Monday, July 5, 2010

Cool Web Tools

Last week I attended the Canadian eLearning Conference at the University of Alberta to present a poster session on RISE and our new videoconference service.  Throughout the conference I was feeling a bit out of my league as most of the delegates were university staff and faculty, but despite my lack of “e-Learning” knowledge, I learned of a few interesting tools.

Here they are:

1. Diigo ( 
  • Diigo is a browser plug-in that allows you to highlight, bookmark and put sticky notes on web pages
  • You can also share your annotated pages with others and create a “Group Knowledge Repository”
  • Use it on your own to keep track of your interests online or share your bookmarks and notes with others

2. Animoto ( 
  • You supply photos, videos, music and text and Animoto creates a video piece just for you, with minimal effort on your part
  • Use it the next time the library hosts an event; share your video with other libraries or on your website

3. Prezi (
  • A cool alternative to Powerpoint presentations
  • Rather than moving slide by slide, Prezi allows you to you’re your presentation along a path

4. Connexions ( 
  • View and share educational material in small chunks called “modules”

Try some of these out and/or share other cool web tools in a comment.

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