Friday, October 29, 2010

Jane Hart's Top 100 learning tools

The top 10 learning tools for 2010 are:

* Twitter
* YouTube
* Google Docs
* Delicious
* Slideshare
* Skype
* Google Reader,RSS / Feed reader
* Wordpress
* Facebook,
* Moodle

Jane Hart's Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies for the full top 100.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Some of my favourite bloggers

To keep up-to-date on what's new in the online learning world, try these three sites:

Stephen Downes.
Stephen writes about online learning, content syndication, and new media.

Terry Anderson
Terry writes about the use of social software in distance education, among other topics, in his blog.

George Siemens on connectivism

For creative help in designing rapid, effective learning - check out these blogs:

The Rapid E-learning Blog
Lots of design ideas and tips for creating interesting content

Cathy Moore's Blog
More design ideas and tips

Clive on e-learning
Clive has lots of interesting things to say about e-learning

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Horizon Report 2010

Just reading the Horizon report (Johnson, L., Levine, A., Smith, R., & Stone, S. (2010). The 2010 Horizon Report.Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium.)...

Some interesting links to mobile learning projects at various universities, including University of Waterloo. Almost everyone has a mobile device and many will take advantage of it to review course work while commuting, waiting for appointments, etc. or to communicate with profs and fellow students. U Waterloo found that students reported spending more time accessing course materials and collaborating with their classmates when materials were delivered to their blackberries. E-books were also mentioned as a boon for students, as they could carry an entire course load of readings and textbooks with them and read as time permits.

The report also mentioned the increased availability of open educational resources, commenting that " students are learning not only the material, but also skills related to finding, evaluating, interpreting, and repurposing the resources they are studying in partnership with their teachers. "

More later...