We are excited to announce the addition of two instructional designers to the DLINQ team! Based at the Middlebury Institute for International Studies campus in Monterey, Dr. Jeni Henrickson and [ … ]
If you have been in Instructional Design / Learning Technology / etc for any length of time, you have no doubt run into the various laws and rules that govern all areas of the work we do in this space. Hopefully, you have even been well-trained on these legal issues as well (but I know…Read more Dealing With Educators That Are Not Interested in Legal Issues
Simplify the process of producing visually rich mail merges using Gmail and combining it with data from Google Sheets. With this solution you can automatically populate an email template created as a Gmail draft with data from Google Sheets. Merged emails are sent from your Gmail account allowing you to respond to recipient replies.
Origin Story We have someone who wants to allow people to enter various numbers of items in a particular pattern. We want to keep this as easy as possible and they wanted to avoid having to repeatedly hit submit. First Pass – Gravity Forms Repeater Field I initially thought we could do this in Gravity Forms using the beta repeater field option. I used example #2 this time. It lets you reference another form as a repeater field inside the parent field. This example uses the form with ID 1 as the parent and ID 2 as the included repeater. This worked great except it has issues with file uploads which canceled it out for our uses. This will work nicely for repeaters that aren’t dealing with those field types. And this pattern can be tossed in a plugin without modification with the idea that the first form you make will be the holder and the second form will be the repeater. Second Pass – ACF with Advanced Forms After seeing that fail, I debated writing something to customize the file upload in Gravity Forms but figured I’d try ACF first. ACF has repeater fields and I recalled using acf_form() in a project a while back but wasn’t sure how it’d handle repeaters. Prior to doing it from scratch, I […]
Putting a couple notes from Twitter here. One of the ideas of SIFT as a methodology (and of SHEG’s “lateral reading” as well) is that before one reads a person must construct a context for reading. On the web that’s particularly important, because the rumor dynamics of the web tend to level and sharpen material … Continue reading It’s not the claim, it’s the frame
I am excited to offer An Introduction to Badging for Administrators at Oklahoma Technology Association Conference this year.
here is my presentation in PDF form – and Links are Clickable,
badging for admins
Here, like Tom does well, I am just noting some code thinking in case it gets fuzzy later. Maybe this is an edge case that almost no one will face. A project I am working on now has custom post types I inject via the handy plugin. As it turns out, maybe for the theme […]
One of the things I have been looking forward to greatly this summer was finally watching The Shining with my oldest son. He’s already a bit of a horror fan junky, but I’ve begged him to hold off on this … Continue reading →
I worked on this story idea over at Yap.Net, where I unfolded it one box at a time from June through September. My aim was to try to use the idea of App Updates to tell a story, and to weave some funny ideas into the mix. I had noticed that some App Updates have […]