I was playing with the free online software Dabbleboard that makes it easy to draw diagrams, jotting notes and sketches. Dabbleboard comes with a library of readily-available objects for piecing together org charts, mind maps, network diagrams, floor plans, photo annotation, interface designs, and electrical diagrams. I drew the little diagram below (my brainstorm about what makes information valuable) in a few moments using a mouse. It is possible to draw diagrams with a mouse because Dabbleboard takes your mouse gestures and interprets them as a diagram. Sometimes it makes a silly c
Fair Use and Copyright issues come up frequently during the creation of training material. Today's ASTD CPLP class provided an excellent resource to answer all these questions--the Columbia Copyright Advisory Office. The website provides a Copyright Quickguide, a Fair Use Checklist, gives information on how to obtain permission to use existing copyrighted materials.
E-Learning Tools, Products
Mark Nichols has authored a series of monographs introducing key e-learning concepts.
- E-Learning in Context
- Designing for E-learning
- Education and Faculty
The monographs are a great starting point if you are trying to learn the basics of E-Learning
He has generously made them available as PDF's under the Creative Common License. They will soon be available on the National Centre for Tertiary Excellence (NZ) websites.
Note: You do have to sign-in to download them from the E-Learning Council website.