October 14, 2007
Live Better: Web2.0 tools you can use NOW
University of BC has an excellent page dedicated to cool eLearning tools it has developed in house. But before hopping over there, check out for a very thorough review of 50 Web2.0 services that you can start using NOW to develop elearning content here, a place I like to call: "50 Ways to Web2.0"
Back to UBC: There are many that relate directly to eLearning, but two caught my fancy which I review below:
1. Timeline Tool: Excellent implementation. Extremely useful for any webmaster. In their own words:
The timeline tool is a web based learning object template which allows an instructor to quickly construct an interactive timeline with audio and visual effects. The finished timeline can serve as a re-useable learning object which can be easily distributed and shared over the web. This learning object template is built in Flash, PHP and XML.
2. Multimedia Learning Object Authoring Tool (Video + Slide Sync Tool).
This would be a great tool for anyone needing to sync static slides with videos, and an additional media stream. However, does not beat Camtasia for the same purposes, but it is a good too to have for the zero budget eLearning startup. In their own words, again:
This tool enables content experts to easily combine video, audio, images and texts into one synchronized learning object. All assets are configured to be played back in a pre-configured order. Users do not need to perform any programming tasks, but rather going through a graphical user interface to generate the learning object. A much advanced WYSIWYG "click through" version is being launched in the short future.
Posted by rdivecha at October 14, 2007 01:54 AM
Although many of us are elder than the internet, it has hitory era. First Web 1.0 then Web 2.0 has arrived. Tim O'Reilly explain us (in 2005) through examples what Web 2.0 is
Web 1.0 Web 2.0
DoubleClick --> Google AdSense
Ofoto --> Flickr
Akamai --> BitTorrent
mp3.com --> Napster
Britannica Online --> Wikipedia
personal websites --> blogging
evite --> upcoming.org and EVDB
domain name speculation --> search engine optimization
page views --> cost per click
screen scraping --> web services
publishing --> participation
content management systems --> wikis
directories (taxonomy) --> tagging ("folksonomy")
stickiness --> syndication
I'm asking to myself what Web 3.0 will brings to us.
These days I suppose that neither Tim O'Reilly nor everybody could answer to this question.
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