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Today's excellent Eduspaces news

June 18th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Eduspaces

Today we learnt that Eduspaces will continue to be Eduspaces (not Educator Central) and is not being taken over by TIG. No offense to TIG I hope but I must say I consider this to be very good news. I joined the TIG site and had a good look around. Good stuff and interesting but with what appeared to be quite a different constituency and ethos to that of Eduspaces.

I have decided to post to my new WordPress blog for the moment and import into Eduspaces. There are a number of reasons for this. I have set up my own domain and installed WP myself and, much to my amazements, it all works! The much talked of WP 5 minutes install was not too wide of the mark. I want to continue to learn about WP and am now using it as as a content management system for my web site too. As it is my own installation I have a great deal of freedom over which template to use and have an opportunity to learn a bit about php, css and so on. I want to be able to install and run Elgg too in due course I feel something like WP with its extensive documentation and relative simplicity is a good stepping stone along the way. The final consideration is the ease of exporting posts, comments, categories etc. compared with Elgg at the moment. Using WP to ‘host’ my posts and then feed them across to Eduspaces seems like the most flexible and secure option and I have noticed several  other Eduspaces’ bloggers doing this now – Josie and Graham for instance.


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