Thursday, November 10, 2011

Getting the Graphics you need

November 10, 2011
Editor: Karen Franke
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In this issue...
  1. Getting the Graphics You Need
  2. Featured Instructor  - James Erbe
  3. Sign up to Reserve a Spot in a Spring Online Course – View new courses
  4. Tech Tip: Creating Self-Graded Quizzes in Google Forms 
Getting the Graphics You Need
This week's newsletter explores the best tips and resources for using and locating high quality images to enhance learning, online teaching and training.
10 Awesome Free Tools to Make Infographics
Angela Alcorn provides tips and resource links on how to design free infographics to make data come to life through effective visuals.
Tom Kuhlmann provides 25 PowerPoint-created graphics which may be downloaded for free. Included are whiteboard, flipchart and clipboard graphics.
How to Find Stock Images for Your E-Learning Course without Breaking the Bank
Tom Kuhlmann provides an excellent summary on how to locate free or inexpensive images on the Web.
Open-Source and Royalty-Free Images for Instruction: CompFight and Wylio
Kevin Yee and Jace Hargis describe how the online tools CompFight and Wylio help instructors quickly locate Creative-Commons images in Flickr. Wylio includes an embed code which can be dropped into any HTML page.
The Ars Technica staff explains what you need to know about the various Creative Commons licenses.
Noun Project
Large collection of public domain and Creative Commons black and white icons.
Design Comics
Free comic characters and scenes created by Martin Hardee.
Tech Tip: Creating Self-Graded Quizzes in Google Forms 
Robin Young provides step-by-step instructions for creating self-graded quizzes in Google Forms.

Mr. Riley lists step-by-step instructions for how to create a self-graded multiple choice quiz using Google Docs.
Meet Our Instructor – James Erbe 
We asked Jim to share what he enjoys about teaching the Web Design for Educators online course.
"The neat thing is that web pages open so many opportunities for communication. The Internet is an amazing medium, alive with text, voice, sound, animation, and so much more.  An attractive and informative web page allows its author to share with the world. It’s a great way for educators to communicate with learners and external stakeholders." 
Web Design for EducatorsEDUC 744 929 3 semester hours graduate credit 
January 17 – March 23, 2012
Enroll in this course to meet your goals for professional development or license renewal.

What’s New for Spring Online Courses?

EDUC 696C Using Games for Learning and AssessmentExplore quests, incentives like badges, the core tenants of game-based learning and how it supports the inquiry process. Get your game on and gamify learning for your students!
EDUC 696B Integrating Social Media Instructional StrategiesExplore inspiring and effective ways to use social media for professional development, assignments, assessments, cross-cultural communication and language learning, collaborative learning, and real-world experiential learning.
List of All Spring 2012 Online Courses Register now to reserve a spot.  10% of the tuition is due in early February, and the balance is due in early March.

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