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Quick Clicks

Posted by Ellen on December 19, 2010

So much has been happening at aLearning we haven’t been able to post in a few weeks… Such delays mean these links are bit old, but like all great resources — they’re still useful and worth a look:

Using PowerPoint Well

Excellent “how-to’s” for leveraging PowerPoint from Trina Rimmer at Mindflash (I can’t wait to try some of these out!): http://onlignment.com/2010/10/white-boardom-part-3-some-new-examples/

LMS/LCMS Directory

Craig Weiss has done it again — providing excellent LMS info at the perfect price. He’s released his latest LMS/LCMS directory, covering 242 vendors. Whew! Note that this is a general directory, not specific to association needs, which the Tagoras report does better than any other we know about, but it’s worth a look for the price to be sure: http://elearninfo.com/2010/09/29/latest-lms/

Report on the Time It Takes to Develop eLearning

Let’s say you’ve decided to develop elearning for your association. How much time can you expect it will take? This post from Electronic Papyrus gives you a summary of a report from Chapman Alliance citing estimated number of hours it could take: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/instructionaldesign/2010/09/29/how-long-does-it-take-to-create-e-learning/

Low-Cost Options

Looking for a summary of low-cost options for everything from LMSes to social networking platforms? Take a look at Janet Clarey’s article on this topic in E!Learning magazine, found free here: http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/b2bmediaco/elearning_20100910/index.php#/39/OnePage

Non-Profits and the Economy

Guidestar has released its October “Nonprofits and the Economy Report,” available free here: http://www2.guidestar.org/rxg/news/publications/nonprofits-and-economy-october-2010.aspx

Wisdom from the Experts

The Masie Center has released this free, open source e-book, “Learning Perspectives,” with contributions by “40 Global Learning Leaders” (of course, these contributors are nearly all from the corporate world): http://www.learning2010.com/images/stories/learning%20perspectives%20ebook.pdf

2 Responses to “Quick Clicks”

  1. Chuck said

    I like that you included a resource for low-cost options for learning management systems, to add to that list consider checking out this upcoming elearning conference and website on related resources.

    Anyway, I hope this finds you well! Keep it up,
    -Chuck

  2. Ellen said

    Thanks, Chuck! I think the correct link to the event you’re referring to is: http://www.theelsummit.com/

    Please re-post if this isn’t the right one…šŸ™‚

    I appreciate your letting aLearning readers know about this event. From what I can see on the site, it looks to be an Enterprise-oriented elearning event, which is often for corporate models and large ones at that… so I encourage anyone interested to review the info carefully to be sure it’s the right fit (it might not be for smaller orgs, for example).

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