Published on June 13, 2008
Using Social Networking & Other Free Software
Why Use Social Networking? Cost-effective Time-saving Collaborative Faster Available Generally Free
www.skype.com Free Voice Over Internet Protocol Video Conferencing Public Chats File Transfers
Free Voice Over Internet Protocol
Skypecasts https://skypecasts.skype.com/skypecasts/create Up to 100 people! https://skypecasts.skype.com/skypecasts/create
Damaka http://www.damaka.com/ Personalize
Koyote - IPOD Video Converter For Free http://www.koyotesoft.com/indexEn.html
FreeMind – free Mind Mapping software http://freemind.sourceforge.net It is used to generate, visualize, structure and classify ideas, and as an aid in planning, organization, problem solving, and decision making.
Google Alerts http://www.google.com/alerts Bonus Slide
Blog Search http://search.blogger.com
Create and share spreadsheets online http://sheet.zoho.com
Zoho Office Suite http://www.zoho.com/
Google Docs & Spreadsheets
Google Apps http://www.google.com/a/edu/
gOFFICE – Web Office Suite http://www.goffice.com/
CutePDF Writer http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp
MWSnap – Screen capturing tool http://www.snapfiles.com/get/mwsnap.html
http://feedblitz.com/ Email, Skype, AIM and Twitter delivery. Automatically generated HTML pages and RSS feeds. Power email newsletters with or without a blog.
Picasa http://picasa.google.com/ Picasa is a free software download from Google that helps you: Locate and organize all the photos on your computer. Edit and add effects to your photos with a few simple clicks. Share your photos with others through email, prints, and on the web : it’s fast, easy and free.
Video Paper Builder 3 http://vpb.concord.org/
thinkfree – Online Collaboration http://www.thinkfree.com
Jotlet – Online Calendar http://www.jotlet.net/
BlueTie – free email, calendaring, & file sharing http://www.bluetie.com/
Wordsource – Online Dictionary & Thesaurus http://www.word.sc/
Blender - Open Source Software for 3D modeling http://www.blender.org/ Blender is the Open Source Software for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation, and playback. Blender allows students and teachers to animate 3D computer graphics.
Dia – a ‘Visio’ inspired program http://live.gnome.org/Dia It can be used to draw many different kinds of diagrams.
ajaxSketch – graphic editor http://us.ajax13.com/en/ajaxsketch/
gliffy – Web browser diagramming http://www.gliffy.com/
Nvu – Web authoring for Windows, Macs, & Linux http://www.nvu.com/index.php
moodle http://moodle.org/ Moodle is a course management system can be downloaded and used on any computer can scale from a single-teacher site to a 50,000-student university needs to be installed on a server somewhere
Moodle is a course management system
can be downloaded and used on any computer
can scale from a single-teacher site to a 50,000-student university
needs to be installed on a server somewhere
Core FTP LE http://www.coreftp.com/
Hot Potatoes http://hotpot.uvic.ca/ The Hot Potatoes suite includes six applications, enabling you to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises for the World Wide Web. Hot Potatoes is not freeware, but it is free of charge for those working for publicly-funded non-profit-making educational institutions, who make their pages available on the web.
Bonus Resource www.doodle.ch Doodle
Clusty Search Engine http://clusty.com/
Kartoo Search Engine Kartoo is a visual meta search engine, "with visual display interfaces. When you click on OK, Kartoo launches the query to a set of search engines, gathers the results, compiles them and represents them in a series of interactive maps through a proprietary algorithm." Or simply put, it puts its results on an interactive, visual map for you to play with. Kartoo is a metacrawler/metasearch engine, which means that it does not come up with its own results, but aggregates the results of many other search engines. http://www.kartoo.com
Kartoo Search Results
Scribus – Desktop Publishing http://www.scribus.net/ Scribus is a professional page layout to Linux/Unix, MacOS X, OS/2 and Windows desktops with a combination of "press-ready" output and new approaches to page layout.
New Jour http://library.georgetown.edu/newjour/
Directory of Open Access Journals http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=home
Role and Function of Theory in Online Education Development and Delivery Download the entire book Edited by Terry Anderson Series: Issues in Distance Education May 2008 Softcover 9978-1-897425-08-4 (SC) $39.95 May 2008 E-Book 978-1-897425-07-7 (e-book) http://www.aupress.ca/books/Terry_Anderson.php
myUdutu http://www.udutu.com/products.html myUdutu™ Moodle module The myUdutu Course Authoring Module for Moodle allows you to easily insert your courses myUdutu into your running Moodle installation.
Do this now: Create a http://del.icio.us account; enter a search tag; take a Quick Tour of the Toolbar http://del.icio.us/help/firefox/bookmarks/quicktour Create a Skype account; transfer a file with another Learner Create a Damaka account Create a Slideshare account; search for topic of your choice; view it or download it Create a Google Alert http://www.google.com/alerts Subscribe to an Open Source Journal
Create a http://del.icio.us account; enter a search tag; take a Quick Tour of the Toolbar http://del.icio.us/help/firefox/bookmarks/quicktour
Create a Skype account; transfer a file with another Learner
Create a Damaka account
Create a Slideshare account; search for topic of your choice; view it or download it
Create a Google Alert http://www.google.com/alerts
Subscribe to an Open Source Journal
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