E-Learning Tools<br />To get e-learning done-from initial design to development and through implementation- specific types of tools are required. A one-and done e-learning toolbox needs the best tool for each of these five categories: authoring, interactivity, social activity, quizzing and delivery. With these five tools learning professionals can create high quality E-Learning from start to finish. <br /><ul><li>Authoring: The easiest tool to use is PowerPoint 2010.
Interactivity: Articulate is a user-friendly and creates beautiful, professional e-learning. For interactivity, Engage 2009 is the choice. Engage streamlines the development of several types of interaction like timed word games. </li></ul>http://www.articulate.com/ <br /><ul><li>Social Activity: Twitter. Micro messaging is at the core of future learning that is, “on demand” learning. Twitter creates a network and real-time stream of micro messages. The messages are also searchable and can be compiled using hashtags. (Hashtags are a community-driven convention for adding additional context and metadata to your tweets.)
Quizzing: To create assessments quickly and with striking results, look to Quizmaker 2009. The templates look sharp and incorporate multi-media. Quizmaker offers several question types like multiple-choice and matching, and many options are available like opting for multiple correct answers and offering feedback.
Delivery: The free, open source Moodle, which offers a web-based learning platform. Moodle is a course management system (CMS) that integrates standard SCORM packages. What that means is that SCORM compliant tools like Engage and Quizmaker can be imported to Moodle. PowerPoint can be imported to Moodle. </li></ul>http://moodle.org/ <br />Read more: http://technorati.com/technology/article/top-5-e-learning-tools-of/#ixzz1BFvwahXp<br />TOP RECOMMENDED E-LEARNING TOOLS<br />1. Twitter:A social networking and micro-blogging service that allows you answer the question, “What are you doing?” by sending short text messages 140 characters in length, called “tweets”, to your friends, or followers. <br />http://twitter.com/<br />2. Delicious: A social bookmarking service. You can save all of your bookmarks online, share them with other people, and see what other people are bookmarking.<br />http://www.delicious.com/<br />3. YouTube: Discover, watch and upload and share videos. <br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fnh9q_cQcUE&feature=related <br />4. Google Reader: Checks your favorite news sites and blogs for new content. You can recommend articles to your friends.<br />https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLogin?service=reader&passive=1209600&continue=http://www.google.com/reader&followup=http://www.google.com/reader <br />5. Goodge Docs: Edit online documents from anywhere. Create presentations online or upload your own documents. <br />https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLogin?service=writely&passive=1209600&continue=http://docs.google.com/&followup=http://docs.google.com/<mpl=homepage <br />6. Wordpress.org: A semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. Create a usable website or blog. <br />http://wordpress.org/ <br />7. Slideshare: Offers users the ability to upload and share publicly or privately PowerPoint presentations, Word documents and Adobe PDF Portfolios. <br />http://www.slideshare.net/ <br />8. Google Search: A web search engine owned by Google, Inc. and is the most used search engine on the Web. <br />http://www.google.com/ <br />9. Audacity: Free audio editor and recorder.<br />http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ <br />10. Firefox: Open source web browser created by Mozilla. <br />http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/ <br />11. Opensource: Describes practices in production and development that promote access to the end product’s source materials. Gives the users the ability to modify and customize the source code. <br />12. Screenr: A free recording tool that integrates with twitter and YouTube. <br />http://screenr.com/ <br />Additional Resources and Information available at: <br />Handbook on emerging technologies for learning http://umanitoba.ca/learning_technologies/cetl/HETL.pdf<br />Traditional Tools<br />Workbooks, diaries, and lab notebooks<br />Computer-based methods<br />Fieldwork<br />Learning in clinics<br />Independent learning tasks<br />Essays, dissertations and projects<br />Library searches<br />Portfolios<br />Posters<br />Video<br />Moodle Screen Shot<br />