Extending ELT provides a list of tools including software, websites, online applications, social media technologies (which are free and/or open source) that the CELT team feel are useful in teaching and learning contexts (content production/delivery/information organisation). There is a particular focus on applications that can help with the development, production and delivery of digital media teaching resources. Each entry in the database includes basic information about the resource, links to websites, downloads, and tutorials. NOTE: this is not a definitive list – new content will be added to it over time
Some of these tools will need to be downloaded from the internet and installed onto your DMU computer [tell me how?]
Downloading and installing software from the internet on to your personal devises carries the risk of installing malware.
In opting to install any of the software listed below on to your personal devices the university does not make or give, any representation, warranty or commitment as to:
- its quality, viability and operation
- its description, its fitness for any particular or general use
- the absence of any latent or other defect, discoverable or otherwise
You agree that the use and download of the software or access of the website is at your sole discretion and risk. It is your responsibility to back-up all data and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer/mobile device or loss, alteration or corruption of data or files that results from the download of the software. The university shall not be liable in any way for damages arising from any way.
If you use or have come across a useful resource that you think should be included in this database please EMAIL a link to the resource and/or information about it to your Faculty ELT PO
|FreeStudio is a media conversion tool that will convert video and audio files Website:http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/free-dvd-video-software.htm Cost: FREE Download Platform: PC|
|Jing is a screen capture application. It allows you to capture an image of what you see on your computer screen and record what you see and do on your computer screen Website: http://www.techsmith.com/jing/ Cost: FREE Download (with the free version you are limited to 5 minutes of recording per screen capture) Platforms: PC, Mac|
|CamStudio is a screen capture application. Website: http://camstudio.org/ Cost: FREE download (open source) Platforms: PC|
|Animoto automatically produces unique video pieces from your photos, video clips, and music. It is an online application requiring registration prior to use. Website: http://animoto.com/ Cost: FREE (with the free version you are limited to 30sec videos and the Animoto logo appears at the end of the video) Platforms: n/a TECH NOTE: Animoto requires that Adobe Flash Player is installed on you computer|
|Switch is a sound file converter application. It is very simple to use. E.g. Switch will convert ‘.wav’ audio files into’ .mp3′ audio files. Website: http://www.nch.com.au/switch/index.html Cost: FREE download Platforms: PC, Mac|
|MIRO is a video converter application. It can convert virtually any video file into MP4. It also has several presets for converting video to playback on mobile devices. Website: http://www.getmiro.org/ Cost: FREE download (open source) Platforms: PC, Mac|
|Audacity is a sound recording and editing application. It is very simple to use. Website: http://audacity.sourceforge.net Cost: FREE download (open source) Platforms: PC, Mac|
|VLC media player is a cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files (video and audio). Website: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ Cost: FREE download (open source) Platforms: PC, Mac|
|Inkscape is a graphics editor application that is similar to Adobe Illustrator. It has a very user friendly interface and contains some powerful graphic production tools and effects. Website: http://inkscape.org/ Cost: FREE download (open source) Platforms: PC, Mac|
|Seashore is a basic image and photo editing application. Website: http://seashore.sourceforge.net/ Cost: FREE download (open source) Platforms: Mac|
|Blogger is an online application that helps you to construct and host your own blog. It is hosted and supported by Google and is reasonably easy to use for those who are new to blogging. Website: http://www.blogger.com/ Cost: FREE (requires online registration) Platforms: n/a|
|Wikispaces is an online application that helps to to construct and host your own wikis. Website: http://www.wikispaces.com/ Cost: FREE for HE users (requires online registration) Platforms: n/a|
|Wix is a do-it-yourself website builder: a free online tool that lets you create and customize your own websites. Website: http://www.wix.com/ Cost: FREE (requires online registration) Platforms: n/a TECH NOTE: Wix requires Adobe Flash Player (FREE DOWNLOAD) to be installed on your computer|
|Prezi is a cloud-based presentation application that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides. The zoomable canvas makes it fun to explore ideas and the connections between them. Website: http://prezi.com/ Video about Prezi>> Cost: FREE (requires online registration) Platforms: n/a|
SlideShare is the world’s largest community for sharing presentations. Besides presentations, SlideShare also supports documents, PDFs, videos and webinars.
Website: www.slideshare.net/ Cost: FREE (requires online registration) Platforms: n/a
|Hot Potatoes is a software application suite, enabling you to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises for the internet. Website: http://hotpot.uvic.ca/index.php Cost: FREE download Platforms: PC, Mac|
|Twine is free software that can be used to create interactive scenarios and stories. For example: http://aural-initiative.com/scenarios/EmergencyRoom/EmergencyRoom.html Website: http://twinery.org/ Cost: FREE download Platforms: PC, Mac|
|PowToon is a free, online, browser based animation creation tool that also provides an online slide creator. www.powtoon.com|
Doodle is a meeting scheduling application. It takes much of the hassle out of trying to find a mutually agreeable date/time/place for meetings. A very simple to use web application. Website: http://doodle.com/ Video about Doodle>> Cost: FREE Platforms: PC, Mac
|PollDaddy is an online application for creating surveys, polls, and quizzes. Website: http://polldaddy.com/ Cost: FREE (requires online registration) Platforms: n/a|
|MindGenius is tried and tested mind mapping software for Education. DMU has a site license for MindGenius ITMS can install the MindGenius software on your computer Platform: PC|
|Xmind is a mind mapping software application. It helps you to create graphical mind maps. Website: http://www.xmind.net/ Cost: FREE download Platforms: PC, Mac|
Image Repositories – links to open source, public domain, creative commons, copyright and royalty free images. It is recommended that you check the specific licensing terms of content in such repositories, to ensure that you are compliant.
|Unsplash is an online picture repository – all pictures are licensed using Creative Commons0 and can therefore be used in any scenario https://unsplash.com/|
|Pixabay has a wide selection of sponsored and free to use pictures. The free to use pictures can be used in any scenario https://pixabay.com/|
|PublicDomainPictures is a searchable online repository for free, public domain images. Contains lots of high quality images. Each image has very clear licensing/usage details. Website: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/|
|A ‘limited’ repository of public domain (that is free to use) images, royalty free stock photos, copyright friendly free images. All Images on the site have been explicitly placed in the public domain, free for any personal or commercial use. Website: http://www.public-domain-image.com/|
|A comprehensive repository of public domain clip art. Lots of very good quality images. Website: http://openclipart.org/|
|BurningWell is a repository for public domainimages. You are free to download, copy and use the photos you find here for any purpose. Website: http://www.burningwell.org/|
|Image*After is a large online free photo collection. You can download and use any image or texture from the site and use it in your own work, either personal or commercial. Website: http://www.imageafter.com/|
|Clker.com is an online sharing service where users share free public domain clipart. Website: http://www.clker.com/|
Sound Repositories – links to open source, public domain, creative commons, copyright and royalty free audio and music recordings. It is recommended that you check the specific licensing terms of content in such repositories, to ensure that you are compliant.
|Freesound is a collaborative database of Creative Commons Licensed sounds. Users can browse, download and share sounds. The Freesound database has a huge repository of sound recordings, many of which are very high quality. To download sounds requires registration (which is free) Website: http://www.freesound.org/|
Video Repositories – links to open source, public domain, creative commons, copyright and royalty free videos. It is recommended that you check the specific licensing terms of content in such repositories, to ensure that you are compliant.
|The Open Video Project is a repository of digitized video content for research communities. Website: http://www.open-video.org/|