Friday, June 18, 2010

Free Book - E-Learner Survival Guide

This books targets the person taking online courses BUT has lots of good tips to consider when developing courseware. It’s also available through Amazon.

"This broad–reaching collection of essays on e–learning examines accomplishments, new directions, and challenges from many perspectives. The essays are arranged in categories, which include e–learning and e–learners, teaching and instruction, student en-gagement, learning communities, outcomes assessment and institu-tional leadership, all of which relate to learners and programs from college, K–12, career, to corporate training. Of special interest is a focus on successful outcomes for students and programs, and essays on often–overlooked niches of learners, including genera-tional differences (Gamers, Boomers, Gen X, and Gen Y), stay–at–home mothers, working mother e–learners, homeschoolers, bilingual online education and training."

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Free Webinar: Avoiding PowerPoint Poison

Avoiding PowerPoint Poison: Instructionally Effective Use of PowerPoint Conversion for eLearning

Wed, Jun 23, 2010 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT

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EPA Response to BP Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

The EPA has a special website dedicated to the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  The EPA deployed the ASPECT, a twin engine aircraft designed to assist in the collection of air sampling data as well as photo documentation of environmental incidents.  You can view the ASPECT data in Google Earth - there are links to the data on the site, adownload for the Google Earth program and a document explaining how to use ASPECT Google Earth data to find oil locations.

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Monday, June 14, 2010

YouTube Play: searching with the Guggenheim for the world’s most creative online video

(From the YouTube Blog)
YouTube Play is a collaboration between YouTube and the Guggenheim Museum to unearth and showcase the very best creative video from around the world. They are looking for animation, motion graphics, narrative, non-narrative, or documentary work, music videos and entirely new art forms—creations that really challenge the world’s perceptions of what’s possible with video.

To have your work considered, simply post it on YouTube, and then submit it at A jury of experts will decide which works presented at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York on October 21, 2010 with simultaneous presentations at the Guggenheim museums in Berlin, Bilbao, and Venice.

The videos will be on view to the public from October 22 through 24 in New York and on the YouTube Play channel.

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