Q& As from Scope Strategic Planning Session Aug 4-8, 2014

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1. Work away on the outline structure in WikiEducator and create all the pages, as per the OERu collaborative wiki development example http://wikieducator.org/Educators_care/Introduction Yes, start with a course outline page like this one used for OCL4Ed. Don't use the "Practice:" prefix, that shouldn't be necessary for your course development. That outline was used to produce this course snapshot. These examples will help you to see the relationship between the course navigation in the snapshot and the outline page. (Was that a mistake with the link you provided -- I'm not sure how that tutorial page relates to your question.) 2. Seek OERu help to integrate the tools e.g. WE Notes, registration tool, and re-use and attribute OERu resources where possible, as per http://wikieducator.org/OERu/Reuse_pages Yes, the OERF will help with setting up the WENotes tool, registration etc. For now you just create a place holder page for WENotes and this will be activated before your course goes live. Just let us know well in advance when you plan to run your first instance so we have this ready when you go live. If you plan to reuse existing OERu pages without adaptation -- that's easy, you just link to the existing page and all the attributions are done automatically by virtue of the page history.

If you want to create a derivative work of an existing page there are two methods you could consider for attributing the source:

a) Acceptable method (quick)

Copy and paste the wiki text from the source page to your new destination page. Important in the comment field (before you save the page) add a comment like "Page sourced from http://wikieducator.org/index.php?title=Educators_care/Introduction&oldid=911197 Copyright OER Foundation and various authors" point to the specific revision instance of the page you sourced which you will find on the history page. If you point to the normal page url, and there are changes to the source page after the fact - this would not be correct.

b) Technically correct method (will require your admins to be increased - better to use this once you have mastered the wiki.)

With this method we preserve the detailed history of the page edits. It involves exporting the file as an XML file from the Special Pages link in the wiki. Editing the new target url with a text editor. Importing the XML file to the new target page. It sounds complex, but preserves the history and attributions.)

3. Request the snapshot to take place as a one-off action when our project team signs-off the populated, non-themed wiki, to transform the wiki into a course site similar to OCL4Ed, with the new theme applied. We are planning to establish a webpage for OERu partners with password access to generate the course snapshot. We estimate having this ready in about 3 weeks time. For now, it will apply the current OCL4Ed theme, but will be easy to convert to the new OERu theme when the course site design project is completed -- I anticipate early October.

Gmorong (talk)06:01, 9 August 2014

Some more useful info from Wayne M:

The quicklinks page at http://wikieducator.org/OERu/Quicklinks is a good launchpad to find relevant information.

If partners know of institutions keen to join - please point them to the prospective partners page (http://oeru.org/prospective-partners/) and the organisational FAQ page (http://oeru.org/organisation-faqs/. Send Wayne a personal introduction via email to contacts at prospective partners and he can progress a formal letter of invitation.

Gmorong (talk)09:11, 9 August 2014