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T+D Blog: Lifelong Learning Accounts

T+D Blog: Lifelong Learning Accounts.

What a great idea!

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Learnlets » eLearning 2.0

I believe training anybody on any particular tool (even the seemingly ubiquitous Microsoft Office suite), is the wrong way to go. Talk to them about the skill (writing, creating presentations, etc), and then give some assignments across a couple of different tools. This gives you transferrable skills, which will equip you to communicate and collaborate regardless of the latest wave of tools. And that’s what’s important, in this day of increasing change.

Learnlets » eLearning 2.0.

I was just discussing this with a colleague this morning and I love Clark’s take on this.

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Developing Online Training and Presentation Materials | Sun Learning eXchange

Developing Online Training and Presentation Materials | Sun Learning eXchange.

Sun has lots of “2.0-ish” information including this video site. This particular video is a nice one about PowerPoint to video using Camtasia. The rest of the site has good info and examples of wikis, blogs, etc in a corporate setting.

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Facilitating Online Communities: Leigh’s Facilitation Skills

Facilitating Online Communities: Leigh’s Facilitation Skills.

I’m participating in Leigh Blackall’s Online Facilitation course and this is a post from a fellow participant that points to 10 good facilitation skills. It’s a great list to reference if you facilitate any online activities. Thanks for the link Sylvia!

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What Stinks About Webinars?

Chief Learning Officer magazine – What Stinks About Webinars?.

As I read this article I found myself nodding my head. I’m much like Antonia and Colleen in the fac that I too think of webinars as “…a low-risk, easy, quick and cheap way to stay current about the state of the field…”

My personal experience has been that it’s hard to find the really good ones. I’ve seen most (if not all) of the pitfalls mentioned in the article but I don’t mind. I’ve come to see that often it’s easier to learn from non-examples (i.e. What not to do) than examples.

If you ever host / conduct online synchronous events you should go read this article to make sure you’re not making any of the mistakes mentioned.

If you do not make use of webinars as a personal learning tool you should definitely take a look at this and consider doing so. Webinars are a cheap (often free), low commitment way to learn and if it’s a bad session all you have to do it click out of it and move on.

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How to convert PDF to Word DOC for free: a comparative test – review & download link | freewaregenius.com

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20 Useful Bookmarklets – Stepcase Lifehack

I’ve been looking for this and it’s right under my nose. I’ve been using the Windows Live Writer add-on for Firefox but since it doesn’t work with FF3 I’ve been sort of at a loss for a quick and easy way to directly post from the site I want to reference. Alas, from this article below, “Press This” does the trick. And it’s been hidden in plain site all along!

20 Useful Bookmarklets – Stepcase Lifehack.

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