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  • Summary - Effective E-learning
    make more personalized instruction accessible to more participants However achieving these results requires strong e learning design All aspects of effective e learning must center on the instructional needs of participants and how to optimize their online experience to meet those needs Thank you for taking the time to learn about Effective E learning Given the right circumstance the benefits of e learning are easy to see Effective e learning allows more participants to access more personalized instruction compared to traditional classroom based instruction However achieving these results requires strong e learning design Effective e learning design must carefully consider first if e learning serves the purpose of the instruction and second how to effectively incorporate content in a manner that is usable and engaging Facilitators implementing the course whether they are a facilitator in a webinar or the IT whiz posting an asynchronous e learning module online must be familiar with how participants are likely to interact with the e learning lesson Finally all aspects of effective e learning design and implementation must be carried out with a focus on how participants will be evaluated in the levels of reaction learning and behavior Thank you for completing this Effective

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  • Going Virtual: Collaborating and Sharing Resources Online
    volunteers and supporters who may work or live remotely Google Sites lets you share information and can be edited by multiple users Many nonprofit organizations use Google Sites as a tool to easily build websites and share information Google walks you through the process so that building a site is as simple as editing a document Google Sites acts as a single place to bring together all the information your organization needs to share including docs videos photos calendars and attachments You can collaborate with staff volunteers or members of your organization to edit the site to keep it fresh and current You may let as many or as few people view your site as you want Google Sites lets you share information and can be edited by multiple users Google Sites is great for sharing information in a professional looking way at no cost As with Groups and Docs the site owner can customize privacy settings so that the site is public private or viewable by a list of designated users You can also specify who can edit your workspace by inviting others to be owners collaborators or viewers The File Cabinet is an online place to store and share files Use the Insert feature to embed all types of content on the site including videos calendars documents spreadsheets photo slideshows and gadgets If your goal however is to build an online community for members of your organization Google Sites is not as robust as Google Groups While you can create a page about an individual e g an online resume Google Sites does not have a designated member profiles feature Additionally there s no discussion board You can post announcements for site viewers but this feature is more of a one way communication tool Users cannot comment or respond to the announcements on the site Explore Google Sites by clicking here http sites google com Report card These Google applications are free but offer different capabilities Google Apps are all free to use Note Google does have an Apps package available for businesses and nonprofits are eligible for a free version of this more advanced service Each of these Apps has capabilities that differ slightly from the others so when you re exploring them for your organization s use consider which features are important to you Here s an overview of each App s pros and cons Google Docs Benefit Easy to upload existing files great for collaboration in one central location Benefit Multiple users can make edits simultaneously edits tracked in real time Drawback Not great for building an online community lacks discussion board and member profiles Security Low option for users to enter a password but you should not post confidential material Skill level Moderate for administrators should be comfortable posting content to sites such as Facebook easy to moderate for users Google Groups Benefit Quick and easy to set up great for sharing ideas and staying in contact Benefit Discussion boards and member profiles Drawback No real file structure for organizing documents Security Low option for users to enter a password but you should not post confidential material Skill level Moderate for administrators should be comfortable posting content to sites such as Facebook easy to moderate for users Google Sites Benefit Easy and quick to set up great for sharing ideas staying in contact and creating an online community Benefit Can post video and customize a site s look Drawback Requires more time and skill to set up than Groups Security Low option for users to enter a password but you should not post confidential material Skill level Moderate for administrators should be comfortable posting content to sites such as Facebook easy to moderate for users The report card and feature comparison spreadsheet available for download in Chapter 1 displays a full evaluation of these Google Apps CHAPTER 3 Zoho Wiki Like Google Apps Zoho Wiki is an online platform that allows multiple users to collaborate Rather than having your staff and volunteers communicate via email with multiple drafts and file versions Zoho Wiki provides a centralized place to store information in an organized tiered structure Your wiki acts as a hub from which you can create webpages for your website collaborate with anyone manage your website and share information with whomever you wish Your wiki can be shared with just your organization a group of people you select or with the general public Wikis are collaborative websites A wiki is a website that allows users to easily create and edit any number of interlinked webpages Users create and edit pages via a web browser using a simple WYSIWYG or what you see is what you get text editor Powered by special software wiki platforms are often used to create collaborative websites to power community websites e g for a nonprofit or as knowledge management systems The most famous wiki is probably Wikipedia the online user generated encyclopedia Zoho Wiki lets you build organized sources of information in a centralized place Zoho Wiki can be used by anyone for any purpose For nonprofits Zoho Wiki is a great way to put together your thoughts brainstorm and share valuable information with other members of your group You can host photos post agendas for your events and organize event schedules for your staff and volunteers Using links you can hierarchically arrange in a folder structure and tag your pages which aids in fast and easy navigation Tagging pages is an effective way to provide detailed data for your site visitors By adding a tag a keyword that describes the content on a particular page you can quickly filter and categorize information Tagging also provides an easy way to search for relevant content With Zoho s SiteMap you can reorder pages and subpages using a simple drag and drop function You can also alphabetically index all webpages in your wiki and create a table of contents to build sections for your site Zoho Wiki makes monitoring site changes

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  • Interactivites
    The report card and feature comparison table will help you identify the right tool The report card and feature comparison table will help you identify the right tool Download the report card and feature comparison table Text version of audio here Google Apps Docs Groups and Sites Google Docs lets users edit one document rather than working in multiple versions Google Docs lets users edit one document rather than working

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  • Interactivites
    and pause at any time by pressing the Pause button on the bottom left of the player The buttons at the bottom right of the player allow you to control the volume and shift the video to full screen On Screen Text Below the player you will find on screen text This includes the detailed information you will need to know in order to meet learning objectives for the lesson

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  • Overview - Going Virtual: Collaborating and Sharing Resources Online
    we will review today are Google Apps including Docs Sites and Groups and ZohoWiki Each has slightly different features but each can help you harness the power of the web to collaborate and increase efficiency in your organization This tutorial will explore two tools for collaborating and sharing resources online This tutorial will give you a basic overview of two tools for collaborating and sharing resources online Google Apps including

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  • 1 - Getting Started - Going Virtual: Collaborating and Sharing Resources Online
    Wiki and then we ll provide a comparison of features pros and cons costs and skill levels required Consider your organization s needs and use the comparison tables to help you decide which tool might be right for you The web allows you and your staff to easily preserve and share information in a central location Why use the Internet to collaborate Using a web based platform to share resources can save you time and energy When you re training new staff or volunteers working with people across distances or revising documents a web tool offers a centralized place to store and organize information The tools we ll review here can also help you preserve document versions manage knowledge across your organization and network with your staff and volunteers The report card and feature comparison table evaluate and illustrate the different features of each tool This tutorial will review Google Apps Docs Groups and Sites and Zoho Wiki Each tool will be graded using a report card template The report card explains each application s cost if there is one key benefits and drawbacks level of security and time required for initial setup and ongoing maintenance It also rates how

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  • 2 - Google Apps: Docs, Groups, and Sites - Going Virtual: Collaborating and Sharing Resources Online
    Google Groups allows you to connect with users on a deeper level with greater interface customization If you re not familiar with Google Groups it is essentially a huge collection of discussion groups centered on a wide variety of topics By going to http groups google com you can search or browse for information in existing groups make a group of your own or join a group Groups are public or private if you want to join a private group you simply have to click a link to email the group administrator and request an invitation From within a group you can reply to discussions or post a message or question of your own You can read discussions right on the group page or choose to receive group messages and updates via email Google Groups also allows you to create webpages right inside your group which will be explained further in the section below on Google Sites Members can customize the group s appearance and create personal profiles You can incorporate your organization s branding by selecting photos colors and styles to give your group its own distinct look As with Google Docs group members can upload files and share their work with others Each group member can also create a personal profile including a picture and a quote This feature allows you to share information about yourself and learn more about volunteers and supporters who may work or live remotely Send a monthly newsletter through your Google Groups membership list You need Adobe Flash Player to view some content on this site Google Sites lets you share information and can be edited by multiple users Many nonprofit organizations use Google Sites as a tool to easily build websites and share information Google walks you through the process so that building a site is as simple as editing a document Google Sites acts as a single place to bring together all the information your organization needs to share including docs videos photos calendars and attachments You can collaborate with staff volunteers or members of your organization to edit the site to keep it fresh and current You may let as many or as few people view your site as you want Google Sites lets you share information and can be edited by multiple users Google Sites is great for sharing information in a professional looking way at no cost As with Groups and Docs the site owner can customize privacy settings so that the site is public private or viewable by a list of designated users You can also specify who can edit your workspace by inviting others to be owners collaborators or viewers The File Cabinet is an online place to store and share files Use the Insert feature to embed all types of content on the site including videos calendars documents spreadsheets photo slideshows and gadgets If your goal however is to build an online community for members of your organization Google Sites is not as robust as

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  • 3 - Zoho Wiki - Going Virtual: Collaborating and Sharing Resources Online
    Zoho Wiki can be used by anyone for any purpose For nonprofits Zoho Wiki is a great way to put together your thoughts brainstorm and share valuable information with other members of your group You can host photos post agendas for your events and organize event schedules for your staff and volunteers Using links you can hierarchically arrange in a folder structure and tag your pages which aids in fast and easy navigation Tagging pages is an effective way to provide detailed data for your site visitors By adding a tag a keyword that describes the content on a particular page you can quickly filter and categorize information Tagging also provides an easy way to search for relevant content With Zoho s SiteMap you can reorder pages and subpages using a simple drag and drop function You can also alphabetically index all webpages in your wiki and create a table of contents to build sections for your site Explore Zoho Wiki You need Adobe Flash Player to view some content on this site Zoho Wiki makes monitoring site changes simple As with Google Apps Zoho Wiki allows you to administer permission settings so you have full control over who can create or manage groups edit pages read pages or customize the look of the site Additionally users can create their own watch lists of pages or wikis which means they will be notified every time that page is updated Users can also keep track of changes made including who edited the page what file versions were attached and when it was done They can also view comments and revert back to a previous page version if necessary Report card Zoho Wiki is great for organizing information but requires a higher level of technical skill Zoho Wiki is a great tool

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