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MOOCing about with Ancient Recipes

A while  ago, Professor Helen King (Open University) offered Dr Patty Baker (University of Kent) and  me the opportunity to be involved in an exciting project: a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) on the topic of Health and Wellbeing in...
From: The Recipes Project on 29 Nov 2016

Tweeting the MOOC: Academics, Learners and Social Media

University of Sheffield Academics and the Digital Media Team filming on location at Chatsworth House. Today Sheffield Hallam University hosts its inaugural ‘Social Media in Higher Education’ conference, the first ever of its kind to take...

“Let a thousand MOOCs bloom”: An Interview with Peter Onuf

Peter Onuf sits down for an interview with The Junto about his recent experience teaching a MOOC--its inception and design, and his thoughts about online education and the future of higher ed.
From: The Junto on 1 Jul 2014

Introducing JuntoX: a New MOOC

Since it was founded back in December of 2012, "The Junto" has had a powerfully transformative—indeed, a creatively disruptive—effect on the early American blogosphere. You won't believe what we're planning next.
From: The Junto on 1 Apr 2014

The Week in Early American History

Are you looking for a break from a busy weekend of watching the NFL playoffs? Or maybe you need some light relief while finishing up your syllabi for the new semester? Never fear, This Week in Early American History is here! (All I’ll say is that...
From: The Junto on 12 Jan 2014

The Week in Early American History

A godless Gettysburg Address, going viral in antebellum America, Vermont's new African American Heritage Trail, and learned Luddites. It's the Week in Early American History.
From: The Junto on 24 Nov 2013

The Week in Early American History

Mail service was suspended in New England on Saturday (sadly, a possible harbinger of things to come), but a massive snowstorm (and the pain of shoveling) cannot stop the Junto’s week-in-review post. It seems odd that the day is passing with relatively...
From: The Junto on 10 Feb 2013

Notes on Post Tags Search

By default, this searches for any categories containing your search term: eg, Tudor will also find Tudors, Tudor History, etc. Check the 'exact' box to restrict searching to categories exactly matching your search. All searches are case-insensitive.

This is a search for tags/categories assigned to blog posts by their authors. The terminology used for post tags varies across different blog platforms, but WordPress tags and categories, Blogspot labels, and Tumblr tags are all included.

This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

2. to facilitate and encourage the proactive use of post categories/tags by groups of bloggers with shared interests. All searches can be bookmarked for reference, making it possible to create useful resources of blogging about specific news, topics, conferences, etc, in a similar fashion to Twitter hashtags. Bloggers could agree on a shared tag for posts, or an event organiser could announce one in advance, as is often done with Twitter hashtags.

Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.