October 2009 Membership Council Meeting Presentation By CT Distance Learning Consortium Tisha Radcliffe, M.S. –  Assistant...
Introduction:  beyond the problem and the restraints of online course development <ul><li>The problem:  </li></ul><ul><li>...
Course Development Tools So many tools so little time…and money <ul><li>The goal of today’s presentation is to present sev...
Expensive   eLearning Development Tool Options Application Screenshot Price~ Lectora $1,700 – $3,200 Articulate $1,000 - $...
Categories of Course Development Tools: Less Expensive Options <ul><li>These are the categories that will be covered today...
Content Creators Application Price~ Dreamweaver $200 CoffeeCup Free CuteHTML $20
<ul><li>CuteHTML is a WYSIWYG HTML editor for beginners and experts. It is a lightweight program allowing for creation and...
<ul><li>TextPad is a text editor that is a more powerful replacement than NotePad and has many features useful for program...
Screen capture Software Application Price~ Snag-It $50 Jing Free, $15 for upgrade FireShot Free
<ul><li>Snag-It is a screenshot program with more features than the traditional Print-Screen. It has the ability to captur...
<ul><li>Jing is a software that allows you to capture screenshots and videos, and share them with another person immediate...
Multimedia Creation and Editing Software Application Price~ HotPotatoes (games) Free SoftChalk $550 Windows Movie Maker (v...
<ul><li>HotPotatoes is a suite of applications used to create interactive exercises such as multiple choice, short answer,...
<ul><li>SoftChalk is an eLearning lesson builder where you can create interactive web pages, quizzes, games, etc. </li></u...
<ul><li>VLC Media Center is regarded as the best free, open-source multimedia player available. It supports a wide variety...
<ul><li>GIMP is a free graphics editor. It is used for photo manipulations, editing, cropping, resizing, and converting. Y...
Time Management Tools Application Price~ Klok Free GoogleReader Free RSS Reader Free ColorSchemer Free
<ul><li>Klok is a program that assist with time management. It records the amount of time spent on projects, tasks, or any...
<ul><li>Google Reader is an aggregator of RSS feeds that keeps track of updates to your favorite/most visited sites.  </li...
Thank you for attending! <ul><li>Please feel free to contact me via email @  [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Special tha...
Software resources by categories – pg. one  Click here for an alphabetized list <ul><li>CONTENT CREATION/eLearning Assessm...
Software resources by categories – pg. two <ul><li>CONTENT CREATION: Assessment  & Learning Objects:  Continued </li></ul>...
Software resources by categories – pg. three <ul><li>MULTIMEDIA - creating and editing:  continued </li></ul><ul><li>Image...
Software resources by categories – pg. four <ul><li>MULTIMEDIA - creating and editing:  continued </li></ul><ul><li>Visual...
Software resources by categories – pg. five <ul><li>TIME MANAGEMENT:  continued </li></ul><ul><li>File sharing </li></ul><...
Software resources by categories – pg. six <ul><li>COMMUNITY/GROUP SHARING/ CONFERENCING </li></ul><ul><li>Diigo -  http:/...
Resources (a-z list) – pg. one <ul><li>Adobe AIR –  http://www.adobe.com/products/air/  - Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AIR a...
Resources (a-z list) – pg. two <ul><li>Diigo -  http://www.diigo.com/  - Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge sharing comm...
Resources (a-z list) – pg. three <ul><li>Raptivity –  http://www.raptivity.com/  - Full: $2,999.00 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>R...
Resources (a-z list) – pg. three <ul><li>TextPad -  http://www.textpad.com/  - $30.00 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TextPad is a t...
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  1. 1. October 2009 Membership Council Meeting Presentation By CT Distance Learning Consortium Tisha Radcliffe, M.S. – Assistant Director, Instructional Designer
  2. 2. Introduction: beyond the problem and the restraints of online course development <ul><li>The problem: </li></ul><ul><li>“ I want my course content to be more dynamic but I don’t know how to do that.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I don’t have the resources or the time to create dynamic learning objects.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I don’t have any programming knowledge.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I have a limited budget and resources to work with.” </li></ul><ul><li>Possible Solutions: </li></ul><ul><li>Find course development tools that are free or cheap </li></ul><ul><li>Find course development tools that don’t require programming knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Work with course development tools that can be easy to implement </li></ul><ul><li>Work with tools that lessen the load – produce creative and meaningful learning objects efficiently </li></ul><ul><li>Work with time management tools </li></ul>
  3. 3. Course Development Tools So many tools so little time…and money <ul><li>The goal of today’s presentation is to present several different types of course development tools out there on the market that are free or priced for a budget. </li></ul><ul><li>The collection of tools is meant to provide you an opportunity to consider the different elements that can be brought to an online course in a reasonable and cost effective manner. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Expensive eLearning Development Tool Options Application Screenshot Price~ Lectora $1,700 – $3,200 Articulate $1,000 - $1,400 Authorware $3,000 Raptivity $750 - $3,000 Captivate $800 Adobe Creative Suite $999 - $2499
  5. 5. Categories of Course Development Tools: Less Expensive Options <ul><li>These are the categories that will be covered today: </li></ul><ul><li>Content Creators </li></ul><ul><li>Screen Capture Software </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Creation and Editing </li></ul><ul><li>Time Management Tools </li></ul>
  6. 6. Content Creators Application Price~ Dreamweaver $200 CoffeeCup Free CuteHTML $20
  7. 7. <ul><li>CuteHTML is a WYSIWYG HTML editor for beginners and experts. It is a lightweight program allowing for creation and editing of pages, with assistance simplifying coding tasks. </li></ul><ul><li>Price = $20 </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>TextPad is a text editor that is a more powerful replacement than NotePad and has many features useful for programming tasks. </li></ul><ul><li>Price - $30 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Screen capture Software Application Price~ Snag-It $50 Jing Free, $15 for upgrade FireShot Free
  10. 10. <ul><li>Snag-It is a screenshot program with more features than the traditional Print-Screen. It has the ability to capture partial images, scrolling images, websites, and can also capture as video. </li></ul><ul><li>Price = $50 </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Jing is a software that allows you to capture screenshots and videos, and share them with another person immediately by uploading the file to its own sharing service. </li></ul><ul><li>Price = Free, </li></ul><ul><li>$15 for upgrade </li></ul><ul><li>Jing Upload Feature </li></ul><ul><li>Jing video Example </li></ul>
  12. 12. Multimedia Creation and Editing Software Application Price~ HotPotatoes (games) Free SoftChalk $550 Windows Movie Maker (video) Free VLC Media Center (audio/video) Free Audacity (audio) Free Sony Sound Forge (audio) $280 GIMP (image) Free Snag-It (image) $50 CrazyTalk (avatar animation) $180 DoppleMe (2D avatar) Free
  13. 13. <ul><li>HotPotatoes is a suite of applications used to create interactive exercises such as multiple choice, short answer, crosswords, jumbled sentences, matching, and gap-fill exercises. </li></ul><ul><li>Price = Free </li></ul><ul><li>Ex. 1 – Ex. 2 – Ex. 3 </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>SoftChalk is an eLearning lesson builder where you can create interactive web pages, quizzes, games, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Price = $550 </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>VLC Media Center is regarded as the best free, open-source multimedia player available. It supports a wide variety of audio and video formats, and supports streaming. </li></ul><ul><li>Price = Free </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>GIMP is a free graphics editor. It is used for photo manipulations, editing, cropping, resizing, and converting. You can also create animated GIFs, logos, etc. GIMP is comparable to Photoshop in what it has to offer. </li></ul><ul><li>Price = Free </li></ul>
  17. 17. Time Management Tools Application Price~ Klok Free GoogleReader Free RSS Reader Free ColorSchemer Free
  18. 18. <ul><li>Klok is a program that assist with time management. It records the amount of time spent on projects, tasks, or anything else. This allows for better time tracking and improved estimation for future projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Price = Free </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Google Reader is an aggregator of RSS feeds that keeps track of updates to your favorite/most visited sites. </li></ul><ul><li>Price = Free </li></ul>
  20. 20. Thank you for attending! <ul><li>Please feel free to contact me via email @ [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Special thanks to the Instructional Design student worker Kyle Olson for researching and compiling the information on the course development tools. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Software resources by categories – pg. one Click here for an alphabetized list <ul><li>CONTENT CREATION/eLearning Assessment & Learning Objects: </li></ul><ul><li>Articulate – http://www.articulate.com – Professional: $1,398.00; Standard: $999.00 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Articulate is an eLearning tool that allows creation of courses, presentations, quizzes, and surveys. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adobe Captivate – http://www.adobe.com/products/captivate/ - $799.00 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Captivate is a software tool used to author interactive software demonstrations, simulations, scenarios, and video screenshots. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adobe RoboHelp - http://www.adobe.com/products/robohelp/ - $999.00 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RoboHelp is a help authoring tool to make help files such as eLearning content and knowledge bases in a variety of formats. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Authorware – http://www.adobe.com/products/authorware/ - $2,900.00 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Authorware is a flowchart based program that allows for creating interactive eLearning programs. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CuteHTML - http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,7731-order,1-page,1-c,htmlauthoring/description.html - $20.00 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CuteHTML is a WYSIWYG HTML editor for beginners and experts. It is a lightweight program allowing for creation and editing of pages, with assistance simplifying coding tasks. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lectora – http://www.trivantis.com - Packages from $1,790 to $3,185.00 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lectora is an easy to use eLearning software for authoring and content development. It includes tools to capture, record and edit video or audio and create rich multimedia presentations, course content, tests, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Respondus - http://www.respondus.com/ - Single license: $149.00, Larger starting at $1,595.00 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Respondus is a tool used for creating and managing exams that can be printed or published into Blackboard, ANGEL, Moodle, and various other LMS’s. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hot Potatoes - http://hotpot.uvic.ca/ - Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hot Potatoes is a suite of applications used to create interactive exercises such as multiple choice, short answer, crosswords, jumbled sentences, matching, and hap-gill exercises. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Raptivity – http://www.raptivity.com/ - Full: $2,999.00 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Raptivity has a prebuilt library of over 200 interactions and games for eLearning that can be customized with the author’s own content. </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Software resources by categories – pg. two <ul><li>CONTENT CREATION: Assessment & Learning Objects: Continued </li></ul><ul><li>SoftChalk - http://www.softchalk.com - $995.00 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SoftChalk is another eLearning lesson builder where you can create interactive web pages, quizzes, games, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>TextPad - http://www.textpad.com/ - $30.00 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TextPad is a text editor that’s a more powerful replacement for Notepad and has many features useful for programming tasks. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adobe AIR – http://www.adobe.com/products/air/ - Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AIR allows for building internet applications using various languages/methods, and also deploy as a desktop application. They can operate offline, and activate further functionality or updates when connected to the internet. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ColorSchemer - http://www.colorschemer.com/ - Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ColorSchemer automatically generates color schemes based on providing one main color. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MULTIMEDIA - creating and editing: </li></ul><ul><li>Audio/video </li></ul><ul><li>Audacity - http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ - Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audacity is a free, open-source audio software with features to record, edit, convert, modify, and add effects to sound files. It is regarded as the best free audio editor. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sony Sound Forge - http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/products/soundforgefamily.asp - $274.95 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sound forge is a digital audio editor with features to record, edit, convert, modify, and add effects to sound files, with functionality similar to that of Audacity. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Windows Movie Maker – http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/moviemaker2.mspx - Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Movie Maker allows for creation, editing, and sharing of videos. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>VLC Media Center – http://www.videolan.org/vlc - Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It is regarded as the best free, open-source multimedia player available. Supports a wide variety of audio and video formats, and supports streaming. </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Software resources by categories – pg. three <ul><li>MULTIMEDIA - creating and editing: continued </li></ul><ul><li>Image </li></ul><ul><li>GIMP - http://www.gimp.org – Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GIMP is a free graphics editor. It is used for photo manipulations, editing, cropping, resizing, and converting. You can also create animated GIFs, logos, etc. GIMP is comparable to Photoshop in what it has to offer. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Snag-It – http://www.techsmith.com - $49.95 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easily edit graphics, add text and bubbles, and has an editor function as well. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Screen capture </li></ul><ul><li>Snag-It – http://www.techsmith.com - $49.95 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Snag-It is a screenshot program with more features than the traditional Print-Screen. It has the ability to capture partial images, scrolling images, websites, and can also capture as video. Has an editor function as well. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jing – http://www.jingproject.com/ - Free; $14.95 for upgrade </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jing is a software that allows you to capture screenshots and videos and share them with another person immediately by uploading the image or video to its own sharing service. Later versions of Snag-It work as an editor for the Jing files. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fireshot - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5648 - Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plug in tool works with Firefox. Capture web pages and edit adding annotations and upload to a hosting space or copy to clipboard and email it. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3d Animation </li></ul><ul><li>CrazyTalk - http://www.reallusion.com/crazytalk/ - $179.95 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CrazyTalk is a program used to create avatars for demonstration and narrative purposes. Bring in a static image and animate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CodeBaby – http://www.codebaby.com – N/A ~10k </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CodeBaby helps design and deploy 3D avatar characters to serve as “virtual assistants.” </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Software resources by categories – pg. four <ul><li>MULTIMEDIA - creating and editing: continued </li></ul><ul><li>Visual tutorial </li></ul><ul><li>Jing – http://www.jingproject.com/ - Free; $14.95 for upgrade </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jing is a software that allows you to capture screenshots and videos and share them with another person immediately by uploading the image or video to its own sharing service. Later versions of Snag-It work as an editor for the Jing files. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adobe Captivate – http://www.adobe.com/products/captivate/ - $799.00 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Captivate is a software tool used to author interactive software demonstrations, simulations, scenarios, and video screenshots. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>TIME MANAGEMENT: </li></ul><ul><li>Project management/gathering of information </li></ul><ul><li>Klok - http://klok.mcgraphix.com/klok/index.htm - Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Klok is a program that assists with time management. It records the amount of time spent on projects, tasks, or anything else. This allows for better time tracking and improved estimation for future projects. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Netvibes - http://www.netvibes.com/ - Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Like a personalized portal of all the information that you like in one place. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Digsby – http://digsby.com – Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Place to gather all your email accounts, social networking sites, instant messengers, etc. in one convenient place instead of signing into multiple applications. </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Software resources by categories – pg. five <ul><li>TIME MANAGEMENT: continued </li></ul><ul><li>File sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Jing – http://www.jingproject.com/ - Free; $14.95 for upgrade </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jing is a software that allows you to capture screenshots and videos and share them with another person immediately by uploading the image or video to its own sharing service. Later versions of Snag-It work as an editor for the Jing files. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Diigo - http://www.diigo.com/ - Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge sharing community; research, share, and collaborate. Highlight and add sticky notes on web pages; archive pages; organize your items by tags or lists; search and access from anywhere, anytime; create a group knowledge repository. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Acrobat – http://acrobat.com – Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Set of online services - file sharing and storage, PDF converter, online word processor, web conferencing - you can use to create and share documents, communicate in real time, and simplify working with others from anywhere.” Quote from the site. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RSS aggregators </li></ul><ul><li>Google Reader - http://www.google.com/reader - Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Reader is an aggregator of Atom and RSS feeds that keeps track of updates to your favorite/most visited sites. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RSS Reader – http://www.rssreader.com – Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS Reader collects news and updates in the background at user configured levels, and warns with a popup in the system tray that a new message has arrived with a short description of the update, and has a link to the original page. </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Software resources by categories – pg. six <ul><li>COMMUNITY/GROUP SHARING/ CONFERENCING </li></ul><ul><li>Diigo - http://www.diigo.com/ - Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge sharing community; research, share, and collaborate. Highlight and add sticky notes on web pages; archive pages; organize your items by tags or lists; search and access from anywhere, anytime; create a group knowledge repository. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FreeConference - https://www.freeconference.com - Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conference calls on regular telephone lines that do not require a computer or Internet connection. Toll free web conference calls at 10 cents/min. Outlook add on. Upgrade to desktop sharing for $9/mo. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Netvibes - http://www.netvibes.com/ - Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Like a personalized portal of all the information that you like in one place. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ning – http://www.ning.com - Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create and join social networks that of interest to you. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Schoology - https://www.schoology.com – Price (unknown) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A web-based content management system that combines social networking and course management for K12-higher ed schools, teachers, and students. Lower priced than traditional content management offerings. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SlideShare – http://slideshare.net – Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload and share your PowerPoint presentations and other types of documents and share publicly or privately. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wiggio - http://wiggio.com/ - Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate and work in groups allowing for the storage of files and editing, calendar feature, group communication feature, polls, and keep track of group tasks. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Zoho - http://www.zoho.com/ - Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business productivity software; gadget apps for productivity and collaboration – online presentation tool; notebook; wiki; word processor, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Resources (a-z list) – pg. one <ul><li>Adobe AIR – http://www.adobe.com/products/air/ - Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AIR allows for building internet applications using various languages/methods, and also deploy as a desktop application. They can operate offline, and activate further functionality or updates when connected to the internet. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adobe Captivate – http://www.adobe.com/products/captivate/ - $799.00 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Captivate is a software tool used to author interactive software demonstrations, simulations, scenarios, and video screenshots. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adobe RoboHelp - http://www.adobe.com/products/robohelp/ - $999.00 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RoboHelp is a help authoring tool to make help files such as eLearning content and knowledge bases in a variety of formats. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Acrobat – http://acrobat.com – Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Set of online services - file sharing and storage, PDF converter, online word processor, web conferencing - you can use to create and share documents, communicate in real time, and simplify working with others from anywhere.” Quote from the site. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Articulate – http://www.articulate.com – Professional: $1,398.00; Standard: $999.00 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Articulate is an eLearning tool that allows creation of courses, presentations, quizzes, and surveys. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Audacity - http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ - Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audacity is a free, open-source audio software with features to record, edit, convert, modify, and add effects to sound files. It is regarded as the best free audio editor. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Authorware – http://www.adobe.com/products/authorware/ - $2,900.00 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Authorware is a flowchart based program that allows for creating interactive eLearning programs. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CodeBaby – http://www.codebaby.com – N/A ~10k </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CodeBaby helps design and deploy 3D avatar characters to serve as “virtual assistants.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ColorSchemer - http://www.colorschemer.com/ - Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ColorSchemer automatically generates color schemes based on providing one main color. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CrazyTalk - http://www.reallusion.com/crazytalk/ - $179.95 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CrazyTalk is a program used to create avatars for demonstration and narrative purposes. Bring in a static image and animate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CuteHTML - http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,7731-order,1-page,1-c,htmlauthoring/description.html - $20.00 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CuteHTML is a WYSIWYG HTML editor for beginners and experts. It is a lightweight program allowing for creation and editing of pages, with assistance simplifying coding tasks. </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Resources (a-z list) – pg. two <ul><li>Diigo - http://www.diigo.com/ - Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge sharing community; research, share, and collaborate. Highlight and add sticky notes on web pages; archive pages; organize your items by tags or lists; search and access from anywhere, anytime; create a group knowledge repository. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FreeConference - https://www.freeconference.com - Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conference calls on regular telephone lines that do not require a computer or Internet connection. Toll free web conference calls at 10 cents/min. Outlook add on. Upgrade to desktop sharing for $9/mo. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>GIMP - http://www.gimp.org – Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GIMP is a free graphics editor. It is used for photo manipulations, editing, cropping, resizing, and converting. You can also create animated GIFs, logos, etc. GIMP is comparable to Photoshop in what it has to offer. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google Reader - http://www.google.com/reader - Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Reader is an aggregator of Atom and RSS feeds that keeps track of updates to your favorite/most visited sites. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hot Potatoes - http://hotpot.uvic.ca/ - Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hot Potatoes is a suite of applications used to create interactive exercises such as multiple choice, short answer, crosswords, jumbled sentences, matching, and hap-gill exercises. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jing – http://www.jingproject.com/ - Free; $14.95 for upgrade </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jing is a software that allows you to capture screenshots and videos and share them with another person immediately by uploading the image or video to its own sharing service. Later versions of Snag-It work as an editor for the Jing files. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Klok - http://klok.mcgraphix.com/klok/index.htm - Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Klok is a program that assists with time management. It records the amount of time spent on projects, tasks, or anything else. This allows for better time tracking and improved estimation for future projects. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lectora – http://www.trivantis.com - Packages from $1,790 to $3,185.00 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lectora is an easy to use eLearning software for authoring and content development. It includes tools to capture, record and edit video or audio and create rich multimedia presentations, course content, tests, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Netvibes - http://www.netvibes.com/ - Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Like a personalized portal of all the information that you like in one place. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ning – http://www.ning.com - Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create and join social networks that of interest to you. </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Resources (a-z list) – pg. three <ul><li>Raptivity – http://www.raptivity.com/ - Full: $2,999.00 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Raptivity has a prebuilt library of over 200 interactions and games for eLearning that can be customized with the author’s own content. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Respondus - http://www.respondus.com/ - Single license: $149.00, Larger starting at $1,595.00 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Respondus is a tool used for creating and managing exams that can be printed or published into Blackboard, ANGEL, Moodle, and various other LMS’s. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RSS Reader – http://www.rssreader.com – Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS Reader collects news and updates in the background at user configured levels, and warns with a popup in the system tray that a new message has arrived with a short description of the update, and has a link to the original page. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Schoology - https://www.schoology.com – Priced (unknown) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A web-based content management system that combines social networking and course management for K12-higher ed schools, teachers, and students. Lower priced than traditional content management offerings. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SlideShare – http://slideshare.net – Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload and share your PowerPoint presentations and other types of documents and share publicly or privately. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Snag-It – http://www.techsmith.com - $49.95 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Snag-It is a screenshot program with more features than the traditional Print-Screen. It has the ability to capture partial images, scrolling images, websites, and can also capture as video. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SoftChalk - http://www.softchalk.com - $995.00 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SoftChalk is another eLearning lesson builder where you can create interactive web pages, quizzes, games, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sony Sound Forge - http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/products/soundforgefamily.asp - $274.95 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sound forge is a digital audio editor with features to record, edit, convert, modify, and add effects to sound files, with functionality similar to that of Audacity. </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Resources (a-z list) – pg. three <ul><li>TextPad - http://www.textpad.com/ - $30.00 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TextPad is a text editor that’s a more powerful replacement for Notepad and has many features useful for programming tasks. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>VLC Media Center – http://www.videolan.org/vlc - Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It is regarded as the best free, open-source multimedia player available. Supports a wide variety of audio and video formats, and supports streaming. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wiggio - http://wiggio.com/ - Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate and work in groups allowing for the storage of files and editing, calendar feature, group communication feature, polls, and keep track of group tasks. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Windows Movie Maker – http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/moviemaker2.mspx - Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Movie Maker allows for creation, editing, and sharing of videos. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Zoho - http://www.zoho.com/ - Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business productivity software; gadget apps for productivity and collaboration – online presentation tool; notebook; wiki; word processor, etc. </li></ul></ul>

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