Return to article Talk: Education projects ← Talk:Education projects You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason: Please log in or request an account to edit here. You can view and copy the source of this page. I'm hoping to get my hands on some of the bookshelf materials presently - I'll link / bring them over here for further work when I get the chance (unless someone beats me to it :-) - [[User:Privatemusings|Privatemusings]] 13:46, 30 April 2010 (EST) == WMF projects in schools == per my comment [http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Target_audience_secondary_education over on the outreach wiki] I think it's going to be important to communicate clearly the nature of some of the more explicit and 'edgy' material currently on wiki commons particularly as part of encouragement for schools to engage with wmf projects. In short, I could not currently support open access to wmf projects in schools, and my (limited) experience of discussing the matter with teachers and others involved in education is that many people are largely unaware of the nature of the available media, and can't support open access either at this time. Hopefully we, as a chapter, can have a fruitful discussion about this - I think there are some ways forward which may involve the [http://schools-wikipedia.org/ Schools' Wikipedia] (great in some ways, not so cool in others) - or hopefully we can show some good 'old australian ingenuity and come up with a world-leading solution to allow schools to learn from the wikis without compromising what they feel is their duty of care to pupils.... more anon....cheers, [[User:Privatemusings|Privatemusings]] 13:58, 30 April 2010 (EST) == more on wmf as unsuitable in schools == see [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Content_noticeboard&diff=prev&oldid=367443733 here] for a comment by [[w:=Larry Sanger|Larry Sanger]], co-founder of Wikipedia, concerning the status quo, and the inappropriate nature of wmf projects for use by, or engagement with, children. 'It is ''wrong'' for Wikipedia, both the community and the foundation, to portray its avowedly "uncensored"--read, absurdly child-unfriendly--resource as appropriate for children. This will remain the case until some sort of reliable filtering mechanism is available. At present, none is.' [[w:User:Larry Sanger|Larry Sanger]], [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Content_noticeboard&diff=prev&oldid=367443733 11 June, 2010]. more anon.... [[User:Privatemusings|Privatemusings]] 15:46, 14 June 2010 (EST) Return to Talk:Education projects. Retrieved from "https://wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Talk:Education_projects"