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Interesting name, huh! This is actually a site that helps to turn your site into mobile compatible site for easy browsing using the mobile phone or smart phone. So, if you have your own website or blog that you want to make it mobile compatible, use this…it’s so easy. Happy trying ! http://my.dudamobile.com/new

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If you are tired of using the normal application to produce your presentation slides, why not try PREZI. It will help to make your presentation 10 times more interesting especially for your students. Go to http://prezi.com/ .  You’ll be surprise with the result…Check out mine (produced based on paper produced with my supervisors) http://prezi.com/tgkr8rxtwg8a/

It was made known to me that there is an application that can check your writing. This is absolutely marvellous because before this some of us have to pay hundreds for a similar application. It helps you to check your ggrammar, plagiarism and also give suggestions for your piece of writing. This one, again, is free. Enjoy this….http://www.paperrater.com/

Mobile Learning 101

GMU/DAU Mobile Learning Workshop

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Technology advancement  in handheld gadjets has made mobile learning to become something that is worth exploring in the field of teaching and learning of language. The temptation of owning the latest handphone is not only experienced by the working adults but also students. Changing one handphone to another has really become more prevalent nowadays even among teenagers. This has made m learning to be a potential approach in supporting the learning process. What do you think?  and what makes m learning different from e learning that we used to hear?

To all language instructors, here are 75 online language learning resources I stumbled upon the net (source will be added later). Hope, they are useful.

I am absolutely amazed with the current Web 2.0 technology. It is simply wonderful, so much to explore and yet so little time to do so. It seems as if the are at least a few new applications appear each day to be explored…. simply amazing.

1. 101Languages.net – Learn basics like vowels, consonants, phrases and vocabulary for various languages like Arabic, Bambara, Cebuano, Estonian, Icelandic, Latvian and Serbian.

2. 123TeachMe.com – 123TeachMe offers free learning materials, including games, quizzes, vocabulary builders, mp3 study lists, RSS vocabulary lists and more for adults and children.

3. About.com – About.com offers access to various free language resources for French, Spanish and English.

4. AKTub.com – This site offers a free web-based Arabic typing tutor with a ton of cool features.

5. Apples4theTeacher.com – Free foreign language and American Sign Language resource for children.

6. AskOxford.com – Free language learning resources for French, German and Spanish are available including interactive exercises, sample material from dictionaries and more.

7. BabelNation.com – Free site that offers online language courses in Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese.

8. BBC.co.uk – BBC offers free audio and video courses in French, German, Spanish, Greek, Chinese and more, as well as beginner’s courses.

9. BellEnglish.com – Free language-learning activities and games with a no-fee registration.

10. Byki.com – The site allows you to download free language-learning software to help you with over 70 languages right on your desktop.

11. Chinese-Outpost.com – Take free Chinese courses, find tutorials and utilize additional directories to learn the Chinese language.

12. DigitalDialects.com – Digital Dialects offers free use of interactive games to help learn nearly 60 languages.

13. Edufind.com – Resource for free access to language courses, online tests, software and language blogs. Videos

14. EFLWorksheets.com – This English language-learning tool offers free worksheets and online exercises.

15. EffectiveLanguageLearning.com – A ton of free language lessons (tips and strategies) for Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

16. eLanguage.com – While the site isn’t completely free, it does offer free resources for various languages, including grammar guides.

17. eLanguageSchool.net – A huge resource for learning multiple languages, including Dutch, French, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Korean and German.

18. EnglishBanana.com – Games, quizzes and additional links to help learn the English language.

19. Engoi.com – This site offers free exercises, games and online instruction to increase vocabulary retention.

20. ESLGold.com – ESLGold.com helps you practice the English language via their vocabulary pages, exercises, examples, quizzes, and even a few study buddies.

21. ESLMonkeys.com – Tools for those learning English as a second language, including free lessons, books, videos, quizzes, flash cards and interactive programs.

22. ExamEnglish.com – You can test your English language skills if you’re learning the language or studying for tests like the IELTS, TOEFL, CPE, CAE, FCE or PET.

23. Fonetiks.org – Find online pronunciation guides to varieties of the English language and nine other languages.

24. Forvo.com – A word pronunciation dictionary that offers words as pronounced by their native speakers.

25. FreeLang.net – Take advantage of free dictionaries, human translation and other useful resources to help you learn a number of languages.

26. FreeLanguage.org – This site offers videos, podcasts, written tutorials and more to learn over 30 languages, including Luxembourgish, Mandarin, Polish, Tagalog and Swahili.

27. Goethe-Verlag.com – Goethe-Verlag offers free language tests for such languages as Estonian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Swedish, Czech, Croatian, Turkish, Arabic and Dutch.

28. Google Language Tools – While these tools don’t teach a language like the other sites, it does provide very handy translation options.

29. GuidetoJapanese.com – Basic guides to teach Japanese language grammar.

30. 1-Language.com – Free access to materials and resources that help learn the English language like flash games, word searches, language courses and a reading library.

31. ILUSS.it – Offers access to free online courses and resources for the self-learner who wants to study the Italian language.

32. InternetPolyglot.com – Tutorial slide shows, lessons by pictures and sounds, word translation assistance and games to help learn languages.

33. iTalki.com – Offers access to language teachers, language-exchange partners, discussion groups and other free resources for several languages, including English, Chinese, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Hindi.

34. JapaneseLinks.net – List of mostly free links to websites that teach the Japanese language.

35. Languageguide.org – Free sound integrated resources to learn language basics like numbers, time, greetings and more.

36. Language-Learning-Advisor.com – This language-learning guide offers access to resources for dozens of languages, as wells aids, books, movies, music and more.

37. LanguageLearningLibrary.org – This site offers lessons for basics like grammar, common phrases, numbers, time and more in a number of languages.

38. LanguagesHome.com – This is a resource of translations from English to dozens of languages.

39. LearnEnglish.org.uk – Great site for both adults and kids to learn the English language through games and theme-based activities.

40. Learn-Korean.net – Learn the Korean language via free learning tools to help you speak and write.

41. LearningThai.com – Tons of free lessons and additional resources to help you learn the Thai language.

42. LingQ.com – This site offers free access to downloads, vocabulary assistance, a personal tutor and a live community. Must sign up for free account.

43. Linguanaut.com – Take advantage of free videos, phrases, alphabet and more for over 50 languages.

44. LiveandLearnLanguages.com – Podcasts, audio lessons, courses and dictionary reviews are available free of charge for dozens of languages.

45. LiveMocha.com – This site includes courses in 30 languages (over 160 lessons for each), helpful tips from native speakers and conversational learning lessons.

46. MangoLanguages.com – Mango is a free resource that teaches actual conversation skills for 12 different languages.

47. MultilingualBooks.com – This site offers free access to a variety of online courses and lessons for languages like Russian, Arabic, Dutch, Dari, Korean and Portuguese.

48. MyHappyPlanet.com – My Happy Planet connects users from around the world and allows them to send and receive messages to help learn respective languages from native tongues.

49. MyLanguageExchange.com – Find a partner within this online community to help you practice your second language with a native speaker who is learning your language.

50. NativLang.com – Learn to read and write English, Greek, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Latin and more.

51. Omniglot.com – This is a free language-learning resource that offers help with grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, writing skills, phrases and more.

52. OnlineFreeSpanish.com – Free games, music, activities and lessons to help learn the Spanish language.

53. OpenCulture.com – Free language resources, including lessons you can download to your mp3 player offered for 37 languages.

54. Parlo.com – While the site isn’t entirely free, it does offer one or two free courses each month at no cost.

55. Phrasebase.com – This is a free social networking site offering access to international language exchange partners.

56. Single-Serving.com – Learn essential phrases and words for travel, print them and even store them in an mp3 player to listen to them anywhere.

57. SinoSplice.com – This site teaches Mandarin Chinese language and offers correct pronunciation, vocabulary lists and more.

58. SpanishPrograms.com – Gain access to several free Spanish lessons and tutorials.

59. SpanishUnlimited.com – Learn Spanish then test your level with the language test divided into levels for those ranging from beginners to advanced.

60. SpeakOz.com – Learn the English language through a number of podcasts, videos, ebooks, dictionaries and articles.

61. StudySpanish.com – Free Spanish tutorials offered to help with vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and verbs. Travel guides and cultural notes also available.

62. TalkEnglish.com – Helps develop spoken English for business, travel and interviewing purposes.

63. TextKit.com – This site offers free resources to help you learn Ancient Greek and Latin.

64. Transcon.info – This site offers free text and audio content for current phrases in Africa, Iraq and other areas of the Middle East.

65. Transparent.com – Transparent offers a number of language-learning products, including free software to download, articles, games and a language-learning community you can join.

66. UniLang.org – UniLang offers tons of free resources, including language courses, videos, audio and podcasts, phrasebooks, stories, games, articles and other exercises.

67. UniversitiesandColleges.org – This free language resource offers podcasts, online college courses, iPhone/iPod Touch applications, and access to general language-learning sites.

68. VerbaLearn.com – Verba Learn helps people who want to improve their English vocabulary.

69. VistaWide.com – Free online dictionaries, translators, verb conjugators, lessons, courses and practical applications for those wanting to learn numerous languages.

70. Vocabulary.co.il – Fun games and activities to help build your English language vocabulary.

71. Vocabulix.com – This free tool offers over 90 predefined vocabulary lessons and allows you to create your own foreign language lessons to share with others.

72. WebGerman.com – Access to free online television from around the world as well as language picture dictionaries, language-learning libraries and more.

73. WomenLearnThai.com – Thai language learning courses, as well as other resources to help learn the language.

74. Word2Word.com – Word2Word.com is a free resources that offers access to help with over 115 languages, including links to online courses and other resources.

75. World-English.org – This site offers tons of resources for learning the English language, including tests, top English words, slang, fun facts, games and vocabulary.

The blend of IT in language teaching or in any other area of teaching or in fact training has become more prevalent these days. Let us explore some of these applications/tools, etc to give us ideas on how to blend our teaching with IT. Tell me if this list is useful!

I want a FREE:

  1. Easy-to-use and secure Internet browser? Firefox
  2. e-Mail system? Gmail
  3. Social bookmarking tool? del.icio.us
  4. Social bookmarking tool with collaborative learning features (groups, forums, etc.)? Diigo
  5. Tool that enables me to capture, visualize, organize and share my bookmarks? SimplyBox
  6. Tool to translate text or a webpage? Google Language Tools
  7. RSS reader? Omea Reader
  8. Online RSS reader? Google Reader
  9. Online Calendar? Google Calendar
  10. Tool to aggregate all my resources, mail, RSS feeds, etc, in one place? Netvibes, iGoogle or Pageflakes
  11. Platform to incorporate all my favorite tools within one environment? Elgg
  12. Learning Management System (LMS)? Easy, Moodle
  13. Hosted LMS? Here are SEVEN!
  14. Tool to assist me in evaluating and selecting a LMS? EduTools
  15. Learning Activity Management System? LAMS
  16. Collaboration tool? Connect with Ning
  17. Social Networking tool? Tricky one! Facebook
  18. Tool to create study groups and manage group projects? GroupTable
  19. Tool to keep track of my schoolwork (assignments)? Soshiku
  20. 3D online virtual world where I can socialize, connect and learn? Second Life
  21. Content Management System (CMS)? Joomla
  22. Tool to create my own website? Webnode
  23. Virtual Classroom? DimDim
  24. Hosted Virtual Classroom? WiZiQ
  25. Tool to broadcast myself to the world? USTREAM
  26. Tool to make calls from my computer? Skype
  27. Videoconferencing chat service? Vawkr
  28. Content authoring tool? How about two? eXe & CourseLab
  29. Alternative to Microsoft Office? OpenOffice
  30. Online suite of office tools? Google Docs or Zoho
  31. Tool that accurately converts my PowerPoint to Flash (including animations)? iSpring Free
  32. Web authoring tool alternative to FrontPage and Dreamweaver? NvU or KompoZer
  33. Personal online notebook? Google Notebook
  34. Blogging tool? WordPress! Why aren’t you using WordPress? Good Question!
  35. Blogging tool for educators? Edublogs
  36. Directory of edubloggers from around the world? International Edubloggers Directory
  37. Microblogging tool? Twitter
  38. Microblogging tool for education? Edmodo
  39. Microblogging tool for companies? Yammer
  40. Wiki tool? PBwiki
  41. Encyclopedia, which I can add to or edit? Wikipedia
  42. Community dedicated to collaborative development of free content? WikiEducator
  43. Audio recording tool? Audacity
  44. Tool to record and host my audio recordings online? Odeo Studio
  45. Tool to transform media into collaborative spaces with video, voice and text commenting? VoiceThread
  46. Tool for storytelling? Here are 50!
  47. Screencasting (recording) tool? Wink
  48. Hosted screencasting tool (more options)? Jing or Flowgram
  49. Mindmapping tool? FreeMind
  50. Tool to brainstorm and create mindmaps online? Bubbl.us or MindMeister
  51. Easy-to-learn 3D authoring software tool? Google SketchUp
  52. Alternative to 3D Studio Max? Blender
  53. Photo/image editing tool? GIMP or Picasa
  54. Online photo/image editing tool? Splashup
  55. Tool to create cool personalized images? Custom Sign Generator Widgets
  56. Image Resizer? Dosize
  57. Watermarking tool? uMark
  58. Screen Color Picker? ColorSchemer
  59. Tool to highlight text in a webpage? The Awesome Highlighter
  60. Tool to create flowcharts, diagrams, technical drawings? Gliffy
  61. Tool to create comics and cartoons? ToonDoo
  62. Tool to create animations? GoAnimate
  63. Tool to make screenshots from different browsers with one click? Browsershots
  64. Tool to create PDFs from any Windows program? PDFCreator
  65. Online file conversion tool (e.g. Word >PDF>PowerPoint)? Zamzar
  66. Tool to share my slides? SlideShare, SlideBoom or authorSTREAM
  67. Tool to share my videos? YouTube or TeacherTube
  68. Tool to share any type of file with unlimited storage capacity? Internet Archive
  69. Online science research sharing portal? SciVee
  70. Online community to share and discuss instructional teacher videos? TeacherTube
  71. Online community to share, discuss and learn about the uses of educational technology? EdTechTalk
  72. Online community to test my big ideas? Big Think
  73. Tool to download videos from any video sharing site (YouTube, Metacafe, etc.)? ClipNabber
  74. Self-publishing tool (books, papers, articles, etc)? Scribd
  75. Tool to share my pictures? Are you joking! Flickr
  76. Space to upload and share my files? eSnips
  77. File hosting solution that allows me to share files up to 250MB each? FileCrunch
  78. Online quiz tool? ClassMarker
  79. Tool to create interactive quizzes and puzzles? Hot Potatoes
  80. Tool to create web and print-based crossword puzzles? EclipseCrossword
  81. Inquiry-oriented lesson tool? WebQuest
  82. Multimedia flashcard software? MemoryLifter
  83. Online polling tool with a bit of fizzle? Polldaddy
  84. Online survey tool? Click here to choose!
  85. Tool to create Flash games (templates)? ClassTools.net
  86. Investment Simulation Game? Virtual Trader
  87. Interactive 3D business simulator? INNOV8
  88. Game to understand cancer better? Re-Mission
  89. Game to understand the scientific method and 21st Century Skills? River City
  90. Game to understand variable manipulations for urban management? SimCity
  91. Game to understand social studies better? Quest Atlantis
  92. Game to understand world hunger and efforts to alleviate it? WFP Foodforce
  93. Game to learn more vocabulary and help hungry people? Seriously! FreeRice
  94. Range of interactive tools to help me understand maths concepts? Shodor Interactivate
  95. Step-by-step math problem solver? Mathway
  96. Tool to publish my data online and create comparison tables? Tablefy
  97. Tool to create my own search engine tailored to my needs? Google Custom Search Engine
  98. Human-powered search engine? Mahalo
  99. Metasearch engine with visual display interfaces? What! Here is KartOO!
  100. Search engine that groups the results by topic via automated clustering technology? Vivisimo
  101. Science-specific search engine? Scirus
  102. All-in-one research search tool? Schoolr
  103. Tool to help me collect, manage, and cite my research sources? Zotero
  104. Tool that generates detailed statistics about the visitors to my website? Google Analytics
  105. Tool to search, discover, rank and compare different sites around the world? Alexa
  106. Tool to search the full text of books? Google Book Search
  107. Tool to search for scholarly literature? Google Scholar
  108. Tool to search for patents? Google Patent Search
  109. Tool that sends me email updates of the latest relevant Google results (e.g. e-Learning)? Google Alerts
  110. Energy saving search engine? Blackle
  111. Online visual dictionary and thesaurus? Visuwords
  112. World digital library? World Digital Library
  113. Tool to build and distribute my own digital library? Greenstone
  114. Site to find and search across all OpenCourseWare (OCW) courses? OpenCourseWare Consortium
  115. Repository and learning network of Open Educational Resources (OER)? OER Commons
  116. Site to get the latest updates on OER and OCW? OER Blogs
  117. Portal to non-formal OER and training resources? Open Training Platform
  118. Encyclopedia of video tutorials to help me learn any software? Edumax or Wikivid
  119. e-Book to learn more about e-learning 2.0? Learning 2.0 eBook
  120. Site to learn more about rapid e-learning? The Rapid e-Learning Blog
  121. Site to learn more about Online Course Development? Hitchhiker’s Guide to Course Development
  122. Crash course in learning theory? Click here!
  123. Database of Learning Theories? Click here & here!
  124. Tool to help me understand and use learning styles effectively? Learning Styles Online.com
  125. Repository of creative and critical thinking tools? Mycoted to the rescue!
  126. Route to learn more about the 21st century skills? Route 21
  127. Repository of how everything works? HowStuffWorks
  128. Repository of lectures from the world’s top scientists? Videolectures.NET
  129. Directory of academic open access repositories? OpenDOAR
  130. Site covering today’s top social, political, and tech issues? FORA.tv
  131. Site to improve my learning skills? Study Guides & Strategies
  132. Gaming tool to help me learn ICT? ReviseICT.co.uk
  133. Tool to improve my typing skills? Peter’s Online Typing Course
  134. Tool to improve my reading skills? ZAP Reader
  135. Interactive courseware to improve my workplace skills? ALISON
  136. Multimedia site that enhance our understanding of war and its history? Maps-of-War
  137. 3D human anatomy visualization tool? Visible Body
  138. Tool to learn languages? Mango
  139. Tool to explore the World? Google Earth
  140. Tool to explore the Universe? WorldWide Telescope
  141. Tool to visualize human development? Gapminder
  142. Tool to answer all my questions? Answer.com
  143. Site with talks by the world’s greatest thinkers and doers? TED is a good starting point!
  144. Article to reveal the secrets of the super-learners? Click here!
  145. Link to the most innovative web 2.0 (and 3.0) lab in the world? Google Labs
  146. Tool to stumble upon and discover great websites, videos, photos, etc. ? StumbleUpon
  147. Daily newsletter that keeps me updated with the latest news on online learning? Stephen’s OLDaily
  148. Site dedicated to tracking the changes occurring in education today? Open Education
  149. Site to update me on the latest free instructional resources for Higher Education? EduResources Weblog & Educational Technology

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Presentation skills are compulsory course to most students of mine.

Report writing seems to be a must course to most university students. The ability to write well according to the correct format is obviously important. Writing is a process of transferring ideas into words to be shared with others.