Site of the Month

February -
Slideshare is an online repository for presentations. "SlideShare is the best way to share and find presentations. Share publicly or privately. Add audio to make a webinar." Presentations can be embedded in websites, blogs and your Blackboard courses.
SlideShare Quick Tour - Summary of features & capabilities
View more presentations from Amit Ranjan. (tags: tutorial howto)

Example presentation: Learning Formats 2020
Projecting trends in education for 2020, relatively accurately according to Stephen Downes. View fullscreen for best effect

Learning Formats 2020
View more presentations from Geetha Krishnan. (tags: learning predictions)

Presentations can have audio and embedded youtube videos

PLEs, Web 2.0 & Future of Higher Education
View more presentations from Marc Boots-ebenfield. (tags: web environment)

Previous Sites of the Month
February - LexisNexis News & Business Use to find full-text of newspaper and magazine articles (legal, news and business information service with 2 billion documents gathered from 28,000 sources)
December - Flickr
Add images to your presentations and handouts using Flickr, the online photo management and sharing application
November - OpenLearn
The OpenLearn website gives free access to course materials from The Open University. Areas include study skills, engineering, maths, science, IT, business, law, and languages. These can be hyperlinked to or downloaded, adapted and embedded in your Blackboard site.
October - The Common Craft Show
A good source of short videos, including topics such as wikis, blogs, social bookmarking, twitter, RSS and more.

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