4- Towards a Fusion of Formal and Informal Learning Environments: the Impact of the Read/Write Web | Richard Hall | De Montfort University, UK | PDF | Last accessed July29th
An analysis on formal and informal education in the new age of technology and how the new web2 tools have empowered students to access information through informal exploration so they can take control over their learning process as it best suits them and become more engaged with the subjects of their interests.
5- Moodle vs. Blackboard: A Comparative Analysis of Learning Management Systems | Cantrell, Hare, Randle | Last accessed July29th
An in-depth analysis and comparison between Blackboard and Moodle Learning Management Systems which are the most dominant LMS and e-tool in the United States.
This is a great essay as it covers the different issues both positive and negative with these two dominant educational platforms.
6-TED: Ideas worth spreading | Last accessed Aug 05
A none profit website that includes topics on social, cultural and political that is current and as it is worded on their website is ‘ Worth spreading’.
I am interested in Open Source Education and found this website particularly engaging and interesting as it talks about many current topics such as global warming, none violence and more.
7- Sakai | Last accessed July28th
Educational software that helps in the process of research, teaching and collaboration on different projects. I am just researching other educational websites that offer innovative ideas and this one was part of a research on the available online educational tools.
8- Aplia | Last accessed July 28th
An online educational platform that help enhance student learning process through in online classes that include visualization tools and simulations along side with lesson plans. More online research to find innovative educational tools for eLearning.
9- Moodle | Last accessed July 28th
Research to find innovative educational tools for eLearning.An online educational eLearning platform that help student learners access information through open source community which can be good, but also could cause some technical challenges since there is no moderator.
10- Apple’s iBooks and iBooks Author | Last accessed July 28th
More online research to find innovative educational tools for eLearning. An online educational tools that lets the user create and publish books online.
12-Scorm Cloud | Last accessed July 28th
An alternative eLearning platform to LMs. The database allows the eLearning educators to put their course content someone on the ” Cloud”, similar to Google Docs and SCORM Cloud lets you deliver it wherever you want, and update the content as needed. You can also use Scorm Cloud with some great apps such as wordPress, Drupal and Google apps. According to eLearning weekly, is also cheaper to use than Blackboard.
13- Interaction Design | Last accessed July 30th
An in-depth analysis of the characteristics of interaction design through the step by step break down and explanations on the five major characteristics of the process.
14- Semiotics | Last accessed July 26th
An in-depth analysis of the characteristics of Semiotics covering the historical progress and advantages and disadvantages of using them, and how we they could be used effectively.
15- Skeuomorphic Design | Last accessed July28th
Analysis of the characteristics of semiotics and looking at advantages and disadvantages of using them in websites.
ABC Nightline – IDEO Shopping Cart | Last accessed July 29th
Night line video on the Fourth Order Design and The EDEO shopping cart project where talents from different disciplines collaborate on a re-design project. This was a very inspiring video as it is my goal to eventually create an online hub for talented artist to collaborate on creative projects. (Thank you Artie!)
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