# EL4C23 - Feedback

Thank you =)

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Attention to Patricia Schlicht

# Start-up Questions

1. How easy or difficult was the start-up for you?
2. What are your suggestions for improving the instructions?

• It wasnt difficult for me to access the wiki. I think the instructions are ok no need to add momentarily, mm

1. It took toooo long at the beginning due to the links that took me to other wikis and other sites plus videos to watch. I was so interested then slowly started getting stressed (I spent around 3 full days and nights on the laptop). I think I was starting to get overwhelmed by the amount of information out there (information overload) :-) As I prefer to do things and experiment instead of just reading I switched to playing around and trying to discover how things work (following the tutorials and jumping ahead).
• Suggestion: provide more direction at the beginning to specific articles to see on other sites and wikis. this can provide focus and get the task done faster. Reduces possibility of getting lost in the wealth of information on cyberspace' :-)
2. Some instructions were confusing as they referred to things (though minor) that I could not find and still can not find. there was no place to provide feedback on those instructional pages ( they seam to be protected as they form part of the tutorial).
1. If you can provide specific examples, I´ll try to assist. Also, I encourage you to include your questions, comments, etc. in our discussion page so everyone can benefit.--Benjamin Stewart 17:19, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
• I could not remember where it was. While on other areas of the tutorial I realized that it is editable (most probably I was mistaken). Thanks Benjamin
3. Wherever there was a space for FAQs there were some questions without answers. I should have (watched) those pages so that I can add the reply once I found it (Perhaps I can still go back and do that).
4. I have been waiting for someone to start the discussions. Perhaps now that I am catching up I can start one.
• Suggestion: It would be a good idea to encourage participants to post a "what are you doing now" sort of thing similar to facebook and twitter. It helps others have a feel of the pace of things and those who are able to can help when they see someone struggling.
• Thank you Benjamin for your feedback. I have acted on your suggestion to bring my questions and suggestions here. This brings me to a question
• Question: what is the difference between this Discussion page, the Reflections on the User page and the Talk page?
 --Maha  (PinkSamurai) 19:27, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

• Great question Maha! The discussion/talk page provides a way to create threaded discussions on a given wiki page, much like standard forums you would find with other threaded discussions in other social sites. Reflections on user pages (or any other pages, like this one for instance) is just an alternative to leaving messages to other WEducators. Determining which one to use is really up to you. Usually, we start off by using reflection/comment sections within wiki pages (like this one) since workshop participants might not be used to using the Discussion tab. Personally, I prefer to use the discussion pages, but that's just me. If you select my watchlist at the top, right-hand corner of your screen, you'll find a link that says, "There are new messages for you.". If you click here, you'll see all the discussions from all the wiki pages that are included in your watchlist. From here you can respond to messages as you wish.--Benjamin Stewart 01:08, 1 June 2009 (UTC)
• Dear Maha, I use the "Reflection" section in my User page like a diary. I write about diferent experiences in WikiEducator. For communication and interaction with other Wikimembers I use the Talk page and the "Feedback and Messages from my Wikineighbours" Section. But as Benjamin said which one to use is up to you and how you want to organize your content. Warm wishes--Alejacha 22:37, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

• Dear Maha, your suggestions are very much appreciated. Cheers. --Gladys Gahona 15:59, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Thank you all for your help :-) I have started finding my way to organize things and thanks to your advices I have more confidence in finding what works for me without confusing others :-) my sincere thanks. --Maha (PinkSamurai) 23:39, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

• I´m glad Maha that things are getting easier for you. Finding your way is precisely what it's all about. Keeping asking questions, improving your wiki skills, and expanding your network in those directions that interest you most. A successful community is one that doesn't stifle individual goals, which I think you'll find possible here in WE.--Benjamin Stewart 03:57, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

• How do I join the workshop taking place tomorrow morning on WiZiq? As usual or does it need an invitation this time? --Maha (PinkSamurai) 21:14, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
As usual Maha. Just click in the WiZiQ link. Thanks. --Gladys Gahona 21:55, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

1. Do you have any concerns about the quality of educational resources developed using an open authoring approach? If so, what are your concerns? If not, how does an open authoring approach contribute to high quality learning materials?
2. In your opinion, should course development for education use closed or open authoring approaches? Give reasons for your view?
3. What mechanisms can be adopted to assure quality of educational content developed in Wiki environments?

#### Nandozi Carolyn

1. Oh yes , i have concerns about the quality of educational resources developed using an open authoring approach of course its good and the trend today but there may be cases where these work maay be of no value where people put their layman's view without research . Yet people take it seriously i think thats why these references are not approved yet for research.
2. It should be open. New knowledge keeps coming and it shouldnt be locked up. Ones idea might be the final step in anothers idea. With ope approach there is alot brought to table for the best choice than one person's mind view.
3. The work should be reviewed by knowledgeable persons to remove unnecessary notes. Work put should be thoroughly researched.

# About the content resource I am planning to develop

• Computer beginners. I will take people through steps how to use computer