Signed up for “Business Metrics for Data-Driven Companies” the first course of a 5-course series, the Excel to MySQL: Analytic Techniques for Business Specialization. Enjoyed the Microsoft edX course I did recently, so I thought I’d do more.
Thought it was a fit and should help with the questions I get from Business Analysts on Excel and SharePoint Courses.
As part of getting into Windows 8, I have been exploring the Windows 8 Store. WickedlySmart have released a 20 lesson tutorial free in the Windows 8 Store.
I have downloaded it and will report back on the quality.
For those exploring HTML5 and CSS3 its an extra resource to try
An excellent talk I have just watched on my TV via Boxee, was at TED Talks – Daphne Koller, What we are learning from on-line education. You don’t need a smart TV, just follow the link!
Daphne explores the benefits of using on line education tools in a university environment. Continue reading “TED Talks – Daphne Koller, What we are learning from on-line education”
I should listen to FLOSS weekly more often – it is always good value. This week I learnt about Chamilo – an alternative Learning Management System (LMS) to Moodle.
The interview was very informative and has inspired me to download and experiment with it. I will post a review.
This post gives a couple of leads to answer a question that I have encountered on SharePoint and Captivate courses – Is there an LMS for SharePoint? I was aware there was a commercial solution, but not of options where the budget was more limited.
As I have been catching up on my LinkedIn Groups – an excellent resource which I have much neglected while working on exams, business building and my Trainer certification over the last few months – I followed some suggested links and found myself at CodePlex. I will do a separate post about CodePlex.
At Codeplex I found two potentially useful tools
It occurred to me while explaining wikis and knowledge banks on a recent course, that this blog is more of a wiki than a traditional blog. The ultimate purpose or “the prime directive” of this web presence is to share useful tidbits that I find with you. The secondary purpose is to act as a portable on-line reference, I can use when asked questions while on site training and consulting.
So lets share some resources…
Found these via discussions in LinkedIn.
For Presenters using PowerPoint
ARE YOUR SLIDES A SLEEP-AID?
This is all about moving from endless bullet points to more effective graphical metaphors. PowerPoint 2007/2010 make this easier than ever before. Features makeovers of bullets to visual approaches and interviews with known experts on presentations. Continue reading “Blog or Wiki – The Prime Directive – To Share”
Twitter is an undervalued resource for leads to IT and Business resources. But as I am only able to review my Twitter account every couple of days, I felt I wasn’t getting value out of it, just seeing masses of posts. So I have set up some lists, which filter the accounts you follow by categories you create. I know I am the last person to discover this feature, but really useful, all the same!
You might find them useful, so here they are: Continue reading “Twitter Lists make Twitter manageable. Here are some I made earlier…”
If you are distributing E-Learning content via and Internet or Intranet, the easiest approach is to provide links to the latest player and reader:
For some organisations with users in remote areas eg mining and construction companies in rural and remote Australia, you will use media eg DVD to distribute your content where Internet/Intranet access is not reliable or is limited. You will find the on line forms and associated information you need to get a free licence to redistribute the Flash Player and the Acrobat Reader at:
I had initially thought of LinkedIn as a resource to make my profile available to prospective clients. I have thought of Twitter as the more useful tool for resources and research.
Then I learned about LinkedIn Groups.
Maybe I was wrong to underestimate LinkedIn. Continue reading “LinkedIn Groups – as a source of useful resources for E-Learning, SharePoint”
This week I have useful links for WebCasts and CSS Tutorials Continue reading “This week’s links”