Here are the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 Over 2,000 learning professionals from around the world from both education and enterprises contributed to the 9th Annual Survey of Learning Tools. Very many thanks to all those who took the time to complete the online form, write a blog post, send me an email or tweet me their selection. I have now compiled the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015, updated the Top 100 Tools for Learning website and prepared a slideset, which I have hosted on Slideshare and embedded below. For the 7th year running Twitter is the No 1 tool on the list, although this year it is very closely followed by YouTube, and once again, the list is dominated by free online tools and services. I can also see some interesting new trends in the tools that are being used for both personal learning and for creating learning content and experiences for others, and my analysis is here. Beneath the presentation, you will find a summary of the new tools on the list and the big movers up the list.
Presentation Ideas As more and more Haiku Deck users work with the app for selling products or representing their company’s vision, the need for slides to showcase a company’s brand identity with logos and custom background colors has become a top request. Beginning today, iPad users can update Haiku Deck to version 3.3, and web app users can sign in to haikudeck.com, to give these awesome new features a try. Here’s how they work: Creating a Logo Slide Select the orange Text button on the left, then the Logo Slide type that now appears at the bottom of the “SELECT FORMAT” options. Once you’ve selected the Logo Slide type, tap on the camera icon in the white circle on the slide to upload your image or logo.
50 free Photoshop actions Adobe's flagship image-editing software Photoshop has a powerful programming language built-in that allows you to record tasks as an 'action' and replay the steps to complete the task automatically. Not only can you record your own but you can also import actions, opening up a whole range of effects and time-saving options – whether you're using an older CS or have signed up to the very latest Creative Cloud version. So to add to our collections of Photoshop plugins and Photoshop resources, here are some great Photoshop actions that are free to download and install, for photographers, graphic designers, game artists and more. You can jump to the section you want from the menu below, but you should definitely check out the entire list – who knows where inspiration will strike!
VideoScribe What extra features are in VideoScribe compared to the free trial? Buying VideoScribe means you can use your scribes commercially, remove the logo watermark, work offline, and set resolution up to HD. You can export your videos as WMV, MOV and AVI movies and PNG or JPG sequences. Interactive video tutorial Example Here's the Interactive video we'll create in this tutorial. When to use Interactive videos Interactive videos are perfect when you already have a video clip that you want to enrich with interactive elements. You can facilitate differentiated learning by adding in-depth information such as pictures, tables, text and links that the learner can interact with during video playback.
25 eLearning tools you need now Antoinette | Posted on May 12, 2016 in Course Content, Success | No Comments It’s not much of a stretch to argue that an eLearning professional is only as good as their best tools. Aside from learning management systems, there are now all kinds of nifty online apps that can help you to organize your work, research trends, create course content, network with peers, and communicate with learners. CREATE AN INTERACTIVE IN-CLASS MUSEUM WITH AURASMA Aurasma can encourage learners to go beyond the classroom to connect and enhance what they learn by pulling resources from the physical and the digital and then sharing those augmented reality scenes with others. This is a cross-curricular activity that can work as a science, history, math, or language arts lesson plan. Students take a concept that they are learning in class and deconstruct it into its individual parts (e.g. taking a class novel and breaking it down based on its main themes) with Aurasma.
40 best retro and vintage Photoshop tutorials - RetroSupply Co One of the best ways to stay fresh, relevant and in-demand as a designer or illustrator is to learn from other talented creatives. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, it’s important to continually sharpen your skills – so to help you level up, we’ve scoured the web to bring you the very best retro and vintage tutorials for Photoshop. To make navigation easier, we’ve divided the tutorials into the following categories: techniques, styles, typography, posters, photography, and retro and vintage tutorials that involve both Photoshop and Illustrator. There’s no time like the present for learning new skills. Creating And Validating WebVTT Subtitles As a newly-emerging format, the tools to create WebVTT text tracks for HTML5 audio and video are limited. Right now, the most straightforward method is Microsoft’s Video Caption Maker: as an online tool, it’s available to every platform (instructions). However, it has very limited features; for complete, millisecond-level control of subtitles, I’d recommend a native application. Subtitling Applications
A Quick Overview of Adobe E-Learning Tools Adobe now has arguably the world's best software solutions for creating and delivering e-learning. Here are the main tools and where they may fit into your e-learning strategy: Adobe Flash