These are my Jumptags for October 13th through October 15th:

If you remember, in my first post, I explained why I loved icon sets and told you what to look for in icons . . . particularly those that are free.  In the next post, I gave you a heads-up on animal icons that are real nice and real cute.  Continuing the series on icons that I love, today, I have for you two sets that are directed toward businesses and corporate uses.

Business sense

business iconsIn this icon set, there are 10 icons that are primarily directed toward business and money.  As you can see from the screen capture to the right, you can download the images individually for Windows and Buddy icons or as PNGs in 2 sizes.  I recommend the PNGs in both sizes, because it gives you options when you go to use them in your web pages, presentations or word processing documents.  Admittedly, there are a couple of unusual and atypical business images in the set, including a casino roulette wheel. Go figure?

When you click on any of these images, they will open into a new browser window with the image sitting all alone by itself.  To download them, all you need to do is right click (control+click on a Mac) and then choose “Save image as…”

Available at Icon Archive

Project Run-and-get-them

Project iconsThis second set of icons are courtesy of Smashing Magazine, which always and I’m mean always has good freebies.  (The theme I’m using right now for my blog is courtesy of Smashing Mag.)  This set was designed by Navdeep Raj and includes 18 images that are targeted toward project management, including icons for project milestones, contacts, clocks and timetracking, charts, and communications.  A good variety that would work well business presentations, such as project updates or even with tutorials for project management software and processes.  The zipped files comes with all 18 images and the original Fireworks files in PNG format (which is Fireworks native format).  The the original files in there, the licensing is a basic “have at it” mentality.  You can use them for personal or commercial projects, and you can edit the originals.

Available at Smashing Magazine

If you like these icons and would like to find more in my collection, then feel free to browse my bookmarks at Jumptags.com.  I also encourage you to stay tuned for more icons I love and where to get them.  Also, if you haven’t already, consider signing up for my RSS feed or email updates in the links on the side.

These are my Jumptags for September 19th through September 21st:

  • Videos – Worldbuilder – Welcome to Worldbuilder: A Fourth World Media, LLC Educational Community Committed to the Advancement of Social Media Literacy
  • Did You Know? 4.0: The Economist Media Convergence Remix – The Economist Magazine is hosting their third annual Media Convergence Forum in New York City on October 20th and 21st. Earlier this year they asked if they could remix Did You Know?/Shift Happens with a media convergence theme and use it for their c…
  • YouTube – Did You Know 4.0 – The Economist Magazine is hosting their third annual Media Convergence Forum in New York City on October 20th and 21st. Earlier this year they asked if they could remix Did You Know?/Shift Happens with a media convergence theme and use it for their c…
  • Tinychat – Disposable chat rooms for up to 12 people at once. Text, audio and video. Free.
  • Freckle – The personal plan is 1 project and 1 user for free.

These are my Jumptags for September 8th

  • The Five Design Elements Every Website Needs – Discover the five design elements that every well-built website needs. Includes tips and tricks for content and navigation design.
  • How To Jump Start The Website Design Process – Discover a simple four-step process that can help any web designer squeeze inspiration out of a competitor's website design.
  • Project2Manage – Free Project Management – Project2Manage is an Online project management system that allows you to stay up-to-date, on task and connected with your team. We’ve taken the hard work of staying organized and simplified it for you.
  • 15 Essential Web Tools for Students – It's time to head back to school and there are a number of web-based and social tools to help you get through the school year. Here are 15 essential ones.
  • Microsoft Launches Tools For Teachers – Microsoft's Education Labs launched a new project this afternoon and it's better on trees and the environment. The group just announced a new Math Worksheet Generator where teachers …
  • Kineo – Tip 27: Tear down the visual wallpaper – It is time to tear down the e-learning wallpaper and take heed of some top tips on using graphics for instructional use.
  • 30 Amazing Alphabet Recreations | Tutorial9 – The Alphabet dates back to the Egyptian era and forms the basis of our language, through the years people have experimented and created a wealth of interesting and unique alphabets. This is a collection of some of the best examples.
  • 3 Successful Small Businesses on Social Media – To help you see how social media can work no matter how big or small your business, I’ve found some great case studies of small businesses that get it and are seeing results!

These are my Jumptags for September 4th

Tonight is the project showcase for my IDT 7095/8095: Developing Interactive Learning Environments II course.  This semester the teams are comprised of all women.  (Go girl-power!)  The overwhelming majority of this course is based in working with a “live” external client.  At the beginning of the semester, student teams select clients from proposals I have received.  Then students work all semester with the client to analyze, design, develop, implement and evaluate a solution to the proposed problem.  This semester one project is a traditional instructional design training opportunity for a client and friend Dr. Chuck Hodges at Virginia Tech‘s Math Emporium.  The other project is more of an electronic performance support system for abnormal ophthalmology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center here in Memphis.  As part of the showcase, student teams will present an executive summary of their projects’ problems, solutions and evaluations.

In addition to the primary project, students are also learning project management.  We follow Lynch and Roecker’s (2007) Project Managing e-Learning: A Handbook for Successful Design, Delivery and Management, which is based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).  In addition, we supplement with the Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, which has a wealth of examples and templates built in.

On top of the instructional design models from previous courses, including Morrison, Ross and Kemp and Dick, Carey and Carey, we emphasize rapid prototyping as a development model. So, you can see that students are doing a tremendous amount of work and learning.

Below are the project teams’ descriptions.

PB&K Solutions has focused on designing and developing an electronic performance support system for medical students studying ophthalmology at UT Health Science Center.  Their clients are Dr. Bill Brescia and Dr. William Morris.  One of their most unique challenges is to create a system that is scalable and maintainable.  PB&K Solutions’ primaries are Kathy Youngblood, Patti Liddell and Becki Barnhardt.

Joint Creative Design designed and developed training for test proctors at Virginia Tech’s Math Emporium.  The Math Emporium supports several thousand students enrolled in math courses throughout the year.  Their client is Dr. Charles Hodges, a faculty member in Virginia Tech’s math program and geographically located in Blacksburg, VA.  Joint Creative Design combines the expertises of Donna Brunner, Joanne Gikas and Christie Hayes.

I encourage you to leave your thoughts and well-wishes to the students in the comments below.

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