Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: After I won the community award in the Wikipedia Video contest in the category documentation and interview with my pointer in C video I would like to share some experiences on creating educational videos. This is mainly to encourage anyone to do the same as I did. Have a [...]

Continue reading about Creating an award winning video doesn’t need much technology or technical know how.

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: In the following article I want to give an overview of the discussions and movements that are going on about video and multimedia content for wikipedia and her sister projects. I will start with some positive experiences and then tell you about some bad experiences. This article is not [...]

Continue reading about About the future of Videos on Wikiversity, Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: I understand that the following article is written in a very personal way. But this thing seems to me so unjust that it is just unbelievable. So this is my sad story of me trying to bring free educational resources to the world and having Microsoft indirectly not allowing [...]

Continue reading about Copyright violations: Videos from our OER Web Science MOOC deleted from Wikimedia commons

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: This article on open and free platforms to host your MOOC belongs to the entire series: comparison of places to host your MOOC. As already mentioned there are only a few platforms which really belong to the category of open educational resources. The term is described in the Wikipedia [...]

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René Pickhardt on July 24th, 2013

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: As many of you know and voted (thanks for that) Steffen and I tried to get a MOOC fellowship in order to create a web science MOOC. Even though our application was not successful we decided that online teaching in the MOOC format is suitable for the web science [...]

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Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Hey everyone after posting my first screencast in this series reviewing the basic process for creating remote procedure calls in GWT we are now finally starting with the real tutorial for building an autocomplete service. This tutorial (again hosted on wikipedia) covers the basic user interface meaning how to [...]

Continue reading about Building an Autocompletion on GWT screencast Part 2: Invoking The Remote Procedure Call

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Quite a while ago I promised to create some screencasts on how to build a (personalized) Autocompletion in GWT. Even though the screencasts have been created for quite some time now I had to wait publishing them for various reasons. Finally it is now the time to go public [...]

Continue reading about Building an Autocompletion on GWT screencast Part 1: Getting Warm – Reviewing remote procedure calls

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: During my trip in China I was visiting Beijing on two weekends and Maceau on another weekend. These trips have been mainly motivated to meet old friends. Especially the heads behind the biggest English resource of Chinese Rock music Rock in China who are Max-Leonhard von Schaper and the [...]

Continue reading about Experiences on semantifying a Mediawiki for the biggest recource about Chinese rock music: rockinchina .com

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: I am one of the web pioneers but this is about the most amazing thing that I will be witnessing on the web as long as I can remember. Tomorrow on January 18th the english version of Wikipedia will shut down for 24 hours to protest two upcoming (?) [...]

Continue reading about Wikipedia to Blackout for 24 hours to fight SOPA and PIPA – Copy of the user discussion and poll on my blog

René Pickhardt on January 11th, 2012

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Today I started an experiment I created an excercise for coursework in algorithms and data structures that is very unusuale and many people have been criticle if this was a good idea. The idea behind the exercise is that studens should read wikipedia articles to topics related to lectures [...]

Continue reading about Algorithms exercise: Find mistakes in Wikipedia articles


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