Understanding and writing HTML to display videos and sounds in a web page or embedding other dynamic content was once reserved for highly skilled web developers. Not anymore! Many web services now provide code that can be cut and pasted into a website, blog, wiki or your Blackboard course site. In this session, we’ll explore the practice of embedding, examine several sites that provide code for embedding content and raise questions about the instructional value of this practice.

What is embedding?
In trying to gain understanding of embedding, I found that I was confused between

* Embed
* Feed
* Subscription
* Can I embed something that will carry updates to that resource and push them into my web page? In other words, can I embed something like a VoiceThread and see changes to the page, just a I would by going directly to that page? YES! See my example of embedded, interactive VoiceThread.

Where can I embed content?

* Does Google Docs support embedding? NO
* Blog - Yes
* Learning Management System - i.e. course materials in Blackboard, Angel, etc.

Why use imbedding over link, insert or upload?

* Embedding provides content from another site in context of your own web page, blog, course content (example: YouTube Video)
* Provides a means of including some content which will be automatically updated as the source page changes (such as comments on a VoiceThread)

How can learning be enhanced by the use of embedded content / resources?
Embedding instructor content
Embedding student created content

* Could a Google street map be beneficial in classes such as urban planning, history, geology, others?

Embedding research information

The Internet Archive as a resource

Embed audio recordings from the Internet Archives (Example)

Detail of accessing the embed code for an audio file in the Internet Archive:


* Search AOL Video *Note: links to many other locations such as YouTube, FaceBook, etc., plus channels.

Link to Myaa Angelou video - use as an example for content which might be used educationally and for demonstrating the process of acquiring the embed code.

NOTE the <> symbols below the image. Click <> to copy the embed code. See detail:
Then paste the code into your WYSWIG editor

Embedding video
Embedding podcasts
Flash - screencasts - Camtasia output, etc.

Embedding Audio Files http://www.world-voices.com/resources/addaud.html
Embedding players and selecting controls
Embedding Google Presentations into a website (see movie )
Check National Archives - digital stories - history
What is easy to use and does not require real understanding of html or other code?

Code only if you must:
EMBED Tags for QuickTime on the Web

Embed inside a blog
Embed into a web page
What does not allow embedding ( currently Google Docs)
Embedding RSS
Google Docs - Publishing: Embedding presentations in a website - http://documents.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=86101

Embed HTML code - ususally works, but not supported

Widgets - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_widget

* Widgets are used as a distribution method by ad networks
* How can this same distribution model be used in education?

Beginners Guide: Building / Embedding Widgets Pt 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-A-6_OZGKw

Technorati widgets - http://technorati.com/widgets/

Embed YouTube Video into PowerPoint ( for presentations which will be connected to the internet) ( author notes works on PC not Mac)

Using Blogger.com to embed blog to another site

How to embed a blog feed into a post http://blogger-tricks.blogspot.com/2008/02/embed-feed-of-another-blog-into-blog.html

How to Embed a YouTube Video on Your Blog



The Free Sound Project http://www.freesound.org/index.php