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September 25, 2008

Nuances that shapes the Internet

September 25, 2008

George brought to my attention comments about issues of using the new Google - Chrome browser to access Moodle environments (Google Chrome and Moodle).I'm keeping an eye on the Moodle 2.0 release - it is expected beginning next year. It is more of a 'clean the code' and inputs from large users Open University type from UK, Netherlands and ...

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August 20, 2008

Better TAG management

August 20, 2008

Some enhancements, bug fixes, and qualitative functionality for a better TAG management.Adding or Editing a BLOG The core changes are when 'Adding' or 'Editing' a BLOG post. A 'personal' TAG cloud containing every TAG that a user used in BLOGs are shown allowing a quick-click selection, plus when typing a new TAG it shows a list of site wide TAGs ...

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May 21, 2008

JISC Emerge Elluminate platform

May 21, 2008

First a technical note: The issue of upgrading to Java J2SE6 on Mac OS X 10.5 is resolved, so MAC users can do the upgrade.But this post is to promote an inform on how to use the Elluminate platform by the Emerge community.Upon request, we create (and support) an user with privileges to setup meetings using the Elluminate server. ...

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April 21, 2008

Emerge Elluminate platform

April 21, 2008

The new Emerge Elluminate platform is online (link in the frontpage right-toolbar).This week's conference wil be extensively using Elluminate so, some pre-familiarization with the platform is advised. We've created a 'Sandbox Meeting Space' that you can access using your Emerge-ELGG UserID/password.Basic overview.Everything runs in a 'Java' environment. If you go to () it will test if you have Java ...

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April 17, 2008

YourSpace has been divided

April 17, 2008

Focusing in the easy-objective access for Web 2.0 contents, we divided the 'YourSpace' page in two: Profile and Page.The 'Page' is the place for aggregating information using 'widgets' through feeds, blogs, profile fields, ... and with the 'generic widget' you can create your own widget using html/javascript.However, the big effort was in the profiling system - specially regarding 'Comunity'/'Projects'. ...

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February 12, 2008

Helpdesk Support

February 12, 2008

A Helpdesk Support system has been reinstated and is operational in order to streamline support requests. Every support request is assigned a unique ticket number which can be used to track the progress and responses online. Archived history will be accessible. Further steps will be taken towards creating a ‘Knowledge Base’ using multimedia materials for training in the ...

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January 30, 2008

Project 'Communities' - a kind request

January 30, 2008

We are working towards having the Projects information easily accessible by the Emerge community. There is a need for every 'Project' to have a page inside the ELGG/Emerge platform, and that is accomplished by creating a 'Community'. Josie made a step-by-step - HowTo for this purpose.Meanwhile I've started a manually updated page (link in the sidedar) with the Projects ...

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January 21, 2008

EMERGE new design

January 21, 2008

Preambules - please press 'F5' on windows or Command+R on MAC to check the new design.  Working towards 'Rounding the Corners' and some 'deepness' were the main design goals - I think that reflects this coming stage. The main change was to move the 'toolbar' to a more default position: below the banner and on top of the working area. The ...

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January 01, 2008

ELGG 0.9 - Up and Running

January 01, 2008

 The Emerge ELGG platform has been upgraded to the most recent version 0.9. This is the first community based release, with active developers from several countries working on the ELGG code core, and several Plug-In developers/contributors in a real Open Source best practices environment. This release made a major folder/file restructure and strong steps towards maturing the core code, a ...

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November 18, 2007

TAGs filtering - searching functionality

November 18, 2007

To attend a request from the Salford Users & Development Group meeting, some functionality has been added to complement the 'contents' Search capabilities of the ELGG application. A 'Social Software' is oriented to 'Who' rather than 'What', but to conform to the new expected phase of the Emerge project, content needs to be accesible in any posible form.Now, at ...

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