Four new Xerte Page Types

September 18, 2009 at 7:37 pm

A while back I started to develop some of my own page types for use with Xerte and Xerte Online Toolkits. I finally found a small bit of time to test and refine them so here’s some examples.

This first example automatically generates QR code and short URL from a link typed or pasted into the editor when authoring. The link could obviously be a link to the learning object itself e.g. displayed on the last page to share details of how to access the LO after a f2f session.

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This second example displays the results of a twitter search feed complete with user avatars. Twitter is obviously growing in popularity and awareness of teaching and learning uses so being able to include one or more twitter feeds within an LO is a useful facility.

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This third example is a tweak of the existing stimulating question page whereby the user is prompted to type a response to a question or task before clicking the button to compare their own response with a pre-prepared example or list of ideas and suggestions.

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Finally this fourth example will only be of interest to those using the xlearn text wall system. It takes the RSS feed from that system and provides an optimised display of the messages for use in a f2f environment.

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You can download an export of these templates here and either use that via the Xerte Windows application or add to your own Toolkits installation. The latter will require admin access to the toolkits installation.

I hope to create a guide at some point on how to create new templates and incorporate them into the default Nottingham provided template. Meanwhile I hope the zip is useful but as always you’ll need to use at your own risk etc.

For users of the molenet xerte online toolkits installation the new page types are already available.

Post with image attached from htc touch diamond

February 22, 2009 at 5:57 pm

Process here is to select a picture select send by email and then add relevant text to email and of course send to posterous

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1st day with the htc diamond

February 18, 2009 at 11:22 pm

This is a test with this t-mobile device and hopefully will include some attachments. Had some problems setting up the mail account but seems fine now

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Another posterous test

February 15, 2009 at 11:42 pm

So this time the test is sending a message and photo from an iPod touch which would obviously work from an iPhone too. In this case I selected a photo, press and hold to see options, select send by email, then add the relevant text above and below the image.

So the picture in this case isn’t relevant it’s just the view of a bay in Mallorca I took on holiday a couple of years ago.

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