User talk:Dr. Rutberg
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You do not need to be an educator to edit. You only need to be bold to contribute and to experiment with the sandbox or your userpage. See you around Wikiversity! --Dave Braunschweig (discuss • contribs) 17:20, 30 March 2014 (UTC)
Hi! I noticed your edits on HealthEducation. Because this is school content rather than resource content, I've moved the page to School: Health Education. I would encourage you to check out other existing health education resources already available. There are active health educators on Wikiversity this semester. Start by reviewing Category:Health and Category:Education for overlap.
Also, please note that I removed your external email address from the school page. We have had issues in the past with users using Wikiversity resources to promote themselves, their practice, etc. If users want to email you directly, they can do it through the Wiki interface. Otherwise, you should endeavor to keep content and interactions here on Wikiversity where everyone can learn from the exchange.
Let me know if you have any questions.
- More resources: Category:Public health, Category:La Trobe Health Sciences. I recall one more project that was being edited recently, but I can't find it right now. -- Dave Braunschweig (discuss • contribs) 22:45, 30 March 2014 (UTC)
email/communicating with folks[edit source]
So glad you reached out. I am VERY open to guidance regarding this project.
A couple of Q's and then I will be going through the tutorials you recommended. Of course, I reserve the right to ask silly Q's ok?
So, Wikiversity does not use email per se. Instead we are to use "Add Topic?" Sort of like a discussion board/list serve etc.??
I do appreciate you input regarding other wikiversity sites related to the divisions I have on my site. My hope is then to present information through an off-site teaching platform like Udemy. COurses there can be offered for free or for charge. Is it reasonable to link to those "courses?" IF NOT: Is there a "platform for presenting online courses through wikiversity?
I would like to develop online courses and help others do so as well.
1. Link to resources from wikiversity under each division of my site. 2. Develop continuing ed. courses for professionals and those seeking self-help. Link users to those courses.
- Add topic gives you a new section. In discussions, it is most common to reply by editing, such as this example. The colon is used to indent threads. Your response to my comments would have two colons for a double-indent. Email is quite rare, and typically only used for privacy.
- It depends on what platform capabilities you want for your online courses. Wikiversity is not a learning management system (LMS). It's really only a rudimentary content management system (CMS). It works very well for course instructions and course content. See Internet protocol analysis for one example and Web Science for another.
- Regarding Udemy and similar sites, I would encourage you to first consider content licensing. If you submit content to Udemy, who will own that content? On Wikiversity, we all do. Our CC-BY-SA licensing allows anyone to use the content, and they must always credit the original contributor in any reuse or modifications.
- My personal preference for an approach to classes is to put all course instruction here on Wikiversity, and then use Blackboard as an LMS. Blackboard is available free for up to five course sections. See CourseSites by Blackboard for an account.
- Your plan to link to learning resources is good. Whenever possible, consider linking to open, free, and/or non-profit resources as a first choice, and other resources if nothing else is available. In particular, avoid the appearance of soliciting hits, visitors, etc. for for-profit organizations, or clearly indicate in your content that there is a fee (or registration required) and why a Wikiversity user should use that resource anyway.
- I hope you'll consider developing your content here instead. Whether or not sites like Udemy will remain free, or will start charging for their courses remains to be seen. Wikiversity will remain free and open. If there is ever an attempt to charge for this content, any and all of us are free to take the entire content source and set it up free and open somewhere else.
- Please continue to ask whatever questions you have. Thanks! -- Dave Braunschweig (discuss • contribs) 22:25, 30 March 2014 (UTC)