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Hi there! I look forward to talking with you. Please add new topics at the top of my talk page. I usually respond here rather than across talk pages. Thanks :)

Archive[edit source]

2012 was a very quiet year







12 March OER conference[edit source]

Hi Leigh. I'm a Wikipedia editor, mostly interested in medical topics. I'm on the board of WikiProject Med and I'm interested in attending the above conference, mainly to listen and learn. I don't have any formal training in education, networking or learning, though, so do you think it would be approptiate for me to attend? --Anthonyhcole (discusscontribs) 18:09, 3 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Anthony, it is VERY appropriate. Your experience working with the WMF projects makes you particularly sort after. You'll have good advice on such work, if people (and hopefully they will) recognise just how much these projects offer the open education agendas. I hope you will come, and add your name to the event page. Your topic area of interest, will be even more important because we have a strong contingent from the Faculty of Health Sciences coming. Leighblackall (discusscontribs) 23:55, 3 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Australian university[edit source]

This page Australian university FYI. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 00:41, 28 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Where will this lead James? La Trobe University Leighblackall (discusscontribs) 04:52, 28 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for your help with this. Maybe goes nowhere, but at least it gives a quick overview of the activity on en.wv by Australian university. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 22:24, 15 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Journalism studies and Wikinews[edit source]

Great work - maybe add a summary of this to the Outreach Wiki Education Newsletter Newsroom for the May newsletter. I tested the waters in April and got up a brief article about Survey research and design in psychology - Example of a Wikiversity resource -- Jtneill - Talk - c 22:24, 15 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for the encouragement James, but alas it looks as if the project is on its last legs. A few new reviewers in Wikinews (one with an association to Uni Canberra) have created significant discontent in this year's cohort of journalism students, causing the academic leading the project to pull the plug on engagement with Wikinews. I have looked into it, and while most of the comments from the reviewers were to the letter of Wikinews policy and guidelines, there appeared to be a number of instances of varying standards being applied to different types of news stories. So far this semester, not a single student in the cohort has succeeded in getting a story through. Most of this problem I think relates to the design of Wikinews, where the review process runs the risk of falling into the hands of a small group with limited diversity in perspective or experience - much like when groups get hold of administrator priveleges in any of the wiki projects, and use those to alienate and sideline certain types of contribution. This is both explicit and implicit, so difficult to hold to account. The review process develops a feeling of bad will in its simple implementation (red cross graphics, short sharp messages, guidelines made difficult through hypertext) and the preference of reviewers to not get involved in the development of the news story, which as we know is an effective way to teach people - especially in wikis, choosing to remain a reactive reviewer. So the result may well be that at least in this instance, the UoW project will draw to a close, and the findings of this paper will be updated with the new experiences and outcomes. Leighblackall (discusscontribs) 04:51, 17 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Missing License Information[edit source]

Hi! I'm reviewing files missing license information and came across File:Phe5polPoliticalThought.ogv. This is linked to your work on Public Health Policy. Do you have a recommendation on how to handle this? Can you get the original publisher to add a license? -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 23:51, 2 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Licensing policy study committee[edit source]

On User_talk:Abd/Licensing_policy you requested being updated on the work of this Assembly Committee. The Assembly is a device for creating small-scale discussions, aimed toward creating consensus reports (either by agreement or by inclusion of all divergent points of view), and participation in the Assembly is open to any registered user, subject to Assembly clerking. The goal is to create coherent reports. I was, ah, unable to participate from November 2011 to last year, but it's about time to get this going again.

If you register as an Assembly member at Wikiversity:Delegable proxy/Table, I would then list you as a Committee member, to be notified as seems appropriate. You are free to comment on the attached Talk pages regardless.

There have been interesting discussions lately, and I think it is possible to set up clear and easy-to-follow procedures, to clean up and avoid creating unmanageable messes. --Abd (discusscontribs) 22:17, 18 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]

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MaintenanceBot (discusscontribs) 01:42, 27 September 2014 (UTC)[reply]

International tourism[edit source]

The resource international tourism appears to have been abandoned since 31 May 2007. So far it reads like an outline that hasn't been filled in. I can add a {{Orphan}} or a {{Subpage|Tourism}} tag to help increase activity or put it up for deletion if you like. What do you think? --Marshallsumter (discusscontribs) 09:50, 18 October 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Marshallsumter, I think the subpage template. At the very least it may offer content scope ideas to someone thinking to develop something. Leighblackall (discusscontribs) 19:57, 18 October 2014 (UTC)[reply]

File Tagging File:Aaaopenconf.png[edit source]

Thanks for uploading File:Aaaopenconf.png. I notice the image page currently doesn't specify who created the content, so the copyright status is unclear. If you have not created this media yourself then you need to argue that we have the right to use the media on Wikiversity (see copyright tagging below). If you have not created the media yourself then you should also specify where you found it, i.e., in most cases link to the website where you got it, and the terms of use for content from that page. If the content is a derivative of a copyrighted work, you need to supply the names and a license of the original authors as well.

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YesY Leighblackall (discusscontribs) 06:10, 19 April 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Files Missing Source Information[edit source]

I've been cleaning up file information. Most of the files you uploaded have source information, but I couldn't find anything for these. Please confirm that you are the creator / license holder of the following files.

Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 15:14, 14 April 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Files Missing Information[edit source]

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MaintenanceBot (discusscontribs) 00:27, 26 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Video journalism[edit source]

Hi Leighblackall!

The resource Video journalism appears to be ready for learners! Would you like to have it announced on our Main Page News? --Marshallsumter (discusscontribs) 22:26, 1 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Hello Marshallsumter, yes sure. I've quickly gone through it to fix links and formatting. Leighblackall (discusscontribs) 00:57, 2 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]

I'll be back[edit source]


I'll be in Melbourne again in September; details and schedule TBA, but there should be an event on Sat 15th. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 19:02, 31 July 2018 (UTC)[reply]

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18:14, 4 January 2022 (UTC)