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Looking for a guardian angel
I am a biology professor and teach a general science class for Elementary Education majors that is aimed at helping them understand science better and also teach it more effectively. Our current textbook is out of date, and I have decided that as a class we will write a new book called Science: An Elementary Teacher's Guide. This is my second class Wikibooks project--the first was when we wrote the Human Physiology textbook, which became a featured Wikibook (sorry--I have since neglected it). That was many years (and a few jobs) ago, and I have forgotten much of the wiki editing process. We had a hero who really helped in that project, White Knight. I would love some guardian angels to help on this project too--all of the students are completely new to the idea of editing a wiki, and I will get a new batch of students each semester. I began this new job in January (2016), and we are starting this with only a few weeks left in the semester. We will lay the groundwork now, but most of the content creation will happen beginning with a new class in August.
:)- I would love to help you out with anything you need. As a start, I've done some categorization. Cheers. --Vito Francisco 14:58, 20 April 2016 (UTC)
- Awesome! Thanks for stepping up so quickly! I get the impression that my students are pretty intimidated by the thought of contributing to a book, but I think they will get excited when they start to see what they can produce together. Our first step is going to be a chapter about astronomy. I look forward to working with, and learning from you (and others) ~Kevin Flattail (discuss • contribs) 17:34, 20 April 2016 (UTC)
A Wikibook towards a Nobel prize in literature
Aggrandisement set aside, if many authors come towards a common goal, a grand topic of high impact could be selected and a Wikibook could be authored by all of us, interested authors. The aim of such a Wikibook is to be of so high quality that it should get nominated to the Nobel prize in literature, as the first ever Wikibook to have done so! I am sure there is great talent in here. Comments welcome Balaji.md au (discuss • contribs) 05:01, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
- Wikibooks is for educational textbooks which I don't believe would be in scope for the Nobel Prize for Literature. QuiteUnusual (discuss • contribs) 13:47, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
- I'm not sure whether the concept behind every Wikibook meets the Nobel Prize for Literature criteria... What I'm absolutely positive about though, is that this project has such potential, it could certainly reach international recognition as a both rich and reliable source - becoming a primary reference; such as its sister. It's been running for many years now, but yet there is so much to work on... Cheers
:)--Vito Francisco 02:01, 10 April 2016 (UTC)
Fashion Illustration book?
Recently I uploaded a turn of the century guide to sketching onto Wikisource s:Index:The_practical_sketcher;_a_complete_and_practical_method_of_sketching,_for_women's,_misses',_junior's,_children's_and_infant's_garments.djvu.
Is anyone here interested in i) Producing a metricated version. The 4 inch square "foundations" used in the book could reasonably be re-scaled to a 10cm one. ii) Updating the sizing for a modern figures?
The new version could be hosted here on Wikibooks or at Wikiversity.
I'm also looking for someone that would be willing to convert the diagrams in the original book into something that's practical for modern clipart, like SVG, EPS or Illustrator. ShakespeareFan00 (discuss • contribs) 12:28, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
- Hello! I could help you out with formatting and book structuring... Also, I could give the diagrams a try
;)--Vito Francisco 00:30, 10 April 2016 (UTC)
- Thanks. In essence all that really needs doing is importing the text from Wikisource, It's a complete course by itself, but probably needs to be converted to a metric version. If you want to 'claim' it as a potential project feel free.
Policy-based Resilience Simulator with OMNeT++
I had published a guide to compile Policy-based Resilience Simulator with OMNeT++ (you can see it here: https://jessepf.wordpress.com/policy-based-resilience-simulator/ ). Initially published in 2013, it has moved homes several times, and has been verified by original authors of couple of its components. Actually now I am planning to delete it from the blog, and fact that I have been contacted by couple of people in past who had found the article useful, I'm willing to move it to Wikibooks, if someone can verify if it can be published here. It had some 2-3 visits everyday before I moved it to this blog, even more in it's first home.
I had posted it in #wikibook IRC channel and got a positive response from one user, who recommended me to bring it up for discussion here. The article is still valid, since ReaSE has not been updated since 2011 (and I vaguely remember author mentioning that it may not be).
Might need a bit of rewriting in terms of narration and wiki formatting, for which I'm ready to. Please do give me your suggestions, I will move ahead once I get a green signal from here! --Jessepfrancis (discuss • contribs) 13:46, 28 April 2016 (UTC)