Month: March 2019

Running a service like Noteable comes with its own particular set of problems. Academic colleagues who have used the service in their teaching always say that the service is great, which itself is very good, the problem comes when trying to solidify this into something that you can take to others. I’ve realised that it …

I’ve recently tried to become a little more involved in the wider Jupyter community and I have to say that it’s the most amazing community to be part of and work with. We at the University of Edinburgh have already managed to get funding for our nbgrader workshop which has been a great excuse to …

Firstly, can I state this is not a blog about how Aliens is the superior movie compared to Alien and needless to say we want to discuss Alien Resurrection (its slightly better than Sharknado). Instead this will be a quick post on bias and AI via the medium of character’s from the Alien franchise. Bias […]

In my current position I am working on helping to identify and deliver the technology that would assist in the delivery of Master level courses at scale. Before the pedagogy evangelists go all Opus Dei on me let me stress that I am a firm believer that technology is not the definitive answer alone (without good design or […]

From Labyrinth to H5P First developed within CMVM back in 2004, Labyrinth was a game-based pathway system for creating and playing virtual patients. As the Labyrinth platform is built in Classic ASP, I wanted to see if we could use the H5P Branching Scenario as a possible alternative or successor. From the thousands published, I selected […]

Hi All, Recently I was working on adding a plupload plugin to the video-migrator site. It is a s tool that allows the file upload process to be executed in chunks. The video-migrator site uses Kaltura to process two video files and put them together as one movie, picture-in-picture. The installation and set up was fairly quick […]

H5P February 2019 release H5P have launched three new interactive content types, Branching Scenario, Virtual Tour (360) and Dictation. For anyone who doesn’t know anything about H5P it is a free open HTML5 technology to easily add interactive content to your website with a plugin for WordPress, Drupal and Moodle. Branching Scenario allow authors to […]

This post is the seventh in a series of blog posts for Open Education Week. By Karen Bowman, University of Edinburgh Public Domain Image, Wikimedia Commons I am Karen, a member of the University of Edinburgh administrative staff. I spotted a new open learning experience for staff and students in Creative Learning Week 2018 with ‘no experience …

LTW inherited a number of websites from LTS when it was formed several years ago, including a number of standalone WordPress sites.  Most of these WordPress sites are kept up-to-date by the customer themselves, which means customers run theme and plugin updates through the WordPress administration screens when required. Recently, one of our customers updated […]

This post is the fourth in a series of blog posts for Open Education Week. By Dr Iraklis Pantopoulos, Edinburgh College of Art, and Dr Charlotte Bosseaux, Translation Studies, School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, University of Edinburgh. Translation and open education go hand in hand! The historical role played by translation in the proliferation and dissemination of knowledge …


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