Welcome to the Wikiversity Reports learning project. The Wikiversity Reports podcast is a way to learn about podcasting while producing podcasts that are useful to the Wikiversity community.
History of Wikiversity ReportsEdit
From September to November 2006 the podcast media files and the Web feed for Wikiversity Reports were hosted at a 60 day trial .Mac account. Starting in November, the Wikiversity Reports episodes are available for download from the Internet Archive. Some episodes have been converted to Ogg files.
The Wikiversity Reports podcasts are of several types. Some of the podcasts are periodical reports on the status of the Wikiversity project. Other reports are tutorials or "how tos" that explain features of the Wiki user interface. Other Wikiversity Reports podcasts describe some specific educational content of Wikiversity.
List of existing Wikiversity Reports episodesEdit
Monthly reports on the Wikiversity projectEdit
Months 3 & 4. report #3 .mov screencast format; can be viewed with QuickTime or VLC Player. Ogg Video format --> Report #3.ogg (Help with Ogg video file play). Topics: frequently visited Wikiversity pages (see), French language Wikiversity website, logo update, OurMedia and Internet Archive.
Month 5. see below for plans
Special short reportsEdit
- Special short reports.
- Report on content development projects. School and Topic namespaces.
- A report on the 2006 Nobel Prizes (see also RNA interference, Eukaryotic transcription)
- Special Report on Web 2.0; a two minute-long infomercial encouraging people to edit Wikiversity. Ogg Video format --> Web 2.0 video, 9.3 MB download. (Help with Ogg video file play.)
- Screencasting - For new wiki users: A short introduction to wiki editing (requires QuickTime or VLC player).
Plans for new webcastsEdit
- see Wiki Campus Radio#Sessions
- Reports for additional months of the Wikiversity project.
- Logo contest update
- Statistics- page creation
- Page creation at various Wikiversity domains (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian)
- Update on research and other policy discussions
- most active Wikiversity pages
- Tutorial about categories, portals, and navigation templates.
- The OurMedia website. - First trial upload. I'm still trying to figure out its system for syndication feeds; they seem to indicate that FireAnt will allow people to subscribe to media files uploaded at ourmedia. The Wikiversity Reports Blog has a conventional RSS feed.
- It might be best if the Wikimedia Foundation has a server devoted to experiments in multimedia formats such as podcasting. (example of special purpose servers)