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Social learning: the revolution in eLearning

Social learning: the revolution in eLearning | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
How can an age-old learning strategy, like social learning, make your eLearning course pop? Read this article and find out the benefits of social learning!

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In order to have an authentic social learning experience, learning management systems are increasingly offering social capabilities. Learners are now able to share experiences and research new knowledge and combine the two in learning forums to create new knowledge for peers. Social learning leads to better learning and improved self-affirmation.
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Nuevas formas de aprender

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Are you a social learner? What is social learning?
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In eLearning content development, how much text is too much text?

In eLearning content development, how much text is too much text? | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
In eLearning content development, the amount of text on the slide is crucial. So, how much text is too much text?

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There’s a world of interactive multi-media possibilities for avoiding lots of text. This post list a few of the possibilities ...
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David Swaddle's curator insight, May 16, 2016 9:06 PM
I agree with lots of what's on here, but not all of the advice.

Sometimes text is the answer, sometimes it isn't. Context and the goal of the training often point us in the direction of balance.
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7 tips to create the perfect eLearning conditions

7 tips to create the perfect eLearning conditions | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Every piece of text, image, graphic, and color you use contributes to the overall atmosphere of your eLearning course. These components come together to form the eLearning environment that surrounds your audience, which can either help or hinder their success. For this reason, you must think very carefully about every design element you choose, or choose to leave out, for that matter. Here are 7 top tips for creating the perfect eLearning conditions for your eLearning experience.


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Helen Teague's curator insight, May 12, 2016 12:59 PM
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Tony Guzman's curator insight, May 13, 2016 1:46 PM
Some excellent tips to keep in mind when designing an online course.
Harriet Rolfe's curator insight, May 25, 2016 10:20 PM

I have thought about the set up of my classroom - but maybe I need to think about the set up of my eLearning conditions as well.

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8 eLearning Trends That Are Changing The Learning Landscape

8 eLearning Trends That Are Changing The Learning Landscape | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Want to know about what eLearning Trends are changing the learning landscape? Check 8 new eLearning Trends that are changing the learning landscape in 2016.


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6 Best Practices for Online Student Engagement

6 Best Practices for Online Student Engagement | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
While online education can be an excellent choice for many students, it can require a bit of a learning curve on the part of the teachers. Obviously many of the same teaching strategies for the traditional classroom are not applicable. Utilizing these tips can help both young-adult and adult educators engage students in variety of online class scenarios

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There is a growing shift towards online education. Many traditional universities are also now providing online education. Read on about the practices that engage students online.. 
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UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Collaborative Learning in Today's Technology-Driven World

UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Collaborative Learning in Today's Technology-Driven World | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Among numerous transversal competencies, ‘collaboration’ is considered not only to be an essential interpersonal skill needed to perform effectively and efficiently in the 21st century, but also as a foundation for gaining other essential skills. Case in point, ‘tolerance’, ‘respect for diversity’, ‘intercultural understanding’, and ‘ability to resolve conflicts’ are some of the essential features of global citizenship skillsets, and the ability to work collaboratively can be fundamental in developing these skills

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 1, 2016 2:10 AM

A good short read with lots of additional links for further research.

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Tech It Up Tuesday: 50 Tools & Apps for Showcasing Student Knowledge

Tech It Up Tuesday: 50 Tools & Apps for Showcasing Student Knowledge | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Greetings and welcome to “Tech It Up Tuesday”, a weekly series in which I share an edtech tool, app, site or other resource that can be utilized in the educational setting. This week features an ex…

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, April 28, 2016 9:12 AM
Wonderful ways to engage students to show what they know. My students love many of these tools and we look forward to exploring more.
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"With a myriad of web tools and apps available to teachers, it’s sometimes mind-boggling trying to identify which are the most effective for the classroom. But if you’re looking for some innovative ways to showcase student work, here’s an awesome visual collection of resources spanning 11 categories—audio recordings, collages, comics, posters, slides, digital books, narrated slideshows, movies, animations, screen casts and study aids—to help get you started!"

Harriet Rolfe's curator insight, May 25, 2016 10:26 PM

I would like the concept of using ICT to showcase students work in a more engaging way - I think this would be a valuable addition to the 'mini-unit'

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Choosing an elearning production process: ADDIE vs AGILE

Choosing an elearning production process: ADDIE vs AGILE | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
The best elearning production process isn’t necessarily the one that gets learning content in front of an audience most quickly. The best is the one that will reliably get quality learning content that’s fit for purpose to an audience within an appropriate timeframe. According to the Project Management Institute, ineffective communications is the primary contributor to …

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EdTechTeam: Get coding in your classroom! Enter the Challenge.

EdTechTeam: Get coding in your classroom! Enter the Challenge. | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
We know how important it is to get kids exposed to computer programming, but how? Here are 10 easy ways to get started with coding in the classroom.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 18, 2016 9:41 PM

Thanks to Mark Deschaine.

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Une infographie intéressante sur les différentes façons d'aborder le code avec ses élèves.
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The Promise of Virtual Reality in Higher Education

The Promise of Virtual Reality in Higher Education | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Virtual reality teeters on the edge of becoming mainstream, with software development outstripping the hardware and memory storage needed. In this article, a librarian and an art historian discuss the many ways that VR may transform learning and student experiences.

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Is VR the next big thing?
 
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Digital Publications for the Digital Classroom

Digital Publications for the Digital Classroom | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

The home of my digital education publishing site.

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Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, April 10, 2016 4:16 AM
very useful materials and ideas for the classroom
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50 of the best Free Apps for teachers

50 of the best Free Apps for teachers | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
That’s a pretty general and subjective idea. The best for them as human beings–health, finances, and entertainment? The best for them in the classroom? To connect with other educators? To stay on top of emerging tools and trends in education? To use with students?

For iOS, Android, or Windows Phone? Can we assume there’s WiFi access? Is data use an issue? What about data privacy? And what do we mean by “free” Truly free? Are in-app purchases available? Necessary? Is it a free version that has hideous banners everywhere?

To say that there is a lot to consider is an understatement.

That said, we’ve taken a wide-lens view of the modern teacher and taken a stab at what might be considered 50 of the best really, truly actually free apps available for iOS. They may have some paid options, but they’re each entirely useful without spending a penny.

While we do look at music, health tracking apps, and other teachers-as-a-human-being apps, we focus mostly on the kinds of digital content that will help you teach more effectively to a wider range of students in more compelling and dynamic ways than ever before. All free.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 15, 2015 1:19 AM

Cela vaut la peine de parcourir les 50 applications. Certaines très connues, d'autres à découvrir.

Carlos Silva's curator insight, October 18, 2015 12:24 PM

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Managing the Digital Classroom

This is my presentation slide deck with all the links to the materials and resources from my plenary at King Saud University. The presentation looked at how we can resist the changes technology is forcing into the classroom or how we can welcome them, adapt our teaching style to them and make technology a positive forse for change.

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Nik Peachey's slide deck from his plenary at King Saud University.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 1, 2016 5:01 AM

My slide deck from my plenary at King Saud University.

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My slide deck from my plenary at King Saud University.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, April 11, 2016 8:54 AM
Très bonne présentation pour celui qui va démarrer du e-learning au cours.
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Becoming Innovative: 15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try -

Becoming Innovative: 15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try - | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
What are the latest emerging trends in education?

As trends to do, these are changing almost yearly. Consider how quiet iPads in the classroom have been recently, whereas three years ago they were going to replace teachers and were (unsarcastically) compared to magic. While mobile devices like the iPad can indeed parallel a kind of magic in the learning process, it obviously has to ‘fit’ into a progressive supporting ecology of assessment, curriculum, and instruction.

With that in mind, we’ve created a list of 15 (the graphic plus 3 bonus items below) new ideas every teacher should try. Not all will fit or work–again, it depends on the ecology of the classroom, school, and so on. But each of these ideas below–some learning models, some concepts, and some technologies–can be transformational for students, and your teaching.

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A list of 15 transformational ideas every teacher should try  –some learning models, some concepts, and some technologies.
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Hollie Brassington's curator insight, June 3, 2016 6:51 AM
This is a fantastic summary of ways to transform learning - in fact the PBL and Skype examples in combination with the current hot topic in the news about the value and virtues of allrefugees (Karl Stefanovic on WIN Today show)  makes me think I could devise an English  Unit on refugees where students interact through  these digital pedagogical tools  with actual refugees now in Australia to find out their stories and to hear about racial prejudice towards 'boat people', and then write a letter to the editor type assessment dispelling the negativities towards refugees via an online newspaper or blog situation. These could be shared with actual refugees to show them they have the support of Australian citizens....
Norton Gusky's curator insight, September 7, 2016 8:16 AM
Great list of strategies that are making a difference in the learning space.
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27 Ways To Inspire Innovative Thinking In Students

27 Ways To Inspire Innovative Thinking In Students | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
27 Ways To Inspire Innovative Thinking In Students by TeachThought Staff Innovating thinking is one of those awkward concepts in education--on
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Innovative thinking in students will flower when we design classrooms that absolutely can’t survive without it. Same with critical thinking, self-direction, creativity, and so on. Until we reach that point, it’s on the shoulders of the classroom teacher to tease it out of students through a combination of inspiration, modeling, scaffolding, and creating persistent opportunity.
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Harriet Rolfe's curator insight, May 25, 2016 10:23 PM

I like the concepts in this article- however I would love a bit more practical advice at how I extend my teaching strategies to promote innovative thinking

Lacey Mack's curator insight, May 28, 2016 10:09 PM
Not only is the diagram attractive, it has some excellent points. Links with the flipped classroom approach and State Schooling Explicit Instruction
Stephania Savva, Ph.D's comment, June 3, 2016 2:11 AM
Thanks for sharing this interesting article!
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The Quantum Computer is for everyone, try it! 

The Quantum Computer is for everyone, try it!  | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Share with:The IBM quantum computer is now a cloud resource available to anyone who desires. You must request an invitation, but it is an unprecedented opportunity for anyone with a little ‘familiarity with the topic and desire to experiment. IBM has made a quantum computer cloud resource available to all, through its IBM Cloud Platform. …

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IBM has made a quantum computer cloud resource available to all, through its IBM Cloud Platform.
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Free Online Quiz Tool - Easily Create Online Quizzes

Free Online Quiz Tool - Easily Create Online Quizzes | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Qzzr is a simple online quiz tool that allows you to quickly create beautiful quizzes, post them anywhere on the web, view on any device, and track results.

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Елена Гончарова's curator insight, July 28, 2015 2:31 PM

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, May 5, 2016 2:32 AM
One more tool to engage students into question making and also into sharing opinions!!
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, May 5, 2016 7:13 AM
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How to help students become digital creators

How to help students become digital creators | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
A new report examines how giving students the power to explore digital technology improves learning.

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, May 2, 2016 3:42 AM
Great to read !
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These are extra tips on helping you create your websites
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I wonder how many people could actually read the report and comment it since it seems to be only available to paying members... I went through the whole registering process until dead end of "Sorry for the inconvenience, this item is available to members only"... quite frustrating :((
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Technology in the eLearning space: 4 evolving eLearning trends

Technology in the eLearning space: 4 evolving eLearning trends | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
In the 21st century, information is available everywhere; constantly evolving and adapting to the changes in this digital-driven world. With the introduction of technology into all aspects of life, including learning, the best way to access the most current information is eLearning. eLearning is the easiest way to communicate information, old and new, to large groups of people. Here are 4 of the most popular eLearning trends for this year.

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Mobility and connectivity, Big Data, gamification, and video-based training are just 4 of the most popular eLearning trends for 2016. This article takes an analytical look at each one of them.
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Free Screen Recorder | Download Ezvid

Free Screen Recorder | Download Ezvid | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Ezvid is exceptional because of the power of its cutting-edge effects and features. With voice recording, facecam, voice synthesis, screen drawing, and speed control, Ezvid the world's single best solution for making videos which entertain, inform, and enchant your viewers.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 24, 2016 2:06 PM

Looks worth a free download if you need a versatile screen recorder.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, April 27, 2016 7:08 PM
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Looks like a pretty versatile program. It's free!
 
vgpascal's curator insight, April 28, 2016 4:09 AM
Testé et approuvé si vous avez un compte Youtube ! La solution propose de multiples avantages :

Les +
+ capture d'écran animés
+ banc de montage facile à prendre en main
+ ajouts de textes
+ ajout d'un filigrane de personnalisation
+ accès à une banque de musique de fond (issue de la bibliothèque ou la vôtre)
+ synchronisation de la voix
+ incrustation de la webcam possible
+ mixage d'images et de vidéos existantes
+ durée jusqu'à 45 minutes
+ ajout d'éléments pour le guidage d'attention (dessin, flèches...)

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- exports Youtube seulement
- compatible uniquement avec Windows
- le système stocke les fichiers qui composent votre vidéo (différentes séquences) dans le dossier username/my documents/ezvid/projects
- seule la version montée sera exportable sur Youtube... il ne manque plus qu'à la récupérer par des moyens tiers depuis Youtube ;-)
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Academic Digital Etiquette: Interacting in online spaces

Academic Digital Etiquette: Interacting in online spaces | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Celia's reflections:

 

"I have had many discussions with students about the protocols on interacting in online spaces in an academic or professional manner. Whether they be commenting on a blog or giving feedback in comments on a Google document or interacting in Edmodo or Google Classroom, students need to be modelled the ‘professional’ way to behave. Commenting within an academic context is in fact providing feedback and as such quite a complicated skill for a young student."


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 20, 2016 2:01 PM

This thoughtful blog on "academic digital etiquette" offers excellent advice for students learning to work in academic discussion environments.

Marla Bucy's curator insight, April 22, 2016 2:26 PM
This is the kind of information that I think students who must peer review each other's writing would find helpful: This blog entry provides useful adjectives without an overwhelming amount of instruction.
Aleta Chowfin's curator insight, May 4, 2016 4:49 AM
Great article !
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How Teachers Can Provide Equal Learning in a World of Unequal Access (EdSurge News)

How Teachers Can Provide Equal Learning in a World of Unequal Access (EdSurge News) | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
When 3,100 teachers were surveyed by the Gates Foundation in November 2015 about the biggest barriers to using digital resources, the most common response was “My students do not have access to technology outside of the classroom.”

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 16, 2016 12:50 AM

Well worth reading.

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Vibby — vibby.com

Vibby — vibby.com | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Take any video, trim and highlight the moments that matter and share it with others. It's easy as 1–2–3.
 
Take any video, trim and highlight the moments that matter and share it with others. It's easy as 1–2–3.

 

 

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Isabel García's curator insight, March 24, 2016 4:34 AM

Useful tool for clipping videos and highlighting the important parts.

Meg Basilio's curator insight, April 5, 2016 7:22 AM

Useful tool for clipping videos and highlighting the important parts.

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Video editing tool. It's free. 
 
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Rewordify.com | Understand what you read

Rewordify.com | Understand what you read | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Rewordify.com is powerful, free, online software that improves reading, learning, and teaching. This site can:
 - Intelligently simplify difficult English, for faster comprehension
 - Effectively teach words, for building a better vocabulary
-  Help teachers save time and produce engaging lessons
 - Help improve learning outcomes


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This is a really nice tool to help lower level readers access authentic content.

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Scott Besterman's curator insight, April 1, 2016 9:03 AM

This is a really nice tool to help lower level readers access authentic content.

Teaching, Learning & Developing with Technology's curator insight, April 1, 2016 5:30 PM

This is a really nice tool to help lower level readers access authentic content.

Clairelouise's curator insight, April 1, 2016 6:54 PM

This is a really nice tool to help lower level readers access authentic content.

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Interactive Ebook Creation & Digital Publishing Software

Interactive Ebook Creation & Digital Publishing Software | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Create and publish interactive ebooks for Android, iPad, iPhone, HTML5 web, and desktop


Create and publish interactive ebooks for Android, iPad, iPhone, HTML5 web, and desktop


 

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Superb free ebook creator software. 

Kotobee Author: Create interactive ebooks with this ebook creator and editor, and export to web, desktop, and mobile 

Kotobee Publisher: Design children storybooks and magazines rich with interactivity and multimedia for all platforms;

Kotobee Cloud Provide cloud services to your users, and take control over user access. Package your ebooks into libraries;

Kotobee Author Create interactive ebooks with this ebook creator and editor, and export to web, desktop, and mobile Kotobee Publisher Design children storybooks and magazines rich with interactivity and multimedia for all platforms Kotobee Cloud Provide cloud services to your users, and take control over user access. Package your ebooks into libraries Kotobee Reader Provide your users with interactive ebook reading tools, within your smart branded interface

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Superb ebook creator software comprising four tools, Author, Publisher, Cloud and Reader: 


Kotobee Author: Create interactive ebooks with this ebook creator and editor, and export to web, desktop, and mobile;


Kotobee Publisher: Design children storybooks and magazines rich with interactivity and multimedia for all platforms;


Kotobee Cloud: Provide cloud services to your users, and take control over user access. Package your ebooks into libraries;


Kotobee Reader: Provide your users with interactive ebook reading tools, within your smart branded interface.


There are free versions of the Author, Publisher and Reader.



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Татьяна Слесаренко's curator insight, April 1, 2016 3:56 AM

Awesome free ebook creator software. Great for creating multimedia interactive text books.

martinet benoit's curator insight, April 2, 2016 11:43 AM

Awesome free ebook creator software. Great for creating multimedia interactive text books.

Katy Del Castillo's curator insight, September 14, 2016 1:46 PM
very useful