Pilot Projects

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Purpose of a Pilot Project

A pilot project is a great way to learn how WikiEducator works, and experience its power, flexibility and utility. Did I mention the WE Community too?

WE can be Your Strategic Partner

WE can help you leverage your investment of time, money and resources to achieve significant economies of scale and affordable publishing options, sustainable networks and communities and global projects with high levels of ROI (return-on-investment). For example, high tech companies have learned that 'being successful' is about seeking strategic resources, funding and expertise from strategic investors and partners. They've learned that it makes sense to pursue 10% of a $100 million pie vs. 100% of a $1 million pie.

WE has developed a successful, sustainable and scalable and very cost-effective E-Learning model, using an Apprenticeship Model with tangible Certification outputs. If you are considering developing a project / program, and want to teach or facilitate it, we can help you apply it to your expertise or interest. Please read our Frequently-Asked Questions page.


Open & Distance Learning / Blended Learning Expertise

WE has significant resources and expertise to help you improve the instructional design of your learning activities, so that it is even more effective in the classroom or delivered online. We are pleased to share our experiences. This includes blended learning and Web 2.0/3.0 tools, methods and techniques

Stakeholder Engagement & Community/Organizational Development Expertise

WE also has significant resources to help you engage your stakeholders, and increase their 'buy-in', ownership and pride in your projects. We invite you to work with us.

Free Infrastructure, Technical Advice & Web 2.0/3.0 Support

WE's Community of Support can help you with your technical needs as you develop your pilot project.

Active Learning Community & Global Network of Educational Institutions and Leaders

The WE Community has a global network of relationships with educational leaders and policy-makers, organizations and institutions.

Randy Fisher (aka Wikirandy)

Test Drive WikiEducator!

To know what WE can do for you, you have to experience the powerful collaboration benefits of WikiEducator for yourself. WE recommend starting with a simple, low-risk point of entry (i.e., a 'mini-project').

Experience An Accelerated Cycle of Collaboration, including:

A Topic is a "Project" on WikiEducator

A Learning Activity as a Project

Copyright and Licensing

WE believe the highest value of content is when it is up-to-date and contextually- and culturally relevant.

Can you recall using a textbook or taking a course that was based on events that took place 5, 10 or even 20 years ago (i.e., missing critical events such as the Internet or the election of a new head of state). Can you recall taking a course with only US examples, when you live in Ghana, Australia or Malaysia? When educational resources are out-of-date and not culturally-relevant, learners disengage, discount the learning experience and materials, and begin seeking other alternatives.

Facilitating the Process: Stakeholder and Community Engagement

Tip: Planning for Organisational Change, Resistance and Transition is critical

An essential ingredient in the success of any Pilot Project is stakeholder / community engagement. Please share your idea for a pilot project with your WikiTrainer, or WikiAmbassador, and we will help you move it to the next level. We can help you:

  • anticipate internal orgaganisation change, resistance and transition issues;
  • identify project champions and strategic partners
  • facilitate stakeholder engagement
  • strengthen community development, communications, networking and capacity-building
  • test and implement performance interventions
  • design and deliver training to build skills and Professional Development opportunities
  • ensure strategic alignment with your organisation's objectives and optimise return-on-investment.

Decisions, decisions, decisions

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Action Items

Make a Financial Contribution to Support WikiEducator

If you are planning a pilot project, we ask you to join and/or consider making a financial contribution to support WikiEducator. The project is part of the independent, nonprofit Open Education Resource (OER) Foundation. We rely on your generous support in achieving our goals.

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