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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. 1 | Be clear about your goals Undoubtedly, mobile is a megatrend. Related Resources from B2C» Free Webcast: Native Advertising - What Is It & Why Content Marketers Should Care Make sure you can answer these questions before making a move:

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? 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. The move from knowing about the project to using and discussing it is fairly trivial. Reporting bugs requires some extra knowledge, e.g. using the bug tracker, but isn’t a significantly harder step. 10 common e-learning terms explained. Share.

10 common e-learning terms explained

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…. Last year, I saw a television programme (‘Springwatch’) which described the work of a single person who each year recorded in a notebook the precise time of budburst in a single oak tree near her home. Another great example of someone recording data in a notebook is the late Richard Fitter’s recording the range of plant species in the Chilterns. Muzy: A Neat Way to Blog With Pictures.

Muzy offers both practitioners and learners...- a neat way to blog with pictures and text.- more than two dozen apps for manipulating and displaying their pictures.- a way to share their creations on Twitter and/or Facebook. Everything that users create becomes a part of their Muzy blog. Additionally, they can share all of their Muzy creations on Twitter and Facebook.

Users can create new posts...- on the Muzy website,- with the Muzy iOS app, and- with the Muzy Android app. eLearning Tools-Resources-etc. Why I Love Infographics. Back in 2010, Jeff Dunn wrote an article about how infographics can accelerate learning . Their popularity has not lessened since then; in fact, I think their popularity has only grown, if this Pinterest page is any indication. 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. 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. AclJohn's Blog Portal. 7 Reasons to Rethink Your Blogging Strategy: New Research. Is your business working with bloggers?

7 Reasons to Rethink Your Blogging Strategy: New Research

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). Number of Blogs Grows 14 million blogs were added since July 2011 (as of 12/2/2011). If people are adding nearly 3 million blogs per month, surely this is a tool worth understanding and maximizing.