Author Archives: Nick Freear

About Nick Freear

Author of Moodle 2 for Teaching 4-9 Year Olds, published by Packt Publishing. I'm in the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University developing OU player, CloudEngine, Cloudworks, JIME... And, I'm into accessibility, HTML5, e-learning & internationalization.

Direct messaging & CloudEngine 1.1.0 beta

I’m happy to say that last Wednesday (2nd February) my colleague Richard Lovelock put the new direct messaging function live on Cloudworks. It is something that Cloudworks users have requested and we have wanted for a while. Despite a quiet … Continue reading

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CloudEngine v1.0.1

It’s a new year, and we have an updated version of CloudEngine for you, version 1.0.1. Actually, it’s not that new, as it was released at the end of November, but things crop up. Version 1.0 of CloudEngine was based … Continue reading

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Why we chose Mercurial and Bitbucket

Since the start of October we have been using Bitbucket to host the CloudEngine project. Almost as soon as we made the decision to use Bitbucket, people have asked why? So, I thought I’d reproduce an email I wrote to … Continue reading

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CloudEngine 1.0

I thought it was time to mark an official milestone – on Friday we packaged up CloudEngine 1.0 and uploaded it to Bitbucket. This is based on the initial upload by my colleague Juliette Culver. This is a good time … Continue reading

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