Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Google's Course Builder


Google's Course Builder:
https://code.google.com/p/course-builder/

Google's Course Builder is like the usual LMS (Learning Management system) which is used in many schools to deliver online learning materials to their students.

You can download the codes for free from the above website.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Tips for designing MOOCs and useful teaching strategies

Tips for designing MOOCs and useful teaching strategies
(Source: http://e4innovation.com/?p=800)


This is a useful website for those of you who want to develop and launch an MOOC (Massive Open Online Course.

Here are the contents of his article:

1. Best practice guidelines for MOOCs
2. Teaching techniques

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Free Images for e-learning course development of safety training courses

Here is a good website which provides free images for developing e-learning courses on Safety Training:
http://www.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/free-images-safety-training-courses/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+RapidElearningBlog+%28The+Rapid+E-Learning+Blog%29

Thursday, October 9, 2014

20 Productivity Apps that will ensure efficiency

20 Productivity Apps that will ensure efficiency
by Paula Mooney at
http://www.lifehack.org/articles/technology/finally-20-productivity-apps-that-will-ensure-efficiency.html?mid=20141002&ref=mail&uid=76046

1. Microsoft Office for Mobile Devices
2. Dial my calls
3. When I work
4. Chase Mobile app for iPhone
5. Pocket Informant
6. Asana
7. Trello
8. Google Mobile
9. 1Password
10. Voxer
11. Google Voice
12. Anylist
13. Mega
14. Launcher
15. HP ePrint
16. MyScript Calculator
17. Cozi
18. Google Slides
19. Prezi
20. Super Notes

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

MOOCs and the Hubble Telescope - Presentation by Gary Matkin

This is an interesting and thought-provoking presentation by Gary Matkin.

MOOCs and the Hubble Telescope: The Big Leap for Higher Education Research

http://videolectures.net/ocwc2014_matkin_moocs/

Directory of MOOC - "MOOC List"

“MOOC List” is a directory (aggregator) of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) from different providers.

http://www.mooc-list.com/

Sunday, September 21, 2014

World Heutagogy Day - 26 September 2014

Friday, 26 September 2014, has been declared the World Heutagogy Day.

So, what is heutagogy?

This is the official explanation from the website of the Heutagogy Community of Practice at

http://heutagogycop.wordpress.com:

What Is Heutagogy?

“Heutagogy is the study of self-determined learning … It is also an attempt to challenge some ideas about teaching and learning that still prevail in teacher centred learning and the need for, as Bill Ford (1997) eloquently puts it ‘knowledge sharing’ rather than ‘knowledge hoarding’. In this respect heutagogy looks to the future in which knowing how to learn will be a fundamental skill given the pace of innovation and the changing structure of communities and workplaces.”

Hase, S. and Kenyon, C. (2000). From andragogy to heutagogy. Ultibase, RMIT. http://ultibase.rmit.edu.au/Articles/dec00/hase2.htm

Anybody is free to participate in the community of practice. Please browse the above website for information on the participation.