Friday, October 2, 2009

Top E-learning Tools for Teachers

As a new semester coming, teachers need to draw up some back-to-school plans now. So how about trying some new tech and starting to explore the eLearning field? I know that new tech would seem daunting to some teachers, but with all these useful tools, you could easily start enjoying the marvelous things about eLearning. Bellow are some useful links that might help your teaching process:

A. Wondershare QuizCreator

This tool can help you easily create Flash-based quizzes with multimedia. These Flash quizzes could be put on your own sites and blogs, or they could be published as SCORM which are compatible with LMS. You must wonder if your students still get hold of the knowledge after a long summer vacation. So just make a quiz. If you don’t have a LMS, it doesn’t matter. QuizCreator provide this FREE quiz management system for you to track all quiz results

B. Articulate QuizMaker

This is a commercial tool that generates web-based quizzes and surveys. You could easily edit all the multimedia elements into quizzes. The outputs of QuizMaker work perfectly with Learning Management System

C. Wondershare PPT2Flash

This tool can help to create high-quality Flash presentations and eLearning courses from PowerPoint with multimedia. It creates SCORM and AICC-compliant content that compatible with any LMS. You could transfer your courses online for your student to review what they have learned before.

D. Adobe Captive

This is an E- learning tool for Microsoft Windows which can be used to author software demonstrations, software simulations and randomized quizzes in .swf format. It contains the functions of a quiz making tool as well as of a simulation tool. However, using Captivate would require some programming skills.

E. DemoCreator

This is a professional screen recording tool. You could demonstrate the software operation and share the demonstration online easily. And you could make training courses with DemoCreator.

F. WiZiQ

This is the place where you could hold your own online courses. It offers free online e-teaching and e-learning using web conferencing with document and whiteboard sharing, teacher resumes and presentation sharing.

G. Moodle

This is a free online course management system. After you have already had all those wonderful tools mentioned before, now you could seriously consider the possibility to get your teaching job into a new eLearning field. Moodle would be a very suitable platform to start with

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