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What Caught Our Attention: February 20, 2011

  • Directory of Learning Tools
    Over 2,000 tools for learning and working in education and the workplace
  • The eLearning Site: Jobs Forum
    Add your eLearning jobs or post info about yourself for potential employers to find.
  • Delicious Bookmarks Extension (Beta) – Google Chrome extension gallery
    Delicious Bookmarks is the official Google Chrome extension for Delicious, the world’s leading social bookmarking service (formerly It integrates your bookmarks with the Google Chrome browser and keeps them in sync for easy, convenient access. Access your bookmarks in Chrome or anywhere in the world by going to
  • AddThis – Bookmarking addon
    Make sharing easy.Get more traffic with the most popular sharing platform in the world. Help your users share your content everywhere. It only takes seconds to get AddThis, and it’s free!

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IEEE Offers Tutorials in Multiple Languages

IEEE logoIEEE, the world’s largest technical professional association, has launched 11 tutorials in 7 languages as part of the organization’s online training and support program for the IEEE Xplore® digital library. The self-paced tutorials are presented on the IEEE client services Web page as voice-narrated Flash videos with complete downloadable transcripts in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish.
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Leading Publisher Offers Electronic Books to UN Program Providing Research Access to the Developing World

Elsevier, the publishers of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced that 780 of its science and technology electronic books will be added to Research4Life ( Elsevier Science & Technology Books provides award-winning, leading-edge books and education resources to information professionals worldwide.
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Earthquake in Christchurch New Zealand

You may or may not know that The eLearning Site is based in the North Island of New Zealand.
Thus we are greatly relieved that none of our friends and families have been injured in the recent earth quake which started on Saturday morning.
There is still much to do with thousands of homes and other buildings in need to demolition or repair. A great deal of infrastructure will also need to be replaced or repaired.
If you would like to make a donation to the Canterbury Appeal please visit the New Zealand Red Cross Online Donation Page.
Many thanks

How to … Improve Your Online Course Next Year

Online teaching is no different to face-to-face teaching with regards to ongoing improvements. There are things we can do better next time, or things we want to change.

The problem is, as time hurtles by, that we often forget what it was we wanted to change when review time comes round. 

So I suggest this simple solution to staff I work with.

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