of Minaya & Associates, for a wonderful virtual workshop today on globalization and e-learning.

Joe’s Guide to Free eLearning Tools: My StuDIYo June 9, 2009

Posted by jmullock in e-Learning Tools.

Item: My StuDIYo (beta), Web-based Interactive Quizzes

Category: Polling/Survey Tools

My StuDIYo (beta), is a web-based quiz creation tool that provides a free “channel” (home page) for your quizzes and allows you to embed created quizzes into your own home page.  The revenue model for the company is (at least in part) ad-based.  The free version does not allow any control over ad delivery and placement, but the ads themselves appear to be appropriate to the quiz content.   A quiz sponsored by a DIY-type magazine delivered advertisements for motor oil and the magazine itself.  As with most free eLearning tools, there  are for-fee “premium” options that allow additional customizations, control over ad placement, and varying degrees of advertising revenue-sharing.

What it Does:

A wizard guides you through the quiz creation process:  Select a design template, choose a name and category, add quiz questions, and edit a results page.  The output will appear on the My StuDIYo site and can also be embedded into a site of your own choosing.