User:Chrisgun/My sandbox

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Hi Chris! Welcome to your sandbox where you can practice the wiki skills throughout the workshop. If you have a question, you can add it here and get our personal attention. --Nellie Deutsch 15:33, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

Thank you a lot Nellie. Yesterday I spent lots of time fiddling out how to go about the activities. I sometimes posted my reflections in wrong places, then I deleted them. I did spend time reading the literatures and it took me the whole half day. It's a nice experience to connect with people like this.

I did an assignment which Gladys sent me. I'll post it here.

Hello gladys For question 1, I do think that because of the availability of technology and the world being flat(globalization), it is high time that examination institutions throughout the world should adhere as much as possible to a common and broad and flexible syllabus. What I mean is that it should not be rigid but should have enough materials to fit a syllabus. Then the questions about the quality of educational resources developed should be of good standards and should not originate from one body only. Lets suppose we have 10 teachers teaching the same topics to students of the same capabilities over a period of time. You will agree that the materials given to these students will not be the same for the ten teachers. Moreover the method of delivery will again not be the same. In extreme cases, some teachers might be boring in their approach while others might be very inspiring. Therefore some students will be disadvantaged. But if we take the best from all these teachers, add them together and deliver them to the students on the same platform, using a variety of methods, we are sure to end up with value added work. In that sense , I think that an open authoring approach, vetted by a body(so as not to allow bias materials), do certainly contribute to high quality learning materials. People from different countries, living different experiences, seeing things through different angles, may contribute enormously in the creation of knowledge for our cognitive mind, at the same time creating a better awareness of situations. People have conflicts when they think differently and have different awareness of situations. So we must have an open mind and be able to unlearn and relearn because we have at some times been brainwashed to think in a certain way only.

Question 2 So I firmly believe that course development for education should use open authoring approaches. Throughout history, knowledge has been built up in that way. Man has always improved on what his predecessors have done. But unfortunately development has been slow because of political reason, wrong belief , strong egos and the lack of proper communication. Today with new technology and the superhighway things are happening faster. Young people are digital natives, always in communication and collaborative. So we have to be adaptive and give opportunities to others and even giving a voice to the young to construct their world.

3) What mechanisms can be adopted to assure quality of educational content developed in Wiki environments? Web 2.0 tools allow collaboration and sharing through its platform. Just imagine large groups are formed among teachers around the world. They are then assigned to develop different topics for different subjects and syllabus. They would discuss, share, add, monitor, collaborate to produce these materials and would have them vetted by authorities (say, universities) and changed through time where necessary because of new development. Chris --Chrisgun 14:33, 8 November 2009 (UTC) Hello I was looking at wikinews and trying to catch up with some work. Its main purpose is to give free and latest news to everybody

It differs from Wikipedia(free encyclopedia that anyone can edit)by promoting the idea of participatory journalism. Free news are prepared by ordinary people from around the globe in forms of summary. I had a look at an article on "Hopes for treaty on climate begin to wither" and 'at least nine dead after cholera outbreak in kenya slum" I gathered some notes on --Chrisgun 17:46, 2 November 2009 (UTC)paper and in due time I may be typing them --Chrisgun 17:46, 2 November 2009 (UTC)



  1. I have lots of things to do
  2. social networking
    1. Have to follow the wiki course
    2. Have to respond to messages
  3. Next is the interactive activities
  4. research assignments.
  5. wow! killing me

  • my list
    • animals
      • dog
      • cat
    • flowers
      • daisy
      • dont know

--Chrisgun 17:30, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

cambridge Web Site --Chrisgun 04:23, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

copying an image Message pad.jpg --Chrisgun 04:49, 3 November 2009 (UTC) --Chrisgun 06:15, 3 November 2009 (UTC) Pict.jpg --Chrisgun 06:30, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Hello, I'm Chris

--Chrisgun 06:34, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

This is my first thumbnail.

--Chrisgun 06:39, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

This is my image.

--Chrisgun 06:45, 3 November 2009 (UTC)


--Chrisgun 06:58, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Piped link text goes here --Chrisgun 07:00, 3 November 2009 (UTC) Piped link text goes here --Chrisgun 12:39, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

{{Course content.

 * First
 *Second }}

--Chrisgun 12:45, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

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Text for your activity goes here. You can add bullet lists
  • first bullet
  • second bullet

--Chrisgun 12:53, 4 November 2009 (UTC) Template:Topic on computing --Chrisgun 13:01, 4 November 2009 (UTC) List of publications Upcoming Assignments To do list --Chrisgun 13:03, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

--Chrisgun 06:17, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

my flowers

--Chrisgun 14:47, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

Template:Template chrisos --Chrisgun 14:52, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

My objectives will go here:
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--Chrisgun 14:58, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

Template:Http:// --Chrisgun 15:00, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

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Text for your activity goes here. You can add bullet lists
  • first bullet
  • second bullet

--Chrisgun 06:57, 4 January 2010 (UTC)--Chrisgun 06:57, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

--Chrisgun 07:01, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

--Chrisgun 06:23, 4 January 2010 (UTC) publications

List of publications


Upcoming Assignments
To do list

--Chrisgun 07:52, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

--Chrisgun 09:14, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

--Chrisgun 09:29, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

--Chrisgun 05:20, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

this is my draft template text...