Teaching in Romania

I’m currently in Romania. The main reason for me being out here is to carry out some research experiments regarding the adaptive e-learning software I’ve developed.

However to do e-learning experiments we need students and apparently there are plenty of students in Romania, which is why I’ve spent the last two weeks teaching a Web Application Development course in at Bucharest University.

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Adaptation Strategies

This post lists some adaptation strategies (written in the LAG Adaptation Strategy Language) along with example content and demos in ADE/AHA!

ADE is a delivery platform for adaptive educational hypermedia (adaptive e-learning) which I’ve been developing as part of my PhD at the Intelligent and Adaptive Systems group at the University of Warwick.

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Captcha Plugin for Joomla

We’ve had some problems with spam registrations for some of the Joomla websites I run. After a little browsing I found a free,  easy to use joomla plugin which solves the problem.

It’s called OSOLCaptcha and is a captcha plugin for the user registration, login, reset password, contact us and remind username forms. You only need to install and then publish the plugin for it to work and you can download it for free from here.

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WPTouch – Free iPhone/Android Theme Plugin for WordPress

I’ve been using WPTouch on this blog for a while now. WPTouch is a plugin for WordPress which allows you to use a different theme for mobile browsers. Test it by going to JoshuaScotton.com on your mobile!

The default theme is fine for my needs and since installing it and doing the initial configuration I haven’t needed to touch it for months. The plugin page is here but you can also click on ‘Add New’ from the Dashboard Plugins menu and install it from there. I’d highly recommend using it if your blog is on WordPress.

I’m now looking into a similar plugin which works with Joomla for some other websites I’m currently working on. It’s called Mobile Joomla and looks pretty good as well.

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