CSS for Resizing Video
Just a handy chunk of CSS to make your video embeds behave better. It’s out there but not a bad thing to spread farther.
The link bait title should have been something like “5 Must See Themes for WordPress Multisite” but in any case, I’m wandering around the Internet looking for interesting/useful looking examplesI’m assuming most people who read this blog are already aware of UMW, CUNY Commons, and DS106. (educational and otherwise). I started by browsing this old Google spreadsheet of WordPress in education examplesIt is interesting to see which have stayed and which have folder as the spreadsheet is being updated but is also several years old. and then moved on to the WordPress showcase but focusing on BuddyPress and multisite flavors. [snap url=”http://www.trcommons.org/” alt=”Tufts Roundtable Commons” w=”400″ h=”300″ link=”on”] Clean layout with some links out to multimedia elements (Roundtable Radio). This is a nice additional example to show that while DS106 is undeniably great, there are other people in education pushing at the transmedia publishing. [snap url=”http://www.msoe.edu/welcome” alt=”Milwaukee School of Engineering” w=”400″ h=”300″ link=”on”] Slick graphic design and lots of content without feeling too overwhelming. I think it’s a good balance of static/activity. The WordPress inclusion write ups are also interesting reading. [snap url=”http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/blogs/directory.html?_r=0″ alt=”NY Times Blog Index” w=”400″ h=”300″ link=”on”]Interesting to see how they display 60 some odd blogs. [snap url=”http://sites.psu.edu/” alt=”Sites at Penn State” w=”400″ h=”300″ link=”on”] A different focus/look but one worth considering for example browsing. I’d consider […]
flickr photo shared by Internet Archive Book Images with no copyright restriction (Flickr Commons) A week or two ago some faculty members asked me about getting the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) content out of the Moodle hosted at Vanderbilt and into WordPress. I figured I could do this. Someone might even have done it already. If not, I figured the export options would have to put out something fairly straightforward that could be parsed. In any case, the majority of my learning comes from committing to things I don’t quite know how to do. Turns out I couldn’t find anyone who’d done this before. I went a variety of different routes as I attempted not to do the work myself. First, I exported the course in the two different flavors that were available (SCORMI’m pretty sure this is a comic book villain./Course Cartridge and Moodle backup). Just for fun I tried a few different flavors of import plugins . . . Edwiser Bridge might have worked but required a higher level of connection to Moodle than I felt like dealing with and seemed more focused on integration rather than migration, Simple CSV Importer and WP All Import both failed to do what I needed despite pushing XML around a bit to try to make it work. So with […]