Blog Pile

PHP the Drug Menace

Wow, it’s been a while since I clicked over to BBspot. This story is a bit dated (June 14), but is important if you are concerned about today’s youth. BBspot – Student Suspended Over Suspected Use of PHP Topeka, KS – High school sophomore Brett Tyson was suspended today after teachers learned he may be […]


IndyJunior… Where in the World Was I?

IndyJunior Flash Mapping Module is a nifty Flash application from Bryan Boyer… By editing your own XML file, IndyJunior generates a dynamic map of places you have been or are planning to go to, and IJ features a configuration tool to customize the map appearance and features. Nodes can be set as hyperlinks to relevant […]


Learning About Learning Objects (LALO)

Here is another new learning objects “hub” site (a PHP-Nuke supported site) called Learning About Learning Objects . I clicked and clicked and clicked trying to find the elusive “About” statement, failing, and found this on a site that seemed to be the prototype: The process of implementing SDCCD Online to date has highlighted several […]


BlogShop del Norte (UBC)

Recently Brian Lamb and Jim Sibley conducted a Canadian Blogshop at the University of British Columbia, and plentifully acknowledged the materials in our BlogShop from down here in the far south Canadian hinterland province of Arizona ;-) Actually the UBC version takes it a notch further by posting the workshop materials in a wiki. I […]


3 LO Searches for 1 Query: Merlot’s Federated Search

Zoom-zoom. More power for those looking for learning objects or instructional resources. MERLOT’s Federated Search allows you to enter keywords (say “cell mitosis”) and with one click conduct a search of MERLOT, Australia’s )EdNA Online, and the Science Math resources of SMETE. Actually the EdNA folks had demo-ed this first at the MERLOT 2003 conference […]


Powerful Web Bulletin Board: phpBB (oh and it is free!)

I was recently looking for a package to implement a discussion board for a group project, and luckily came across phpBB :: Creating Communities. phpBB is a high powered, fully scalable, and highly customisable open-source bulletin board package. phpBB has a user-friendly interface, simple and straightforward administration panel, and helpful FAQ. Based on the powerful […]