Proposal talk:Integrated educational experience

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Latest comment: 14 years ago by Hillgentleman in topic I agree, but

I have some sympathy with this proposal. I love learning online, so I would like to see such a resource. However, because WMF's resources are limited I would like to see the strategy concentrate on the encyclopedia. I think this proposal might be good to look at again in another ten years time when, hopefully, we'll have such a fantastic encyclopedia that all us old Wikipedia folk feel somewhat redundant and that it's time we began a new project. --Bodnotbod 18:48, 18 August 2009 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for your comment. I just feel that it is a very natural and logical step. And if MediaWiki doesn't do it, someone else would certainly do. They just need to bundle a video-conferencing tool with a discussion forum. But I still think MediaWiki has demonstrably the best potential and flexibility for non-instant on-line collaboration, or to be the organisation basis for all online educational activities - MediaWiki+IRC+Gmail+Skype would be awesome. Hillgentleman 02:37, 21 August 2009 (UTC)Reply
I do agree with Hillgentleman here. Jade Knight 06:22, 2 September 2009 (UTC)Reply

If this is a proposal belonging to Wikiversity, you might give them the category Proposals for Wikiversity. But I could imagine that you would like to see more wikiversity within wikipedia. At the moment, writing large wikipedia articles is similar to writing some paper for school or university. Therefore writing is more educational than reading. --Goldzahn 06:20, 21 August 2009 (UTC)Reply

At the moment, writing papers/wikiversity lessons/wikibooks/wikipedia articles.../ are nearly the only activity available within wikimedia (but see, e.g. wikiversity:Conway's Game of Life for an attempt for interactive learning). Human interaction is much more than that, and I would like to see more (online, or even offline) learning activities available. That's why I called the proposal "integrated learning experience". Hillgentleman 20:35, 21 August 2009 (UTC)Reply
I think I saw somewhere in the Internet online experiments with java applets. I don´t think wikimedia will ever allow java, but maybe online experiments could be done without? Maybe based on video, where you jump from one part of the video to another? --Goldzahn 02:03, 22 August 2009 (UTC)Reply
The Ogg Vorbis audio players are Java applets, or at least they were about a year ago. 02:30, 22 August 2009 (UTC)Reply


Some proposals will have massive impact on end-users, including non-editors. Some will have minimal impact. What will be the impact of this proposal on our end-users? -- Philippe 00:11, 3 September 2009 (UTC)Reply

What can I say - the potential market for online learning is enormous. 09:29, 8 September 2009 (UTC)Reply

Compare proposal:wikimedia for Education 19:33, 17 November 2009 (UTC).Reply

I agree, but

Heh, I agree, but the questions of this proposal are also questions to me. Especially, how to get people in there?--Juan de Vojníkov 18:20, 3 February 2010 (UTC)Reply

It depends, really. For example, you will never get mathematicians if you haven't got good latex support. They simply won't reformat their papers for you. Hillgentleman 16:53, 26 March 2010 (UTC)Reply