Monthly Archives: July 2011

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TinyGrab has new owners, and is now stable!


27th July 2011

This news has just landed in my inbox….

As many of you noticed, the past few months have been very rocky for TinyGrab. Starting with the first downtime in March, TinyGrab experienced a series of unfortunate events that made the application and the service embarrassingly unreliable.

But we are thrilled to announce that on July 8th, TinyGrab was acquired by development agency Company 52 and has begun a new chapter; one of stability and growth………

You can read the rest of the article at TinyGrab.

wobble: Moodle Courses for Training Providers


Another post from Theresa Welch of the Regional Support Centre (RSC), West Midlands that caught my eye in her blog was:

I’ve been asked recently about any Moodle courses that are freely available to download or build upon to save training providers from re-inveting the wheel when creating resources.
Below is a list of Moodle courses that have developed by various RSCs that can be zipped, downloaded and then installed on any supported provider’s own Moodle. The courses themselves aim to model effective practice in Moodle course design; they are not simply repositories so of course you will have to exercise a bit of discretion in their use.

To read the rest of this article by Theresa Welch go to  wobble: Moodle Courses for Training Providers.

wobble: 20 Useful Android Apps for Students


Theresa Welch of the Regional Support Centre (RSC), West Midlands wrote the following in her blog:

A colleague recently pointed out that Warwickshire College had posted a link to 20 useful android apps for students on their facebook page. With so many learners now using smartphones/other mobile devices to support apsects of their education and training this might be useful to share.

To read the rest of this article by Theresa Welch go to wobble: 20 Useful Android Apps for Students.

Explore A New Learning Frontier: MOOC by Inge de Waard : Learning Solutions Magazine


A MOOC is a Massive Open Online Course. It is a gathering of participants, of people willing to jointly exchange information and collaboratively enhance their knowledge.

Over 10,000 learners worldwide have participated in MOOCs on a variety of topics. MOOCs appeal to knowledge workers, trainers, and teachers. Why? Because MOOCs enable a high-end knowledge exchange to occur. It is a learning model that fits expert training, interdisciplinary learning, ad hoc education — any type of learning that allows information to flow within a network of peers.

Read more via Explore A New Learning Frontier: MOOC by Inge de Waard : Learning Solutions Magazine.

This weeks tags on Diigo (weekly)


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This weeks tags on Diigo (weekly)


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elearn – Make Your Designs Shine from the Inside – Clicky-Clicky Bling-Bling (Part 2 of 2)


By Cammy Bean / June 2011

In the first part of this two-part series on design, Cammy Bean introduced the concept of “clicky-click bling-bling.”

Now that we’ve recognized the signs of content with flash and no substance, we’re ready to create good design that will engage users.

How to make sure your graphics shine………….

Read the rest of the article at elearn Featured Articles.

elearn – Avoiding the Trap of Clicky-Clicky Bling-Bling (Part 1 of 2)


By Cammy Bean / June 2011

“All that glitters is not gold.” ~ William Shakespeare

For a modern translation, and applicable to our industry: “All that is clicky-clicky bling-bling does not make for an effective learning experience.”

What is Clicky-Clicky Bling-Bling?

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