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5 Questions to Ask before Installing a WordPress Plugin - Hongkiat. Got a Mobile Strategy? As the mobile revolution picks up speed, everyone from large enterprises to small businesses is feeling the pressure to “go mobile”.

Got a Mobile Strategy?

Many already have initiatives underway but if you’re just starting out, there’s good news. Regardless of your company’s size, there is a simple approach to follow for engaging in mobile. Did Pete Townshend foresee the SoLoMoCo trend? I’m going home And when I want to go home, I’m going mobile … I can stop in any street And talk with people that we meet Goin’ mobile – The Who, Going Mobile Here are my top three suggestions for success and sanity when diving into mobile. 12 Types of Blog Posts to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog.

Need more blog post ideas?

12 Types of Blog Posts to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog

Have you ever stared at your screen, unable to figure out what to write? Are you wondering what type of content will best engage your audience? In this article, I’ll share 12 types of blog posts that can help you kick blogger’s block to the curb and keep your readers coming back for more. Commitment Gradients in OSS projects. In a recent training session, I discussed commitment gradients – how much extra effort is involved to move between each stage of involvement within a project.

Commitment Gradients in OSS projects

After the session I was asked for some examples of commitment gradients and how it’s possible to make them shallower, so it’s easier for people to progress their involvement in a project. This graph represents a desirable commitment gradient. 10 common e-learning terms explained. Share As an e-learning adviser I am frequently accused of using words or acronyms which those less involved in or new to e-Learning may find confusing.

10 common e-learning terms explained

For those unfamiliar with acronyms and their meaning this presents an instant barrier for communication; both written and spoken. So why do we do it? Do we automatically think that people understand the language and therefore we ‘expect’ people to know, or is it a product of an ever quickening online-cultured society? Help! Citizen science: What's in it for us? - JISC RSC Blog. Share Paul Richardson from RSC Wales will over the weeks leading up to Christmas be blogging about ‘citizen science’.

Citizen science: What's in it for us? - JISC RSC Blog

This is the first in the series. Not sure what ’citizen science’ is? Then read on…. Muzy: A Neat Way to Blog With Pictures. eLearning Tools-Resources-etc. Why I Love Infographics. Back in 2010, Jeff Dunn wrote an article about how infographics can accelerate learning .

Why I Love Infographics.

Their popularity has not lessened since then; in fact, I think their popularity has only grown, if this Pinterest page is any indication. In this post, I am going to share the reasons I love infographics. Let’s see if you agree, disagree, or have even better reasons to love them. They Are Concise They say that a picture is worth a thousand words.

What DL is happening? - General eLearning News stimulating & supporting learning... What DL is Happening? The FE Blog (Microsoft) THE END OF TEACHING by @agalorda. Talk point: hands off my PowerPoint! Why don't more academics use open educational resources? A woman gives PowerPoint presentation.

Talk point: hands off my PowerPoint! Why don't more academics use open educational resources?

Should more academics share their educational resources? Photograph: Alamy On Monday 3 October, at the #OpenDataLDN meet-up, organised by the Open Knowledge Foundation, I sat in a group led by Javiera Atenas, an academic at the University of Hertfordshire, on open educational resources (OER) and marvelled at the number of tools that existed to facilitate resource sharing. The event was organised as an opportunity to discuss ideas and developments around open data and open knowledge projects – ranging from open governance to data journalism. MIT's open courseware was lauded as an exceptional example of openness but there were also homegrown tools available such as the University of Nottingham's Xpert repository or, a site set up to enable teachers to find, share and discuss teaching resources, across all of the UK's HE and FE communities. Post your questions, comments and ideas below or tweet us what you think. Introducing Posterous Spaces.

How important are open ebook standards to universities? Ebook standards may lack the glamour that the technology attracts, but the arrival of ePub3 has the potential to transform how the academy creates and delivers its content to students and researchers.

How important are open ebook standards to universities?

Just weeks into the New Year and already there is a new ebooks revelation that colleges and universities need to digest. January saw the launch of Apple’s new iBooks2 software which grabbed headlines (see the BBC article here) and sparked heated debate across the academic community. Quietly underpinning the technology of the iBooks software is ePub. ePub is the ‘defacto’ ebook standard, with the latest version of ePub3 supporting complex layouts and rich media and interactivity for eTextbooks and professional and scientific publications. Supporting institutions and academics in taking advantage of these new technologies saw Jisc fund the creation of a thinktank to explore the potential of ePub for the academic community. Its technology stack is heavily borrowed from web technologies. Applying the 7 Golden Rules: One Teacher’s Take of Technology.

Culture Teaching Strategies In response to the article The 7 Golden Rules of Using Technology in Schools, teacher Patti Grayson wrote a point-by-point summary of exactly how it plays out in her class.

Applying the 7 Golden Rules: One Teacher’s Take of Technology

Here’s her take. By Patti Grayson Along with some colleagues in our lower school division, I lobbied to use money normally spent on workbooks and paper instructional materials to buy a classroom set of netbooks for our students. We’re only a month into the school year, and already, Bellow’s golden rules have served me well.

An open letter to those organisations who block Social Media sites…. Are you serious?

An open letter to those organisations who block Social Media sites….

Seriously, are you serious? Many of you will cite the reasons for blocking such sites as: commercial sensitivity security restrictions But many of you (you know who you are) will be concerned over their employees wasting time! AclJohn's Blog Portal. 7 Reasons to Rethink Your Blogging Strategy: New Research. Is your business working with bloggers? Do you blog? This article examines new research that shows blogging is here to stay. Like many social media tools, blogs have seen a steady increase in numbers and influence over the last several years. Note the growth charted by Invesp. On Dec. 2, 2011, that number was 178,637,835 (according to BlogPulse).