Category: RedFeather

Deploying RedFeather

This week I deployed our first “real life” instance of RedFeather – to help manage the documents associated with the Southampton Learning Environment Project. Since our live demo of RedFeather was deployed as a standalone application this was the first

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RedFeather at Open Repositories

Last week I headed up to Edinburgh for Open Repositories 2012 and I took RedFeather along with me.  While I didn’t have my own session or PechaKucha, my contacts in the EPrints community allowed me to get a short presentation

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Embedding Previews

One of the biggest challenges with RedFeather is providing users with the capability to preview OERs within their browser without requiring any specific browser extensions, plugins or server side conversion tools. When we were first scoping out the project we

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RedFeather Design Philosophy

One of the greatest barriers when deploying a full-scale repository platform such as EPrints is the amount of configuration required to take the software from its “out of the box” state to something suitable for teaching and learning.  Installing the

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RedFeather Project Plan

Project Overview Currently there are significant barriers to individuals or smaller groups publishing OER materials. They can upload their work to a website, but rich media is effectively dark to search engines without adequate metadata, in addition they may forget

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RedFeather in a nutshell

The RedFeather project aims to fill a niche in e-learning where teachers want to share their resources without the use of a full-scale repository platform.  I identified three such groups of users in an earlier blog post (accessible here) but

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RedFeather Architecture

One of the big selling points of RedFeather is how light weight it is. The intention is that a base install of RedFeather will be a single .php file which can be dropped into almost any web space to provide

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Who is RedFeather for?

During our work on teaching and learning repositories we identified cases where people wanted to share teaching resources but a repository platform such as EdShare would be unsuitable. These people all shared the need for a lightweight tool which enables

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Introducing RedFeather

The OneShare team is embarking on a new project. The JISC have very kindly funded the RedFeather project. RedFeather is a Resource Exhibition and Discovery tool which is Feather light. It allows users to trivially upload and share small collections

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