Karl Wick | 3 Dec 10:19 2005
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video classes, video textbooks

This idea has me pretty excited: what about students filming or audio
recording lectures and uploading them as supplementary material for
textbooks? The audio/video material will itself not be immediately wiki-able
but could be available on the site for reference and future editing. Anyone
out there know of intellectual property questions? Is there any problem
taping a lecture and uploading it? Does it depend on whether the
teacher/prof gives permission, or the school, or what?

My mind is positively busting with the possibilities of science lectures
available on wikibooks. Some people learn best by reading, others by
listening, others by seeing ... If we can get audio or video of lectures
online that will be like having a downloadable classroom, where you can get
all of the classroom experience except the immediate opportunity to ask
questions.

Karl
Angela | 3 Dec 10:42 2005
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Re: video classes, video textbooks

On 12/3/05, Karl Wick <karlwick@...> wrote:
> This idea has me pretty excited: what about students filming or audio
> recording lectures and uploading them as supplementary material for
> textbooks? The audio/video material will itself not be immediately wiki-able
> but could be available on the site for reference and future editing. Anyone
> out there know of intellectual property questions? Is there any problem
> taping a lecture and uploading it? Does it depend on whether the
> teacher/prof gives permission, or the school, or what?

I'd love to see a free resource like this within Wikimedia. It may fit
in better with Wikisource than Wikibooks, since, like source texts,
the main aim wouldn't necessarily be to edit the videos (though there
would some advantage in being able to merge parts of different lessons
together). There again, if the upload limit at Commons doesn't get in
the way, storing them there could also work. I'm not sure what the
best place for the transcriptions would be if people were keen to make
those (it would help in making the videos searchable).

In terms of copyright, you'd need either permission of the lecturer or
of the school, depending on their employment contract and whether
their work is regarded a "work for hire" where the school claims the
copyright. If you're recording student's questions during the lesson,
you'd also need their permission.

Angela.
Daniel Mayer | 9 Dec 01:18 2005
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End of year fund drive

Sorry for the late notice on this. 

The start of the fund drive has been delayed for at least a few days. The reason is to give us
time to prepare more translations, a press release, donor feedback mechanisms (such as
automatically listing new PayPal donations), and work on next quarter's budget. 

I will update the translation coordination page on meta with the finalized start and end dates
after the board decides that on their Friday 9 December meeting. I'll also repost to these lists. 

See:
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fund_drives/2005/Q4_planning/Translations
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fund_drives/2005/Q4_planning
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_budget/2006/Q1

Daniel Mayer,
Wikimedia CFO

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Robert Scott Horning | 21 Dec 05:41 2005
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Wikibooks criticism by non-Wikimedian

I thought a very interesting and well-written (and sourced) blog entry 
by Ben Crowell, a pioneer in e-book publishing, would be interesting 
reading to the people on Foundation-l:

http://www.lightandmatter.com/article/infrastructure.html

It was also based in part on an interesting exchange I had with him on 
slashdot before he wrote this entry:

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=170873&cid=14234478

I think that much of what Mr. Crowell has to say about Wikibooks and 
Wikipedia is a very valid critism, especially from somebody who is 
outside of Wikimedia projects trying to locate some gems of quality that 
may be useful.  It is also from somebody who has done more than just a 
casual glance at what we are doing here, and comes from somebody who has 
done what Wikibooks is claiming as an ultimate goal (but didn't use 
Wikibooks to accomplish the task).

--

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pikola Thierry | 21 Dec 17:14 2005
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about learning vocabulary using images from commons

Hello, 
I would like to hear some feedback about the wikibook
http://es.wikibooks.org/wiki/Vocabulario_%28es%29 from
those working on language learning wikibooks.

This wikibook is only written in the learning language
because the images should be enough to understand its
meaning. The great advantage of this system is that we
only need one wikibook to learn one language. 

I still have to improve it much. Until now it only has
vocabulary. But I want to create a reference area
where lexical words will link in order to solve
gramatical difficulties. The references tables should
be simple and also monolingual.

If there is positive feedback, I am planning to
translate it into English into the English wikibooks.

Thank you,
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xkernigh | 23 Dec 20:47 2005
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Re: about learning vocabulary using images from commons

pikola Thierry <pikola24@...> Wrote:
> I would like to hear some feedback about the wikibook
> http://es.wikibooks.org/wiki/Vocabulario_%28es%29 from
> those working on language learning wikibooks.

I am not working on a language Wikibook, but I looked at this
book. I cannot read "es", but I was mostly able to match the
pictures with the bold names. It helped that many of the names
were cognates.

> If there is positive feedback, I am planning to
> translate it into English into the English wikibooks.

This book is in better condition than many of the books at
English Wikibooks. I would welcome an English translation!

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Daniel Mayer | 9 Dec 01:18 2005
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End of year fund drive

Sorry for the late notice on this. 

The start of the fund drive has been delayed for at least a few days. The reason is to give us
time to prepare more translations, a press release, donor feedback mechanisms (such as
automatically listing new PayPal donations), and work on next quarter's budget. 

I will update the translation coordination page on meta with the finalized start and end dates
after the board decides that on their Friday 9 December meeting. I'll also repost to these lists. 

See:
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fund_drives/2005/Q4_planning/Translations
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fund_drives/2005/Q4_planning
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_budget/2006/Q1

Daniel Mayer,
Wikimedia CFO

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