As I read online, I bookmark resources I find interesting and useful. I share these links periodically here on my blog. This post includes links on Twine resources, video review and creation tools, a chatbot example, and an online marketplace for elearning assets.
See all of my posts about Twine.
A collection of resources for Twine, including story formats, compilers, extensions, guides, and communities
Video review tools
A tool for collecting feedback on video, audio, or images. The free plan allows only 1 project, but that lets you try it out. A single project can have multiple videos. $9/month for the first tier paid plan with unlimited reviewers.
Tool for reviewing videos with comments. The free plan is limited to 2 projects but might be enough for some uses.
Video creation tool
I haven’t tried this tool, but it looks like a decent tool for creating or subtitling a quick video with a free tool. The free version has limits in video length and only exports to 780p, but that might be enough for a quick portfolio sample. As a paid tool, I think most elearning folks would probably be better off paying a little more to get Camtasia instead.
This is an example of a chatbot simulation to teach people how to persuade people to get vaccinated using motivational interviewing techniques. This includes immediate feedback after each choice, right or wrong (appropriate for an audience with zero background in motivational interviewing, even if it breaks up the conversation). The branching structure is a simple gauntlet. After each wrong choice, you get feedback and then are forced to pick the correct choice to continue the conversation. (Note that this is from the NY Times, so you may need to log in or see a subscription popup.)
Marketplace for elearning assets
Marketplace for buying and selling elearning templates and assets. Think of this like a “teachers pay teachers” for IDs and elearning developers. If you have a few things you’d like to sell but don’t want to set up your own ecommerce website, you can use the “Who’s Your ADDIE” site.
New portfolio course starts 8/2/21
Dani Watkins and I will be co-teaching a new course, Creating Your Online E-Learning Portfolio for UC-Irvine this summer. This is a 5-week, non-credit course focused specifically on building your portfolio website using either free tools like Wix or paid options like a self-hosted WordPress site. This course is especially for people who already have a few samples but just haven’t gotten the site together yet.
- Creating a Fantastic Portfolio
- Comparing Portfolio Tools
- Building a Portfolio for Today and the Future
- Sharing Samples of Your Work
- Making Your Portfolio Stand Out
While this is coordinated with the department who runs the UC-Irvine E-Learning Instructional Design certificate program, this course is independent. You don’t have to have taken any other courses through UC-Irvine to enroll in this portfolio course. Read more and register for the course here.