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Blogs, RSS, Wikis ("Oh My") (May 22, 2003 07:17 AM)
Librarian David Mattison compiled this comprehensive , yet concise (is that possible) collection of resources for Blogs, RSS, and Wikis (gleaned from OLDaily).... «more»
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Stomp Click Here (May 21, 2003 05:38 PM)
One of my major, growling rotweiler pet peeves are the millions, no billions, or web pages that have "click here" links for hypertext. It completely defeats the entire concept of hypertext as an in-context connection to related content. Well-written hypertext subtly weaves the link by the choice of words used... «more»
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Onyx-RSS update (May 19, 2003 04:56 PM)
Thanks to Randy B for noticing that the Onyx RSS parser we use in the RSS to JS demo has been updated. Something about cache-ing issues and line breaks (shrug). Keep up to date. It is a full time job and a half.... «more»
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RSS 2 JS Code and Demo LAST update (May 14, 2003 10:53 AM)
Okay, this should do it for a while. D'Arcy Norman suggested adding an output option to allow insertion of item date to the list. While in the code, I also made it possible to have an option on the channel display to list the title only (as well as title... «more»
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RSS to JS update (May 13, 2003 11:26 AM)
A quick update to the PHP script for the RSS to Javascript demo posted here May 7. For a reminder, this is a strategy for incorporating RSS feeds into ANY web page (HTML, Blackboard, WebCT) via a reference to a single line of JavaScript code.... «more»
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Tufte bullets PowerPoint (May 8, 2003 10:54 PM)
Oh this should be good- the supreme master of information density and visual displays takes a look at Mark Milliron refers to as "no power and no point".... Edward Tufte: The Cognitive Style of Powerpoint... «more»
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Why Teachers Don't Share... (May 8, 2003 10:38 PM)
This paper by Greg Webb (Open Training and Education Network, OTEN, New South Wales, Australia) is from 2000, but has always been hanging out in my bookmarks. Read more and see what Greg says about Why teachers don't share resources, and what we can do about it .... «more»
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Brainstorming LOs (May 2002) (May 8, 2003 11:29 AM)
One of the discussion topics at Maricopa's May 2002 Ocotillo Retreat, we had people work in groups to produce "blueprints" for various instructional techniology topics. See the Café Discussions: Library of Re-usable Learning Objects for the activity and see the summary and images of sketches.... «more»
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Learning Object Readings (May 8, 2003 11:22 AM)
Learning Objects Readings assembled by Micheael Roy at Wesleyan for a new Learning Object site being developed there (worth a click and look). Their project sounds interesting and is using some (free) web portal tools from the Internet Scout project... «more»
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RSS to JS examples+code (May 7, 2003 04:26 PM)
To follow up on the RSS in Blackboard piece, I have posted a new page that documents and demos RSS to JS along with the source PHP code.... «more»
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MT as a Teaching Portfolio (May 7, 2003 05:46 AM)
Ryan Eby, a Michigan State University education major, has created an e-Portfolio in Movable Type, a nice example of using te reflective aspects of a blog for this purpose.... «more»
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Learing Objects Discovery Workshop (May 5, 2003 09:32 PM)
An online workshop from Australia's NET*Working 2002 conference (Ozzies know how to run a great online conference, I have participated in this one was as well as th eone from 2000) designed as an introduction to LOs.... «more»
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RSS Feeds into Blackboard (May 5, 2003 01:04 PM)
Not to be outdone by Brian (Displaying RSS Feeds in WebCT), I found a niche of time to do the same proof of concept in Blackboard.... «more»
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Mosaic Decade (May 1, 2003 10:17 PM)
A friend and colleague from Melbourne (.au) recently e-mailed some humourous recollections marking the 10th anniverary of NCSA Mosaic. "Does that make you feel old?"... «more»
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