Saturday, August 18, 2007

‘e-Tools n Tips’

Dr Elizabeth Hanson-Smith posted at our webheads in Action Yahoo Group this announcement: Australian Flexible Learning offers some neat free seminars online. This notice relates to the next series to be offered.

‘e-Tools n Tips’
These ‘how to’ sessions are especially for those NEW to e-learning. There are 8 sessions on moblogs, podcasting, virtual worlds, social bookmarking, personal learning spaces, digital storytelling, video in e-learning, and wikis and blogs.

ALL of these sessions are FREE and require NO REGISTRATION.

You simply join the sessions using the relevant URLs found on the Networks site at: There you'll find more information about the online seminars:

All sessions are live synchronous ones using the virtual classroom, Elluminate.

‘Live Conversation’
This is a synchronous session using Elluminate associated with the lead article of Edition 14 of The Knowledge Tree e-journal –

When: TUESDAY 21 AUGUST 2 – 3pm AESTWhere: or

Content: What is ‘connected intelligence’ ? What is its impact on learning in organisations? How can you use some ‘connecting intelligence’ tools, such as ‘Facebook’? For the answers to these and other intriguing questions, join the live conversation! To read the article before the session go to:

Help with Elluminate
To participate in an Elluminate session your computer will need to be configured to run the Elluminate software. To download Elluminate and to configure your computer click this link – Configuration RoomYou need a microphone and speakers to interact in the Elluminate virtual classroom. In some cases, you will need to contact your IT people to open ports on firewalls. Documents on accessing, using and giving information to IT professionals on Elluminate is on the Networks site (scroll down the page):

An upcoming practice session in using Elluminate is on - -THURSDAY 23 August, 12 – 1pm AEST

Also, for ‘hands on ‘ assistance at any time, do not hesitate to contact the Networks Team –

Email: networks@flexiblele auPhone: +61 2 6207 4832 Jyothi Jayaram

Kind regards

BaxterE-learning Networks Project Manager

Supporting e-learning projects for the Australian Flexible Learning Framework

» Paper Blogging - more ideas! Mobile Learning

I found this wonderful idea on how to teach what blogging is about, using a paper based task... I found it at mlearning posted by Leonard Low. Leonard has a great blog dedicated to mobile devices and how to teach using mobile phones, PDAs, etc.

This is the description of the task
» Paper Blogging - more ideas! Mobile Learning

Here you can find Papper blogging task.

Also if you'd like to participate in an online seminar you can join Leonard Low, who will be explaining what MOBLOGS are:

MOBLOGS (Images, Audio and Video)
Presenter: Leonard Low, Canberra Institute of Technology

When: Monday 3 September at 12:00pm to 1:00pm AEST
Where: Access the session at least 15mins before the session start time here or go to

What is a moblog?
Try it out!
Why would someone use a moblog in education?
Overview of various sites which enable simple moblogging (using various media)
Creating customised (and more flexible) moblogs by connecting your social web services
Advanced moblogging techniques: geotagging and locoblogging

Who: Leonard is Educational Technology Strategist at the Canberra Institute of Technology. He is author of the Mobile Learning Blog (, ACT Representative on the E-Standards Experts Group (EEG), and was Lead Researcher for the EEG's Standards for M-Learning project. Leonard has over ten years of experience in flexible learning as a student, teacher, manager, administrator and developer, and combines these perspectives in his work in flexible and mobile learning.

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