Instructional Design Resources

Librarians sharing cool stuff

Menu resources August 21, 2007

Filed under: web design — ellenh @ 2:11 pm

How does one create great looking menus for tutorials or other web pages? Here are some great resources you can use –

  • Listamatic has both vertical and horizontal lists created with only CSS.
  • CSSPlay (incidentally a great site overall) has a large number of vertical, horizontal, drop-down, fly-out, sliding, tabbed, etc. menus using CSS, some java and a number of other tricks. Some menus have cut and paste code, but others ask for a donation to the site.
  • A List Apart has a great tutorial on horizontal style drop down menus, using just a drop of java.

Top 100 Tools for Learning August 6, 2007

Filed under: e-learning,web design — jennym @ 7:03 pm

Here is a nice list of teaching and learning tools from the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies. Some are pretty standard these days (Google, Meebo, Flickr, etc), but I saw some pretty exciting resources listed (i.e., Gliffy, a diagramming tool, and TeacherTube, which is like YouTube for instructional videos). The list, compiled from lists of favorite tools submitted by e-learning professionals, has a nice mix of higher-end, higher-cost productivity software and resources that are freely available for anyone with internet connectivity. Check it out – it’s nice to think about familiar technologies being used creatively to support learning.