Brain dump – free multimedia tools

Free Mindmapping tools  There are dozens of free mindmapping tools out there, here are three to start with. Mindmup Free web-based mind mapping tool that can be added to Google Drive. For best results, log into Google Drive, click on New and then More and select Mindmup. It will ask to be installed to your Google Drive. Can download work as PNG image, PDF, Freemind file format and more. https://www.mindmup.com Freemind Device-based software program that…

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The game of tapping into a passion for learning

Gamers are great learners, I’ve been one and I have nephews who are gamers.  When I was really into it I would spend hours researching my character, watching videos about fighting techniques, bookmarking and consulting sites about crafting and levelling up, adding in plugins to make my game play more efficient and would benchmark myself. Games stop being fun when you have no more levels and achieves to get. Gamification of courses is, as far…

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#dlda Reflections on George Siemen’s Adelaide Masterclass

George Siemens is one of those names in education that just keep popping up for me. I first heard of him in 2006, at Education.au’s Global Summit on Education in Sydney and came away thinking what a thoughtful, humorous, passionate man he was and I’ve followed his work with interest. When MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) came about in 2008, I was too involved with other things to take part but followed their progress with…

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Sky Drive Live + PowerPoint Web App = learning object?

I’ve been looking at ways of taking myself out of the production cycle when it comes to creating online resources and turning more of that work over to our facilitators. As well, we’re introducing more and more facilitators to the flipped classroom model of having students prepare and interrogate learning materials in advance of face to face sessions, so I’m exploring easy ways of transforming classroom resources into online learning tools. PowerPoint is a tool…

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