Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 6

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In continuation to our weekly roundup of the best links shared on Twitter and Facebook, here is a collection of our top 15 links from the last week, each accompanied by a quick brief.

1. 101 Best Android Apps in Education
Lists 101 Best Android Apps in Education. What’s more, you can even vote for your favorite apps.

2. 19 Enlightening Infographics About e-Learning and Online Education
Authors have touted infographics, or information graphics, as one of the best ways to spread ideas and to attract attention. This article showcases 19 infographics about e-Learning and online education that are all enlightening in their information about the quality, popularity and accessibility for online learning.

3. The 101 Most Useful Websites
Meet the 101 most useful websites on the Internet. The list primarily highlights all the lesser-known websites that are incredibly useful and worth bookmarking.

4. Top 10 Strategies for a Successful E-Learning Project
This article focuses primarily on asynchronous learning, specifically constructing self-paced e-learning courses, though these strategies could be applied to a variety of learning design and development situations. Designing and developing robust, effective e-learning is not easy. Many tasks, roles, and tools are required to complete the process successfully. Here are 10 of the fundamentals critical to success.

5. A Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem?
Lists 190 odd free learning tools that would enable you to solve a learning problem, need or issue.

6. 5 Ways To Optimize Your BlackBerry for Business
To help you get the most of your mini-workstation, this article picks out five ways that you can maximize the productivity of your BlackBerry device.

7. 2010 in Review Part 1: Top 10 C4LPT resources
Part 1 of this series presents the Top 10 resources at the main Centre for Learning & Performance Website (C4LPT) in 2010.

8. The Future of Mobile Learning Apps
The mobile app world is changing constantly, as are learning theories around them. This Q&A with Dr. Michael Levine, Executive Director of the Center, Dr. Cynthia Chiong, the ‘Learning: Is there an app for that?’ report’s lead author, and co-author Carly Shuler, talks about mobile apps for education and more.

9. U.S. Teen Mobile Report: Calling Yesterday, Texting Today, Using Apps Tomorrow
American teens are sending or receiving an average 3,339 texts a month — more than six per every hour they’re awake. Meanwhile, data and app use among teenagers is rising faster than ever. This article mentions some interesting trends observed in US teens.

10. How Technology is Changing the Media
Technology advancements have caused many falls and rises in the media world that is as described by Adweek’s Alan Frutkin, who discusses the media landscape of 2010.

11. 22 Essential Resources for Android Owners
Whether you need to find the best apps, or you’re looking to develop your own, check out 22 essential Android resources from the past year.

12. 10+ Coolest Upcoming Gadgets of 2011
Technology is advancing so rapid, that every now and then, we listen to about new electronic gadgets and their upgraded versions being launched in the market by electronic giants. This article lists 10 coolest upcoming gadgets that we can look forward to in 2011.

13. From e-Learning to iPad: How to Adjust the User Interface
Many criteria define online instruction effectiveness. This article focuses on just one: the interface. Effective interfaces for online instruction elegantly balance navigational and orientation devices in such a way that the flow between screens feels natural and users know their options within the program at all times.

14. Young and Mobile: A Global View of Cellphones and Youth
Nielsen’s new whitepaper, ‘Mobile Youth Around the World’ reveals that most young people with mobile phones got to choose their own device. This article highlights some interesting facts about mobiles and the youth from this whitepaper.

15. How to Back-up Your Blog and Why You Should
Find directions for creating offline back-ups of Blogger blogs, Edublogs blogs, and WordPress.com blogs.

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