[WikiEducator] Re: Wiki Pages rating by users

2008-05-02 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Sanjaya --- I'm keen to hear your thoughts how/why you think a start system will help WE achieve its aims? Do you see a star system as a mechanism to motivate WikiEducators? or Is this a mechanism to express a collective view on the quality of a resource? Interestingly -- we host our main

[WikiEducator] Re: free courses for educators on web 2.0 tools for instruction and learning

2008-05-02 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Nellie -- You're right -- I think that the discussions should be on WE, that way there is a node and history for the evolution of the concepts and the community. My view is be bold -- start a node page and point folk to the page. Cheers Wayne On Fri, 2008-05-02 at 15:49 -0700, NELLIE

[WikiEducator] Re: Wiki Pages rating by users

2008-05-03 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Erik, Thanks --- that's valuable feedback. See also In text below ... On Sat, 2008-05-03 at 03:29 -0700, ericdeeson wrote: I agree that your idea has merit, Sanjaya, but believe that people should use such a system only for finished products (like published books and city centre

[WikiEducator] Re: Wiki Pages rating by users

2008-05-03 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Rob, These are powerful tools and we have the benefit of hindsight to learn from the experiences of a humble giant smile. That said -- I think WE is pioneering new ground in the sense that educational materials are different from an encyclopedia article. Education is culturally bounded and

[WikiEducator] Re: Challenges in Collaborating

2008-05-03 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Nellie, Hey, thanks for taking the initiative in moving the discussion on how to build community forward. Given that this is a substantive challenge for WE -- Would you mind if we promoted your efforts to a community-wide discussion, rather than a sub-discussion under your user page? I'm

[WikiEducator] Developing a QA and review policy for WE -- An invitation

2008-05-06 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi everyone, Over the past few days a few WikiEducators have started talking about quality assurance and review processes. A QA and review page has been set up in the WIkiEducator namespace: http://www.wikieducator.org/WikiEducator:Quality_Assurance_and_Review The purpose The purpose of this

[WikiEducator] Re: question OERs ? Cute Kitten Syndrome

2008-05-06 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Leo, OCW is an impressive project by virtue of MITs involvement. They were certainly a landmark project in the global OER landscape. However, I'm not a great fan of many of the OCW initiatives for the following reasons: * Most OCW projects, including MIT use the NC restriction in their

[WikiEducator] Re: What are the indicators of a healthy wiki environment?

2008-05-06 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Peter and Leo Good discussion -- although I think we may be talking cross purposes here? That is saying the same thing from different perspectives. I think the extent that content is reused and recontextualised is an excellent of the health of our community. You're right -- the measure of

[WikiEducator] Re: What are the indicators of a healthy wiki environment?

2008-05-06 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Leo, These are good examples of the kinds of processes that should be incorporated into our evolving capability maturity model for WE. These are the key processes that will help us in building the quality we are striving for. I think that the challenge we are going to face is related to the

[WikiEducator] Re: Otago Polytechnic to sign Capetown Declaration

2008-05-07 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Well done Leigh! Do take lots of photos! Let's write up a short news release which WIkiEducator will feature as front page news. The Commonwealth of Learning and the WE community would like to celebrate your achievements and profile this important milestone. WE is generating about 300 000

[WikiEducator] Re: What are the indicators of a healthy wiki environment?

2008-05-07 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Peter and Leigh and WikiEducators -- PLEASE READ THE NEXT STEPS SECTION AT THE END OF THIS POST I like the featured content resource suggestion -- something we also alluded to in one of our earlier in our discussions on the topic:

[WikiEducator] Re: 16 essential quality of commuity repost

2008-05-07 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Thanks Leo -- Its good to hear that you think OUR WikiEducator is doing reasonably OK on this criteria. There's always room for improvement hey? Cheers Wayne On May 7, 8:14 am, Wong Leo [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Repost From here http://blogs.salon.com/0002007/2007/08/23.html#a1961 Capacity

[WikiEducator] Re: SCoPE [SOF2008]

2008-05-08 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
a live online session? Nellie On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 12:51 PM, Wayne Mackintosh [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Peter, Couldn't agree more -- WE should definitely run an inaugural conference online. A few of the WE community

[WikiEducator] Congratulations WE -- A new record!

2008-05-09 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi everyone A new record for our community! WikiEducator records 15,147 visits to our website on 7 May 2008 and we're still growing. Congratulations to our family of educators from around the world who are committed to widening access to education using free content and open networks. Another

[WikiEducator] Re: Congratulations WE -- A new record!

2008-05-10 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
of  skills that they should have.? What sequence of training web/WE links should one learn from. WIKIS are truely a blessing for  non technical educators. Thanks for an early response Hollis Sankar On May 9, 1:43 pm, Wayne Mackintosh [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi everyone A new record for our

[WikiEducator] Re: SCoPE [SOF2008]

2008-05-10 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Nellie -- Your energy is contagious! It would be great to have a couple of training sessions on how to use WE using Moodle -- incidentally if you need teacher access to a Moodle site for this purpose -- WE have a Moodle installation on our server. On a slightly different tangent -- as you

[WikiEducator] Re: problem with PDF generator and tables

2008-05-10 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Thanks Leigh -- Sorry for the delay in response here -- I was waiting for feedback from PediaPress who are responsible for coding work on the wiki == pdf initiative. COL has assisted with a small financial contribution to this development. I understand that there is now more robust table

[WikiEducator] Time to celebrate again! An award for WE at eLearning Africa

2008-05-10 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Time for WikiEducators to celebrate again! The MERLOT Africa Network (MAN) will pay tribute to WikiEducator at eLearning Africa as an inaugural recipient of the awards for Exemplary Open Education Resource (OER) practices. Our community are acknowledged for the pioneering role of the

[WikiEducator] Re: Congratulations WE -- A new record!

2008-05-12 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
and collaboration. I'll definitely keep in touch and watch for my contributions. Cheers On May 9, 9:43 pm, Wayne Mackintosh [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi everyone A new record for our

[WikiEducator] Re: Displaying links at WE with print in mind

2008-05-12 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
properly. The display is a little confusing at the moment -- once we install the Mediawiki's citation extension, we should be in business. Cheers Wayne On Mon, 2008-05-12 at 12:18 -0700, Wayne Mackintosh wrote: Hi Seth -- I think we may have a solution for the urls in the print version of the OER

[WikiEducator] Re: Displaying links at WE with print in mind

2008-05-12 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
version. Glad that this one wasn't too hard to fix. Cheers Wayne On Mon, 2008-05-12 at 12:35 -0700, Wayne Mackintosh wrote: Seth -- Had a play and I think this is going to work. Go to: http://wikieducator.org/OER_Handbook/educator/Beginner_advanced -- where I have an example of a link

[WikiEducator] Re: Displaying links at WE with print in mind

2008-05-12 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Oops --sorry wrong url, try: http://wikieducator.org/OER_Handbook/educator/Beginner_advanced Cheers Wayne On Mon, 2008-05-12 at 15:14 -0700, Wayne Mackintosh wrote: Hi Seth - With thanks to Jim and the techie team on the other side of the world --- the Cite extension is now operational

[WikiEducator] Re: Displaying links at WE with print in mind

2008-05-13 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
it to the OER Handbook. I am also glad it wasn't too hard to fix. Sincerely, Seth On May 12, 4:15 pm, Wayne Mackintosh [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Oops --sorry wrong url, try: http://wikieducator.org/OER_Handbook/educator/Beginner_advanced Cheers Wayne On Mon, 2008-05-12 at 15

[WikiEducator] Re: HELP needed to find more information on red Cross website or Church organisation

2008-05-13 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Leo Our heartfelt wishes go out to you and China. WE are devastated by the news of the earthquake in China. Have you had a look whether the World Health Organization have any resources dealing with post earthquake disasters? I'm hoping that members on the list have experience or contacts in

[WikiEducator] Re: SCoPE [SOF2008]

2008-05-13 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
, May 10, 2008 at 9:54 AM, Wayne Mackintosh [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Nellie -- Your energy is contagious! It would be great to have a couple of training sessions on how to use WE using Moodle -- incidentally if you need teacher access

[WikiEducator] Re: suggestion: customise email footer

2008-05-14 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Good suggestion James --- thanks. Done! W On May 14, 6:02 pm, James Neill [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: suggestion: customise email footer of this GG to include a link to WE --~--~-~--~~~---~--~~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google

[WikiEducator] Re: Quick tip for people using structured pages in Wikied

2008-05-21 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Leigh - Appreciate the post -- thanks. I should also mention that there is another template which will display a customised page title as well. so instead of using {{ShortTitle}} to display the heading subpage2 on this page: Mainpage/Subpage1/subpage2 The user may want to pipe the page

[WikiEducator] Re: Increasing Collaboration on WikiEducator

2008-05-21 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Randy, I'm very excited to see our community starting to think about ways to increase collaborative development. As an aside - I think that this is positive sign attesting to the dynamic nature of communities and how they mature over time. It's tempting to distinguish capability maturity

[WikiEducator] Re: Increasing Collaboration on WikiEducator

2008-05-21 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
* Networked teaching and learning On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 6:22 AM, Wayne Mackintosh [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Randy, I'm very excited to see our community starting to think about ways to increase collaborative development

[WikiEducator] Re: Quick tip for people using structured pages in Wikied

2008-05-21 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
note that it was actually a Wikieducator, http://wikieducator.org/User:JimTittsler who created this extension (http://wikieducator.org/Extension:WETitle) which is now available for any MediaWikis out there to install. Nice one Jim. brent. On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 5:45 AM, Wayne

[WikiEducator] Wiki skills training -- invite your friends and help WE meet our targets

2008-05-22 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Greetings WikiEducators! Our next online Learning4Content workshop starts this Monday, 26 June 2008. Please help WikiEducator spread the word about this free training opportunity and encourage folk to enrol. Prospective participants can register online for the next workshop:

[WikiEducator] Re: Wiki skills training -- invite your friends and help WE meet our targets

2008-05-22 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Dennis -- You're absolutely right -- the next L4C training session starts on Monday 26 May 2008. With apology for posting the wrong date. Please spread the word among colleagues and friends. Folk can register directly on the wiki: http://wikieducator.org/Learning4Content/Registration

[WikiEducator] Re: Increasing Collaboration on WikiEducator

2008-05-23 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
: Cheers Wayne - its definetly on my list to discuss at the Commonwealth forum - which I am really looking forward to attending and of course meeting with you face to face rather than through a wiki (whoops). Bye Hillary On May 23, 5:47 pm, Wayne Mackintosh [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi

[WikiEducator] Re: Increasing Collaboration on WikiEducator

2008-05-23 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
collaboration candidates? Lets see if we can manufacture a little wiki magic. Cheers Wayne On May 22, 3:43 am, Randy Fisher [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Wayne, Leigh and others: Comments below, beginning in CAPS: On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 5:35 AM, Wayne Mackintosh [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:  Hi

[WikiEducator] Re: 'Protecting' one's intellectual property inan open environment

2008-05-27 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Sarah, mmm-- I understand the predicament. As you are not the project lead -- you don't have much choice here other than to continue your advocacy work for the free content model. Are there other aspects or components that are of specific interest to YOU and your work @ Otago that would

[WikiEducator] Re: 'Protecting' one's intellectual property in an open environment

2008-05-27 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Leigh, Sarah and WE friends. I'm very pleased that Sarah has raised this research related challenge in the forum. Leigh, that is also a well founded post. I have first hand experience of the pressure under the PBRF system in New Zealand and as an academic was also ranked under this research

[WikiEducator] Re: 'Protecting' one's intellectual property inan open environment

2008-05-27 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
- when in fact it proves first to market..) it does suggest a halfway point for negotiating with journals who use restrictive licenses. Good one. On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 2:03 PM, Wayne Mackintosh [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Leigh, Sarah and WE friends

[WikiEducator] Apology for the [Scanned][Spamscore:8%] affix to some messages on our list

2008-05-27 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi everyone COL has recently been experiencing an increase in SPAM to our official COL email addresses. Today, an automated scanning solution was installed on the COL email server as a measure to try and manage the challenge. The IT team have not yet had the chance to fine tune the settings

[WikiEducator] 2nd Life -- -Getting the most out of WIkiEducator

2008-05-28 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Everyone, David Leeming who facilitated the first official, face-to-face Learning4Content workshop in the Solomon Islands has visited COL on route after an OLPC meeting in Boston. I was showing David a bunch of stuff in our Wiki -- and taking the advantage of a face-to-face discussion it

[WikiEducator] Re: 2nd Life -- -Getting the most out ofWIkiEducator

2008-05-28 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
, 2008 at 11:08 PM, Wayne Mackintosh [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Everyone, David Leeming who facilitated the first official, face-to-face Learning4Content workshop in the Solomon Islands has visited COL on route after an OLPC

[WikiEducator] Re: 2nd Life -- -Getting the most outofWIkiEducator

2008-05-28 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
it... My 3 cents, - Randy On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 11:08 PM, Wayne Mackintosh [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Everyone, David Leeming who facilitated the first official

[WikiEducator] Re: 2nd Life -- -Getting the mostoutofWIkiEducator

2008-05-28 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
rep, Wikispaces rep.. and I would facilitate a discussion about how communities are unique in wikis... Can you help my get panel members together? This would be a webconference of course. Part of the FOC course, and listed in the Wikied Webconferences On 5/29/08, Wayne Mackintosh

[WikiEducator] Re: Questions and collaboration

2008-05-29 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Valerie On Thu, 2008-05-29 at 07:11 -0700, valerie wrote: 2nd Life / Second Life - I had the same problem, missing the play on words. Sorry to be so slow... No worries -- clearly this play on words was not working given the confusion I have created smile. I think were onto a much better

[WikiEducator] Re: Questions and collaboration

2008-05-29 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Alex -- Based on your own experiences -- do you think new people would be more comfortable posting how to questions on a dedicated support forum for WE? This is VERY important for us as a community because WE want to assist all newbies in achieving their aims. As the community grows -- we

[WikiEducator] Re: MIT, Elsevier Offer Free Content From MoreThan 2,000 Journals

2008-05-30 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Stephen, Leo and friends. Stephen is an international icon in the world of digital learning and is an exemplary advocate for free software in education. Without getting into the rhetoric of free versus libre, Stephen makes a compelling argument but the NC restriction is not supported by the

[WikiEducator] Re: MIT, Elsevier Offer Free Content FromMoreThan 2,000 Journals

2008-05-30 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
On Fri, 2008-05-30 at 14:44 -0300, Stephen Downes wrote: Hiya, I understand that WikiEducator has made the decision it has for whatever reasons it has. And there's no need to get into the mechanics of how the decision was made, or why. But... In order to be considered free, a work must

[WikiEducator] Re: Types of volunteers

2008-05-30 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
been editing other wikis for a long time but i was brought to Wikieducator by Nellie Muller. I just joined the Wikieducator workshop. The session was supposed to start on 26th. I guess i am pretty late, but can you guide me further at this point ? On May 29, 2:07 am, Wayne Mackintosh [EMAIL

[WikiEducator] Re: MIT, Elsevier Offer Free Content From MoreThan 2,000 Journals

2008-05-30 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Chris On Sat, 2008-05-31 at 06:18 +1000, Chris Harvey wrote: and indeed, that when materials are used commercially (eg., sold) they are by definition *not* free. You might want to look up the word free in the dictionary. Yip, you right -- the commercial version

[WikiEducator] Re: MIT, Elsevier Offer Free Content From MoreThan 2,000 Journals

2008-05-30 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
On Fri, 2008-05-30 at 14:34 -0700, Peter wrote: My little brain needs some help. If I distributed soemthing as a CC-BY- SA and somebody translated that work to Chinese wouldn't they be in violation of the CC-BY-SA license by selling it? Nope -- they wouldn't be in violation of selling the

[WikiEducator] Have your say on a quality assurance and review framework for WE

2008-05-31 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Dear WikiEducators and friends -- Response required by the close of business on Friday 6 June 2008. A small group of volunteers are working on a project to develop a quality assurance and review framework for WikiEducator. This will culminate in a draft policy for consideration by the

[WikiEducator] Re: Questions and collaboration

2008-05-31 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
De: wikieducator@googlegroups.com [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] En nombre de Wayne Mackintosh Enviado el: jueves, 29 de mayo de 2008 21:48 Para: wikieducator@googlegroups.com Asunto: [WikiEducator] Re: Questions and collaboration Hi Alex -- Based on your own experiences

[WikiEducator] Re: Questions and collaboration

2008-05-31 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Alex -- BTW -- What are your content areas or interests? WE can help you connect with people around the world. Cheers Wayne On Sat, 2008-05-31 at 17:44 +0200, Alex P. Real wrote: Which kind of topics would you find relevant, Nellie? De:wikieducator@googlegroups.com

[WikiEducator] Re: MIT, Elsevier Offer Free Content FromMoreThan 2,000 Journals

2008-05-31 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Chris, Stephen and WE friends There is an important challenge for both sides of the free cultural works fence and that is reality that free content is not free software. In the case of free software the open code is the free software and can be compiled by anyone with the relevant ICT skills.

[WikiEducator] Re: Questions and collaboration

2008-06-01 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Valerie On Sun, 2008-06-01 at 08:05 -0700, valerie wrote: I would encourage participants to reply with just a snip - a brief portion of a quote to identify the preceding post, rather than the entire post if appropriate. Good suggestion smile -- already putting this into practice! WE

[WikiEducator] Re: Questions and collaboration

2008-06-01 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
On Mon, 2008-06-02 at 11:42 +1200, Leigh Blackall wrote: Wayne, the footer on each email should include the URL to the forum archive. Thanks Leigh -- Done. Wayne --~--~-~--~~~---~--~~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups

[WikiEducator] Re: Questions and collaboration

2008-06-04 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
On Wed, 2008-06-04 at 12:50 +0200, Alex P. Real wrote: I envisage language learning as cultural embodiment interactive performance rather than just linguistic. Which whose English anyway? Hi Alex -- that has got to be the line of the week! Thanks for the contributions -- this will enrich

[WikiEducator] WikiEducator's featured institution

2008-06-05 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi everyone. Otago Polytechnic in New Zealand has acquired the status of Featured Institution on WikiEducator. Otago Polytechnic is an OER role model. I invite all WikiEducator's to read how they developed an intellectual property policy for the times, and how this has contributed to a quantum

[WikiEducator] Re: Incorporating Open Source SoftwarewithUniversal Education at WikiEducator

2008-06-05 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
for technology related issues, but here we intend to give a starter's guide to linux that is comprehensive and also paves the way for future learning through solid base. On Jun 6, 7:02 am, Wayne Mackintosh [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Minhaaj That's an excellent suggestion and music to our

[WikiEducator] Re: Incorporating Open SourceSoftwarewithUniversal Education at WikiEducator

2008-06-05 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
to suggestions though and would love to try out new things. And yea, that website worked seamlessly on kubuntu. No problems at all. No bugs On Jun 6, 7:48 am, Wayne Mackintosh [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Minhaaj - Sounds good to me! WE definitely need build a starter's guide to linux

[WikiEducator] Re: Incorporating OpenSourceSoftwarewithUniversal Education at WikiEducator

2008-06-05 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
On Fri, 2008-06-06 at 15:23 +1200, Leigh Blackall wrote: First resource needed.. how to get a screen recorder up and running on Ubuntu!! You don't set easily challenges smile. Way back I started doing a little research on this: http://wikieducator.org/Metawikieducator/Screen_movies I

[WikiEducator] Re: Incorporating OpenSourceSoftwarewithUniversal Education at WikiEducator

2008-06-06 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Chris On Fri, 2008-06-06 at 19:25 +1000, Chris Harvey wrote: m not sure how WE uses video. Ive been tinkering with plumi and Itheora. We are currently testing and implementing the Kaltura extension for video. See:

[WikiEducator] Re: Incorporating OpenSourceSoftwarewithUniversal Education at WikiEducator

2008-06-06 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Chris, Leigh On Fri, 2008-06-06 at 20:23 +1000, Chris Harvey wrote: Im not sure we urgently need more ubuntu videos. (I suspect Leigh's questions are not so much directed at videos about Ubuntu but rather how to record screen movies on his Ubuntu GNU/Linux distro.) Slightly off topic -- I

[WikiEducator] Re: Incorporating OpenSourceSoftwarewithUniversal Education at WikiEducator

2008-06-06 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Brent and friends -- Wikiversity's campus radio is an inspiring project. I would love to see a FLOSS VOIP solution in place for WikiEdcuator and it would really be cool if we could see who was online to connect for a chat. In terms of prioritisation -- I think WE need to focus on the phase 2

[WikiEducator] FREE WIKI SKILLS TRAINING --- 23 June to 4 July, 2008

2008-06-09 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Everyone, WikiEducator's next online workshop starts on 23 June 2008. Invite your colleagues and friends to join the next Learning4Content workshop. We're accepting registrations online: http://wikieducator.org/Learning4Content/Registration Spread the word and join in the largest Mediawiki

[WikiEducator] Re: FREE WIKI SKILLS TRAINING --- 23 June to 4July, 2008

2008-06-17 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Dr.Ramakrishnan On Jun 10, 8:43 am, Wayne Mackintosh [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Everyone, WikiEducator's next online workshop starts on 23 June 2008. Invite your colleagues and friends to join the next Learning4Content workshop. We're accepting registrations online: http

[WikiEducator] Another milestone! We need your help to achieve more!

2008-09-12 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Another reason to celebrate! The Learning4Content (L4C) project has trained 1057 educators since we started in January this year! Learning4Content is likely the world's largest attempt to develop wiki skills for education. We've completed 28 workshops (14 face-to-face workshops and 14 Online).

[WikiEducator] Re: another text on OER, but not an OER!!

2008-09-17 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
unreferenced statements would help. Shall I delete the paragraph? On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 1:48 PM, Wayne Mackintosh [EMAIL PROTECTED]wrote: Hi Leigh, From your perspective -- what are the moral tones which are problematic? I would like to get a better understanding of the issues you face

[WikiEducator] Re: another text on OER, but not an OER!!

2008-09-17 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Thanks Erik, I've posted some feedback on the preamble here: http://freedomdefined.org/Talk:Definition#Preamble_for_1.1 Appreciate your speedy response in opening up the discussion again. A testament to the open approach. Lets hope that the WikiEducator community will be active in helping

[WikiEducator] Re: another text on OER, but not an OER!!

2008-09-17 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
:06 PM, Wayne Mackintosh [EMAIL PROTECTED]wrote: Hi Leigh, My own experience with the open movement is that nothing is cut and dry. The success and survival of the top open projects depend on community support, listening and feeling the pulse of the community. Openness and the willingness

[WikiEducator] Re: Community Communique

2008-09-24 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Leigh -- The conference recorded the presentation -- and I'm sure they will post the video. Cheers Wayne On Sep 24, 1:45 am, Leigh Blackall [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Will you audio record the talk Wayne? On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 7:21 PM, Jibril TOUZI [EMAIL PROTECTED]wrote: As a result,

[WikiEducator] Re: Internal error?

2008-10-06 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Thanks Leigh -- Erik was able to source the problem pretty quickly and get it working. Cheers Wayne On Oct 6, 4:45 pm, Leigh Blackall [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: the RSS extension appears to be working again. Thanks who ever fixed that. On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 3:19 PM, Leigh Blackall [EMAIL

[WikiEducator] Re: Building a sustainable WE OER Textbook initiative

2008-12-03 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Leigh, Good question --- Why not use Wikibooks as an established platform? First off -- WikiEducator is not in competition with any of the freedom culture projects, including all the projects hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. Rather, we are working collaboratively with all the OER content

[WikiEducator] Re: Generate PDF file on WE

2009-01-23 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Nellie, Gladys --- Thanks for alerting us to the pdf problem. I hadn't noticed this :-(. Been hectically busy with preparations for my move back home to NZ :-). Have alerted the techie team and we'll take a look at getting this fixed ASAP. Cheers Wayne -Original Message-

[WikiEducator] Re: Editing Course TOC

2009-02-08 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Phil, With apology --- I'm the unnamed party/benefactor who set up these pages as an example for further refinement. I'm not an expert in your discipline and sorry about the transgressions in the title of the page :-). Gee --- I love wiki communities! I see Gladys has already jumped in and

[WikiEducator] Re: Editing Course TOC

2009-02-09 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
, 10:21 am, Wayne Mackintosh wmackint...@col.org wrote: Hi Phil, With apology --- I'm the unnamed party/benefactor who set up these pages as an example for further refinement. I'm not an expert in your discipline and sorry about the transgressions in the title of the page :-). Gee

[WikiEducator] Re: Editing Course TOC

2009-02-09 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
over your withdrawal symptoms smile by going thru all that you have missed on WE. Savithri 2009/2/9 Wayne Mackintosh wmackint...@col.org Hi Phil, With apology --- I'm the unnamed party/benefactor who set up these pages as an example for further

[WikiEducator] Re: UPE team

2009-02-10 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Wow, that's a great response from WE volunteers to continue the User Page Exbo initiative! Looks like we have a team to support the monthly UPE award: * Peter Rawsthorne * Nellie Deutsch * Patricia Schilcht With thanks to Minhaaj and Steve who established this popular WE feature. Cheers Wayne

[WikiEducator] Re: WE (mathematics) efforts need to go beyo nd another “Wikipedia repeat”

2009-02-10 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Jim, Great post! I too hope that WikiEducator will evolve in ways which support the unique demands and character of educational resources. Already WE is demonstrating organic growth in a variety of pedagogical approaches, for example: * Leigh Blackall's innovative course on Designing for

[WikiEducator] Re: WE (mathematics) efforts need to go beyo nd another “Wikipedia repeat”

2009-02-10 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Alison, I agree -- nothing supports learning better than a good example! I hope that you released the pie-chart you created under a free content license ;-). I'm observing the development of the Math Glossary with great interest -- I wish I had more time to engage with this development. I

[WikiEducator] Re: In praise of wikieducator tutorials

2009-02-10 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hey Declan, Appreciate the feedback on the WE tutorials :-). We designed these tutorials for independent self-study and am very pleased that they have made life a little easier for your course. In hindsight this has been an excellent investment for WE -- these tutorials have helped thousands of

[WikiEducator] Re: school wikipedia

2009-02-10 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Leo, I suspect that your dreams for WE supporting Chinese may become a reality in the near future :-). As of 1 July 2009 WE will become an independent project which will provide us with the scope to install a Chinese localisation for WE :-) Watch this space. Cheers Wayne On Wed, 2009-02-11

[WikiEducator] Re: Templates and student contributions

2009-02-10 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hey Declan, Smart thinking! We should also think about developing a tutorial on using images in WE which could include some guidance on attribution, licensing etc. It would be pretty easy to include a link to this tutorial from your template. This is one of the features I love about Mediawiki

[WikiEducator] Re: WE (mathematics) efforts need to go beyo nd another “Wikipedia repeat”

2009-02-11 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
On Wed, 2009-02-11 at 09:40 -0800, Gladys Gahona wrote: I've been making some tests for transclusion Please go to my testing lab :-) : http://www.wikieducator.org/User:Chela5808/My_sandbox#My_comments_about_transclusion I guess this is what you are talking about. Is it? Yip -- those are

[WikiEducator] Re: About transclusion

2009-02-11 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Scott -- Yip -- transclusion is a very powerful feature of the Mediawiki software! I see what you're trying to do with the case study examples. I had a bash transcluding a subsection as in {{:Foo/Bar#summary}} -- but this doesn't work --- it pulls in the full page. Perhaps you can find a

[WikiEducator] Re: Community College Open Textbook Project

2009-02-11 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Valerie, The Community College Open Textbook Project is a great OER initiative. I'm particularly impressed with the consortium approach and collaboration among North American colleges. We're very keen to emulate national OER initiatives here in New Zealand and have hosted an initial think tank

[WikiEducator] Re: About transclusion

2009-02-11 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
On Wed, 2009-02-11 at 16:55 -0800, Scott Newson wrote: Neat, what Rob pointed to is just what I was looking for. It seems to be an optional extension to MediaWiki, so now the question is: Is it available on WikiEducator? If it isn't, could we make it available? Scott -- I agree that Rob's

[WikiEducator] Re: February UPE is Gladys Gahona

2009-02-15 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Glady's --- congratulations on your UPE award! A most deserving nomination and our community is proud of your achievement. Thanks also to Peter, Patricia and Nellie for building on the foundations established my Minhaaj and Steve for this popular community feature. I need to step up my game

[WikiEducator] Re: Wikieducator.com?

2009-02-16 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
On Mon, 2009-02-16 at 14:48 -0800, Steve Foerster wrote: I'm mindful that we need to find ways for WE to support itself financially, and as such I'm all for having a directory of third parties who help others use OERs, including those at WE. But is there a lot of advantage to it being at

[WikiEducator] Re: Please change your user page photo

2009-02-16 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Leigh As an educator, I'm now blacked out as well. Not unlike digital rights management --- we'll be moving down a slippery slope if we presume guilt before innocence. Copyright must be respected --- however accusations of copyright transgressions --- which could lead to internet

[WikiEducator] Re: Wikieducator.com?

2009-02-17 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
On Tue, 2009-02-17 at 12:30 -0800, valerie wrote: Consider acquiring and redirecting all .xxx that you can get your hands on - the great domain name land grab. WikiEducator is a very valuable domain and it should be protected at all costs. It should be used for only for this one purpose in

[WikiEducator] Re: OER Foundation and sustainability

2009-02-17 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
On Tue, 2009-02-17 at 04:12 -0800, simonfj wrote: Just going through the strategy for wikieducator, Wayne's trying to find ways to make things sustainable, and encourage the value adders. So let's not just limit things to just the web stuff. The most important thing, and the thing which is

[WikiEducator] Re: Wikieducator.com?

2009-02-17 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
On Wed, 2009-02-18 at 13:29 +1300, Jim Tittsler wrote: Yes, I'm used to a .com domain being something different than the .org domain. The site is configured to have a noticeably different look to reduce any possible confusion. I think we should temporarily add a big banner on the landing

[WikiEducator] Re: Wikieducator.com?

2009-02-17 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Leadership Curriculum and Instruction http://www.wikieducator.org/EL4C21 http://www.wikieducator.org/User:Nelliemuller skype:nelliedeutschmuller On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 2:52 PM, Wayne Mackintosh wmackint...@col.org wrote: On Tue, 2009-02-17 at 12:30 -0800, valerie wrote

[WikiEducator] Re: Wikieducator.com?

2009-02-18 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
at 12:43 AM, Wayne Mackintosh wmackint...@col.org wrote: Hi Nellie, Good questions! The target population are all educators who are interested in working towards a sustainable OER ecosystem in achieving the vision of free

[WikiEducator] Re: school wikipedia

2009-02-19 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
! anyone want to agree or disagree ,please leave your comments thank you !! Leo http://wikieducator.org/user:leolaoshi 2009/2/12 Wayne Mackintosh wmackint...@col.org On Wed, 2009-02-11 at 05:01 -0800, Gladys Gahona wrote: What about Latin America

[WikiEducator] Re: Nomination of UPEs

2009-03-05 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Peter and UPE fans, I like the idea of widening the nomination process for UPE as you have suggested. Great suggestion! Go for it and set up the page -- if folk want to refine or add value to the suggestions they can help refine the relevant wiki page. Cheers Wayne On Thu, 2009-03-05 at

[WikiEducator] Re: Featured user, UPE and QA Framework

2009-03-05 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Peter WE friends Thinking out load here --- Under our emerging QA framework ( http://www.wikieducator.org/WikiEducator:Quality_Assurance_Framework/Featured_Works ) there is a subsection called other featured items Would it make sense to re-classify the framework to include a sub-section

[WikiEducator] Volunteers: Working group for Website redesign?

2009-03-05 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi everyone Open questions: 1) Should WE redesign its homepage and important landing pages? 2) Will improved information design of the WE main page and important landing pages improve retention? 3) Should WE form a working group to consider proposals for Website redesign? 4) If so -- do we

[WikiEducator] Re: TRINIDAD and TOBAGO's PHYSICS Teachers join WIKI

2009-03-05 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
Hi Hollis, WE're very proud to see the leadership and foresight demonstrated by the National Open School in Trinidad and Tobago. The committment by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to fund training workshops is a testament to the scalability of open models. WE commend your efforts! Please

[WikiEducator] Re: Featured user, UPE and QA Framework

2009-03-05 Thread Wayne Mackintosh
, 2009 at 8:58 AM, Wayne Mackintosh wmackint...@col.org wrote: Hi Peter WE friends Thinking out load here --- Under our emerging QA framework ( http://www.wikieducator.org/WikiEducator:Quality_Assurance_Framework/Featured_Works ) there is a subsection called

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