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Last edit: 22:26, 6 October 2007

Perhaps we should have the Library of messages as a table on a separate page - will easier to edit online (as opposed to the pdf version).

I like the addition of the community building bullets in the purpose. Would it be possible to collapse the two community building bullets into one succinct bullet - I'm thinking here about short concise messaging and the real estate demands on the front page - too many bullets and folk don't read the stuff.

That's all for now.

Mackiwg (talk)22:05, 7 October 2007

Hi Wayne,

Yes, this is fine.

Originally, I began developing my thoughts and recording my insights on the wiki. Given my limited wiki skills, I wasn't able to format these in a way that furthered my thinking. I took the content off the wiki, and put it into a document, where I was able to create a Table of Contents (which in turn helped me to logically organize my thoughts). Also, because of the ease of creating pages on the wiki, the pages themselves started to get out of hand (re: navigation. So, porting them to a document format made sense to get my thoughts in order.

The document was originally created as an Open Office document, and then exported to PDF.

Regarding the community building bullets - let me check on that one. Actually, I think that bullets that are short and concise are infinitely preferable to sentences that go on and on...

Wikirandy (talk)22:02, 7 October 2007

Hi Randy,

No worries - the table syntax is a "killer" and I still get confused by this.

When I get a gap - I'll help you in getting this content into wiki format.

Good information design and navigation is not easy to achieve in a networked and hyperlinked environment like a wiki. Moreover - with new and challenging projects - structure evolves, and it's not easy to develop the best fit structure off the bat.

Now that the structure of the project is firming up - we would be able to develop a navigation template - and I'll help you with that.

Mackiwg (talk)22:02, 7 October 2007
 

Wayne - could you paste in the phrase you are speaking about -

related to: Would it be possible to collapse the two community building bullets into one succinct bullet - I'm thinking here about short concise messaging and the real estate demands on the front page - too many bullets and folk don't read the stuff.

Thanks

Randy

Wikirandy (talk)22:05, 7 October 2007

Sure ..

My mistake ...

Under the heading Purpose (revised) on the Community building page I saw these bullets:

The WikiEducator is an evolving community intended for the collaborative:

   * planning of education projects linked with the development of free content;
   * development of free content on Wikieducator for e-learning; 
   * building cohesive and sustainable communities of support for educators;
   * building of individual, group, community capacity
   * work on building open education resources (OERs) on how to create OERs;
   * networking on funding proposals developed as free content. 

Speed reading bullets 3 & 4 have the concept "community" - reading more carefully now, I see that these are two very different points.

Sorry about that.

Mackiwg (talk)22:05, 7 October 2007