Campaign Page for Randy Fisher
- to build and mobilise a welcoming and sustainable community of support for WikiEducators - engaging and retaining the young and the older folks; formal educators and those less so; the geeky and the technically challenged
- to facilitate and strengthen opportunities for collaboration - on projects and across geographic and cultural boundaries
- to reach out to others and build networks that work - with strategic relationships that add value to WikiEducator and the people and organizations involved.
- to develop a fundraising strategy so that WikiEd can be financially-stable and sustainable
How I Became a WikiEducator
Slightly more than one year ago, I joined WikiEducators around the world in achieving our ambitious goal developing a free and open education curriculum for the world by 2015.
To start things off, I attended WikiEducator's 1st Tectonic Shift Think Tank at the Commonwealth of Learning (April 11-13, 2007) that brought together an international group of thought leaders to explore technical options for the young wiki site.
While it was intimidating to be among such techno-folks, I also found them to be surprisingly open and receptive to my contributions about the importance of building 'Community' - of engaging and retaining current WikiEducators, and reaching out to future WikiEducators in line with their particular interests.
After this 3-day meeting, I realized that I could use my talents in organization development, marketing, communications and network-collaboration to help the WikiEducator Community innovate and include others in a sustainable way. Professionally, I am specifically interested in projects that build capacity, leverage relationships and results, improve performance and lead to smooth implementation within communities, networks, alliances and consortia.
I then decided to devote one hour a day to support the growth of the Community, and the rest, as they say, is 'history'.
My Contributions to WikiEducator
- WikiEd 1st Techtonic Shift Think Tank – participant
- Community needs analysis and building strategy
- WikiNeighbourly behaviour and LOTS of facilitation to help people to feel welcome and part of our Community.
- Development of WikiEd Roles descriptions (i.e., WikiAmbassadors, WikiNeighbours)
- WikiEducation Skills Certification process, policies & levels of mastery - development assistance
- WikiEd Survey of New Account Holders (Newbies) - input and feedback
- WikiEducator Tutorials - input & feedback
- Monitoring & Evaluation project - input & feedback
- Cluster development, outreach and matchmaking including:
- Secured donations of 30+ Science and Chemistry labs by BC Science Teacher (retired) Jim Hebden, now being converted to Open Office by Dennis Doe
- Heywire8 Think Tank - input & feedback (remote participant)
- MA coursework (Fielding Graduate University); Complexity Theory, Self-Organization and WikiEducator article / assignment.
- Learning4Content Tutorials (online and in-person) - design, input & feedback & revision
- Revamping L4C Tutorials and creating Facilitator's Guide
- suggested improvements and co-facilitation (July 28-August 8, 2008 - with Leigh Blackall)
- Learning4Content brochure - development
- Open Source Geospatial Foundation, BC Chapter, July 2008
- Digital Information Literacy (DIL) class / Q&A - to NZ students
What I Bring to the Role
- passion, advocacy and belief in the merit of what WE are trying to achieve
- values of freedom and openness
- an ability to facilitate and build capacity in organization and individuals.
- an understanding of eLearning
- an understanding of organization / community development
Confirmation of Nomination
- --Wayne Mackintosh 22:54, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
- --SteveFoerster 20:03, 11 July 2008 (UTC)
- --Pankaj 08:12, 12 July 2008 (UTC)
- --White Eagle 09:45, 14 July 2008 (UTC)
- --Victor P. K. Mensah 15:41, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
- --Dennis S. Doe 09:52, 16 July 2008 (UTC)
- --Cgeith11:22, 21 July 2008 (UTC)
- --Peter Rawsthorne 03:16, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
- --Ktucker 16:26, 23 July 2008 (UTC)
- --Anil Prasad 08:25, 24 July 2008 (UTC)
- --Savithri Singh 18:40 24 July 2008 (UTC)
- --Vivek Sharma--Viv 07:19, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
- --Patricia Schlicht 11:53 20 August 2008 (UTC)