Talk:Wikimedia Research Network/Meetings/2005-06-18
Was the "social" branch secret, or did somebody just forget to log it?
- It's all part of the same log. #research2 was the "social" branch.
Comments from Wayne
Hi sorry I couldn't make the meeting - time differences with NZ are not ideal. My interests are educational i.e. how the mediawiki engine can be improved to support e-learning. I believe that there is huge potential to combine the power of social software and the collabrative development of learning resources - with the power of anytime/anywhere learning. Hence my suppport for the wikiversity idea <smile>.
A few thoughts to think about:
- we must find ways to import & export structured content pages in the wiki environment. 4 billion of the world's 6 billion people are underserved educationally. These people reside in developing society contexts where connectivity is non-existent or too expensive. Therefore we need to find an offline authoring solution where folk can check out a page, work offline and resubmit to keep costs down.
- The eXe authoring tool (to the best of my knowledge) is the only GNU-GPL authoring enviroment that specialises in interoperability specifications for e-learning (IMS & SCORM)- so there is an open source solution for easy authoring of content offline;
- Is there a way to build on IMS content packaging in the wiki environment to achieve this capability for offline authoring?
- The advantage of an IMS export from a wiki environment is that content can then be delivered using a local learning management system.
- The other interesting challenge will be to think about the structure and interoperability of instructional devices (iDevices) - these are the descrete elements that distinguish learning content from other forms of content.
- How do we overcome the differences between a wiki content-structure and a more standard web environment?
chat to you soon.
Comments from Zeno
Hm. Interesting minutes. I am happy to see single login being implemented in the near future. However, are you sure you should call these meetings "research network meetings"? To me it seemed like a developer meeting.
--Zenogantner 10:52, 29 Jun 2005 (UTC)
I'm not good at time zone math. When is Sunday at 16:00 UTC, in U.S. East Coast time? Because if it's 11:00 A.M., I have a previous commitment involving brainwashing and other nefarious cult activities. Otherwise, I'd love to be there. Ed Poor 8 July 2005 19:49 (UTC)
- This is the current time in UTC. The site also has all other timezones.--Eloquence 8 July 2005 19:47 (UTC)
- So is UTC 4 hours or 5 hours ahead of New York City? (Just curious at this point.) Ed Poor 8 July 2005 19:49 (UTC)