Learning4Content/Workshops/5 Day Course Layout

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Course Objectives

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By the end of the course participants will be able:

Course Layout


PRE-WORK PAGE - http://www.wikieducator.org/Learning4Content/Workshops/Community_Media/L4C_Adv_Pre

  1. Download and install Open Office 2.4 (recommended, but optional)
  2. Download, complete, sign & date Your Learning Contract
  3. Prepare your Introductory Text
  4. Create a new account or log in to an existing account.
  1. Confirm your WikiEducator Account (look for an email in your email inbox)
  2. Learn about WikiAdmin email notifications
  1. Intro to wiki colleagues
  2. WikiApprentice Certification

Helpful Hints

  1. Please print the directions of the Learning4Content training, or read these directly on WikiEducator
  2. Join the L4C homepage on Google Groups: Google L4C Group
  3. Please review the guidelines on How to Start a User Page.
  4. Discuss any page in the wiki by providing feedback by clicking on this Feedback/Discussion Link. Please give your comment a heading, and then start typing in the Input Box.
  5. Learn as much as you can about the Learning for Content (L4C) initiative.
  6. Please download,complete, sign, and fax the Learning Contract to +1 604 775 8210 or scan and email to Patricia Pschlicht
What is a Wiki?

Please read What is a wiki?.

How to use WikiEducator
  1. Getting Started
  2. Navigation

Register Your User Name

  1. Go to the User Name EL4C20 page.
  2. Enter Your User Name and Real Name
  3. Click "Save"
  4. Notice that the your User Name is (and your peers' User Names are) automatically hyperlinked to your/their User Page


DAY 1 PAGE - http://www.wikieducator.org/Learning4Content/Workshops/Community_Media/L4C_Adv_Day1


Practicing the Basic Codes


  1. You will practice your edits in a personal editing space connected to your user page called a "sandbox". You may wish to download a pdf file on how to create a sandbox.

More Wiki Codes


DAY 2 PAGE - http://www.wikieducator.org/Learning4Content/Workshops/Community_Media/L4C_Adv_Day2

  • Communication and Interaction Tools
  • Use the Course Feedback page
    • Read the Notes before you start
    • Post a comment (by clicking "edit") on the Course Feedback page, about your motivations and hopes in taking this course..
  • Post Your Professional Development Interests on your User Page
  • Continue Working on Your OER Teaching Resource
  • Rest & Reflection: Take a Break!!


DAY 3 PAGE - http://www.wikieducator.org/Learning4Content/Workshops/Community_Media/L4C_Adv_Day3


  • OER Teaching Resource Page (continued...)
  • Searching WikiEducator

The Paradox of Control and a Paradigm Shift


DAY 4 PAGE - http://www.wikieducator.org/Learning4Content/Workshops/Community_Media/L4C_Adv_Day4

  • Collaborative Editing & Keeping Track of Activity in the Wiki & on Your Wiki Pages
  • collaborative editing
  • Exploring Statistics in Community Media & WikiEducator
  • Three (3) Activities:
  1. Analyse StatisticsCommunity Media & WikiEducator
  2. Analyse the "History" for each page, to compare different page versions and contributions
  3. Analyse Recent Changes to see a real-time snapshot of WE activity

  • Analyse Your Contributions page
  • Visit Your Country Page
  • Network with Your Peers
  • Continue Working on Your OER Teaching Resource!


DAY 5 PAGE - http://www.wikieducator.org/Learning4Content/Workshops/Community_Media/L4C_Adv_Day5

  • Continue Working on Your OER Teaching Resource!


CLOSING ACTIONS PAGE - http://www.wikieducator.org/Learning4Content/Workshops/Community_Media/Closing_Actions

  1. OER Teaching Resource
  2. Your Pilot Project
  3. Learning Contract
  1. WikiApprentice Level 2 Certification
  2. Become a Junior Facilitator - to improve your wiki skills and online facilitation expertise
  3. Join Discussion Groups
  1. Review the rest of the Tutorials
  2. Evaluation & Feedback



Collaborative Team Effort

Creating Your User Page

  1. Please add your User Name to the User Page after reading the instructions on Submitting your Username
  2. Create your User Page (hyperlinked to your User Name)

Pedagogical Templates

Pedagogical templates are used when authoring teaching content in WikiEducator. A number of templates are predesigned to save you time with more complex layouts required of instructional materials. They include a range of "instructional devices" or subelements of a content page and are usually signified by an icon. For example: http://www.wikieducator.org/Quickstart_guide/pedagogical_templates

  1. Tutorial 9 on Creating and Using Pedagogical Templates.
  2. Insert at least one pedagogical template on your user page, this will be required later for your certification as a Wikibuddy.

New Page(s): How to Create Them

Policies and guidelines

  1. WikiEducator policies
  2. Using WikiEducator
  3. WikiEducator Skills Certification Policy
  4. Certification: WikiMaster-WikiBuddy-WikiApprentice Requirements


Text: Colors

List of colors

Steps for adding COLOURS to your Page (taken from Gita Mathur)

  1. Put in text on your page
  2. Decide which set of words you want to colour
  3. Add < FONT COLOR = "Green" > that is a less than sign followed by FONT COLOR then equal to symbol,name of the colour within double codes then add symbol for greater than.(Do not leave space between any symbols)in front of the text to be coloured.
  4. At the end of the text put the same syntax with the original colour name, otherwise all the text beyond this point will get the new colour.
  5. Example:I find colours very fascinating.....this page will echo my love for colours
  6. Click on the edit button above this section and look at the syntax I have used in the line above.
  7. Normal colour names work but for names of more shades see the weblink I have mentioned above.

Text: Fonts and Backgrounds

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