Category Archives: XML/RSS

Finding and reusing digital learning resources…

I just finished a faculty workshop on finding and reusing digital learning resources, as part of a seminar series held by UBC’s Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth. For this workshop I tried to dispense with learning object talk, and … Continue reading

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Big-time publishing fun with metadata…

Harper’s Magazine’s website has had a major reworking courtesy of Paul Ford, the mastermind behind Ftrain. A fairly groovy application of XML is outlined in Ford’s announcement: Harper’s is built upon a Semantic Web framework — albeit a primitive one. … Continue reading

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RSS Reality Check

From the fine weblog Library Stuff, on my home and native land: Free health care, legalized gay marriages, and RSS in the government. Such a forward thinking country. Not to seem unpatriotic… but universal health care gets less and less … Continue reading

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MERLOT presentation — the gory aftermath

We just gave our dog and pony show on RSS at the MERLOT conference. Previously, I had always tacked on a five minute spiel on weblogs and RSS to the end of “learning object” talks (and always sensed the most … Continue reading

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RSS: A Love Story

I’ve been asked to write an introduction to RSS, in less than 600 words, for a general audience. It’s been an interesting exercise. My current working draft: RSS: A Love Story I’m no techie, so I guess I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Gulping Goblets of MERLOT

Things are cranking up for this week’s MERLOT conference. My own travel arrangements are simple, given that the conference is being held here in Vancouver. In fact, the commute will be shorter this week. It’s my privilege to be co-presenting … Continue reading

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LOVCOP Presentation wiki

The wiki url is : http://a-mtype.apsc.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?TheFuss for those of you participating….

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LOVCOP’s on the scene…

If you read Alan or D’Arcy (and if you don’t you should), you already know that we will be co-presenting a teleconference presentation for Educause’s Learning Objects Virtual Community of Practice entitled What’s the Fuss about RSS?. It would be … Continue reading

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N.NE: roadmap for a new syndication standard

Laura Trippi with a characteristically amusing and useful overview of machinations in the tangled world of emerging (converging? diverging?) RSS standards… worth quoting at length: The Log Format Roadmap page lays out the plan. This will be a new syndication … Continue reading

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RSS Feeds via Javascript

Most of the substance of these tips are bouncing around elsewhere, but now Alan, with some help from D’Arcy, wrap up the key elements of rendering RSS feeds into any web presentation (page, weblog, course) in a nice tidy package: … Continue reading

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