Archive For The “Blogs” Category

A(nother) university with blogs

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UMW: a university with blogs umwblogs.org/ “No parameters, just engage honestly with what you are doing, thinking about” – Jim Groom, in his OpenEd session. 2900 users in 2300 blogs.  People given their own spaces.  Jim’s Blog. Case study: “I want my students to build a literary journal”  literaryjournals.umwblogs.org/ They did it. Random links: Flickr…

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WordPress Themes (revisited)

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WordPress Themes (revisited)

Tackling again the task of having a new theme here.But what I need probably requires more than I can manage. Mimbo A cool theme: but some complexities. A post at DarrenHoyt.com gives some background to using template tags and custom fields to pull out specific highlighted posts (with an image).  The instructions on his Blog…

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Disclaimers for blogs on our site

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Just considering the question of a disclaimer for an official site. Some samples . . . The student blogs available on this website represent a real and authentic depiction of student life at Wilfrid Laurier University. In an effort to present this authentic depiction, the university maintains minimal editorial control over the communications of its…

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Blogs, Adverts and Books.

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Blogs, Adverts and Books.

Alex Boschmans discovered yesterday I’d commented favourably on his blog design, but with a little throw away comment on the Google Ads. Alex’s comment: It’s true, I admit it, I put a google ad on my frontpage. But it’s supposed to be just the one wee small text-ad, it shouldn’t take up much space… I…

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Blog design progress: themes, tags, asides, categories . . .

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I was interested to note that when I first began reading blogs I saw a lot of blog posts about Blogging. Now I know why. I’m now on my fifth day of tinkering with themes, and blog design. I just wanted a nice simple setup: categories & sub-categories unobtrusive blog post surround some static page…

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Cops and Bloggers

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Jack Vinson probably did not quite mean the comparison to be this literal: Blogs are better than communities because: Weblogs are more respectful of their authors and of their audience Weblogs are better connecting tools. Communities are better than blogs because: Communities are better social structures for problem-solving, knowledge stewarding and innovation Communities of practice…

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CoPs and Blogs

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There are two specific discussions involving Blogs I am interested in at the moment: The differences between online journals, blogs and forums. The relationship between bloggers and communities. “CoP’s and Bloggers” was my last minutish presentation at BlogHui, and I shared briefly on the Saturday, which was day 2. I used the same slideshow on…

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Note talking vs Note making

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Gwen Gawith talks about note making not ‘note taking’. Some discussion of notes at Blogtalk Downunder. Most experienced and hardened bloggers (based on my informal research) have a notes system. Sort of thoughts in the incubator I guess, and these are electronic (in a system like tinderbox or more random) or on scraps of paper….

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Picassa, Audacity, Tinderbox and cMap

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cMap: Mind Mapping Free for non-profit use (plus Learning management system called Leo) From the site: “The CmapTools program empowers users to construct, navigate, share and criticize knowledge models represented as concept maps. It allows users to, among many other features, construct their Cmaps in their personal computer, share them on servers (CmapServers) anywhere on…

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