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The 100 Best (And Free) Online Learning Tools

The 100 Best (And Free) Online Learning Tools
We’re always excited to find the next best thing. But how does one actually find this supposed next best thing? Let Edudemic do the work for you! For example, ever wanted to spend zero dollars but have some of the most bleeding edge technologies at your disposal? Fear not! In the vain of C4LPT, we bring you many other resources that are not as well-known as those featured on their site . Sharing and Collaborating These sites offer a place for educators to find open educational resources as well as provide a place for those who want to share their ideas or work collaboratively on projects. Apple Learning Interchange . Open Courseware Search Engines Use these search engines to find more open educational resources and information. OER Recommender . Open Courseware These institutions offer open courseware available for anyone to access. TU Delft OpenCourseWare . Online Academic Video Sites These sites provide educational videos free of charge that will help inspire your teaching. Open Vault . Wikis Related:  Learning Strategies 1

Guild eBooks: Handbook on Synchronous e-Learning January 16, 2007 The eLearning Guild’s Handbook on Synchronous e-Learning is intended for anyone who wants to produce, lead, or promote live, interactive learning events on the Web. Novices will find information on what other people are doing in this medium, which kinds of training and education are best suited to it, how to convert existing classroom content for delivery online, how to lead effective and compelling live learning events on the Web, and how to promote these events to obtain maximum participation. More experienced practitioners will find a wealth of ideas that they can use to improve or enhance their current processes. All readers will find job aids, references, examples, and information to significantly reduce the amount of time required to produce online learning events. This e Book was made possible by a generous contribution from WebEx Communications. The content of all Guild eBooks is FREE.

Teacher as Facilitator Teacher As Facilitator Theresa London Cooper Teachers, especially new teachers, so desperately want their students to learn that they often end up doing most of the work. The truth is we must see ourselves as facilitators of learning who possess knowledge, not as the keepers of knowledge. We must provide students with opportunities to be in charge of their learning, discover new ideas, gain insight, and make connections. Plan ahead and think about the needs of your students. If we are to move students toward independence, we must take the position of coach and facilitator, helping students use what they know to learn what they need to know. Are you a facilitator or a dispenser of information? E-mail Theresa. Don't Pay for Technology: 25 Freebies for Students Jun 29, 2009 In today's economic climate, paying for technology isn't prudent, and for some students, it isn't even an option. Fortunately, there are plenty of freebies on the web that can help with document creation, research, writing, storage, collaboration, studying and more. Here are 25 free web apps and software programs that may be useful to students. Document Creation Zoho Office - Zoho Office is an amazing suite of web-based productivity and collaboration tools. Research and Writing Schoolr - This meta search engine combines other academic search engines to make research faster and more efficient for students. Online Storage and Collaboration ADrive - Offering more than 50 GB of free storage, ADrive is one of the best places to upload and store files online. Study Help and Web-Based Learning Mindpicnic - Mindpicnic is helping to revolutionize the way students learn by providing free courses and study materials online. Miscellaneous Tech Tools

ICTmagic - home Watch Know: Videos for kids to learn from As we all know, there are some great educational videos out there to use with our students. Some of us have the luxury of using Discovery Education Streaming, Safari Montage, Learn 360, BrainPop, or other subscription-type services. For those that do not, WatchKnow is a terrific site that "organizes all of the best free educational videos made for children." "WatchKnow is both a resource for users and also a non-profit, online community that encourages everyone to collect, create, and share free, innovative, educational videos." WatchKnow allows you to search by content area or even with a neat Age Filter slider that lets you choose appropriate material from ages 3-18+.

Le QR code outil d’aide à la formation? Laurent Reich propose, sur le Blog de la Formation Professionnelle, 10 idées intéressantes d’usage du QR code dans le cadre de sessions de formation. 10 usages des QR codes pour une nouvelle dimension de vos formations. Il est certain que la formation est un domaine dans lequel les liens entre l’imprimé et Internet peuvent apporter une valeur ajoutée importante. En complément à ses suggestions, j’ajouterais cependant trois règles de base à respecter absolument : - toujours proposer un contenu adapté à une consultation sur téléphone mobile; - éviter l’effet "gadget". Vous avez connaissance d’expériences (positives ou non!) Like this: J'aime chargement…

Study Technique, College Study Skills, Learning Study Skills is a collection of the best college study skills methods ripped off from some of the most successful students in the world combined with new college study skills methods developed through college study skills hacking. This powerful dyad will supercharge your college study skills sessions and leave the competition eating your dust. About the Study Cram College Study Skills Method Study Cram study methods are carefully chosen to be fast, simple, and to maximize grades with less time and effort by leveraging sweet college study skills techniques and technology that are easy to master to produce supernormal college study skills performance. Why spend more time studying than you have to? Why work studying harder than you need to? StudyCram College Study Skills Method 1: Study Stealing The corner stone of the Study Cram college study skills method is copying the techniques of the best of the best students. StudyCram Study College Study Skills Method 2: Study Hacking Slow is better.

Khan Academy open thinking » 90+ Videos for Tech. & Media Literacy Update December 3/09: There has been much interest in this list so I have transferred this resource to a wiki. This post will remain, but I would be happy if others contributed to the wiki version found here. Thanks for your interest in media education. Over the past few years, I have been collecting interesting Internet videos that would be appropriate for lessons and presentations, or personal research, related to technological and media literacy. Conversation Starters: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 21st Century Learning: 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 21st Century Schools – This is a video prepared by the Department of Children, Schools and Families in the United Kingdom. 17. 18. 19. 20. Copyright, Copyleft & Remix/Mashup Culture: 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. Influence of Media on Society: 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. History of Technology & Media: 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. Social Networks & Identity: 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. Mashups, Stop Motion, Animations & Short Films 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53.

Barry Sampson | Open Source LMS – 10 Alternatives to Moodle Since the economic downturn began I’ve noticed much more interest in open source Learning Management Systems (LMS), and it’s no surprise that when people ask what the options are, the answer is usually Moodle. Now, there’s nothing wrong with Moodle, but it certainly isn’t the only open source LMS out there. Because there is no licensing cost involved with open source solutions, its easy for organisations to just jump in and set up the first solution that comes along. There is however a cost to installation and support, either financial or time related. As a starting point here are 10 open source alternatives to Moodle. Docebo In use in corporate and higher education settings. eFront The base install is quite minimalist, but this is easily extended with modules available from the site. Dokeos A very well featured LMS that also offers content authoring and video conferencing tools. ATutor Actually an LCMS, ATutor also offers tools for the management of learning. Like this: Like Loading...

Flipped Classroom: Beyond the Videos Last week, I read an interesting blog post by Shelley Blake-Plock titled “The Problem with TED ed.” It got me thinking about the flipped classroom model and how it is being defined. As a blended learning enthusiast, I have played with the flipped classroom model, seen presentations by inspiring educators who flip their classrooms, and even have a chapter dedicated to this topic in my book. However, I am disheartened to hear so many people describe the flipped classroom as a model where teachers must record videos or podcasts for students to view at home. There are many teachers who do not want to record videos either because they don’t have the necessary skills or equipment, their classes don’t include a lot of lecture that can be captured in recordings, or they are camera shy. Too often the conversation surrounding the flipped classroom focuses on the videos- creating them, hosting them, and assessing student understanding of the content via simple questions or summary assignments. 1. 2.

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