Free eLearning Books - The Ultimate List This article highlights 54 free eLearning and instructional design books from the industry's top talents. The insight and advice offered by experienced eLearning professionals give you the opportunity to create winning deliverables for both private and professional learning audiences. The hallmark of a successful eLearning professional is a constant thirst for knowledge, and always wanting to learn more about how and why learners acquire information. However, this constant pursuit of knowledge can often come with a hefty price tag, thanks to rising book costs.
Three Good Tools for Collaboratively Creating Multimedia Books Collaborating to create multimedia books can be a good way to get students excited about writing stories. Students can collaborate with each other and or with you. Through the process of sharing ideas and revisions students' work improves. Writing a multimedia ebook can also be a nice way for students to illustrate and or further explain portions of fiction and non-fiction stories that they compose. The following three platforms make it possible for students to create and publish multimedia ebooks in their web browsers. For elementary school students:
How to Focus Attention in Adult Learning and E-learning Studies show that focus is a key attribute for performance improvement and success in life. Yet today’s modern workplace is full of distractions, from text to tweets. Check out these effective techniques for increasing focus for adult learners participating in e-learning, classroom training, and other learning events.
Quick Guide To Coworking Space Management Software Running a coworking space is no easy task. Mostly because it’s about way more than running a space. On the other hand, a coworking space is also a business, with overhead to track, revenue to collect, and lots of data to gather, analyze and synthesize. Out in the Open: An Open Source Website That Gives Voters a Platform to Influence Politicians This is the decade of the protest. The Arab Spring. The Occupy Movement. And now the student demonstrations in Taiwan.
The Teacher’s Guide To Open Educational Resources You’ve probably heard about Open Educational Resources and maybe even used some in your classroom. But the world of OERs is growing constantly, with more quality resources available every day. If you aren’t taking advantage of them yet, now is a great time to take a closer look. What’s so great about OERs? Open Educational Resources are learning tools like textbooks, lesson plans, and other media that are in the public domain or openly licensed, meaning that use you can freely use and adapt them. Unlike online resources that are free but not openly licensed, you can adapt OERs as much as you like to your own needs, which makes them an infinitely flexible tool.
14 Tools for Collaborative Brainstorming Harness the creativity of your team with online collaboration tools. Brainstorm and visualize ideas together, regardless of location. Here is a list of tools for collaborative brainstorming. There are online whiteboards for visualizing ideas, video-conferencing platforms, file-sharing tools, real-time messaging apps, and mind-mapping tools. Conceptboard Conceptboard. Qute for PC/Mac Qute for PC/Mac is a text editor with Markdown and TeX support. Qute offers per paragraph preview, i.e., users can switch between editing the source and viewing a rich text rendering with typeset formulas for each paragraph separately. Qute is currently evolving to include support for user-defined markup languages and transformers via OMeta, see this post. To make looking at a single text file for hours appealing, Qute offers switchable themes with subtle background images and font effects.
Co-opoly: The Game of Co-operatives - The Toolbox for Education and Social Action Order Co-opoly in the UK In Co-opoly: The Game of Cooperatives, players collaborate to found and run a democratic business. In order to survive as individuals and to strive for the success of their co-op, players make tough choices regarding big and small challenges while putting their teamwork abilities to the test. This is an exciting game of skill and solidarity, where everyone wins – or everybody loses. Will the Point Bank continue to dominate the players’ lives, or will they break free and take control by jump-starting the movement for a truly democratic and cooperative economy in their community? By playing Co-opoly, players discover the unique benefits, challenges, and operations of the cooperative world – as well as the skills needed to participate in a co-op!