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Free Software Directory

Free Software Directory

The Free Software Foundation’s new Free Software Directory, was officially re-launched earlier this week. More than 6500 programs are listed in the newly updated directory, all of them free for any computer user to download, run and share. According to the Free Software Foundation, each entry is individually checked and tested so users will know that any program they come across in the directory will be truly free software, according to the group’s formal definition, with free documentation and without…

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New look and new features for Communities of Practice website

New look and new features for Communities of Practice website

As of today, new features and a new look for the IDeA Communities of Practice (CoP) platform. This is the first major new release for over 12 months, and brings a number of usability enhancements to the platform, which is provided as a free resource to staff working on local government throughout the UK. New features include: a more compact and cleaner design for the Welcome page which now includes: (i) service and general information announcements, (ii)details of  most active…

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Top 100 Social Media Tools

Top 100 Social Media Tools

Not sure if this is something to be proud of, or ashamed about, but I’m using (or have used) about 70% of the applications in the list. The encouraging thing is to note how many of these applications are free to use. Others might have applicable promo code discounts. The list has been compiled from a cohort of learning professionals who shared their Top 10 Tools for Learning both for their own personal learning/productivity and for creating learning solutions for…

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