Random Thoughts on Instructional Design
Word2Word Links to dozens of language dictionaries and translators, from Abadani to Zapotec. While the translations aren’t perfect they go a long way to lowering language barriers. Learn to say hello in all your participants’ languages. We also liked the free language courses.
Altavista’s Babel Fish Translation Site which translates from/to English, Spanish, Japanese etc. Enter a section of text and have it translated, it pays to check both ways before posting it to participants!
Computer User High Tech Dictionary Lists just about every possible emoticon you might want to use or interpret. The site also gives information on file types (extensions) and chat room terms like ROFL (Rolling On Floor Laughing). A great site to learn netspeak/online languages.
The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language on line at the Bartleby book site provides definitions, etymology, audio word pronunciations and quotations too.
The Apostrophe Protection Society Say no more!