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formatsCourse Content: Emerging Formats

Over the past few years, many new technologies have emerged for distance learning. Below you'll find lots of options and suggested tools.

Be sure that end users have the plug-ins and other tools that might be needed to make use of these special features and formats.

Go to Multimedia Technology from Information Architecture for the Web for the basic plug-ins needed for online projects.

Audio

To learn more about technical aspects of incorporating audio and podcasting into your projects, go to Audio & Podcasting from Information Architecture for the Web.

Blogs

Learn more from Blogging, Podcasting, and Vlogging from High Tech Learning.

To learn more about technical aspects of incorporating blogs into your projects, go to Blogs from Information Architecture for the Web.

To learn more about technical aspects of incorporating RSS and Syndication into your projects, go to Syndication from Information Architecture for the Web.

Citation Tools

Collaborative Concept Mapping

Collaborative Productivity Tools

Collaborative Timeline Tools

Collaborative Whiteboard and Sharing Tools

Learn more from Collaborative Web and Wikis from High Tech Learning.

Comic Makers

Course Management Systems

Learn more from Course Management Systems from High Tech Learning

Desktop Learning Spaces

Learn more from Desktop Learning Spaces from High Tech Learning

Email

Learn more from Email from High Tech Learning

Feedback Tools

Forums

Learn more from Forums from High Tech Learning.

To learn more about technical aspects of incorporating forum into your projects, go to Forums from Information Architecture for the Web.

Graphing Tools

Image Sharing

Interactives, Animation and Multimedia Presentations Elements

Learn more from Interactives from High Tech Learning.

To learn more about technical aspects of incorporating Flash into your projects, go to Flash from Information Architecture for the Web.

To learn more about technical aspects of incorporating PowerPoint into your projects, go to PowerPoint from Information Architecture for the Web.

To learn more about technical aspects of incorporating Slide Shows into your projects, go to Slide Shows from Information Architecture for the Web.

Multi-User Virtual Environments

Learn more from Social Networks and Virtual Worlds from High Tech Learning

Off-computer Environments

Online Documents

You can incorporate many types of online documents into your projects including both application files (i.e., Microsoft Excel, Inspiration) as well as PDF (Portable Document Format) files.

To learn more about technical aspects of incorporating documents into your projects, go to Documents from Information Architecture for the Web.

Poster Maker Tools

Print Publishing

Research, Bookmarking, and Notetaking Tools

Screencasting Tools

Social Networking

Video

To learn more about technical aspects of incorporating Video into your projects, go to Video, Videocasting, and Screencasting from Information Architecture for the Web.

Virtual Conferencing

Learn more from Virtual Conferencing from High Tech Learning

Web pages

Learn more from Information Architecture for the Web.

Wiki

To learn more about technical aspects of incorporating Video into your projects, go to Wiki and Collaborative Spaces from Information Architecture for the Web.

For many more Web 2.0 Tools, try Go2Web 2.0.

exampleExplore How to Embed Almost Anything in your Website (Jan 2006) at Digital Inspiration.

Create a concept map or list showing those elements you may consider for a class.

Mark those elements that are priorities. Consider items that you would use for instruction versus those students would use for projects or presentations.


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