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Tinkering with WordPress Features

Image by  anika ready to sew  public domain

Since I changed themes here I’ve been using featured images a lot more on posts. 1

There are a couple of things that bother me about WordPress featured images, the fact they do not show up in an RSS feed and that any attribution needs to go in the body of the post.…

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Making Blogging Count

The University of Dundee seems to be making its voice heard about glow and so it should! It’s here, let’s use it. But, it made me start to think about why I personally have got into blogging so much when some of the professionals around me just don’t want to?

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Catch an Idea. Pass it On. Build the Network.

My friend Terry Elliott, a professor at Western Kentucky University, saw one of my Twitter posts, in which I shared a link to the concept map at the left. 

If you've followed my blog, you'll recall that Terry and I met through a Making Learning Connected cMOOC, and exchanged some visualization ideas last July in this article.
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Overhauling our Maths Faculty Meetings

Last year our school decided to provide some Professional Development to faculty heads. It included some stuff on having those difficult conversations, which I found worthwhile, and some talk of meeting protocols and accountability amongst other things. Most of it was worthwhile.  …

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Making video profiles

I just finished making my first video recording and it was quite an ordeal. Being the kind of person who even stumbles over leaving a message on voice mail, this assignment for my online communications course definitely pushed me outside my comfort zone.…
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Quality Matters: Standard 1.5

It’s Quality Matters Day! Each week, we highlight a Quality Matters standard and review its importance in an online course and how we evaluate this standard.

Today, we are reviewing Quality Matters Standards 1.5

General Standard 1 addresses the course overview and introduction.

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Anchor – new mobile audio app

 

I was alerted to Anchor by Joe Dale.

I don’t think audio needs reanimated but…

Looks like an interesting app for mobile audio.…

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Lights.  Camera.  Action!

Let me begin by saying that there are maybe 5 photographs of myself that I can tolerate so making a video was far beyond my comfort zone.  I think it took twenty takes to produce something I considered acceptable.

I do acknowledge that their is merit in producing introductory videos in a virtual classroom environment.  Hearing a person's voice, seeing their face and observing their body language all help us to connect.  Videos of ourselves also help us identify any personal quirks with tone or volume of voice or facial expressions that might interfere with effective communication.…
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syndicating 5172 posts from 517 #etmooc blogs