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oEmbed your OERs

Many bloggers are familiar with copying embed code from sites like YouTube and Slideshare to include the content in their blog posts. Now there's a simpler, more robust way...

I've tried to write a plain English tutorial, for a non-technical and technical audience - all you need is experience authoring content in a blog or content management system like Drupal or Moodle.

How to embed content on OLnet.org

Embedding on OLnet screenshot, Flickr

Transform an OpenLearn unit into a podcast to learn on the move

The OpenLearn project offers a lot of courses that you can take for free, or even remix. When you have the time to sit in front of your computer this is great, but what about those other times you can't spend time looking at your computer, but the opportunity to learn might brighten up your day? These times might include occasions such as a long car journey, when you are off jogging or waiting at a bus stop.

Mind Mapping a Conference

If you are a regular user of Twitter and follow folk who go to conferences you might have noticed that they have a tendency to highlight points they feel are noteworthy. It is a real change from just taking notes and communicating them to people upon return, now you can follow a conference even if you are not there. The information arriving in your Twitter stream though is raw, unsorted and delivered unevenly over time. What if you wanted to make some sense of it?

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