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>How to Create Animations Online without Costly Softwares

Posted by drneelesh on January 28, 2010

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A Video is a very powerful resource on the internet. Various studies have proved that videos get shared more rapidly via social media, rather than text based content. But making good quality videos has required using special programs and costly talent.

Not Anymore.

There are a few sites online where you can do basic animation and you do not need to have animation experience. You can pick backgrounds, text, music, etc. to make a short video and then send it to your friends. You do not need any experience just point and click:

5 websites which allow you to create animations:

  1. http://www.digitalfilms.com/
  2. http://www.xtranormal.com
  3. http://animoto.com/
  4. http://www.dfilm.com/live/
  5. http://www.aniboom.com/

Check out this video on using Xtranormal:

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>5 Trends Which will Change Healthcare ecoSystems.

Posted by drneelesh on January 28, 2010

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A new report on www.csc.com looks at the 5 trends they believe will shape the future of healthcare system. Increasing use of collaborative tools, better data analysis and improved clinical practices will change the current business models for providing healthcare.

1) E-Power to the Patient — Patients take on a larger, more active role in managing their wellness and health. In this new world, the patient is in charge of his or her care management on a daily basis, with “shared care” between patient and provider; the patient and primary care provider lth and wellness plan together and pull in resources as needed.

 2) Earlier Detection — Earlier detection maximizes options for successful treatment, leading to a speedier return to good health. Detection starts with the patient – a person knows when something is not right  health-wise. Now armed with a library of medical content written especially for nonclinical professionals, many people start on the Internet with sites such as iTriage, WebMD and ADAM.

 3) High-Tech Healing — New technologies can significantly boost outcomes and quality of life.Advances in the science of medicine using technology are leading to new treatments that improve health outcomes and quality of life with remarkable and even near-bionic capabilities.

4) Resources: More, but Different — Solving the healthcare resource puzzle requires new players and new care models. Distance monitoring devices, Tablets and apps, Evidence databases have thrown up new resources to improve healthcare quality.

5) Global Healthcare Ecosystem Emerges — More information, more connected,leads to better care and better research. The growing number of nations turning to electronic records will gift us an abundance of data. Better connected healthcare to utilize collective data better.

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>Tracing The First Decade of Wikipedia (Video)

Posted by drneelesh on January 28, 2010

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Wikipedia has been around for Ten years now. Over the years, it has proved itself to be a much maligned and under-appreciated source of information to a large number of people.

The WikiMedia foundation has now set its eyes on the developing markets like India, and it will be interesting to see Wikipedia make it through another few years without advertising revenues.

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>Tracing The First Decade of Wikipedia (Video)

Posted by drneelesh on January 23, 2010

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Wikipedia has been around for Ten years now. Over the years, it has proved itself to be a much maligned and under-appreciated source of information to a large number of people.

The WikiMedia foundation has now set its eyes on the developing markets like India, and it will be interesting to see Wikipedia make it through another few years without advertising revenues.

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drneelesh’s Elearning Topic- January 2010

Posted by drneelesh on January 22, 2010

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  • iPhone Meditation App by Mayo Clinic – More Apps in the Future
  • Posted: 06 Jan 2010 03:17 AM PST
    Video: Mayo Clinic iPhone Meditation App ($4.99), by MedCity News: Mayo Clinic has launched its own iPhone/iPod touch app: a tool to teach and perform meditation. It’s among the first iPhone apps launched by a hospital system. Mayo Clinic is partnering with DoApps Inc. to form a new company that will develop and sell smart phone apps based on Mayo research. References: Mayo Clinic launches mobile app company, meditation app. MedCity News. Related: Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, or follow me on Twitter.

    Posted: 20 Dec 2009 11:37 AM PST
    I’ve been organizing scientific events and medical conferences in the virtual realm of Second Life for years. Though it has some serious limitations.

    • If you don’t have IT experience, it will be quite hard to download and install it.
    • Costs a lot if you want to upload content.
    • Creating slideshows is a complicated and long process.

    In the last couple of months, I’ve been a consultant for a Hungarian team that developed Visuland which should be a perfect alternative for Second Life:

    • Takes about 20-30 seconds to enter: You come up with the idea to organize an event and send the specific links to the potential attendants. They click on the link and get into your conference room in 20-30 seconds.
    • No need of installation and registration
    • Real-time voice communication
    • Real time video-streaming on virtual screens (you can stream your presentation plus your face via webcam at the same time)
    • Efficient presentation tool -> conferences, workshops, meetings
    • Editable posters and textures -> personalized rooms, advertisements
    • Any website, blog, forum can easily create its own virtual place
    • Public and private chat, transcript can be saved
    • Zero cost for not commercial users

    Take a look at it yourself and see how fast you can enter Visuland. It has one major limitation, it only runs on Windows but will run on Macintosh as well in a few months.

     

    Posted: 16 Dec 2009 06:16 AM PST
    The Scottish Library and Information Council along with CILIPS (the Chartered Insitute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland) have published A Guide to Using Web 2.0 in Libraries.

    “Although Web2.0 services have been integrated within our organisation, feedback from our members within the Scottish library and information
    community indicates that considerable barriers to widespread adoption remain. The greatest challenge seems to be access, as many organisations restrict or block the use of Web2.0 or social networking sites, denying staff the opportunity to experiment with these potentially powerful tools.
    In response to demand from members, and in order to address this challenge, SLIC and CILIPS have created these guidelines to highlight the potential of social media within library services and to encourage organisations to reassess restrictive practices regarding access.”

    They have also published a guide to Improving Libraries for Learners.
    via Stephen’s Lighthouse
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    Posted: 02 Dec 2009 05:04 AM PST
    Today I presented a talk on Next-Generation Libraries at the Online Information Conference in London, England. Here’s a slidecast of my talk if you’d like to check it out.

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    Posted: 10 Nov 2009 03:11 AM PST
    BMJ video: “John Crofton pioneered the randomised controlled trial in a 1948 BMJ paper which looked at the antibiotic streptomycin to treat TB. Now in his 90s, Dr Crofton talks to Colin Blakemore about the importance of randomisation and blinding, and how it has helped to make medicine more evidence based.” Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, or follow me on Twitter.

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    OVID SP Medical Search Resource+Tool

    Posted by drneelesh on January 19, 2010

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    Learning Tools Directory 2010

    Posted by drneelesh on January 15, 2010



    The Directory index appears here but the 12 categories are listed below.

    1. Instructional Tools
      Tools for creating, delivering,  managing
      learning and/or providing a social learning environment.  Includes course authoring, testing, LMS, CMS and SLEs
      Currently listing 290 tools

    2. Live Tools
      Tools for delivering live meetings, screen sharing and accessing/building virtual worlds.  Includes web, audio, video conferencing, live broadcasting, 3D/virtual worlds
      Currently listing 85 tools

    3. Document & Presentation Tools
      Tools to create, host and/or share documents, PDFs, e-Books and/or presentations.  Includes word processing, presentation tools, PDF
      convertors, document and presentation hosting sites

      Currently listing 177 tools

    4. Blogging, Web & Wiki Tools
      Tools to create blogs, web pages/sites and wikis as well as provide interactivity on those sites. Includes blogging tools, web site tools, wikis, widgets, RSS feeds tools, forms,  web poll and survey sites
      Currently listing 255 tools

    5. Image, Audio & Video Tools
      Tools to create, edit and/or host
      images, avatars, audio files, podcasts, screencasts and videos
      .  Includes
      image editors, images hosting sites, audio editors, video makers, screencasting tools, video hosting sites
      Currently listing 270 tools

    6. Communication Tools
      Tools for a range of
      synchronous and asynchronous communication activities.
      Includes email,
      voice/video messaging, instant messaging, chat rooms, discussion forums
      Currently listing 151 tools

    7. Micro-blogging Tools
      These tools are for real-time updating (140 characters at a time) both publically or privately, as well as a range of useful Twitter apps.  Includes
      micro-blogging, back channel tools, Twitter apps
      Currently listing 141 tools

    8. More collaboration tools
      These are (further) stand-alone tools suitable for individuals to work and learn more effectively with others – as well as on their own.  Includes social bookmarking, calendar sharing, mind mapping, notetaking/sharing, whiteboards, research and other tools
      Currently listing 188 tools

    9. Social Networking and Collaboration Spaces
      These social media platforms include public social networks as well as tools to create private collaborative, social spaces for groups or communities, as well as enterprise collaboration systems (with multiple group sites)
      .  Includes public social networks, networking and community platforms, group spaces, Enterprise 2.0 systems                        Currently listing 107 tools                                                                     
    10. Personal Productivity Tools
      These tools are for an individual’s personal working, learning and/or productivity purposes.  Includes mind mapping, information and time management tools, web search, and other productivity tools
      Currently listing 149 tools

    11. Browsers, Players & Readers
      These tools are useful for browsing the web and accessing web content.  Includes browsers, extensions, plugins, bookmarklets, toolbars, readers and players, online start pages
      Currently listing 68 tools

    12. Mobile Tools
      These mobile tools are for working, learning and/or
      productivity purposes.Includes tools for iPhone/iTouch, Blackberry and Android devices
      Currently listing 47 tools

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