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The eLearning Guild : eBook: Instructional Design Tips

58 Tips

New from The eLearning Guild.
Instructional Design (ID) is — or at least should be — the foundation for effective eLearning. Whether you are new to ID or have been designing eLearning for a while, it’s easy to get stuck in certain ways of doing things. That’s when you need some new ideas!
This complimentary eBook draws on the ideas and experience of 14 ID experts who are leading sessions that are part of The eLearning Guild’s May 2012 Online Forum on “eLearning Instructional Design: Advanced and Breakthrough Techniques.” These tips, which will enhance the way you design eLearning, are organized into four general categories:

  • Research
  • Design
  • Development
  • Project management

Complete the form on the site to download the report.
via The eLearning Guild : eBook: Instructional Design Tips.

Free Tools for Media Creation & Editing

As a training developer, you’re no stranger to budget cuts. Companies everywhere are turning to e-learning and mobile learning as a solution to improve performance while cutting costs. But how do you create engaging, high-quality content for your online training courses? How can you make simple adjustments to images and recordings without having to spend thousands of dollars on a suite of products?
In this complimentary webinar, learn about 16 different free tools that can help you with your media creation and revision. Edit videos and vector graphics, mix audio tracks, sharpen your images, and record tutorials; all without spending a dime. Tools covered will include:

  • JayCut
  • Video Spin
  • The Aviary Suite of Tools
  • Audacity
  • GIMP
  • Jing
  • Kuler
  • Inkscape
  • More

The presenter will show all 16 tools and give a brief description on how they can be leveraged to create professional-quality assets for your online training courses. Join us for this 1-hour event and start using all of these products today without the need for permission from a budget committee.
via Rapid Intake Webinars – Watch Recordings.

Free Learning Management Systems

It’s been over a year since this post was originally written so we thought it was time to look it out and dust it off.
Here’s an updated look (8 Apr 2012) at free LMSs
Many institutions and small education businesses are turning away from costly proprietary software for their Learning  Course Management System (LCMS). They are turning to free / open source  solutions instead. Here we look at the options available.
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Free Webinar: Things People Don’t Get About Mobile Learning: Float Mobile Learning

Esteemed author Clark Quinn joins Float mobile strategist and evangelist Jeff Tillett and Float senior analyst Gary Woodill for our next free webinar in the Mobile Learning Conversations series Wednesday, April 11.
The Mobile Learning Conversations free webinar series comes to you every month via Float Learning. This month’s session begins at 12 p.m. CT (-6 GMT) on Wednesday, April 11. If you register but cannot attend, we will send out a recording of the event later in the week. Register now for Mobile Learning Conversations>>
via Free Webinar: Things People Don’t Get About Mobile Learning: Float Mobile Learning.

Teacher’s recommendations for academic uses of 5 fun free presentation tools | Emerging Education Technology

Free Digital Presentation Tools

Course participants offer their ideas about ways to use these fun free tools in instructional situations and other academic applications.
Glogster is a tool for creating unique, interactive digital “posters”, to share ideas, pictures, videos, and more. Learn more about Glogster here (on their “What Is Glogster?” page).
Vuvox allows users to mix text, pictures, sound, and video, to create a couple of different presentation formats – a scrolling ‘collage’ presentation, or their ‘express’ format. Learn more about Vuvox here (on their ‘About’ page).
“Make amazing videos by mixing your photos and video with our effects, text and music” with OneTrueMedia. Learn more here (on their ‘FAQ’ page).
With Voki, you can create a speaking animated avatar! Learn more here (on their ‘About’ page.)
Prezi is an app where you can create those cool visuals with images and text that zoom in to specific content elements and then  back out again to see the bigger picture, and then zoom in again, etc. These have become popular in television commercials lately. Learn more here (by watching the video on their home page).
[note: this post gives great examples of how to use these free tools.]
via Teacher’s recommendations for academic uses of 5 fun free presentation tools | Emerging Education Technology.