Tech Tool Fatigue Syndrome (#TTFS): Do you have it?

Anyone involved in the field of educational technology has probably run across headlines like this: “7 Tools That Will Change Education” or “10 Educational Apps Every Teacher Should Have” – I see them on Twitter almost every day. In fact, I maintain an ever-growing spreadsheet to track interesting new education tools.

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8 Top Tips to Create an Effective Social Learning Strategy

eLearning_IndustryIn this article, you’ll find Social Learning tips, advice, and techniques for creating a successful Social Learning Strategy. From research to implementation, I’ll walk you through on how to develop a Social Learning Strategy that engages learners and encourages collaborative eLearning.

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Using Facebook for eLearning: The Ultimate Guide for eLearning Professionals

eLearning_IndustryThere isn’t any doubt that Facebook is a powerful social media tool, but is it flexible enough to be used for eLearning purposes? In this article, I’ll share 4 pros and 4 cons of using Facebook for eLearning and I’ll take a closer look at how Facebook can be used in eLearning courses by sharing 9 invaluable tips you can use this popular social network.

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Technology Thursday: The Ultimate Guide to Using PowerPoint Effectively

The infographic below was originally created by Cubicle Ninjas for eLearning Infographics. Click here to see the original post.

How to Use PowerPoint Effectively Infographic
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Quality Matters Monday: Standard 1.5

QMIt’s Quality Matters Monday! Each Monday, we will highlight a Quality Matters standard and review its importance in an online course and how we evaluate this standard.

Today, we are reviewing Quality Matters Standard 1.5.

Click here to view Quality Matters Standard 1.5 in the Quality Matters Rubric.

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The 6 Best Free Mind Mapping Tools for Teachers

eLearning_IndustryOrganizing thoughts is a difficult task, for both teachers and students. Lack of a medium to organize all these thoughts can lead to stress, confusion, and lack of success in regards to yourself, or your students. Utilize these 6 Best Free Mind Mapping Tools for Teachers in order to be the best educator possible and ensure that your students are able to reach their full potential.

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App Review: Voice Record Pro

Voice Record ProThe average person probably remembers more of what they see than what they hear. For example, you’re likely to readily remember a person’s face more easily than you would his name. However, according to molecular biologist John Medina, the key to more remembering what we see and hear is enhanced when repetition is involved.

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How to Make Your Own Sound Booth for Better Voice Overs

Not everyone has access to a professional recording studio so most of us have to improvise when recording audio. That is why we are so glad we came across this article by eLearning Brothers! Click here for the original article.

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Technology Tools for Teaching Online

We have created a handout that highlights technology tools for teaching online. It is separated into category of technology, tool name, website, price, compatibility, and use.

Click here for a printer-friendly version.

Category

Tool

Website

Price

Compatibility

Use

Content
Hosting

You Tube

http://www.youtube.com/

Free

PC/Mac/tablet

Video and audio content

iTunes

https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u

Free

PC/Mac/tablet

Video and audio content

Box

www.box.com

Free-Premium

PC/Mac/tablet

Content sharing (integrated with Canvas)

Dropbox

https://www.dropbox.com/

Free up to 18 GB

PC/Mac/tablet

Content sharing

Vimeo

http://vimeo.com/

Free & Premium accounts available

PC/Mac/tablet

Video and audio content

TimeToast

http://www.timetoast.com

Free

PC/Mac/tablet

Create an online timeline, with comment/blog section available.

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5 Tips for Leveraging Instructional Technology for Language Learning

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Introduction

The eLearning Guild recently released the free e-book, 84 Tips on New Instructional Design for New Instructional Technology so we are going to share some of these tips we learned over the next couple weeks. The first of this series is Twenty-one Tips for Putting Learning Goals and Learners Before Technology.

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