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December 24, 2008

Twitter allegiance

December 24, 2008

In the spirit of passing time at Christmas, and following on from a heated discussion about the meaning and robustness of community in online environments, I invited 100 of my 1,276 current Twitter followers to fill in a quick survey cunningly designed to provide a fairly wonky measure of community allegiance. Of course I welcome critical feedback about ...

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December 18, 2008

Edublog Awards 2008

December 18, 2008

Its the Edublog Awards 2008! Dust off your party outfits and get ready to join us on Saturday night for the spectacular 5th awards show, celebrating the vibrancy of blog and social media practice to support learning. Voting is still open across this years 16 categories, and every vote still counts since most of the category ...

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December 11, 2008

Updating the overall architecture

December 11, 2008

Last time Mark and I got together to apprise our current progress on the search extender for use with IntraLibrary, we also reviewed the general architecture of the systems surrounding the repository. As with most things this creative and dynamic this was done with pen and paper over a copy of our previous design and ...

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December 09, 2008

iGoogle

December 09, 2008

Started looking into the Google Web Toolkit (GWT) the other day. Downloaded all the kit and got everything working, almost within the Eclipse IDE. The tutorial I used didn’t completely work but I got the general idea. Next the API’s samples and a web app of my own. Its going to be a busy week. ...

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November 27, 2008

Visit from intraLibrary

November 27, 2008

I spent most of today with Nick and Peter from Interlect resolving some of the issues with the repository. The discussion revolved around getting intraLibrary to do what we want in terms of learning objects (LOs). I haven’t had a great deal of time previously to play with the system and it was a good ...

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November 19, 2008

Releasing the metadata prototype

November 19, 2008

I’m was intending on releasing the first version of the prototype this week, I suspect it will be end of next week now. Came across a few problems. Well the first isn’t really a problem but it is time consuming and must been done right. The question is what Rights package are we going ...

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November 16, 2008

Full Fat Feeds

November 16, 2008

It's great to see so many projects syndicating their web and blog content over to the site - it means that the community can share and connect in one handy place. Some of the feeds coming over are restricted however, meaning that people have to click through to the original site to view the entire post. I'd like to ...

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November 12, 2008

Linking to intraLibrary

November 12, 2008

Today I started looking at the repository in more detail. There are several jobs that need to be done in order to ensure that metadata produced by the automatic generator prototype will be successful integrated. The first of these is to define the subset of LOM that is to be applied to all LOs. Having ...

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What’s in it for them?

November 12, 2008

An interesting discussion at the Repository Day on Monday with one of our X-stream (VLE) team leaders. His question to us could we give him a 10-word summary of the benefits the Repository would bring to an average overworked academic. For the research side it is fairly cut and dried. Research assessment is in future ...

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November 10, 2008

Repository Tools Taster Day

November 10, 2008

Today the Streamline project final got to show of the Metadata prototype to none-project members. As part of a joint taster session with the Repostory and PERsONA projects, we invited members of LeedsMet staff to enjoy a presentation and get hands on with various tools. Over the course of the day various groups were entertained ...

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