Right here at the top, I'm interested in finding out what's most helpful to you about Wiki-Learning. For example, do you know about this free degree at Harvard (for 25 students in 2011 and 2012 for which you'd have to move to Cambridge, MA) : http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses#Free_Degree_Programs ? The great things about Wiki education is that it's editable and therefore interactive. :)
I'm presently developing World University and School (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University), a global, virtual, open, free-to-students, multilingual (potentially credit- and degree-granting) university and school, - like Wikipedia with MIT Open Course Ware. It can be in all languages, all subjects, all nation states and at all levels. Add or take a course. With your web camera, post something you'd like to teach to youtube or qik.com, for example. Interactivity happens in virtual worlds like Second Life. It's for the developing world (especially the One Laptop per Child countries) and everyone - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com .
I'm also writing an ethnography of Harbin Hot Springs, with a virtual world aspect. I plan to create a virtual Harbin as ethnographic representation, and to shape a comparable ethnographic field site to on-the-ground Harbin.
On the Web
MacLeod, Scott Gordon K. 2006. "Digital Spatial Representations: New Communication Processes and 'Middle Eastern' UNESCO World Heritage Sites Online" in 'Tourism in the Middle East: Continuity, Change and Transformation.' Edited by Rami Farouk Daher, University of Jordan. Tourism and Cultural Change Series, #9, edited by Mike Robinson of Sheffield Hallam University, England, and Dr. Alison Phipps of Glasgow University. Channel View Publications. ISBN: 1845410505 Amazon.com.
World University and School
- World University and School Wiki.
- World University and School Facebook page.
- World University and School Google Group.
Feedback and notes from my WikiNeighbours
- Dear Scott, Can you share with us your experiences on what was most beneficial to you on learning wiki skills? --R C Sharma, PhD 14:07, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
(: Dear Scott, Hope you are reading the instructions on wiki skills. In case of any help needed, donot hesitate to ask for help. You can either email me or leave a message on my page. Warm Wishes. --Ramesh Sharma 19:12 30 July 2010 (UTC))
(: Dear Scott, you may like to upload some photo also for your page. All the best. --R C Sharma, PhD 20:14, 29 July 2010 (UTC))
(: Dear Scott, Greetings. Have you decided on which optional community service (learning contract) project you would like to work on? Best wishes --Ramesh Sharma 14:44 26 July 2010 (UTC) )
(: Dear Scott, Great progress! As you have filled in your details in Profile sections, please add your details to INFOBOX too by clicking on "edit" button on the top of your page. --Ramesh Sharma 20:19 23 July 2010 (UTC))
(: Dear Scott. Thanks for your comments on my page. It is nice to about the degree programs at Harvard, will see the link you suggested. Best wishes --Ramesh Sharma 19:56 23 July 2010 (UTC))
(: Hello Scott, You are very welcome to this eL4C41 Online workshop. I am your facilitator and will help you in develop your page. Enjoy this workshop and donot hesitate to ask for help. You can either email me or leave a message on my page. Warm Wishes.--Ramesh Sharma 16:47, 21 July 2010 (UTC))
(: Welcome Scott. I am a co-facilitator for Group D. You have made a good start! You are also welcome to contact me if I can be of any assistance. Cheers ) --jennip 03:02, 23 July 2010 (UTC)