Saturday, March 20, 2010

iPhone for Moodle web application aks for your feedback

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19 March 2010 8:10 PM
by Ignatia/Inge de Waard

Our iPhone for Moodle web application aks for your feedback

Today we have opened the demo site of the iPhone Moodle site I talked about in previous posts.

Feel free to have a look at and share your remarks on one of the fora. The only thing you need to do to get access to the fora is to register (for free).

Thank you for your willingness to have a look and exchange your ideas with us. Once we go through all remarks, and we incorporate them in the existing code, the code will be released.

How the project come about

Just a quick narrative of how the project came about.

Tackle what you know will be a benefit

This project came about by accident. It was never our attention to develop a Moodle/iPhone/iPod solution from the start. Actually, we were just happy working on a continued medical education for HCWs that previously did not have access to updated learning material. But as we got feedback from the HCWs in the field, we saw the need to adapt Moodle to enable complete access for the iPhone. The iPhone did work with the MLE, but it did not allow access to all the interactive features of Moodle. So we only took action as it had a clear purpose that could benefit our learner target group.

Standing on the shoulders of giants
The coding got developed by looking at what was already there, and thinking about what would be relevant to have.

Trust the world and its communities
Whenever we were confronted with a problem, it was posted on one of the mobile Moodle forums, so everyone could think collaboratively. An open community that can give support while developing any type of application is a strong benefit for any endeavor.

Move forward starting with little steps

  • First stage: we looked around for recoding that had been done all around the world. We found two main developers that really made a difference: Hiroki Inoue from Learning Design located in Japan and Dale Mugford from BraveNewCode located in Canada. They had been doing ground breaking work for iPhone access to other php-programs.
  • Second stage: the researchers and developers of both institutes (ITM and ITMAvH) started adapting the code. The first steps of the coding were discussed in the community forums of Moodle ( All along people tested the web application.
  • Third stage: an international team of Moodle and/or iPhone experts joined the final stages of the coding process to ensure we could offer a demo site that was functioning well. The international team made sure the code was understandable to all, by adding extra information were needed. A dedicated site was set-up: (thanks to Julian Ridden for setting it up, previously we were working on a much slower server of our own).
  • Fourth stage: the demo stage: on the central iphone/moodle website a demo site is opened from 19 March 2010, today. This enables everyone to come to the demo site and try the web application via their own devices.
  • Fifth stage: the open source code will be released under a Creative Commons General Public license. Free for all to download, adapt and share.
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Lisatickledpink interview re Twitter fame!

Link to podcast of the show below

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Learning Pocess

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Lisas reflections 1 week in

Read Product Design student reflections on her surprise Ineternet fame
as part of their International collaborative project using Ning and

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Moodle and iPhone update: the movie

Moodle and iPhone update: the movie: "For those wanting to see a glimpse of the interaction behind the application that allows the iPhone (or iPod) to access Moodle. Look at this uploaded movie:

In the meantime the iPhone/Moodle platform is getting into shape:

Things moving on several fronts: getting proposals out, checking codes, making coding manuals (thank you very much Beto!).


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Twitter Tales

We are using Twitter to communicate between New Zealand, Ireland and Chile for a collaborative Product design student project.

Students have setup Twitter accounts and begun 'tweeting', with their Lecturers also using Twitter to respond, guide and inform their students during the project.

Serendipitously, an online PODCast show host has chosen one of our students at random to get them to the top of the twitter followed list and make them famous!

Lisa's "I hate technology" tweet caought the PODCast show hosts eye and recommended all his listeners follow her on Twitter. 24 hours later she has over 8600 followers. The goal is to get more than 15000 followers in a week, and one of Lisa's follows (at random) will win an Apple iPod from Leo Laporte, as will Lisa herself!

Lisa's Twitter page:

Leo has also taken Lisa to the top of DIGG:

Leo Laportes PODCast show:

Episode on "I Hate Technology" - watch the video from 24 minutes to 30 minutes, and 1 hour 26 minutes to view the sections on Lisa's story!


Saturday, March 06, 2010

iPad launches on April 3rd, pre-orders begin March 12th

6 March 2010 3:02 AM
by Joshua Topolsky

iPad launches on April 3rd, pre-orders begin March 12th

Word from Apple is out -- so get your credit cards ready. The iPad will be launching on Saturday April 3rd (and on the shelves, er... display tables at Apple retail stores), but you'll be able to plunk down cold, hard cash for it in just a week. Pre-orders will begin on March 12th for the US version (non-3G) for that April street date, with the 3G version coming in late April along with iPads for eager buyers in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. Says our man Steve Jobs: "We're excited for customers to get their hands on this magical and revolutionary product and connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before." Remember, it's magic. US pricing will be as follows (just in case you need to figure out how many piggy banks to smash):
  • 16GB WiFi only -- $499
  • 32GB WiFi only -- $599
  • 64GB WiFi only -- $699
  • 16GB WiFi + 3G -- $629
  • 32GB WiFi + 3G -- $729
  • 64GB WiFi + 3G -- $829
Need more info? Full PR after the break!

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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Qik Premium announced, available exclusively through Ovi Store

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3 March 2010 8:15 AM

Qik Premium announced, available exclusively through Ovi Store

Qik today announced, via its blog, that it is making Qik Premium available for select Nokia devices through the Ovi Store. Qik is an application / service allows you to stream video live from your smartphone to the web. Advantages of the premium version include improved processing on uploaded videos (higher quality play back and improved speed on low bandwidth connections), unlimited storage space and the ability to download videos (that you have uploaded to Qik) to your PC.

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