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Reaching Beyond “Outreach” 

"Outreach" is an abused term: overused, exploited, and misunderstood. The idea that there is one type of outreach, or a single method for a single product, is obviously absurd. But from politician's "community outreach efforts" to those of big corporations "giving back through outreach," it becomes clear that genuine human interaction is the key to …

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Discussion of the new “root” site 

What should be on the homepage of Pressible? That was the subject of a development meeting today. We talked about the balance between showing off content that's on the Pressible network, and giving a potential new user (author) an overview of how Pressible works. In the end, balancing these two goals seems like the way …

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Adding Brightcove – a test 

I'm adding a few more Qs to the Pressible FAQ. Of course, the easiest way to tell people how to do something is to do it yourself, and record the steps (ah, documentation!). Hence, this post, and (perhaps) the following video: Ah ha! By previewing my post a few times after three or four trials-with-errors, …

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Pressible Seminar @ EdLab 

I am taking notes from EdLab where Patrick is giving a seminar on Pressible use right now! Some questions asked: "How can visitors to the site add themselves to a site?" They can't yet, but we are working on a way to make that happen. "How can I add site analytics and visuals of site …

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Pressible 0.1 debuted today  ☆

Quite an effort by the team on Friday, then some debugging over the weekend, and finally some tweaking to the copy this morning and... we did it! 0.1 is live, and here is the announcement on the EdLab blog (with donuts in the EdLab).

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Ideas on Data 

Here's some of our thinking around the data we'll be collecting from Pressible use and users: Learning Applications - Use/data creates more powerful learning tools - "User metrics" will encourage people to use the system - Giving users data about what they're doing will push them to do more - Data makes the site game-y: …

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Service, and its Terms 

We've been thinking about our Terms of Service, and how they are going to promote Pressible while also protect us and TC from the apparent liabilities of hosting non-TC content on TC servers. Here are some of our thoughts: - When new users register, we ask them to self-identify as either "TC" or "Other." This …

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Status Update 

Eric and Patrick are currently on the other side of our desk-island trying to figure out how separate child categories from their parent categories and display posts from child categories while having the option to hide/show the parent category. Or something. We had a meeting today, and I'll be writing up specific parts of our …

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Seminar Outcomes: Nov. 19th  ☆

We presented ProjectPress to EdLab today, and at the end asked them for ideas about existing or potential projects/sites would benefit from using ProjectPress. Here are their (awesome) ideas: - Fiscal Responsibility Project - Let Freedom Swing - TC Social Venture Competition - TC Assets - TC Record - AfterEd - NYS Finance Project - …

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