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Blended Learning Resources

In preparation for a session I’ll be presenting with CATIE at their Blended Learning Symposium, I’ve put together some great blended learning resources.

Video Conferencing Platforms (free or low cost options)

Fuze – https://www.fuze.com/ (free option for under 20 users)

Google Hangouts – http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/hangouts/

Social Learning Resources

Social Learning Handbook (by Jane Hart)- http://c4lpt.co.uk/resources/social-learning-handbook/

The New Social Learning (blog by Marcia Conner) http://marciaconner.com/books/new-social-learning/

VILT (Virtual Instructor Led Training)

Short overview of designing for virtual classroom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxY22IhbaH4

Creating a Fun Lobby for your Webinar http://www.intesolv.com/index.php/how-to-create-a-fun-lobby-for-your-webinar-attendees-in-adobe-connect

Tips to Converting Classroom Training to Virtual Instruction
http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/1084/converting-classroom-training-to-virtual-instruction-some-tips

Planning for Virtual Training

Mobile Learning

Float Mobile Blog (great articles and resources) http://floatlearning.com/blog/  (I highly recommend Chad Udell’s book Learning Everywhere )

Clark Quinn’s Fabulous list of resources, including his own books – http://www.quinnovation.com/Resources.html

Tools (as discussed in the symposium)

Top 100 Tools for Learning (many are free or inexpensive)  These tools are voted on annually by learning professionals globally.  http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/

Articulate Storyline (rapid eLearning development tool)  – https://www.articulate.com/products/storyline-overview.php

Adobe Captivate (rapid eLearning development tool) – http://www.adobe.com/ca/products/captivate.html

Accessibility – Developing Accessible Learning

Resources from UBC – http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/about-2/resources/accessibilty/

WCAG Web Accessibility Resources/Guidelines – http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag

General Blended Learning Resources

This is my Blended Learning 101 Board on Pinterest 

Blended Learning Strategies : Selecting the Best Instructional Method ( Skillsoft Whitepaper 20102)

Blended Learning- Current Use, Challenges, and Best Practices (Report by Kineo and The Oxford Group, 2013)

Clive Shepherd on Blended Learning (YouTube)

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