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Reclaiming WordPress for Lynda

Yesterday Tim blogged about the Lynda course “WordPress in the Classroom” by Chris Mattia that takes faculty through setting up a course using WordPress. Mattia created the site through an example institution on Reclaim Hosting Tim created called State U. What’s cool about that is not only does … Continue reading

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Porto Design Factory or, Kill the Classroom!

This morning at the Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality (TEEM’15) conference I attended a presentation by Natalia Guimaraes about the Porto Design Factory (PDF). I was truly intrigued by her presentation, particularly the set of “rules” that guide this “offshore” pedagogical experiment: … Continue reading

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Reclaim Support

Tim Owens tweeted out the above image that graphs the ramp-up of support at Reclaim Hosting as the semester gets rolling. According to our ticket system Intercom, we’ve had 365 conversation over the last few weeks with an average respond time of … Continue reading

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A Decade of Class Presentations

On Tuesday night I did what will most likely be my last class presentation/workshop for Domain of One’s Own at UMW. I was helping Gwen Hale’s Writing for Nursing students get up and running with their own domain and web hosting. I … Continue reading

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Using Rsync to transfer files between servers

We’ve been getting a lot of migration requests from folks who want to moving their existing accounts over to Reclaim Hosting. We offer to migrate over anyone’s hosting account for free, which means you get to see the inner workings of … Continue reading

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A Long Short History of Reclaim Hosting

New blog post: Domains Now Available Campus Wide at — Adam Croom (@acroom) August 21, 2015 Earlier today Adam Croom shared that OU Create (the University of Oklahoma’s Domain initiative) would be open and freely available to the entire … Continue reading

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Single Most Important Development in Edtech in Last 2 Years…

….has nothing to do with “innovation.” Scott Leslie was prompting a bit of discussion on Twitter yesterday: edtechies, prove me wrong – what is your single most exciting/important development in the field in last 2 years? FedWiki, ReclaimHosting… — Scott … Continue reading

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Discourse(s) on Docker

One of the things Tim built a while ago is a server running multiple instances of the forum software Discourse using Docker. He did this because we’re getting more and more interest at Reclaim Hosting for this forum software. As usual, Tim … Continue reading

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#umwconsole Now with 2 Channels!

I spent most of the spring writing about UMW’s Living Room Console exhibit, a re-creation of a 1985 living room in a tucked away corner of the brand spanking new Information and Technology Convergence Center at UMW.  I spent the … Continue reading

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Domains and the Cost of Innovation

Domain names – part of the answer to the digital skills gap? – inspired by @audreywatters — Jim Knight (@jimpknight) July 17, 2015 Audrey Watters brilliant article “The Web We Need to Give Students” delineates a host of excellent reasons for … Continue reading

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