Discussion thread: Wiki Questions and Feedback

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Discussion thread: Wiki Questions and Feedback
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Requests for information

Adding an image

Q: By the way, how do I add my profile picture. I have identified the code syntax but looks like the image has to be uploaded somewhere within the wiki then point or link to it from my profile or am i wrong?

Your question is a great lead into to this tutorial. Yes, you need to upload a picture into WikiEducator, then include the special wiki [[Image:...]] information to place the image on your page.


--Valerie Taylor 13:25, 13 May 2010 (UTC)


Q: Secondly whats the purpose or function of the Sandbox?

The sandbox is just a practice place. It servers two main purposes. This is the first time that you actually create a new empty page of your own. The wiki way of doing this seems odd at first.

Secondly, think of your sandbox page as scratch paper or a learning laboratory - some place where you can experiment or doodle without disrupting your formal pages. Just like little kids like to play with buckets and shovels in a sandbox, we hope that you will take this opportunity to build your own place to try new things and not worry if they don't work - this is a learning opportunity. --Valerie Taylor 13:25, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Please provide your Feedback below

What was the most difficult aspect of the starting activities for you?

I am so new to wikis that everything was difficult.
--Celine 06:34, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

Did you get the knowledge you expected?

I got more knowledge than I expected. Actually, I got something I did not expect: excitment, increased passion for education and renewed hope in OER.
--Celine 06:37, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

Celine - what a pleasant surprise! I hope that you will have many more as you continue to participate in the WikiEducator community. --Valerie Taylor 04:46, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

User:Busi Ngcebetsha I am also getting more excited about this, at first I wasn't really sure of what to expect, this is my first time on online training. I am excited by the fact that you can do a lot of stuff on your own and it is also nice to get feedback from the neighbours and facilitators and when you don't get anything you feel deserted and not know whether you are on the right track. Sometimes people can interpret an instruction in so many different ways and you might think you got it right while you are offline.

Busi - please contact any of the Facilitators if you want someone to look at your work or if you have a question. We are here to help in any way we can. We love to be asked to review your work and offer suggestions. --Valerie Taylor 13:27, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

Did you identify any errors? Please specify

Any suggestion on how to improve the workshop?

User:Busi Ngcebetsha I think it would be a good idea to get feedback on each and every task that has been given, at least that motivates us to keep on going and knowing how we are doing.

Thanks Busi - that is a great suggestion. The Facilitators do try to provide feedback as you make progress but we can certainly work to improve your learning experience. Which activities need more feedback? What would you like as feedback. Currently, most of the Facilitators are adding notes to the section of the your user page where you have made changes for the activity. Is this helpful? Would you suggest something different? --Valerie Taylor 13:33, 18 May 2010 (UTC)