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Feedback

  • Details of date and which community are needed in the Brief History section of the page. Thanks! :-) --Rogerhc 02:55, 20 December 2006 (CET)
  • A bold easy to locate Mission statement would be great on About page. Thanks! :-) --Rogerhc 02:55, 20 December 2006 (CET)

I thought we would be using the Foundation's Mission Statement, Something like, we aspire for a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. That is our committment --Simonfj 22:57, 11 December 2007 (CET)

Rogerhc - thanks for the recommendations - will get to this as soon as I have a gap in the schedule. I agree this is needed and will prioritise the suggestions. Cheers --Mackiwg 03:02, 20 December 2006 (CET)

Currently WikiEducator seems to be focused on Adult Education. Initially, I was thinking it was to be more focused on secondary education (Grade 8 to 12). When you think of the MDG and education for all I believe the WikiEducator should focus on K12 education. Then of course, it would also need to focus on Adult Ed. for one of the big issues in meeting MDG is the availability of K12 educators, who are adults. In the WikiEducator:About it may be helpful to discuss the focus of the curriculum being developed. Or maybe this would be part of the roadmap. Let me know if you need assistance with any of these -- Peter Rawsthorne 21:05, 23 April 2007 (CEST)

Thanks for the feedback Peter. WikiEducator focuses on all levels of the curriculum, K12, Post-secondary, Vocational ed and informal education settings. We need to make this more clear on the about page. Help is always well recieved ..;-). Cheers --Mackiwg 06:23, 24 April 2007 (CEST)

Ideas for rewrite, etc.

Clarify "the education curriculum" under Strategy - see for example this page which elaborates slightly. K 00:26, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

Focus

I think the focus is provided by the contributors. If there are more people working on K-12 then the focus will shift there, if the Adult Educ people are more active they will provide focus. Ideally there will be a health balance, but I think the focus up to now has been driven by COLs idea of enabling educators First, so that they can then spread the word ... and Alas, educators need training too.

Anyway, I've linked to the entry for w:Free_Culture_movement on wikipedia, as most people I know think of the phrase "Freedom Movement" as describing jungle based leftist rebels, but the article there is rather lacking :-(

I've also modified the last point of the focus statement as I think wikieducator should aim at lowering the cost of education in general and in any way possible, it just so happens that we believe that the use of free content is the best way we know and which is available to us. I'm sure someone might make the argument like "Yes, wikieducator lowers the cost of using free content, but incorporating free content into main-stream education will actually increase the overall cost of education, because it will mean that teachers will have to think about the content they deliver", or some other lame argument that would phaze me :-( --Phsi 10:21, 25 April 2007 (CEST)

Philip - I agree that the community projects will determine focus. The important point from my perspective is that all education levels and sectors should feel welcome to participate in WikiEducator. It would be great to have "portals" and node pages for these.
Good idea to put in the link to the Free Culture movement - thanks.
I like the modification on the last focus statement. Quality improvements already! --Mackiwg 00:04, 26 April 2007 (CEST)

Top-down or bottom-up?

Hi Wayne, congratulations for the new layout of the main page and especially the new entrance structure. Our site has become much more accessible like that. Unfortunately for me as a non-native speaker with restricted vocabulary, especially technical terms, I often have to wonder about the meaning of words. F. ex. what do you mean by “Highlights up to an average of a 1000 hits per day“? Does it mean these sub-pages get 1000 hit’s a day? Or what is a „scalable capacity development“? A „one stop "portal"„? And then another more fundamental question concerning your 3 Phases: This process sounds well structured, what I like about it, but if someone would like to start with production of Open Educational Materials on WikiEd right now, he will be maybe discouraged, because this is only timely in Phase 3. And shouldn’t we just go ahead and see what the users of our materials give as feedbacks? You propose a top-down process, f. ex. first producing „developing free content on how to develop free content“ and then using the guidelines, but how if we do not yet really know how to do it and first have to make our experiences? This would need a more bottom-up procedure. Shouldn’t we include this in the article? Günther White Eagle

Community Governance Model

Wayne / Others:

What specifically is the "Community Governance Model" related to WikiEducator? I see a reference to it, but no details.

wikirandy

Hi Wikirandy, the Community Governance Model refers to the Interim Advisory Board which is made up from members of the WikiEd community. Note: There is an easier way to sign your signature - when you're logged in and in the edit window just click on Button sig.png which will automatically insert your signature and date stamp. WikiEducator's community governance should not me confused with the Wikigovernance project which is a more generic project about governance and not specifically related to the governance of WikiEducator.

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Thread titleRepliesLast modified
Top-down or bottom-up?015:21, 28 November 2011
Community Governance Model015:18, 28 November 2011
Updated facts?121:56, 12 April 2011
Promote a learning culture withinan organisation004:58, 23 February 2010

Top-down or bottom-up?

This is a repost Hi Wayne, congratulations for the new layout of the main page and especially the new entrance structure. Our site has become much more accessible like that. Unfortunately for me as a non-native speaker with restricted vocabulary, especially technical terms, I often have to wonder about the meaning of words. F. ex. what do you mean by “Highlights up to an average of a 1000 hits per day“? Does it mean these sub-pages get 1000 hit’s a day? Or what is a „scalable capacity development“? A „one stop "portal"„? And then another more fundamental question concerning your 3 Phases: This process sounds well structured, what I like about it, but if someone would like to start with production of Open Educational Materials on WikiEd right now, he will be maybe discouraged, because this is only timely in Phase 3. And shouldn’t we just go ahead and see what the users of our materials give as feedbacks? You propose a top-down process, f. ex. first producing „developing free content on how to develop free content“ and then using the guidelines, but how if we do not yet really know how to do it and first have to make our experiences? This would need a more bottom-up procedure. Shouldn’t we include this in the article? Günther White Eagle

Myrtone (talk)15:21, 28 November 2011

Community Governance Model

This is a repost

Wayne / Others:

What specifically is the "Community Governance Model" related to WikiEducator? I see a reference to it, but no details.

wikirandy

Hi Wikirandy, the Community Governance Model refers to the Interim Advisory Board which is made up from members of the WikiEd community. Note: There is an easier way to sign your signature - when you're logged in and in the edit window just click on Button sig.png which will automatically insert your signature and date stamp. WikiEducator's community governance should not me confused with the Wikigovernance project which is a more generic project about governance and not specifically related to the governance of WikiEducator
Myrtone (talk)15:18, 28 November 2011

Updated facts?

I'd be interested in obtaining updated facts related to WE.

Bnleez (talk)13:57, 12 April 2011

Is there something specific you are looking for?

There is usage data available at http://WikiEducator.org/stats/ and http://WikiEducator.org/stats/reports.

JimTittsler (talk)21:56, 12 April 2011
 

Promote a learning culture withinan organisation

Promote a learning culture within an organisation[edit | edit source]

Discuss how to investigate and analyse the status of the learning culture within an organisation. This question is based on the following guidelines:

* The organisation may want to implement a new training or improve productivity.
within the organisation. The discussion is assessed according to the following 5 assessment    
criteria as given in the table below:

Write your discussion here

Assessment Criteria
  • The analysis to be based on information derived from training and development plans, reports, interviews and observation.
  • Information is gathered from relevant and representative sources. The range of sources utilised is sufficient to confirm the accuracy and validity of the information across the full spectrum of the organisation .
  • The analysis defines the extent to which learning is needed within the organisation across levels of work and/or functional work areas.
  • The analysis identifies the status of learning and the learning culture in terms of quantitative and qualitative indicators.
  • The analysis identifies possible explanations for the current status of the learning culture, whether positive or negative, in terms of historical trends, current influences and future prospects.
  • The analysis identifies the potential contribution of learning and development to the attainment of organisational and individual goals.


Colonel (talk)04:58, 23 February 2010