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Our Objectives for WikiEducator in Canada

"The more we can learn from each other, the better we can all be."



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Objectives
The objectives for my country are:
  • to identify opportunities to train people in wiki skills
  • to identify opportunities to for donated educational resources and materials
  • to strengthen our WikiEducator community in Canada


Projects

News & Activities

News

December 2007

  • Stephen Downes has named and awarded WikiEducator the top spot - best educational wiki. Please refer to this Article, December 2007

November 2007

  • Jim Hebden, retired high school teacher in BC donates wealth of learning resources to WikiEducator. - He has a wonderful set of chemistry resources. A special thank you to the BC Science Teachers Association website. November 2007

Activities

Introductions, Referrals

  • Jim Hebden introduces Randy Fisher to Gord Stewart, Executive Director of Big Little Science Center, of Kamloops, BC. He has begun using WikiEducator, and we are exploring opportunities to work together., December 2007
  • Earle Peach, Vancouver-based social activist, composer choirmaster and music teacher introduces Randy Fisher to Seth Bopke of Ghana, who is interested in using WikiEducator for his journalism school activities in Ghana, December 2007


Action Items & Responsibilities

  • coming soon - click here

Learning materials - Donations and/or Commitments

WE are actively seeking donations of Learning Materials for the WikiEducator community ~ who in turn will localise and adapt them for their local context. If you, or someone you know has learning materials (lesson plans, handouts, case studies, briefing notes) to donate, please visit WikiEducator's Donation Page, or contact Randy Fisher.


Donations

  • Math and English Lessons - College of the Rockies, (see Commonwealth of Learning press release). Thanks Dr. Nick Rubidge & Gina Bennett
  • Chemistry Resources (Gr. 11 & 12) - donated by retired BC Science Teacher, Jim Hebden. Thanks also to Ross Spina, BC School District 73, of Kamloops / Thompson, BC

Commitments

  • Commitment obtained from Prof. & Research Fellow / Professor in India, Chandar Sundaram - Randy Fisher - to donate course materials on WWII history.
  • Commitment obtained from Helena Fehr - to assist Arnold Pietersen of the Community Education Computer Society (CECS) in South Africa to convert some of his training manuals into wiki format.

Request for Assistance

We are looking for help:

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  • We are looking for photographers to add to Wikimedia "Commons collection of free photos (for education) that we can use in our webpages, and add to the Commons - check out WikiMedia Commons Canada page. Are there any photo clubs that are willing to help us? Contact Randy Fisher

Partners

Useful Links


WikiAmbassadors / Contacts

Reaching Our Targets (Learning 4 Content Workshops in the Commonwealth)

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L4C Vital Statistics- 30 June 2010
No. of online workshops 55 (as of Jan 2014)
No. of face-to-face workshops 62
Participants registered 4,253
Male
50%
Female 50%
Featured L4C Graduate
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An ongoing frustration has been creating and sharing information electronically - endless trails of emails, dozens of copies of versions of documents in distribution, inability to easily correct and update information over time. I was delighted to discover WikiEducator - the open and free wiki space and the community of practice. I am looking forward to continued association with this ground-breaking organization addressing the needs of learners globally. This is the power and promise of online education, facilitated by WikiEducator. Read more ...


How Complete is this Country Page?

The WikiEducators working at this resource, consider it to be
around 5% complete

This is a ballpark figure; modify this value only if you are the main authour of this resource, or rough consensus has been achieved in the talk page