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Online Learners

Online Software Recommendations

These recommendations for software are important in setting the foundation and functionality of an online learning experience. A description of the software and a link to the FREE download are included below.

  • Adobe Reader - Software that lets you view and print PDF files on various hardware and operating system platforms.
  • Dropbox - A file hosting service that provides access to files, photos, and videos through a file synchronized folder system. A free account provides a limited amount of data uploads.
  • Firefox - Web Browser developed by Mozilla.
  • Flash Player - Software that is the standard for delivering high-impact, rich Web content like animations, designs, and graphical user interfaces.
  • Flickr - A place where you can post and sort pictures on the web, create custom slideshows, and search for pictures posted by other users. A free account provides a limited amount of data uploads.
  • Google Chrome - Web Browser developed by Google.
  • Google Docs - A collaboration-based office suite that allows editing and sharing capabilities of shared documents with colleagues and instructors.
  • Internet Explorer Version 9 - Web Browser developed by Microsoft.
  • OpenOffice - An open source program that works just like the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • QuickTime - A program that plays video and audio clips. You can also view 3D animations, text and graphics. Download Quicktime.
  • Real Player - A program that is used to play video and audio clips.
  • Shockwave Player - A player that displays Web content that has been created by Macromedia Director. You can view 3D games and entertainment, interactive product demonstrations, and online learning applications.

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