# Talk:Wikieducator tutorial/Communication and Interaction/Discussion

## Contents

Testing a reply19606:08, 6 July 2013
L4C -- Test discussion thread18407:13, 21 March 2013
Using Hotpotatoes on Wiki Educator303:02, 1 November 2010
Does Open Content really reach out to rural learners?317:40, 28 April 2010
Enjoying it217:33, 28 April 2010
Working hours for teachers205:33, 23 February 2010
L4C53 --Test Discussion Thread1217:18, 18 February 2010
Blended Learning200:01, 18 December 2009
Testing my discussion skills!002:39, 4 December 2009
Moodle assistance302:38, 7 November 2009
Is E-Learning up for the Challenge of Meeting Students' Future Educational Needs?016:34, 26 June 2009
Science fair202:46, 19 June 2009
Planning on Developing Online Modules010:13, 18 June 2009
MyWiki Experience109:49, 18 June 2009
Developing Content Resource103:18, 11 June 2009
EL4C22 Test Discussion Thread004:18, 28 April 2009
L4C54 -- Test discussion thread014:33, 27 February 2009
«no subject»019:36, 24 February 2009
Interaction123:10, 5 December 2008
L4C7 -- Test discussion thread103:43, 15 September 2008
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Click on the "reply' link below this post which you will find next to my user name Mackiwg below.

Cheers

12:07, 22 November 2007

I'm not sure what I think of LT yet. Sort of a regression in threaded discussion, why not just incorporate the worlds best threaded discussion we already have?

I must say though I have read a lot of discussion on Wikipedia over the past months, ever since I made my first tentative edit. The thread I was reading yesterday was on Drupal. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Drupal  :-)

That's it from me. I have a confession. When I started this (at 3.00am in the morning last week as I headed for the airport) it was here in LT I thought I was supposed to be writing. Some of my chicken scratching comments are there, but no-one noticed them.

22:19, 18 October 2007

Hi Derek ...

It's a tough call - a Wiki is a wiki and it shouldn't try to grow up into something which it isn't. In that sense - the Wiki shouldn't try to replicate successful technologies like threaded discussion.

The challenge we were facing in WikiEducator - is that many new users were finding it difficult to communicate in a unstructured environment. Newbies were Folk were not sure where to place their reponses, how to start new discussions, forgetting to sign posts, not sure how to indent etc.

LQT has another interesting feature derived from the wiki way - namely the feature of archiving posts - which will encourage the community to remain actively engaged by writing these summaries. We'll see how this works.

LQT is very much still a standard wiki page - you can edit my post! (This of course will be duly recorded in the history.). LQT uses the standard wiki syntax which useful when discussing syntax etc.

For me LQT should be judged in terms of making it easier for folk to communicate within the wiki rather than comparing it to other dedicated technologies.

22:19, 18 October 2007

## Blowies in the Canadian bush?

Hi Wayne! It's Bill Oldham here. Just trying out the reply feature in Day 2 activities.

From your picture, I just assumed that you are out in the bush somewhere.

Regards, Bill Oldham

03:57, 20 December 2008

## Blowies in the Canadian bush?

Hi Wayne! It's Bill Oldham here. Just trying out the reply feature in Day 2 activities.

From your picture, I just assumed that you are out in the bush somewhere.

Regards, Bill Oldham

03:58, 20 December 2008

As a lay person it is an uphill task to learn so much in the time allotted however i think i will get there with lots of practice. i am glad to be introduced to wiki.

19:26, 24 February 2009

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Last edit: 19:25, 18 October 2007

Testing, testing, testing...

Wayne,

At first glance, not being used to using threaded discussions, I'd say LT is an effective way to keep focused for a specific topic. Let's use it and see.

Now to go off-topic, it was great meeting you again, at the RCS luncheon (a bit formal, but there we are). Your talk went down very well. I know that my friend, Deborah, was impressed enough to put your name forward at the Judiciary Educational Committee as a presenter at one of the upcoming seminars for judges the committee organizes.

We are trying to be effective WikiAmbassadors...

Thanks for a lively lunchtime.

John

22:22, 18 October 2007

LQT is a great improvement on what we had before in terms of structuring discussions.

RE the RCS luncheon - I really enjoyed chatting about WikiEd. Wow - its great to have such effective WikiAmbassadors on our side! I'd love to chat about the project at the Judiciary Educational Committee.

Hope my "radical" views were not too lively <smile>

22:22, 18 October 2007

I like the idea of Liquid Threads, it makes it easy to follow, and contribute to, a specific discussion topic.

22:45, 18 October 2007

I share the same opinion as Linda. Liquid Threads simplify the communication and encourage "virtual talking"

03:56, 6 June 2008

Yeah, me too. It's easy to post new discussion threads. But I would also like to develop together with our school's Computer teachers a website for our school which we could also use for posting our online lessons or modules or which we could make into a virtual learning environment. I need trainings on developing a software for teaching Philippine Geography, History and Government for online classes using Moodle or maybe Blackboard or other platforms for e-learning.

10:28, 18 June 2009

Liquid threads are a great way of communicating in an environment to build up content through consensus. The ideas of all participants are available for comment, and new discussions can easily be made from existing treads. The threads are easy to follow and it is very easy to stay on topic.

21:19, 4 November 2009

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Last edit: 01:22, 19 October 2007

This is a step up on the way talk pages have previously presented. As a scanner of written material it allows me to comprehend each thread and easily identify sub-threads or topics as they emerge.

01:22, 19 October 2007

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Last edit: 06:30, 19 October 2007

This is a test reply in the Communication and interaction function of WikiEducator. I can see a lot of potential for this, particularly to negotiate content while writing open content materials in a collabortive environment and provide quality content that is consensus based.

Sanjaya

06:30, 19 October 2007

The possibilities are endless to what can be achieved when great minds collaborate for the common good. Juan Medford

14:32, 7 May 2008

Education is progressive, it's great when professionals can converse together and share their opinion on similar topics, we will all learn from each other.

13:28, 25 February 2009

For sure.

It takes a good learner to be a better teacher.

04:31, 3 May 2010

Wow this is profound!  Love it

09:45, 28 May 2010

I agree absolutely. There is need for openness and a readiness to learn from one another as we converse.

08:21, 9 February 2011

Yes I agree wholeheartedly. Dennis Bell

13:18, 27 February 2009

Yes, when great minds sit together and share ideas possibilities are endless in achieving certain goals and objectives. WikiEducator platform is one such endless and great platforms where people can create content and share with others.

Mutuzana

11:38, 18 May 2010

That is very true. At the click of a mouse you can receive fresh and useful ideas from all corners of the globe! I have benefited immensely from UNESCO-UNEVOC online forum discussions. Gabriel Konayuma, Zambia

08:23, 9 February 2011

Collaboration makes the learning better

16:43, 3 July 2013

Collaboration also helps in knowing one's strenths and weaknesses to perform much better

20:37, 3 July 2013

Hi Sanjaya,

I agree with your apreciation. WIkiEducator have as Juan described below "endeless possibilities". In my opinio, after you learn the basics, creativity plays an important role fot the use of this tool.

04:01, 6 June 2008

Hello Sir,

I am Saravanan.S from Annamalai University and now i am practicing how to reply on threads on discussion with communication & interaction function of WikiEducator.

11:40, 14 August 2008

Hello Saravanan, Glad that you're practicing. Me too!

09:55, 31 March 2009

Hello Erica, more of 'me too' and practicing. ---Reiner- 21:19, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

21:19, 4 June 2010

Greetings to "you-all", This is all about praciticing I agree - but I always have to go back an practice several of the previous days before it all makes sense again - hence it is Monday and I am still on day 8!

05:37, 2 August 2010

another "me too" :-)

09:07, 3 August 2010

Hi Saravanan, It's lovely to meet you here. I am now practicing replying to your thread. I hope you enjoy the rest of the course. --Brenda Hallowes 19:41, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

19:41, 31 October 2010

Hi Sanjaya, just testing the talk pages for the training.  :-)

03:45, 15 September 2008

It is really a great opportunity for each Wikibuddy-Iam saying the right thing? to have where to run when things go either right or wrong with their pages, hence creating a harmonous environment of collaboration and mutual understanding... great development

James

05:46, 5 December 2008

I think we did the online workshop together - doing this rather late but checking out how to use this - rather intimidating for a layperson. Regards Nimrat

15:10, 10 December 2008

Yeah, I believe that developing lessons or modules for online classes should be a team effort and that the first thing to do is plan first what needs to be taught then proceed with the development of lessons or modules for online classes. I am Maria Cecilia C. Basconcillo, a Social Studies teacher from the Philippines.

10:19, 18 June 2009

How do you receive notification of these replies if you enter a discussion? ----Jane Brotchie 08:40, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

08:40, 30 September 2009

Hi Jane, have you tried clicking on the "Watch" tab at the top of the page? I think that's how I set up my feed. And now I just replied to another post. --Brenda Hallowes 19:46, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

19:46, 31 October 2010

Yes, i agree with Sanjaya. There is alot of potential of negotiating open content materials in a collaborative environment. Open content can travel well and have no borders or restrictions. When such type of material is developed and posted, people are free to use them and tailor them according to the way they want to use them in a classroom situation. In this case, users won't have a trouble of copyright issues. Though the material developed is open to everyone, quality material is needed to be put on open portal.

Mutuzana

11:29, 18 May 2010

I find LQT (official abreviation of liquid threads) somewhat like keeping notes on a debate. I guess you have to read all of them just to stay in topic since there are no headings for different discussions. Or does it mean that you open a new page each time the discussion drifts?

16:54, 19 October 2007

Though normally a heading would be created at the start of a new thread. :-)

16:54, 19 October 2007

22:14, 20 October 2007

It gets confusing when there are two acronyms used for the same word. Can we come up with one acronym for LiquidThread? Is it LQT or LT?

09:44, 19 October 2007

I hereby declare it to be LQT. :-)

09:44, 19 October 2007

LT or LQT, whatever, please introduce the acronym(s)in the WikiEducator Tutorial number 8. rz akinkanju

11:35, 7 February 2008

I suggest a glossary of acronyms and their meanings.. Chris Babowal

23:22, 5 December 2008

Well done! <smile> - we've really got to try harder not to speak with acronyms.

20:39, 19 October 2007

Right! The same happened to me. I was wondering all the time what "LT" was till I came to this post. Finally I could find out it stands for "Liquid Thread". I had read about it somewhere before but I couldn't associate right away.

It seems that WikiEducator's discussion forum was not as good as it is now with LT. I must say I found it a bit confusing but once you get used to it, you'll find it easy to grasp. At first, it was not very clear to me who the author of the post was.

Joao (talk)22:14, 20 October 2007

Hi Joao,

Following your comment related with the usability of "LT", I found the use of different colours a little bit confusing.

04:11, 6 June 2008

Wow! I think this is so great I can't believe I didn't know about these fantastic resources!! XD

14:26, 22 October 2007

I am going to try the heading

11:51, 9 February 2008

OK..testing...testing..is this how?

11:54, 9 February 2008

It appears to be.  Well done.

08:24, 2 August 2010

I think you passed the test! Smile. Great to meet you here. Now I have posted another practice reply. --Brenda Hallowes 19:44, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

19:44, 31 October 2010

This is all very interesting and new to me. But i think the LQT holds a lot of potential especially for someone new to the discussion to catch up and contribute positively rather than take the whole discussion backwards.

07:17, 23 October 2007

Sebastiaan you make an interesting observation and I totally agree with you. I used LQT's in a learning environment before and it is very easy to come up to speed with the content of discussion and to make a contribution. The structure of the LQT's also allows the user to differentiate where the main discssion points are.

21:31, 4 November 2009

I encountered difficulty with collaborative editing/recent changes tutorial. I was not able to open a new tab. Please come to my rescue.

12:07, 22 November 2007

Mcebisi, how did you create the formating in your posting above? I can't see from looking at the source.

00:33, 6 January 2008

Hi David

The formatting used for the box is simply to leave a space preceding the text in the editing window.

This creates boxed text


This doesn't (no preceding space)

The format is typically used for highlighting lines of code or syntax instructions. It doesn't work well when wrapping paragraph text.

Cheers

01:20, 6 January 2008

Here I am doing my activity to Test a Reply. I can't remember now if I was supposed to say or do anything in particular... I do like the idea of there being a sort of backroom discussion area. Nice... I'm enjoying this workshop, both the content and the format. Cheers...

18:54, 5 February 2008

Sometimes it´s a little bit difficult but hopefully it will be easier in the future.--Almalu 13:41, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

13:41, 14 August 2010

Its a lot trying to keep up. I don't know if I have really internalised all that I can do just yet. I will need some head space in the future.

Dianne

11:49, 9 February 2008

Hi just to test what I have learnt in the tutorial.Have a lot to catch up.

13:51, 10 February 2008

I like the "liquid thread", it is so easy to follow. Cloyette

19:09, 10 February 2008

Hi Wayne and fellow participants ...(that is if you are still at my stage of catching up!)

I am finding this workshop quite useful...completing the activities brings back long forgotten memories of my first year as an undergraduate when I took a course on Introduction to Programming...that was back in 1985, when the equipment and language were quite ancient given the part of the world in which I am located.

I am trying to complete this and the instructions for Day 10 by the end of today...I have also to go clean up my user page and there are meny items there that belong in My Sandbox.

Regards

13:31, 14 February 2008

Testing, testing, 1 2 3....

09:34, 2 April 2008

Think I might be early for this tut. (Catching up from previous workshop)

09:35, 2 April 2008

Guy, this LiquidThreads forum is really interesting, much better than Wikipedia's!!

22:10, 3 April 2008

Hi everybody

As part of my continuous Wiki journey , I have reached the discussion page. I have catch up with activities for Day 6,7 & 8 today.

It is very hard to find time during normal working hours due to professional commitment, but nevetheless we make use of the night time to catch up on the actvities on which we are having a backlog.

Hope I am improving.

This is part of test message which I am posting with regard to Day 8 activities.

Regards

Ravi

18:48, 8 May 2008

I find it really interesting.......

18:17, 9 May 2008

Hello,

I am trying to catch up on the workshop. It is very interesting and helpful for me. Tutorial for Day 7 about revert edit is one of the possibilities that shows the powerful of this tool. Moreover, this wiki's feature increase the security factor for people who still concerned about the qualitity of information in authoring resources.

I am glad to belong to this community

Cheers,

Maribeth

03:50, 6 June 2008

Hello, Mackiwg

This test - reply is for tutorial 9 but I shall take this opportunity to inform you that i have some health problems (more time that i expect) so i am late. I will try to overcome.

Regards Nikolaos Kourakos LC4

09:45, 18 June 2008

This is my test, from sunny so-cal. Hope you are feeling better, Nikolaos!

Cheers, Daphne Shafer-Repass

21:55, 7 August 2008

Hi Nikolaos - you see you are not the only one who is trying to catch up - and some of us don't even have health problems - we are just slow learners! Hope you are feeling better.

05:45, 2 August 2010

This is my second test. It's pretty easy!

Cheers, Daphne

21:57, 7 August 2008

This has been a very exiting and interesting journey for some of us who are Newbies in this area of collaborative content development. However I find the text formating tools above inadequate as they do not contain all the basic formating tools. The use of a cheatsheet is very confusing to new entrants and I believe it requires that a more comprehensine formating tool set be developed to make working with wikies as simple as working on a wordprocesor application. That would actually make it more comfortable for ordinary content creators/writers who are non-technical to actually work with.

lekopanye

06:40, 13 August 2008

Good morning, Mac, if I might be so bold as to call you that. I believe I may have some right to do so since that was the name that my students and friends used to call me when I taught school here many years ago. You see, it is difficult for Akan speakers to hear and/or pronounce the letters L and R, especially when they come together as the do in the name McLaren. Well, as you can see, I am enjoying this session, and looking forward to others who may be doing the same. Nana

08:21, 1 October 2008

I have been meaning to ask what language is Akan?

Asha (talk)16:36, 27 February 2009

This is one of the features of wikis that I really like--bringing the talk/discussion behind the content page to a place that is so easy to get to.

Cheers, AliceBV

00:19, 5 October 2008

This is a test reply as part of the EL4C19 tutorial. --AFriedman 19:16, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

19:16, 3 February 2009

## L4C -- Test discussion thread

This is a test thread for participants in the current L4C workshop. Make sure that you are logged in and click on the reply button below.

Cheers

20:35, 6 February 2008

Good morning! :) Sandgroper 23:35, 6 February 2008 (CET)

22:35, 6 February 2008

Hi --- Glad you could make it!

06:03, 7 February 2008

01:31, 2 November 2009

Good late afternoon from Geneva:)

Nato

16:16, 6 August 2008

18:20, 3 April 2009

Hi from Cyprus! This is a test - attempting to reply to a thread for the first time!

07:43, 16 June 2009

Hi there. Oh, Cyprus, the sea ... --vukasinbvasic 15:35, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

15:35, 17 June 2009

Hi from Cyprus! This is a test - attempting to reply to a thread for the first time!

07:43, 16 June 2009

Hello

07:27, 17 June 2009

Hi! This is a test!

07:32, 17 June 2009

Good afternoon from Athens, Greece. This is a test reply --tk 14:48, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

14:48, 17 June 2009

Good night from Venezuela:)

test reply... --chuisa 03:48, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

03:48, 21 June 2009

Hey good morning how are u my name is Glenroy Boatswain.Nice to meet u. Im from Grenada..

18:40, 24 February 2009

hi Glenroy thank you for your help. yolande

13:15, 25 February 2009

Hi Glenroy, I was just scouting around the wiki communuty and happen to come across your test posting. I am through this medium, offerinig a word of encouragement for your continued use and mastery of the fundamental skills required to broaden your wiki capacity. The workshop was great, lots of fun - do you agree?

Desmond.

13:56, 26 February 2009

Hi --vukasinbvasic 15:34, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

15:34, 17 June 2009

Good evening.This is my test reply from the city of Wellington.

10:52, 2 September 2009

A belated hallo from me as well... catching up on a Friday afternoon on the L4C workshop....

15:19, 8 February 2008

My name is Moustaoha. Tutorial 8bbrought me here.

22:11, 5 March 2008

Hello, Wayne!

This exercise is for tutorial 9 but I shall take this opportunity to report my progress. firat of all let me thank you for your encouraging remarks. You may notice that I am catching up rather late in the day and have tried to follow your suggestions partly. I hope to be abreast by tomorrow!!

Vijayshri

12:44, 11 February 2008
Hi Vijayshri,
You are not later than myself (i have late written all over my middle name). I am certeinly  enjoying this workshop more profoundly than i ever thought.
i dont even think i have enjoyed any other before in my life. Thank you all.
Victor

12:53, 11 February 2008

I am at a similar late point in the workshop, writing this on day 10 and running about 2 days behind, working through day 8 content today, but I have an overwhelming feeling this was a good choice to undertake this workshop. I have 3 teaching or quasi-teaching jobs and am taking a series of online courses, and I feel a new focus and skill about how to manage these experiences and responsibilities with the web and OER that includes but goes beyond the project I am "officially" doing for the workshop. I even have an idea for a political wiki project aside from my educational endeavors and have researched where political wikis might be hosted.

19:08, 6 February 2009

Hello to everbody...

17:13, 24 February 2009

Good evening from the Seychelles. This is a rather late submission. It's good to be part of this project.

14:09, 14 February 2008

Hi Wayne!
I am very sorry to be so late. Life is not always going as you think it will ...
Anyway, I am trying to catch up with the exercises. I hope I will finish on time.

10:42, 17 February 2008

Hi there Xavier,

You and I are probably more or less at the same level. I am struggling with this a bit. However, like yourself I hope to catch up and finish on time.

16:04, 24 February 2009

Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3....

06:23, 29 February 2008

Hi- I am glad to reach this stage.

06:41, 5 March 2008

Here is my test reply. Lesson 7 already, I'm starting to feel we are making progress.

08:49, 5 March 2008

It feels great to be part of such an innovative community of educators.

)

Stefan

09:27, 5 March 2008

Hello everybody,

This is part of Tutorial 8, so here I am leaving a message on this thread.

I find this tool pretty nifty in the wiki!

Reading through the comments in the thread, I think that this is also a good tool to get people practising editing input from other people. My learners rarely want to edit the work of others directly but are happy about leaving comments (like in pbwiki comment feature) and so using this thread tool would be like a 'soft introduction' to this 'participative editing culture'.

For example, I'm randomly copy/pasting a comment already posted in this thread, then editing it as a model for ELT learners:

Newbies were Folk were not sure where to place their reponses,

# Derekc (Talk | contribs)
1. 22:19, 18 October 2007

and would suggest that it reads better as

Newbies were folk who were not sure where to place their reponses,

After this stepping stone, learners could then be encouraged to make direct edits to content pages.

My question now is: I have just copy/pasted the source in the thread to take the reader back to the original author and date of posting. Is there a better way to do this in this thread? --Mowik 10:26, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

10:26, 5 March 2008

Just testing......

18:51, 5 March 2008

I have read so many apologies for late posting that I intorduce my response with "ditto". However, I am really glad to be part of a community that has the potential to do great work though this collaborative methodology

Anna-May

20:34, 6 March 2008

Hi Anna-May,

Have no idea when/if you will ever see this ..but HI...trying to learn about 'wikis'..possibly to use on 'moodle' as I work with Stella Williams at our 'Communication for Medical Personnel' course at Med Sci.. Right now not sure about 'wiki' and 'moodle' can interface...has anything been done at UWI in this regard? BILL

13:53, 7 August 2009

Joao (talk)23:11, 7 March 2008

Keeping On Trying the Test page for replying to discussions

00:11, 9 March 2008

11:32, 14 August 2008

Hi,

I am enjoying developing educational content in the field of Water resources via WikiEducator. Wish to know how these materials will be promoted to large audience. I shall test run it with some students here in Mauritius soon.

Regards

Manta

13:52, 25 March 2008

Hi all, hope the tuts are going well. Cheers:)!!

13:57, 26 March 2008

Clem (talk)09:27, 3 April 2008

20:55, 8 May 2008

Hello it is lunchtime here in Paris.

12:13, 3 April 2008

Hello Wayne and all L4C participants.... I am Juliet from the Solomons and Day 8 Activity has also brought me to this page...

06:13, 7 May 2008

I've always enjoyed the challenge of learning something new. Juan

14:43, 7 May 2008

Hi Juliet, I'm Sharon from Trinidad & Tobago. Like you I'm practising the skills I have been learning in this training session.

17:38, 18 June 2009

Hi Sharon,

I too am from Trinidad..though on the on-line course following yours I imagine eL4C28 July 28th to August 8th..don't know if/when u'll see this but I'm reaching out to communicate. BILL Carter

13:56, 7 August 2009

15:33, 7 May 2008

05:22, 11 May 2008

Glad to be catching up in these tutorials!

19:44, 9 June 2008

Looking forward to discussion and collaboration with my new wikifriends!

19:45, 9 June 2008

This test - reply is for tutorial 9 but I shall take this opportunity to inform you that i have some health problems (more time that i expect) so i am late. I will try to overcome.

Regards Nikolaos Kourakos LC4

09:50, 18 June 2008

Hi Nikolaos, I hope you will fell better soon. I will keep you in my prayers.God's blessings.

Michelle

14:56, 27 February 2009

1,2,3 test completed ;0)

23:19, 1 July 2008

Hiya Wayne and all - it is so good to see all the voices of wiki going back to early 2008!

06:21, 2 July 2008

Hi Everyone! This is Tutorial 8 so I am just following instructions by posting this statement.

By the way, where is tutorial 9? I thought I was running a little late and expected to see Tutorial 9 posted this morning.

17:37, 3 July 2008

## Using Hotpotatoes on Wiki Educator

HotPotatoes like wiki educator propates free use of their application. Can we upload hotpotatoes quiz on user page? Should we not?

09:12, 6 August 2009

No -- we can't upload hotpotatoes quiz's on wiki educator pages because this is non-free / proprietary software which does not meet the requirements of the free cultural works definition. Sorry about that -- but we do not determine the licenses of external services. If they used free software and free content licenses there would be no problem to include these in WikiEducator.

Cheers Wayne

09:22, 6 August 2009

Hi Mackiwg, I see the above answer was posted a year ago. I wonder if things re Hot Potatoes have not changed since then? I have the impression that HP is now free.--Mary Di Mónaco 03:06, 31 July 2010 (UTC)

03:06, 31 July 2010

WikiEducator does have some alternatives for quizes installed.

1. User:JimTittsler/Sandbox/Quiz demonstrates a couple of templates that turn wikitext into multiple choice questions and cloze exercises respectively. It is a very easy way to insert some interactivity with little typing.
2. the Quiz Extension provides for inserting much more elaborate quizes within WikiEducator pages
03:02, 1 November 2010

## Does Open Content really reach out to rural learners?

Hi,

• Do you believe Open Content reaches out to global audience, including rural population? Share your perceptions with regard to infrastructure support to rural learner's accessibility.--Dr. Indira Koneru 12:08, 17 December 2009 (UTC)
12:08, 17 December 2009

Indira, I think this would be a great research project of dissertation. I know that there are some rural spots in different countries that have a computer and Internet access. I just don't know where. Although this is not rural, rather in a very part of India check out the story "A hole in the wall." I have not been back for a few years but they may have a lot of new information.--Katherine Bolman 00:04, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

00:04, 18 December 2009
• Katherine, I agree "A hole on the wall" is a commendable initiative. But, I feel equipping Rural parts not only in India but across the globe, with usable Information Infrastructure, is not taken up at needed pace. Ministry of HRD, GoI has initiated National Mission on Education through ICT (NME-ICT) Scheme to have Open Content available on Sakshat Portal. In five years, we may have OERs ready, but accessibility remains a big quesion?
12:21, 18 December 2009

The wheels of the Government move very slowly, but changes are perceptible. A few years ago, computers were unheard of. Mobile phones are a revolution in India and many people have a phone. The day will not be far when it will really be possible to reach out to rural learners with ICT. There are problems of shortage of electricity etc. but the fruits of development are not only for the urban elite. We will create another caste system if we are able to reach only to the urban elite. There are urban masses who have migrated from the rural areas across India. They can be reached too. The potential is there, but the question remains how to harness it. (Kalpana Gupte 17:40, 28 April 2010 (UTC))

17:40, 28 April 2010

## Enjoying it

I am glad to be part of the group. looking forward to great things

19:29, 24 February 2009

hey susan, i agree with you yolande

13:27, 25 February 2009

I am enjoying this too. Not sure what resource to develop, but just going along and playing. Hope this will help me learn. (Kalpana Gupte 17:33, 28 April 2010 (UTC))

17:33, 28 April 2010

## Working hours for teachers

I think it's good to have students get involved in extra-curricular activities,therefore there is a need to extend the school day. what do you think?

13:36, 25 February 2009

I really do not agree with lengthening the school's day. In my school and I am sure in other schools teachers are already doing extra curricular activities with kids after 2:30pm and sometimes are there until 7pm at nights after the kids have left. I personally believe such a change will demotivate teachers from going the extra mile as they would be put in a rigid situation now. Telling me I have to stay until a certain time for these activities and me volunteering are two different things. My humble opinion on the matter.

13:02, 27 February 2009

Hi, I am Colonel. I think there is no need to extend the school day because learners need time to complete their home work, work on other tasks and do their contributions at home. What I suggest is that, educators should create "topics on extra curricular" and have learners to work on it at their free time. Later, participants may meet as a club/class to discuss the outcomes and way forward without exerting more preasure on their school life.

05:33, 23 February 2010

You can practice adding to this discussion

03:01, 24 February 2009

Hello everyone. Learning to use Wiki is fun. It is good to be able to collaborate with teachers and educators from around the world and to gain new perspectives from them.

14:06, 24 February 2009

It's a great web application. I love it!!

14:52, 24 February 2009

On the topic of WikiEd, It has been proven to be most useful and rewarding, bringing resources together and increasing one's knowledge and foresight.

Eng.Raymond G Jacob

16:11, 24 February 2009

Learning about wiki educator has created a whole new dimension to education for me

17:16, 18 February 2010

Yea i must agree with everyone. I can really see myself using this program in the future. But yeah its real neat. And when i thought i saw it all i found out u can talk to people over this thing.. Too good to be true.. Keep in touch.. We have alot to talk about..

17:05, 24 February 2009

It is great being able to navigate and explore at Wiki.

19:28, 24 February 2009

Hi Roxy, This is realy going make us part of the global village.

19:34, 24 February 2009
 Hi Susan, wiki is surely making our countries closer.

13:27, 25 February 2009

It is challenging but interesting and so applicable to so many areas of study. Furthermore knowledge is no longer limited to any one corner of the world but all of us anywhere in the world can collaborate in disseminating information and ideas. wonderful!

15:58, 24 February 2009

12:21, 13 November 2009

Testing this out.

11:36, 2 December 2009

Testing and adding to the discussion. Wikieducating creates infinite possibilities

17:18, 18 February 2010

## Blended Learning

Hello, Everyone

I would love to hear about anyone working with bricks and mortar K-12 schools to develop blended learning...across schools, districts or what ever!!

Don

--Don W. Brown, D.Ed. 00:54, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

00:54, 17 December 2009

Dan, I am creating a place that can be used by educators in a number of ways. It is a stand along art history around the world course. Because it is questioned based it does not need an art history teacher. I have divided everything into micro lessons so that you can drop in anywhere you want and you can sent students to the micro lesson you would like them to read. I have the fist part of Very Ancient Australia on my page kbolman if you want to take a look. You will see the link to my main page there. So, if I can help you or you can help me please let me know. --Katherine Bolman 23:59, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

23:59, 17 December 2009

Oops, I left out the idea that I think of this as blended learning because you are using an online course with your class. However, I may be wrong.--Katherine Bolman 00:01, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

00:01, 18 December 2009

## Testing my discussion skills!

Hope everyone is having a great day!

02:39, 4 December 2009

## Moodle assistance

I would like to find out from colleagues out there if there are experts who can give some assistance on the material production side. May be a user friendly manual if available could be of help. We are a distance learning institution trying to convert some of our print material into e-format using this open source CMS. The institution has decided to adopt moodle as its content management platform because it also has a facility to develop content with and even convert already existing content. We have had some assistance from one of our sister or brother institutions with downloading and installation of the system on our server environment.

06:46, 13 August 2008

Hi, I am replying to my first thread...pretty cool, but decided to reply to yours as I am an avid Moodle User. We have been using it at school for two years. It is possible to upload your existing files (if they are word, powerpoints, pdf's) etc. straight into Moodle or you can author material in Moodle itself. If you have any questions or need help then please send a message and I will try and help. Jacqui

03:30, 24 August 2009

Hi Tsemane

I'm Miems Louw from Namibia. I'm replying to your thread because we in the same boat. We at NAMCOL are also involve in an OER Project with COL. We are converting the print-based material into online material using Moodle. I find it quite challenging but also interesting.

06:50, 30 September 2009

I am beginning to acquaint myself with Learning Management Systems (LMS).
So far, l am aware of Dokeos and Moodle. Have you or anyone else used both and had a feel of the difference?
I would not mind a detailed technical explanation. --Kimani Njoroge 02:38, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

02:38, 7 November 2009

## Is E-Learning up for the Challenge of Meeting Students' Future Educational Needs?

As districts face the issues of addressing budget short falls, meeting student academic performance needs based on NCLB, improving teacher quality, developing infrastructure and leveraging technology investments, it is no wonder that more and more school districts are viewing e-learning as a potential cost effective way to deliver student instruction.

In the past, online courses mostly catered to students that were looking to pursue additional credits, advanced placement courses or classes that were not locally available; however, the focus has changed over time as online education has grown and evolved. Now virtual courses have expanded and are growing in popularity for struggling students as a credit recovery method.

At the same time, school districts and educators who once felt online education was not as effective as traditional teaching are now embracing it as having the potential to meet their budgetary needs and produce acceptable results.

States, such as Maryland and Florida, view their extensive virtual course offerings as being cost-effective ways to get high-quality coursework to more students.

Though online learning may be more cost-effective, is it equal or better? The debate on that question has acquired new urgency, as schools look for ways to keep or expand their course offerings while also controlling or cutting costs during the current recession. In the existing economic environment and with the continued emphasis on academic accountability, is expansion of virtual classrooms the answer?

How will the expansion of E-learning into the K-12 market change the nature of education for our children in the future? Will it be ready?

16:34, 26 June 2009

## Science fair

This year we are going to stage our 11th science, mathematics and technology fair. I am interested in hearing from anyone involved in holding science fairs this year. Prior to the national fair there would be district fairs.

Can some one share ideas such as fair guidelines, rules and other matters related to ascience fair for schools?

looking to hear from you!

Jervis!

14:10, 27 February 2009

It's good that you have an activity like that in your school. I envy you. We also have an activity like that in our school but what I don't like is that the investigatory projects made by our students are copied from textbooks and from the Internet. Maybe you could ask your students to do some investigatory projects which are actually new and never been heard before or I would say new inventions. You can also play some compact discs, Blu-ray discs or DVDs of movies or television or cable shows related to Science and technological inventions and Mathematics. Just my suggestions. Though I am a Social Studies high school teacher.

10:38, 18 June 2009

This year my school participated in the national science fair. We got students to look at the theme and first come up with an original proposal. they looked at time lines, feasiblity of the project and then they presented their proposals at the end of the first semester. the best ones were then choosen to actually carry out the project for the fair. Some needed improvement and rethinking and we gave them that opportunity. In the end we got some really original projects that were relevant to our society. The students also enjoyed the experience.

02:46, 19 June 2009

## Planning on Developing Online Modules

Hi, everyone. I am planning to develop online modules for teaching Philippine Geography, History and Government for First Year High School students and the objectives of which are to help increase the level of student academic achievement in that particular subject through integration of e-learning in teaching this subject and to develop the sense of nationalism among the students and to develop in the students the love for learning their country's history and culture. These are the things that I plan to do: 1. Develop individual lesson plans or working plans complete with classroom activities to do. 2. Continuously attend trainings and seminars related to e-learning. 3. Develop the needed software for these modules. Tap the technical expertise of teachers who are teaching Computer subjects. 4. Coordinate with the school principal, the Technology and Livelihood Education Head Teacher and with the Computer teachers regarding the use of the computer laboratories for classroom instruction. 5. Or better solicit support from local government officials and the private sector for computers that can be used solely for classroom instruction (for classroom use only). 6. Pilot-test the modules. 7. Invite the City Schools Division Superintendent, Assistant Schools Division Superintendents, Social Studies Division Supervisor, the School Principal, the Social Studies Head Teacher and the school's Teacher-Mentor to observe my classes. 8. Get feedback from the students. 9. Conduct a research on the effectiveness of the delivery of the content of these online modules. 10. Submit the copy of this research to the above-mentioned people for validation. Your comments, suggestions or feedback here are most welcome because I really need a lot of help especially on the technicalities of doing these online modules. Thank you.

10:13, 18 June 2009

## MyWiki Experience

Hi Everyone!

I am here trying to become acquainted with you fellow wikis. It is a bit challenging for me ,however, I am determine to make the most of this opportunity.

I look forward to interacting with fellow educators.

Michelle

14:33, 27 February 2009

Hi This is a new experience for me as well!I see a lot of potential and look forward to use my new knowledge! Nice to meet new people.

09:49, 18 June 2009

## Developing Content Resource

Hi everyone. Nice to meet you here. I am a novice English teacher. I am not sure what should I develop to contribute to this wiki. How about Communicative English for ESL learners? I have been teaching this subject for one and a half year. Need advice. Thank you--Yoon 19:18, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

Yoon (talk)19:18, 10 June 2009

Hi Yoon. I'm not sure what to add to this page, either, but I think I'll figure it out soon. I'm enjoying learning how to use the Wiki. Good luck!

--Brian fahey 03:18, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

03:18, 11 June 2009

I took the liberty of creating this thread for the 4/27 - 5/1 class. Any classmates find it?--Brian Evans 04:18, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

04:18, 28 April 2009

## L4C54 -- Test discussion thread

14:33, 27 February 2009

## «no subject»

Hi Susan,

Iamlearning a lot of new information from this workshop.

19:36, 24 February 2009

## Interaction

Hi Mackiwg, With the LT, interaction is now enhanced. This is more motivating. Is it possible to have this type of communication ealier in the tutorials? I can see more participation especially at the first discussion assignment about the quality of OERs. LiZ

13:45, 9 November 2008

Hi All,

I am probably last of the group to get this far, but I did it in about three days. Chris Babowwal

23:10, 5 December 2008

## L4C7 -- Test discussion thread

I thought it may be a good idea to have a separate thread for L4C7 batch to experiment with the discussion. Make sure that you are logged in and post your comments by clicking the reply button below.

14:29, 6 August 2008

I'm a little behind - no wait, a LOT behind lol, but still soldiering on.

03:43, 15 September 2008

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