My Log of the EL4C15 Workshop
- 1 DAY 2: 25 November 2008
- 2 DAY 3: 26 November 2008
- 3 Assignment
- 4 Web Resources
- 5 Assignment
- 6 Assignment
- 7 Assignment
- 8 Web Resources
- 9 Assignment
- 10 Web Resources
- 11 Assignment
- 12 Assignment
- 13 Media
- 14 Assignment
DAY 2: 25 November 2008
CREATING AN ACCOUNT
The free registration gives you many benefits, including increased editing options and user preferences. One handy feature is the Watchlist, which makes it easier for you to track changes to pages you are interested in. Another is the ability to create, move or rename pages.
Registration also provides you with a detailed history of all your amazing work in WikiEducator by associating all your edits to your User name. This is partly for reasons of accountability but it is also helpful from a copyright perspective: if someone wants to use your contributions in a way not allowed under the WikiEducator copyright, they can ask you on your Talk page, for example. Also, the Creative Commons license used on WikiEducator encourages giving appropriate credit to authors, and your username is used to give that credit.
DAY 3: 26 November 2008
Today's activities are also pretty relaxed :-).
Today and you will be making your first edit in WikiEducator on your user page! There are no scheduled online discussions, so this will provide you with an opportunity to catch up in the event that you've fallen a little behind. Today you will learn about the two views of the wiki. That is the published view and the editing view. To review instructions for the previous days -- just go directly to the forum on the web:
Have a nice day!
Warm regards, Nellie and Patricia
DAY 4: 27 November 2008
I hope that most of you have succeeded in creating your User account on WikiEducator and managed to complete your first edit on your User page. It's not too difficult. This may be the first time you have published on the Web -- so celebrate your achievement! Yes, that's right, all your edits can be viewed by anyone with an Internet connection.
Please let us know if you had any difficulties by posting your questions to the relvant thread -- i.e. hitting the reply button for the relevant Day. We'll do our best to help out.
Today we will move onto the basics of wiki editing, that is formatting text. We are also interested in hearing your thoughts and ideas for the content resource you are planning to develop under your learning contract. This will be our discussion activity for today.
HOW THIS WORKS
You will practice your edits in a personal editing space connected to your user page. We will call this a "sandbox" -- and we will show you how to set this up do this in Tutorial 4:
The idea is that you will use your new editing skills to develop your user page in WikiEducator and by the end of this week you should have a pretty impressive User page for other WikiEducators to get to know you a little better. You will also have your own practice area (your sandbox) for trying out your skills.
Activity: Formatting text
This word is bold and this word is italics. Bold
The syntax for creating a bolded element consists of surrounding the text you wish to bold inside three single quotes (') like this:
1. Definición La ecología es la ciencia que estudia las relaciones de los organismos y su medio, nos enseña que todos los ecosistemas, para poder susbsistir, deben mantener un equilibrio. Para que el hombre pueda mantener ese equilibrio es necesario que estudie e interprete los fenómenos ecoloógicos, que conozca la organización y funcionamiento de los ecosistemas y aplique esos conocimientos en su conservación y aprovechamiento nacional.
Uno de los aspectos de mayor relevancia para la ecología es el estudio de las poblaciones en lo qu erespecta a su concepto, características y dinámica, definimos población como el conjunto de individuos de la misma especie que habitan en un área determinada, que comparten cierto tipo de alimentos y que al reproducirse intercambian información genética.
La comunidad se define como las poblaciones de animales y plantas que ocupan un área determinada. La característica principal de la comunidad es la interación que se establece entre los organismos de las poblaciones para mantener un equilibrio dinámico.
De esta manera definios ecosistema como el conjunto formado por una comunidad de organismos que interactúan entre sí y con el medio en que viven. Ejemplos de ecosistemas son: tundra, taiga, bosque, desierto, pradera, sabana, etc.
2. Factores bióticos y abióticos Un ecosistema (unidad de estudio de la ecología) está formado por dos tipos de factores bióticos y abióticos, que decribiremos a continuación:
Son aquéllos que carecen de vida y de los cuales depende cualquier comunidad biológica. Los principales componentes son:
- Energía solar
Principal fuente de energía de los ecosistemas, es un factor determinante para realizar el proceso de la fotosíntesis.
Depende de la cantidad de radiación solar sobre la Tierra y se define como la cantidad de grados que caracteriza la intensidad de calor, la cual varía según el medio, altitud y latitud.
DAY 5: 28 November 2008
This email covers the instructions for Day 5 but is also requesting participants who have not yet submitted their user names, to do so, by following the instructions that were sent earlier.
Today you will learn about creating links. Remember to distinguish between:
(1) external links to other websites and
(2) internal links to other pages in WikiEducator. This is the way we also create new pages in the wiki. A new page is an internal link to a page which doesn't not exist yet <smile>. Not to worry -- you'll see how this works!
You will also learn about a rather nice feature where you can edit the "link-text" which is displayed to the user. We call this a pipe in geek speak <smile>.
Enlaces entre proyectos
Sirven para enlazar diferentes proyectos con el mismo o con diferente idioma. Se escriben de la misma forma (entre dos corchetes) pero con la diferencia que hay que ponerle un prefijo con dos puntos:
- Dentro del mismo idioma
- b: Enlaza a wikibooks desde otro proyecto.
- commons: Enlaza a Wikimedia Commons (commons no diferencia idiomas).
- m: Enlaza a meta (Meta no diferencia idiomas).
- n: Enlaza a Wikinews.
- q: Enlaza a Wikiquote.
- s: Enlaza a Wikisource.
- w: Enlaza a Wikipedia.
- v: Enlaza a Wikiversity.
- wikia: Enlaza a Wikia (Wikia no diferencia idiomas).
- wikia:c: Enlaza a una comunidad de Wikia (Wikia no diferencia idiomas).
- Enlace a diferentes idiomas
- Al mismo proyecto:
Es suficiente con añadir dos puntos y las letras del idioma seguidas de otros dos puntos: [[:it:Nombre de la página]] para que te lleve a una página del proyecto en italiano. Si ponemos ese enlace en Wikilibros, te llevará a una página de wikibooks en italiano.
- A diferente proyecto:
Además hay un sistema más general: Consiste en poner el enlace del proyecto, seguido de las letras del idioma y el nombre de la página, separando las palabras con dos puntos, por ejemplo el enlace [[w:it:Casa]], te lleva al artículo enciclopédico "Casa" en italiano: w:it:Casa.
Ayuda: La lista de abreviaturas de las lenguas del proyecto Wikimedia, están definidas por la norma ISO 639-1.
Activity: External Links
Have a go at entering links on your user page sandbox.
Step 1: Click on the link to your user page (remember it's located in the top right of the screen) and open your sandbox page.
Step 2: Use the syntax descriptions above to add external links to your organisation's home page or your favourite blog into your sandbox.
Visit my Web Page Asesor MFQ
Visit my favorite blog Chela5808
The codes are:
Visit my Web Page [http://sites.google.com/site/asesormfq Asesor MFQ] Visit my favorite blog [http://chela5808.wordpress.com Chela5808]
DAY 6: 1 December 2008 TUTORIAL: IMAGES AND MEDIA
As many of you will be way ahead of us when it comes to time differences, we thought we'll post the instructions for Day 6, early. So these are the Instructions for Day 6 of our workshop.
You will learn about adding images to your pages in WikiEducator. The Mediawiki software gives users many options to manipulate the size, placement and captions -- all using wiki syntax. We will show you how to do this in today's tutorial.
After completing this tutorial, you will have all the skills you need to develop an impressive user page. Go ahead and impress us because you might just be the next User Page Excellence Award Winner. Have look here: www.wikieducator.org/UPE
Starting Monday, December 1st, you should also spend a little time refining the text and layout on your User page. Be sure to include the layout features you have learned so far. That is bold, italics, headings, lists, internal and external links. (Tutorials 2, 4 & 5).
Let's see who can develop the best User page over the next few days because we'll be inviting L4C participants to comment and provide feedback on each other's user pages on Day 8.
We will also take a look at each user page and see who qualifies for certification on our Wikimaster typology <smile>. See: http://wikieducator.org/WikiMaster
Have a great weekend! Nellie and Patricia
Activity 1: My first thumbnail
The code is:
[[Image:networkedlearning.jpg|thumb|center|This is my first thumbnail]]
The code is:
[[Image:Name_of_your_image_file_goes_here.jpg|frame|left|This is my image]] However, if you want to brush up on old Wikieducator news, go [[Old_news|here]].]]
The code is:
The code is:
[[Image:Gladysbrad2.jpg|left|frame|... Image edition brings its own rewards... lol ]]
The code is:
The code is:
Activity 4: Working with other media
UPLOADING PDF FILES
The code is:
I want to share this article. It has been particularly valuable for me: [[media:Viktor Frankl y la Logoterapia.pdf|Viktor Frankl & Logotherapy]]. (Spanish Version)
I want to share this article. It has been particularly valuable for me: Viktor Frankl & Logotherapy. (Spanish Version)
Resources for Images and Media
DAY 7: 2 December 2008
Today we will learn how to revert a vandal entry in the wiki in the rare event that this happens. Many educators are concerned about the openness of wiki editing, so today we'll demonstrate and teach you how to revert an edit in the wiki.
SOME FEEDBACK FOR YOU
We have been really impressed with the progress you have recently made. The Wiki is a powerful tool and you are just learning how to use it to your advantage as I am sure all of you have had already plenty of ideas of how you can implement the newly gained knowledge into your work. Congratulations to all of you.
Those of you that have joined us over the weekend or couldn't spend as much time as you might have wanted to, please don't give up, there is still enough time for you to catch on.
Warm regards, Nellie and Patricia
Activity 1: Understanging Recent Changes
Understanding Recent Changes
* (diff) (hist) . . Online_manual; 10:06 . . Mackiwg (Talk) (Added link to glossary) * (diff) (hist) . . N Wikieducator tutorial; 10:06 . . Brent Simpson (Talk) (New tutorial)
The two lines above are an example of the kind of text that you see if you click on the Recent changes link in the navigation box on the left of this page. The text shows two edits: the first by a user called Mackiwg who added a link to the glossary on the eXe Online manual page; and the second by user BrentSimpson who has created a new page called the Wikieducator tutorial.
Activity 2: Reverting feature
Activity : Wiki color formatting
Set text color by using <span style="color:#009000"> TEXT </span>
Set background color by using <span style="background:#00FF00"> TEXT </span>
Set both by using <span style="color:#FFFFFF; background:#FF69B4"> TEXT </span>
Set text color by using This is text color:#009000
Set background color by using This is background color #00FF00
Set both by using This is text color #FFFFFF and background color #FF69B4
Using font color tag:
== <font color="green">'''INTERESTS'''</font> ==
Resources for Web Colors
DAY 8: 3 December 2008
Hi WikiEducator friends!
Today we will learn about a few powerful features in the wiki. Namely the ability to:
* Use WIkiEducator's internal communication features; * How to watch any pages you are interested in; and * How to keep track of the contributions you have made to WIkiEducator.
Nellie and Patricia
Activity 1: Replying to an existing thread
DAY 9: 4 December 2008
We are very impressed with the progress of the group so far and now there are only two days left and you will be a competent wiki developer!
WikiEducator is a community of Educators. One of our core community values is the belief that educational content is unique (i.e. it is different from other forms of content). An educational resource is different in terms of its purpose, structure and format when compared,for example, to a newspaper article, or a novel.
Those of you with experience in distance education will be familiar with the educational elements that are embed in our teaching materials, for example learning objectives and in-text activities etc.
Working through our WE tutorials you would have noticed the special layout we use for learning objectives, discussion activities, teaching tips.
In our wiki jargon, we call these pedagogical wiki templates.
Today you will learn how to set up these pedagogical templates in your pages.
Cheers, Nellie and Patricia
Activity 1: Pedagogical Templates
DAY 10: 5 December 2008
It was an absolute pleasure hearing you in our session on WiZiQ a little while ago! You all have become important links in our WikiEducator community and I feel with your help we will continue to spread the word, to continue to grown and help others in the process. So thank you here and now. I salute you for your dedicated efforts.
As all good things, we have to come to an end, so this posting is the last one with instructions for Day 10.
Our last task for now will focus on creating sub-pages in the wiki (and leave out navigation templates and categories for the time being).
We will keep this forum open next week for dealing with any last questions before we unsubscribe participants to prepare for the next online session at the end of January (http://www.wikieducator.org/Learning4Content/Registration).
Please provide your feedback, thoughts and any suggestions on the feedback page
Have a lovely holiday season!
Nellie and Patricia
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Please see the strategy for developing a free version of the educational curriculum by 2015. There are three phases:
|Phase I||Establishing foundations||Setting up the technologies and processes to facilitate community development for free content.||May 2006 - December 2007|
|Phase II||Scaling up free content development||Scaling up the rate and quality of free content development building on Phase 1 foundations. (This includes community development activities with a focus on scalable capacity development.)||Jan 2008 - Dec 2008|
|Phase III||Sustainable implementation of free content in education||Prioritising activities which implement free content into mainstream educational activities.||January 2009 - 2015|