Half baked

Setting up an easy open online office hours using appear.in

I’ve mentioned the appear.in service a couple of times. This allows you to convene small meetings (up to 8 people) with video, voice and chat without the need for logins or additional browser plugins on both desktop and mobile. My thoughts on using it with virtual office hours.

altc2013 building new connections: Notes on integrating Conferencer, BuddyPress, FeedWordPress and MailPress for a conference platform

I’m not entirely sure what this post is. I started writing it on the train down to altc2013 and think it lost its focus between York and Sheffield. Essentially I wanted to write this to highlight some of the benefits of using BuddyPress as a way to capture user activity streams but at the same time some of the challenges of achieving an integrated experience using WordPress. I’ll let you decide it’s value and please feel free to comment (the ‘dirty code’ post will be a lot better).

You’ve created a resource and released it into the wild under a licence that permits reuse/remix. Does the file format you’ve used allow easy editing? Is the format you’ve used going to be around much longer? Should OER file formats be tomorrow’s problem?