School and university projects[edit source]
"incorporate Flash on the wikipage" <-- You are correct, Flash is not supported at Wikimedia Foundation wiki projects. The Wikimedia Foundation is interested in free alternatives, "free" in the sense described here. "put our flash content on a different server, and link to it from the wikipage" <-- Yes, this is the thing to do. I have used Internet Archive and Ourmedia to host QuickTime files. Once such media files are hosted by Internet Archive, they can be linked to directly from Wikiversity webpages (for example, see Wikiversity Reports). "Is there a plan for flash compatibility for wikiversity?" <-- No. All efforts are centered on the "open" OGG format. --JWSchmidt 18:17, 13 February 2007 (UTC)
"Is there a structure in place for incorporating course evaluations into Wikiversity courses?" <-- The wiki format is fundamentally supportive of feedback processes by way of designated discussion pages and the "talk" page that is attached to each "content" page. I guess it is often traditional for course evaluations to allow anonymous comments. There is not really a good system for posting anonymous comments to the wiki from course participants. Wiki editors can edit while not logged in, allowing the potential for anonymity, but there is no way to know if such comments actually come from someone who participated in the course. Under these conditions, you might not want to have anonymous comments posted as public files. If you go into your user preferences you can provide an email address so that wiki editors can send you email. --JWSchmidt 00:37, 15 February 2007 (UTC)
I added a sample navbox to the bottom of Topic:Instructional Design. The format I used allows it to be included on any page in Instructional Design.
I think the content developed so far is good, but the pages need a consistent navigation look and feel across the different modules. A navbox might be the way to go. It's also possible to nest navboxes so that they could have navigation within modules as well as across modules.
I don't know what your course requirements are, but I would encourage one of your teams to work on overall content structure and navigation this coming semester if you're still teaching the class.
Instructional Design[edit source]
Please see Instructional Design. I believe one or two of your current students has overwritten the learning project with a single lesson replacing it. Let me know how you would like to proceed. -- Dave Braunschweig (discuss • contribs) 01:49, 26 March 2016 (UTC)
- The pages have been split. Component Display Theory is now available at Instructional design/Component Display Theory. Let me know if you have any questions. -- Dave Braunschweig (discuss • contribs) 12:58, 26 March 2016 (UTC)
Hi Dave. Thank you for repairing this damage. First time for everything, eh? It has been very funny in our class discussion forum when you first appeared this past week. Students were "hey, who's this Dave guy and why is is messing around with our links and stuff." To which I reply that Wikiversity is a collaborative development environment where anyone can edit anyone else's stuff, and they should take that into account as a Condition impacting their design work. I also said you are around to make their lessons work better :-). Anyway, this student's error couldn't have occurred at a better time as we are co-currently reading/discussing Roger Schank's work on Goal-Based Scenarios where he talks about "expectation failures" - essentially environments where students can fail in a task and have to figure out how to recover from that failure as a means of learning principles. This morning before I saw your note and fixes I was debating about whether to tell this student that she had to figure out how to fix the damage (which is consistent with Schank's theory). However, I think your solution was the best. Phonebein (discuss • contribs) 15:36, 26 March 2016 (UTC)
- FYI - User_talk:Kbhalla-IU#Re:_lesson_subpages_-_link_and_structure -- Dave Braunschweig (discuss • contribs) 13:38, 27 March 2016 (UTC)
- Thanks for letting me know. After the damage above, students are a bit nervous and just want a stable environment to get their projects done. I've posted a note about this in our class discussion board. Is it possible to dial back the fixing of their links until after the semester is done? But don't stop the enforcement of Wikiversity's policies, such as copyright, which is a condition the students have to design around. Phonebein (discuss • contribs) 22:47, 27 March 2016 (UTC)
- Possible to wait, but I think also unnecessary. This student is the only one who has had pages moved this semester. The others are doing fine. This one probably would have been okay as well, until one of his pages was overwritten by a fellow student. But I'll consider anything that comes up and whether it would seem disruptive or not. The other option would be to leave them messages and have them make the moves. -- Dave Braunschweig (discuss • contribs) 00:16, 28 March 2016 (UTC)