This is the sixth e-Learning Stuff Podcast, You say Asus and I say Asus…[audio:http://elearningstuff.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/elearningstuff006.mp3]
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In this show, James is joined by Nick Jeans, Kev Hickey, Dave Foord, David Sugden and Lisa Valentine.
The discussion starts off looking at the role of the Asus EeePC and other netbooks on e-learning on colleges across the UK. The discussion also looks at the variety of presentation software now available from PowerPoint to Keynote, Open Office to Google Docs. Then there is other stuff as well…
- The Asus EeePC is one year old.
- Case Study: Using Mobile Technology to Encourage Independent Study (John Leggott College).
- The ZoomStorm FizzBook which has a handle like the OLPC.
- ZuiPrezi is a zooming presentation editor which allows you to easily create stunning presentations. With the help of ZuiPrezi you can create dynamic and visually structured zooming maps of texts, images, videos, PDFs, drawings. ZuiPrezi has a very intuitive interface and support for online sharing.
- Create professional video for the classroom with the click of a button! Animoto combines your images and music to produce video with the visual impact of a music video.
- Using Flowgram you can create interactive guided presentations by combining web pages, photos, Power Point and more with your voice, notes and highlights. Viewers can control the pages, scroll, click on links, view videos and more. An example Flowgram that was made by James.
- Wikipedia definition of a mind map.
- Mindomo is a versatile Web-based mind mapping tool, delivering the capabilities of desktop mind mapping software in a Web browser – with no complex software to install or maintain.
- Pecha Kucha is a presentation format that allows just twenty slides and twenty seconds for each slide. The presentation from James he delivered at the Pecha Kucha session at Handheld Learning 2008.
- Dave Foord’s excellent cameraphone!
- Nice article on how to use web based office tools offline.
9 thoughts on “e-Learning Stuff Podcast #006 – You say Asus and I say Asus…”
I just love my EEE PC 4 GB model, it has become my social media machine. I even started a blog about it http://remeepc.wordpress.com. It is a great choice for a E or distributed learning platform, cheap, works right out of the box and doesn’t require and loading or tweaking of programs to work.