Category: Web Resource
Social Media Demystified for eLearning DevCon 2009 – June 17-19. Presentation Download.
Attached you can download a copy of the Social Media Demystified for E-Learning presentation that was presented this afternoon. There are several great links in the presentation and I would love to learn more about how you might use the new tools and technologies. Please share your thoughts and experiences so we can all learn and grow from the community. If you were part of the webinar today, thanks for joining us.
As I mentioned in the webinar, the eLeariningDevcon.com conference, is one of my favorites. The attendees and presenters to a great job of sharing and discussing the latest tools and technology and I always come back ready to build the next generation of tools. Hope to see you there and please introduce yourself if we don’t tweet before. I’ll be presenting 3 sessions at the conference: Design 09 with Web 2.0, Introduction to Games & Simulations and Quick Prototyping Techniques.
Don’t forget to join the online community http://community.elearningdevcon.com to start discussing sessions you are interested, questions you might have, or ideas that might inspire us!
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Download Presentation – Zip File: http://tr.im/jXEj
Great Book: Designing for the Social Web by Joshua Porter
Great Web App to check if your sites are up? AreMySitesUp.com
If you are looking for a tool that can help you track your web sites and alert you if your site is having a problem then you need to check out http://www.aremysitesup.com. The site offers several options, including a free service. Based on your needs they offer an iPhone app for monitoring as well as e-mail, Twitter and SMS support for getting an alert if your site goes down. You also get a follow-up alert once the site is back-up and running to confirm the service has returned. I had been running an older Mac based service which no longer is support and we had tested several web based solutions over the last several months and I loved the options, pricing and solution here. Monitoring can be setup to test a particular url or for a word on a particular page. You can also get warning if the site times out or does not respond.
A look at services:
If you need a quick site checker, try the Instant Site Checker at: http://aremysitesup.com/sitechecker
Have you seen the great content on TED? http://www.ted.com/
SMASHING MAGAZINE: 9 Common Usability Mistakes in Web Design
Great article for experienced or new designers as well as programmers to help improve usability in web or application design.
Smashing Mag: AJAX Tools
A great article and series of examples on using and implementing AJAX. If you are a designer or programmer you need to have Smashing Magazine in your bookmarks and visit at least monthly for great articles and design and programming.
Great Business Podcasts from Manager-Tools.com
Manager-Tools.com has been offering podcasts for helping you improve your business and leader skills since June 2005. They have over 200 casts available via itunes or via their website and I would highly recommend checking them out and subscribing to their feed. Some of my favorites:
in various location. They also offer a premium service, begun in July 2008, with built-in chapter marks and slides if you are on a iPod or iPhone.
Web Resource: Alltop.com
Alltop.com is a website launch by Guy Kawasaki, its described as an online magazine rack for the internet of popular topics. The design is clean and easy to use and allows for easy viewing of your favorite subjects from design, technology, medicine, gadgets to specific products with hundreds of listings. Content is updated hourly.The interface starts with a menu where you can select a hot topic, look under a list A-Z or use the search topics field. I would suggest checking it out for an alternate way to view a specific topic and a breadth of content from one central location without having to google or search each day.
I selected Tech as the categories and you can see a list of topics.
Once you find a topic of interest you can bookmark that url such as http://gadgets.alltop.com and you can visit the updated content daily. Moving the mouse over a headline displays the opening of the web site.
I would recommend checking out these (to get started)