EdLab Project ArchiveThis archived site is a record of the manchester met University Faculty of Education edlab project. Active from 2015 to 2000.
From 2017 EdLab was integrated into the Faculty’s programme and is now led by a variety of staff and external partners, most of our updates have moved to other project blogs. Here are descriptions and blogs where […]
This video is to help you to fix bugs in your software.
So we’ve been doing block coding with Blockly and it’s all great.
It’s all good fun making a […]
admin wrote a new post, Booktype & "eBooks: the learning platform of the future?" at Cetis, on the site Clearerchannel 6 years, 9 months ago
I gave a presentation on how FLOSS Manuals uses Booktype and ePubs at a discussion panel at the Cetis 2014 conference. Here is Wilbert’s write up of the panel. When does a book become a web platform. This links to a lot of the work Adam Hyde has done around advocating for the use of epubs.
I also formulated a bit of an argument around epubs and OER (Open educational resources) which is posted as part of an email discussion on the Open Education email list here.
It’s a bit simplistic but here’s the essential argument. (excuse the ACRONYMS google is your friend here)
most OER are shared by the person / team that writes them
online courses, Moocs, OER repositories are increasingly the place where OER are collaboratively written using blog type, wysiswyg tools which output HTML pages
format specs like Scorm and metadata standards like LOM are too hard for self publishers to use
epubs are the most suitable candidate to allow importing and exporting of OER into these platform allowing us the freedom to exit and remix between repositories
EDUPUB is in danger of bringing a lot of complexity to the equation and hindering uptake
let’s not get hung up on interactivity – let’s get the workflow working with simple epubs first and use the web coding principle of “progressive enhancement” to bring more interactivity to OER
exported ePubs work well on mobile devices (just saying)
ePubs – all the way – let’s advocate for all VLEs, MOOCs, Blogs etc to accept import and export of ePubs
Here are some quick links for the content mentioned in the presentation and discussion at the Cetis 2014 conference.
Presentation on Booktype given at Cetis 2014
Lorna’s write up of the OER Booksprint
Open Video Workbook: a course sprint on an old fishing trawler
Workshop at UCL on academic use of Booktype
Mozilla Webmaker – Mick’s ePub series:
admin wrote a new post, Quick Links for Info-Activism Tools and Techniques, on the site Clearerchannel 7 years ago
I’ve done work for Tactical Tech for their tool kit on information activism. They do a great job of presenting the list of tools in an interactive way. Most of these links point to their work with […]
admin wrote a new post, Free Cake & Learn to Encrypt Email & Data (and browse the web without being tracked), on the site Clearerchannel 7 years, 4 months ago
“For Normal Privacy Please Encrypt Your Data”
Saturday 7th December – Mad Lab 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HN
(Between Thomas St and the Craft Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)
1.30pm – Free […]
Do I.T. is a digital media training course equipping artists and creatives with the skills to develop their online profile and presence. The pilot scheme this year for Do I.T. took place at Community Arts North […]
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While I was running the Social Media Centre in Salford with PVM, I had a lot of fun working with young people to make videos, radio programmes and website. We took on quite a few young people for work […]
Gallery of the Video production day. Thanks to Richard for a great insight on how to make it as a video production company working in the Arts.
East Salford Direct TV.
Digital Diaries: Produced by Community Arts North West
(CAN) in conjunction with the Basement social centre.
Local film makers have teamed up with people facing
deportation to tell the untold stories behind […]
Images by Charlie Harvey
admin wrote a new post, Video Presentations of Collaborative Workshops course, on the site Clearerchannel 7 years, 7 months ago
admin wrote a new post, Firefox in a Nutshell and Etherpad Manuals in English and Farsi, on the site Clearerchannel 7 years, 7 months ago
We are happy to announce new manuals in FLOSS Manuals that have also been translated into Farsi for the Internews Europe, Human Rights Connect project.
The first is a summary of Firefox with a focus […]
admin wrote a new post, Mcrblogs.co.uk – new blogging platform for Manchester groups, on the site Clearerchannel 7 years, 7 months ago
As part of the Artists do I.T. course we have set up a platform for blogs and websites at mcrblogs.co.uk
Mcr Blogs is set up to promote local group, individuals and campaigns to promote their work and […]
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