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Teaching WordPress

A Fellow Researcher

WordPress used by researcher to publish findings
WordPress used by researcher to publish findings

Observation

Today a fellow researcher mentioned that she wanted to publish her findings on a WordPress blog. The researchers with a multimedia background promised to give an introduction to “add images and media“.

Deduction I: WordPress is everywhere. It’s not just a question of the odd multimedia designer student mocking up a web presence or webshop. WordPress is a tool for researchers too.

Deducton II: WordPress is used because you can publish without code knowledge. The ease of use is a major key to the influence of WordPress.

 

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Pandoc

Pandoc, Markdown and eBook-production

Why don’t you save the long pandoc command lines as a bash script?

In this project I write in Markdown most of the time. I may need the same text in many formats:

  • .docx for the boss
  • .pdf for nice presentations
  • .tex for serious work
  • .epub for ebooks
  • .mobi for Kindle

I have chosen to write most of my texts in Markdown. Pandoc can transform Markdown to all the formats above. Except perhaps .mobi. Here you need Amazon’s kindlegen.

In order to create an Ebook and a Kindle version, you need to:

pandoc myText.md -o myText.epub
kindlegen myText.epub

Kindlegen will create a file with the .mobi extension: myFile.mobi. That’s it. Your book is ready for Kindle.

Here’s a list of pages, that I tend to use over and over again:

Let’s try a conversion from Markdown to an eBook. The –ebook-cover will ad a frontpage. So you’ll have an eBook with a nice cover. The –toc means Table of Content.

pandoc -s --epub-cover-image=owl.jpg --toc meta.txt markdown.md -o x.epub

As you progress the pandoc commandline tends to become very long indeed. I save such lines i as a bash script. Here’s a sample:

#!/bin/bash
# Create the eBook and a Kindle version of the same
pandoc -S --epub-cover-image=owl.jpg --toc -o yourBook.epub meta.txt markdown.md
kindlegen yourBook.epub

Save the file as myFile.sh. Then run this command: chmod a+x myFile.sh. Now you can run the entire command like this:

./myFile.sh

in a terminal. As soon as your pandoc command works you can save it for future use. You could even save the script in

/usr/local/bin/

Then you can use your script as a Linux command.

I’m sure that you can do something similar in Windows or OSX. In the heyday of MS DOS I might have saved the pandoc command in a .bat file. But in the end I prefer a Linux solution.

By thine own ingenium create your solution …

 

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Research Project

Research Database Improved

Ad URL field
Ad URL field to lit_noter

I found out that a URL field would be nice. So here’s the new and improved research database schema. During research I often meet online sources. In this way they are stored in one place.

Originally the database was an implementation of the “Liza Matrix” (named after Dr. Liza Castro’s talk on literature reviews). The original matrix was suited for a spreadsheet. But spreadsheets are not suited for notes.

I’ll name the fork “Per’s Review Schema“. Perhaps a timestamp would come in handy in the lit_noter table. That would open up for “visited the xxxx-xx-xx” type of output.

A JOIN of all rows was added. So the database is ready for queries.

select `litrev`.`lit_id` AS `lit_id`,`litrev`.`titel` AS `titel`,`litrev`.`forfatter` AS `forfatter`,`litrev`.`tidsskrift` AS `tidsskrift`,`litrev`.`udgiver` AS `udgiver`,`litrev`.`anno` AS `anno`,`litrev`.`researchsp` AS `researchsp`,`litrev`.`teorigrundlag` AS `teorigrundlag`,`litrev`.`metode` AS `metode`,`litrev`.`relevans` AS `relevans`,`litrev`.`anbefalinger` AS `anbefalinger`,`litrev`.`konklusion` AS `konklusion`,`litrev`.`url_projekt` AS `url_projekt`,`litrev`.`when` AS `when`,`lit_noter`.`lit_noter_id` AS `lit_noter_id`,`lit_noter`.`litrev_id` AS `litrev_id`,`lit_noter`.`side` AS `side`,`lit_noter`.`notat` AS `notat` from (`litrev` left join `lit_noter` on((`litrev`.`lit_id` = `lit_noter`.`litrev_id`)))

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Didaktik

Fra portfolio til praktik

Følge 3. semester fra portfolio til internship report. Hermed er der erfaringsbaseret materiale fra de studerende til en analyse.

Tidslinjen ser sådan ud:

  • 3. semester – portfolio skabes.
  • 3. semester – praktikplads findes.
  • 4. semester – praktik afvikles.
  • 4. semester – praktikrapport.

Teknisk set bliver jeg nødt til at anvende rapporterne fra F14 – eftersom rapporter fra E14 ikke er tilgængelige før semesteret nærmer sig en afslutning.

Ide: vælg tre gode rapporter – med portfolio. Ved godkendelse spørg om det er ok at anvende rapport + portfolio i arbejdet med lektoranmodningen.

Hvorfor:

  • Demonstrerer, hvordan (eller rettere: om) studerende “bidrager ‘innovativt’ til en virksomhed”.
  • Indsigt i de erfaringer, som studerende opnår i kraft af praktik.
  • Både danske og internationale hold.