New “Backup and Sync from Google”

As promised last month, Google has today launched its new “Backup and Sync from Google” tool, which aims to help users more easily backup the files and photos on their computer. The utility is meant to replace the older Google Photos desktop app, as well as the Google Drive client applications for both Mac and PC.

Essentially, it’s combining the older apps’ functionality into one experience, so you don’t have to use two different software programs for the very similar purpose of getting files off your computer and into Google’s cloud.

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30 Tools & Resources to Expand your eLearning Design Toolbox

An online search for design tools for eLearning will produce more results than you can shake a digital stick at. And while it’s great to have variety, this level of choice can be overwhelming and possibly expensive depending on the tools you try out.

To make things easier on eLearning designers, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite free and low-cost tools that are worth keeping in your virtual toolbox. Read on for over two dozen tools to make your eLearning courses better, faster and more engaging:

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How to Make Infographics Work for eLearning Courses (Tips and Tricks)

If you had not been living under the rock (read: away from the Internet), you know infographics are everywhere. They are on websites. They show up on whitepapers. They are in the ads. They are splashed all over newspapers. But of course, there are plenty of good reasons why content creators use infographics. These stunners are also excellent learning tools. Most human beings are visual learners. As eLearning designers, you too should tap into the immense instructional potential of infographics.

vía How to Make Infographics Work for eLearning Courses (Tips and Tricks).

vía How to Make Infographics Work for eLearning Courses (Tips and Tricks).

Business Mobility Predictions For 2015 – Social Media Week

Bring your own device (BYOD) is a practice that has been around for years. Computer Business review estimates that 760 million tablets will be sold worldwide by the end of 2016, with more than 30 per cent of those in the enterprise. What is more, it is predicted that in the future tablets are more likely to be recycled among users, rather than scrapped, as it is with desktops. Recognizing the longer life cycle of mobile devices, companies embraced the BYOD protocols among their employees aiming at increased productivity.

The next natural step was a new approach abbreviated as CYOD (choose your own device), which kept all the benefits of BYOD, upgrading them increased security control, by limiting the potential devices employees may use. In 2015, a new trend is emerging. Bring-your-own-Internet-of-things (BYOIoT) involves more wearable devices that will be used by employees, which will ultimately expose the enterprise to a whole new light of potential security concerns.

vía Business Mobility Predictions For 2015 – Social Media Week.

vía Business Mobility Predictions For 2015 – Social Media Week.

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, lanzamiento oficial. Principales novedades de la familia Trusty Tahr

 

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Tal y como estaba estipulado en el calendario de lanzamiento, la familia Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ha hecho su debut oficial, que ya está lista para descargar desde los distintos servidores oficiales. Las distribuciones con soporte extendido no suelen caracterizarse por incorporar novedades deslumbrantes, pero en esta ocasión hay una serie de características nuevas e interesantes en los miembros principales de la familia.

vía Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, lanzamiento oficial. Principales novedades de la familia Trusty Tahr.

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How to Create a Class Podcast in 5 Easy Steps

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Class blogs are so 2013 – make your mark this New Year by creating a class podcast with your students and become the immediate envy of your teaching peers! More immediate and fresh than a blog, a podcast gives your students the opportunity to practice a range of skills including recording and uploading their creations, plus it gives a wider range of options for followers (or parents) who can listen to it on the go! It’s also a great way to inspire students who might be interested in future careers in radio or media production. What’s more, you can use podcasting to give students who are reluctant writers a different way of creating and submitting assignments. Here are some simple tips to get started…

vía How to Create a Class Podcast in 5 Easy Steps.

vía How to Create a Class Podcast in 5 Easy Steps.