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Wikiversity nominated for award
My name is Matthew Roth, Global Comms Manager at the Wikimedia Foundation. We just got the following notice in through the press queue on OTRS. I'm not familiar with the publication or the award, but assuming it's legitimate, I'm putting the info here. I hope this is the best place to post. Please let me know if not. I also apologize if this appears to be spam or is not useful. If that is the case, please feel free to close this discussion or delete post haste. Thanks! Matthew (WMF) (talk) 17:09, 1 August 2012 (UTC)
Congratulations! We’re happy to inform you that you have been nominated for an Education-Portal.com People’s Choice Award. Nominations were made by our readers and other members of the free education community. The category for which you have been nominated is: Best Non-Video Open Education Resource.
Voting will take place online from now until Friday, August 31. Anyone can vote, so we encourage you to send the ballot to your colleagues, followers and friends: http://eduport.al/PMydv1
We’ll announce the winners of the awards on Education-Portal.com in early September, and will provide updates about the awards on our site, Facebook page and Twitter feed @EducationPortal. Again, congratulations on being recognized as a leading education revolutionary. Good luck!
The nominations are in! Education-Portal.com readers and members of the OCW community have chosen the best of OCW as nominees for the OCW People’s Choice Awards.
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•Best User Experience
Flat World Knowledge UC Irvine OCW American Museum of Natural History
•Best Video Lectures
TedEd MIT OCW UCLA Video Lectures
•Best Non-Video Open Education Resource
Students Circle Network Wikiversity OER Glue
•Most Engaging Resource
Khan Academy iTunesU FGV Online
•Best Instructional Supplement
College Open Textbooks DNA from the Beginning Learner.org
•Most Interactive Resource
Open Culture Bridge to Success Tufts OCW
•Most Open Resource
Kansas State University Human Nutrition (HN 400) Flexbook Open Michigan DS106
Process Arts African Virtual University Open Badges
•Best New Face in the Free Education Movement
Udacity Coursera CrashCourse YouTube
•Best Advocate for Free/Open Education
Nicole Allen, Textbook Rebellion Nick Shockey, Right to Research Coalition David Wiley, BYU
Builders at Wikiversity
Proposal: School of Creativity
I have posted some content, and done a very small amount of exploring the (very large) Wikiversity.
I am reluctant to start the School of Creativity all by myself, because I know so little about "how to do it best". But the topic is notable, important, relevant, and necessary -- and also very interdisciplinary!
As I am trying to imagine it, the School of Creativity should be able to support
- Curricula (interdisciplinary links to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Not necessarily in that order,
but "STEAM" makes a nice acronym.)
- Courses (for example: Visualization development, Brainstorming, Interplay between Convergent and Divergent Thinking, Lateral Thinking, Problem Solving, Creativity in the Arts, Creativity in the Sciences, Creativity in the Crafts, Great Thinkers and Their Innovations)
- Lessons (for example, How to Find Your Very Own Personal Solution for Rubik's Cube, How to do Computer Programming in BASIC, Introduction to Machine Theory, Creativity in Twentieth Century Mathematics, etc.)
- Essays, Articles, Reading lists, Activities
Content is available in the Wikiversity and in its sister Wiki projects. But even more essential than content is the organization of that content so that students can easily find pathways to learning whatever they desire to learn. For example, I learned more about the C++ computer language in two days, by reading a book by Bjarne Stroustrup, its inventer, than I did in two years, trying to wade through 2 gigabytes of inadequately organized (but still important and useful nonetheless) documentation which came with the compiler.
<source lang="matlab"> doesn't properly work
Hi, since a while there is a problem with displaying Matlab calculations. Here you can see some Matlab code in the gray box. But if you look at the source you can see that most of the calculation is not shown. This is something new. The calculations in the gray boxes on the bottom of this section (example function ...) are not shown at all. When I created the page of course they were. Greetings, Lipedia (talk) 20:19, 20 August 2012 (UTC)
Proposal: School of Latin American and Chicano Studies
Is there any interest in a School of Latin American and Chicano studies? It would be interdisciplinary in nature, covering both cultural, social, and political aspects of the region. Davidgolding (talk) 20:16, 21 August 2012 (UTC)
- I generally agree with the concept of a Student Union. However, I have some serious concerns with the approach and tone being expressed on this page overall.
- "How this problem [of a Student Union] should be addressed is hereby a challenge for Computer Science students. They should build a student union for Wikiversity as part of their learning experience here at Wikiversity." Building additional resources is good, so why limit it? --Marshallsumter (talk) 22:28, 29 August 2012 (UTC)