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.
The Rapid eLearning Blog - Practical, real-world tips for e-learning success. Creating great interactive learning experiences requires a few core building blocks: relevant content, pull versus push, and real-world decisions. With those building blocks you're able to structure effective learning scenarios that are meaningful to the learner and helps meet the objectives of the course. One of those building blocks in creating relevant content or content that is placed in a meaningful context.
» 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.
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
Ten Commandments of eLearning Frequently when I talk to colleagues about eLearning they say something like 'I set up a bulletin board/blog/wiki etc but the students didn't use it'. My response to them is always the same: that the problem is more likely to be with their design rather than with their students. Over the years I've learned a lot of things about what good design really means and I've grouped them all together into a Ten Commandents of eLearning. This is not intended to be blasphemous or disrespectful but rather is inspired by the Christian commandments in that all they're doing is presenting a set of basic principles to work to. Like the original ten commandments, with these the first is the most important. I hope you find them useful.
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
Articulate Storyline - Showcase Accident Investigation Demo by Rob Clark for the U.S. Department of Energy, National Training Center Featuring a deliciously dark film noir look, this award-winning U.S. Department of Energy course guides learners through an accident investigation in a realistic—and highly engrossing—way. 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. Are the Basics of Instructional Design Changing? ~ Stephen's Web ~ by Stephen Downes Joseph Beckmann wrote: Philosophy is a much larger, much deeper and much more complex activity than "constructivism" could ever encompass. It involves a worldview that is so much more a challenge than neurology's current state that Paul Allen's billion dollar investment in pure research on brain activity suggests we hold off on any of these labels for, oh, a century or so. This comment is well taken, in my opinion. And a few words in this regard would be appropriate at this juncture.