User talk:ScottGeoffrey

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Summer Of Code slideshow project017:49, 14 March 2009
Greetings!120:44, 24 January 2009

Summer Of Code slideshow project

Your summer of code project looks interesting... I wonder if wiki article -> SMIL might be considered....

Or maybe you could just tie into the sequence editor efforts. The sequence editor is in-browser javascript reduced SMIL based editor ... it supports/will support things like transitions, audio overlays and image and video clip key frame layouts and animations.

We could add in "click" to advance to next "clip" functionality or a "slide show" flag that adds on some extra controls. We are working on exporting things to video files but if more of a presentation you could add something like export to .odp xml (open office presentation format) (that could then be "translated" to ppt via a converter ... Perhaps its too complex for what your looking for.. but I do see advantages in unifying efforts for "presentations" and "video sequences" since they are very close in functionality.

Plus you could leverage all our efforts in this area for making things GUI based (rather than wikitext based) and your efforts could potentially better tie into the core libraries that will be used in lots of other components ... see Media_Projects_Overview

also I would be down to mentor you ;) -- Mdale 17:49, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

Mdale (talk)17:49, 14 March 2009


Hi Scott Geoffrey,

Welcome to the WikiEducator family of educators.
Wish you a New Year full of happiness, friendship, learning and teaching.

Warm regards
Anil Prasad 00:41, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

Anil Prasad (talk)00:41, 24 January 2009

Hello Anil Prasad,

Thank you for the welcome, it's nice to know that there are individuals who are aware of newcomers.

I first found WikiEducator a while back when I was exploring the idea of open education resources for a school project, but I never got around to making an account. Recently, Randy Fisher and Wayne Mackintosh gave a short talk at the University of British Columbia, where I'm studying, about OER and offered to explore the feasibility of integrating a school project with the WikiEducator website.

Several students (including myself) based around Canada are exploring the potential behind tiny eco-friendly houses and are considering designing and potentially building a prototype over the next couple of years. I'm currently exploring the various tools available on WikiEducator with a subset of our current ideas and data to see if it will provide us with usable and helpful tools and resources. If you would like to follow the project and offer insight into how MediaWiki works, and comments on the project itself, we are based at: MyHomeYourHome

What is your involvement with WikiEducator? Are you a teacher somewhere?

Thanks again for the welcome,


ScottGeoffrey (talk)20:44, 24 January 2009