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10 Ways to Create Comics Online Creating cartoons and comic strips can be a good way to get reluctant writers writing. While creating comics you and your students can work through the elements of fiction in a context that is fun and familiar to them. Witty Comics provides a simple platform that students can use to create two character dialogues. To use Witty Comics students just need to select the pre-drawn background scenes and the pre-drawn characters they want to feature in their comics. Writing the dialogues is the creative element that is left to the students. Artisan Cam is more than just a comic creator, it is a comprehensive collection of online art activities.

» Key social learning resources: part 3 Learning in the Social Workplace This article first appeared on Training Zone on 19 September. This is the third part of my four-part series curating key social learning resources for TrainingZone’s social learning month. 1.

Grow Productivity by 50% with a Hosted Social LMS There is a dichotomy in business today. On the one hand, companies today have never had greater access to the tools and resources needed to enhance worker productivity. On the other hand however, employees have never had more diverse and disparate sources of information as they do now. The Best Sites for Royalty Free Stock Music and Sound Effects You can't have video without audio... it just doesn't work. That's why in high school it was A/V club, not just V Club... although that does sound pretty rad. Anywho... if you want to complete an animation, short film, commercial or whatever... you have to have good audio, and that means scores and sound effects! I have found some of the best places around the web to purchase packages, find individual songs, and even snag some free tracks for you and your work! AudioJungle

eLearning 3.0 There are just too many great sites, articles, blog posts and tutorials on eLearning out there! Here are a few that I read daily: We don’t have enough time in each day to keep jumping from website-to-website to view all of this amazing content! We don’t have enough time in each day to keep jumping from website-to-website. E-Learning End Users Have Spoken Recently, I conducted an emerging technology survey related to e-learning and the results show that end users are utilizing technology more then ever before and are seeking product features that LMS and content authoring tools, do not offer at this current time. With an increase in e-learning sales a, projections of 7.1 billion dollars (USD) by 2015 and an increase in competition in the space, it is time for vendors to act. The days of sitting back and waiting to see what others do, no longer exists. Tablets

David R. Heffelfinger's - Free PDF Unlock Online Utility (Beta) Some PDF documents prevent the user from copying and pasting or printing it's contents. This sometimes presents a problem since the author of the PDF might have used a font that is not available in the sytem trying to read it. This page contains a free online utility that allows you to upload a PDF, once uploaded, a version of the PDF without printing or copying/pasting restrictions is displayed in a new browser window. To unlock a PDF file, enter it's location in the "PDF file to unlock" field, by either typing it in the field or clicking on the "browse" button, then navigating to it's location. The unlocked version of the PDF will be displayed in a new browser window, opened in the default PDF application for your system (usually Adobe Acrobat Reader) The terms and conditions must be accepted to unlock the PDF file.

TIES 2012. Call for papers from the critical perspective of the use of IT in Education and Society From a critical perspective, and through the exchange of different views, practices and themes, the aim of the conference is to expand knowledge about: New cultural and educational contexts derived from the development of digital technologies in a globalised world.The incorporation of ICT in teaching and learning processes.Methodological changes associated with the use of ICT and their impact in education practices.The role of educational policy in the promotion of educational innovation and improvement.The training of different agents in the education sector. Participants' main task will consist of exploring and developing the issues that emerge during the conference. Participants will be able to make critical judgments about the value of ICT development and its use in teaching and learning, its impact on participation in contemporary society, and its role in shaping the future.

ITworldEdu 2011 Award: Rewarding best educational technology solutions developed and applied in schools and companies Within the ITworldEdu 2011, the fourth edition of the Great Meeting Point towards Excellence in Educational Technology, the ITworldEdu Award is announced aiming the next goals : Recognizing the growing effort of the educational field in the creation and assessment of new digital resources.Recognizing the technological and teaching entrepreneurship initiatives and proposals for educational innovation in education by the demand sector.Stimulating and informing technological suppliers, as well as the entire education sector, about the high-quality, creative and innovative tools that really work in the classroom, enabling personalized learning and facilitating teaching and managing. Thus, the ITworldEdu 2011 Award, besides offering recognition to teachers and schools, starts a new category aimed at the business.