eLearning Tutorials

April 28, 2008

How to get started with Google Docs

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How to get started with Audacity

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  • How to get started with Del.icio.us

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    April 22, 2008

    “Say it” instead of “Type it”: Tutorial to produce audio for online interaction

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    Feedback is key in a teaching and learning interaction. In fully online courses, it helps to keep alive the flow of communication between the members of the virtual community (Scagnoli & Willging, 2003), and it increases the sense of “presence” of the instructor or classmates in the interaction (Ice et.al, 2007) .

    Feedback usually took the form of text or talk, in face to face interaction. Now, with the easy access to more sophisticated and less costly (free!) voice recording applications, audio feedback has become more popular in teaching. Either as MP3 files or in other formats, instructors record their voices and post them on the web, in the Course Management Systems, or in sites such as iTunes, My Podcasts, Del.icio.us, so that they can reach the students with their comments. Some instructors even invite students to do the same, and post comments or their assignments using audio. This task has become more easy to perform due to better access and more flexibility in producing, storing and re-producing audio files. Educational and Social podcasting is another phenomenon that is changing the way that students and faculty interact. (more…)

    Social bookmarking:Delicious.com

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    “I have everything in my favorites in my computer, I cannot remember those URL when I am using your computer”, my friend complained as we were developing a training seesion. Then I asked: “Have you tried del.icio.us, or furl?”. “What are you talking about, I am talking computers here”…”me, too” I explained.

    “How would you feel about having all your bookmarks or favorite sites in an Internet bookmark, as a list of favorites that you find in any browser, in any machine connected to the Internet?” I asked…”That would be a future perfect!” my friend exclaimed. “Let me take you to that future” I said, and I “walked her through” the del.icio.us tutorials online. “I can’t wait to try this myself”, she said, and a couple of hours later my del.icio.us account was being hit several times by my friend and I was receiving new and very interesting links from her, who, (of course) is in my network.

    So what is so special about del.icio.us or other social bookmarking sites? (more…)

    Using Google docs for teaching and research

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    Why do I use Google Docs a lot?

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    Being able to work in a same text document, or power point, or spreadsheet is something that many of us value a lot after having spent several hours trying to find a document or the last version of that paper or presentation that we we preparing with someone else. It is not the same to keep sending and re-sending attachments of the same document, going over a rainbow of colors in the comments and tracking, and at the end, not knowing which one is the last version.

    This blog will show first a video of Google Docs in Plain English is a good introduction to the concept, then you will see a link to my video on how to get started, and finally a link to the Google tutorials with more details and ideas.Finally you will see a list of possible pedagogical and collaborative applications of these tools.

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    April 21, 2008

    Using Gizmo as a teaching resource

    Filed under: Communication Tools,tutorials — scagnoli @ 8:39 pm
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    In this post I am going to introduce Gizmo as an application and as a teaching resource.

    Gizmo5 operates on SIPphone VoIP platform and it offers free VoIP services. It is a new way to use voice, a way where calls were free. It is very similar to Skype but has some unique features that make it appealing for online conferencing

    To read more about Gizmo, click below,

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