Upgrading an existing Sakai installation

The next few posts will chronicle the process of creating a fresh install of the Sakai portal/course management system and then importing content from an existing installation. The organization that I went through this process for had a Sakai instance that had been installed by a vendor/consultant as a binary distribution. We relied on the […]

Twitter Away Your Life With Social Networking

From Wired: “The internet is to human interaction as Pringles are to potatoes. Companionship and closeness are processed into an unrecognizable slurry, then reconstituted as an unnatural recreation of their original incarnation.” read more | digg story

Videomaru: A great Flash video tool

A student of mine recommended a great Flash video tool called video.Maru. It’s a component which allows a developer to create customized video players without any knowledge of ActionScript. All you have to do is create MovieClips on the stage with the correct names. I am experimenting with it now and will post some more […]

“VersionJacking”

I use versiontracker.com to keep track of new updates for the software that I use. Some software programs seem to be updated on an almost daily basis. I can help but wonder if this is a case of “versionjacking”; issuing incremental updates so as to always be in the list of updated software.

NECC – June 25, 2007 – Why I want a GPS Unit!

Wow! Every once in a while you attend a workshop that really makes a difference – or at least rises above the usual standard of conference workshops. Dr. Alice Christie is this year’s bomb. This was by far the most effective, impressive education workshop that I have attended in a long time.The workshop focused on […]

NECC – June 25, 2007 – Report from “Collaborative Tools for Global Distributed Learning”

Presenter: Dr. Yvonne Marie Andrés Dr. Andrés is the founder of the Global Schoolnet, a home to many learning resources on the web.Dr. Andrés began by touring her site, the Global Schoolnet, showcasing a Project Registry for PBL. She worked her way through a “speed-dating” version of several online collaborative tools. Dropshots.com allows teachers/students to […]

NECC – June 24, 2007 – The First Day

Today was our first day at the NECC site. We registered and toured the Georgia World Congress Center to get our bearings and decide where the best places to hang out were.The scale of NECC is massive, yet it operates like a well-oiled machine. Shuttle buses ferry the thousands of attendees from their hotels to […]

Save Our Internet Radio – The View from Paradise

Don’t let the RIAA silence your favorite Internet radio station! When I read about the onerous fee increases that will be levied against Internet radio stations, I was sorely disappointed. From the little that I have read on the subject, these fees seem not only outrageously high, but punitive. I sincerely believe that Internet radio […]