Category Archives: Research

JW Media Player Clickable Transcript

Context: This code controls the media player (http://www.jwplayer.com/) via javascript API.  The inspiration/idea came from Philip Hutchinson’s Easy Captions code (http://pipwerks.com/2010/06/07/for-your-reading-pleasure-easycaptions/) which provides an incredibly elegant solution to captions/transcripts embedded as html (instead of being dynamically loaded). This code basically serves … Continue reading

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Learning Swift: Calculator App, part 5. Revamping the logic/design

This is part 5 of my Learning Swift Calculator App. This update is mostly about the code structure and design decision about the calculator and its behavior. Technical lessons learned: Adding variable values in the middle of the string is … Continue reading

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Learning Swift: Calculator App, part 3. IBOutlet and button touch highlighting

This is part 3 of my Learning Swift Calculator App. Progress Working on UIX (visual cue that a button has been touched) Lessons learned: Yes – there is only one item on this update.  Adding a state change when a … Continue reading

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Learning Swfit: Calculator App, part 2. Case, Auto Layout, Variable types

This is part 2 of my Learning Swift Calculator App. Progress: +, -, x operations are now functional decimals also work Lessons learned: It’s easy to get caught up on a new programming language and forget to use universal concepts … Continue reading

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Multicam editing in Premiere Pro CS6 and its many quirks

So we (World Campus Learning Design Multimedia Specialists: Brian Strauss, Pete Warren, and myself) went on a very interesting video shoot recently. This was for a psychology class modeling some simulated psychotherapy sessions; we were able to get students from … Continue reading

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Snap by Lectora Quick Review

I had a chance to play around with Snap by Lectora (http://www.trivantis.com/snap/e-learning-software-for-PowerPoint-Presentations) for a few hours.  It is marketed as a e-Learning Software for PowerPoint presentations.  Their main marketing strategy is presenting themselves as a low cost competitor to Articulate … Continue reading

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Threaded Comments in blogs.psu.edu

This is OLD – from 2008, but, blogs.psu.edu can support threaded comments.  Just takes a bit of work – modify the template… just a little copy/paste. http://www.personal.psu.edu/bak147/blogs/brad/2008/10/test-of-threaded-comments.html

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Angel Notes to self

A way to link from an external page to the current Angel course and specific content within that course: https://cms.psu.edu/section/content/default.asp?WCI=Goto&WCU=CRSCNT&preview=0&MATCH=some+search+string+separated+by+plus+signs A way to link to associated files within a course: $COURSE_PATH$_assoc/subdirectory/filename

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Convert Jing to FLV

Note to self: Use jing to create the SWF (save to disk) Create a Flash project (FLA), import the .swf (seems to get rid of the Jing branding and play button interactivity) and export to desired format!

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