User talk:Nithinlaxman

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i feel its going good while learning kannada in this way but can u please continue updating this regularly

     with regards 

--Vidya4u.46 06:07, 20 February 2012 (UTC)vidya sagar 20-feb-2012 11:35 A.M.

Your page Open Educational Resources for School Teachers from Developing Nations[edit source]

I saw your page and did a little work on it. Some comments:

  • I used a subpage for participants, instead of the separate top level page you used. In general, if you create pages which are dependent upon another page, being part of a class or some data for it, or the like, it's better to use subpages. This will more closely match the Wikibooks practice, and it keeps things organized better.
  • You use the <br> tag a lot. That's normally not necessary. Double-return paragraphing is common, and that always separates the lines. If you use * to bullet a list or # to number it, you don't need to break the preceding lines, those tags will automatically break. So too will :, used for indentation.
  • Local links should generally be presented as such rather than using URLs. It's a lot easier! You can also link to wikipedia with a local link preceded by "w:", i.e., you can read a lousy article on my favorite topic at w:Cold fusion, for which I wrote [[w:Cold fusion]].
  • Asking people to publish their email address on-wiki is asking them to expose themselves to massive spam. I suggest letting people sign up by user name only, and they can email you through the Wikiversity interface, which will show you their Wikiversity user name and the email they have registered with Wikiversity, assuming they have email enabled (which is always a good idea, in fact. No reason not to do it.)
  • When you make a personal comment such as "I'd like to thank...," I suggest you sign it with --~~~~ which will substitute your signature (normally your user name as a link to your user page) and a date stamp. Three tildes does just the user name....
  • Thanks for working on educational resources here.

One more thing: that page title is extremely long. I do wonder if it's been over-specified. What about Open Educational Resources for Teachers? Are there other kinds of teachers who wouldn't benefit from this, and does a teacher in a developing nation need something different from a perhaps-isolated teacher in a developed nation? Or the whole class you are developing could be a seminar or class under the main Open educational resources page, which might be better. And give you a much shorter title! Notice that the main resource on OER has no capital letters except on the first word, which is more common Wikiversity style for page names, unless the name is truly a proper noun. Is it? (If so, we should rename the main OER page! -- I think we should.) --Abd 23:52, 30 March 2011 (UTC)

  • Thank you for the suggestions, They are indeed helpful in designing a better wikiversity page. Regarding the Course title page, I agree it is long but I dont have enough time to send the change notices now, so will stick with it as of now. I do agree with the e mail id of the participants, and I plan to change them to the wiki format soon.--Nithin Lakshmana 05:20, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

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Crochet.david (talk) 12:54, 26 February 2012 (UTC)