Here's the audio recording
Both the Wednesday and Thursday tutorials focused on getting everyone's Wikiversity Userpages set up, and links through to everyone's essay page. If you were absent for both these tutorials, please ask someone to show you how to go about catching up. You need to create an account on Wikiversity, put a sentence or two about yourself on your user page, and create a link on your user page, to a sub page for your essay, by typing this:
When you save that page, there will be a red link reading "BPS2011 Essay", you need to click that and type the following on the page that loads:
That last line is a category link, and it brings everyone's essay pages together on this page. Go check out what everyone else is doing, and make sure you have your outlines on your essay pages, ready by next week.
|The Wikipedia Cheatsheet - |
a handy reference for wiki writing
A word on those outlines and the essay: you need to pick a sport or physical activity, and talk about how business and politics BOTH intersect around it, from a LOCAL to INTERNATIONAL level. Don't focus only on the business or only on the politics, and don't talk only about the international level, or only about the local. You need to cover it all. Your essay doesn't need to be an argument, in fact it's probably better for this topic that it wasn't. Be mostly observational, think as though you're explaining the situation today, to a foreigner or a new comer, who has never considered your topic before. Arguments are ok, but you might be making things harder than they need to be.
Next week's lecture
Next week we'll be hearing from a panel involved in Orienteering Australia, both the national organisation perspective, and an adventure sport event organising business' perspective. On this panel are Bill Jones, President of Orienteering Australia, John Harding CEO of Orienteering Australia, Ben Rattray orienteering athlete and event organiser, and Dave Meyer former employee of Adventure Racing Outdoor Challenges (AROC). Try and spend some time on their websites before the discussion next week.
Next week's tutorials
Next week's tutorials are when your outlines are due on your WIkiversity pages. We'll be checking they're all there, and discussing the content of them, and encouraging people with similar interests team up a bit. We'll also start discussing your presentation ideas.