Choose Your E-learning Tools: Essential Dos and Don'ts

Use this as a checklist while you're evaluating online education tools. It's an excerpt from the book Teach Beyond Your Reach by Robin Neidorf. Do: Ask informed questions. Demo a tool before you commit to using it. Try freeware or open-source tools.

Cheat Your Way to a Professional-Looking Web Project

Here's a little secret many people don't know about building projects for the web. You don't have to do everything from scratch. There are so many tools out there that do the tricky stuff for you, that you really don't have to be an HTML wiz to have a polished looking website.

Here are some excellent tools to help you fake web excellence:

Table Builders

Tables are the nemesis of many well-meaning web worker. They can be tricky to build from scratch, but no need with these.

John Rochford Talks About Accessibility

Some people think having accessible websites is like having a swimming pool. Nice to have, but too expensive and too much upkeep. Unlike a swimming pool, however, an accessible website means that anyone can view it whatever their limitation, ranging from a physical limitation like limited or no eyesight, to having a handheld device with small display.

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