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For the art appreciation course, we would like to have a standard style for displaying images. Would it be useful to have this as a OERu-wide standard for courses included in WE?

  1. caption included in image frame
  2. copyright for image included on image file page, and not repeated with image as displayed on the course page

Are there other standards we should consider?


ASnieckus (talk)07:47, 29 May 2012

Hi Alison,

Yes - -thanks for that.

Created an image section on our style page -- does that cover the important points. Feel free to edit and improve :-)

Mackiwg (talk)11:30, 29 May 2012

Great, thanks. And I like the addition of the size standard. If Irwin and I come up with anything else, we'll improve....

hmmm, I wonder if we should add in something about searching the commons first, before uploading a new image. I'll add something; see what you think.

ASnieckus (talk)13:40, 29 May 2012

Good suggestion about the wiki commons -- (you could perhaps add that if an open image is sourced elsewhere to consider uploading it on the Commons before embedding in WE as a way "to give back" to the free culture ;-)

Mackiwg (talk)14:04, 29 May 2012

Definitely a two-way street. I added a further bit. (In addition to the broader audience, I particularly like encouraging use of WC because of their strict enforcement of documentation/licensing.)


ASnieckus (talk)10:14, 1 June 2012

Thanks Alison,

Yep - -if it were up to me, I would prefer restricting WE image uploads to the Wikimedia commons for the same reason. It would reduce our workloads in auditing the licenses of all images in OERu courses.

Video presents other challenges and we'll need to work through acceptable solutions for embedding video with our partners.

Mackiwg (talk)12:41, 1 June 2012