eduTwitterin’

Jane’s list of “100+ (E-)Learning Professionals to follow on Twitter” (which includes yours truly, Martin and Grainne from the OpenU :-) has been doing the rounds today, so in partial response to Tony Karrer asking “is there an equivalent to OPML import for twitter for those of us who don’t want to go through the … Continue reading “eduTwitterin’”

Figure:Ground – Mashing Up the PLE (MUPPLE’08) Links

After a nightmare journey, and a “no room at the inn, so walk round Maastricht all night looking for coffee shops” adventure, I fumbled and raced through a version of Figure:Ground – PLEs and the Flexible Learning Environment at MUPPLE’08 Workshop on Mash-Up Personal Learning Environments yesterday, and closed with a promise to post the … Continue reading “Figure:Ground – Mashing Up the PLE (MUPPLE’08) Links”

ORO Goes Naked With New ePrints Server

A few weeks ago, the OU Open Repository Online (“ORO”) had an upgrade to the new eprints server (breaking the screen scraping Visualising CoAuthors in Open Repository Online Papers demos I’d put together, sigh…). I had a quick look at the time, and was pleased to see quite a bit of RSS support, as the … Continue reading “ORO Goes Naked With New ePrints Server”

Joining the Flow – Invisible Library Tech Support

Idling some thoughts about what to talk about in a session the OU Library* is running with some folks from Cambridge University Library services as part of an Arcadia Trust funded project there (blog), I started wondering about how info professionals in an organisation might provide invisible support to their patrons by joining in the … Continue reading “Joining the Flow – Invisible Library Tech Support”

OU Library iGoogle Gadgets

Just over a month ago, the OU web team released a “Fact of the Day” Google gadget that publishes an interesting fact from an OpenLearn course once a day, along with a link to the OpenLearn course that it came from. (By the by, compare the offical press release with Laura’s post…) The OU Library … Continue reading “OU Library iGoogle Gadgets”

The Obligatory Google Chrome Post – Sort Of…

Okay, so I’m a few days behind the rest of the web posting on this (though I tweeted it early;-), and I have to admit I still haven’t tried the Google Chrome browser out yet (it’s such a chore booting into Windows…), so here are some thoughts based on a reading of the the comic … Continue reading “The Obligatory Google Chrome Post – Sort Of…”

Managing Time in Yahoo Pipes

In the previous post – OU News Tracking – I briefly described how to get a Yahoo pipe to output a “pubDate” timestamp in the “correct” RSS standard format: Here’s the full expression (actually, a PHP strftime expression) for outputting the date in the required RFC 822 date-time format: %a, %d %b %Y %H:%M:%S %z … Continue reading “Managing Time in Yahoo Pipes”

HTML Tables and the Data Web

Some time ago now, I wrote a post about progressive enhancement of HTML web pages, including some examples of how HTML data tables could be enhanced to provide graphical views of the data contained in them. I’m not sure if anyone is actively maintaining progressive enhancement browser extensions (I haven’t checked) but here are a … Continue reading “HTML Tables and the Data Web”