Online Resources for TAE Community

 

In these unprecedented times of COVID-19, IAL continues to do our part to support active learning amongst the TAE community, ensuring the acquisition and transfer of knowledge does not come to a standstill. 

Here is a list of curated e-learning platforms and resources that you can reference as learning goes virtual and online.

Synchronous Online Resources

(1) Virtual Classroom

Platform Details

ShareLook

sharelookapp.com

Create online courses with live video. Designed for trainers, teams and organisations

Teamie

theteamie.com

Collaborative Learning Platform for Education Institutes & Enterprises

Talent LMS 

www.talentlms.com

A cloud-based LMS that helps small and midsize businesses deliver training to employees or learners

Enabley 

https://www.aadvantage-consulting.sg/enabley

A training platform to meet the needs of customer-facing teams. 30-day free trial available. 

Kaltura 

corp.kaltura.com/go-virtual-edu

Easy-to-use virtual classroom

Free trial available at: corp.kaltura.com/go-virtual-edu-free-trial/

Schoology

www.schoology.com

Virtual classroom suitabe for K-12 and Higher Ed

Basic account available here: app.schoology.com/register.php?type=instructor

LearnCube

www.learncube.com

Online classroom designed for training

https://www.learncube.com/assist-coronavirus.html

Prezentt

www.prezentt.com

Training delivery platform

Individual account available for free: https://www.prezentt.com/help/help-compare-versions/ (Valid till 31 July)

CourseNetworking

https://www.thecn.com/

Free LMS service for distance learning

Visionary Schoolmen 

https://vsm.ai/

Local solution partner providing live streaming services

Kydon 

https://kydongrp.com/

Offering learning technology solutions and custom digital learning content. Solution is supported for the Productivity Solutions Grant funding. 

Bamboo System

http://bamboosys.com/

A cloud SAAS online learning platform and service provider. Solution is supported for the Productivity Solutions Grant funding. 

(2) Web Conferencing / Webinar Platform

Platform Details

BigBlueButton

https://bigbluebutton.org/

An open-source platform based on GNU/Linux. Beside various web conferencing services, it has integrations for major LMSs or CMSs

Adobe Connect

www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html

A webinar platform that supports up to 1000 seats as well as multiple presenter sharing screens. Currently offers free 90-day access

GoToMeeting

https://www.gotomeeting.com/

Online meeting, desktop sharing and video conferencing software package that enables the user to meet via the Internet

WebEx

www.webex.com

Web conferencing application. Free for up to 100 participants in each meeting with unlimited time and number of meetings

Microsoft Teams

https://products.office.com/en-sg/microsoft-teams/group-chat-software

Six-month free trial for the premium version of its Microsoft Teams business chat/collaboration application

Google Hangouts

https://gsuite.google.com.sg/intl/en_sg/products/meet/

Hangouts Meet video-conferencing features free till 1 July 2020

Skype

https://www.skype.com/en/

Skype has rolled out a free 'Meet Now' video conferencing service that does not require downloads or sign-ups

Zoom + Nearpod

Nearpod is a freemium platform that can be used by educators to create presentations containing quizzes, polls, videos, images, etc, for interactive learning. 

 

An earlier workshop conducted as part of the InnovBite series taught participants how to use Nearpod through synchronous audio and video software Zoom. Highlights of the session available here.

 

Asynchronous Online Resources 

(1) e-Learning Platforms

Platform Details

CourseNetworking

https://www.thecn.com/

Free LMS service for distance learning

Echo360

https://blog.echo360.com/echo360-instructor-edition

Video Learning and Engagement with analytics

Free account provided here: https://blog.echo360.com/echo360-instructor-edition

Canvas

https://www.instructure.com/canvas/tools-for-online-learning-when-the-classroom-closes

Free account provided here: https://www.instructure.com/canvas/try-canvas#free-account

iSpring Solutions

https://www.ispringsolutions.com/

iSpring is offering a suite solution for 3 months at discounted prices

(2) Other Useful Online Tools

Platform Details

Apowersoft Online Screen Recorder

https://www.apowersoft.com/free-online-screen-recorder

Screen-recorder for online lessons or tutorials

Pexels Royalty Free Images

https://www.pexels.com/royalty-free-images/

Select from a vast repository of images which can be incorporated into your online lessons or slides

IBM Enterprise Design Thinking

https://www.ibm.com/design/thinking/

Design thinking courses and toolkit activities 

 

Canva

https://www.canva.com/

Graphic design platform to create social media graphics, presentations, posters and other visual content

Infini Videos

https://www.infinivideos.com/home

Online interactive video editing tools

Infini Videos is part of MediaCorp's MediaPreneur Incubator Programme

Other Cost-effective and Easy-to-Use (CEE) Tools

https://www.ial.edu.sg/start-learning-innovation/in-lab/innovation-activities/CEE.html

iN.LAB curates educational technology (edtech) tools that are cost-effective, to help reduce costs in implementing blended learning, and easy to use in classroom, online and workplace learning. Check out some case studies of these edtech tools, also known as CEE, short for Cost-effective and Easy-to-use, tools.

Access to Learning Devices

Learners / Training Providers with workers who do not have digital access for learning can tap on IMDA’s existing scheme or contact the list of service providers who are willing to lease devices for a discounted rate. 

Audience Scheme Eligibility Criteria

For Individual Learner

1. Home Access 3.0 Scheme

 

M1

- Lenovo tablet bundled with fibre broadband

- Fibre Broadband only

 

MyRepublic Ltd

- Fibre Broadband only

 

Eligible individuals can apply for IMDA’s Home Access Scheme at www.digitalaccess.gov.sg

 

2. Devices for Loan

Contact: Tech For Rent

William Kang at 8157 6190

 

Device: iPad / Android Tabs

Specification:

- iPad mix of 9.7, Pro 10.5, Pro 12.9

- Android Tabs : Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8’

 

1. Home Access 3.0 Scheme

• Total Monthly Gross Household Income ≤ $1.9K or Per Capita Income ≤ $650

• At least 1 family member staying in the same residential address who is a SG citizen

• Stays in a HDB

• One application per family

• Residential home should not have existing fibre broadband

 

2. Devices for Loan

• 1 month minimum term

• Self-collection at Bugis/Bishan MRT station

For Training Provider

 

Service Provider:
ST Engineering (STE)

Contact: Alan Siek at 9777 2526 / alansiek@stengg.com

Devices for Loan – with minimum quantity of 20 devices or more

Device

a. Samsung galaxy Tab A

- 16G hard disk, 1GB RAM, with Camera

500 ready stocks

 

b. DELL Laptop

500 ready stocks

 

Service Provider:

JK Technology Pte Ltd

Contact: Eugene Ang at 6841 6868/ eugene_ang@ktech.com.sg

Devices for Loan – with minimum quantity of 10 devices or more

Device

a. Lenovo ThinkPad x250

- 500GB harddisk, 4GB RAM, With Camera

300 ready stocks

 

b. Lenovo IdeaPad S340

- 512GB harddisk, 4GB RAM, With Camera

200 ready stocks

 

Devices for Purchase

a. Lenovo IdeaPad S340

- 512GB harddisk, 4GB RAM, With Camera, Warranty 2 years

250 ready stocks

 

ST Engineering (STE)

a. Samsung galaxy Tab A

• Minimum quantity = 20

• ACRA report and the last 3 year financial statement for STE’s assessment

• cash-on-delivery

 

b. DELL Laptop

• Minimum quantity = 20

• Either 6 or 12mths rental

• cash-on-delivery

 

JK Technology Pte Ltd

a. Lenovo ThinkPad x250 (for loan) 

• Minimum quantity = 10

• cash-on-delivery

 

b. Lenovo IdeaPad S340 (for loan) 

• Minimum quantity = 10

• cash-on-delivery

 

c. Lenovo IdeaPad S340 (for purchase)

• cash-on-delivery

• Credit term (case-by-case basis)

 

Tips and Articles

 

(1) On-Demand Webinars

 

Planning Your Video Delivery Strategy - Best practices to ensure optimal video experience for online learning and facilitation

https://corp.kaltura.com/resources/webinars/planning-your-video-delivery-strategy/#rad

 

(2) Consulting Services

 

Aadvantage Consulting - Local partner providing LMS solutions (both synchronous & asynchronous modes)

https://www.aadvantage-consulting.sg/enableyjacqueline.gwee@aadvantage-consulting.com

 

(3) Articles 

 

(The Right) Learning Modalities To Deliver Digital Learning 

https://elearningindustry.com/asynchronous-and-synchronous-modalities-deliver-digital-learning

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Updated as of 21 April 2020