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Top 10 Free E-Learning Authoring Tools

Top 10 Free E-Learning Authoring Tools | Teaching and Learning software and topics | Scoop.it
Technology and the Internet can be used in many different ways, and you can benefit a lot if you learn how to use them wisely. You won’t realize the full potential of the Internet and your gadgets until you start using tools that will enhance your learning and authoring potential. There are many tools that can be used for that purpose, but we chose the best 10 of them for educational writers, which you should start using as soon as possible.

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Tim Owens's curator insight, November 6, 2013 2:19 PM

http://www.easygenerator.com/

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 8, 2013 2:07 PM

 

1. Writinghouse

2. Book Builder

3. authorPOINT

4. Dipity

5. CourseLab

6. Edmondo

7. Edublogs

8. Scratch

9. SmartBuilder

10. Vyew

Steve Klien's curator insight, November 9, 2013 6:45 PM

Free e-learning authoring tools

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Six Principles of Effective e-Learning: What Works and Why by Ruth Clark : Learning Solutions Magazine

Six Principles of Effective e-Learning: What Works and Why by Ruth  Clark : Learning Solutions Magazine | Teaching and Learning software and topics | Scoop.it

"For the past ten years, Richard Mayer and his colleagues at the University of California at Santa Barbara have conducted a series of controlled experiments on how to best use audio, text, and graphics to optimize learning in multimedia. Six media element principles can be defined based on Mayer’s work. What follows is a summary of these principles along with supporting examples, psychological rationale, and research."


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A/Prof Jon Willis's insight:

I like these principles (and I like that there is some research to establish why they work)

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Irma de Jesús's comment, September 19, 2013 10:59 AM
i will take a look at this research, seems interesting and useful!
Phil Turner's curator insight, September 19, 2013 7:00 PM

Not enough references, and not direct references, which is what my "yet to be convinced" colleagues are looking for ... but the principles are logical and probably good starting points for a bit of further reading and discussion in development workshops for professional development of higher ed teachers

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 22, 2013 1:13 PM

Take any e-Lesson — show it to five people and ask them what they think. My bet is you will get five different opinions about the quality of the courseware. But, wait! What if the five reviewers are educational “experts” — specialists with advanced degrees in training and education? Now you might expect a greater consensus. Based on my experience over the past three years reviewing courses with experts, I predict a little more agreement; but it’s not likely to be anything close to a consensus.