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Converting Content

We Need...

  • French - English bilingual speakers to assist in translating the WE Tutorials into French for the French WikiEducator. - Please contact Wayne if you can help.
  • Portuguese - English bilingual speakers to assist in translating the WE Tutorials into Portuguese for the Portuguese WikiEducator - Please contact Wayne if you can help. DONE!
  • Spanish - English bilingual speakers to assist in translating the WE Tutorials into Spanish for the Spanish WikiEducator - Please contact Wayne if you can help.
  • Someone to keep the WikiEducator News page up to date. (This person could be from a journalism school).
  • Someone to take photos to illustrate WikiEducator pages, and then also provide the photos to the wiki photo commons

Nice to have

  • Tools for facilitating personal learning and online courses / workshops based on content held in WikiEducator - registration, e-mailing list management, pre-programmed serial emails, peer review tracking
    • pre-programmed serial emails - participants subscribe to an automated series of emails that can be set to mail out the "next" in the series every n days - allows participants to start any time, optionally facilitator or participant can set their own frequency for emails.
      The daily emails for CCK08 were great. Although they were authored each day, that isn't as important as getting regular emails on topic. These can be set up in advance. The subscription triggers the sequence of emails - this is a PHPlist function I think, though it was so complicated I never actually got it to work.
    • peer review tracking - lots of talk about why OERs are adopted, reused, remixed.. but some of that is because there isn't much information about status, authentication or feedback. This isn't the same as history or discussion

Proposed Changes to widely used Templates

  • {{wip}} includes a link to the page's discussion page which automatically creates a new thread - very irritating - usually I first just want to see what is being discussed. - Kim Tucker 03:30, 7 December 2009 (UTC)
That's a good point -- I concur. Also once we've implemented and installed the latest version of LQT (with significant revisions which address many of the usability and functional issues of the very outdated version we are running) -- we will be able to introduce a more functional and revised template. Sadly while WE was running under the auspices of the COL -- I could action the open source development work needed to take WE forward - nor under the agency's blogging policy was I able to speak openly about these challenges. However, we are now going to move forward an busy catching up on the backlog of necessary software updates in preparation of our migration to the AU servers. Onward and forward :-) --Wayne Mackintosh 07:22, 7 December 2009 (UTC)