Issues in Distance Education
A series of 4 free to download ebooks under a Creative Commons license on the themes of instructional design, emerging technologies, mobile learning and theory and practice of online learning, all in the context of distance learning.
Published by Athabasca University.
How I became a Foursquare cyberstalker | Technology | The Guardian
Article highlighting some of the risks in using location-based social networks.
Slightly creepy – went straight to my 4square settings and privacy’d myself up.
Caring for Your Introvert – Magazine – The Atlantic
Tips for a Startup Infographic
Like it says – 9 tips for putting together an infographic. Also has some examples.
Via @johnmayo on Twitter.
7 Basic Rules for Making Charts and Graphs
Not particularly about infographics but there are some helpful suggestions for showing data accurately and reliably.
Essential reading for presenters, too.
An online video editor. It has limited functionality compared to something like Final Cut Express or Premiere Elements but it has some useful features…and it’s free!
Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning
A great example of how storytelling can increase the emotional impact of a message. You can take out all the anecdotal aspects of this article and still be left with the relevant information. With the story as the frame for the information, though, it carries a lot more impact and is much more memorable.
Also, my youngest is learning to swim so I have a pretty big reason to remember this!
A nice-looking tool with associated iPhone app for creating stories out of a range of media. Sort of like a multi-media timeline.
Animoto – IWMW10 Conference
Use of digital storytelling to give the flavour of an event
“State of the Industry” for Training and Development (Interview) | Bloomfire Blog
Good overview of the T&D industry. It’s quite good fun looking at the questions in bold, coming up with your own answers then reading his answers.
Interesting view on evaluating T&D.