Learning contract

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The Learning4Content Project. WikiEducator, Hosted by the Commonwealth of Learning - www.wikieducator.org - www.wikieducator.org/Learning4Content

WikiEducator is a community project working collaboratively on the development of free educational materials for all levels and sectors in support of all national curricula by 2015. We need your help.

  • Name of participant:
  • Organisation:
  • Country of residence:

By signing this learning contract I commit to completing my training in basic wiki editing skills to achieve the status of a Wikibuddy (according to the skills specification in Annexure A attached). I will complete all the learning activities designed to support my learning and agree to allocate approximately 8 hours to my learning efforts.

WikiEducator will provide free access to our self-study tutorials. Furthermore, the WikiEducator community will support your learning through a training workshop and online support forum to answer any questions you may have on your journey to becoming a Wikibuddy.

In return for this free training opportunity, I will share some of my knowledge by developing at least one free content resource licensed under a CC-BY-SA or CC-BY license which can be used by myself (and others) on WikiEducator. I agree to developing a learning resource (between 30 and 60 minutes of student learning time) in the subject or topic of my choice on WikiEducator. I am planning to develop (mark the appropriate box):

  1. A handout or worksheet to support classroom teaching
  2. A professional development resource for educators or trainers
  3. An workshop resource
  4. A subsection for a free textbook resource or handbook
  5. A unit or section for a distance education study guide
  6. Other, please specify:

I will complete my learning resource by (specify date

Signature: --MKH 22:22, 28 November 2008 (UTC)


Note: Please sign and fax the first page of this contract to your workshop facilitator.

ANNEXURE A: SKILLS Specification for learning contract

Level Skills required Evidence
Apprentice Level 1 (About 3 hours learning) Basic text formatting including:
  • bold
  • italics
  • headings for different levels
  • bullet lists
  • numbered lists
  • Register an Account on WikiEducator
  • Complete Newbie survey;
  • Complete personal information on
  • WikiEducator user page demonstrating the use of:
  • bold
  • italics
  • headings and sub-headings
  • Lists
  • Explain the wiki concept to a friend
Apprentice Level 2 (About 2 hours learning) Basic editing skills including:
  • External links using the "piped" link feature
  • Internal links to existing pages using a "pipe"
  • Creating a new page (internal link)
  • Uploading images, including:
  • Type (thumb or frame)
  • Placement (left, right & centre)
  • Size
  • Caption
User page to inlcude:
  • A link to an external website, for example place of work using a pipe;
  • A link to an internal page, for example adding a link to the user's respective Country page and adding their name to the country page.
  • Inserting a framed or thumbnail image with a caption on the user page, for example a photograph of the user.
Wikibuddy (About 3 hours learning) Use of communication tools and educational layout features, including:
  • Using recent changes and history information
  • Reverting an edit
  • Use of the WikiEducator mailing list
  • Leaving a message for a WikiEducator user in WikiEducator
  • Providing feedback or comments on a WikiEducator content page
  • Inserting a pedagogical template
  • User page to include at least 1 pedagogical template
  • History of user page must show a revert of a "planned" mistake
  • User contributions must show both a comment left on one of WikiEducator's content pages as well as a personal message posted to an active WikiEducator user.
  • Introduce yourself to at least two WikiEducators.
  • Developed one lesson or content resource for WikiEducator (between 30 and 60 minutes of student learning time)
  • Monitor & Track WikiEducator's Recent Changes page for opportunities for collaborative editing and help a friend by making at least of interest to you make 4 edits/improvements.
  • Evidence of demonstrating WikiEducator to a friend showing how it works.