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Wikimedia UK Annual Conference 2012
I'm writing to let you know that WikiConference UK 2012 is coming up, on Saturday 12 May 2012, in London. Some time ago you indicated that you are interested in attending the event. If this is still the case please help us in planning for the event by registering at http://donate.wikimedia.org.uk/wikicon12. The conference will incorporate both presentations and talks about Wikipedia/Wikimedia, as well as Wikimedia UK's Annual General Meeting. It is free to attend. If you have any questions please contact Daria Cybulska on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 065 0994. Hope to see you there! Richard Symonds (talk) 15:09, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
Wikiversity & WikiEducator
Thank you for your comment. While I have heard of WikiEducator, I have to be honest and say I could certainly be more familiar with it. One of the problem with Wikiversity is that it seems to try to do too many things at the same time. Is it a platform for OER sources, somewhere for educational courses, research into how to deliver OER, somewhere for collaborative research in general, somewhere to collate existing research, ...? One mention Wikipedia and everyone knows it's an encyclopedia, Wiktionary a dictionary, Wikiquote collection of quotes, etc... It might be better if Wikiversity were to focus on narrower goals and do it well. -- KTC (talk) 23:30, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
Actually, I'll reply here rather than the education strategy page. It was really interesting to chat with you over the weekend - especially to hear your comments on secondary level education (and I think we agreed on a number of points). In terms of the TOK; I think that's a fantastic idea that would serve as a really interesting move in the right direction. What would be needed to get moving on something like that?
Also, your comments about Wikiversity were very insightful; I'm not sure if I can help out with that, but I really hope that some of the changes you envisioned come to pass. --ErrantX (talk) 12:54, 14 May 2012 (UTC)
- (BTW I centralised some of my main ideas r.e. schools at WikiSchools - your input/insight would be much appreciated) --ErrantX (talk) 12:57, 14 May 2012 (UTC)
Well T.O.K. seems to summarise some of what you have already been doing. Have you got any study guides you'd be happy to release as OER? It might be an idea to have something geared to the IB course, but which is adaptable to other uses . . . or something else which can be adapted to IB. I think a goodplace would be to start with what you have done. I had an article published in Denmark: [nebulabooks.dk/ExpectAnything.pdf Open Copenhagen], which is a bit too specialist, and I have also knocked around some ideas which used contemporary references as regards acadamic references to Wikipedia. My feeling is we could develop a series of resources which could span from schools up to university level. If we concentrate on each module being self sufficinet, then they can be improved through lessons learnt in application without waiting on other areas to be added.Leutha (talk) 13:11, 14 May 2012 (UTC)
- As it stands no I don't have any actual study guides; most of my work so far has been "ad hoc" with lots of notes and planning. Certainly the creation of study materials & a program is one of the next steps I want to look at. What I will try to do is write up my experiences so far in detail over the next day or so. --ErrantX (talk) 13:21, 14 May 2012 (UTC)
- That would be brilliant. I will sort some stuff out from previous material later this week. To tell you the truth, I put it aside because I had no-one to bounce ideas off!Leutha (talk) 13:22, 14 May 2012 (UTC)
Train the Trainers
I am pleased to announce that the Train the Trainers event which you have expressed interest in will take place on the weekend of 9-10 June at the Wikimedia UK office, 56 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LT.
The timings of the training are roughly: Saturday 9:30 am - 6:30pm, Sunday 9am - 5pm. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided; we are also planning to go for a meal after the training on Sunday.
It is vital that you do not miss the start of the training session, so before confirming your availability please do make sure you can make the start time of the training.
We are able to cover travel and accommodation, including if you need to travel on Friday - an advance notice will be appreciated!
Please reply promptly by emailing email@example.com (or 0207 065 0994) and confirming your availability - places are limited.