XtLearn.net from Xtensis
At the Jisc RSC London e-Factor 2014 event Xtensis are pleased to showcase XtLearn.net, our popular social bookmarking and scrapbooking service. XtLearn enables educational practitioners to build and share collections of resources and present them in ways that are visually attractive to learners. You can gather resources from any source (e.g. the internet or files created by you) and organise them to form collections that can be edited and shared with anyone via a simple link.
XtLearn is similar to social bookmarking sites such as Delicious™, but has a host of extra features to meet the specific needs of educational professionals. It is very easy to use. Collections can be shared easily with colleagues and embedded within a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) such as Moodle (see http://moodle.xtlearn.net/ )
There are four main elements to XtLearn:
• Gathering – collecting the resources you want to use;
• Crafting – organising the resources you have gathered into cohesive collections, editing them and selecting from one of several display themes and layouts;
• Sharing – sharing your collections with learners and colleagues;
• Collaborating – with others in the XtLearn community.
All of these functions are free! Additional functionality is available on subscription.