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Last edit: 06:09, 3 January 2008

Thanks for the welcome to the WikiEducator community.

Quick question for you....what is your position or preference on linking to relevant content that is hosted elsewhere vs. having content hosted here on WikiEducator? I would like to contribute some things to WikiEducator but am not sure about whether to link, repost, or stick with "new" stuff that isn't hosted elsewhere? (As an example I have a new course on Mobile Tech for Differentiating Instruction in K-12 currently at, as well as lots of stuff elsewhere.)

I'm also interested in the Handouts4Teachers project, but it's not clear to me whether this is an active project and/or where the actual content is. I'm still trying to get a sense of the content and community here. :)

Kfasimpaur (talk)06:23, 21 November 2007

Kfasimpaur: that link seems to go to a commercial page about virus software or something.

BrentSimpson (talk)21:20, 17 December 2007

There was a typo in the URL. Sorry about that. It's fixed now.

Kfasimpaur (talk)06:10, 3 January 2008

Hi Kfasimpaur,

Much of our work involves -ICTs4Development --- we have a keen interest in mobile learning. You're developing a great resource here. WikiEducator (WE) is keen to expand the number of PD workshop materials and the mobile learning workshop would be a valuable addition to the project.

I see that you're using a CC-BY-SA license so if you thinking of moving the materials or creating a duplicate copy on WE -- we'd be very happy to have you join our community:-D

You gain two immediate advantages with WE:

  • no adverts
  • Wiki to pdf technology to produce printed handouts directly from the Wiki for your workshops.

You should also have a chat with User:Ktucker who is doing some interesting stuff on the mobile learning front. I'm also very keen to encourage the collaborative development of content designed for delivery on mobile devices. Perhaps in the future we could secure donor funding for developing tailored exports from Mediawiki to formats suitable for mobile devices.

Handouts4Teachers is currently in the design and conceptualization phases -- not much content yet, but now is a good time to join and help in fine tuning the planning for this project.

Within the next couple of weeks, I'll be uploading a few example lessons which were developed by a colleague at Christs College in New Zealand - we've been waiting for the Wiki ==> pdf functionality to be implemented. We will be promoting the Handouts4Teachers initiative in a big way this year.

We would welcome any help and/or advice you can provide.

Chat to you soon.

Mackiwg (talk)05:48, 6 January 2008