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Interactive functions for etextbooks -- teacher wish list and ensuring cross platform functionality (1)

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Open Source Text Canada (OSTC) is a new foundation seeking to create Open Source versions of K-12 Canadian curricula.

Even before Apple launched iBooks textbooks for iPad and raised the bar, teachers were telling us that they wanted ways to engage their students and at the same time leverage etextbooks to help them manage the workload of testing and assignments.

OSTC is seeking the broadest possible platform at the least expense for the electronic versions of texts which appears to be the EPUBReader plugin for Mozilla's Firefox with javascripts running within an EPUB. This platform provides MathML, MusicML through free plugins, and superior conformity to HTML5 and CSS3.

So we are seeking input from the broader education community on in-book apps, how testing might work, the roles and ratios of written sections versus multiple choice, innovative ideas for assignments to encourage students to read a section and submit a review, and any other idea you might be willing to share.

The resulting ideas will move on to programmers (either hired or volunteers) and made available under the Creative Commons Canada licence.

Looking forward to your responses,

Glenn Ross CEO, Open Source Text Canada

Web 2.0 for Development: The Kenyan Case (1)

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Kenyans are now embracing new technologies in their pursuit for better knowledge management. Let us comment on it ...

Have you guys heard about cloud printing. you can find it at google print.... Use your mobile, or computer at home to print remotely to your secretary computer. you dont need printer drivers etc.

show me show me show me

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We are having fun as a Ministry learning the  the Web 2.0 ways of handling information courtesy of CTA and Moi University.

Thank you!

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the way to succeed in todays world is through technology and keeping up with the pace since technology is changing very fast

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web 2.0  in Kenya is the next big thing and everybody needs it

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Airc fraternity first off the block

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Are guys contributing? Hebu tusikie ...

Web 2,0 for Development (1)

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e-extension requires extension all workers to have knowledge of Web 2.0 for succesful implimentation

How do i Convery a word document or a odt file into mediawiki syntax (1)

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Urgent

Please help me in the subject

Thanks

--Manpreet.sehgal 10:17, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

E-Language activities that work well in Primary schools 小学:有效并受欢迎的由教育科技支持的语言活动 (1)

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Please share here the following: Brief description of the activity (e.g. speaking, writing, listening, reading, interviewing) Tools used (e.g. App, ipod, Skype) Resources (e.g. useful web links, references) Feedback from stuents

请详细描述: 活动简介(如:听、说、读、写、访谈) 所用工具 (如:iPod, App, Skype) 所用资源 (如:网址,参考书) 学生反馈如何

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We need your help Section - Let's change to (1)

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Hi Wayne,

Of the millions of things we need to do, let's make this item a priority this week.

I'd like to see the real estate on the bottom of the main page - bottom right (for now!) heading to change to "Join Us"....and then use that space as a way to draw folks in....

I'll work on this, on Wednesday.... where's the actual template to start working on this....

-Randy ghkdflk;fh

Importance of school libraries (1)

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What is the role or importance of the school library in learners achievements. It is very important for learners because school libraries is helping them to learn reading

Marketing Academic Libraries (1)

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Marketing of academic libraries in rural areas is a challenge because most of the clients are not exposed to the new technology that is used in Library Marketing.

Indeed, it is a challenge that most academic libraries must face head on. Academic Libraries must introduce these new technologies to their clients so that they must familiar with them...

Other promotional material that do not require the use of technologies can also be used to market the Academic libraries in rural areas, amoung these we can use brochures, bookmarks, community radio, posters and meetings so that our rural communities are made aware of the services offered by the libraries in their communities.

why don't you use technology that they understand? afterall, marketing does not have to be fancy, you just have to reach your audience/customers.

I guss to keep up-to-date with reccent trends.

Information Literacy (5)

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Information Literacy has become a vital tool in today's society known as the Information Society. In view of the developments happening in this age it has become necessary for educational institutions to encoporate Information Literacy in their curricula.

This is a giant step that Educational Institutions have taken because students will now be able to do their own research without or with little help from Librarians. Information search forms part of a Research Process.

Academic library use (1)

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What are the strategies to make leaners come to the library

Web 2.0 workshop with Mercy Moyo (1)

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Mercy is a vibrant presenter; a pick-me up in the morning. always look forward to her presentations i have learnt some interesting things during the workshop and hope to learn more for the remainder of the workshop. i wish she can also show me how citation management works; i tried this back at work and apparently it needs for me to download Refworks or Zotero first. So Mercy, are you going to show me or not?

I support this, I have also enjoyed Mercy Moyo's presentations during the ITOCA's Web 2.0 Workshops. I have learned a lot and am going to apply everything I learned back at work.

I HAVE ALSO NOTICED THAT.

I agree with you Anna that Citation management is a very interesting topic especially for researchers. For users to be able to know how to use the citation management tools adequate time should be allocated on the training. Unfortunately citation management is not included on the Web 2.0 course curricular that we are running this week. I am going to discuss with Blessing so we can put together a workshop for citation management to which we will invite you. Thank you for your compliments, I am honoured.

UNIVERSITY FEES IN SOUTH AFRICA (1)

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Universities fees are very expensive in South Africa. I support the Minister of Higher Education when he says that tertiary education should be made free for all South Africans. The government has started free education at schools and I think its high time that it must also be extended to tertiary education. There is high rate of unemployment in the country and I think one of the major reasons is lack of education...

Marketing of community libraries and services in Namibia (1)

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There are numbers of community libraries in Namibia. However, they seem not to be frequented enough by users. The reasons could be: There is no strong reading culture in Namibia. Libraries not competitive enough to attract users with variety of interests. Despite the ETSIP ICT deployment to community libraries in Namibia, the process is very slow to deploy ICT. Library workers undertrained.

Pedagogical template (1)

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 Hi, 

     Pl.  let me know how  to make a pedagogical template.

The easiest way is to start with one of the existing pedagogical templates that is close to your desired result and edit/modify your new copy.

Invitation to collaborate with us for finalising an OER project (1)

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Hi all participants,

                  Invite all of you to collaborate with us to select and proceed with an OER Project.

Needs of qulified librarians in school libraries (1)

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Whenever I visit school libraries,the school principals are demanding for their schools to be allocated with qualified school librarians. This is a nationwide issue because it needs to be discussed on a national platform. Since we have few qualified librarians in our country, the teachers are standing at crossroads, they are overworked (attending to their classand assisting learners in the library) and cannot be able to carry out the responsibility of being a teacher librarian.

Library information science (1)

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more information on this topic library information science is a subject that one can take on at college or university level to study in this field in librarianship.

Poetry In Education (2)

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The Use Of Poetry In Education

Poetry has been around since men could comprehend and portray their inner feelings with other individuals. Great philoshopher's like Gaudin, Shakespeare, Tindell etc have exlpored in the demured world of poetry.

My input in this topic is the critical use of poetry as a formal way of improving the level of english proficiency in Namibia. Poetry enhances the mind through imagination, it introduces the student to earlier forms of punctuation and written old english in the earlier Victorian age, this was the time when the likes of Shakespeare ruffled and awed their audiences with beautiful plays, sonnets and poems.

The emphasis is using poetry in formal education, in the form of increased critical thinking and analysis,reading and comprehending

Poetry In Education (1)

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The Use Of Poetry In Education

Poetry has been around since men could comprehend and portray their inner feelings with other individuals. Great philoshopher's like Gaudin, Shakespeare, Tindell etc have exlpored in the demured world of poetry.

My input in this topic is the critical use of poetry as a formal way of improving the level of english proficiency in Namibia. Poetry enhances the mind through imagination, it introduces the student to earlier forms of punctuation and written old english in the earlier Victorian age, this was the time when the likes of Shakespeare ruffled and awed their audiences with beautiful plays, sonnets and poems.

The emphasis is using poetry in formal education, in the form of increased critical thinking and analysis,reading and comprehending

Purpose of library marketing (2)

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Marketing of libraries will assist this institutions to define their role in the communities these institutions are operating.Marketing of library operations and services to the public quarantee their fure.Libraries marketing marketing must advocate the importance of using this facilities.

Need for IT Training for Librarians (1)

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Since the old trained Librarians(1970) could not get a chance to attend the trainings on newly developed Information technology,it was detected that it leads to a situation that the Library users cannot get access to Internet because the said group of the Librarians cannot help them. It is strongly recommended that all the Librarians must attend IT trainings.

The image of Libraries (1)

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Libraries are great places for kids.Libraries bridge the information devide.Libraries connect people with ideas,information and each other.

Purpose of library marketing (1)

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Marketing of libraries will assist this institutions to define their role in the communities these institutions are operating.Marketing of library oprations and services to the public quarantee their fure.Libraries marketing marketing must advocate the importance of using this facilities.

Digital libraries (2)

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Today it is important for people to digitise their libraries as the whole world is moving torwards tha goal.

Digital libraries (1)

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Today it is important for people to digitise their libraries as the whole world is moving torwards tha goal.

The ADTU Launches Dual Diploma E-Programs (1)

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Assam Downtown University (DE) in association with MITSDE launches Dual Certification specialized Management and Technical E-Programs. Brining the best in education for the students ADTU (DE) also launches Dual Degree MBA+PGDBA programs.
The skilled based certification and the benefit of dual degree helps students to sharpen their skills. The dual certification and the unique Dual Degree MBA+PGDBA programs enhances the academic records nurturing their needs for future.
Assam Down Town University (DE)
Set in a huge green sprawling campus of around 45 acres, the University is about 12 km from the heart of Gauhati and 16 km from down town Hospital .It is a hilly area traversed by two natural springs in between hillock on the bank of Brahmaputra. The University has excellent academic atmosphere .It has well furnished hostels, best of the library, state of- art laboratories , seminar halls, museums, computer centers, canteens, sports and recreational facilities , and above all ,an outstanding faculty that is friendly and accessible , and an administration that is responsive and proactive.
PROGRAMS:
-Two Year MBA+PGDBA Dual Degree Program


Specialized Management and Technical Diploma Programs:

-PGD in Business Administration

-PGD in Energy Management
-PGD in Fire Protection Engineering
-PGD in Piping Design and Engineering
-PGD in Risk and Insurance Management
-PGD in Project Management
-PGD in Retail Management
-PGD in Finance Management
-PGD in Information Technology
-PGD in Marketing Management
-PGD in Human Resource Management
-PGD in Operations Management
-PGD in Wealth Management
-PGD in Supply Chain Management
-PGD in Materials Management
-PGD in Payroll and Business Management
-Diploma in Retail Management
-Diploma in Business Administration

WE OFFER:
-Industry designed courses and curriculum
-E-guru makes the difference in learning
-Placement Support
-5000+ students
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-Interactive Content

Learning Contract text format (1)

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Facilitators,

The Learning Contract Text was not available in my user page.I tried to copy it from the 
Learning for Content Boiler plate text.But only the content was possible to copy,the table was not 
coming earlier.But on trying again it is seen that only the heading is getting copieid.Pl. give directions 
for copying the contract.

--Scariatc 19:42, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

Adding my new photo in the user page . (1)

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I have uploaded my  photo in my Sand Box. As it is a damaged one  let me know how to upload a new one  in the User page.

--Scariatc 03:31, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

Wiki Project (4)

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 Hi,        Can we collaboratively make a project? Lizynavin, please comment on this. --Scariatc 18:13, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

Wiki Project (3)

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 Hi,

      

Can we collaboratively make a project? Lizynavin, please comment on this.

--Scariatc 18:08, 16 February 2011 (UTC)



«no subject» (792)

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Dear Sirs,

         I am a newbie registered for wikieducator EL4C49 workshop. While I started learning the content and on playing the first video under the title "The Purpose of Learning 4 content" at the link

"wikieducator.org/Learning4Content", sometimes the sound was becoming very feeble.I had sought help from the fellow trainees to solve the problem via my mail dt. 18th January 11.Due to some technical problem my mail was not delivered to anybody as seen from the delivery report.Hence I am seeking help here.Can anybody suggest a solution for this problem Sirs? Regards, Scaria T C

 


HI

           Oh , you are right .I checked with the internet provider-BSNL.They rectified the problem.Thanks a lot.

This is more on the internet connectivity,check that your internet connection is stable.

Advice needed for solving feeble sound while playing the video. (1)

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Dear Sirs,

         I am a newbie registered for wikieducator EL4C49 workshop. While I started learning the content and on playing the first video under the title "The Purpose of Learning 4 content" at the link

"wikieducator.org/Learning4Content", sometimes the sound was becoming very feeble.I had sought help from the fellow trainees to solve the problem via my mail dt. 18th January 11.Due to some technical problem my mail was not delivered to anybody as seen from the delivery report.Hence I am seeking help here.Can anybody suggest a solution for this problem Sirs? Regards, Scaria T C

Hi

The audio problems you are experiencing sound like a local problem. It may be bandwidth or Internet traffic or a local setting on your machine.

Try again later - -reboot your browser, this could help fix the problem as well.

Cheers

Page update request (1)

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Any chance the Upcoming Events section of the main page could include a reference to eL4C45?

Integrativeness in Wikis (1)

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Dear educators,

I have an interest in studying integrativeness in Wikis. The notion of integrativeness was first introduced by Gardner and Lambert in 1958 in a Canadian educational environment, where they studied second language learners' motivation and found that learners are very likely to attain success when they are driven to integrate in the target language community. I am seeking to answer whether or not in other sociocultural settings, like Wikis, integrativeness takes on new meanings and whether or not  there are any other motives driving people to join Wikis if it is not integrativeness.

Please share with me your ideas.

Best regards

--Anhpham 01:34, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

I am very interested in your research and would like to collaborate with you in order to know more. Have you published anything in WE or elsewhere that you'd like to share?

My Recent Pages: suggestion for a new tool (1)

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Hi!

I would like to suggest the incorporation of a new menu item in WikiEducator: My Recent Pages. This item would sit between My Watchlist and My Contributions and would show wiki pages that I have had opened in the recent past. By analogy with My Watchlist, My Recent Pages would be customizable according to the desired history to be retained and displayed. Since I know that the system currently keeps track of the pages any user has opened, this set of statistics should be readily available to exploit in providing the menu item.--Jrradney 21:38, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Great idea! Sj 20:03, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Usability for teachers finding content (1)

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A concern I have with WikiEducator's Home page has surfaced when I have observed new users trying to find content on WikiEducator. I think the content link is too insignificant. As a test ask someone - who has not been on WikiEducator - to find content on a topic they would be familiar with, and see how long it takes to a) find the topic or b) find out if it is not there. For example a panel just below "The purpose of WikiEducator" that has something like:

Important links

  • Learning Content
  • Help

This should be tested with potential newbies until it is obvious to them.

I know both these links are on the page (content top right and help in the navigation panel on the left), but I don't think they are prominent enough. I think a teacher's first access to WikiEducator will be to find content rather than to know about who WikiEducator are or to contribute.

WikiTrainer Certification (1)

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I think I did something terribly foolish and applied for a WikiTrainer certificate Level 1 as a WikiApprentice.

Or am I correct?

A Personal Tribute to the Greatest Teacher (1)

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As the third Sunday in the month of June passes by, one can’t help but ponder on the one central figure of my life. A visionary, guide, a pillar for support and most importantly a teacher. The greatest teacher of my life. This central figure is my father. A person who forever scarified his own needs to further mine and made sure I got the best education possible under the circumstances, something which even he was not able to get. Today I am where I am thanks to him. It’s weird how we get too busy in our own intricacies of life and forget the sacrifices made by our parents so that we get a foothold in life. I still remember the day when getting admission at a regular college was tough thanks to exorbitant fees. But that was barely the problem. Loans were available but my father after seeing the syllabus strictly rejected each and every one of those. The reason: lack of practical training and empty promises. After lot of research we finally zoomed in on Sikkim Manipal University Distance Education (SMU-DE). Though I was not much convinced knowing hardly anything about SMU-DE, I went in with his choice after he insisted and the rest as they say is history. The decision changed my life and surely such a thing would have never been possible in a regular college. I took up MBA in the distance learning mode and the ever helpful university counsellors helped to get an internship in a reputed firm. It was a zero pay internship where one had to work for free but my university mentors and counsellors asked me not to worry about the money just yet and give my best shot. Studying at SMU-DE was like knowing a world on its own. EduNxt allowed anytime access with batch mates, industry mentor chats, counselling and online library. As each month passed and I picked up newer skill sets and communication skills I could feel the difference in my internship as well. Completing my first semester at SMU-DE, I got picked up as a permanent employee by the same firm I was doing my internship in. I was pleasantly surprised though my manager wasn’t. In fact he said that it regularly happens as the skill sets taught at SMU-DE directly matches the industry requirements and that is what every employer wants rather than pages of theory. Today, as I have settled in life with a far better job and a bigger paycheque, I miss my father but can only pay tribute to him for making me choose SMU-DE which in fact has given me a better life. It’s the sacrifices that parents make for their kids which in reality stands as testimonies to the amazing nature of humanity. Thank you my father... For more information visit http://www.smudde.edu.in/mba_course/ or www.smude.edu.in or call on 1800 266 7979 (Toll free).

Audience for proposal for WikiEducator project (1)

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Hi all,

It seems to me that the best way to improve (and add to) the content on WikiEducator is to have a few students currently enrolled in "real life" versions of the courses we are offering work under a mentor as they go along. After all, who better to create material than students who actually just went through the process of learning it!? They will know best what is important and what is not important to facilitate their understanding. It is incredibly time consuming to produce/improve content in parallel with a post-college life. However, during an "in-college" life, this exercise is mutually beneficial - generating material is one of the best ways to help the student really learn the material (if you can't explain it, you don't know it!), prepare for exams, etc. At the same time, they could let WikiVersity know which topics were explained unsatisfactorily, which topics could have benefited from additional images, etc. My suggestion would be for WikiEducator to reach out to universities calling for this type of volunteer. It seems to me that it would only take one or two iterations (less than a year!) to produce some incredible material.

My thought is that rather than have lots of people randomly posting little bits of content, we should have students methodically go through the materials on WikiVersity as they are working through "brick and mortar" courses. I really believe in the idea that "teaching is the best way to learn". If a person is not enrolled in a real course, it is significant extra workload for them to create content for WikiVersity. However, if a student is taking a course, rather than spend the week before an exam staring at a book, they could be summarizing concepts, etc on WikiEducator, both helping them prepare for an exam as well as generating useful content for the world to share.

What I'm looking for is a place (forum, etc?) to get the attention of teachers across the country to ask them to keep their eyes out for students who they think would be good candidates for this type of thing and direct them to me. I am particularly interested in high school level technical topics (mathematics, physics, etc). It seems that with thousands of schools and millions of students, it should be easy to get ~5 "good ones" from every course imaginable. Then in only one or two semesters (with good mentors!), we could have an amazing foundation that could then be refined by future semesters of the same type of students.

Please let me know if you have any thoughts on this or suggestions of how to reach out to these teachers.

Daviddoria 16:21, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

Advice needed (1)

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I have an idea for a new project, and I am wondering if it would be feasible. My idea is to create a series of academic courses for k-12. The courses would include textbooks, workbooks, video lessons, software, and all other necessary materials, all released under the CC license. I know there are other projects like this out there, but most of them are geared toward higher education only, and most are concentrating on textbooks only. I would like to see complete course packages available for free download from one central location, and containing all necessary components. I know this would be a major effort, but I believe, with the right people, it could be done.

I think you've got a great idea for a project and you've certainly chosen the right place. I would suggest that you start thinking about a team charter then start looking for the right people to contribute to your effort. Good luck!--Benjamin Stewart 19:06, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

This is a test

Edit button absent on main page (1)

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Why is it that the edit button is not visible on the main page. Can we have such facilites if we do not want others to edit our content on wikieduator? Dilip Barad--Dilipbarad 08:34, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Hello Dilip! Use the following at the beginning of your page:

__NOEDITSECTION__

Or check here to see an example: Connective English Language Learnings.

Hope this helps! --Benjamin Stewart 18:58, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

WikiEducator vs WikiVersity (1)

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I've been looking at WikiVersity for a few days, but this morning I found WikiEducator. It seems like they have almost the same goals? I understand the difference between WikiPedia and WikiVersity, but what is the difference between WikiVersity and WikiEducator? Daviddoria 13:48, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

TOTAL FACTOR PRODUCTIVITY (1)

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Hiiiiii pls write ur views of TFP

Hello TFP is total factor productivity. Productivity is a measure of what goes in and what comes out. This means when total output is divided by single input, it measure per unit of production to a single factor, known as partial or single factor productivity. When we obtain a single measure of input and divided the output by this single measure of input, it is known as Total Factor Productivity.laxya 09:25, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

New Face of Education---Your Time, Your Space (1)

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Gone are the days when one needed to sit in a class at an institute for long hours, listening to a million words that seemed monotonous or those instances when one needed to study at a given time no matter what even though the mind never really wanted to cram all the pages lying in front. Today is a new age where individual freedom and preferences matter the most for each and every one of us. It’s the age where practical knowledge is valued much more than simple theory. An age where you have the choice to do what you want more so in the field of education. Thanks to the advent of Distance Education and premier institutions in this field like the Sikkim Manipal University who value students choice more than anything else, the field of education in India has turned better. But is it not the same Distance Education mode which until a decade back critics and experts alike, scorned at or were ever so ready to give it a thumbs down? Surprisingly it’s the same critics who have had to change their opinions due to the lack of a future vision on their part in this field. Today as our country with more than half of its population in the age bracket of 20-30 years strives hard to increase literacy levels, the HRD (Human Resource Development) ministry accepts the huge role of Distance Education towards making India literate. How did it all happen? Firstly, Distance Education is not the same as it was a decade back. It has changed immensely thanks mainly to the positive efforts of many dedicated institutions like Manipal. Secondly, these institutions filled the gap between teachers and students which regular colleges left wide open mostly due to complacency on their part. Let’s take Sikkim Manipal University (SMU-DE, www.smude.edu.in) as an example since its country’s foremost Distance Education provider and possibly the best with more than 3 lakh students on its rolls. SMU-DE is UGC recognised and is also a member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU). Close to 40 programs are on offer currently, ranging from diploma to graduate and also post graduate courses. Most importantly all the courses are based heavily on technical and practical knowledge with grounding on theory thus covering all aspects needed in today’s corporate setting. But what SMU-DE has done most commendable is in ensuring that quality does not suffer in distance education mode. SMU-DE has developed EduNxt, the next generation online learning platform. This state of the art system available to all SMU-DE students allows for online discussion with faculty for course related doubts, industry professionals for job openings and careers, counselling, video presentations of lectures and an online library with over 1 million books. As a result of these features it has also won 2 awards in the ICT category making SMU-DE ‘ICT enabled university of the year’. All of this a student can access from anywhere and at any time. Add to that over 700 SMU-DE authorised Learning Centres across the country that make sure students get all the practical training needed based on each course. And of course the options of e-mail and online video chatting are also available. All this adds up to a huge advantage for students. Courses that are better with more practical expertise, you get a UGC recognized degree; can study even while working from anywhere plus the reputation that SMU-DE enjoys in the industry. It’s no wonder then that Distance Education mode is becoming more popular by the day and career wise it only increases one’s prospects. While it’s near impossible to go to a regular college and work at the same time, here you can do both without any hassles thus always staying ahead than a regular college attendee since you have the work experience. With technology and educational tools getting merged seamlessly, it’s only a matter of time before the Distance Education mode takes over regular colleges in terms of their acceptance amongst students. It will be only apt when that happens. After all students are the future of a country and they need to be career ready and not just book worms.

WikiEducator Suggestions (1)

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Please post any suggestion for improvement here!

Is there a WikiEducator "Suggestions" page? Perhaps with status of suggestions? Or is there another place that serves this function? - Kim Tucker 22:46, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

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Digital dividends (1)

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Would it help to have a page defining this term and updating Wikipedia which currently redirects - w:Digital_dividend - to a page on Digital terrestrial television in the United Kingdom (subsection on digital switchover)? -- Kim Tucker 20:57, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

Newbie on wikipedia (1)

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I am trying to upload my picture on the profile page unfortunately the picture which is about 1.53MB in jpg format, am getting the message that jpg is not allowed format. I chaged it into pdf reducing its size to 0.99MB yet it could not be uploaded, getting the message that .pdf is not allowed format.

please assist, am a newbie here--Edgar Telesphory 08:15, 26 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi Edgar,

Something sounds strange as they are both allowed file types. Were you uploading the file at:

http://wikieducator.org/Special:Upload

Were you logged in at the time?

Can you copy and paste the entire message that you get into a reply to me?

Could the file be a different format but with the .jpg or .pdf extension?

Could you try another .jpg file that is smaller? You can always upload your picture and overwrite it once we figure out the problem.

The more details I have to work with the easier it will be.

Good Luck

Rob Kruhlak

View on the tutorials (1)

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ok fine gladdis thank you for helping me.The tutorials are fine and quite easy and up to now it is still interesting.

Using media in your page (1)

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Well can  u help me youshra with tutorial 3 of what type of video u can add to the page and does it support any media or u have to convert it to a standard video format.

Wiki as tool for teaching literacy - any research to support model for pending middle school summer enrichment camp - RFP (1)

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We are trying to answer a RFP so as to build a LITERACY based, Title I camp in Pittsburgh, PA, USA that makes extensive uses of wikis. I need some help finding research models to support what we strive to do with the kids, grades 5-9. Thanks.

So, are there any researched curriculums that teach literacy with wikis?

Help!

http://aforathlete.wikia.com/wiki/PPS_RFPs_for_2010_Summer

See the RFPs in the link above.


Rauterkus 14:23, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Your views on E Learning in schools. (1)

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Our school recently got some e learning equipment to aid in the better presentation of lessons and to provide students with unlimited internet access. However we have been using the e learning facilities to teach classes etc. Now we are being told that it should be used as a resource centre for students and not a teaching tool. What are your views?

PAULINE JAMAICA

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Learn English Online (1)

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Learning and teaching English online via Skype is a new trend now for ESL education. Please visit http://www.englishtutorials.net for more information.

HI (2)

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HI it Sylvia I would like to keep John Lennon Imagine alive in the world. The line People to live in peace and I hope that I'm not the only one. If you could join us and the world would live as one. If everyone help out everyone else they wouldn't be hunger or people won't be homeless. If people band together and help one another out they would live in peace. While there so much sadiness in the world. So please watch John Lennon and take his dream seriously please. Make this world a better place to live. That's my dream for the world. Bye for now Sylvia

Downes (1)

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I think I'd avoid milking the Downes things given that the basis for his decision appears to be factual error about relative activity levels. Jtneill 16:48, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

I dont know what you are talking about

Come now JT! Mentioning that Downes' blog post on WikiEd on the front page hardly seems like "milking" it to me. Wikiversity would have done the same; not to mention that i've been looking at the stats today re: both Wikiversity and WikiEd and I'd actually tend to agree with him that Wikied is really more active in a way. Particularly when you look at the edits that actually take place on Wikiversity - the majority of them are done by Custodians and the Colloquium is probably the most active space on the entire site. There's no reason to start Wikied vs Wikiv again -- i based my custodianship on the exact opposite - of trying to bring the OER projects closer together, not make islands of them. Why not do the same?

Fair call, Brent. Numbers don't mean much; attitude does; I agree collective OER efforts are what matters. Interesting point about "non-sysop" edits; I think that's a useful criteria evaluative criteria (say for internal benchmarking). Much WV activity (esp. new account registrations) probably also comes from sisproject editors. Downes' list was long, so perhaps unfair to criticise his lack of citation. Also WE stats are transparently displayed on the Main Page, to its credit. Jtneill 11:14, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

I find many instances where I recommend one over the other. I like helping out around here because much of the community is new at this and very passionate, and a great part of what WikiEd is about is training people on real wiki skills (there's nothing like Learning4Content that i've seen anywhere else!) - where people use those skills is ultimately irrelevant; and, Wikied is also more able to innovate technically, which is a major point of difference for me; but funnily enough I mostly like working on my own resources/projects on Wikiversity as it seems more akin to the type of projects that I'm particularly interested in using a wiki for, and I like at times interacting with skilled and experienced wiki users.

Take a look at this as well though: http://www.wikieducator.org/images/f/f6/WE_Survey_04262008.pdf it might provide an nice view of how different are the two communities. The diversity of the different projects will ultimately be a strength to the movement as a whole and we should I think cross-promote and cross-pollinate as much as we can. When this licensing thing is fixed i reckon it will open a flood gate of interoperability, reusability, and collaboration between the sites, and perhaps what this movement is edging towards: that the whole will suddenly be much greater than the sum of its parts will be that much closer. I nearly quit Wikiversity because of some of the ridiculous accusations of paranoid partisanship that were levied against me when I applied for Custodianship and i'm still somewhat wary of the effect of users on the site that are overly active in organisation rather than in creating valuable content/projects. Wikiversity is in my opinion desperately in need of some new and exciting projects - the OER course was the last one I can think of that had any real substance to it (and should be run again in an improved form i'd say.)

Brent, JT

From my perspective WV and WE are "two leaves on the same tree" to cite Country Mike. I also think that there is considerable value in comparing and evaluating our collective experiences. WE has learned a lot from the WMF projects and we try to learn from these experiences. For example -- I was very surprised to see the productivity of the WE community comparing the ratio of pages to registered users.

We've been pretty successful in extending our work in the developing world and as Brent has pointed out, a lot of energy goes into capacity development in using MW technology.

For those interested -- you can view our daily stats here:

http://wikieducator.org/stats/

Ultimately the diversity in our OER projects will contribute to a better world for all involved.

Dr. Savithri Singh selected for the Featured WE article of WikiEducatior India page (2)

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Dear Savithri
CONGRATULATIONS for being selected for the Featured WE article of WikiEducatior India page.
This honour is very well deserved. Your enthusiasm and commitment towards WikiEducator are exemplary.

Warm regards

Gita Mathur. Gita Mathur 02:39, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Global Economic Recession : Causes & Cure (1)

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Dear Readers,

Weather it is east or west, every nation is facing problem of economic recession. What are its causes ? How we can cure it ? These are two main concerns.

Please join the discussion and give your valuable comments.

Thank you.

Mahesh Chandra Joshi KNV Institute of Business Management Rajkot INDIA

Bar Schneider (1)

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Bar Schneider ---- Bar_S

Belief towards mathematics (1)

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How one can assess/measure school students' beliefs towards mathematic?

Ofir Serfaty (1)

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Ayelet Seidner (1)

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Ran Hadar (1)

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How to motivate participants to fill out the survey (or happy sheet) (1)

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I tried to raise this issue before during a web conference but as I did not really get the answer I was after I will give it another go and try to revive the discussion page!

My point is: it is not hard to force participants to fill out the good old questionnaire at the end of a face to face course as it is the last thing you do in the course. But with no direct contact, how can you motivate the participant to fill out the form.

First of all, how should you make it available. Do you send an email with the link to the questionnair? Does it automatically appear in the list of course you have enrolled in when you have an LMS?

And then, how do you motivate them to complete it. Is the course only complete when the questionnair is sent back?

Do you send a chocolate fish by post?

I am really keen to find out what your ideas are, because I think we all deal with this issue to some extend.

Helga

Workshop held at Colombo, Sri Lanka (1)

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Information about Workshop on Collaborative Content development organized by COL in association with Sri Lanka Association of Distance Educators at Colombo from 31/03/2008 to 03/04/2008 is available at http://wikieducator.org/Sri_Lanka/L3_Farmers/Content_Development_Workshop_Colombo-2008.

I would like to suggest it for In The News Section.

Regards Anil

Missing bits (1)

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Love some of the pages I am viewing from other learners and feel like I've missed some stuff. Where do you get a content box? and was there a session on the other cute boxes like web resources that I missed reading? Am getting there though!

Not Well (1)

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Sorry, For the last three days, I am not able to participate in the discussion as I am not well . But today I hope, I will complete all that.

Sarita

Tutorial3 (1)

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I read the editing basics and the office writer1 course,bothare interesting and giving us the good tips of editing. sarita

News Placement, i.e., Hewlett Foundation Announcement (1)

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I think the Hewlett Foundation's grant to WikiEducator is very significant in my view - to people in our community, and also those Newbies just coming on board....I see that it is now in the archives....

I think we need to make sure that very high priority news - even if it is a bit older - stays on the main page.

--Randy Fisher 23:21, 6 January 2008 (CET)

Test for a new thread (1)

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