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Revision as of 05:46, 14 June 2010 by Privatemusings (talk | contribs) (→‎more on wmf as unsuitable in schools: remove broken template)

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 :-) - Privatemusings 13:46, 30 April 2010 (EST)

WMF projects in schools

per my comment 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 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, Privatemusings 13:58, 30 April 2010 (EST)

more on wmf as unsuitable in schools

see here for a comment by 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.' Larry Sanger, 11 June, 2010.

more anon.... Privatemusings 15:46, 14 June 2010 (EST)