I'm beginning to collect links to tools, technologies and sites which are mentioned or recommended during our H807 discussions, or which I happen upon. I don't intend to try to capture them all, but a snapshot which get my attention for some reason.

Personal learning/productivity tools
diigo is a cloud-based personal information management system. It provides tools for your browser/iPhone etc that allow to you to collect items and store them in the cloud. You can highlight, annotate, add sticky-notes, take archive snap-shots of websites etc. Your markings stay on the page, so you can access from anywhere.

Tools and Technologies
The Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies (C4LPT) Top 100 Tools for Learning 2010 
Xtranormal - "if you can type, you can make movies" - you pick you sets, actors and camera angles, type in your script, and you have a movie
Podbean - free podcast hosting
Dipity - allows you to create interactive timelines. You can add events, pictures, blog feeds etc to a timeline, or you can add content from any RSS feed
Mapumental - describes itself as "A ninja tool for helping you house or job hunt within Great Britain". You put in your postcode, and it provides a map with a mask covering areas which you include or exclude on the basis of commuting distance, house price, and scenic-ness
Information is Beautiful - which produces very beautiful data visualisations and infographics
From Google labs, the Google Public Data Explorer, which they say "makes large datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate. As the charts and maps animate over time, the changes in the world become easier to understand. You don't have to be a data expert to navigate between different views, make your own comparisons, and share your findings."
Mind42 - a free, online, collaborative mind-mapping tool

Common Craft - produce nice animated videos introducing a whole host of web tools and technologies

Subject resources
Khan Academy - over 2000 well-indexed videos teaching maths and science topics

Elearning glossaries
ASTD (American Society for Training and Development)'s Learning Circuits glossary
eFront's list of 10+ elearning glossaries
e-Learning Mega Glossary from (via as e-LearningGuru seems to have gone away...)


2011 Horizon ReportHorizon 2011 CoverThe annual Horizon Report describes the continuing work of the NMC’s Horizon Project, a research-oriented effort that seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have considerable impact on teaching, learning, and creative expression within higher education.

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