Rapid e learning tools (deMOOC presentation)

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Rapid e-learning is all about making it easy for trainers to design and create engaging learning experiences. This session looks at tools to get you thinking about how you design resources for your students. We dive in to the huge range of apps and applications that can you can use to create and share your resources in your training. We will also look at some of the tools you might get your students to use to demonstrate their own skills! We will focus on tools that are easy to use and often freely available. Bring ideas and suggestions for your own favourite content creation tools to share in the session!

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Rapid e learning tools (deMOOC presentation)

  1. 1. Rapid e-learning toolsRapid elearning is all about making it easy for trainers to design and create engaging learning experiences. This sessionlooks at tools to get you thinking about how you design resources for your students. We dive in to the huge range of appsand applications that can you can use to create and share your resources in your training. We will also look at some of thetools you might get your students to use to demonstrate their own skills! We will focus on tools that are easy to use andoften freely available. Bring ideas and suggestions for your own favourite content creation tools to share in the session!
  2. 2. TODAYS SESSION• Set up your framework• LOCO• PowerPoint and beyond• Acrobat Portfolios• Screencast tools• Image editors• Presentation tools
  3. 3. Setting up your online frameworkWhere to put the stuff you want to share withstudents?• Local network only• Organisational solutions (e.g. LMS)• Cloud services• Mix of the above
  4. 4. Your toolsShare your favourite tools and resources (LIVE)
  5. 5. LOCO – Learning Object Composer• LOCO is free open source software• Developed by TAFE NSW to make it easy forteachers to create learning objects and quizzesfor use in multiple platformshttps://bitbucket.org/ehub/loco/wiki/Home
  6. 6. Building interactive course• 12 Tutorials Teach You How to Build anInteractive E-Learning Coursehttp://www.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/these-12-tutorials-teach-you-how-to-build-an-interactive-e-learning-course/
  7. 7. Simple things to do with PPT• Make photo albums easily• Import multiple pictures at once• Export as PDF for portability
  8. 8. Label your photos• Tag photos using text boxesand arrows etc.• “Save As” – select JPG to turna slide into a new pictureSimple things to do with PPTCompress pictures beforesaving• Saves file size• Under Picture Tools >Format > Compress Pictures
  9. 9. Drawing toolsSHAPES SMART ART CHART
  10. 10. • Diagrams and drawings made in PowerPointcan be pasted straight into Word docs• Or save directly as JPG graphic• Drawing tools are easier than Word• Similar Smart Art tools –but not editable in WordMake graphics in PowerPointhttp://www.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/how-to-build-your-own-graphics-for-online-training-courses/
  11. 11. • Consistency of look and feel can bringtogether images from many sources• Consider a “unifying element” like similar:–Image sizes–Colour treatment–Borders–Shadows–EffectsLook and feel
  12. 12. Getting more from PowerPoint7 Reasons Why PowerPoint Doesn’t Suck• Great overview of useful tools in PowerPoint –plus many resource linkshttp://www.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/7-reasons-why-powerpoint-doesnt-suck/
  13. 13. Why You Need PowerPoint2010 for Rapid E-Learning• Overview of how the latestversion of PowerPoint hasadded some really usefultools for teachers makingelearning resourcesPowerPoint for e-learninghttp://www.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/why-you-need-powerpoint-2010-for-rapid-e-learning/
  14. 14. Publish PowerPoint as video• Articulate Storyline can turn Powerpoints intomovies• This example showsthe processand looks atrules for engagingpresentationshttp://elearning-examples.s3.amazonaws.com/sl-duarte-video/story.html
  15. 15. Adobe Presenter Version 8• Plug-in for MicrosoftPowerPoint• Add audio and video toPowerPoint presentations• Multi-stream video andscreen capture• Simple title overlays• New interactive menus• Multi-format outputhttp://tv.adobe.com/watch/new-in-adobe-presenter-8/whats-new-in-adobe-presenter-8/
  16. 16. Adobe Captivate VS Presenter?Both Adobe Captivate and Presenter• Can be used to create quizzes• Publish to PDF and web formats• Can integrate with SCORM LMS (Moodle/Sakai/Blackboard)Presenter works within PowerPointCaptivate captures your screen
  17. 17. • Create PDF portfolios frommultiple file types• A simple way to combine filesinto one PDF resource bundle• Handles most file types includingvideo & audio• Makes portfolios that you cangive to students• PDFs have come a long way!Adobe Acrobat Prohttp://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-acrobat-xi/creating-portfolios/
  18. 18. Screen capture toolsCamstudio• Free Open source screencapture softwareScreenr• Web-based screencapture movie makerhttp://www.screenr.com/http://camstudio.org/
  19. 19. Screen capture toolsAdobe Captivate• Create complex presentationsbased on screen capture movies• Can create quizzes that work withMoodle (via SCORM)http://www.adobe.com/au/products/captivate.htmlCamtasia Studio• Industry leading commercial software• Record on-screen activity, add importedmedia, create interactive content, andshare videoshttp://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html
  20. 20. Screencasts on iPad• Record Screencast Videos on iPad or iPhone:http://www.labnol.org/software/record-screencasts-on-ipad-iphone/20958/• Sample showing how to video edit on iPad:http://youtu.be/quCM8aOlEmQ• Explain Everything app for iOS- great for students recordingown screencast movieshttps://itunes.apple.com/au/app/id431493086?mt=8
  21. 21. Digital story toolsMicrosoft Photo Story 3• Excellent simple tool for creating digitalstories from photos• Add voice, timing and transitions• Free download• Originally for XP but runs in Windows 7Windows Movie Maker• Replaced Photo Story but removedvoice-over function• Make videos from photos• Free download• Runs in Windows 7http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=11132http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows7/products/features/movie-maker
  22. 22. Image tools• Image Chef – lets you customise text onimageshttp://www.imagechef.com/• ToonDoo – Simple to usecartoon makerhttp://www.toondoo.com/
  23. 23. Screen snipping toolsPicPick• Free for personal use• Screen capture, image editorand morehttp://www.picpick.org/Microsoft Office OneNote• Copy screenshots to clipboard• Perform OCR to copy wordsfrom imagesWindows Snipping Tool• Built into Windows 7 operating system• Simple to usehttp://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/snipping-toolhttp://office.microsoft.com/en-au/onenote/
  24. 24. Photoscape - is a fun and easyphoto editing software thatenables you to fix and enhancephotos.http://www.photoscape.org/Free tools for photosPicasa - Free Google software for managing images onyour computer• Simple image re-sizing• Gmail integrated - upload direct to web albumshttp://picasa.google.com/
  25. 25. • Simple free online image editorBeFunkyhttp://www.befunky.com/create
  26. 26. Alternative to LMSEdmodo:• Between and LMS and Facebook• Great for group discussions• Teachers can post files• Students can upload along with theirposts• Teachers can grade work• Much simpler than Moodle• Group-only access controlled by teacherhttp://www.edmodo.com/
  27. 27. Audio editingAudacity• Free, open source,cross-platform software forrecording and editing sounds.• Audacity is available forWindows, Mac, GNU/Linux andother operating systems.http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
  28. 28. • Put your presentations on the web• View anywhere• Link from anywhereSlidesharehttp://www.slideshare.net/
  29. 29. • Online animatedpresentation software• Good looking alternativeto PPTX• Relies on good netconnectionPrezihttp://prezi.com/
  30. 30. Go!animate• Create your own animated movies• Widely used by teachers who get students tocreate storieshttp://goanimate.com/
  31. 31. • Online collaborativeconversation builder• Include video, images anddocuments• Users can comment andshare with groupsVoicethreadhttp://voicethread.com
  32. 32. APP SUGGESTIONSOnline workflow apps:• Box: www.box.com• e-Backpack: www.ebackpack.com• Evernote: evernote.com• DropBox: www.dropbox.com/ipad/• iCloud: www.icloud.com
  33. 33. • Makes sharing detailed web links easy• Turns this:https://maps.google.com/maps?q=1+Oxford+Street,+Darlinghurst,+New+South+Wales,+Australia&hl=en&ll=-33.8769,151.212065&spn=0.008382,0.016007&sll=-33.87356,151.098039&sspn=0.008418,0.016007&oq=1+Oxford+Street&hnear=1+Oxford+St,+Darlinghurst+New+South+Wales+2010,+Australia&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=-33.876842,151.212139&panoid=DVPwwWScP2a--_dh9I67Xg&cbp=12,164.95,,0,-12.18• Into this: http://tinyurl.com/ax6r4ynURL shortenersBitly: http://bit.ly/TinyURL: http://tinyurl.com/
  34. 34. Current projects• The National VET E-learning Strategyis currently funding 84 projects• Many Elearning forParticipation and Skillsprojects use iPads intheir e-design• Read about their projectson our wiki space:http://participationandskills.wikispaces.com/Current+Projects
  35. 35. Rapid e-learning toolsTHANKING YOURory OBriendeMOOC - June 2013NSW Content Services AdvisorNational VET E-learning StrategyEmail: rory.obrien@det.nsw.edu.auMob: 0477 348 650Web: http://nswinnovations.wikispaces.com/CC Image: Rory OBrien 2013

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