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August 30th, 2010 by DrWes in Better Health Network , Health Policy , Health Tips , News , Opinion In case you haven’t seen it, a list of the 100 Most Powerful People in Health Care was [recently] published. In thinking about this list I realized that, in reality, these people had little to do with my patients’ health care delivery. So how did they became the most powerful people in health care? Quite simply, they are not the 100 most powerful people in health care, but rather they are the 100 most powerful people overseeing the funding of health care — at least for the moment. In as little as 11 months, many of the people on this list will be gone or have moved on to their next money-making venture.
Creaza is a suite of multimedia creativity tools that includes: Mindomo – a brainstorming and mindmapping tool Cartoonist – an easy-to-use cartoon creation tool MovieEditor – an online video editing tool AudioEditor – an online audio editor for recording and editing audio The technology (or what are my powers?) When you register for a Creaza account you gain access to: My Homepage: a page where you can share your media projects with the world My Media Files: your personal library of media files which you can upload to the site and which remain private Tools: your portal to Creaza’s creativity tools
lists of elearning tools
Combing through the basic functions and features of a list of tools I’ve become aware of, to select some for further testing. Over the course of the week, the list of Screencasting tools that have been recommended to me , or that I’ve otherwise learned of, has grown to a dozen. I have a goal of trying identify a free tool or set of tools to use to create stand alone tutorials by combining screen images and screen motion with audio. I would also like to have some editing capabilities, so I could combine multiple captures and rearrange the order of these pieces if needed, and to be able to re-record audio annotation if possible.
Given the importance of visual elements in elearning, it’s interesting to note that many instructional designers rely heavily on text-based research at the outset of a project and then consider visual elements when the text-based content has been developed. However, conducting text-based searches in parallel with media searches can allow you to find information and discern patterns that you might have missed with a traditional approach. Expanding your search engine horizons
There are tons of free textures and background images online. Some good and some not so good. It can be a bit overwhelming looking for textures so I went through some of the free textures and included the ones I think work well for elearning courses. To save you some time, I looked around and only added textures that are free to use for commercial projects. Of course, it is a good habit to give props to ...
Recently, I did a special guest post on Buffy Hamilton's amazing blog regarding Personal Learning Networks. While I didn't want to rehash all of that here, I did want to share who some of my vital members were for those looking to start their own PLN. I like to think of these people as more then just a social network but almost like my "online family". I owe so much to each and every one of them as they have provided unlimited resources/support while never asking for anything in return.
Pearltree is a social bookmarking tool that allows you to organize your Web pages and easily find pages that others have bookmarked. The technology (or what are my powers?) As shown in the video, Pearltree is both a bookmarking and a visualization tool. As you create Pearltrees (analogous to lists or folders), you’re able to see the connections between your trees and the trees of other users. Your view expands to reveal other Pearltrees on related topics.
The Center for Instructional Technology (CIT) has been renamed the Learning Technologies Group (LTG). Our old website, previously located at http://cit.ucsf.edu, has been permanently retired. For the most current information about the services we provide, please visit and/or bookmark our new homepage .
In this post, I’ll take a look at some of the free Web chat services out there. What can an embedded Web chat box do for my learners? A corollary to this question might be: Why wouldn’t I just send my learners to a social media site like miio , Twitter , Tinychat , or create a Hootcourse ? An embedded Web chat box can be used to keep learners focused on a particular set of resources you’ve collected on a Web site while you have a synchronous discussion.
More Flickr Fun Apps Saturday, July 17th, 2010 | Author: Jen I really enjoy Flickr, as I noted in a previous post: A Dozen Flickr Fun Favorites! . There are so many gifted photographers posting marvelous photographs. And, don’t you just love photographs that are available under a Creative Commons license?
More than just a flavor of the month In a recent discussion on a LinkedIn forum for Learning, Education, and Training Professionals, someone posed the question: “Is anyone using Twitter as a training tool?” I was surprised to see h0w polarized the conversation became. Many of those who derided the suggestion argued that Twitter’s 140 character limit curtails or outright prevents its use in training because you can’t have a meaningful discussion in 140 characters or less.