Education Portal/Newsletter/June 2013/German Wikiversity continues its relaunch
As mentioned before, German Wikiversity is currently undertaking a relaunch, trying to make it more attractive and viable within the German OER and e-learning landscape.
After providing a Moodle available for all Wikiversity language versions, in May 2013 the open-source video-conferencing system BigBlueButton has been added by sysop Jan Luca to Wikimedia Labs. It can be used by everyone who is interested in running a course on Wikiversity.
Also the main page has been given a more modern look and feel by Aschmidt, while Ralf Roletschek has added some colour to the Wikiversity banner graphics which, we think, could use a bit of fresh air. The main news page is now also available via a Wordpress blog.
Among the new users to Wikiversity are Deutsche SchülerAkademie, supporting intellectually gifted pupils in Germany. They are running a course on how computers work, using a Raspberry Pi and programming in C. It comes complete with excellent screencasts by Renepick made with free software.