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  • 1. Useful SoftwareBy Matt Ewens – Information OfficerThis list has been created in part through some greatexisting resources that I have found through Twitter as wellas my own research.Follow me at @mattewensRSCSW 1Or @RSCSouthWest
  • 2. ContentsBlogs and CollaborationQuiz/Survey CreationImage ResourcesPhotographic/Image ManipulationScreen CaptureTag CloudsQR Code GeneratorsWriting/Presentation Collaboration/LMSMind MappingPodcasting/Audio EditingStorageVideo EditingBibliographical/Research/CitationContent Creation/CoursesOther Types of Software 2
  • 3. Blogs and Collaboration Back to ContentsEvernote is a suite of software and services designed for note taking and archiving.A "note" can be a piece of formatted text, a full webpage or webpage excerpt, aphotograph, a voice memo, or a handwritten "ink" note. Notes can also have fileattachments. Notes can be sorted into folders, then tagged, annotated, edited,given comments, searched and exported as part of a notebook.Evernote is available in a paid version or a more restricted, advertising-supported,free version. Use of the online server is free up to a certain monthly usage limit,with additional monthly use reserved for paying subscribers. 3Find out more: http://evernote.com/
  • 4. Blogs and Collaboration Diigo Back to ContentsDiigo provides a browser add-on that can improve research productivity. Instead ofjust bookmarking, you can highlight portions of web pages that are of particularinterest. Sticky notes can be attached to specific parts of web pages. Unlike mostother web "highlighters" that merely clip, Diigo highlights and sticky notes arepersistent in the sense that whenever it returns to the original web page, you willsee your highlights and sticky notes superimposed on the original page. 4Find out more: http://www.diigo.com/
  • 5. Blogs and Collaboration Back to ContentsPosterous is a free blogging platform that simplifies the process of designing andmaintaining a blog. One of its signature features is that it lets you post to your blogfrom any email account or mobile device, so prolific bloggers can add new contentall the time, quickly and easily.It works well with mobile devices and also email. It also resizes photographsautomatically and posts can be made from an iPhone or Android device, includingvia text message. 5Find out more: https://posterous.com/
  • 6. Blogs and CollaborationWallwisher enables anyone to setup an online wall, quickly and easily. It can becustomised using different themes. The ‘wall’ is the webpage and people can postmessages, images, videos and links to it. The wall can be made either public orprivate. The wall updates in real time and anyone visiting can see any changes.Features: * Free * Customisation * Posts update quickly * Can add controls to allow you to approve content before going live * The wall can be embedded into a blog or a website 6Find out more: http://wallwisher.com/
  • 7. Blogs and Collaboration Back to ContentsGlogster is a social network that allows users to create free interactive posters, orGlogs. A "Glog", short for "graphics blog", is an interactive multimedia image. Itlooks like a poster, but readers can interact with the content.The user inserts text, images, photos, audio (MP3), videos, special effects andother elements into their glogs to generate a multimedia online creation.Glogster is based on Adobe Flash elements. Posters can be shared with other userson the site, embedded in external wikis or blogs, and shared via many socialnetworks such as Facebook and Twitter. Glogs can also be exported and saved tocomputer-compatible formats. 7Find out more: http://www.glogster.com/
  • 8. Blogs and Collaboration Back to ContentsWordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a dynamic contentmanagement system (CMS).It has thousands of plugins and themes to choose from and is one of the mostpopular sites available. Forums and mailing lists can be added and it is fullystandards compliant. 8Find out more: http://wordpress.com/
  • 9. Blogs and Collaboration Back to ContentsBlogger is now owned by Google and in order to use it, you must have a Googleaccount.Once you access Blogger it is free to use and has a large selection of templatesavailable to use. 9Find out more: www.blogger.com
  • 10. Blogs and Collaboration Back to ContentsTumblr, is a microblogging platform and social networking website.Users can post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog. They can followother users blogs, as well as make their blogs private. Much of the websitesfeatures are accessed from the dashboard interface, where the option to postcontent and posts of followed blogs appear. 10Find out more: https://www.tumblr.com/
  • 11. Blogs and Collaboration Back to ContentsBlog.com is a site for creating blogs, a simplistic interface makes it easy to createcontent.Blogs can be collaborated on and shared and connected to social media.It has themes to choose fro, multimedia support and blogs can be made private. 11Find out more: www.blog.com
  • 12. Blogs and Collaboration Back to ContentsBlogster is a blogging community featuring specific-interest blogs. There is anonline community of users publishing content. Members can network andcollaborate by creating a blog, building a personalised profile, interacting and theycan comment on articles.One of the benefits are that it is spam free. 12Find out more: http://www.blogster.com/
  • 13. Quiz/Survey Creation/Response System Back to ContentsSurveyTool is a source for research assistance, offering an excellent free surveymaker and plenty of other services that will assist with survey creation and datacollection. 13Find out more: http://www.surveytool.com/free-survey-maker/
  • 14. Quiz/Survey Creation/Response System Back to ContentsYou can create free online surveys, features:• Drag and drop editor• Re-brandable• Email or web surveys• 100% secure and confidential• Create polls and quizzes 14Find out more: http://freeonlinesurveys.com/
  • 15. Quiz/Survey Creation/Response System Back to ContentsFluidSurveys is a do-it-yourself online survey tool that is meant to allow customersfrom around the world to create their own surveys, collect data from respondents,and analyse results. Their web survey tools are designed to be intuitive and full-featured so that both beginners and advanced users can make the most ofFluidSurveys. 15Find out more: http://fluidsurveys.com/
  • 16. Quiz/Survey Creation/Response System Back to ContentsSurveyMonkey is an intuitive survey creation program online, that works in thebrowser.• Easy to collect responses• Robust reporting• Analysis• Surveys can be embedded 16Find out more: http://www.surveymonkey.com
  • 17. Quiz/Survey Creation/Response System Back to ContentsCreate surveys, polls, and quizzes in minutes.Collect responses via your website, e-mail, iPad, Facebook, and Twitter.Generate and share easy-to-read reports. 17Find out more: http://polldaddy.com/
  • 18. Quiz/Survey Creation/Response System Back to Contents• Create quizzes that can be downloaded onto mobile phones.• Ideal for educational content.• Students can now study anywhere anytime.• Works with most modern mobile phones.• Once the quiz is downloaded, an internet connection is not needed.• Download directly to the phone or via a computer. 18Find out more: http://mobilestudy.org/
  • 19. Quiz/Survey Creation/Response System Back to ContentsPoll Everywhere uses standard web technology and it is easy to gather liveresponses from any venue: conferences, presentations, classrooms, radio, TV, printand can be viewed anywhere.It works internationally with texting, web, or Twitter. 19Find out more: http://www.polleverywhere.com/
  • 20. Quiz/Survey Creation/Response System Back to ContentsA free online voting service for creating quick surveys.Works in the browser and the audience only requires the URL and uniqueidentification number to be able to vote. No login or password required.Works on mobile devices.Unlimited number of questions 20Find out more: https://www.mentimeter.com
  • 21. Image Resources Back to ContentsImage gallery, with free to use images for educational use.Must register to be able to upload images 21Find out more: http://gallery.nen.gov.uk/index.php
  • 22. Image Resources Back to ContentsColourful free royalty free images, subject to terms of use. The gallery of picturesare royalty free. Great free images of many subjects, make a greeting card orcalendar or use as an educational resource. There are many knockout images to beseen in the picture galleries such as cats, dogs, cars, motorcycles, flowers, boats,animals, trees, tractors, insects and many more free royalty free images. 22Find out more: http://www.free-images.org.uk/
  • 23. Image Resources Back to ContentsPics4Learning is a safe, free image library for education. Teachers and students canuse the copyright-friendly photos and images for classrooms, multimedia projects,web sites, videos, portfolios, or any other project in an educational setting. 23Find out more: http://www.pics4learning.com/
  • 24. Image Resources Back to ContentsWould you like to learn how to use the Internet to find copyright cleared imagesfor your work, quickly and efficiently?Use this free, interactive tutorial to improve your image searching skills. 24Find out more: http://www.vtstutorials.ac.uk/tutorial/imagesearching
  • 25. Image Resources Back to Contents70 Free Icon SetsA selection of free icon sets to use in web/graphic design 25Find out more: http://www.unstage.com/2010/03/70-free-icons-sets/
  • 26. Photographic/Image ManipulationPhotograph Puzzle Maker Back to ContentsTurn any photograph into a puzzle, which can be embedded into a blog or website 26Find out more: http://www.flash-gear.com/puzzle/
  • 27. Photographic/Image Manipulation Back to ContentsAviary is a free, online digital editing software application to manipulate photosand images, or create your own.It has tools for lighting, cosmetics, image manipulation and effects 27Find out more: http://www.aviary.com
  • 28. Photographic/Image Manipulation Back to ContentsFree Image manipulation software, a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.Features:• Cropping, re-size, shear, lasso, rectangle/circle select, scissors, colour picker, zoom, rotate, perspective, text, bucket, blend, pencil tool, paintbrush, eraser, airbrush, ink tool, clone, healing, perspective clone, blur, smudge and dodge tool. 28Find out more: http://www.gimp.org/
  • 29. Photographic/Image Manipulation Back to ContentsCreate effects, borders, text and filters using this free online software 29Find out more: http://www.rollip.com
  • 30. Photographic/Image Manipulation Back to ContentsQuick and easy to use in the browser image re-sizing.Add effects, borders and more 30Find out more: http://www.picresize.com/
  • 31. Photographic/Image Manipulation Back to ContentsPicasa is owned by Google and lets you share into Google +It can be downloaded to the desktop and can be used to manipulate images easily,adding effects and more. 31Find out more: http://picasa.google.com
  • 32. Photographic/Image Manipulation Sumo Paint Back to ContentsBrowser-based online image manipulation software.Features:Rectangle select, move tool, magic wand, lasso tool, ink, brush tool, eraser, pencil,gradient, bucket tool, clone stamp, text tool, rectangle, rounded rectangle tool,custom shape tool, symmetry tool, line tool, curve tool, blur/smudge tool, crop,free transform tool, pan, zoom tool, eye dropper, clear, undo, redo.Also has extensive layers and effects and further options available. 32Find out more: http://www.sumopaint.com/start/
  • 33. Photographic/Image Manipulation Back to ContentsA free online browser-based software suite of image manipulation sets.There are five different options to choose from, including:• Make a collage• Edit a photo• Backgrounds• Timeline covers• Webcam effects 33Find out more: http://www.pizap.com/pizap.php?width=1920
  • 34. Photographic/Image Manipulation Back to ContentsFree Browser-based online photo collage software.Pick from an extensive range of effects and options. 34Find out more: http://www.photovisi.com
  • 35. Photographic/Image Manipulation Back to ContentsFree browser-based image manipulation.Add some interesting and visually appealing effects using this software. 35Find out more: http://fotoflexer.com/
  • 36. Photographic/Image Manipulation Back to ContentsFree browser-based image manipulation software.Choose from a big selection of effects and frames.Share and save images to your desktop. 36Find out more: http://www.befunky.com/
  • 37. Photographic/Image Manipulation Back to ContentsAnother free browser-based image manipulation software.Layout is similar to Adobe Photoshop, with less features. 37Find out more: http://pixlr.com
  • 38. Photographic/Image Manipulation Back to ContentsSplashup, formerly Fauxto, is a powerful editing tool and photo manager. With thefeatures professionals use and novices want, its easy to use, works in real-time andallows you to edit many images at once. Splashup runs in all browsers, integratesseamlessly with top photo-sharing sites, and even has its own file format so youcan save your work in progress. 38Find out more: http://www.splashup.com/
  • 39. Photographic/Image Manipulation Foto-Mosaik-Edda Back to ContentsFoto-Mosaik-Edda is software which allows you to create photo mosaic picturesfrom your own computer. A photo mosaic picture is made up of tiny photos whichare fitted together in such a way that, from a distance, they blend together tocreate the appearance of a new picture.Free software, with premium version available 39Find out more: http://www.fmedda.com/en/home
  • 40. Photographic/Image Manipulation Back to ContentsPaint.NET is free image and photo editing software for computers that runWindows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support forlayers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerfultools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials,and plugins. 40Find out more: http://www.getpaint.net/
  • 41. Photographic/Image Manipulation Back to Contents3D object creation tool, works in the browser.Record animation and export. 41Find out more: http://www.3dtin.com/#
  • 42. Screen Capture Back to ContentsA simple to use free screen recorder, simply click on the record button and selectthe part of the screen needed. Talk over the recording to provide a commentary.Works in the browser. 42Find out more: http://www.screenr.com/
  • 43. Screen Capture Back to ContentsSimple and FREE, Jing is the perfect way to enhance your fast-paced onlineconversations. Create images and videos of what you see on your computer screen,then share them instantly!Use Jing to…• Take Screenshots: Capture an image of what you see on your computer screen• Record Screencasts: Record up to 5 minutes of onscreen video 43Find out more: http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html
  • 44. Screen Capture Back to ContentsCapture any part of the screen using this free image capture software.Pro version has advanced capturing features, including webcam capture. 44Find out more: http://wisdom-soft.com/products/screenhunter_free.htm
  • 45. Screen Capture Back to ContentsOpen source and free to use software.CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer andcreate industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer canturn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs) 45Find out more: http://camstudio.org/
  • 46. Screen Capture Back to ContentsLayers captures every window, every palette, every menu, every menu and statusbar icon, every icon on the Desktop, and even the Dock and the Desktopbackground for each of your connected displays will be saved as a separate,editable layer in the resulting Photoshop image file.Take the snapshot at the press of a keyboard shortcut or further customize it usingthe Inspector. 46Find out more: http://layersapp.com/
  • 47. Screen Capture Back to ContentsRecord the screen/webcam, for up to 15 minutes for free.Publish to YouTubePublish to MP4, AVI, FLV movieThe full version includes additional features, such as no watermark whenpublishing and password protection. 47Find out more: http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/
  • 48. Tag Clouds Back to ContentsWordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The cloudsgive greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and colour schemes. Theimages you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can printthem out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends. 48Find out more: http://www.wordle.net/
  • 49. Tag Clouds Back to ContentsTagCrowd is a web application for visualising word frequencies in any text bycreating what is popularly known as a word cloud, text cloud or tag cloud.A word cloud is a beautiful, informative image that communicates much in a singleglance. TagCrowd specializes in making word clouds easy to read, analyze andcompare, for a variety of useful purposes 49Find out more: http://tagcrowd.com/
  • 50. Tag Clouds Back to ContentsTagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, evenyour love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sizedappropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.Making word cloud is fun, and is much more fun with Tagxedo! With Tagxedo, youcan:• make word clouds in real-time• customize font, theme, color, orientation, and shape• fine-tune with lots of options• save as images for printing and sharing and much more 50Find out more: http://www.tagxedo.com/
  • 51. QR Code Generators Delivr Back to ContentsCreate QR Codes with our QR Code Generator for URLs, Tweets, foursquareCheck-ins, iPhone App Store Downloads, Android Market Downloads, GoogleAnalytics Campaigns, Coremetrics Campaigns, Audio and more. Download a QRCode in PNG, JPG, EPS, or SVG formats.Sign up to receive FREE extras like a personalized Delivr address, editing of yourdestination URL, location via Device GPS, and QR Code tracking with activity maps. 51Find out more: http://delivr.com/qr-code-generator
  • 52. QR Code Generators Back to Contents1. Type your message2. Click "Qurify!" to qurify the message.3. Download the QR Code image.4. QR Code Done! 52Find out more: http://www.qurify.com/en/
  • 53. QR Code GeneratorsZXing Project Back to ContentsBasic QR code generator 53Find out more: http://zxing.appspot.com/generator/
  • 54. QR Code Generators Back to ContentsQR Codes created on goQR.me are completely free of charge (commercial andprint usage allowed)Create QR codes for:• Text• URL• Call• SMS• vCard 54Find out more: http://goqr.me/
  • 55. QR Code Generators Back to ContentsThis site offers QR code creation for numerous formats, such as:Website URL, YouTube Video, Google Maps Location, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn,FourSquare, App Store Download, iTunes Link, Plain Text, Telephone Number,Skype Call, SMS Message, Email Address, Email Message, Contact Details, Event(VCALENDAR), Wifi Login (Android Only), Paypal Buy Now Link 55Find out more: http://www.qrstuff.com/index.html
  • 56. QR Code Generators Back to ContentsHas a free QR code creator and options to create codes for:• Text• URL• Phone number• SMS• Contact 56Find out more: http://qrcode.kaywa.com/
  • 57. QR Code Generators Back to ContentsExcellent QR code generator, which can create QR codes for: weblinks, text, visitingcard, email, geo location, SMS, phone, calendar, wi-fi.With Unitag QR codes can have images or logos inserted into the code as well asoptions to change the colours, making a visually appealing QR code. 57Find out more: http://www.unitaglive.com/qrcode
  • 58. QR Code Generators Back to ContentsNice QR code generator, create codes for:• Web link, email, phone, text, vcard, SMS, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, map or graphical• Change the colours of the QR code. 58Find out more: http://beqrious.com/qr-code-generator/
  • 59. QR Code Generators Back to ContentsDecode and create QR codes easily with the Online QR Lab, a free QR codegenerator.This generate QR codes site allows users to embed text, an SMS message, an e-mailaddress, phone number, contact information, or a geographical location usingGoogle Maps. 59Find out more: http://www.onlineqrlab.com/
  • 60. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Back to ContentsScribd is a document-sharing website that allows users to post documents ofvarious formats, and embed them into a web page using its iPaper format.Supported upload formats include:Microsoft Excel (.xls, .xlsx), Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt, .pps, .pptx, .ppsx),Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx), OpenDocument (.odt, .odp, .ods, .odf, .odg),OpenOffice.org XML (.sxw, .sxi, .sxc, .sxd), Plain text (.txt), Portable DocumentFormat (.pdf), PostScript (.ps), Rich text format (.rtf), Tagged image file format (.tif,.tiff) 60Find out more: http://www.scribd.com
  • 61. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Back to ContentsWink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creatingtutorials on how to use software (like a tutor for MS-Word/Excel etc). Using Winkyou can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc andgenerate a highly effective tutorial for your users. 61Find out more: http://www.debugmode.com/wink/
  • 62. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Back to ContentsLino sticky notes allow users to use a canvas to post up notes, in a bulletin board-like online area. Both lino users and non-registered users (guests) can post stickieson a canvas, and relocate or remove them when needed. The content can bemade either public, friends or private. 62Find out more: http://en.linoit.com/
  • 63. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Back to ContentsFlipSnack is an online flipping book software that allows you to convert PDFdocuments into Flash page flip digital publications. Its the ideal solution for thosewho wish to embed a book, magazine, catalog, newspaper, portfolio or any otherkind of document into a website or blog.Once created, you can embed your flipping book collection, download them orshare them on social networking websites such as Facebook. 63Find out more: http://www.flipsnack.com/
  • 64. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Back to ContentsA place to collaborate and share using a sticky canvas.Add notes, documents, images and more. 64Find out more: http://www.stixy.com/
  • 65. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Google Docs Back to ContentsGoogle Docs is a place to share and create documents, spreadsheets andpresentations.Documents can be collaborated on in real-time.Forms can be embedded into a website/blog 65Find out more: http://bit.ly/Ugef3C
  • 66. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Back to ContentsPrezi is online presentation software, which differs from Microsoft Powerpoint inthat it allows the viewer to zoom into objects on the canvas.It is visually a more appealing way of presenting, which enables video/audio mediato be embedded.Prezi’s can be shared and embedded into blogs and websites. There is also aMicrosoft Powerpoint embed option, which makes it easy to convert MicrosoftPowerpoint presentations into Prezi’s. 66Find out more: http://prezi.com/
  • 67. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Back to ContentsApache OpenOffice is an open-source office software suite for word processing,spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in manylanguages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in aninternational open standard format and can also read and write files from othercommon office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completelyfree of charge for any purpose.There is a also a handy PDF converter available. 67Find out more: http://www.openoffice.org/
  • 68. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Back to ContentsTransform your doc, PDF, word, movie in an interactive flipbook. Its very easy:upload your file and you will receive an email with the URL to your creation. Youcan share this with your friend, family... by email, on your blog, on Facebook ortwitter 68Find out more: http://www.pageflip-flap.com/
  • 69. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Back to ContentsLiveLoop is a new PowerPoint plugin that lets you and your colleagues to work onthe same document at the same time, seeing everyone elses changes in true real-time. Youll see everyone elses changes within a fraction of a second... even ifyoure on the same slide. Whether youre working independently on different partsof a presentation, or jointly brainstorming a single slide, youll never have to emailattachments back and forth again. 69Find out more: http://www.getliveloop.com/default.aspx
  • 70. Writing/Presentation/CollaborationTypeWithMe Back to ContentsOnline browser-based document collaboration website.Share documents and type in real-time online with other colleagues, export thedocument and embed the pad into a website or blog.Show the history of the document. 70Find out more: http://typewith.me
  • 71. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Back to ContentsScrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you toconcentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents. While itgives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on helping you get to theend of that awkward first draft. 71Find out more: http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.php
  • 72. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Scribus Back to ContentsScribus is an Open Source program that brings professional page layout toLinux/UNIX, Mac OS X, OS/2 Warp 4/eComStation and Windows desktops with acombination of press-ready output and new approaches to page design.Underneath a modern and user-friendly interface, Scribus supports professionalpublishing features, such as colour separations, CMYK and Spot Colour support, ICCcolor management, and versatile PDF creation. 72Find out more: http://www.scribus.net/canvas/Scribus
  • 73. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Back to ContentsPrimaryPad is a web-based word processor designed for schools that allows pupilsand teachers to work together in real-time.The timeslider is a tool for assessment and PrimaryPad integrates seamlessly withWordle, PrimaryWall, PrimaryPaint. 73Find out more: http://primarypad.com
  • 74. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Back to ContentsSave web articles as PDF for reading later.Has a quick toolbar add on option as well. 74Find out more: http://joliprint.com/
  • 75. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Back to ContentsHow fast can you type?Find out with our free typing test that works in your web browser and takes only acouple of minutes to complete. 75Find out more: www.typingtest.com
  • 76. Writing/Presentation/CollaborationWORDWEB Back to ContentsWordWeb is a one-click English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows that canlook up words in almost any program. It works off-line, but can also look up wordsin web references such as the Wikipedia encyclopedia. Features of the free versioninclude:• Definitions and synonyms, Related words• 5000 audio pronunciations, 65 000 text pronunciations• 150 000 root words• 120 000 synonym sets• Look up words in almost any program 76Find out more: http://wordweb.info/free/
  • 77. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Back to ContentsA synchronised online document website, which enables everyone viewing thesame page, to see the same text and collaborate seamlessly.Can import/export the documentsMake saved revisionsShareMake revisions and view the time slider 77Find out more: http://titanpad.com
  • 78. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Back to ContentsLiveBinders is a place to curate and display resources online.Some of the features:• View links like pages in a book instead of URLs on a page• Combine uploaded PDFs and Word docs with links in one binder• Go paperless one LiveBinder at a time• Update information conveniently without having to resend links• Avoid layout issues - all documents are organized by tabs and subtabs• Edit LiveBinders anytime, any place 78Find out more: http://www.livebinders.com
  • 79. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Back to ContentsWeb-based timeline software for creating and sharing history, project and more ...Create, collaborate, and publish zooming and panning interactive timelines. Its likeGoogle Maps, but for time. 79Find out more: http://timeglider.com/
  • 80. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Back to ContentsCreate, Edit and Share Presentations Online.Zoho Show is an online presentation tool that helps you to create and deliverpresentations. You can now take your presentations wherever you go, apply newideas instantly, review, edit, share and deliver presentations on the go. 80Find out more: http://www.zoho.com
  • 81. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Back to ContentsEmpressr is a free online storytelling tool that allows you to create, manage andshare rich media presentations online. Upload your video, images and audio to getstarted creating cool slideshows.If you have your own website, blog, or social networking page, you can either posta link or embed your Empressr. Empressr also has great charting and table tools tocreate dynamic business presentations. 81Find out more: http://www.empressr.com
  • 82. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Back to ContentsSlideshare is a space to upload presentations, flyers and documents.Slideshare’s can be easily embedded into blogs and websites and includes basicstatistics on user views.Slideshare also produces a text transcript, which is useful for screenreaders.Syncs up to social media.Free to use. 82Find out more: http://www.slideshare.net/
  • 83. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Back to ContentsIssuu is a place to upload any publications.With Issuu the pages can be turned on-screen like a physical book and thepublications can be embedded into a blog or website.Issuu has statistic to compare page views and more.Free to use 83Find out more: http://issuu.com/home
  • 84. Mind Mapping Back to ContentsIt starts with a single Thought and grows more powerful as you use it. Think of it asa living mind map with unlimited space for everything you want, are learning orneed to remember. Each idea can grow and evolve with all related Thoughtsinstead of being separated in folders or lists. Use TheBrain to manage specificprojects or as an "everything in your life manager" to get the big picture on yourideas and find the right information in seconds. 84Find out more: http://www.thebrain.com/products/thebrain/
  • 85. Mind Mapping Back to ContentsFree online mind mapping editor for individuals and business. 85Find out more: http://www.wisemapping.com/
  • 86. Mind Mapping Back to ContentsFree to use mind mapping software.Has a variety of templates available and the software is downloadable andavailable on Mac, Linux and Windows operating systems.Maps can be imported and exported. 86Find out more: http://www.xmind.net
  • 87. Mind Mapping Back to ContentsEdraw MindMap is a vector-based mind mapping software with rich examples andtemplates which make it easy to create mind maps, brain-storming diagrams,project timeline, life planner, SWOT analysis and sketch maps.Through Edraw mind mapping software, you can visualize your thinking and quicklyarrange and organize your work, all to benefit you as well as people around you. 87Find out more: http://www.edrawsoft.com/freemind.php
  • 88. Mind Mapping Back to ContentsEasy to use mind mapping that works in the browser.Simply add the text into the text field box and it automatically generates thecontent for the mind map.No specific saving options, so users would need to print the screen or use screencapture software. 88Find out more: http://www.text2mindmap.com/
  • 89. Mind Mapping Back to ContentsOur tool helps you unblock your thinking by capturing the fragments, letting youstand back and see the structure that was there all the time, and helping you tobuild on it.Mind mapping is the best way to understand and visualize something. You donteven have to explain it to someone else - explaining things to yourself is a powerfulway to learn and understand.Can be used for free for up to 3 mind maps 89Find out more: http://www.mindomo.com
  • 90. Podcasting/Audio Editing Back to ContentsLMMS is a free cross-platform alternative to commercial programs like FL Studio®,which allow you to produce music with your computer. This includes the creationof melodies and beats, the synthesis and mixing of sounds, and arranging ofsamples. You can have fun with your MIDI-keyboard and much more; all in a user-friendly and modern interface. 90Find out more: http://lmms.sourceforge.net/
  • 91. Podcasting/Audio Editing Audio Editor v.FREE Back to ContentsEdit audio files visually.Apply various effects and/ or filters.Record audio from a microphone or any other available input device. 91Find out more: http://www.code-it.com/KISS_free_wave_editor.htm
  • 92. Podcasting/Audio EditingEisenkraut Back to ContentsEisenkraut is a cross-platform audio file editor. It requires Java 1.4+ andSuperCollider 3.It supports multi-channel and multi-mono files and floating-point encoding. 92Find out more: http://sourceforge.net/projects/eisenkraut/
  • 93. Podcasting/Audio Editing Back to Contents Free music editorThe program is designed to be very easy and intuitive to use for audio editing.Within minutes you will be able to open or record music and edit it. But if you taketime to explore the other features you will find many powerful tools for editingaudio designed with the professional sound engineer in mind.Records audio data from various devices; Sound editing functions include cut, copy,paste, delete, insert, silence, trim and more; Audio effects include, amplify,normalize, equalizer, envelope, reverb, echo, reverse, sample rate conversion andmuch more; Includes its own CD ripper/Burner. 93Find out more: http://www.music-editor.net/index.html
  • 94. Podcasting/Audio Editing Back to ContentsCut, join, trim, mix, delete parts, split audio files.Apply various effects and filters. Record audio from various inputs. Save files to allkey audio formats. 94Find out more: http://www.avs4you.com/AVS-Audio-Editor.aspx
  • 95. Podcasting/Audio Editing Back to ContentsFree sound editing software, features:• 16 audio tracks• 32 Bit floating point audio engine• 44.1 to 192 kHz sample rate• 3-band parametric EQ &• 2 VST insert slots per channel• 3 VST master effect slots• ASIO low latency audio driver support• 4 KRISTAL Plug-In slots 95Find out more: http://www.kreatives.org/kristal/
  • 96. Podcasting/Audio Editing Back to ContentsChirbit is a useful and fun tool that enables you to record, upload and share yourvoice or audio files easily. Record your voice using a webcam or microphoneconnected to your computer, or upload an existing audio file. You can then shareyour chirbit, on Twitter, Facebook, email, your blog, or smartphone.Features: embed option with HTML5, Upload wav, mp3, ogg, amr, m4a, wmv, aiff,and 3gp formats, Record directly from your browser using a webcam ormicrophone, Extract audio from YouTube videos, Get a unique QR code for each ofyour audio posts, Upload an image for your audio post, Transcribe or translate yourposts to make them more searchable, Geotag your audio 96Find out more: http://www.chirbit.com/home
  • 97. Podcasting/Audio Editing VoiceThread Back to ContentsVoiceThread is a cloud-based application that allows you to upload different typesof media, like video, images, presentations and documents.Once the media is in the VoiceThread it works like a slideshow and you can share iteasily.It can also be embedded into a web page.People you collaborate with can then make comments by using their either voice,webcam, text or phone. 97Find out more: http://voicethread.com/
  • 98. Podcasting/Audio Editing Back to ContentsSweep is an audio editor and live playback tool for GNU/Linux, BSD and compatiblesystems. It supports many music and voice formats including WAV, AIFF, OggVorbis, Speex and MP3, with multichannel editing and LADSPA effects plugins.It is Free Software, available under the GNU General Public Licence. 98Find out more: http://www.metadecks.org/software/sweep/
  • 99. Podcasting/Audio Editing Back to ContentsQtractor is an Audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written in C++ withthe Qt4 framework. Target platform is Linux, where the Jack Audio Connection Kit(JACK) for audio, and the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) for MIDI, arethe main infrastructures to evolve as a fairly-featured Linux desktop audioworkstation GUI, specially dedicated to the personal home-studio.Qtractor is free, open-source software, distributed under the terms of the GNUGeneral Public License (GPL) version 2 or later. 99Find out more: http://qtractor.sourceforge.net/qtractor-index.html
  • 100. Storage Back to ContentsDropbox is a place where you can store files in the cloud.It is downloadable, so that files can be added into the dropbox and accessed online– it syncs from your computer to the web. So if you add files to your dropboxwhilst on the move via the web those files will download onto your computer thenext time you login.Dropbox files can also be shared easily.There is a free account of up to 2GB of space 100Find out more: https://www.dropbox.com
  • 101. Storage Back to ContentsAfter creating your account you will be taken to a download page to install thesoftware. Your free account gives you limited free online storage space. Once youhave reached your space limit you can choose to upgrade to a paid subscription toadd more space and continue to backup more files securely.Automatically sync files across computers. With Just Cloud, you decide which filesand folders you want to sync and where you want to sync them.Just Cloud works in the background so your most important data is always backedup and available to you. You can start editing a file on your office PC and finish it onyour laptop at home. 101Find out more: http://www.justcloud.com
  • 102. Storage Back to ContentsBox provides everything you need to collaborate on content online.• Turn any folder into a shared online workspace• Invite people to view, edit and upload files• Select access permissions for any folder• Exchange feedback in one place, whether it’s a quick comment or an in-depth discussion.• Get a detailed, real-time view of everything going on with your content.5GB free 102Find out more: https://www.box.com/home/
  • 103. Storage Back to ContentsStore any file by using a SkyDrive account, it’s automatically available from a phoneand computer - no syncing or cables needed. Free 7 GB of SkyDrive storage, whichcan be used to store photos, documents and more.SkyDrive works on a mobile devices with a free download. Or sign in and get tofiles at SkyDrive.com. 103Find out more: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/skydrive/home
  • 104. Storage Back to ContentsOffers the most amount of storage online at 50GB.There is a free basic account option, which has the following features:Android / Apple iOS Mobile App, Anytime Access to Your Data, Wherever You Are,Share Large Files Online, Edit Your Documents Online, Remote File Transfer, EasySearch Tool. 104Find out more: http://www.adrive.com
  • 105. Video EditingAvidemux Back to ContentsAvidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encodingtasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, jobqueue and powerful scripting capabilities. Avidemux is available for Linux, BSD,Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows under the GNU GPL license. The program waswritten from scratch by Mean, but code from other people and projects has beenused as well. Patches, translations and even bug reports are always welcome. 105Find out more: http://avidemux.sourceforge.net/
  • 106. Video Editing Back to ContentsBlender – advanced video editing.Features:• Character modelling• Rigging, UV unwrapping• Solids modelling, Raytrace rendering• Animation, Shading• Rendering, Realtime 3d creation• Physicals and particles, Imagine and compositing 106Find out more: http://www.blender.org
  • 107. Video Editing Back to ContentsAdd a video player to your website using this software. 107Find out more: http://flowplayer.org/
  • 108. Video Editing Back to ContentsUse this online software to create videos from images and turn them into a visuallyappealing introduction.Easy to use and free for the first 30 seconds.Includes a music library to add sound to the animations/videos. 108Find out more: http://animoto.com
  • 109. Video Editing Back to ContentsCreate animated cartoon videos using templates.Fun software. 109Find out more: http://www.dvolver.com/moviemaker/make.html
  • 110. Video Editing Back to ContentsWeVideo is an online platform for collaborative video production in the cloud. Weconnect your web editing and your mobile device camera - and we enable you totell your stories together with your friends. Any browser works - don’t worry aboutinstallation, software downloads and updates - all your files and edits are safelystored and accessible online. 110Find out more: http://www.wevideo.com/features/Overview
  • 111. Bibliographical/Citation/Research Back to ContentsFollow your peers, and stay up to date with their scientific production. Once youfollow a peer you will get automatic notifications when she publishes a new paper.When a new paper is published a lightbulb will appear on the peer card. At thesame time, on the myPeers application icon a lightbulb will be lit to notify you thatnew ideas have been generated within your peer community. 111Find out more: http://codingseed.com/features
  • 112. Bibliographical/Citation/Research Back to ContentsJabRef is an open source bibliography reference manager. The native file formatused by JabRef is BibTeX, the standard LaTeX bibliography format. JabRef runs onthe Java VM (version 1.5 or newer), and should work equally well on Windows,Linux and Mac OS X. 112Find out more: http://jabref.sourceforge.net/
  • 113. Bibliographical/Citation/Research Back to ContentsHeurist is a sophisticated eResearch tool for managing web bookmarks, references,notes, and a wide range of research data. Designed for individual or collaborativeuse. 113Find out more: http://heuristscholar.org/heurist/
  • 114. Bibliographical/Citation/Research Back to ContentsFree online reference management for all researchers, clinicians and scientists.Features:Quickly save and organise links to your references, Easily share references withcolleagues, References can be accessed from any computer, Save references withjust one click, Easy to use, Discover new leads, No cutting and pasting. Savereferences as you work without having to switch programs, References can beexported to, or imported from, desktop reference managers, References can bepublic, private, or shared with a selected group of colleagues, No storage limit,Save links to anything you find on the web 114Find out more: http://www.connotea.org
  • 115. Bibliographical/Citation/Research Back to ContentsCiteulike is a free service for managing and discovering scholarly references6,359,905 articles - 8,371 added today.• Easily store references you find online• Discover new articles and resources• Automated article recommendations• Share references with your peers• Find out whos reading what youre reading• Store and search your PDFs 115Find out more: http://www.citeulike.org/
  • 116. Bibliographical/Citation/Research Back to ContentsBibMe is a free automatic citation creator that supports MLA, APA, Chicago, andTurabian formatting. BibMe leverages external databases to quickly fill citationinformation for you. BibMe will then format the citation information and compilea bibliography according to the guidelines of the style manuals. If you prefer, youcan enter your citation information manually. BibMe also features a citation guidethat provides students with the style manuals guidelines for citing references. 116Find out more: http://www.bibme.org/
  • 117. Bibliographical/Citation/Research Back to ContentsUse BibDesk to edit and manage your bibliography. It will keep track of both thebibliographic information and the associated files or web links for you. BibDesk’sservices will simplify using your bibliography in other application.BibDesk is developed as an open source project and available free of charge. 117Find out more: http://bibdesk.sourceforge.net/
  • 118. Bibliographical/Citation/Research Back to ContentsZotero is a research tool that automatically senses content, allowing you to add itto your personal library with a single click. Whether youre searching for a preprinton arXiv.org, a journal article from JSTOR, a news story from the BBC, or a bookfrom your university library catalog, Zotero has you covered with support forthousands of sites. 118Find out more: http://www.zotero.org/
  • 119. Bibliographical/Citation/Research Back to ContentsQwiki is a technology company pioneering a new media format that combines theappeal of video with the interactivity of the web. Each "Qwiki" is easily createdthrough a browser - enabling users to combine pictures, videos, infographics andtheir own voice into a beautiful, interactive presentation describing anything. 119Find out more: http://www.qwiki.com/
  • 120. Bibliographical/Citation/Research Back to ContentsMendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can helpyou organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latestresearch.• Automatically generate bibliographies• Collaborate easily with other researchers online• Easily import papers from other research software• Find relevant papers based on what you’re reading• Access your papers from anywhere online• Read papers on the go, with our new iPhone app 120Find out more: http://www.mendeley.com/
  • 121. Bibliographical/Citation/Research Bibus bibliographic database Back to ContentsBibus is a bibliographic and reference management software. As with other suchtools, Bibus allows one to search, edit, and sort bibliographic records. In addition,Bibus contains features that makes it unique among open source and evencommercial bibliographic databases. 121Find out more:http://bibus-biblio.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Bibus_bibliographic_database
  • 122. Bibliographical/Citation/Research Back to ContentsReference management entails the collection, annotation, and citation ofpublished information. Bookends greatly simplifies these tasks. Bookends canperform Internet searches to retrieve references and associated pdfs or web pages,or immediately find and import references for which you already have the pdf.Versatile groups (static, smart, and virtual), Term Lists (keywords, authors, etc.),reference cross-linking (links), multiple notecards per reference, tag clouds, andnear-instantaneous live searches help organize and find information in yourpersonal collection. 122Find out more: http://www.sonnysoftware.com/
  • 123. Bibliographical/Citation/Research Back to ContentsSoftware for PDF and research management.• PDF management and reference management• Tools to understand, discover and recall• Annotate, tag, cite, cloud sync, OCR, and more• Free 123Find out more: http://www.qiqqa.com/
  • 124. Bibliographical/Citation/Research Back to ContentsThe Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources andinstructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab atPurdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will findinformation to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may usethis material for in-class and out-of-class instruction. 124Find out more: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/search.php
  • 125. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Back to ContentsEasy access to 1,000s of resources for teachers.Discover websites, videos, and more for your students from teachers all around theworld.Publish content for your class to access in a single click with no student accountrequired!A FREE service 125Find out more: http://www.19pencils.com/
  • 126. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Back to ContentsSocrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engagetheir classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games viasmartphones, laptops, and tablets.Teachers login through their device and select an activity which controls the flow ofquestions and games. Students simply login with their device and interact real timewith the content.Student responses are visually represented for multiple choice, true/false andShort Answer questions. For pre-planned activities a teacher can view reportsonline as a google spreadsheet or as an emailed Excel file. 126Find out more: http://www.socrative.com
  • 127. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Back to ContentsClaroline is an Open Source software to easily deploy a platform for learning andcollaboration online. Available in many languages, Claroline can be downloadedfree and installed freely.Claroline is based on a flexible educational model that information becomesknowledge through the activities and productions of the learner in a system drivenby the motivation and interaction. The wide range of tools made available to theuser allows any instructor or student to establish or operate an educational devicefor learning. The generic tools (calendar, documents, forums, …) can use theplatform in various contexts. 127Find out more: http://www.claroline.net
  • 128. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Back to ContentsCourseSites is a free, hosted online course creation and facilitation service thatempowers teachers, college and university instructors and community educators toadd a web-based component to their courses, or even host an entire course on theInternet. You even choose your own URL, so students can find your page easily. 128Find out more: https://www.coursesites.com
  • 129. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Back to ContentsWebdoc is a place where you can add all the content from the web, i.e. videos,documents, websites and more all in one place.Webdocs can be shared easily. 129Find out more: http://www.webdoc.com/
  • 130. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Back to ContentsEducaplay is a platform to create Multimedia Teaching ActivitiesYou can create your own teaching activities with an attractive professional result.Types of interactive media include: Interactive maps, riddles, fill in the blanks,crosswords, dialogue, dictation, jumbled words, jumbled sentence, matching game,word search puzzle, quiz, collection. 130Find out more: http://en.educaplay.com/index.php
  • 131. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Back to ContentsThe site offers 3 different categories:Quia books, Quia web and IXL mathsQuia web allows you to create your own educational games, quizzes, class webpages, surveys, and much more! Explore millions of activities and quizzes createdby educators from around the world. 131Find out more: http://www.quia.com/
  • 132. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Back to ContentsRapidly create quizzes and surveys for free• Add formulas, images, videos and audio to questions in your quiz• Insert images or formulas into answer options• Add blank slides for additional information• Shuffle questions as well as question answers in a quiz• Mix graded and survey questions in a quiz• Track quiz results with an LMS 132Find out more: http://www.ispringsolutions.com/free-quiz-maker
  • 133. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Back to ContentsUdutu™ offers easy to use online learning solutions designed to help small andlarge organizations build and distribute online training courses.Our user friendly software and support network will help you to create highlyinteractive online courses quickly, easily and affordably. 133Find out more: http://www.udutu.com/
  • 134. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Back to ContentsCreaza offers you an integrated, web-based toolbox for creative work, both atschool and in your spare time. You can use the toolbox along with various fullydeveloped thematic universes: historical periods, fairy-tales, fantasy worlds, andcurrent challenges, such as climate change/environmental issues.You can combine these themes with your own uploaded content.Creaza integrates professional and user generated content, creative tools and asocial network in a new and innovative way. 134Find out more: http://www.creazaeducation.com
  • 135. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Back to ContentsA website and blog builder.Weebly offers a free, online website creator. It uses a simplistic widget-based sitebuilder. All of Weebly’s site elements are drag-and-drop. Weebly works with bothPC and Mac. Weebly automatically generates a mobile version of each website. Ithas page design templates for quick starts and users can create custom sites usingWeebly’s click-and-drag elements. Elements include RSS feeders, photo galleries,YouTube videos, and Google Maps. The custom HTML click-and-drag element letsusers add features that the service doesn’t offer automatically. The site offersmore than 100 themes. 135Find out more: http://www.weebly.com
  • 136. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Back to ContentseFront is an open source eLearning platform (also known as a Course ManagementSystem (CMS), or Learning Management Systems (LMS), or Virtual LearningEnvironment (VLE). It is designed to assist with the creation of online learningcommunities while offering various opportunities for collaboration and interactionthrough an icon-based user interface. The platform offers tools for contentcreation, tests building, assignments management, reporting, internal messaging,forum, chat, surveys, calendar and others. It is a SCORM compliant and translatedin 40 languages. 136Find out more: http://www.efrontlearning.net
  • 137. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Back to ContentsEdmodo offers users the ability to check assignments, grades and write posts toclassmates, parents and teachers. Teachers are also able to post and assignhomework to students. Students can submit homework and view their grade andany comments the teacher may have posted about their assignment. Teachers canalso create polls and post topics for discussion among the students. Teachers cancreate sub-groups. 137Find out more: http://www.edmodo.com/
  • 138. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Back to ContentsMoodle is a Course Management System (CMS), also known as a LearningManagement System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is a Freeweb application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites. 138Find out more: http://moodle.org/
  • 139. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Back to ContentsLearner-centred, PLE environment.Mahara is a stand-alone system that can be integrated into a wider virtual learningframework. Pan-institutional learner communities can also be encouraged usingMahara.Mahara’s architecture is inspired by the modular, extensible architecture ofMoodle. Mahara systems can be networked together as well having single sign-onfrom Moodle 1.9 upwards. Mahara integrates into Moodle. 139Find out more: https://mahara.org
  • 140. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Back to ContentsNvu (pronounced "N-view," for a "new view") is a free, open source softwareprogram that allows you to build websites and web pages using a simple WYSIWYGeditor (what-you-see-is-what-you-get). Nvu makes creating web pages as easy asusing a word processor and rivals such programs as Adobes Dreamweaver andMicrosofts Expression Web, only for free! With Nvus built-in site manager,connecting to your website and making changes is a snap. 140Find out more: http://net2.com/nvu/
  • 141. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Back to ContentsCourseLab is a powerful, yet easy-to-use, e-learning authoring tool that offersprogramming-free WYSIWYG environment for creating high-quality interactive e-learning content which can be published on the Internet, Learning ManagementSystems (LMS), CD-ROMS and other devices.And a fully functional version is offered for FREE! 141Find out more: http://www.courselab.com/
  • 142. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Back to ContentsThe Microsoft Learning Content Development System (LCDS) is a free tool thatenables the Microsoft Learning community to create high-quality, interactive,online courses and Microsoft Silverlight Learning Snacks. The LCDS allows anyonein the Microsoft Learning community to publish e-learning courses and LearningSnacks by completing the easy-to-use LCDS forms that seamlessly generate highlycustomized content, interactive activities, quizzes, games, assessments,animations, demos, and other multimedia. 142Find out more: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/training/lcds.aspx
  • 143. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Back to ContentsDokeos is an open source online learning suite. It provides all the features neededfor e-learning and blended learning management : From Authoring to Reporting. 143Find out more: http://www.dokeos.com/
  • 144. Content Creation/Courses/LMS ILIAS 4 e-Learning Back to ContentsDiscover the flexible and powerful open source learning management system!ILIAS is a powerful system for web-based teaching and learning. ILIAS is a multi-purpose tool that can be used as a flexible course player, as an authoring tool, butalso as a communication and collaboration platform. ILIAS is strongly respectingstandards and was the first Open Source LMS that has been certified as SCORM 1.2and SCORM 2004 compliant. ILIAS is open source software that is published underthe General Public Licence and is free of charge for every institution andorganisation - no matter if 100 or 100 000 users are using the software. 144Find out more: https://www.ilias.de/docu/
  • 145. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Back to ContentsA vibrant community creating technology that enhances teaching, learning andresearch.There are two products, called Sakai CLE (collaborative learning environment) andOAE (open academic environment) 145Find out more: http://www.sakaiproject.org
  • 146. Content Creation/Courses/LMSOLAT Back to ContentsOLAT (Online Learning and Training) is an Open Source LMS (Learning ManagementSystem) tailored to the needs of Universities and Higher Education institutions.The development of OLAT is driven by the University of Zurich where it isextensively used. There are approximately 70000 users and nearly 50 institutionsin Switzerland using OLAT (with up to 5000 courses and millions of resources) 146Find out more: http://www.olat.org/
  • 147. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Back to ContentsStoryline:Create polished interactive courses with Articulate Storyline, the only e-learningauthoring software that grows with you. It’s simple enough for beginners,powerful enough for experts. 147Find out more: http://www.articulate.com
  • 148. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Back to ContentsXerte is a fully-featured e-learning development environment for creating richinteractivity. Xerte is aimed at developers of interactive content who will createsophisticated content with some scripting, and Xerte can be used to extend thecapabilities of Xerte Online Toolkits with new tools for content authors. 148Find out more: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~cczjrt/Editor/
  • 149. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Back to ContentsChamilo is a fully-fledged e-learning system. Get your teachers and trainers up andteaching in no time. Some of our users report a 1/5 ratio in training timecompared to the most famous open-source LMS to get them ready. Trainers canget to work in just one day! 149Find out more: http://www.chamilo.org/
  • 150. Other Types of Software Back to ContentsUsing an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to createanimations or games, the Alice Project seeks to provide tools and materials for aconceptual core of computational thinking, problem solving, and computerprogramming.The Alice Suite of educational tools is designed to support teaching and learningacross a spectrum of ages, grade levels, and classes in college or university. 150Find out more: http://www.alice.org/
  • 151. Other Types of Software Back to ContentsCreate speaking avatars.Add voice to your Voki avatars. Post your Voki to any blog, website, or profile.Characters can be customised and text instructions can be added, which can beplayed so the character speaks the instructions when the play button is pressed.Free characters and available and there are also premium options available. 151Find out more: http://www.voki.com
  • 152. Other Types of Software Back to ContentsHashtags.org provides essential information, research and how-to knowledge tohelp individuals, businesses and organizations worldwide improve their socialmedia branding and intelligence. 152Find out more: http://www.hashtags.org
  • 153. Other Types of Software Back to ContentsGraphA potentially invaluable tool for math students or engineers, this tightly focusedprogram draws and analyses two dimensional graphs. Within these limits, it offersmost of the features any mathematically minded computer user could ask for. 153Find out more: http://download.cnet.com/Graph/3000-2053_4-10063417.html
  • 154. Other Types of Software Back to ContentsMightybell is a space that can be about whatever interests you. Invite like-mindedfriends and youll find yourself co-hosting an online space that gets better withevery chat, post and conversation. 154Find out more: https://mightybell.com/
  • 155. Other Types of Software Back to ContentsCalibre is a free and open source e-book library management applicationdeveloped by users of e-books for users of e-books. It has a cornucopia of featuresdivided into the following main categories:• Library Management• E-book conversion• Syncing to e-book reader devices• Downloading news from the web and converting it into e-book form• Comprehensive e-book viewer• Content server for online access to your book collection 155Find out more: http://calibre-ebook.com/
  • 156. Other Types of SoftwareClassDojo Back to ContentsClassDojo is a classroom tool that helps teachers improve behaviour in theirclassrooms quickly and easily. It also captures and generates data on behaviourthat teachers can share with parents and administrators.Better learning behaviours, smoother lessons and hassle-free data - and its free! 156Find out more: http://www.classdojo.com
  • 157. Other Types of Software Back to ContentsTo avoid plagiarism, you should always reference correctly according to yourinstitutions guidelines and use Viper. Viper has over 10 billion resources scannedand an easy interface which highlights potential areas of plagiarism in your work.Best of all, its free! 157Find out more: http://www.scanmyessay.com/
  • 158. Other Types of Software Back to ContentsGather OER content and stitch it together and engage learners.Seamlessly integrate content with dozens of popular websites, apps, and socialmedia services.Make any web content engaging, interactive and shareable using the same toolsyour learners use every day. 158Find out more: http://www.oerglue.com/
  • 159. Other Types of Software Back to ContentsInformation represented by graphics. 159Find out more: http://infogr.am/
  • 160. Other Types of Software Back to ContentsOpenDyslexic is a new open sourced font created to increase readability forreaders with dyslexia. The typefaces includes regular, bold, italic and bold-italicstyles. It is being updated continually and improved based on input from dyslexicusers. There are no restrictions on using OpenDyslexic outside of attribution. 160Find out more: http://dyslexicfonts.com/
  • 161. Other Types of Software Back to ContentsInfographics and data visualizations are shifting the way people find andexperience stories, creating a new way of seeing the world of data. They helpcommunicate complex ideas in a clear, compact and beautiful way, taking deepdata and presenting it in visual shorthand. We’ve collected the best examples onthe web and gathered them for you to reference, share, and enjoy.Use Visual.ly to produce your own data as visualisations. 161Find out more: http://visual.ly/
  • 162. Other Types of Software Back to ContentsEmbedly allows developers to create an embed for any URL on the web. Createunique visual experiences by embedding videos, images, rich media, RSS entries,and article previews all through one simple integration.Embedly directly integrates with 245 different providers, processes hundreds ofRSS feeds and analyses HTML pages to give developers the best preview of a URL. 162Find out more: http://embed.ly/
  • 163. Other Types of Software Back to ContentsBigBlue Button is a web conferencing system that is open source.Use this to engage with your students/learners or organise online events.Features include:Web cam, screen sharing, audio, recording, chat, different languages and more. 163Find out more: http://www.bigbluebutton.org
  • 164. Other Types of Software Back to Contents DeliciousDelicious is the place to collect and showcase your passions from across the web.Save what you like - videos, pictures, tweets, blog posts, or articles - on topics youenjoy and search through others’ collections of links to discover cool stuff! 164Find out more: http://delicious.com
  • 165. Other Types of Software Back to ContentsNotepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supportsseveral languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed byGPL License. 165Find out more: http://notepad-plus-plus.org/
  • 166. Other Types of Software Back to ContentsMediaWiki is a free software open source wiki package written in PHP, originally foruse on Wikipedia. It is now also used by several other projects of the non-profitWikimedia Foundation and by many other wikis, including this website, the homeof MediaWiki. 166Find out more: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki
  • 167. Other Types of Software Back to ContentsphpBB is a free flat-forum bulletin board software solution that can be used to stayin touch with a group of people or can power your entire website. With anextensive database of user-created modifications and styles database containinghundreds of style and image packages to customise your board, you can create avery unique forum in minutes. 167Find out more: https://www.phpbb.com/
  • 168. Other Types of Software Back to ContentsStatusNets private and secure Enterprise Social Network enables your teams tocollaborate, share insights, solve problems and build relationships in real time.There is a free version, which includes:• Microblogging / Activity Streams, Employee Profiles• File sharing• Private and Public Groups• Desktop and Mobile Apps• Polls, Events, Questions• Track Search Streams 168Find out more: http://status.net/
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