Blogging: Where do I start?

One of the helpful guides is The Rough Guide to Blogging by Jonathan Yang. It contains helpful information about choosing the right platform, setting up RSS feeds, adding podcasts, etc. There is also a blog to accompany the Guide.

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Are you delicious?

We’ve set up a Learning Lab account on Delicious. Would it be a good idea to share bookmarks with other users on the Learning Lab? If you are new to the social bookmarking, the video below gives a useful introduction.

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Light Years Ahead….

A month or so ago, someone in the e-learning subcommittee emailed a link to Abilene Christian University (ACU) which has made its student services accessible by iPhone and is giving iPhones to all its first years (freshmen) [video here]. Now, it appears that the Open University is also blazing a…

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Distributed publishing: the movie

What I really wanted to blog about today – before I was attracted, like a magpie, to something else that was nice and shiny – was this video quoted by Tony Hirst from an original Abject Learning blog post “Quickie screencast – a distributed publishing framework…” by Brian Lamb of…

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Changing Expectations

I discovered this video while following up on another bloggable item for today’s news! Made for a presentation from the Open University to some educational publishers, it says a lot about why “Web2.0” is important as a medium. The (brief) history of the movie recounted by Brian Lamb of Abject…

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Google Earth now in a broswer!

According to their site “The Google Earth Plug-in and its JavaScript API let you embed Google Earth, a true 3D digital globe, into your web pages. Using the API you can draw markers and lines, drape images over the terrain, add 3D models, or load KML files, allowing you to…

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Lesson #1 Share

I discovered this presentation through the Google Reader suggestions feature. This had noted that I read a few educational blogs and pointed me to one I wasn’t reading: Ideas and Thoughts by Dean Shareski. Here I found this nice shortish presentation on Sharing that Dean has shared via SlideShare. I…

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Mobile Learning and Heritage

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW) has published a bilingual booklet on using mobile devices in heritage interpretation (see press release). The report is by Tom Pert, the mapping officer for RCAHMW. The report starts with three case studies (Roman, Medieval, Industrial): Ruthin e-trail…

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Old Tools for the New Web #2: OoGdocsIntegrator

Another potentiallu useful extension for OpenOffice is the Open Office Google Docs Integrator (OoGdocsIntegrator) which according to the home page: [provides] integration with GoogleDocuments and Zoho.[and] Features: Upload of (multiple) documents (Text, Spreadsheet, Presentation) to Zoho Download of documents (Text, Spreadsheet) from Zoho Upload of (multiple) documents (Text, Spreadsheet, Presentation)…

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Old Tools for the New Web #1: Sun Wiki Publisher

Just spotted on Lifehacker.com is this announcement of an extension from Sun Microsystems that allows you to edit a MediaWiki page from within OpenOffice. MediaWiki is one of the most powerful wiki tools available (it powers Wikipedia) but it also has the most complex syntax. Because it works like a…

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