Posted on November 24, 2008 by davefoord
I recently partook in a panel podcast, this time the topic being the issue of whether links should open in a new window or open in the same window. I don’t think we came to a clear conclusion, but touched on many other aspects in passing.
Listen to the podcast here – http://elearningstuff.wordpress.com/2008/11/23/e-learning-stuff-podcast-008-forcing-the-windows-open/
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Posted on November 18, 2008 by davefoord
Over the last few weeks I have been trying to evaluate 3 different content creation tools, eXe, Xerte, and Wimba Create (which used to known as CourseGenie). All of these tools are designed to allow someone with average IT skills to create multi-media learning content that is exported as a website (html) – without the person creating the content having to learn any web design skills. All 3 have advantages and disadvantages and trying to decide if one is better than another is impossible – they are all good in different ways.
Whilst I have been working with the tools, I have recorded a gabcast (a short podcast that is created completely through my mobile phone at no cost to myself) for each tool, and then a summary cast, to try and identify some of the features ans issues, and to help someone to come to an informed decision when choosing such a tool.
Gabcast! Crossing the Foord #7 – The content creation tool eXe
Gabcast! Crossing the Foord #8 – The content creation tool Wimba Create (formerly CourseGenie)
Gabcast! Crossing the Foord #9 – The content creation tool Xerte
Gabcast! Crossing the Foord #10 – Comparing and choosing a content creation tool
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Posted on November 17, 2008 by davefoord
Again I have been involved in producing a podcast, this time on the role of teacher training and e-learning. As we recorded the podcast, a few comments were made about us being negative (and this has influenced the title of this episode) but listening to it again, I don’t think that we were as negative as we originally thought. It isn’t my style to be negative – I usually provide solutions not problems, but from the panel involved, none of us reported having a ‘positive’ teacher training experience, so statistically I think this is an area, that has room for improvement, and I hope that in the years to come the universities and colleges running teacher training, will engage with people like myself and the others involved in the podcast to help improve the courses.
The podcast can be accessed at
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