[p2pu-dev] [p2pu-schools] SoSI News

zuzel.vp zuzel.vp at gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 04:09:08 UTC 2011

On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 10:42 PM, Dan Diebolt <dandiebolt at gmail.com> wrote:
> This needs to be reconsidered. The rationale for allowing <iframe>s (however
> crudely) in the Druapl site is no different than for the new site.
> This statement:
> "Allowing <iframe>s for the old site was a measure taken to facilitate
> running courses this round"
> is equally valid beyond the April session.
> Canvas LMS allows <iframe>s and external URLs and they make special
> provision for including Google Docs (with pass through credentialing) and
> etherpads as essential elements of collaborations:
> http://canvas.instructure.com/courses/31847/collaborations

I agree that external websites (google docs, etherpads) are essential
elements for doing anything (not only running courses). I use many
everyday. The part that I am not sure is why it is better to have them
embedded all in the same website instead of having a link I can open
in another tab of my browser.

For things like video, presentations, graphs, images ... that
constitute small pieces of content, having them as part of a page that
has other elements is handy, because it allow to create content formed
by pieces from different sources. On the other side, embedding
websites that provide functionality (such as tools that allow
collaboration like etherpad, or google docs) does not give you more
than adding a link to those pages.


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