FreeMind – free Mind Mapping software http://freemind.sourceforge.net It is used to generate, visualize, structure and classify ideas, and as an aid in planning, organization, problem solving, and decision making.
Picasa http://picasa.google.com/ 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.
Blender - Open Source Software for 3D modeling http://www.blender.org/ 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.
Dia – a ‘Visio’ inspired program http://live.gnome.org/Dia It can be used to draw many different kinds of diagrams.
gliffy – Web browser diagramming http://www.gliffy.com/
Nvu – Web authoring for Windows, Macs, & Linux http://www.nvu.com/index.php
moodle http://moodle.org/ <ul><li>Moodle is a course management system </li></ul><ul><li>can be downloaded and used on any computer </li></ul><ul><li>can scale from a single-teacher site to a 50,000-student university </li></ul><ul><li>needs to be installed on a server somewhere </li></ul>
Hot Potatoes http://hotpot.uvic.ca/ 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.
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. http://www.kartoo.com
Scribus – Desktop Publishing http://www.scribus.net/ 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.
New Jour http://library.georgetown.edu/newjour/
Directory of Open Access Journals http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=home
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) http://www.aupress.ca/books/Terry_Anderson.php
myUdutu http://www.udutu.com/products.html myUdutu™ Moodle module The myUdutu Course Authoring Module for Moodle allows you to easily insert your courses myUdutu into your running Moodle installation.
Do this now: <ul><li>Create a http://del.icio.us account; enter a search tag; take a Quick Tour of the Toolbar http://del.icio.us/help/firefox/bookmarks/quicktour </li></ul><ul><li>Create a Skype account; transfer a file with another Learner </li></ul><ul><li>Create a Damaka account </li></ul><ul><li>Create a Slideshare account; search for topic of your choice; view it or download it </li></ul><ul><li>Create a Google Alert http://www.google.com/alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to an Open Source Journal </li></ul>