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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Serious games?

A business game based on a running a hairdressing salon? Graham Atwell says there are”twelve episodes to the game. The first is on customer relations. A series of multiple choice questions. Then according to answers skills levels indicator moves up and down and turnover for business changes. No correct answers…

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Really Simple Surveys with Google Docs (cross posting)

Today I was looking for an alternative to Blackboard’s survey manager when I stumbled upon this great suggestion from Technology Bites. All you do is go to Google Docs (docs.google.com), create a new Google Docs Spreadsheet and share the spreadsheet with your students via a web form. It’s really quick…

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Generation Y: Plugged In Digital Natives

According to ReadWriteWeb in Why Gen[eration] Y is Going to Change the Web the current generation of young adults born between 1982-1997 is the most digitally active generation yet. They are digital natives who were born “plugged in.” The article looks at the implications for traditional media (TV, advertising, etc)…

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