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L4C Workshop at TNOU, Chennai


Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) organized a two day WikiEducator Workshop on 30/07/2010 and 31/07/2010. The workshop was inaugurated by Dr. A. Kalyani, Vice-Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Open University. The workshop was Co-ordinated by Dr. K Murugan, Director, Student Support Services Division (SSSD, TNOU and facilitated by Mr. P. Anil Prasad, Nodal Officer (T&D), Finance Department, Govt. of Kerala. Twenty nine academic members attended the workshop.


India Chapter of WikiEducator Inaugurated



The eminent agriculturist scientist and Honorable Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) Dr. M.S. Swaminathan(father of indian green revolution) has inaugurated the India Chapter of WikiEducator and launched the india page in various languages in the presence of Shri. Jainder Singh IAS, Secretary, Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in a national event held at India International Centre on the 15th November 2008 at 2:30 p.m. The virtual presence (through Skype) and real sonorous voice of Dr.Wayne Mackinthosh, Education Specialist COL and the Founder of WikiEducator, set the wiki mood and collaborative mode of the programme. Dr. R. Sreedher, Director CEMCA has chaired the function. This function was organised by Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) in association with GKP, OWSA and Acharya Narendra Dev College. Dr. Savithri Singh made a presentation on how Wikieducator will be useful for India. Dr. Savithri Singh email, Wikieducator Council member and Mr. P. Anil Prasad, WikiEducator Ambassador coordinated the event. Interim Advisory Board for the India Chapter members present were:

  1. Dr. Savithri Singh, Principal, Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi, New Delhi.
  2. Dr. Pankaj Khare, Director, International Division of Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India.
  3. Dr. R. Sreedher, Director, Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia, New Delhi.
  4. Dr. Gita Mathur, Reader in Botany, Gargi College, New Delhi.
  5. Mr.Anil Prasad, Nodal Officer (Web), Finance Department, Govt. of Kerala.

For details of programme please see Wikieducator Launch.

Please visit Picture gallery to see more pictures taken at the event. And Website of CEMCA for a full Video recording.



Quality assurance of multimedia learning materials


To address quality concerns of multimedia learning materials, the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) spearheaded an initiative to develop a framework for quality assurance in which is seconded by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia. Over the past one year, two core groups, one each in India and Malaysia, comprising academics, practitioners and industry have been grappling with developing a framework. Periodically, through various stages of development, wider consultations have also been held in both countries. The draft framework is available through this link.

We are looking for feedback and inputs on the draft framework.



WikiEducator User Page Expo Award Winner 03/2009


Meet Dr. Dilip Barad, WE Ambassador from India, who is the WikiEducator User Page Expo Award Winner for March 2009. See the Main page of WikiEducator for more details under the section Featured WikiEducators. WikiEducator honours its stellar members and innovative community in different ways. We are proud of our fabulous members from all over the world and the contributions they have made to this project. The User Page Expo Award is a monthly feature to honour innovative user pages.

From India, the first winner of this award was Dr. Gita Mathur



WikiEducator User Page Expo Award Winner 12/2008


Meet Dr. Gita Mathur, WE Ambassador from India, who is the WikiEducator User Page Expo Award Winner for December 2008. See the Main page of WikiEducator for more details under the section Featured WikiEducators. WikiEducator honours its stellar members and innovative community in different ways. We are proud of our fabulous members from all over the world and the contributions they have made to this project. The User Page Expo Award is a monthly feature to honour innovative user pages. Meet this month's winner, Gladys Gahona


WikiEd08 Workshop at Acharya Narendra Dev College


On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, two parallel face2face L4C workshops were conducted at Acharya Narendra Dev College on 3, 4 and 6 October 08. The Wikieducator Learning for Content workshops on Open educational Resources started with a bang. There are 35 participants in the two workshops. Dr Dinesh Abrol gave a talk on IPR issues in Open Learning materials as the inaugural lecture. Half a day of hands on wiki-editing skills followed introductory talks about editing by Anil Prasad and Savithri Singh. For details see L4C India Node


WikiEd Campaign on Teachers Day in KARNATAKA


Sri JCBM (Jagatguru Chandrashekhara Bharati Memorial) College, Shringeri, Karnataka launched WikiEducator India Team slogan and off line campaign of L4C Workshop on 5th Sept. 2008,on the occasion of Teachers Day. More than 500 students and teachers attended the function. The Prayer Song also was released. Dr. Ramakrishnan Srinivasan, Prof.& Head, Dept. of English organized this programme.


Indian Representation in the first elected WE Council


Dr. Savithri Singh (83.6 percent votes) and Dr. Pankaj Khare (72 per cent votes) were elected to the first WikiEducator Council. A total of 15 representatives were elected to the WE Council.

Dr. Savithri Singh is the Principal of the Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi, INDIA. Please access her user page from here and campaign page from here.


Dr. Pankaj Khare, is the Director, International Division of Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, INDIA. Please access his user page from here and campaign page from here.

Complete list of the elected members to the WE Council is available from here..

WikiEducator India Team congratulate all the elected members and wish them all the success in leading the community to win the mission of free version of education curriculum by 2015.



Paper on WE in the UGC sponsored seminar in Karnataka


UGC Sponsored State Level Two Day Seminar on New Vistas in the Teaching-Learning of Communicative English was organized at Sri Mahaveera College, Moodbidri, Karnataka on 26-27th Sept. 2008. Dr.Ramakrishnan Srinivasan presented a Paper titled "Towards Greater Teacher Empowerment" in which he highlighted the relevant role of WikiEducator Community and it was well received.



PCF5 London


WikiEducators from India with Dr. Wayne Mackintosh, Education Specialist and Founder of WikiEducator, COL at the PCF5 in London, UK, held from 13/07/2008 to 18/07/2008.

Images of some beautiful moments from the WE community life at PCF5, London is available here...

PCF6 will be at Kochi, Kerala, India in 2010. IGNOU will be the co-host.


Friendship…thoughts…projects… Click here to read an intersting Skype Chat between Randy Fisher, Canada and Anil Prasad, India






Launching of WikiEd L4C campaign for teachers in India


Dr.Ramakrishnan Srinivasan , a very enthusiastic WE Ambassador from Karnataka has proposed the release of a joint statement by the WE community members "A computer literate, internet enabled teacher is better equipped to create nation-building generation" on the Teachers Day.

After discussions with community members and COL & CEMCA officials during PCF5 held in London it was decided to arrange an official launch of L4C (Learning for Content) campaign in India focusing teachers and to issue a joint statement from the WEs in India based on the above theme.


Content Development Workshop in Tamil Nadu, India


An L4C workshop for L3 Farmers in India was held at Arul Anandar College, Madurai in Tamil Nadu state, India from 16/05/2008 to 18/05/2008. Twenty five persons participated. For further details please visit the workshop report page from here

Colombo Workshop on OAER


COL in Association with Sri Lanka Association of Distance Educators has organized a Content Development Workshop on Open (Agricultural) Education Resources (as part of L3 Farmers Project) at Colombo, Sri Lanka from 31/03/2008 to 03/04/2008 for the University Partners. Delegates from University of Jaffna, Open University of Sri Lanka, University of Colombo, Eastern University of Sri Lanka, and University of Ruhuna have attended the workshop. Under the guidance of Dr. Krishna Alluri (Education Specialist, COL) and Prof. (Mrs). Uma Coomaraswamy (COL Consultant for L3 Farmers Project, Sri Lanka) Wiki Educators from India Mr. Raji N.R and Mr. P. Anil Prasad have facilitated the workshop. As part of the workshop each of the University teams has prepared an interactive lesson on WikiEducator.

For further details of the Workshop please visit: Content Development Workshop Colombo-2008


A collaborative course development to help VUSSC


A collaborative MHRM Course development is being planned to help the VUSSC project of COL All WE friends may please visit the Project page from here and contribute content.


Induction Programme for Elementary Teacher Educators


An innovative project demands attention

Induction Programme for Teacher Educators is a collaborative development of a web-based programme for teacher educators who are working in the District Institutes of Education and Training (DIET) in India. The programme is a collaborative work of the Regional Institute of Education (RIE), Mysore and the Department of State Education Research and Training (DSERT), Bangalore. The peer team consists of teacher educators from both these institutions, the University Departments of Education and the DIET Faculty.


Vote For Earth


We realize that global warming is the most dangerous threat being faced by our Green Planet. Again it is the most sorrowful truth that global warming is triggered by Man, the most favored creation on this green planet. keeping this in view, whole Indian WE community joined hands with world, shared its concern and VOTED FOR EARTH at 8:30 PM local time on 28th March 2009 by switching off lights for one hour.

See details here...


L4C Workshops


Dear friends,

Acharya Narendra Dev College is conducting a series of workshops on ‘Open Educational Resources’ to provide a platform to educators to develop online content that is universally accessible and can be used by the learners wherever they might be. After organizing four worshops, the college has organized two more parallel L4C workshops L4C42 ( Click here for details) and L4C43 ( Click here for details) on Open Educational Resources from 13th - 17th April, 2009 in South campus, University of Delhi. The aim of the workshops was to introduce the participants to WikiEducator and enable them to create and upload e-learning material on the web.


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