User talk:Brent Holgate

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Well done on setting up![edit source]

Well done, Brent, on getting your account set-up! Some official welcome to Wikiversity below - and a random mascot :) Let me know if I can do anything. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 04:35, 23 July 2008 (UTC)


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Thanks for bringing a smile on my face[edit source]

>He has gone bonkers? This special sentence brought a smile on my face. Probably because of the prevoius 2 sentences and then not expecting this one. I just started reading some pages of the other participants and laughed here good (not a bad laugh, but a good laugh) - please continue like this (but keep in mind I don't give the grades - what James might think ?). ----Erkan Yilmaz uses the Wikiversity:Chat (try) 10:15, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

Using images[edit source]

Hi Brent, Great to see you experimenting with use of images. Please feel encouraged to do this. However, I need to share with you a bit more about image licensing. You might notice that when you edit there is a message that says "Any copyrighted works not licensed under the GFDL will be deleted." So, basically, we need to work with images which are in the public domain or which are licensed under free to use licenses such as GFDL. I've deleted some of the images you used which were clearly not copyrighted under such licenses. For self-created images, you simply need to add an appropriate license - see the options at Wikiversity:License tags - one of these should be applied to: Image:Johari-window of Miles.jpg (also note, for this image that you may wish to correct spelling of privet -> private and re-upload). For the deleted images, I've tried to find equivalent or similar images which can be used from Wiki Commons and added them to your page - you may or may not to use these - up to you. Wiki commons is usually the first place I search when looking for images - if there's something useful there, it is usually the fastest way. Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions or I can do anything, since there is a bit of learning curve :). Below is a default notification message re licensing of Johari-window of Miles.jpg -- Jtneill - Talk - c 19:25, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Johari-window of Miles.jpg[edit source]

Thanks for uploading Image:Johari-window of Miles.jpg. However, the image may soon be deleted unless we can determine the copyright holder and copyright status. The Wikimedia Foundation is very careful about the images included in Wikiversity because of copyright law (see Wikiversity' Copyright policy).

The copyright holder is usually the creator, the creator's employer, or the last person who was transferred ownership rights. Copyright information on images is signified using copyright templates. The three basic license types on Wikiversity are open content, public domain, and fair use. Find the appropriate template in Wikiversity:Image copyright tags and place it on the image page like this: {{TemplateName}}.

Please signify the copyright information on any other images you have uploaded or will upload. Remember that images without this important information or giving false information can be deleted by an administrator. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me, or ask them at Colloquim. Thank you. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 19:25, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

Tutorial 3[edit source]

Hi Brent, Thanks for posting your tutorial 3 notes (and sharing with the discussion list). By way of a little bit of feedback, here's a few things that come to mind:

  1. It's impressive to see your independent reading/thinking/writing and particularly your delving into journal articles and referencing of them. To make this part even stronger, you might consider:
    • Why the choice of these three journal articles (by this particular author)?
    • You might cite these articles directly, where relevant (i.e., place the Author, Year(s) in brackets after statements which are based on a specific source)
  2. Creative use of Wiki Commons images and image sizing (well done); to extend this a little further, you may consider adding image captions to explain their relevance (e.g., see the suburbs image for how to do this)
  3. Did you have any reactions to the The Australian Eye, Ghosts of Rwanda, and/or their illustration of Social psychology (psychology)/Tutorials/Prejudice, aggression, and prosocial behaviour keywords from the textbook?
  4. Well done on sharing your e-portfolio activity with the discussion list. You mentioned wiki(impossible to use)versity - a contrast to my perception that you seemed to have it worked out :). So, what else do you think could help? Feel free to ask here or via email. The idea is that if students can just "dump" their text-based reflections, that there are plenty of others to help out and 'coach' in wikiversity ways. You've dropped a couple of humorous hints though about the difficulty-level, so I'm paying attention, but please feel free to be more direct and specific.

Hope this helps, Sincerely, James. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 01:25, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Hello![edit source]

Hey Brent, Just been looking through your portfolio and its fantastic. I noticed one of your favourite movies on rascism is Crash and given I had nothing better to do on the holidays I watched it and it is awesome. It made me so angry and sad at the same time! Keep up the good work, MandaG 05:33, 16 September 2008 (UTC)MandaG

Annie Hall[edit source]

Hey Brent, I love this movie too! Good work on tying it in to the course work. However, basing our ideas of love and relationships on Woody Allen is probably very unhealthy (this is a man who is married to his adoptive daughter after all!). Your page is very entertaining. Keep up the good work.Bryony 00:35, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Bryony, I had forgotten that interesting aspect of Woody Allen's own relationships. Perhaps, then, his exploration of a third type of 'love' (absurdity love) which Brent has mentioned (to help come to grips with relationships that seem to 'defy' social norms?) As I mentioned to Brent in a brief f2f discussion a couple of weeks, I am way out of date on Woody Allen movies. But Brent you are bringing forth interesting examples of the way that Allen plays at the edge of social assumptions/boundaries, offering much potential for socio-psychological insight. Fawlty Towers also comes to mind in this respect, as an entertaining collection of social faux pas. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 01:26, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

E-portfolio Feedback for Brent Holgate[edit source]

Hi Brent Holgate,

Thanks for participating in the social psychology unit. I have read your e-portfolio and have provided some feedback below. The marks will put be posted on WebCT 24 or 25 November. I will email the discussion list when they are available. Feel free to let me know if you have any comments, concerns, questions. I also welcome your feedback here.

Regularity/Continuity[edit source]

Regularity here was excellent for the tutorials, but somewhat patchy/unclear for the lectures (e.g., Environmental psychology). Regular, enthusiastic participation during the first half to two-thirds seemed to drop off a bit towards the end? (CR)

Depth/Insightfulness[edit source]

Rich, if somewhat quirkymaverick insights and engagement. Particularly good use of humour, film examples, and images, with considerable self-reflection, openness, independent thought, and additional reading. Perhaps some more explanation and linking to key concepts would be useful. (DI)

Overall/General/Other[edit source]

No comment

Contributions/Statistics[edit source]

Sincerely, James Neill - talk - email

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