October 10, 2015

Adobe eLearning Suite Giveaway!!!

We are giving away 1 full copy of the Adobe eLearning Suite!!!

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Adobe eLearning Suite

A drawing will be held Monday, March 15, 2010 at noon (EST).

A special thanks to the folks at Adobe for sponsoring this giveaway!

The Adobe eLearning Suite (Window version) includes:

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eLearning 3.0 Tool: NihongoUp

Over the last couple of years there has been a growing facination with mini-games in iTunes Store for your iPhone/iPod Touch and on Adobe’s AIR framework.

Last night I stumbled across are very useful (if you are learning Japanese) eLearning AIR app called, NihongoUp. While I’m not learning Japanese, I installed the free trial version of the app and discovered it has a few of educational mini-games to help improve your typing speed on a Japanese keyboard, sentence structure and vocabulary.

They have a free trial version as well as a full version (only $5).

Quality educational tools like NihongoUp are the future of eLearning 3.0 and the price point couldn’t be any better.

eLearning 3.0 Blog: Daily Digest (June 6, 2009)

eLearning 3.0 Blog: Daily Digest (May 19, 2009)

  • Why E-Books Look So Ugly | Wired.com

    As books make the leap from cellulose and ink to electronic pages, some editors worry that too much is being lost in translation. Typography, layout, illustrations and carefully thought-out covers are all being reduced to a uniform, black-on-gray template that looks the same whether you’re reading Pride and Prejudice, Twilight or the Federalist Papers.        

    “There’s a dearth of typographic expression in e-books today,” says Pablo Defendini, digital producer for Tor.com, the online arm of science fiction and fantasy publisher Tor Books. “Right now it’s just about taking a digital file and pushing it on to a e-book reader without much consideration for layout and flow of text.” …
    (tags: eBooks Tor.com Publisher Typography)

  • 100 Best iPhone Apps for Serious Self-Learners

    Those who constantly strive to learn more from the world around them, who can’t pass up an opportunity to pour over a book or dictionary, or who take classes just to learn a bit more are a special breed. For those with an iPhone, the chances for learning just got a lot greater. No matter if you love literature, science, nature, arts, foreign languages and travel, medicine, or Christian studies, there are apps that will enhance your ability to expand your knowledge base.

    (tags: iPhone SelfLearning Reference Materials Christian Studies Nature Math Medicine Foreign Languages Travel Arts Literature)

    Text messaging in your teaching | e-Learning Acupuncture

    Cell phones are not new technology to the average North American high school or college/university student. They use them frequently and well. Further, they often carry them with them at all times. This presents a unique opportunity for us to quickly and easily interact with our learners. Instead of placing content, notices, or updates on an LMS and hoping that your students find it in time, it is possible to email that material in the form of a text message to your learners. The benefit is that they have the information instantly, it is portable, and it is easy for educators to deploy. Also, the learner doesn’t have to go and seek this information and it saves them time.

    (tags: eLearning Mobile Technology LMS SMS)

    Wolfram/Alpha Computational Engine: Impact on Learning/Training?

    This article is a nice write-up and actually has a couple links to other write-ups but in the interest of redundancy, I’ll add my own. This is not a Google killer. They are different. Ask Google “coastline of England”and it’ll return web pages that talk about the coastline of England. Ask W/A (sorry, just not going to type out ‘Wolfram/Alpha’ every time) that question and it will actually try to compute the distance of that coastline. Easy right? Its the difference between search and computation.

    (tags: WolframAlpha eLearning)

  • The Fate of Academia | Vimeo

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  • Distance Education Essentials | About.com

    The World of Distance Education:        

    Distance education programs are more popular than ever. College and high school students now have hundreds of legitimate distance education schools to choose from. If you’re new to the idea of learning through distance education, this article will help you understand the basics.
    What is Distance Education?:

    Distance education is any type of schooling that takes place away from a physical campus. Distance education is also known as:
    distance learning
    virtual learning
    online learning
    online education
    web-based training

    (tags: eLearning DistanceLearning HighSchool HigherEducation VirtualLearning WebBasedTraining)

  • Jane’s E-Learning Pick of the Day: Using Elgg as as Social Learning …

    Here now is the 2nd presentation: Using Elgg as a Social Learning platform. This one looks at the use of the free, open source Elgg software as a social learning and collaboration platform for organizational use.

    (tags: eLearning SocialLearning Elgg OpenSource)

    The Future of eLearning is Social Learning ” eLearning Weekly

    Jane Hart has been creating presentations recently to help explain social learning to her clients. Fortunately for us, she is now sharing some of this content online: Jane is working on a 3-part series related to social learning, and the first 2 parts are now available (and embedded below). Keep an eye out for the third part, which should hopefully be published in a week or two.

    (tags: eLearning SocialLearning Future)

    The Ten Commandments of eLearning | Upside Learning Blog

    We discovered ‘The Ten Commandments of eLearning” as elucidated by Cath Ellis and Clive Shepherd. We’ve decided to follow in the same vein and list our commandments. First off, we thought ten is too many to remember, so we cut it down to five. There are some similarities to Cath and Clive’s commandments but that is to be expected given the nature of this post.

    (tags: eLearning)

    Learning with ‘e’s: e-Learning 3.0

    Firstly, in a Web 3.0 world we will not only tap into the semantic web with all it promises, but e-Learning 3.0 will transgress the boundaries of traditional institutions, and there will be an increase in self-organised learning. Why? Because we will gain easier access to the tools and services that enable us to personalise our learning, and these will be aggregated more easily too…

    (tags: eLearning3.0 eLearning Mobile Technology Collaborative 3D Visualization)

    One XO Learning Laptop Per South Carolinian School Child – OLPC News

    Last year, One Laptop Per Child/South Carolina launched a XO laptop pilot project at Britton’s Neck Elementary in Marion School District Seven and Rains Centenary Early Childhood Center in Mullins, with 500 computers and an over-riding goal: one XO learning laptop per South Carolinian school child.

    (tags: OLPC SouthCarolina)

    Breaking News: OLPC India Orders 250,000 XO Laptops! – OLPC News

    Satish Jha, president and CEO of OLPC India has announced via IDG that two government organizations and one private-sector entity placed a 250,000 XO laptop order. Apparently, the XO laptops will be distributed to about 1,500 schools, starting in June.

    (tags: OLPC India)

    120,000 XO Laptops Headed to OLPC Rwanda

    Back last year, One Laptop Per Child donated 10,000 XO laptops from G1G1 to Rwanda in an attempt to kick start OLPC Rwanda. OLPC also promised to donate another 10,000 XO laptops in 2009. The plan worked! It got President Paul Kagame excited about the concept to the tune of 100,000 XO laptops.

    (tags: OLPC Rwanda)

  • The future of the book turns a page

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  • School Of To Require iPod Touch, iPhone For Students …

    Books, paper and pens are considered necessary school supplies. Now, so is an iPod touch or an iPhone for incoming freshmen at the MU School of Journalism.

    (tags: Journalism iPodTouch iPhone Apple)

    Blackboard Buys Angel – Inside Higher Ed

    Blackboard on Wednesday announced that it was purchasing Angel Learning for about $95 million, shaking up the course management industry.

    (tags: Blackboard AngelLearning Sakai Moodle LMS Pearson eCollege)

    Amazon supersizes Kindle for textbooks, newspapers – Ars Technica

    Amazon’s latest press event was used to roll out a large-format Kindle, along with deals with educators and publishers that will fill the new device with content. Ars reports from the launch of the Kindle DX, which is available for pre-order at a size-proportional price: $489.

    (tags: Amazon Kindle Textbook eBooks Newspaper)

    New Realities in Higher Education – elearnspace

    Ray Schroeder is an active blogger that I have followed for about eight years. He covers a range of , pedagogy, and other trends on his numerous blogs. Last month, I started following a new blog by Ray: New Realities in Higher Education

    (tags: eLearning HigherEducation Economic)

  • My Top Ten Tools for Learning 2009

    (tags: eLearning Tools WordPress GoogleReader Wikipedia Diigo Dreamweaver GoogleDocs Captivate Wikispaces Skype)

  • Flex Builder has a New Name… Flash Builder

    Over the last several days there has been a ton of exciting news related to Flash & Flex…        

    First, Adobe has decided on renaming Flex Builder to Flash Builder!
    (tags: eLearning Flash Flex ColdFusion)

  • Adobe Releases A Much Need Flash CS4 Update

    Adobe has released Flash CS4 10.0.2, a patch to fix 61 bugs and improve the stability of CS4.

    (tags: eLearning Flash CS4)