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Udemy: How to Become a Magazine Designer or Producer? Learn Adobe.

How to Become a Magazine Designer or Producer? Learn Adobe.
2013-03-08 19:20:25

Do you want to work as a Magazine Designer or Producer? What are the skills you need to learn in order to become successful? To be a marketable publication designer or producer, you need to be excellent—not just good—at the big three Adobe Applications: InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, and at a minimum know the basics of the Digital Publishing Suite Tools. You MUST learn InDesign! Adobe InDesign is the publishing industry standard. If you don’t know it—and I’m talking KNOW... Continue reading »…

 

Udemy: How to Install WordPress: With or Without Fantastico

How to Install WordPress: With or Without Fantastico
2013-03-08 18:02:16

WordPress, the open source publishing system based on PHP and MySQL, is the most popular blogging platform on the web. Installing WordPress Using Fantastico on C Panel If, for any reason, you don’t have the Fantastico option on your C Panel you will need to install WordPress manually, which we’ll look at in the next section. Step 1. First, log into your C Panel and look for the Fantastico symbol. The Fantastico symbol is easy to spot since it’s a... Continue reading »…

 

Saylor.org: We Love Resources: Free Music Archive

We Love Resources: Free Music Archive
2013-03-08 17:24:22

Okay, so there’s no shortage of free music available on the web, even when we don’t count all the not-so-legal stuff. Anybody with a good Internet connection can listen to (and occasionally download) just about any popular song at any time for little or no cost. “Free” in these cases means “free of cost for [...]…

 

Saylor.org: Open Education Week

Open Education Week
2013-03-08 14:45:22

Open Education Week kicks off starting Monday, with lots of events for all to enjoy online. For more information, including a schedule, go right to the source at www.openeducationweek.org. From this page, you can find a link for a mobile-optimized OEW schedule, as well as subscription links for all the popular calendars. Want more info [...]…

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Saltbox Announces New Wax LRS Features, Releases New Launching Platform by News Editor

Saltbox Announces New Wax LRS Features, Releases New Launching Platform by News Editor
2013-03-08 06:01:00

Wax LRS from Saltbox is a Learning Record Store (LRS), based on the Tin Can API, that helps L&D organizations measure the impact of learning on performance. New features make it easier to understand all your learning data in one dashboard.

 

Saylor.org: Snapshot: Devon Ritter, Secret Identity Revealed?

Snapshot: Devon Ritter, Secret Identity Revealed?
2013-03-07 20:36:17

For the second edition of our new series of Saylor.org staff interviews,  we  spoke with Devon Ritter, our Special Projects Administrator. Hello Devon. Hi. So, can you please tell us a little bit about yourself? Sure. well, like today’s D.C., I am sort of from all over the place.  I grew up in, and identify [...]…

 

Udemy: Learn How to Make Videos: 5 Reasons Your Business Should Start Making Videos Today

Learn How to Make Videos: 5 Reasons Your Business Should Start Making Videos Today
2013-03-07 19:26:52

Here are the top 5 reasons that your business should have video content. Whether you are selling products or services, in a store or online, having videos is becoming more and more important. The top reasons are: SEO & Website Traffic. Consumers want it. It’s Cheap. Social Media/Sharability. Video is the Future. SEO & Website Traffic Getting people to visit your website is always tough. Unless you’ve built your brand over a number of years, those initial hits take a... Continue reading »…

 

Udacity: A Special Invitation for HTML5 Game Development Students

A Special Invitation for HTML5 Game Development Students
2013-03-07 17:30:00

Hey Udacian game developers! We hope you’re having as great a time learning HTML5 as we are teaching it. HTML5 Game Development is special for many reasons -- we build games! we use HTML5! we have a game contest with amazing prizes! and we all hang out every Monday at Google’s San Francisco office!Wait a second -- you all knew we’re hanging out for dinner and a show (er, study group) every Monday at Google’s San Francisco office, right? That’s right -- for those of you who haven’t heard yet, we host a study group every Monday from 6:30 to 8:00pm PST at Google’s San Francisco office. For students who can’t make it in person, we also livestream the entire evening so you watch at your convenience or in a study group with others.  Each week, we review a new course unit, answering questions submitted to the Google moderator page (make sure you post to the right unit), as well as new questions that come up during the Q&A. This is a fan…

 

Udemy: How to Make a Great Logo

How to Make a Great Logo
2013-03-07 17:15:57

The logo for a company, product, or service is typically a graphic image or symbol that is derived from or supports a brand name. It could be a logotype – a uniquely designed typeface associated with the brand (“Coca-Cola,” “IBM,” or “Xerox,” for example). In other cases, the brand logo is purely graphic – an image or rendering of some kind (such as the apple for Apple or “good hands” for Allstate). Sometimes, the logo is a combination of both... Continue reading »…

 

CourseSites: Online PLCs, e-Collaboration Essential for Promoting Academic Language Rigor

Online PLCs, e-Collaboration Essential for Promoting Academic Language Rigor
2013-03-07 16:39:44

“How do you herd cats?” asked Dr. Kenji Hakuta from Stanford University on February 26th, at Alliance for Excellent Education‘s panel presentation on necessary policy changes for English Language Learners when it comes to supporting Common Core State Standards for all. Dr. … Continue reading →…

 

Saylor.org: School of Open launches Monday with Open Education Week!

School of Open launches Monday with Open Education Week!
2013-03-07 14:35:35

An announcement* from our friends: The School of Open is launching beginning this Monday for Open Education Week, March 11-15. A community of volunteers from P2PU, Creative Commons, Open.Michigan, and Wikimedia will offer free online courses on copyright, CC licenses, Wikipedia, open science, open data, open video formats, and more. The main site has the digs on [...]…

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: EMEA Reporter: UK's LPI Think Tank Seeks Best Practices for Internationalization by Nic Laycock

EMEA Reporter: UK's LPI Think Tank Seeks Best Practices for Internationalization by Nic Laycock
2013-03-07 06:01:00

International learning delivery is a complex and rapidly changing undertaking driven by advances in technology and by global competition. There are few identified best practices, but the Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) is trying to find them through the think tank it has launched. Read about it here!

 

Udemy: Tips for Writing Your Novel: Know the Difference Between Plot and Story

2013-03-06 20:51:06

Have you always wanted to write a novel, but didn’t quite know how to get started? Or perhaps you had an idea-—maybe even a dream—that inspired you. You sat down to write, began typing with passion, but then got stuck. Sound familiar? If so, it’s not surprising. That’s happened to nearly all authors, especially when they’re first getting started. It’s frustrating, isn’t it? Fortunately there’s a great solution! The trick is to figure out the structure of your novel before... Continue reading »…

 

Udemy: Tips for Writing a Novel: Know the Difference Between Plot and Story

2013-03-06 20:51:06

  Have you always wanted to write a novel, but didn’t quite know how to get started? Or perhaps you had an idea-—maybe even a dream—that inspired you. You sat down to write, began typing with passion, but then got stuck. Sound familiar? If so, it’s not surprising. That’s happened to nearly all authors, especially when they’re first getting started. It’s frustrating, isn’t it? Fortunately there’s a great solution! The trick is to figure out the structure of your novel... Continue reading »…

 

edX: Students and Faculty at University of El Salvador Embrace edX Courses

Students and Faculty at University of El Salvador Embrace edX Courses
2013-03-06 19:50:00

By Professor Carlos Martinez By the end of February 2012 an alumnus sent me an email telling me that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was starting a free web course on Circuits and Electronics, taught by MIT’s former head of its artificial intelligence lab, Professor Anant Agarwal. For a week or two, I was very skeptical about enrolling — after all, I was not a Circuit Analysis professor, nor was I an Analog Electronics lecturer. However, to become an MITx student, even an online guinea pig student, was very challenging. By March 1, I had already signed up. At that time, I did not know the amount of effort that decision would demand from me. But I was resolved to be an MIT 6.002xCircuits & Electronics student, to finish at the top, and to get the certificate of mastery. I sent several emails to fellow professors. I told them about the MITx web experiment. Only one of them signed up. On their own, some students, full of enthusiasm, also decided to enroll. T…

 

Saylor.org: Online Learning: data caps are a problem; openness is a solution

2013-03-06 18:23:09

Filed under Things That Really Get Our Goat (actually, not really; that isn’t one of our blog categories…but pretend). The Chronicle‘s recent article “Caps on Data Use Dim Online Learning’s Bright Future” is missing a big part of the story in open licensing and open media formats. We don’t blame them, because in all the buzz about new-style [...]…

 

Udemy: DOs and DON

DOs and DON
2013-03-06 18:18:10

Whether you’re actively searching for a job or happily employed, we all know the job search process can be difficult to navigate. But if given the right tools, landing a job doesn’t have to be a painful experience. And if you don’t have one already, one of those tools should be a blog. Seriously, blogging is becoming an essential way to land a job, gain contacts, and become a thought leader in your industry. If you don’t believe me take... Continue reading »…

 

Saylor.org: Management Information Systems, Mobile Apps (AKA BUS206: Appified)

Management Information Systems, Mobile Apps (AKA BUS206: Appified)
2013-03-06 14:45:13

David’s done it again. You might remember us mentioning our first appified* course (“We Love Resources: Special ME102 App Edition“) a couple weeks ago, and now we’re happy to chat up one of our courses that flies under the radar: Management Information Systems. This course “bridges the gap between computer science and the well-known business [...]…

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Infor to Acquire CERTPOINT Systems Inc. by News Editor

Infor to Acquire CERTPOINT Systems Inc. by News Editor
2013-03-06 06:01:00

Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, announced on Monday, March 4, that it has reached an agreement to acquire CERTPOINT Systems Inc.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: A Learning Science Alternative to Bloom's Taxonomy by Brenda Sugrue

A Learning Science Alternative to Bloom's Taxonomy by Brenda Sugrue
2013-03-06 06:01:00

There has been considerable discussion of Bloom’s Taxonomy (a classic tool for instructional design) in the last two decades. Here is an alternative that may simplify the problem of coming up with appropriate instruction and assessment.