This is a quick announcement concerning my open source project hosting. On the 20th May 2013, Google Code posted the following announcement; “Starting today, existing projects that do not have any downloads and all new projects will not have the ability to create downloads. Existing projects with downloads will see no visible changes until January… Continue reading I’m moving my open source projects from Google to GitHub
As elearning becomes more popular and more learners’ expect elearning in some form as a part of their course, more schools and academies are thinking about adopting a learning management system to meet their expectations. So how does an organisation make the transition from the classroom to on-line learning activities? What can you successfully transfer… Continue reading Making the transition from the classroom to on-line
I’m pleased to announce the full public release of the SWF Activity Module for Moodle 1.9. It’s no longer in beta phase and is safe to install in public Moodle 1.9 installations. Followers of this blog and my elearning projects will be well aware of the SWF Activity Module and what it does. If you’re… Continue reading SWF Activity Module goes public
There seems to be a heated and highly polarised debate in progress about Flash and HTML5. There also seems to be a lot of misinformation flying around and some misunderstandings about what Flash and HTML5 are, what they can do and how the future of the web is likely to shape up in the next… Continue reading Flash and HTML5 – Competitors or complementary solutions?
OK, this is going to be a very techie post as it’s aimed exclusively at developers who are interested in integrating Flash and Moodle. If you’ve never written a line of computer code, then this article will most probably bore you to death! What is the SWF Activity Module? The SWF Activity Module deploys Flash… Continue reading Moodle SWF Activity Module developer preview
In February 2009, I released the first beta version of the FLV Player plugin activity module for Moodle. It leverages the ubiquitous JW FLV Player and has been very popular among teachers and course content developers working with Moodle. I’m working on a substantial update for the module and in this article I’m going to… Continue reading Moodle FLV Player module update
In a previous article, I wrote about a new web communication protocol being developed by Google called Google Wave. Well, five months later, I finally have my Google Wave developer’s preview invitation and I can start creating waves and experimenting with my very own account. Embedded in this article below is a Wave hosted on… Continue reading Google Wave is out!
In this article, I’m going to discuss the relevance of social networking to learners of English, some of the developments in learning English as a foreign/second language on-line and how this might shape the future of e-learning and learning management systems for EFL/ESL. So much to learn, so little time to learn it. For learners… Continue reading Social networking for EFL/ESL
…or Why don’t videos of the same type, i.e. AVI, MPEG, etc., work on everyone’s computers? With broadband Internet connections becoming the norm, video on the web has become commonplace but beware, authoring video files for deployment on the web can be a minefield – WMV, FLV, MOV, MP4, F4V – There’s a dizzying array… Continue reading Video formats and media containers
Another revolution in the way we communicate and interact with each other on the web. Google may have done it yet again. Introducing… Google Wave! What is it? It’s difficult to explain. The Google developers’ way of describing it is to ask the question, “What would e-mail look like if it were invented today?” It’s… Continue reading Google Wave