Distance and E-Learning Tools

Source: Survey results 2004-05

The following are technology tools used for distance and e-learning in various school and colleges.

Course Management Systems

CTools (http://ctools.umich.edu).
For more information contact Diana Perpich (ctools@umich.edu), Educational Technologies Consultant, Training Coordinator, USE-Lab, Duderstadt Center

Sitemaker (http://sitemaker.umich.edu).
For more information, sitemaker@umich.edu.

MEonline (http://meonline.engin.umich.edu/).
For more information contact meonline@umich.edu, subject line: "Attn: CPD Management"
Business website address: http://cpd.engin.umich.edu/
MEonline address: http://meonline.engin.umich.edu

WebCT, Blackboard, ANGEL.

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Online Writing Tutorial Service

SyncOWL, http://www.sitemaker.umich.edu/sweetlandwritinghelp/syncowl_information
Sweetland Center for Writing's online writing tutoring service that uses GoogleDocs and Skype to provide feedback on papers in real time.

Streaming Audio and Video

Quick Time, Flash, Real Media
Groundworks can assist with media conversion and capture for use in presentations, as in creating short video clips for use in Powerpoint. For more information contact Groundworks at the Digital Media Commons in the Duderstadt Center (http://www.dc.umich.edu/groundworks/)

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Testing and Quizzing Tools

UM.Lessons (http://lessons.ummu.umich.edu/2k/).
For more information contact Diana Perpich, (lessons@umich.edu), Educational Technologies Consultant, Training Coordinator, USE-Lab, Duderstadt Center

UM.Sitemaker (using data tables) (http://sitemaker.umich.edu).
For more information, contact sitemaker@umich.edu.

MEonline (http://meonline.engin.umich.edu/).
For more information contact meonline@umich.edu, subject line: "Attn: CPD Management"
Business website address: http://cpd.engin.umich.edu/
MEonline address: http://meonline.engin.umich.edu

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Presentation Tools

Asynchronous

  • PowerPoint
  • Sitemaker
  • Streaming Video
  • Camtasia Public Health and Nursing have been using the Camtasia program for asynchronous presentations.
    For more information on how they use Camtasia, contact:
    David Mendez (dmendez@umich.edu), Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy or
    Nancy Allee (nallee@umich.edu), Director, Public Health Library & Informatics, School of Public Health or
    Emily Springfield (espring@umich.edu), Instructional Technology Designer, School of Nursing
  • Flash Animations
    For more information, contact John Johnston (johnpj@umich.edu), Media Specialist, School of Pharmacy

Synchronous

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Discussion Tools

Asynchronous

  • CTools Discussion Feature
  • MEonline

Synchronous

  • eRoom, For more information contact Paul Velasco (pcv@umich.edu), Director of Instructional Technology, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
  • CTools Chat
  • MEonline Chat
  • AOL Instant Messaging
  • SharePoint
  • SameTime

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