The Collaborative Liberal Arts Project’s first ever Moodle User Group meeting was held June 23-24, 2014 at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. It was followed by our traditional Summer Moodle Hack/doc Fest. Getting there was an adventure in and of itself — Charles Fulton (Lafayette College) and I took the train from New York … Read more
When I was a kid I used to love going to summer camp. Usually it was 4-H campaign, where I’d spend a week in Beemerville, NJ building model rockets, though I also went to Space Camp. Twice. Yes, I was a big nerd. Thirty-odd years later, I’m still a big nerd, but instead of building … Read more
Moodle is hitting Macalester College in a big way in June. First, the Collaborative Liberal Arts Moodle Project (CLAMP) is hosting it’s first ever Moodle User Group meeting (or “MUG”) at the St. Paul, MN college. The MUG runs June 23-24, 2014 and features a packed schedule focusing on the pedagogical uses of Moodle. Immediately after the … Read more
The Collaborative Liberal Arts Moodle Project (CLAMP) is hosting its first-ever Moodle User Group meeting at Macalester College, in St. Paul, MN on June 23-24, 2014. Learn more at the MUG website or submit a response to the call for papers.
The ITS Coffee Break is back! After an extended hiatus Courtney Bentley and I have started recording new podcasts on a bimonthly basis. Check out the most recent shows: ITS Coffee Break #70: Mobile Web, Smart Watches, MOOCs, Faculty Technology Grants ITS Coffee Break #71:WordPress, IT Security Training, Google Reader Retired ITS Coffee Break #72: … Read more
I added some thoughts on responsive design to the ITS Blog.
Viget Labs, the firm that did Lafayette’s web redesign and our recent mobile project, is featured in an article by Google about how they improved PUMA’s web site using analytics.
Netflix has a blog post up discussing their distributed approach to using Amazon’s AWS service, and how they weathered its April 2011 outage. It’s a good read, especially for anyone whose interested in scaling up their apps for use with AWS.
Digress.it is a collaborative editing and discussion plugin for WordPress that allows users to add comments to individual paragraphs in a post. We’re piloting as Scribe at Lafayette. These videos on Vimeo provide a good overview of how to make the best use of the plugin, from planning out documents to making comments. They’re well … Read more