Explaining Explain Everything | LEARN Blog

I wrote a recent blog post for LEARN based on a fascinating conversation that I had with the developers of the Explain Everything app for the iPad. If you find this interesting, you should consider attending the LEARN-RECIT Technology and Learning Summit 2014 at the Sheraton Laval on October 20, 2014. Explaining Explain Everything | […]

An accessibility tip for iOS 6 users

In researching affordable OCR apps for iOS, I came across this cheap alternative using full-featured software like GoQ’s WordQ, or Kurzweil to read printed documents aloud. ABBYY’s TextGrabber for iOS ($3.99 – iTunes App Store link) does a decent job at digitizing printed text. Once the text is digitized, the “Speak Selection” accessibility feature built-in […]

Sakai Install: Preparing the System

We chose Linux as the platform for Sakai. The main reason was cost — no licenses for the server OS and the availability of low cost server hardware. We opted for CentOS 5 as the flavour of Linux. It is basically Red Hat Enterprise and has proven to be robust in the past. CentOS is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]