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Methods, Tools & Materials


Methods, Tools & Materials is a collection of resources about e-learning, practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, informal education, and other related subjects. It comprises resources as Xerte, Cognitive Edge, Brainshark, Education Resources Information Center and more. See below our Methods, Tools & Materials and click on the links to access them.




Open source tools for e-Learning developers and content authors producing interactive learning materials.

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Cognitive Edge

Series of open source methods based on complexity and narrative principles. The methods are based on the overall philosophy of naturalizing sense making, building on complexity theory, the cognitive sciences and a body of work in narrative.

The access the open source methods, click here.


The Appreciative Inquiry Commons

Resources and practical tools on Appreciative Inquiry and the discipline of positive change.

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e-Learning video presentations and courses from subject matter experts, some of them available for free.

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Education Resources Information Center

Open materials, literature and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making and research.

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Encyclopedia of Informal Education

Theory and practice of informal education, social action and lifelong learning.

To access the encyclopedia, click here.


Human Centered Design Toolkit

A free innovation guide for social enterprises and NGOs worldwide.

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International Development Research Center

Toolkit with guidance and tips on how to communicate and disseminate results of research.

To access the Research Center, click here.


Writing for Results

Step-by-step guidance and templates to prepare various types of briefings.

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Edutech Wiki

Resource kit for educational technology teaching and research.

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Presencing Institute Community

Community focused on co-creating awareness based on social technologies for change makers and social innovators around the world.

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Free Management Library

Principles & tools, applications & links, on the disciplines of Systems Theory & Systems Thinking.

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