# Introductions

## Ramesh Sharma

Greetings to all of you. I am Ramesh Sharma, Director, Distance Education, Institute of Distance and Continuing Education, University of Guyana, Georgetown, Guyana (South America). I believe that through WikiEducator we can contribute to the OER movement. I look forward to work and learn more through this online workshop. You can contact me through my email ramesh@oerfoundation.org. With best wishes, -- Ramesh 13:42, 3 April 2011 (UTC)

Re: Dear Ramesh. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to contribute to the OER movement in a practical way. I hope I'll be able to help the newbies get up to speed :) -Mverhaart 01:32, 29 April 2011 (UTC)
Re: Dear Micheal, it is an honour to work with you! Cheers!! --R C Sharma, PhD 19:04, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

Dear Ramesh.Thank you so much for staying with us helping us to tone up our wiki muscles.Being a teacher I am really excited about OER and I hope I could gain so much and contribute towards it.With warm regards--Khrachss 05:35, 29 April 2011 (UTC)
Re: Hello Dear Abdul, so nice of you for your kind words. You have done a good work already and we look forward to take the skills to next level. With best wishes, --R C Sharma, PhD 19:06, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
Hi Ramesh;
This is a strange, new world to me!  I am an adjunct lecturer in the field of Communications.  I teach Communication courses in the Connecticut State Community College System.  I hope to learn about collaborative learning!  Thanks for the opportunity...Virginia Abraham
Re: Dear Virginia, Greetings. Many thanks for joining us in this workshop and I assure you that you will find this new world very exciting and learn and develop collaborative skills. With best wishes, --R C Sharma, PhD 21:20, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

Re: Dear Dr Ramakrishnan, Thanks so much for your kind words. WikiEducator is for collaboration and sure there are so many helping hands to assist one! I am happy to know that you were able to upload pictures. Keep updating your page. Remember best pages will be certified too. Sincerely, --R C Sharma, PhD 21:22, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

Hi Dr,Here I am again trying to make a contribution to the OER Movement. Hope I will be able to complete the exercise this time.Grateful for the opportunity to participate.--F.Glasgow21.00, 5 May 2011 (UTC)
Re: Dear Francis, so nice to see you again in the workshop. Yes, OER is useful to us, especially in our conditions here. Looking forward to see your page getting updated. Hope you will be there in Live WIZIQ session tomorrow evening. --R C Sharma, PhD 16:47, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

## Patricia Schlicht

I have been working with Dr. Wayne Mackintosh, the founder of WikiEducator since the get go of the initiative, in May of 2006. I have since then gradually increased my understanding, skills and involvement in Open Education and the use of and integration of open source software. It has been a privilege to see how one country after another has made use of this technology to make a difference in their own environment. WikiEducator has become the most exciting experience of my professional career. I am passionate about learning. I actively facilitate online workshops on WikiEducator as community volunteer in my spare time, in an attempt to build capacity for WikiEducator around the globe. I am interested in social networking, culture/anthropology, open and distance learning/eLearning, community and capacity building. I am a philanthropist. Feel free to email me. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 17:27, 30 March 2011 (UTC)
• Hi, Patricia Madam, myself K.S.Ramakrishnan, shortly called KSR. After some failed attempts, somehow I have learnt how to post my introductions. I think by experimentation we may learn more than formal teaching. I wish I may continue my experimentation with Wiki and I wish others also the same. Warm Regards--Dr. K.S.Ramakrishnan 06:48, 28 April 2011 (UTC).
• Dear KSR. Just like you we have started by practising and trying out and if you make a mistake, there is nothing that cannot be reverted to the way it was before, so feel free to do that. Good to have you with us again. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 21:59, 29 April 2011 (UTC)
• Hi madam, Great to join you once more. Hope that I could gain a lot to go ahead and experiment with my wiki pages and introduce it to my students.Hopeful that I could always turn to you for guidance and support even after this workshop.Warm regards--Khrachss 05:46, 29 April 2011 (UTC)
• Even we facilitators still learn something new every day, but that is what makes it interesting. Glad you could join us, Abdul. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 22:01, 29 April 2011 (UTC)
• Hi Patricia madam. Myself K.S.Ramakrishnan, a participant of EL4C 50 workshop. I thank you for providing a good community of learners and teachers. I am still working on developing my Userpage. Please visit my page and let me know your comments, and suggestions for improvements. I tried to download the OER Skills book from Lulu.com, but I was unable to get it. If you know the best site to download the above book, please let me know.I want to go through the book to get a thorough knowledge of Wiki editing skills. --Dr. K S Ramakrishnan 01:01, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

## Dr. Gita Mathur

My name is Dr. Gita Mathur. I am Associate Professor of Botany at Gargi College, University of Delhi, India. I have been a Botany teacher for more than 25 years. I am a trained Botanist, but over time my interests have diversified to issues related to environment, science education and innovations in teaching methodologies.
I strongly believe in free access to educational content and in collaborative learning not only among peers but also between a student and a teacher.
Besides my academic responsibilities, I spend a lot of time working on innovations in teaching Botany including designing experiments which can be done with minimum facilities. I am very fond of photography, especially close-ups of plants and flowers.
WikiEducator has given me many friends & a whole lot of students at the global level. I would like to help everyone who believes in open education for all. Please visit my userpage by clicking on my name here. --Dr. Gita Mathur 02:12, 28 April 2011 (UTC) It is also great fun learning through these daily tutorials, with facilitators to help you online. I have facilitated one F2F and five online workshops.
Please feel free to Email me

Hi madam,Thank you very much for sparing your precious time working towards creating such a vibrant community.I am very happy to be with you again on this platform.Hope that I could make use of this workshop to tone up my skills .I am thinking of drawing my students to wiki pages .Hope I could turn to you for guidance and suggestions .With warm regards --Khrachss 05:54, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

(: Hello Abdul, Welcome to this workshop. It is nice to see your interest in WE, hope you will work on your page & reach the WikiBuddy certification by the end of this workshop. Good wishes.--Dr. Gita Mathur 02:06, 30 April 2011 (UTC))

{{ Note| Hello Gita Madam, myself Dr. K.S.Ramakrishnan, Assistant Professor, TNOU, Chennai. I thank you for your nice comments on my userpage. Within these three days, I got help from many present and old participants and created my Userpage. I had contacted many newcomers and sent welcome messages with the Hi and Hello templates. I have one doubt. I created a page Mobile Learning in my Userpage under contract and gave it link. If you click the link, it opens the page having the same name developed by somebody else. How to avoid it? Please help. Warm Regards. --Dr. K S Ramakrishnan 00:55, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

Re: Hello Dr. Ramakrishnan, yes wikieducator is a very powerful forum & once you learn the skills you start enjoying being here.
About your question, when you create a subpage to your page use '/' on both sides of the page name. If you do not add / then the page becomes a New Page in WikiEducator & remains linked to your page. Avoid using very common words because page with same name might already exist. Another option is to collaborate with the person who created that page & develop it in together. Collaborative content development is the central aim of WikiEducator. Good work, keep adding & enjoy this community--Dr. Gita Mathur 02:10, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

## Michael Verhaart

Hello everyone . Neat to be able to assist Patricia, Ramesh and Gita as one of the co-facilitators. I am a lecturer in IT at the Eastern Institute of Technology, in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand and Patricia and Ramesh have kindly agreed to let me help co-facilitate this course and make sure I don't get you all into trouble!! I see that my other facilitators have heaps more edits than I do on WikiEducator, however I have been running my own wiki for a number of years. I am looking forward to catching up with many of you and making new wiki friends.

Having just finished studying (part time over 8 years) I have been exploring the use of wikis to deliver content and learning experiences to my students ( virtualMVwiki ), and am keen to share some of the my learning. I am trying something new as well. There is a research wiki being developed ( called wikiresearcher) and I am trying to construct a conference paper the wiki way! ( http://wikiresearcher.org/User:Mverhaart/CITRENZ/2011OER ). So far no one else has added to it and its still pretty messy, but being due soon will have to put a lot of work into it in the near future.

For a diversion I play the ukulele (but only basic chords). Hawke's Bay is an area with two cities, Napier and Hastings known for its sun, wines and Art Deco Architecture.
<br>{{Note| This is how to add a note -~~~~}}
You can insert the four squiggles ~~~~ using the signature button at the top of the edit panel
If you start a paragraph with a space it will put whole paragraph inside a dotty frame. This can be useful for displaying computer code.


(: Hello Michael, Looking forward to working together to help Newbies enjoy as they learn. Warm wishes --Dr. Gita Mathur 10:13, 28 April 2011 (UTC))
(: hi MichelVerhaart--Your attractive profile ,with amazing contribution in education field , looking forward for wiki friends could become good opportunity for eL4C50 participants to contribute for OER. Assure you every support for this cause -- harbans)

Re: Hi Michael.Really happy to see you to guide us.I am a teacher from India.Looking forward to working with you and learning from you.Regards --Khrachss 05:58, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

• Hello Michael, Nice to have you as co-facilitator on wiki. I am a novice on this plane, and just going about things the way I feel. Last evening I did my assignment for day two, but could not save the page. today I am hunting for the page, but cannot find the link. Has my assignment been registered at the main office, or wikki head??? Kindly let me know. Also I participated in a survey for new account holders, but still have to get down to the other plane of day three..I am still looking for that link. Please help.Regards,NIMS.(Mrs. NIrmala Parameswaran.)

Re: Hi NIMs.. have made a reply under your profile :) -Mverhaart 11:28, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

• Hello Michael sir, myself K.S.Ramakrishnan, a participant from India. I have contacted many participants by the Link facility in neighbourhood. I tried to add them in my watchlist. But, only very few names are shown in my watchlist. Please tell me the right way to send welcome messages to newcomers in the form of templates, and add them in my watchlist, so that in furure, I may look how can I help others, the way I was helped by others. Warm Regards. --Dr. K S Ramakrishnan 01:12, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

Re: Hi K.S.Ramakrishnan. This is a reply template. Templates start with two {{ and end with }}, the different parts are separated with a |, so for the reply template we use <br>{{Reply| This is how to add a reply -~~~~}}. If you edit this area you can see how others have done this (I have had to be sneaky to have this reply include the special codes. - Michael (Mverhaart 11:53, 2 May 2011 (UTC))
Re: Also remember that you will only see pages appear on the watch list if changes are made to the page you are watching - Michael (Mverhaart 11:57, 2 May 2011 (UTC))

## Vidyanand

Hello and Good morning..I am Vidyanand,working as a faculty in Dept of Education, Shivaji University, Kolhapur and believe in the philosophy of OER as well as wish to be active part of it.
Re: Hello Vidyanand, you are most welcome to this workshop. Long back (may be 10 years ago, I came to your university for some examination purpose) although I could not visit it when I was Regional Director of Pune IGNOU. May be in future, I get this opportunity. With best wishes, Ramesh Sharma 19:23, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

## Lin Roberts

Hi everyone, I am a nurse in emergency departments but I as design eLearning material. I am excited to learn more about Wikis are find out how I can use them in my work. I look forward to working with you all over the next few weeks

Re: Hi Lin, neat to have you onboard.. the first of many wiki steps. Cheers -Mverhaart 09:19, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

• Hi Lin,You are welcome to EL4C50.Wikis are really great platforms where we can make learning real fun.I am a teacher from India.Lets see that we make the most of this workshop.Warm regards--Khrachss 06:04, 29 April 2011 (UTC)
• Hello Lin, I am new to this forum, but extend my hand in friendship. Lets journey together on the ship of wiki...Ha!! Ha!!! Regards, NIMS. (Mrs. Nirmala Parameswaran.)

(: Dear Lin, Greetings. Good to know about you and that you are elearning materials designer. Hopefully in this coming week you will select some project to work upon matching your field. Best wishes, --R C Sharma, PhD 19:26, 30 April 2011 (UTC))

## Ibrahim K. Oyekanmi

Hi everybody, I am a Computer application packages instructor in Kano Nigeria, The OER community is a great way of changing the world and i am proud to be part of it. Its great to be back for a WE workshop. My sincere regards to all participants. I wish everyone a successful learning experience.

Re: Good to have you back with us, Ibrahim. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 14:37, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
Re: Thanks Patricia, Its great to be back on WE. Wishing you a happy birthday, Remain blessed--Ibrahim K. Oyekanmi 14:43, 27 April 2011 (GMT)
Re: Thank you, Ibrahim. Much appreciate this. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 14:54, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
Re: -hi Ibrahim K, Oyekanmi-Thanks for joining this course and providing us opportunity to know more about your techical skill. harbans
Re: Hello Ibrahim, it is nice to have you again in the workshop. Enjoy. With regards, --Ramesh Sharma 21:17, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
Re: Hello Ibrahim, myself K.S.Ramakrishnan from India. a warm welcome from me and I wish we will learn and collaborate in this noble endeavour. Warm wishes--Dr.K.S.Ramakrishnan 06:52, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
Re: Hi Ibrahim - welcome back... As you are a returner is there anything special you want to cover? -Mverhaart 09:17, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

• Hi Ibrahim.Great to have a new wiki colleague from Nigeria.Regards--Khrachss 06:05, 29 April 2011 (UTC)
• Hello Ibrahim, Nice to see you on wiki. I am new to this, but guess you can help me as we go along. Regards, NIMS.

(: Hello Ibrahim, has the problem of linking name solved? --R C Sharma, PhD 16:48, 6 May 2011 (UTC))

## Nirmala Parameswaran

Hello everyone,

I have been given the task of introducing myself on this page.So I guess I should do it sincerely. Here goes. I am Mrs. Nirmala Parameswaran, more lovingly called NIMMI. Born in February, 1954, I am an Aquarian. Water carrier.

I was born in Mumbai to very loving parents. My father a chemist, ran a chemist shop in Bandra Mumbai, which was a name by itself. "Bandra Medical Stores." My mother a housewife was the backbone of our family and very tough. I have three brothers and so grew up more like a tomboy, feeding on cricket and football, rather than girlie games. Schooled at St. Joseph's Convent, Bandra and went on to graduate in Microbiology,from Bhavans college Andheri. I pursued my post gradution from Grant Medical college Mumbai, and worked on a medical project,"Early diagnosis of Pancreatitis." This won me the first prize at the international conference at Simla, in the late seventies. I have done my diploma in medical laboratory techniques and also cleared the 12th grade exams of Trinity college of London, in a good grade. A member of JCI (International Junior Chambers, I am the zone trainer, and working up the training ladder. I

Married, soon after my mother's demise, I shifted to Kerala, my native land, where we set up house in his portion of land. The kids came, a son Anil Kumar, and a daughter Savitha. while he is doing his MBA at Bradford, daughter Savitha is married and settled at Trivandrum. My husband is an Assoociate Professor at Amla Medical college, Trichur,in the depeartment of Pharmacology. Myself I have the post of a professor, and work as a guest faculty at an Engineering college nearby.

Besides this i have a very thriving business, running an education centre, NIMS", which teaches Communicative English, Personality Development, basics in French,and Abacus (SIP). Right now I am at Valapad, the house bequeathed to me by my DAD, and I am running a megacamp, till May 31st.

They say "You can take a girl out of Mumbai, but you cannot take Mumbai out of the girl."Thus I am rearing to go on wikieducator and enjoy full throttle. Thanks, NIMMI. (Mrs. Nirmala Parameswaran)

I am a dynamic young lady around fifty six years, and doing a lot of work in the field of education over the last thirty plus years.

I am at present running two institutions "NIMS" teaching communicative english and personality development, besides basics in French and Abacus. Enjoying it full blast. Right now I am running my summer camp and am proud to say that it is a success.. Come June and I return to my job as Professor, (guest faculty) at the Engineering college nearby. So far so good. more later, NIMMI. (Mrs.Nirmala Parameswaran.)
Re: Dear Nimmi, Very impressed with all that you do professionally. Sounds like you have your hands full. We hope that you will find this course inspiring as you might discover components that you could incorporate into your teaching in the classroom and it is fun too. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 14:40, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
Re: Hi Nirmala Parameswaran--Your struggleful life is good inspiration to us.-harbans
Re: Hello Nimmi, you are most welcome to this workshop. Hope you received my mails too in response to your query. Enjoy the workshop! --Ramesh Sharma 21:14, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
Re: Hello Nirmala madam, myself Dr.K.S.Ramakrishnan, TNOU, Chennai, India. I am happy to know that you have actively participating in this endeavour. As participants, we may share our ideas, problems, and ways to tackle them in some community space. Enjoy the workshop! --K.S.Ramakrishnan 06:56, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
(: Hi Nirmala (Nimmi), Neat to read all about you. I hope you don't mind but I have moved your profile from the top of the page to this area - the power of the wiki is that other people can add and change things we have written. It takes a little while to get used to it, and I am using a wiki with my students where they are able to change my teaching content - even while I am teaching it! Welcome to WikiEducator :) --Mverhaart 08:44, 28 April 2011 (UTC))

Hi Nirmala,Great to see you join this workshop.You quote "cannot take Mumbai...." is really interesting.Hope we could make this workshop a great event.Warm wishes--Khrachss 06:13, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

Re: Thank you Patricia, Ramesh, Harbans and Mverhaart, for the nice feedback. Regards,NIMS.(Mrs. Nirmala Parameswaran.)

• Hello Meverhaat, Frankly speaking, I am still getting used to this new concept. You are free to shift my stuff anyplace, so long as I get it..Thats all. More later, NIMS. Mrs Nirmala Parameswaran.(I moved this comment also :) Michael -Mverhaart 11:33, 30 April 2011 (UTC) try to click on the edit button next to the section you want to edit rather than the one at the top of the page)

• Dear Nimmi, see if you can add some of this to your personal page Nirmala Parameswaran. When you log in to WikiEducator your personal page is accessible by clicking on your name at the top of the page. Take small steps and you'll be amazed at how far you go - Michael (Mverhaart)
• Dear Nirmala Madam, Myself Dr. K.S.Ramakrishnan, a participant from Chennai. Within these three days, I have learnt how to create my Usepage by getting online help and watching other's pages. You may visit my page and get some clue. You may contact me for any help also. (K.S.Ramakrishnan) --Dr. K S Ramakrishnan 00:49, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

## Harbans Singh

Research on neuro-economics is showing that freely giving and sharing is a behavior that has had important survival function for human groups since earliest times "(Grimes 2003)
Wiki media foundation is approved by U S internal Revenue Service as an education foundation in the category Adult Continuing Education. This supported idea as Mahatma Gandhi said"Live as if you were to die tomorrow,learn as if you were to live for ever" Wiki media Foundation ,under commitment imagining world in which every single human being can freely sharing the sum of all knowlege.,
I understand that open Education Rresources Foundation is connecting to the individuals in the world offering opportunity to them to build capability and skill for sharing freely in the sum of knowledge. I surprise to note that from where does force of moitvation comes for these projects because I feel it is like a demand from child to bring moon to the earth?
I postgraduate in Economics with other courses on banking ,on line courses in education , retired as bank manager now in 60 further surprised to note that how such projects become viable by donations only? So I feel highly obliged to every one who has offered me oportunity to have interaction with participants and helping me to become capable for the good cause of the OER Foundation .I feel enjoying for getting more and more understanding about OER. As I am free of any family liabilty , So has the capacity to work more than 12 hours daily for understanding OER with the objective to have meaningful part of this life.

Re: Dear Harbans. I loved reading your comments above and found them very inspiring. They stand for what so many of us feel and put into action every day. I recommend to post your question under another separate tab on the Wiki Discussion page here, and see who will join you there. Welcome aboard. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 14:48, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
Re: -Respected Patricia Schlicht-Your immediate repond is so effective as it made me feel free to utilise this opportunity to learn from facilitator who has rich understanding and experience about OER. Thank you very much for offering me very encouraging interaction. -harbans
Re: Dear Harbans ji, Namaste! Your interest in OER is worth appreciating and also the fact that you are so motivated and committed. We surely be benefited from your experiences. With best wishes - --Ramesh Sharma 21:11, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
Re: Dear Harbans, neat that you are inspired to try OER.. I am still learning and know I still have lots more to explore. Happy wikking!! Michael -Mverhaart 11:31, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

## Ana Maria Panait

Hello everybody! My name is Ana Maria Panait and I am a volunteer with Community Empowerment Collective, after a couple of translations from English to Romanian, Italian, French and converting a few of the sites web pages to the new CSS format decided to create my account with WikiEducator at the advice of my coordinator and founder of Community Empowerment Collective (CEC), Dr. Phil Bartle. Best wishes.

Re: Dear Ana. Good to have you with us. I am very impressed at all the languages you speak and Dr. Phil Bartle is a good friend of WikiEducator and many of us, so you are among good friends. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 14:50, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
Re: Thank you, Patricia for the warm welcoming. Regards,--Ana Maria Panait 15:29, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
Re: Hi Ana Maria Panait-As a volunteer and skill of translations is good combination to become effective member of OER community. --harbans
Re: Hi Ana Maria madam, myself K.S.Ramakrishnan, Assistant Professor from India. As a co-learner, I extend my hearty welcome to you. I wish you to be an active contributor to the OER movement.--K.S.Ramakrishnan 07:06, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
Re: Hi Ana Maria - neat to have you in the group. Welcome -Mverhaart 09:22, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
Re: Thank you for the Welcome everybody. It is a pleasure to take part at this workshop and to meet people of different backgrounds from different parts of the World. Hope all of us will enjoy and learn from this enjoyable experience. --Ana Maria Panait 13:19, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

## Gudny Gudmundsdottir

Hello! My name is Gudny Gudmundsdottir. I work as a high school science teacher in Germany, and I am studying towards a teaching degree at the University of Iceland. I am icelandic.

hi Gundy . --Thanks for joing as paricipant.--harbans

Re: Hi Gudny! Myself K.S.Ramakrishnan, from India. I welcome you and wish a happy wiki learning. --Drksrk 14:38, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

(: Hello Gudny, I am also a science teacher, hope to have a lot of interaction here. Warm welcome to WE.--Dr. Gita Mathur 16:17, 28 April 2011 (UTC))
Re: Hi Gudny - neat to have you in the group. Welcome Michael (Mverhaart 11:52, 30 April 2011 (UTC))

## Marilyn Robb

Hello. I am Marilyn Robb. I teach at the University in Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean and also online. My areas of interest are Early Childhood Education, Social and Emotional Learning, Human Development and Educational Research. I need to learn all about wikis and how to use them so I hope I can achieve that in this course. I look forward to communicating with everyone.
Re: Dear Marilyn, Good to have you with us and I am sure you will find this course inspiring and thought provoking as to all the possibilities that will be open to you for also use in the classroom. On another note, I will write to you regarding a proposal I received and you seem to have the right background for this, if you are interested. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 16:09, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
Re: Hi Marilyn - neat to have you in the group. I hope you will learn lots about wikis and gain lots of new wiki friends. Welcome -Mverhaart 09:24, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
Re: Hello Marily, - Myself K.S.Ramakrishnan, from India. I welcome you for this endeavour and hope we shall collaborate and learn a lot. With best wishes. Welcome - K.S.Ramakrishnan 07:58, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
Re: hi Mailyn RObb- Looking forward to communicate with every one helps collaborative learning.--harbans
Thanks for the welcome everyone. Yes, Patricia ,I am interested in the proposal. Please send. Thanks

## Dr. K G Bhole

Hello everybody,

I am a associate professor in Physics. My specialization is Electronics, however currently I am also involved in teaching Information Technology, administering distance education center. My teaching experience is about 32 years. Located in Mumbai , India.
Re: Dear Dr Bhole, welcome to this workshop. I am sure the skills learned in this workshop will be useful to you to your teaching of information technology and other courses and improvement of teaching-learning on the whole. With regards, --R C Sharma, PhD 06:17, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
Re: Dear Dr. Bhole. I too teach IT and have been using wikis to deliver my content ( http://www.virtualmv.com/wiki ). A bit scary as students can change my content while I am teaching them! Neat to have you in the group. I hope you will learn lots about wikis and gain lots of new wiki friends. Welcome -Mverhaart 09:26, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
Re: Hi K.G.Bhole-- The rich experience of teaching makes enjoyful learning.----harbans
Re: Dear Dr Sharma, its true, Leaning Wiki is a good experience. It has also improved contacts with the peers. --K G Bhole, 09.02pm, 28th April 2011.
Re: Dear Dr Bhole, thats true! Thanks. --R C Sharma, PhD 19:10, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

## Dr. K.S.Ramakrishnan

Hello, I am Dr. K.S.Ramakrishnan, Assistant Professor, School of Education, Tamil Nadu Open University, Chennai, India.

I am teaching Educational Technology, Physical Science and Research Methodology at Masters level and guiding Ph.D. students in Mobile Learning, E-Learning, and Media and Communication. I personally believe that the Open Source Initiative is one of the wonderful concept of this decade. The Linux, OER, Wikipedia, etc are the outbreaks of this movement. Actually, this movement has brought educational resources from a selected few to the common man. That concept had attracted me and I would like to participate, share my ideas and contribute in my areas of teaching. In India, there is a scheme called Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (Education For All). I am planning to contribute to that movement in my mother tongue (Tamil). If anybody from the field of Education, you are most welcome. I am interested to collaborate with them and take up a project. Warm wishes
Re: Dear Dr Ramakrishnan, welcome to this workshop. It is nice to know about your profile. You are doing excellent work and I am sure people who are interested in contributing as Tamil experts will soon join you. Keep us posted about the work you are doing. All the best. --R C Sharma, PhD 06:13, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

Re: Dear Dr Ramakrishnan - neat to have you in the group. I hope you will learn lots about wikis and gain lots of new wiki friends. Welcome -Mverhaart 09:28, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
Re: Dr Ramakrishnan--- As for as my knowledge Tamil language is the only regional language in India leads in on line education.You are helping it to keep as leader,--harbans
Re: In India, only Sanskrit and Tamil are the two ancient languages which can be the mother of somany languages. In that way, if one learns Tamil, he or she may learn other languages easily. ---Drksrk 16:29, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

## Dr Hemlata Chari

- Hello all im dr hemlata from IDOL-Univ of Mumbai,i am working towards development of course material using wikieducator-OER & Moodle looking forward for this session sorry im a day late busy with exams
Re: Hello Hemlata ji, you are most welcome! It is not late as we are just starting the workshop. You can learn at your convenience. All the best, --R C Sharma, PhD 06:10, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
Re: Hello Hemlata - neat to have you in the group, the neat thing about the way the course is set up you can work through at your own pace depending on your workload. I hope you will learn lots about wikis and gain lots of new wiki friends. Welcome -Mverhaart 09:28, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
Re: Dr Chari - Sharing your pracictical experience towards development of course material
using wiki educator will be useful for participants.----harbans

• Hello Hemlata madam, myself K.S.Ramakrishnan, Assistant Professor, School of Education, TNOU, Chennai. As a faculty from ODL, Wiki will be very useful in contributing and collaborating. Wish you a happy learning. --Dr. K S Ramakrishnan 00:44, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

## Louisa Linterman

- Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa. Kia ora from Aotearoa New Zealand. It is good to be part of this muticultural global education community. The quality of open source educational software is amazing and just a little daunting at the moment! I look forward to getting up to speed so that I can make some contributions.
Hello wiki family, Francis Glasgow, IDCE, University of Guyana. Elated to be participating in this event. My work at IDCE includes administration, planning ODL Programmes, conducting research studies,attending workshops/seminars and some teaching, among other activities.I am looking forward to the next nine days.
(: Hi Louisa. Kia ora from Napier :). There is lots to learn in the OER area, and I am always learning something. Lots of neat people are working in this area (I changed your user name to the one created for you - Linterlo) - Welcome -Mverhaart 09:03, 28 April 2011 (UTC))
Re: Hello Louisa Madam. Wiki is the most happening thing in the Open Source movement. I hope you will learn a lot in this workshop and I extend a warm welcome.--Drksrk 14:34, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
Re: hi Louisa ---Thanks Wikieducator for offering us new experience of multicultural global education .-----harbans
Re: Dear Louisa. I full understand the frustrations starting with a new platform, but you will see, keep trying and soon you will become a skilled WikiMaster]. Never forget that we all started out just like you, so there is no question that cannot be asked or that seems too silly to ask. We are here to help. Be bold and daring and you will get the concept quickly. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 22:15, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

## Jerry Miner

I hope that wikieducator will have potential in developing horticultural train the trainer courses in East Africa. I am a consultant for Global Horticulture Initiative located at FAO in Rome however I work out of my home in Wolfville, Nova Scotia in the beautiful Annapolis Valley. Best learning wishes to you all.

hi jery - It is appreciable objective to use wikieducator for horticulture.--harbans
(: Jerry, Welcome to WikiEducator. I am a Botanist and I am sure you will find a nice group of people who share your interest in Horticulture. We can collaborate & develop the resources with inputs from many participants. Right now work on the daily tutorials and develop the skills. Looking forward to seeing your userpage grow. Warm wishes --Dr. Gita Mathur 16:26, 28 April 2011 (UTC))
Dear Jerry, Welcome to WikiEducator. Myself K.S.Ramakrishnan, from Chennai, India. I am an educationist and I am a participant of the online workshop. I am sure you will like this endeavour as an interesting one and you will surely enjoy it. We can create content by collaborating with many other participants. Looking forward to seeing your userpage grow. Warm wishes ----Drksrk 16:33, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
Re: Hi Jerry, you must be pleased you can help in this very important area of horticultural training. Neat to have you onboard. Happy wikking Michael ( Mverhaart 11:50, 30 April 2011 (UTC))

## Heather Piper

Hello all! I am a Muscular Therapist here in Maine. I just finished my first online course as an attendant, I wanted to try this again, so here I am.
I currently teach courses in the classroom environment and am looking to get some of my coursework online.
Is everyone going to watch the Royal Wedding tomorrow? Have a nice weekend. Heather

• Hi Heather.Really happy to see people from all walks of life coming together at wikieducator!Hope we could make this a great event.Warm wishes.Abdul--Khrachss 06:27, 29 April 2011 (UTC)
• Dear Heather, Online facilitation is multi-facet and very versatile since our 19,000+ global educator community comes from all walks of life, which always makes for a wonderful and colourful environment. Welcome aboard. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 22:11, 29 April 2011 (UTC)
• Dear Heather. The wedding was pretty spectacular and we enjoyed watching it last night (New Zealand time). I know working on your own on online courses can be difficult at times so let us know when you need help. All the best to get to the end :) Michael ( Mverhaart 11:47, 30 April 2011 (UTC))

I am Abdul,a teacher from Kerala,India.I teach English in a higher secondary school in Calicut.I am really happy to see a few others from this part of the world joining the workshop.Wikieducator has been one of my 'most visited' sites and I have been around for quite sometime.Being a teacher I am really excited about wikieducator and I hope that this workshop would enlighten me with new ideas and more friends.Looking forwards to working and learning with you--Khrachss 06:25, 29 April 2011 (UTC) Abdul

• Dear Abdul, As already indicated to you under my profile here, welcome back. Good to have you with us. There is always much more to learn and the successes you have and can implement are based on your willingness to go the exta mile. I know you have done this so I comment you for this. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 22:13, 29 April 2011 (UTC)
• Hi Abdul, I see you have made a good start to the course. Neat to have you involved. Happy wikking Michael ( Mverhaart 11:44, 30 April 2011 (UTC) )

(: Dear Abdul, thanks, you are right that WikiEducator is very useful to teachers. With best wishes, --R C Sharma, PhD 19:12, 30 April 2011 (UTC))

## Elizabeth

Hello everyone, My names are Elizabeth Mbasu. I am a member of wikieducator since 2008. I believe there is no end to learning and I'd like to learn any new skills during these training. For the last 2 years,I have been interested in starting an open and distance learning secondary school in Kenya though I have been experiencing difficulties here and there. I believe this course will refresh my mind and thinking as I develop a proposal to present to the Ministry of Education for approval. I should learn strategies for use of OERs for the school.
• Dear Elizabeth. It is always nice to meet old friends again, and here you are. Welcome again. Good to have you with us. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 22:10, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

(: Dear Elizabeth, nice to meet you here, encouraging new members as a co-participant has its own charm. Hope we all will learn more from this workshop. Warm wishes.--Dr. Gita Mathur 02:20, 30 April 2011 (UTC))
Re: Dear Elizabeth, great that you have joined the course. Let us know if there is anything in particular you want to know as you have been a wikkipedian for some years now. Happy wikking Michael (-Mverhaart 11:41, 30 April 2011 (UTC))

{{Note| Dear Elizabeth Madam, nice to hear that you have been in wiki since 2008. Myself K.S.Ramakrishnan, a participant of EL4C 50 wiki skills workshop. I get encouraged by you. Hope to learn many things from you. Warm wishes.--Dr. K S Ramakrishnan 00:35, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

(: Dear Elizabeth, nice to meet you here, encouraging new members as a co-participant has its own charm. Hope we all will learn more from this workshop. Warm wishes.--Dr. Gita Mathur 02:20, 30 April 2011 (UTC))
Re: Dear Elizabeth, great that you have joined the course. Let us know if there is anything in particular you want to know as you have been a wikkipedian for some years now. Happy wikking Michael (-Mverhaart 11:41, 30 April 2011 (UTC))

(: Thanks everyone for welcoming me--Elizabeth )

## Dr. Pratap Singh Rana

Hi, Patricia Madam, I feel a great pleasure to join you . I Hope that I would have been able to gain a lot to go ahead and experiment with my wiki pages.I expect that it will definitely useful to my students.I am Hopeful that I would always turn to you for your guidance and support even after this workshop. With Warm regards--Dr. Pratap Singh Rana 10:23, 29 April 2011

• Dear Pratap. The pleasure is mutual and we are happy that you could find the time to join us. Please look under the "edit" button on this page, how I have indicated your user name, to appear not as red link which would indicate that you have no content on that page or an account has not been registered yet. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 22:06, 29 April 2011 (UTC)
• Dear Pratap sir, myself Dr. K.S.Ramakrishnan, a participant from Chennai, India. I am a participant of the eL4C50 workshop and I have great pleasure in inviting all other participants and sharing the ideas. Warm wishes----Dr. K S Ramakrishnan 01:40, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

(: Dr. Pratap, welcome to this workshop. I will be happy to see your page grow. Warm wishes.--Dr. Gita Mathur 02:25, 30 April 2011 (UTC))

## User:Nisha singh

Greetings to all. I am a teacher educator by profession and during my two year working assignment at IGNOU i got interested in Wiki. Presently I have joined back MJP Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, UP. I had also attended the earlier workshops but due to one reason or the other could not devote much time . Planning to reach higher level and contribute by developing some teaching learning material as OER. With warm regards Nisha Singh

• Welcome to WikiEducator Nisha.It is never too late to learn something new and I am glad you have decided to join us fir this exciting learning opportunity. Welcome aboard. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 22:09, 29 April 2011 (UTC)
• Welcome to Nisha Singh. Myself Dr. K.S.Ramakrishnan, School of Education, Tamil Nadu Open University, Chennai. I am a participant in the eL4C50 workshop. Really learning Wiki is an useful thing for all the teacher and teacher educators. I welcome you and wish you all the best. --Dr. K S Ramakrishnan 01:35, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

Re: welcome to Wikieducator.----Harbans Singh 03:47, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
Re: Hi Nisha. Good to have you involved. Hope you gain a lot from this course. Happy wikking - Michael (-Mverhaart 11:38, 30 April 2011 (UTC))

## Veena Dhume

Hello everyone, I am a retired secondary school teacher from Abhinav Vidyalaya, Pune India. I teach english and history/ civics. I did a stint teaching spoken english to B.ed students. I hope to learn Wiki Skills and wish for everyone's co-operation. With Regards Veena
Re: Hi Veena - Could you add your name to the Participants list - Neat to have you onboard Michael (-Mverhaart 11:37, 30 April 2011 (UTC)) (wondering how could I have missed you being on the list !! -Mverhaart 10:33, 1 May 2011 (UTC))
Re: Hello Veena ji, thanks for joining us. In fact yesterday I met Dr Kalpana and it was so nice to see her after almost two years! BTW: your name is there in the Participants list at Sr #49. With best wishes, --R C Sharma, PhD 19:02, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

Re: Dear Veena. Cooperation and collaboration is one of WikiEducator's strong traits, so you have come to the right place and will soon experience something that you have never experienced before in this way, the power of our wonderful educator community. Good to have you with us. Warm wishes --Patricia Schlicht 16:16, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

## Sean Rogers

I am Sean Rogers residing in Trinidad and Tobago, I am a telecommunications engineer and I am happy to be participating in the L4C50 workshop.--Seannn9 18:54, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

Re: Dear Sean, so good to see you once more in this workshop. I remember you wanted to take up a project on WikiEducator related to culture. Hope you are working towards. With best wishes,--R C Sharma, PhD 19:09, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
Re: Dear Sean, good to see you here. I can see that you have done a lot of work on your page, great! Hope you reach the WikiBuddy certification during this workshop. --Dr. Gita Mathur 02:20, 1 May 2011 (UTC)
Re: Dear Sean, Nice to have you with us again. How is your project coming along? Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 16:15, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

• Dear Sean, I am K.S.Ramakrishnan, an Assistant Professor from Chennai, India. I am a participant of EL4C 50 workshop. Hope you could have learnt some skills. Visit other's pages and in that way we can learn in the Wiki Way. With Warm Regards.--Dr. K S Ramakrishnan 00:38, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

## Simon-Peter K. Aheto

I am Simon-Peter Kafui Aheto an Educationist by Profession and Educational advocate by passion. Currently, I am the General Manager of PEC School in Nsawam, Ghana. My hopes are very high that with WikiEducator there is a future for Open Educational Resources. I can be contacted via inbox Thank you. Re: Hello, Your page is very well laid out & colourful. I am looking forward to OER's you are working on. Keep adding & try to reach WikiBuddy certification during this workshop. --Dr. Gita Mathur 08:13, 2 May 2011 (UTC)
• Thank you very much Dr. Gita Mathur. I hope to reach that far through this workshop.--Kafuiaheto 08:25, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

(: Hello Simon-Peter, good to see you again. I do hope that you will continue to work on your project in this workshop too! With best wishes, Ramesh Sharma 15:03, 3 May 2011 (UTC))

• Thank you Ramesh, I hope to have a good time here again. --Kafuiaheto 14:35, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

## Tyler Heaton

My name is Tyler Heaton. I am an Instructional Designer at the University of Lethbrige in Alberta, Canada. I am excited to be studying wiki editing, and peripherally communities of practice. I look forward to being a part of this community and learning along side everyone. -- Tyler Heaton 10:46, 9 May 2011 (UTC -6:00)