Comments re Certification Policy

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Wayne, Hi

Just had a quick look at your request for comments re certification policy. One comment:

A WikiArtisan is a multi-skilled and experienced WikiEducator professional who has developed a respectable share of WikiEducator content. DEFINE DEVELOPMENT OF RESPECTABLE SHARE OF WE CONTENT

NOT ALL PEOPLE ON WE ARE EDUCATORS OR WILL EVER BECOME ONE. THE WAY IT IS LAID OUT TODAY, AND BEING A WIKIBUDDY, IT WOULD BE THE HIGHEST LEVEL A PERSON LIKE MYSELF COULD EVER REACH AS I DO NOT DESIGN LEARNING CONTENTS (WELL, I COULD BUT IT MIGHT HAVE SOME WHOLES SOMEBODY ELSE WOULD HAVE TO FIX, AN EDUCATOR OR LEARNING DESIGNER)

iF A WikiArtisan is well-versed with learning design requirements, quality assurance procedures; AND the values of the free knowledge community (which a person like myself would be too, how do we cover the 1000s of people like myself?? in this process. Are we stopping them in their tracks by certifying them never to become WikiArtisans, if they have to be Educators like you say? Anybody can grow, can't they?

You say that a WikiArtisan has earned this status through demonstrated contributions to the community (I surely satisfy this requirement), the attainment of a high level of proficiency in wiki skills (I would consider myself well versed but there is still a lot to be learned) and an intimate understanding of the values underpinning our community (I do understand the work the values underpinning the community and learn sthg new every day).

Just a thought. Thanks Patricia

Pschlicht (talk)05:09, 17 February 2008