Choosing an online and social presence for your interest group, project, event or organization


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I’ve recently been involved with several projects where the question arose how to handle online presence. Everybody always agrees that you need a website and these days somebody always asks what about Facebook. And with a really hip crowd, you Continue reading

Use Google+ Communities to run Google Hangouts with your tutorial groups in a large online course


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What’s Google Hangouts Google Hangouts is a great free video service from Google for groups of up to 10 people to have an audio/video chat with each other while sharing their screens, watching videos together, or collaborating on documents. This Continue reading

“Why didn’t anyone tell me about this?”: What every learning technologist should know about accessible documents #ALTC2012


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I gave this presentation at the ALT Conference 2012 in Manchester. Presentation Download presentation from Slideshare. Abstract The title of this presentation is a composite of the many responses we receive when we deliver training on accessible documents to teachers Continue reading

The Drupal/WordPress choice: A guide for individuals, small organizations and the Internet


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Note: This is a much longer post than I intended. Therefore, I could not face rereading all of it and fixing it for clarity and grammar. Let me know if something is too opaque. Also, not everything that could be Continue reading

Word 2013 Preview Accessibility and Usability Review – First Impressions [Update 2 on uninstall]


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In case of problems: How to uninstall Office 2013 Preview If you have trouble with the Office 2013 Consumer Preview and cannot uninstall it, you can use this tool from Microsoft [Link downloads file]. You may have to associate your Continue reading

5 UX Improvements Moodle needs desperately


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I talked about some Moodle UX problems on the admin side. These are some student facing UX improvements that would make the world a better place. 1. Better course navigation: No scroll of death There really isn’t much more to Continue reading

5 Moodle 2 features that waste admin time


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Moodle 2 has introduced some useful features that make administration easier. The search admin option, docking, AJAXified search of user lists, permissions setting, etc. But at the same time, it left important things out and/or made others more difficult. Some Continue reading

4 things you thought you knew about screen readers!


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This is my proposal for a Pecha Kucha session at the MoodleMoot Dublin 2012. It barely scratches the surface but should be a good start for people who care about accessibility. If you only have time to read one post Continue reading

Integrating Learning Technology Support into Moodle #mootuk11


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This is a sneak peak at the slides on Slideshare (subject to small changes) of a talk I’ll be giving at Moodle Moot UK 2011. I’ll be sharing our experiences with using various (mostlycloud-based) tools to provide Moodle support in a purely Continue reading

#mootuk11 session proposal: Integrating Learning Technology Support into Moodle


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My proposal for Moodle Moot UK 2011 has been accepted. Here it is in case anyone wants to suggest things. This presentation will share various experiences with providing technology support to Moodle users with varied ICT skills (teachers enrolled on Continue reading