viernes, mayo 21, 2010

Incunables para diseñar el navigation tab del wiki 2.x

Interface design thougths here.
The current wiki 2.x "Map" tab is the place where Nwiki activity blocks where abandoned for wiki 2.x . these "widgets" provide really valuable information for browsing and looking at the wiki progress. 
Now we have a dull combo to select the "block" to view, and when it is displayed is so.. nyehh because we have now more real state on the screen.
My proposal is to think 3-4 cases of ways to browse a Wiki and design different ways to visualize the information about what's going on on the wiki. 
The teacher could choose the default view while settying up the wiki. 
I'm keeping this issue on the tracker so, comments and votes are most welcome.
Thanks for your help !

Standard view

Wiki browse std

Glossary View


Navigation View (proposed change of behavior... click on pagenames on the index changes the navigation box page)


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martes, mayo 04, 2010

La FIB te lleva al FIB. Concurso de videos cortos te lleva de concierto al Festival Internacional de Benicàssim.

Se trata de promocionar la FIB (Facultat d'Informatica de Barcelona).
Queremos despertar la sabiduría de las masas con un concurso youtubero
de videos que nos cuenten porque la informatica és +. El ganador se
lleva un viaje y entradas para dos personas al FIB, Festival
Internacional de Benicassim.
Quien se anima?
Promo del concurso en castellano.

Promo del concurso en catalan.

Kudos a Toni Cañabate, Ruby, Rai y gente del LCFIB.

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La verdad que los "papers" de investigacions nunca cuentan. Más del sinsentido de la vida.

Suerte que tenemos a Jorge Chan y sus "PHD comics"
para recordar-nos el sinsentido de la vida.

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lunes, mayo 03, 2010

El New Wiki ya esta en Moodle 2.0 Beta

Hay un teorema que dice que el esfeurzo dedicado a un proyecto es inversamente proporciunal al tiempo que falta para la fecha de entrega. Cuando este tiempo tiende a cero el esferzo se torna en infinito y por ello, en ese ultimo segundo los proyectos finalizan.
En el caso del New wiki de Moodle ello no es cierto, porque han sido 5 años de curro y ser gota malaya, pero ciertamente estas dos últimas semanas el esfuerzo por parte de Pigui ha sido de titan.
Copio y pego el mensaje que he publicado en el foro de Moodle para contar lo que hay y lo que viene... y el curro que queda ahora que estamos dentro. 

Hi there, 

as our dear knight in shinny armor point out, the new wiki is on Moodle 2.0;a=commit;h=00710f4cc17c9519c02dd2c4a7fa7c1dd8545dbf


OK, New wiki is in. Now there's a lot of work to do.
Due to quality and process matters, the new wiki comes in with significant parts disabled or pending to be completed. So now comes the real challenge. We have a new wiki we can improve and maintain, so we can make it a great learning tool. 

So, the current todolist:

- NWiki migration. New wiki does not migrate from nwiki at this moment. I'm commited to make this migration happen before summer. My best option is to publish a pre-update migration script that will convert NWiki tables into old wiki tables, so the standard New Wiki can migrate it without changing its code. 
- NWiki and Creole Parsers. The wiki parsers are coded and work fine, but need to be integrated as text filters or formats (or what the hack is called that, I always forget)
- Wiki page ratings integrated into Moodle rating engine
- Wiki grading and analysis an reporting tool (come screenshots comming up for debat)
- Improved navigation
- Export and backup restore
and goes and goes...

Now starts the fun part.
ps. HUGE KUDOS to Jordi Piguillem, and the rest of DFWikiteam at UPC Barcelona (with a special mention to David Castro and Ferran Recio who wrote the original DFwiki for Moodle 1.5 back in 2005 )
ps2. See Jordi Piguillem at my office showing the commit time when New Wiki was pushed to Head... 
new wiki on moodle 2 beta 

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