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  • The purpose of this presentation is to present some useful, free online social networking resources and other free software programs to help you expedite learning and online course creation.


  • 1. Using Social Networking & Other Free Software
  • 2. Why Use Social Networking?
    • Cost-effective
    • Time-saving
    • Collaborative
    • Faster
    • Available
    • Generally Free
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    • Free Voice Over Internet Protocol
    • Video Conferencing
    • Public Chats
    • File Transfers
  • 4. Skypecasts Up to 100 people!
  • 5. Damaka Personalize
  • 6. Yugma
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  • 11. Koyote - IPOD Video Converter For Free
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  • 13. FreeMind – free Mind Mapping software It is used to generate, visualize, structure and classify ideas, and as an aid in planning, organization, problem solving, and decision making.
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  • 17. Google Alerts Bonus Slide
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  • 19. Blog Search
  • 20. Create and share spreadsheets online
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  • 22. Zoho Office Suite
  • 23. Google Docs & Spreadsheets
  • 24. Google Apps
  • 25. gOFFICE – Web Office Suite
  • 26. CutePDF Writer
  • 27. MWSnap – Screen capturing tool
  • 28. Email, Skype, AIM and Twitter delivery. Automatically generated HTML pages and RSS feeds. Power email newsletters with or without a blog.
  • 29. flickr
  • 30. Picasa Picasa is a free software download from Google that helps you: Locate and organize all the photos on your computer. Edit and add effects to your photos with a few simple clicks. Share your photos with others through email, prints, and on the web : it’s fast, easy and free.
  • 31. SplashCast
  • 32. Video Paper Builder 3
  • 33. Camstudio
  • 34. Socialtext
  • 35. thinkfree – Online Collaboration
  • 36. iTeamwork
  • 37. Jotlet – Online Calendar
  • 38. BlueTie – free email, calendaring, & file sharing
  • 39. Wordsource – Online Dictionary & Thesaurus
  • 40. Blender - Open Source Software for 3D modeling Blender is the Open Source Software for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation, and playback. Blender allows students and teachers to animate 3D computer graphics.
  • 41. Dia – a ‘Visio’ inspired program It can be used to draw many different kinds of diagrams.
  • 42. ajaxSketch – graphic editor
  • 43. gliffy – Web browser diagramming
  • 44. Nvu – Web authoring for Windows, Macs, & Linux
  • 45. moodle
    • Moodle is a course management system
    • can be downloaded and used on any computer
    • can scale from a single-teacher site to a 50,000-student university
    • needs to be installed on a server somewhere
  • 46. Core FTP LE
  • 47. Hot Potatoes The Hot Potatoes suite includes six applications, enabling you to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises for the World Wide Web. Hot Potatoes is not freeware, but it is free of charge for those working for publicly-funded non-profit-making educational institutions, who make their pages available on the web.
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  • 49. What is PollDaddy? PollDaddy is an online tool, which allows you to create free polls and place them on your website, blog, MySpace, hi5, Friendster or Xanga account or anywhere online that you can paste a bit of JavaScript or Flash!
  • 50. Bonus Resource Doodle
  • 51. Boolify
  • 52. Clusty Search Engine
  • 53. Clustered Results
  • 54. Kartoo Search Engine Kartoo is a visual meta search engine, "with visual display interfaces. When you click on OK, Kartoo launches the query to a set of search engines, gathers the results, compiles them and represents them in a series of interactive maps through a proprietary algorithm." Or simply put, it puts its results on an interactive, visual map for you to play with. Kartoo is a metacrawler/metasearch engine, which means that it does not come up with its own results, but aggregates the results of many other search engines.
  • 55. Kartoo Search Results
  • 56. Scribus – Desktop Publishing Scribus is a professional page layout to Linux/Unix, MacOS X, OS/2 and Windows desktops with a combination of "press-ready" output and new approaches to page layout.
  • 57. New Jour
  • 58. Directory of Open Access Journals
  • 59. Role and Function of Theory in Online Education Development and Delivery Download the entire book Edited by Terry Anderson Series: Issues in Distance Education May 2008 Softcover 9978-1-897425-08-4 (SC) $39.95 May 2008 E-Book 978-1-897425-07-7 (e-book)
  • 60. myUdutu myUdutu™ Moodle module The myUdutu Course Authoring Module for Moodle allows you to easily insert your courses myUdutu into your running Moodle installation.
  • 61. Do this now:
    • Create a account; enter a search tag; take a Quick Tour of the Toolbar
    • Create a Skype account; transfer a file with another Learner
    • Create a Damaka account
    • Create a Slideshare account; search for topic of your choice; view it or download it
    • Create a Google Alert
    • Subscribe to an Open Source Journal