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IMO Wikiversity has some interesting and useful resources, and it also has the advantage of being affiliated with Wikipedia. Right now, though, it's not nearly as well organized as WikiEducator seems to be. On WV there's a lot of discussion about how to create structured courses in a wiki environment. So I'm curious how EL4C19 works. I thought the time estimates for how long the lessons should take were VERY much underestimates, so I said they should take a longer amount of time...to me, the fact that students can give the instructors feedback like that and make it part of the course is one of the more interesting aspects of wiki based learning. In addition to Wikiversity and WikiEducator, I've also been contributing to Wikipedia. I don't know how to use CSS or LaTeX, and I've only started being serious about Computer Science a few months ago. I'm very excited about how much people can learn on the internet, and it's only going to get better.

Anyways, today I'm supposed to post what type of learning resource I plan on creating. --AFriedman 02:59, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

AFriedman (talk)15:59, 29 January 2009

Hi Ann,

Regarding your comments on time estimations, you can talk to Nellie. Feedback is always necessary in great projects. I've seen Wikipedia has a great structure, I've have been retrieving some help pages to study codes and layout from them.

The wiki markup is actually a simplification of some HTML codes, CSS stands for the codes used in HTML for creating the layout and formatting with colors, sizes, fonts, alignments, etc. So right now you are learning some CSS codes (soon you will learn to use the code: "<span style="color:#FFFFFF; background:#FF69B4"> Hi Ann </span>", which displays: Hi Ann . style is an attribute for span related with CSS code.

LaTeX is a typesetting system used to render a complete set of symbols necesary to write a well formed scientific book. It has symbols for the complete math notation, symbols for Science and Technology, Text Formatting, etc. You can see Help:Displaying Special Characters. This is a nice formula created with LaTeX:


Just switch this message to edit mode, and easily you will find the code which begins with '''<math>''' tag and finishes with '''</math>''' tag.

Please visit my user page, scroll down and visit the math projects I am working on.

See you soon Gladys Gahona --chela5808 09:41, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Chela5808 (talk)22:41, 30 January 2009

Thanks. Do you have any thoughts about which particular learning resource/page the Boolean Logic and Google lesson could be part of? I would prefer to work on an existing learning project, or at least on one that is likely to be further developed in the near future. --AFriedman 20:20, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

AFriedman (talk)09:20, 31 January 2009

Just give me some time, this weekend seems to be hard to me. Meantime you would visit the Content page, also the Initiatives page. There is where we add the projects we are working on.


Gladys Gahona --chela5808 02:49, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

Chela5808 (talk)15:49, 31 January 2009

Hey Gladys,

Thanks so much for your edits to my Userpage. You've made it look really nice! Hope last weekend went well. Best, AFriedman 18:27, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

AFriedman (talk)07:27, 4 February 2009

My pleasure. :) --chela5808 19:14, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

Chela5808 (talk)08:14, 4 February 2009