Monthly Archives: February 2010

A Multitude of “Here” Links

Thought I would share a good example of “here” links gone extreme. A minor accessibility & usability recommendation which is often violated is to avoid link text using “Go here”, or “Follow this link” and replace it with meaningful text. … Continue reading

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Wisdom from Our Graduate Students

One of the more interesting side projects I’ve been involved with Kim Winck has been interviewing some of the students who have gone through the TWT Certificate program. Of course, they’ve had some nice things to say about the program, … Continue reading

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Word Text in Movable Type (DON’T DO IT)

Pasting text from Word into Movable Type can be tricky. Take this innocuous looking 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; … Continue reading

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Getting Visitor Interaction…The Hard Way

A concern in recent years here at ETS has been how to encourage interaction with the online community. I’ve stumbled on to one way to increase interaction – typos and broken links. A depressing yet heartening fact is that I … Continue reading

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Not sure about iPad, but that’s OK

We were having a discussion about the upcoming iPad and what it might mean for education. I admit to being very excited by it (to the point that I might actually BUY one). Reviewing the specs, I can see that … Continue reading

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Any Writing Games?

Last week the Educational Gaming Commons hosted a brownbag on the Typo! game being used at Schuylkill in sections of English 15 being taught by Bim Angst. This tool is designed to test your proofing ability – a very key … Continue reading

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