- Ameritocracy - uses a reputation and source citation system to create intelligent dialogue/discussion around public policy/political issues. Potential use in info lit to teach critical source evaluation and proper source citing?
- iSpring - converts Powerpoint slides, including animations to flash (possible use in our virtual workshops)
- MeGlobe - IM with instant language translation for possible use with our overseas students.
- Timetoast - create online timelines with photos and links to content easily.
- uTipu - easily create video tutorials with audio overlay and publish to web - far easier (and free!) than Camtasia, but obviously without most of the advanced features. Here is one I did (there is audio, but it's low volume, so turn up your speakers!): http://www.utipu.com/app/tip/id/2659/
- Yahoo! Pipes - create, aggregate and filter RSS feeds. This is easier to use than I thought - no programming skills needed for the basics. We want to start offering RSS feed services that incorporate our subscription databases to course developers especially.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Current 2.0 Toys
Some promising 2.0 toys I'm currently playing with but have yet to figure out a real-life academic application for: