The purpose of Learning4Content
|Tell me and I'll forget, show me and I may not remember, involve me, and I'll understand.
The Learning4Content project is inspired by this meaningful native North American proverb. We are building capacity among teachers/educators to develop free content for learning, and prioritize wiki skills training in developing countries.
The Learning4Content project is likely the world's largest attempt to develop wiki skills for education. Launched in January 2008, by 30 June 2009 WikiEducator had facilitated 86 workshops training 3,001 educators from 113 different countries.
Get involved ...
|There are many ways to get involved with the Learning4Content initiative:
- share your wiki knowledge and become a facilitator;
- help to organise a L4C workshop for your country;
- sign up for free training as a participant and share your knowledge by developing one lesson of free content;
- ask your employer/institution to sponsor a L4C Workshop - by contributing access to a computer laboratory for the training
- contribute financially so that we can organise more training workshops;
- Donate time and run your own wiki skills workshops in your local community;
- spread the word and tell your friends, colleagues and employers about the Learning4Content project.
- connect to us through our WikiEducator Facebook Group page
Blog reflections posted by L4C participants
In the news
Next Learning4Content workshop
Watch here for the announcement of our next free Learning4Content online training course.
WikiEducator publishes its report on the world's largest wiki training initiative in education: (Download 1.7 MB)
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation award the OER Foundation $200 000 for WikiEducator's Learning4Content project to continue our work in building wiki editing skills for education and to improve content interoperability between Mediawiki and Connexions
Reaching our targets
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Featured L4C Graduate
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To be a good teacher you also need to learn and this is what WikiEducator gives, teachers become learners.
By nature I'm not very competitive, but somehow it was my goal to become a WikiBuddy. I was so proud of it!" ..
I'm Nadia El Borai, an Egyptian national living in Japan. My experience on WikiEducator started as I was interested in getting my lectures online.
I joined the UNESCO discussion group and received an email announcing the WikiEducator course which I took in February of 2008. I found the help of the community very useful and I was not inhibited even to ask the simplest questions. The course teachers as well as fellow learners were helping answer questions. Normally looking at a computer would initiate a yawn but I could spend hours trying to get something to work. Read more...