By reflecting the hierarchical organizational structures of universities, the LMS built on a strict top-down approach, giving absolute administrative control to technical specialists in an IT-department, while giving less control to the teachers. (Vladimir Torberg et al. “Sustaining Teacher Control in a Blog-Based Personal Learning Evironment” 2013) This quote is spot on. To this day… Continue reading Torberg: LMS built on top-down approach
Wordcloud 1: Destillation of Ideas The word-clouds are alchemic destillations of my literature review so far. I saved 500+ quotes from student reports and academic papers about WordPress in a MySQL database. I printed out all the quotes in one long string from the database. The actual word-clouds are made by a Chrome plugin. The clouds are… Continue reading Visual Destillation of Ideas
Now I have read all the available WordPress cases on the BAAA server. I have followed the development of the Twentyseventeen core theme. In both cases the reading should be followed by interviews. And then the next logical step is to select the most relevant cases. Each case is surrounded by a small group of… Continue reading Research Progress: Cases and Twentyseventeen
Now the Twentyseventeen theme will merge into the WordPress core. The developers worked on Github. The open source community is ready to present the new WordPress core theme. Here is David A. Kennedy’s official proposal. As usual, a default theme couldn’t happen without the community. This year, Twenty Seventeen has benefited from 57 amazing contributors so far… Continue reading Twentyseveneen Merge Proposal
My sources are saved in a MySQL database. I’d like to write my text in LaTeX via LyX. I cannot use the database directly in my reports. So I need a compiler, that will convert my data to a format, that LyX & friends can handle. Therefore I have made a little compiler in Python.… Continue reading Create aBibtex file via MySQL and Python
The literature review Literature review is a craft that is closely related to database design. If you work with research one of the first steps is to design your research database. In “How to Write a Thesis” Umberto Eco once wrote that the researcher should work with files. He suggested that the researcher should write… Continue reading A Note on Literature Review Method (Working Paper)
Today’s question from a student: “How do we move a multisite WP?”. The Codex has this answer.