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9 tools for creating great animations

9 tools for creating great animations | on learning by design | Scoop.it

Creating animations has always been considered as one of the most complex aspects of graphic design that requires specific software and technological expertise. It is a time-intensive activity that requires heavy software and high speed computers.

However, over the past few years, the emergence of different online presentation and animation tools have simplified the process of creating animations...


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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, October 16, 2013 2:08 AM

It is HTLM5 based. So... follow it, my friend!

Raza Khan's curator insight, March 17, 2014 11:53 PM

Found some really interesting tools, that I think will come handy for assignment 2

Sreeram Goalla's curator insight, March 21, 2014 6:43 AM
9 tools for creating great animations
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14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed

14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed | on learning by design | Scoop.it
From the Ngram Viewer to Google Dart, check out some of these lesser-known Google applications.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 14, 2013 7:39 AM

It's true...I didn't know about most of 'em! ;)

Alexina's curator insight, October 14, 2013 1:50 PM

I was not aware of many of these tools. One's that coincided with my interests are Google Fonts that lists 629 open source font familes; Googe Ngram Viewer that you use to search for keywords in millions of online books; and Google Trends to find hot searches or trends orf a serach term over time.

Angie Ruiz Diaz's curator insight, October 18, 2013 8:50 AM

Great Google tools to keep having fun with Google 

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Create Videos without Installing any Software

Create Videos without Installing any Software | on learning by design | Scoop.it

Web-based tools to create video - no software installation needed.

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Best Practices: Effective Use of Fonts in Online Course Design

Best Practices: Effective Use of Fonts in Online Course Design | on learning by design | Scoop.it

As learning continues to thrive beyond the confines of the traditional face-to-face classroom and into exciting new e-learning and virtual environments, the need to design courses that are pedagogically sound and quality-driven is a must.


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As learning continues to thrive beyond the confines of the traditional face-to-face classroom and into exciting new e-learning and virtual environments, the need to design courses that are pedagogically sound and quality-driven is a must. Even though developing meaningful and relevant instructional content will always be crucial, the design and aesthetics that support the content can be just as equally important and - See more at: http://www.moodlerooms.com/resources/blog/best-practices-effective-use-fonts-online-course-design#sthash.lkQZF5o7.dpuf

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Speed Up Your Interactive E-Learning with These Free PowerPoint Templates

Speed Up Your Interactive E-Learning with These Free PowerPoint Templates | on learning by design | Scoop.it

Tab-style interactions are easy to build and add a bit of interactivity to what would normally be linear content. They’re a great way to avoid locked navigation. People should have as much freedom as possible when navigating their online training because it’s part of their learning experience.

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Great free templates though registration is required.

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100 Hand-picked Freebies for eLearning Designers

100 Hand-picked Freebies for eLearning Designers | on learning by design | Scoop.it

Ten sets of ten freebies for the wonderful instructional design community.

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Some interesting resources.

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Nine Online Course Development Tips

Nine Online Course Development Tips | on learning by design | Scoop.it
Having a peer review your online course can help determine the source of a problem—the course design, the facilitation, or the students.
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Advice for the online course design process.

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12 Things You Should Never Do When You Teach Online

12 Things You Should Never Do When You Teach Online | on learning by design | Scoop.it
A lot of great articles talk about what you should do when you teach online. But what a new online teacher really needs is a list of what NOT to do when teaching online.
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" ... if you work to renew your commitment to your topic and your method after every class, you will find that your mastery of online teaching best practices will increase."

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Post-Course Evaluations: What E-Learning Designers Need To Know

Post-Course Evaluations: What E-Learning Designers Need To Know | on learning by design | Scoop.it
E-Learning Heroes: Step-by-step tutorials for building better courses, fast answers to your e-learning questions, free downloads for your e-learning projects.
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A post-course evaluation is a document distributed to e-learning participants at the end of the course. It has questions designed to help you gather information about how the learners felt about the course, and how much they feel they learned. 

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Gagne's 9 Events of Instruction

Gagne's 9 Events of Instruction | on learning by design | Scoop.it

You are probably familiar with Bloom’s Taxonomy, but how about Gagne’s 9 Events of Instruction? Robert Gagne is considered the father of instructional design, and he laid out the 9 Events in his book, The Conditions of Learning (1965). Like Bloom’s Taxonomy, Gagne’s 9 Events are a great tool in the development of instruction.

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10 Careless Mistakes That Will Totally Ruin Your eLearning

10 Careless Mistakes That Will Totally Ruin Your eLearning | on learning by design | Scoop.it
It’s part of your job as an eLearning course developer to polish up your material before you hit publish. A single error speaks volumes. It tells learners you’re in a hurry to even check the course or think you don’t care enough about details.

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Ra's curator insight, July 11, 2013 5:15 PM

Quick list for the last checks before publishing.

Sara Brechbiel's curator insight, July 15, 2013 10:56 PM

Creating a checklist to avoid these blunders sounds like a nice plan.

Kathleen Gradel's curator insight, July 21, 2013 12:12 PM

Woohoo...I feel like I am vindicated. What a super short list of essential TDLs for all of us who are creating or curating content for others to use online. Thank you!

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Google+ Hangout scheduling, made simple

Google+ Hangout scheduling, made simple | on learning by design | Scoop.it
ScheduleHangout is great for scheduling group hangouts on Google+. Invite your guests, give them a few date options and ScheduleHangout does the rest. We'll help you organize the Hangout session around your friends/colleagues optimized availability.

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teachingandlearning's curator insight, August 12, 2013 3:17 PM

Seems like a great tool to schedule Google Hangout sessions.

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YouTube Audio Library Features Tons of Free Music to Use in Classroom Multimedia Projects

YouTube Audio Library Features Tons of Free Music to Use in Classroom Multimedia Projects | on learning by design | Scoop.it

" ... one of the best platforms we can use with our students to access free music downloads."

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10 Excellent Tools to Add Text and Watermarks to Images

10 Excellent Tools to Add Text and Watermarks to Images | on learning by design | Scoop.it

Adding text to a picture is a good way to illustrate a point or aid in a better understanding of the idea being communicated through that image.

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10 Golden Rules for ELearning Design

10 Golden Rules for ELearning Design | on learning by design | Scoop.it

To create effective training, there are certain design principles and models that should be leveraged.

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Versal - Course Creator

Versal - Course Creator | on learning by design | Scoop.it
One idea can launch a million more

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Ariana Amorim's curator insight, October 4, 2013 8:00 AM

This looks great! It's currently in beta and we must sign up for an invite. I'll sure give it a try just to see how it works.

Dr Pam Hill's curator insight, October 4, 2013 11:26 AM

This looks like it could add the interactivity that I have wanted in my online courses.  I'm going to give it a try!

Hugo Callens's curator insight, November 18, 2014 4:41 AM

Versal is an open publishing platform for anyone to create interactive online courses - no coding required.

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The Non-Designers Guide To Building an eLearning Course

The Non-Designers Guide To Building an eLearning Course | on learning by design | Scoop.it
Are you willing to create an eLearning course on your own? Here is an indispensable guide to the basics of creating DIY topnotch courses.
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You don’t have to be an experienced professional instructor to create an effective and memorable eLearning course. You only have to learn the fundamentals of learning, apply it in practice, and be brilliant at the basics.

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10 Best Free Screen Recorders - TechShout

10 Best Free Screen Recorders - TechShout | on learning by design | Scoop.it
The best free screen recorders available out there have been listed by us below. You’re probably here because you want to prepare a presentation for the bo

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Curtin Teaching and Learning's curator insight, September 8, 2013 10:33 PM

A few new ones that I was unaware of - KRUT might be good as there are always issues creating screen recordings which already have embedded audio/video in them.. 

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Design Tips for Instructional Designers and Trainers

Design Tips for Instructional Designers and Trainers | on learning by design | Scoop.it

Design is sometimes overlooked when developing courses or curriculum, but it can be essential to getting and keeping the attention of learners.

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Resources to help you start thinking about your design, specifically color.

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Thousands of Copyright Friendly pictures for Students and Teachers to Use in Class

Thousands of Copyright Friendly pictures for Students and Teachers to Use in Class | on learning by design | Scoop.it

"Pics4Learning is an open project where anyone ( particularly photographers ) can join in and add their photos.  The library counts thousands of free images which are all approved for classroom use. These images are also indexed and stored into different categories making it easy for teachers  and students to browse and search through them. Have a look and share with us if you know of other similar copyright friendly image resources."


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Here’s How to Create Your Own E-Learning Template in PowerPoint

Here’s How to Create Your Own E-Learning Template in PowerPoint | on learning by design | Scoop.it

A free template and some general considerations when designing your own templates and visual course design.

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11 Free Tools to Teach Human Anatomy in 3D

11 Free Tools to Teach Human Anatomy in 3D | on learning by design | Scoop.it

Here are resources for learners to explore human anatomy interactive imaging, games, exercises and more.

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Free interactive resources to teach about the human body parts and its anatomy.

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Here are 3 Free PowerPoint Templates for Online Training Courses

Here are 3 Free PowerPoint Templates for Online Training Courses | on learning by design | Scoop.it

Free PowerPoint templates to help you create effective online training.

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Who doesn’t like free elearning templates?

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5 Critical Design Activities for Creating Impactful e-Learning

5 Critical Design Activities for Creating Impactful e-Learning | on learning by design | Scoop.it

Ethan Edwards' five convictions to be used for creating highly effective e-learning courses.

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Interesting comments related to storyboards and linear thinking.

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