Monthly Archives: October 2008

A long list of Universities using WPMu

Dave Lester did a fine job of compiling a long list of Universities that are using WPMu in one capacity or another. It’s a great list, and there are at least 40 institutions on there I had no idea about. Add to this list the work Mario Núñez-Molina did last year and add a […] Continue reading

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Clubs and Organizations on UMW Blogs

One of the most interesting elements of UMW Blogs is the way in which things kinda happen on their own accord and the publishing environment itself takes on a life of itself. For example, I track a lot of the posts and comments that go through the system, and what I have begun to recognize […] Continue reading

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UMW Blogs has its first mapped (sub)domain

I have blogged regularly about mapping domains on WordPress Mulit-User for over a year now.  And it is with great pleasure that I announce the first instance of a mapped domain on UMW Blogs (which is actually a mapped subdomain).  UMW’s pioneering History department has decided to create a site on UMW Blogs to build […] Continue reading

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A Semantic UMW Blogs

Patrick Murray-John has been working tirelessly over the last month to realize an extremely exciting possibility for marrying the Semantic Web with WPMu, although this experiment is by no means limited to this application. What he has been doing is scraping the available data from the uber RSS feed of public blogs from the UMW […] Continue reading

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Embed RSS Plugin for WordPress

This is a re-blog of Mario Núñez-Molina’s post that points to a plugin called cets_EmbedRSS that allows you to embed an RSS feed into a post or page in WordPress (and WPMu) easily (and easily is the key here because the aggr plugin does something like this already).  It puts an RSS icon in the […] Continue reading

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No longer banned from DC: WordCamp Ed 2008

Well, after some grovelling to my special lady friend and some unveiled threats from the Bionic Teacher, I decided it might be in the interest of my personal health to attend WordCamp Ed DC, which David Lester has brilliantly conceived and organized (kudos). Such an event holds some powerful possibilities for the educational community using […] Continue reading

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Beyond the eye: A Virtual Art Exhibit via EduBlogs RUM

Mario A. Núñez Molina just posted about the virtual component of a photo art exhibit for an art class happening at the library of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. Now, there are a number of remarkable photographs (I’ll reproduce a few below withou permission, slap my wrist if this proves bad), […] Continue reading

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Syndicate, syndicate, syndicate the semester away

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For the first part of this semester I was in over my head with UMW Blogs. We had come up with the idea (through covert communication with other schools not to be named ) to use FeedWordPress as a syndicating engine. Quite simply, that students create their own blogs and tag […] Continue reading

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Syndication-Oriented Architecture, or a Feed Frenzied Framework!

Jon Udell has mentioned the idea of Syndication-Oriented Architecture a couple of times over the the last year of so. One of the things I’ve been trying to spell outabout UMW Blog is how it in many ways is trying to approximate a Syndication-Oriented Architechture using a very hodgepodge collection of plugins and widgets.
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Publishing Platforms and Cross-Campus Cultivation

Shawn Miller from Duke’s Center for Instructional Technology re-published my post “The UMW Blogs Story,” that chronicles the work we have been doing over the last several years. I am pretty excited that the approach of UMW’s Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies is providing others with fodder for thought. The group here at UMW […] Continue reading

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