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You don't 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! --HappyCamper 04:35, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

Interesting[edit]

Hi Ben. I found your posting on the Colloquium. I also checked your wikipedia User Page and saw that you are interested in games. My current work is largely around non-video games, but you might find some of it of interest: Portal:Simulation and Gaming Archive

However another aspect I am interested is in developing not-for-profit ways of working alongside wikipedia and its sister projects - and this seems to be where you are coming from . . . apart from Washington DC of course. Which leads me to my next question: aside from having a role as concierge, are you interested in making sure that there is a significant wikiversity element at the event?Leutha 11:53, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for your post on my talk page. As regards pointing material to Saylor, my personal view is that this OK - i.e. generally yes, unless someone finds a problem with a link (such as not proper accreditation) and then lets discuss the problem. My view is that Wikiversity offers a powerful tool fro developing Open Education Resources. If we can find ways of working with other organisations - such as University of Westminster then that's great. So I would say go ahead . . .
Also as for Wikimania, I think that your involvement with Saylor already means you have something to say. I am not involved in the wikimania team - I'm based in London. However I shall put something up on the Colloquium to see if anyone else from WV intends to go.Leutha 17:44, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

Helpful![edit]

OK, thanks for the note. I'll go and take a look at the RfDs. --HappyCamper 20:29, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

OK, all the custodial stuff is done so back to what we're really here for. I took a quick look at the Saylor Foundation's course material. Looks quite well thought out. Just wondering if there are physics courses in the works? --HappyCamper 20:58, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
Currently we just have 2 physics courses, both as a part of the GenEd curriculum. Theres PHYS101-Introduction to Mechanics and PHYS102-Introduction to Electromagnetism. Not sure if there are currently any concrete plans to expand Physics as a discipline, but our initial content-creation push is focused around the package of ~241 courses that you would see on the site now. Once those are complete, we will eventually expand to other areas, I assume physics would be one likely candidate. MyNameWasTaken 21:03, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

Nuclear Physics[edit]

Hey man, glad to hear you're interested in helping. I'm fairly new to page editing, I assume the nav box is the blue one at the bottom of the page...? I'll get back to you later with all the pages planned. --Proco123 15:36, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

Hey Proco123, I'm referring to something like the one for my last project (Introduction to Statistical Analysis) that looks something like this: Intro to Stat Analysis Nav box. I promise, each one I make looks a little better than the last, they're still pretty rudimentary, but I also found it invaluable as I was working to assemble all the pages. Essentially its a small page that lives on its own in the Template namespace, and is then transcluded onto each page in the course using code like this: {{Template:Itsabox}}

-MyNameWasTaken 19:15, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

Seeking comments on What Matters[edit]

I saw your colloquium post. I am looking for comments and feedback on my recently "completed" course What Matters. If you get a chance to stop by and let me know what you think I will appreciate it. Thanks! --Lbeaumont (talk) 03:46, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

Nice work on the stats course![edit]

It looks very nice. It might be able to merge and incorporate the work on Introduction to Statistics... which is much less polished. Does it draw from any material on other wiki projects? SJ+> 21:47, 25 April 2012 (UTC)