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Learning media blender (Sept 02)

The Learning Media Blender is a simple interactive tool that allows you to experiment visually with different media options for your blended learning solution. Simply give your project a name and then drag the media options that you require into the blender. Working with the tool ensures that you consider all the options before making a decision.

Download the blender (blender.zip / 269KB / September 2002)

The zip file contains an executable Macromedia Flash file and a Word document containing a description of the 18 media options provided in the blender. Simply double-click on 'learning media blender.exe' to launch the blender.


Online Trainers' Toolkit (April 1999)

The Online Trainers' Toolkit provides you with a wide range of templates to help you put together your own web-based training courses. It has proved its worth in the development of more than 11 hours of highly-interactive online learning material for the course Web pages that Work - now you can do the same.

The toolkit includes built-in navigation, student progress tracking, assessment, help and glossary systems and seven templates for question and answer routines. The toolkit is fully configurable so you can adapt it to your house style and to your particular learning goals. It's compatible with Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator from version 4 and requires no plug-ins.

The toolkit is available at absolutely no cost, but we don't provide any support.

Product information
View the toolkit for yourself
See the related article: Web-based training - doing it for yourself
See the related article: The power of questions
Download the toolkit (Version 2.0 / toolkit2.zip / 225KB / 22nd September 1999)

When you unzip the file, make sure you select the 'use folder names' option so that the folder structure is maintained. Unzip the file to wherever you store your HTML files for authoring. What you will have is an exact duplicate of the toolkit as included on this site, with the exception of the general knowledge quiz. All necessary instructions are incorporated. To launch the toolkit, run the toolgo.htm file in your browser.

Mini toolkit (Version 1.1 / minikit.zip / 20KB / 9th August 1999)
DHTML toolkit (Version 1.5 / dhtmlkit.zip / 40KB / 28th June 2000)

These toolkits contain question templates only. The mini toolkit uses frames to display feedback alongside the questions, while the DHTML kit uses dynamic HTML features available in version 4 browsers or later. In either case, once you have unzipped the files, run the file main_frameset.htm in your browser to see the instructions.

 


Intranet cost-benefit calculator (April 1998)

This tool is designed for those responsible for introducing a new intranet or for extending an existing intranet. It allows you to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the costs and benefits involved and provides you with a wide range of tabular and graphical reports. The tool was originally developed for Epic Group plc, who own the copyright. A downloadable Excel version of the tool is also available.

View the tool for yourself
See the related article: Assessing intranet cost-benefits
Download the Excel version (cbc2.xls / 140KB / March 1999)

 


Communication methods selector (June 1998)

This tool is designed for anyone with responsibility for communicating with others at work, as an aid in choosing the most appropriate method to employ. The tool will be most useful when the training problem is complex, when there are many alternative options or where you wish to critically examine your assumptions. A downloadable Excel version of the tool is also available.

View the tool for yourself
See the related article: Assessing your communication options
Download the Excel version (commtool.xls / 40KB / June 1998)

 


Training methods selector (July 1998)

This tool is designed for anyone responsible for finding solutions to training problems and who is interested in undertaking a thorough review of the available training methods. The tool will be most useful when the training problem is complex, when there are many alternative options or where you wish to critically examine your assumptions. A downloadable Excel version of the tool is also available.

View the tool for yourself
See the related article: A process for selecting training methods
Download the Excel version (tngtool2.xls / 79KB / April 1999).

 

 
 

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Doing the Business
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eLearning Network
The eLearning Network
The organisation championing
e-learning in the UK. Clive is currently the Chair.

 

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