Dynamic Wiki-driven OER Search Engine


So Stephen pointed to a Google Coop engine that Tony Hirst built out of the OER pointers on ZaidLearn’s OER collection page.

That’s cool, I’m a google coop/constrained search nut, and knowing Tony, he likely finagled some sweet way of automatically getting the links into the Coop engine.

But…why not drive the Coop engine right out of a wiki page? That way, as people find new OER sites, they can easily expand the engine. Sure, Coop itself will let you do this, but you gotta ask permission. This is actually easily accomplished on ANY web page using the “Generate Google Coop Engine on the Fly” javascript code. Ponder that for a second – ANY web page can also become a constrained search engine, simply by inserting a piece of Javascript. Google, I love you. If I were going to have any more kids, I’d name the next one Google. (luckily, I’m not 😉 – SWL

7 thoughts on “Dynamic Wiki-driven OER Search Engine”

  1. This is very cool Scott. Google Coop is something I have not paid enough attention to.

  2. I realized I could have added a better link to the “custom google coop engine on the fly” code – you can find the Javascript to turn any page into a “lense” with Google Coop at http://www.google.com/coop/cse/onthefly . Literally, just copy and paste this onto the page with the links on it that you want to constrain the search to, and their you go. Truly brilliantly simple.

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