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The Toolbox - Useful Software for Education

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Contents

Blogs and Collaboration
Quiz/Survey Creation
Image Resources
Photographic/Image Manipulation
Screen Capture
Tag Clouds
QR Code Generators
Writing/Presentation Collaboration/LMS
Mind Mapping
Podcasting/Audio Editing
Storage
Video Editing
Bibliographical/Research/Citation
Content Creation/Courses
Other Types of Software Back to Contents Software for PDF and research management.

PDF management and reference management
Tools to understand, discover and recall
Annotate, tag, cite, cloud sync, OCR, and more
Free Bibliographical/Citation/Research Find out more: http://www.qiqqa.com/ Back to Contents Free online reference management for all researchers, clinicians and scientists.

Features:

Quickly save and organise links to your references, Easily share references with colleagues, References can be accessed from any computer, Save references with just one click, Easy to use, Discover new leads, No cutting and pasting. Save references as you work without having to switch programs, References can be exported to, or imported from, desktop reference managers, References can be public, private, or shared with a selected group of colleagues, No storage limit, Save links to anything you find on the web Bibliographical/Citation/Research Find out more: http://www.connotea.org Back to Contents Heurist is a sophisticated eResearch tool for managing web bookmarks, references, notes, and a wide range of research data. Designed for individual or collaborative use. Bibliographical/Citation/Research Find out more: http://heuristscholar.org/heurist/ Back to Contents Create animated cartoon videos using templates.

Fun software. Video Editing Find out more: http://www.dvolver.com/moviemaker/make.html Back to Contents Free sound editing software, features:

16 audio tracks
32 Bit floating point audio engine
44.1 to 192 kHz sample rate
3-band parametric EQ &
2 VST insert slots per channel
3 VST master effect slots
ASIO low latency audio driver support
4 KRISTAL Plug-In slots Podcasting/Audio Editing Find out more: http://www.kreatives.org/kristal/ Back to Contents Edraw MindMap is a vector-based mind mapping software with rich examples and templates which make it easy to create mind maps, brain-storming diagrams, project timeline, life planner, SWOT analysis and sketch maps.

Through Edraw mind mapping software, you can visualize your thinking and quickly arrange and organize your work, all to benefit you as well as people around you. Mind Mapping Find out more: http://www.edrawsoft.com/freemind.php Back to Contents Free online mind mapping editor for individuals and business. Mind Mapping Find out more: http://www.wisemapping.com/ Back to Contents Apache OpenOffice is an open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.

There is a also a handy PDF converter available. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Find out more: http://www.openoffice.org/ Back to Contents Nice QR code generator, create codes for:

Web link, email, phone, text, vcard, SMS, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, map or graphical

Change the colours of the QR code. QR Code Generators Find out more: http://beqrious.com/qr-code-generator/ Back to Contents ZXing Project Basic QR code generator QR Code Generators Find out more: http://zxing.appspot.com/generator/ Back to Contents Delivr Create QR Codes with our QR Code Generator for URLs, Tweets, foursquare
Check-ins, iPhone App Store Downloads, Android Market Downloads, Google Analytics Campaigns, Coremetrics Campaigns, Audio and more. Download a QR Code in PNG, JPG, EPS, or SVG formats.

Sign up to receive FREE extras like a personalized Delivr address, editing of your destination URL, location via Device GPS, and QR Code tracking with activity maps. QR Code Generators Find out more: http://delivr.com/qr-code-generator Back to Contents TagCrowd is a web application for visualising word frequencies in any text by creating what is popularly known as a word cloud, text cloud or tag cloud.

A word cloud is a beautiful, informative image that communicates much in a single glance. TagCrowd specializes in making word clouds easy to read, analyze and compare, for a variety of useful purposes Tag Clouds Find out more: http://tagcrowd.com/ Back to Contents Simple and FREE, Jing is the perfect way to enhance your fast-paced online conversations. Create images and videos of what you see on your computer screen, then share them instantly!

Use Jing to…

Take Screenshots: Capture an image of what you see on your computer screen
Record Screencasts: Record up to 5 minutes of onscreen video Screen Capture Find out more: http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html Back to Contents Another free browser-based image manipulation software.

Layout is similar to Adobe Photoshop, with less features. Photographic/Image Manipulation Find out more: http://pixlr.com Back to Contents Free Browser-based online photo collage software.

Pick from an extensive range of effects and options. Photographic/Image Manipulation Find out more: http://www.photovisi.com Back to Contents Photographic/Image Manipulation Find out more: http://picasa.google.com Picasa is owned by Google and lets you share into Google +

It can be downloaded to the desktop and can be used to manipulate images easily, adding effects and more. Back to Contents Photographic/Image Manipulation Find out more: http://www.rollip.com Create effects, borders, text and filters using this free online software Back to Contents Image Resources Find out more: http://www.pics4learning.com/ Pics4Learning is a safe, free image library for education. Teachers and students can use the copyright-friendly photos and images for classrooms, multimedia projects, web sites, videos, portfolios, or any other project in an educational setting. Useful Software for Education Back to Contents Learner-centred, PLE environment.
 
Mahara is a stand-alone system that can be integrated into a wider virtual learning framework. Pan-institutional learner communities can also be encouraged using Mahara.
 
Mahara’s architecture is inspired by the modular, extensible architecture of Moodle. Mahara systems can be networked together as well having single sign-on from Moodle 1.9 upwards.  Mahara integrates into Moodle. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Find out more: https://mahara.org Back to Contents Moodle is a Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is a Free web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Find out more: http://moodle.org/ Back to Contents eFront is an open source eLearning platform (also known as a Course Management System (CMS), or Learning Management Systems (LMS), or Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is designed to assist with the creation of online learning communities while offering various opportunities for collaboration and interaction through an icon-based user interface. The platform offers tools for content creation, tests building, assignments management, reporting, internal messaging, forum, chat, surveys, calendar and others. It is a SCORM compliant and translated in 40 languages. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Find out more: http://www.efrontlearning.net Back to Contents Udutu™ offers easy to use online learning solutions designed to help small and large organizations build and distribute online training courses.
 
Our user friendly software and support network will help you to create highly interactive online courses quickly, easily and affordably. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Find out more: http://www.udutu.com/ Back to Contents Webdoc is a place where you can add all the content from the web, i.e. videos, documents, websites and more all in one place.

Webdocs can be shared easily. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Find out more: http://www.webdoc.com/ Back to Contents Claroline is an Open Source software to easily deploy a platform for learning and collaboration online. Available in many languages, Claroline can be downloaded free and installed freely.

Claroline is based on a flexible educational model that information becomes knowledge through the activities and productions of the learner in a system driven by the motivation and interaction. The wide range of tools made available to the user allows any instructor or student to establish or operate an educational device for learning. The generic tools (calendar, documents, forums, …) can use the platform in various contexts. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Find out more: http://www.claroline.net Back to Contents Easy access to 1,000's of resources for teachers.

Discover websites, videos, and more for your students from teachers all around the world.

Publish content for your class to access in a single click with no student account required!

A FREE service Content Creation/Courses/LMS Find out more: http://www.19pencils.com/ Back to Contents Reference management entails the collection, annotation, and citation of published information. Bookends greatly simplifies these tasks. Bookends can perform Internet searches to retrieve references and associated pdfs or web pages, or immediately find and import references for which you already have the pdf. Versatile groups (static, smart, and virtual), Term Lists (keywords, authors, etc.), reference cross-linking (links), multiple notecards per reference, tag clouds, and near-instantaneous live searches help organize and find information in your personal collection. Bibliographical/Citation/Research Find out more: http://www.sonnysoftware.com/ Back to Contents Bibus bibliographic database Bibus is a bibliographic and reference management software. As with other such tools, Bibus allows one to search, edit, and sort bibliographic records. In addition, Bibus contains features that makes it unique among open source and even commercial bibliographic databases. Bibliographical/Citation/Research Find out more:
http://bibus-biblio.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Bibus_bibliographic_database Back to Contents Qwiki is a technology company pioneering a new media format that combines the appeal of video with the interactivity of the web. Each "Qwiki" is easily created through a browser - enabling users to combine pictures, videos, infographics and their own voice into a beautiful, interactive presentation describing anything. Bibliographical/Citation/Research Find out more: http://www.qwiki.com/ Back to Contents Zotero is a research tool that automatically senses content, allowing you to add it to your personal library with a single click. Whether you're searching for a preprint on arXiv.org, a journal article from JSTOR, a news story from the BBC, or a book from your university library catalog, Zotero has you covered with support for thousands of sites. Bibliographical/Citation/Research Find out more: http://www.zotero.org/ Back to Contents BibMe is a free automatic citation creator that supports MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian formatting. BibMe leverages external databases to quickly fill citation information for you. BibMe will then format the citation information and compile a bibliography according to the guidelines of the style manuals. If you prefer, you can enter your citation information manually. BibMe also features a citation guide that provides students with the style manuals' guidelines for citing references. Bibliographical/Citation/Research Find out more: http://www.bibme.org/ Back to Contents Citeulike is a free service for managing and discovering scholarly references
6,359,905 articles - 8,371 added today.

Easily store references you find online
Discover new articles and resources
Automated article recommendations
Share references with your peers
Find out who's reading what you're reading
Store and search your PDFs Bibliographical/Citation/Research Find out more: http://www.citeulike.org/ Back to Contents JabRef is an open source bibliography reference manager. The native file format used by JabRef is BibTeX, the standard LaTeX bibliography format. JabRef runs on the Java VM (version 1.5 or newer), and should work equally well on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. Bibliographical/Citation/Research Find out more: http://jabref.sourceforge.net/ Back to Contents Follow your peers, and stay up to date with their scientific production. Once you follow a peer you will get automatic notifications when she publishes a new paper. When a new paper is published a lightbulb will appear on the peer card. At the same time, on the myPeers application icon a lightbulb will be lit to notify you that new ideas have been generated within your peer community. Bibliographical/Citation/Research Find out more: http://codingseed.com/features Back to Contents Avidemux Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities. Avidemux is available for Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows under the GNU GPL license. The program was written from scratch by Mean, but code from other people and projects has been used as well. Patches, translations and even bug reports are always welcome. Video Editing Find out more: http://avidemux.sourceforge.net/ Back to Contents Store any file by using a SkyDrive account, it’s automatically available from a phone and computer - no syncing or cables needed. Free 7 GB of SkyDrive storage, which can be used to store photos, documents and more.

SkyDrive works on a mobile devices with a free download. Or sign in and get to files at SkyDrive.com. Storage Find out more: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/skydrive/home Back to Contents After creating your account you will be taken to a download page to install the software. Your free account gives you limited free online storage space. Once you have reached your space limit you can choose to upgrade to a paid subscription to add more space and continue to backup more files securely.

Automatically sync files across computers. With Just Cloud, you decide which files and folders you want to sync and where you want to sync them.
Just Cloud works in the background so your most important data is always backed up and available to you. You can start editing a file on your office PC and finish it on your laptop at home. Storage Find out more: http://www.justcloud.com Back to Contents Qtractor is an Audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written in C++ with the Qt4 framework. Target platform is Linux, where the Jack Audio Connection Kit (JACK) for audio, and the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) for MIDI, are the main infrastructures to evolve as a fairly-featured Linux desktop audio workstation GUI, specially dedicated to the personal home-studio.
Qtractor is free, open-source software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 or later. Podcasting/Audio Editing Find out more: http://qtractor.sourceforge.net/qtractor-index.html Back to Contents VoiceThread VoiceThread is a cloud-based application that allows you to upload different types of media, like video, images, presentations and documents.

Once the media is in the VoiceThread it works like a slideshow and you can share it easily.

It can also be embedded into a web page.

People you collaborate with can then make comments by using their either voice, webcam, text or phone. Podcasting/Audio Editing Find out more: http://voicethread.com/ Back to Contents Eisenkraut Eisenkraut is a cross-platform audio file editor. It requires Java 1.4+ and SuperCollider 3.

It supports multi-channel and multi-mono files and floating-point encoding. Podcasting/Audio Editing Find out more: http://sourceforge.net/projects/eisenkraut/ Back to Contents LMMS is a free cross-platform alternative to commercial programs like FL Studio®, which allow you to produce music with your computer. This includes the creation of melodies and beats, the synthesis and mixing of sounds, and arranging of samples. You can have fun with your MIDI-keyboard and much more; all in a user-friendly and modern interface. Podcasting/Audio Editing Find out more: http://lmms.sourceforge.net/ Back to Contents Issuu is a place to upload any publications.

With Issuu the pages can be turned on-screen like a physical book and the publications can be embedded into a blog or website.

Issuu has statistic to compare page views and more.

Free to use Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Find out more: http://issuu.com/home Back to Contents Empressr is a free online storytelling tool that allows you to create, manage and share rich media presentations online. Upload your video, images and audio to get started creating cool slideshows.

If you have your own website, blog, or social networking page, you can either post a link or embed your Empressr. Empressr also has great charting and table tools to create dynamic business presentations. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Find out more: http://www.empressr.com Back to Contents Web-based timeline software for creating and sharing history, project and more ...

Create, collaborate, and publish zooming and panning interactive timelines. It's like Google Maps, but for time. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Find out more: http://timeglider.com/ Back to Contents LiveBinders is a place to curate and display resources online.

Some of the features:

View links like pages in a book instead of URLs on a page
Combine uploaded PDFs and Word docs with links in one binder
Go paperless one LiveBinder at a time
Update information conveniently without having to resend links
Avoid layout issues - all documents are organized by tabs and subtabs
Edit LiveBinders anytime, any place Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Find out more: http://www.livebinders.com Back to Contents A synchronised online document website, which enables everyone viewing the same page, to see the same text and collaborate seamlessly.

Can import/export the documents
Make saved revisions
Share
Make revisions and view the time slider Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Find out more: http://titanpad.com Back to Contents WORDWEB WordWeb is a one-click English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows that can look up words in almost any program. It works off-line, but can also look up words in web references such as the Wikipedia encyclopedia. Features of the free version include:

Definitions and synonyms, Related words
5000 audio pronunciations, 65 000 text pronunciations
150 000 root words
120 000 synonym sets
Look up words in almost any program Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Find out more: http://wordweb.info/free/ Back to Contents How fast can you type?

Find out with our free typing test that works in your web browser and takes only a couple of minutes to complete. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Find out more: www.typingtest.com Back to Contents PrimaryPad is a web-based word processor designed for schools that allows pupils and teachers to work together in real-time.

The timeslider is a tool for assessment and PrimaryPad integrates seamlessly with Wordle, PrimaryWall, PrimaryPaint. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Find out more: http://primarypad.com Back to Contents Scribus Scribus is an Open Source program that brings professional page layout to Linux/UNIX, Mac OS X, OS/2 Warp 4/eComStation and Windows desktops with a combination of press-ready output and new approaches to page design.

Underneath a modern and user-friendly interface, Scribus supports professional publishing features, such as colour separations, CMYK and Spot Colour support, ICC color management, and versatile PDF creation. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Find out more: http://www.scribus.net/canvas/Scribus Back to Contents Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents. While it gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on helping you get to the end of that awkward first draft. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Find out more: http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.php Back to Contents TypeWithMe Online browser-based document collaboration website.

Share documents and type in real-time online with other colleagues, export the document and embed the pad into a website or blog.

Show the history of the document. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Find out more: http://typewith.me Back to Contents LiveLoop is a new PowerPoint plugin that lets you and your colleagues to work on the same document at the same time, seeing everyone else's changes in true real-time. You'll see everyone else's changes within a fraction of a second... even if you're on the same slide. Whether you're working independently on different parts of a presentation, or jointly brainstorming a single slide, you'll never have to email attachments back and forth again. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Find out more: http://www.getliveloop.com/default.aspx Back to Contents Transform your doc, PDF, word, movie in an interactive flipbook. It's very easy: upload your file and you will receive an email with the URL to your creation. You can share this with your friend, family... by email, on your blog, on Facebook or twitter Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Find out more: http://www.pageflip-flap.com/ Back to Contents A place to collaborate and share using a sticky canvas.

Add notes, documents, images and more. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Find out more: http://www.stixy.com/ Back to Contents FlipSnack is an online flipping book software that allows you to convert PDF documents into Flash page flip digital publications. It's the ideal solution for those who wish to embed a book, magazine, catalog, newspaper, portfolio or any other kind of document into a website or blog.

Once created, you can embed your flipping book collection, download them or share them on social networking websites such as Facebook. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Find out more: http://www.flipsnack.com/ Back to Contents Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software (like a tutor for MS-Word/Excel etc). Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Find out more: http://www.debugmode.com/wink/ Back to Contents Scribd is a document-sharing website that allows users to post documents of various formats, and embed them into a web page using its iPaper format.

Supported upload formats include:

Microsoft Excel (.xls, .xlsx), Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt, .pps, .pptx, .ppsx), Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx), OpenDocument (.odt, .odp, .ods, .odf, .odg), OpenOffice.org XML (.sxw, .sxi, .sxc, .sxd), Plain text (.txt), Portable Document Format (.pdf), PostScript (.ps), Rich text format (.rtf), Tagged image file format (.tif, .tiff) Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Find out more: http://www.scribd.com Back to Contents Decode and create QR codes easily with the Online QR Lab, a free QR code generator.

This generate QR codes site allows users to embed text, an SMS message, an e-mail address, phone number, contact information, or a geographical location using Google Maps. QR Code Generators Find out more: http://www.onlineqrlab.com/ Back to Contents Has a free QR code creator and options to create codes for:

Text
URL
Phone number
SMS
Contact QR Code Generators Find out more: http://qrcode.kaywa.com/ Back to Contents QR Codes created on goQR.me are completely free of charge (commercial and print usage allowed)

Create QR codes for:

Text
URL
Call
SMS
vCard QR Code Generators Find out more: http://goqr.me/ Back to Contents 1. Type your message
2. Click "Qurify!" to qurify the message.
3. Download the QR Code image.
4. QR Code Done! QR Code Generators Find out more: http://www.qurify.com/en/ Back to Contents Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and colour schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends. Tag Clouds Find out more: http://www.wordle.net/ Back to Contents Layers captures every window, every palette, every menu, every menu and status bar icon, every icon on the Desktop, and even the Dock and the Desktop background for each of your connected displays will be saved as a separate, editable layer in the resulting Photoshop image file.

Take the snapshot at the press of a keyboard shortcut or further customize it using the Inspector. Screen Capture Find out more: http://layersapp.com/ Back to Contents Open source and free to use software.

CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs) Screen Capture Find out more: http://camstudio.org/ Back to Contents 3D object creation tool, works in the browser.

Record animation and export. Photographic/Image Manipulation Find out more: http://www.3dtin.com/# Back to Contents Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plugins. Photographic/Image Manipulation Find out more: http://www.getpaint.net/ Back to Contents Splashup, formerly Fauxto, is a powerful editing tool and photo manager. With the features professionals use and novices want, it's easy to use, works in real-time and allows you to edit many images at once. Splashup runs in all browsers, integrates seamlessly with top photo-sharing sites, and even has its own file format so you can save your work in progress. Photographic/Image Manipulation Find out more: http://www.splashup.com/ Back to Contents Free browser-based image manipulation software.

Choose from a big selection of effects and frames.

Share and save images to your desktop. Photographic/Image Manipulation Find out more: http://www.befunky.com/ Back to Contents Free browser-based image manipulation.

Add some interesting and visually appealing effects using this software. Photographic/Image Manipulation Find out more: http://fotoflexer.com/ Back to Contents Image Resources Find out more: http://www.vtstutorials.ac.uk/tutorial/imagesearching Would you like to learn how to use the Internet to find copyright cleared images for your work, quickly and efficiently?

Use this free, interactive tutorial to improve your image searching skills. Back to Contents Image Resources Find out more: http://gallery.nen.gov.uk/index.php Image gallery, with free to use images for educational use.

Must register to be able to upload images Back to Contents Quiz/Survey Creation Find out more: http://mobilestudy.org/ Create quizzes that can be downloaded onto mobile phones.
Ideal for educational content.
Students can now study anywhere anytime.
Works with most modern mobile phones.
Once the quiz is downloaded, an internet connection is not needed.
Download directly to the phone or via a computer. Back to Contents Quiz/Survey Creation Find out more: http://polldaddy.com/ Create surveys, polls, and quizzes in minutes.

Collect responses via your website, e-mail, iPad, Facebook, and Twitter.

Generate and share easy-to-read reports. Back to Contents Quiz/Survey Creation Find out more: http://www.surveymonkey.com SurveyMonkey is an intuitive survey creation program online, that works in the browser.

Easy to collect responses
Robust reporting
Analysis
Surveys can be embedded Back to Contents Quiz/Survey Creation Find out more: http://freeonlinesurveys.com/ You can create free online surveys, features:

Drag and drop editor
Re-brandable
Email or web surveys
100% secure and confidential
Create polls and quizzes Back to Contents Quiz/Survey Creation Find out more: http://www.surveytool.com/free-survey-maker/ SurveyTool is a source for research assistance, offering an excellent free survey maker and plenty of other services that will assist with survey creation and data collection. Back to Contents Blogs and Collaboration Find out more: http://www.blogster.com/ Blogster is a blogging community featuring specific-interest blogs. There is an online community of users publishing content. Members can network and collaborate by creating a blog, building a personalised profile, interacting and they can comment on articles.

One of the benefits are that it is spam free. Back to Contents Blogs and Collaboration Find out more: www.blog.com Blog.com is a site for creating blogs, a simplistic interface makes it easy to create content.

Blogs can be collaborated on and shared and connected to social media.

It has themes to choose fro, multimedia support and blogs can be made private. Back to Contents Blogs and Collaboration Find out more: https://www.tumblr.com/ Tumblr, is a microblogging platform and social networking website.

Users can post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog. They can follow other users' blogs, as well as make their blogs private. Much of the website's features are accessed from the dashboard interface, where the option to post content and posts of followed blogs appear. Back to Contents Blogs and Collaboration Find out more: http://wordpress.com/ WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a dynamic content management system (CMS).

It has thousands of plugins and themes to choose from and is one of the most popular sites available. Forums and mailing lists can be added and it is fully standards compliant. Back to Contents Blogs and Collaboration Find out more: http://www.glogster.com/ Glogster is a social network that allows users to create free interactive posters, or Glogs. A "Glog", short for "graphics blog", is an interactive multimedia image. It looks like a poster, but readers can interact with the content.

The user inserts text, images, photos, audio (MP3), videos, special effects and other elements into their glogs to generate a multimedia online creation.
Glogster is based on Adobe Flash elements. Posters can be shared with other users on the site, embedded in external wikis or blogs, and shared via many social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Glogs can also be exported and saved to computer-compatible formats. Blogs and Collaboration Find out more: http://wallwisher.com/ Wallwisher enables anyone to setup an online wall, quickly and easily. It can be customised using different themes. The ‘wall’ is the webpage and people can post messages, images, videos and links to it. The wall can be made either public or private. The wall updates in real time and anyone visiting can see any changes.

Features: * Free
* Customisation
* Posts update quickly
* Can add controls to allow you to approve content before going live
* The wall can be embedded into a blog or a website Back to Contents Diigo Blogs and Collaboration Find out more: http://www.diigo.com/ Diigo provides a browser add-on that can improve research productivity. Instead of just bookmarking, you can highlight portions of web pages that are of particular interest. Sticky notes can be attached to specific parts of web pages. Unlike most other web "highlighters" that merely clip, Diigo highlights and sticky notes are persistent in the sense that whenever it returns to the original web page, you will see your highlights and sticky notes superimposed on the original page. Back to Contents Blogs and Collaboration Find out more: http://evernote.com/ Evernote is a suite of software and services designed for note taking and archiving. A "note" can be a piece of formatted text, a full webpage or webpage excerpt, a photograph, a voice memo, or a handwritten "ink" note. Notes can also have file attachments. Notes can be sorted into folders, then tagged, annotated, edited, given comments, searched and exported as part of a notebook.

Evernote is available in a paid version or a more restricted, advertising-supported, free version. Use of the online server is free up to a certain monthly usage limit, with additional monthly use reserved for paying subscribers. Back to Contents StatusNet's private and secure Enterprise Social Network enables your teams to collaborate, share insights, solve problems and build relationships in real time.

There is a free version, which includes:

Microblogging / Activity Streams, Employee Profiles
File sharing
Private and Public Groups
Desktop and Mobile Apps
Polls, Events, Questions
Track Search Streams Other Types of Software Find out more: http://status.net/ Back to Contents MediaWiki is a free software open source wiki package written in PHP, originally for use on Wikipedia. It is now also used by several other projects of the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation and by many other wikis, including this website, the home of MediaWiki. Other Types of Software Find out more: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki Back to Contents BigBlue Button is a web conferencing system that is open source.

Use this to engage with your students/learners or organise online events.

Features include:

Web cam, screen sharing, audio, recording, chat, different languages and more. Other Types of Software Find out more: http://www.bigbluebutton.org Back to Contents Embedly allows developers to create an embed for any URL on the web. Create unique visual experiences by embedding videos, images, rich media, RSS entries, and article previews all through one simple integration.

Embedly directly integrates with 245 different providers, processes hundreds of RSS feeds and analyses HTML pages to give developers the best preview of a URL. Other Types of Software Find out more: http://embed.ly/ Back to Contents OpenDyslexic is a new open sourced font created to increase readability for readers with dyslexia. The typefaces includes regular, bold, italic and bold-italic styles. It is being updated continually and improved based on input from dyslexic users. There are no restrictions on using OpenDyslexic outside of attribution. Other Types of Software Find out more: http://dyslexicfonts.com/ Back to Contents Information represented by graphics. Other Types of Software Find out more: http://infogr.am/ Back to Contents To avoid plagiarism, you should always reference correctly according to your institution's guidelines and use Viper. Viper has over 10 billion resources scanned and an easy interface which highlights potential areas of plagiarism in your work.

Best of all, it's free! Other Types of Software Find out more: http://www.scanmyessay.com/ Back to Contents ClassDojo ClassDojo is a classroom tool that helps teachers improve behaviour in their classrooms quickly and easily. It also captures and generates data on behaviour that teachers can share with parents and administrators.

Better learning behaviours, smoother lessons and hassle-free data - and its free! Other Types of Software Find out more: http://www.classdojo.com Back to Contents Mightybell is a space that can be about whatever interests you. Invite like-minded friends and you'll find yourself co-hosting an online space that gets better with every chat, post and conversation. Other Types of Software Find out more: https://mightybell.com/ Back to Contents Graph A potentially invaluable tool for math students or engineers, this tightly focused program draws and analyses two dimensional graphs. Within these limits, it offers most of the features any mathematically minded computer user could ask for. Other Types of Software Find out more: http://download.cnet.com/Graph/3000-2053_4-10063417.html Back to Contents Hashtags.org provides essential information, research and how-to knowledge to help individuals, businesses and organizations worldwide improve their social media branding and intelligence. Other Types of Software Find out more: http://www.hashtags.org Back to Contents Create speaking avatars.

Add voice to your Voki avatars. Post your Voki to any blog, website, or profile.

Characters can be customised and text instructions can be added, which can be played so the character speaks the instructions when the play button is pressed.

Free characters and available and there are also premium options available. Other Types of Software Find out more: http://www.voki.com Back to Contents Using an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create animations or games, the Alice Project seeks to provide tools and materials for a conceptual core of computational thinking, problem solving, and computer programming.

The Alice Suite of educational tools is designed to support teaching and learning across a spectrum of ages, grade levels, and classes in college or university. Other Types of Software Find out more: http://www.alice.org/ Back to Contents Edmodo offers users the ability to check assignments, grades and write posts to classmates, parents and teachers. Teachers are also able to post and assign homework to students. Students can submit homework and view their grade and any comments the teacher may have posted about their assignment. Teachers can also create polls and post topics for discussion among the students. Teachers can create sub-groups. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Find out more: http://www.edmodo.com/ Back to Contents Creaza offers you an integrated, web-based toolbox for creative work, both at school and in your spare time.  You can use the toolbox along with various fully developed thematic universes:  historical periods, fairy-tales, fantasy worlds, and current challenges, such as climate change/environmental issues. 

You can combine these themes with your own uploaded content.

Creaza integrates professional and user generated content, creative tools and a social network in a new and innovative way. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Find out more: http://www.creazaeducation.com Back to Contents Content Creation/Courses/LMS Find out more: http://www.ispringsolutions.com/free-quiz-maker Rapidly create quizzes and surveys for free

Add formulas, images, videos and audio to questions in your quiz
Insert images or formulas into answer options
Add blank slides for additional information
Shuffle questions as well as question answers in a quiz
Mix graded and survey questions in a quiz
Track quiz results with an LMS Back to Contents The site offers 3 different categories:

Quia books, Quia web and IXL maths

Quia web allows you to create your own educational games, quizzes, class web pages, surveys, and much more! Explore millions of activities and quizzes created by educators from around the world. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Find out more: http://www.quia.com/ Back to Contents Educaplay is a platform to create Multimedia Teaching Activities

You can create your own teaching activities with an attractive professional result.

Types of interactive media include: Interactive maps, riddles, fill in the blanks, crosswords, dialogue, dictation, jumbled words, jumbled sentence, matching game, word search puzzle, quiz, collection. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Find out more: http://en.educaplay.com/index.php Back to Contents Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.

Teachers login through their device and select an activity which controls the flow of questions and games. Students simply login with their device and interact real time with the content.

Student responses are visually represented for multiple choice, true/false and Short Answer questions. For pre-planned activities a teacher can view reports online as a google spreadsheet or as an emailed Excel file. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Find out more: http://www.socrative.com Back to Contents Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.

Automatically generate bibliographies
Collaborate easily with other researchers online
Easily import papers from other research software
Find relevant papers based on what you’re reading
Access your papers from anywhere online
Read papers on the go, with our new iPhone app Bibliographical/Citation/Research Find out more: http://www.mendeley.com/ Back to Contents Use BibDesk to edit and manage your bibliography. It will keep track of both the bibliographic information and the associated files or web links for you. BibDesk’s services will simplify using your bibliography in other application.

BibDesk is developed as an open source project and available free of charge. Bibliographical/Citation/Research Find out more: http://bibdesk.sourceforge.net/ Back to Contents Use this online software to create videos from images and turn them into a visually appealing introduction.

Easy to use and free for the first 30 seconds.

Includes a music library to add sound to the animations/videos. Video Editing Find out more: http://animoto.com Back to Contents Blender – advanced video editing.

Features:

Character modelling
Rigging, UV unwrapping
Solids modelling, Raytrace rendering
Animation, Shading
Rendering, Realtime 3d creation
Physicals and particles, Imagine and compositing Video Editing Find out more: http://www.blender.org Back to Contents Offers the most amount of storage online at 50GB.

There is a free basic account option, which has the following features:

Android / Apple iOS Mobile App, Anytime Access to Your Data, Wherever You Are, Share Large Files Online, Edit Your Documents Online, Remote File Transfer, Easy Search Tool. Storage Find out more: http://www.adrive.com Back to Contents Box provides everything you need to collaborate on content online.

Turn any folder into a shared online workspace
Invite people to view, edit and upload files
Select access permissions for any folder
Exchange feedback in one place, whether it’s a quick comment or an in-depth discussion.
Get a detailed, real-time view of everything going on with your content.

5GB free Storage Find out more: https://www.box.com/home/ Back to Contents Dropbox is a place where you can store files in the cloud.

It is downloadable, so that files can be added into the dropbox and accessed online – it syncs from your computer to the web. So if you add files to your dropbox whilst on the move via the web those files will download onto your computer the next time you login.

Dropbox files can also be shared easily.

There is a free account of up to 2GB of space Storage Find out more: https://www.dropbox.com Back to Contents Sweep is an audio editor and live playback tool for GNU/Linux, BSD and compatible systems. It supports many music and voice formats including WAV, AIFF, Ogg Vorbis, Speex and MP3, with multichannel editing and LADSPA effects plugins.

It is Free Software, available under the GNU General Public Licence. Podcasting/Audio Editing Find out more: http://www.metadecks.org/software/sweep/ Back to Contents Chirbit is a useful and fun tool that enables you to record, upload and share your voice or audio files easily. Record your voice using a webcam or microphone connected to your computer, or upload an existing audio file. You can then share your chirbit, on Twitter, Facebook, email, your blog, or smartphone.

Features: embed option with HTML5, Upload wav, mp3, ogg, amr, m4a, wmv, aiff, and 3gp formats, Record directly from your browser using a webcam or microphone, Extract audio from YouTube videos, Get a unique QR code for each of your audio posts, Upload an image for your audio post, Transcribe or translate your posts to make them more searchable, Geotag your audio Podcasting/Audio Editing Find out more: http://www.chirbit.com/home Back to Contents Free music editor The program is designed to be very easy and intuitive to use for audio editing. Within minutes you will be able to open or record music and edit it. But if you take time to explore the other features you will find many powerful tools for editing audio designed with the professional sound engineer in mind.

Records audio data from various devices; Sound editing functions include cut, copy, paste, delete, insert, silence, trim and more; Audio effects include, amplify, normalize, equalizer, envelope, reverb, echo, reverse, sample rate conversion and much more; Includes its own CD ripper/Burner. Podcasting/Audio Editing Find out more: http://www.music-editor.net/index.html Back to Contents Audio Editor v.FREE Edit audio files visually.

Apply various effects and/ or filters. 

Record audio from a microphone or any other available input device.  Podcasting/Audio Editing Find out more: http://www.code-it.com/KISS_free_wave_editor.htm Back to Contents Our tool helps you unblock your thinking by capturing the fragments, letting you stand back and see the structure that was there all the time, and helping you to build on it.

Mind mapping is the best way to understand and visualize something. You don't even have to explain it to someone else - explaining things to yourself is a powerful way to learn and understand.

Can be used for free for up to 3 mind maps Mind Mapping Find out more: http://www.mindomo.com Back to Contents Free to use mind mapping software.

Has a variety of templates available and the software is downloadable and available on Mac, Linux and Windows operating systems.

Maps can be imported and exported. Mind Mapping Find out more: http://www.xmind.net Back to Contents Slideshare is a space to upload presentations, flyers and documents.

Slideshare’s can be easily embedded into blogs and websites and includes basic statistics on user views.

Slideshare also produces a text transcript, which is useful for screenreaders.

Syncs up to social media.

Free to use. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Find out more: http://www.slideshare.net/ Back to Contents Create, Edit and Share Presentations Online.

Zoho Show is an online presentation tool that helps you to create and deliver presentations. You can now take your presentations wherever you go, apply new ideas instantly, review, edit, share and deliver presentations on the go. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Find out more: http://www.zoho.com Back to Contents Prezi is online presentation software, which differs from Microsoft Powerpoint in that it allows the viewer to zoom into objects on the canvas.

It is visually a more appealing way of presenting, which enables video/audio media to be embedded.

Prezi’s can be shared and embedded into blogs and websites. There is also a Microsoft Powerpoint embed option, which makes it easy to convert Microsoft Powerpoint presentations into Prezi’s. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Find out more: http://prezi.com/ Back to Contents Google Docs Google Docs is a place to share and create documents, spreadsheets and presentations.

Documents can be collaborated on in real-time.

Forms can be embedded into a website/blog Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Find out more: http://bit.ly/Ugef3C Back to Contents Lino sticky notes allow users to use a canvas to post up notes, in a bulletin board-like online area. Both lino users and non-registered users (guests) can post stickies on a canvas, and relocate or remove them when needed. The content can be made either public, friends or private. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Find out more: http://en.linoit.com/ Back to Contents Excellent QR code generator, which can create QR codes for: weblinks, text, visiting card, email, geo location, SMS, phone, calendar, wi-fi.

With Unitag QR codes can have images or logos inserted into the code as well as options to change the colours, making a visually appealing QR code. QR Code Generators Find out more: http://www.unitaglive.com/qrcode Back to Contents This site offers QR code creation for numerous formats, such as:

Website URL, YouTube Video, Google Maps Location, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn,
FourSquare, App Store Download, iTunes Link, Plain Text, Telephone Number, Skype Call, SMS Message, Email Address, Email Message, Contact Details, Event (VCALENDAR), Wifi Login (Android Only), Paypal Buy Now Link QR Code Generators Find out more: http://www.qrstuff.com/index.html Back to Contents Record the screen/webcam, for up to 15 minutes for free.

Publish to YouTube
Publish to MP4, AVI, FLV movie

The full version includes additional features, such as no watermark when publishing and password protection. Screen Capture Find out more: http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/ Back to Contents Capture any part of the screen using this free image capture software.

Pro version has advanced capturing features, including webcam capture. Screen Capture Find out more: http://wisdom-soft.com/products/screenhunter_free.htm Back to Contents A simple to use free screen recorder, simply click on the record button and select the part of the screen needed. Talk over the recording to provide a commentary.

Works in the browser. Screen Capture Find out more: http://www.screenr.com/ Back to Contents Foto-Mosaik-Edda Foto-Mosaik-Edda is software which allows you to create photo mosaic pictures from your own computer. A photo mosaic picture is made up of tiny photos which are fitted together in such a way that, from a distance, they blend together to create the appearance of a new picture.

Free software, with premium version available Photographic/Image Manipulation Find out more: http://www.fmedda.com/en/home Back to Contents A free online browser-based software suite of image manipulation sets.

There are five different options to choose from, including:

Make a collage
Edit a photo
Backgrounds
Timeline covers
Webcam effects Photographic/Image Manipulation Find out more: http://www.pizap.com/pizap.php?width=1920 Back to Contents Photographic/Image Manipulation Find out more: http://www.picresize.com/ Quick and easy to use in the browser image re-sizing.

Add effects, borders and more Back to Contents Photographic/Image Manipulation Find out more: http://www.gimp.org/ Free Image manipulation software, a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.

Features:

Cropping, re-size, shear, lasso, rectangle/circle select, scissors, colour picker, zoom, rotate, perspective, text, bucket, blend, pencil tool, paintbrush, eraser, airbrush, ink tool, clone, healing, perspective clone, blur, smudge and dodge tool. Back to Contents Quiz/Survey Creation Find out more: http://www.polleverywhere.com/ Poll Everywhere uses standard web technology and it is easy to gather live responses from any venue: conferences, presentations, classrooms, radio, TV, print and can be viewed anywhere.

It works internationally with texting, web, or Twitter. Back to Contents Quiz/Survey Creation Find out more: http://fluidsurveys.com/ FluidSurveys is a do-it-yourself online survey tool that is meant to allow customers from around the world to create their own surveys, collect data from respondents, and analyse results. Their web survey tools are designed to be intuitive and full-featured so that both beginners and advanced users can make the most of FluidSurveys. Back to Contents Blogs and Collaboration Find out more: www.blogger.com Blogger is now owned by Google and in order to use it, you must have a Google account.

Once you access Blogger it is free to use and has a large selection of templates available to use. Back to Contents Blogs and Collaboration Find out more: https://posterous.com/ Posterous is a free blogging platform that simplifies the process of designing and maintaining a blog. One of its signature features is that it lets you post to your blog from any email account or mobile device, so prolific bloggers can add new content all the time, quickly and easily.

It works well with mobile devices and also email. It also resizes photographs automatically and posts can be made from an iPhone or Android device, including via text message. Back to Contents Piwik is a free downloadable open source web analytics software. Piwik provides you with detailed reports on your website visitors; the search engines and keywords they used, the language they speak, your popular pages, and much more. Other Types of Software Find out more: http://piwik.org/ Back to Contents phpBB is a free flat-forum bulletin board software solution that can be used to stay in touch with a group of people or can power your entire website. With an extensive database of user-created modifications and styles database containing hundreds of style and image packages to customise your board, you can create a very unique forum in minutes. Other Types of Software Find out more: https://www.phpbb.com/ Back to Contents Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License. Other Types of Software Find out more: http://notepad-plus-plus.org/ Back to Contents Delicious is the place to collect and showcase your passions from across the web. Save what you like - videos, pictures, tweets, blog posts, or articles - on topics you enjoy and search through others’ collections of links to discover cool stuff! Delicious Other Types of Software Find out more: http://delicious.com Back to Contents Infographics and data visualizations are shifting the way people find and experience stories, creating a new way of seeing the world of data. They help communicate complex ideas in a clear, compact and beautiful way, taking deep data and presenting it in visual shorthand. We’ve collected the best examples on the web and gathered them for you to reference, share, and enjoy.

Use Visual.ly to produce your own data as visualisations. Other Types of Software Find out more: http://visual.ly/ Back to Contents Gather OER content and stitch it together and engage learners.

Seamlessly integrate content with dozens of popular websites, apps, and social media services.

Make any web content engaging, interactive and shareable using the same tools your learners use every day. Other Types of Software Find out more: http://www.oerglue.com/ Back to Contents Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books. It has a cornucopia of features divided into the following main categories:

Library Management
E-book conversion
Syncing to e-book reader devices
Downloading news from the web and converting it into e-book form
Comprehensive e-book viewer
Content server for online access to your book collection Other Types of Software Find out more: http://calibre-ebook.com/ Back to Contents A website and blog builder.

Weebly offers a free, online website creator. It uses a simplistic widget-based site builder. All of Weebly’s site elements are drag-and-drop. Weebly works with both PC and Mac. Weebly automatically generates a mobile version of each website. It has page design templates for quick starts and users can create custom sites using Weebly’s click-and-drag elements. Elements include RSS feeders, photo galleries, YouTube videos, and Google Maps. The custom HTML click-and-drag element lets users add features that the service doesn’t offer automatically. The site offers more than 100 themes. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Find out more: http://www.weebly.com Back to Contents The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction. Bibliographical/Citation/Research Find out more: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/search.php Back to Contents WeVideo is an online platform for collaborative video production in the cloud. We connect your web editing and your mobile device camera - and we enable you to tell your stories together with your friends. Any browser works - don’t worry about installation, software downloads and updates - all your files and edits are safely stored and accessible online. Video Editing Find out more: http://www.wevideo.com/features/Overview Back to Contents Add a video player to your website using this software. Video Editing Find out more: http://flowplayer.org/ Back to Contents Cut, join, trim, mix, delete parts, split audio files.

Apply various effects and filters. Record audio from various inputs. Save files to all key audio formats. Podcasting/Audio Editing Find out more: http://www.avs4you.com/AVS-Audio-Editor.aspx Back to Contents It starts with a single Thought and grows more powerful as you use it. Think of it as a living mind map with unlimited space for everything you want, are learning or need to remember. Each idea can grow and evolve with all related Thoughts instead of being separated in folders or lists. Use TheBrain to manage specific projects or as an "everything in your life manager" to get the big picture on your ideas and find the right information in seconds. Mind Mapping Find out more: http://www.thebrain.com/products/thebrain/ Back to Contents Save web articles as PDF for reading later.

Has a quick toolbar add on option as well. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Find out more: http://joliprint.com/ Back to Contents Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.

Making word cloud is fun, and is much more fun with Tagxedo! With Tagxedo, you can:

make word clouds in real-time
customize font, theme, color, orientation, and shape
fine-tune with lots of options
save as images for printing and sharing and much more Tag Clouds Find out more: http://www.tagxedo.com/ Back to Contents Sumo Paint Photographic/Image Manipulation Find out more: http://www.sumopaint.com/start/ Browser-based online image manipulation software.

Features:

Rectangle select, move tool, magic wand, lasso tool, ink, brush tool, eraser, pencil, gradient, bucket tool, clone stamp, text tool, rectangle, rounded rectangle tool, custom shape tool, symmetry tool, line tool, curve tool, blur/smudge tool, crop, free transform tool, pan, zoom tool, eye dropper, clear, undo, redo.

Also has extensive layers and effects and further options available. Back to Contents 70 Free Icon Sets Image Resources Find out more: http://www.unstage.com/2010/03/70-free-icons-sets/ A selection of free icon sets to use in web/graphic design Back to Contents Image Resources Find out more: http://www.free-images.org.uk/ Colourful free royalty free images, subject to terms of use. The gallery of pictures are royalty free. Great free images of many subjects, make a greeting card or calendar or use as an educational resource. There are many knockout images to be seen in the picture galleries such as cats, dogs, cars, motorcycles, flowers, boats, animals, trees, tractors, insects and many more free royalty free images. Back to Contents OLAT OLAT (Online Learning and Training) is an Open Source LMS (Learning Management System) tailored to the needs of Universities and Higher Education institutions. The development of OLAT is driven by the University of Zurich where it is extensively used. There are approximately 70'000 users and nearly 50 institutions in Switzerland using OLAT (with up to 5'000 courses and millions of resources) Content Creation/Courses/LMS Find out more: http://www.olat.org/ Back to Contents CourseSites is a free, hosted online course creation and facilitation service that empowers teachers, college and university instructors and community educators to add a web-based component to their courses, or even host an entire course on the Internet. You even choose your own URL, so students can find your page easily. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Find out more: https://www.coursesites.com Back to Contents A vibrant community creating technology that enhances teaching, learning and research.

There are two products, called Sakai CLE (collaborative learning environment) and OAE (open academic environment) Content Creation/Courses/LMS Find out more: http://www.sakaiproject.org Back to Contents The Microsoft Learning Content Development System (LCDS) is a free tool that enables the Microsoft Learning community to create high-quality, interactive, online courses and Microsoft Silverlight Learning Snacks. The LCDS allows anyone in the Microsoft Learning community to publish e-learning courses and Learning Snacks by completing the easy-to-use LCDS forms that seamlessly generate highly customized content, interactive activities, quizzes, games, assessments, animations, demos, and other multimedia. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Find out more: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/training/lcds.aspx Back to Contents CourseLab is a powerful, yet easy-to-use, e-learning authoring tool that offers programming-free WYSIWYG environment for creating high-quality interactive e-learning content which can be published on the Internet, Learning Management Systems (LMS), CD-ROMS and other devices.

And a fully functional version is offered for FREE! Content Creation/Courses/LMS Find out more: http://www.courselab.com/ Back to Contents Xerte is a fully-featured e-learning development environment for creating rich interactivity. Xerte is aimed at developers of interactive content who will create sophisticated content with some scripting, and Xerte can be used to extend the capabilities of Xerte Online Toolkits with new tools for content authors. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Find out more: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~cczjrt/Editor/ Back to Contents Storyline:

Create polished interactive courses with Articulate Storyline, the only e-learning authoring software that grows with you. It’s simple enough for beginners, powerful enough for experts. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Find out more: http://www.articulate.com Back to Contents ILIAS 4 e-Learning Discover the flexible and powerful open source learning management system!

ILIAS is a powerful system for web-based teaching and learning. ILIAS is a multi-purpose tool that can be used as a flexible course player, as an authoring tool, but also as a communication and collaboration platform. ILIAS is strongly respecting standards and was the first Open Source LMS that has been certified as SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004 compliant. ILIAS is open source software that is published under the General Public Licence and is free of charge for every institution and organisation - no matter if 100 or 100 000 users are using the software. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Find out more: https://www.ilias.de/docu/ Back to Contents Dokeos is an open source online learning suite. It provides all the features needed for e-learning and blended learning management : From Authoring to Reporting. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Find out more: http://www.dokeos.com/ Back to Contents Nvu (pronounced "N-view," for a "new view") is a free, open source software program that allows you to build websites and web pages using a simple WYSIWYG editor (what-you-see-is-what-you-get).  Nvu makes creating web pages as easy as using a word processor and rivals such programs as Adobe's Dreamweaver and Microsoft's Expression Web, only for free!  With Nvu's built-in site manager, connecting to your website and making changes is a snap. Content Creation/Courses/LMS Find out more: http://net2.com/nvu/ Back to Contents Chamilo is a fully-fledged e-learning system. Get your teachers and trainers up and teaching in no time. Some of our users report a 1/5 ratio in training time compared to the most famous open-source LMS to get them ready. Trainers can get to work in just one day! Content Creation/Courses/LMS Find out more: http://www.chamilo.org/ Blogs and Collaboration Quiz / Survey Creation Image Resources Photographic / Image Manipulation Back to Contents Photographic/Image Manipulation Find out more: http://www.aviary.com Aviary is a free, online digital editing software application to manipulate photos and images, or create your own.

It has tools for lighting, cosmetics, image manipulation and effects Back to Contents Photograph Puzzle Maker Photographic/Image Manipulation Find out more: http://www.flash-gear.com/puzzle/ Turn any photograph into a puzzle, which can be embedded into a blog or website Tag Clouds Screen Capture QR Code Generators Other Types of Software Content Creation/Courses/LMS Video Editing Podcasting/Audio Editing Bibliographical/Citation/Research Storage Windows only
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