From the monthly archives:

August 2011

TLW #58: Think You Can’t be Creative? You can!

by Robin Lindbeck on August 24, 2011

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Topic: Sparking (or is it Igniting?) Your Creativity


Articles for this Week:


Tip of the Week:
  • Consider using free or open source alternatives to commercial software.
    Here are a few of my favorites:
Instead of:               Try:
MS Office Open Office or Softmaker Office 2008
(or Google docs for cloud-based productivity tools)
Outlook Thunderbird
MindMeister Freemind
Photoshop GIMP / GIMPshop, Paint.net, Splashup or for simple photo editing try Picnik and the other options we discussed in episode #54)
Illustrator Inkscape
InDesign Scribus
Adobe Audition/ Soundbooth Audacity (also get the LAME plugin to export mp3 files)
For a list of more free and open source options to commercial software, check out Open Source Alternatives , Downloadpedia.org

 

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TLW #57: Results of our 30-day Projects

by Robin Lindbeck on August 17, 2011

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Topic: Results of our 30-day project!

  • We started our projects in episode #52
  • Share your 30-day project results (or your future plans) in the comment section!

 

Articles for this Week:

 

Tip of the Week:

  • Be prepared to be flexible. When things go awry, you hopefully have a “plan B” but you definitely need to go with the flow!

 

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TLW #56: Some Thoughts on Instructional Design

August 10, 2011

  Today’s Learning Workplace podcast 56–Some Thoughts on Instructional Design Topic: Instructional Design ISD Practices and Principles (ASTD’s IN PRACTICE, July 2011. This brief article is available to ASTD members only–SORRY!–we are just using it as a jumping off point for our discussion.)   Articles for this Week: 30-Day Experiment: Appreciating Team Members (The Bamboo […]

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TLW #55: We’ve All Faced Difficult Situations…

August 3, 2011

              Today’s Learning Workplace podcast 55–We’ve All Faced Difficult Situations… Topic: What was your most difficult person or session?  And what did you do?     Articles for this Week: The Ubiquity of Informal Learning: Beyond the 70/20/10 Model (Learning Solutions Magazine) 10 Pyschological Keys to Job Satisfaction (PsyBlog) […]

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