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The newest video in the newly-dubbed "Conference Notes" series is up! Skye and I tried out a new style of animation for this one which we're pretty excited about, as it's quick to produce and has a fun effect. Tell us what you think!
We are well into the launch event for Pressible, and I am currently watching Gus Andrews give a talk on the Media Show. Three prongs of the case study: Student oriented - production of MS as a means of teaching video production Teacher oriented - MS as a media literacy teaching tool Anyone oriented - MS as a ...
Pressible is now on Twitter and it wants you to follow it: @Pressible. And just as a reminder, the Pressible launch is one week from today, Tuesday June 1st. We're getting excited, and hope you'll join us!
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We are a mere 13 days from the official launch of Pressible 1.0 on June 1st! To get the rest of the Lab geared up for what we've begun calling "The Summer of Pressible," we're presenting at the weekly EdLab Lunchtime Seminar outlining our ideas, our features, and our hopes for the summer. The Lab's director Gary Natriello, Brian, and Patrick will each lead part of the discussion. I'm hoping that we'll get some good questions and feedback from the audience--and some enthusiasm too! Commencing live-posting of the event in the threaded comments below!
"Outreach" is an abused term: overused, exploited, and misunderstood. The idea that there is one type of outreach, or a single method for a single product, is obviously absurd. But from politician's "community outreach efforts" to those of big corporations "giving back through outreach," it becomes clear that genuine human interaction is the key to a successful connection, whether deemed an "outreach effort" or not. As the rest of the team and I have begun to talk to people about Pressible, it is clear that we all have our own methods and strategies when it comes to explaining what we're bu...
That was the question we were charged with answering at today's seminar at the EdLab. Each work-group was asked how they would want to be described to visitors to the Lab. With half of the Pressible team either ill or on vacation after the 1.3 release last week, Brian and I dared to represent the entire team with these idea-nuggets: a focus on web literacy...
While we've posted a lot of information about our development of Pressible, there hasn't been much talk of research. Luckily, the Pressible team sits within earshot of the R&D team for EdLab. Pressible does and will generate a slew of data; but our team has not spent much time thinking about fully-developed research questions that will inform both the use and continued development of the network. Of course this is a priority, but we thought we could benefit from some guidance about where to start, what to look for, and what to track immediately. Today we had a great discussi...
This article on Tech Crunch introduces the Instapaper app for the iPad. Like the same app for other devices (mobile and not), it allows a user to bookmark content they don't have time to read so they can easily return to it later. My questions: 1. Has anyone used Instapaper or use (or prefer) another similar app? 2. Does anyone find they have ...
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We had a final meeting this afternoon to tie up the loose ends as we prepare to deploy Pressible 1.2 tomorrow afternoon. Still a bit left to do but spirits are high, even as Patrick fights with the HP touchscreen computer whilst performing browser testing on a certain cantankerous browser. But with the good news that YouTube is dropping IE6, there is hope that well-behaved browsers might be the norm, making for fewer emotional outbursts here at the Lab.
I'm adding a few more Qs to the Pressible FAQ. Of course, the easiest way to tell people how to do something is to do it yourself, and record the steps (ah, documentation!). Hence, this post, and (perhaps) the following video: [brightcove video="63944758001" /] Ah ha! By previewing my post a few times after three or four trials-with-errors, I finally get the video above. Thanks to Patrick. Now let's see what happens when I start adding width and height dimensions, shall we? [brightcove video="63944758001" width="320" height="240" /] Hmm... that toolbar at the bottom doesn'...