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Acknowledging your achievements

Community Kudos
WikiEducator has instituted a tiered structure to acknowledge your achievements and to earn community kudos. In this way we recognise a new generation of skilled educators who collaborate online developing free educational resources.

This is a peer-recognition system with a difference - the WikiEducator family provides the resources and community support for You to attain the accolade and reputation of a WikiMaster.

Levels of mastery

Rites of passage to become a WikiMaster!
The formal university sector recognises the value of the apprenticeship model in the formation of scholars. Bachelors are promoted to masters and under the guidance of an experienced researcher, and a student submits a thesis as evidence of their scholarship. Some students elect to continue with a Doctorate and for those pursuing an academic career, the ultimate accolade for a scholar in the formal university sector is a Professorship.

The WikiEducator community recognises the strengths of the apprenticeship model where more experienced individuals in the community demonstrate their commitment by sharing knowledge freely with newcomers wanting to develop these skills. Similarly, experienced WikiEducators guide Newbies on their journey to achieve mastery in our community. WikiEducator "students" demonstrate their scholarship through the quality of their content submissions.


Skills Development Process

Newbies start their journey with an Apprenticeship in WikiEducator, which provides the necessary skills to join our community of content developers. There are two sub-levels of Apprenticeship to attain the status of a WikiBuddy - a person who develops his/her own mastery in wiki skills, and uses WikiEducator communication and educational tools to support and work with other WikiEducators in achieving their goals. The WikiBuddy role is an essential part of our community-building and sustainability.

A WikiBuddy can invest further in the WikiEducator skills development process, and become a WikiArtisan - a person who is a well-versed WikiEducator professional who has developed free educational content and understands the WikiEducator way: our learning design requirements; quality assurance procedures; and the values of the free knowledge community. WikiArtisans are a cornerstone in our WikiEducator community.

You can choose to deepen and broaden your skills in our community by becoming a WikiTrainer, and continue your journey to achieve the Masters Level status in WikiEducator, WikiMaster.

Applying for certification

WikiEducators must apply for certification. Typically WikiEducators with a higher level certification will evaluate your application.

STEP 1

Evaluating your own skills, confirm which level you are applying for (i.e. WikiApprentice Level 1, WikiApprentices, Level 2, WikiBuddy etc.) and submit your application below.

WikiBuddy

STEP 2

Submit your application.



Apply for certification


You must:

  • have a valid WikiEducator user account
  • have clearly demonstrated the output skills for which you are applying on your user page or subpages linked from your user page (an evidence portfolio)
  • Login to WikiEducator with your own username and password before you can submit your application.


Skill levels

WikiApprentice

WikiBuddy

WikiArtisan

WikiTrainer

WikiMaster

Community certifiers

WikiEducator's WikiMaster certifiers volunteer to assist with user requested certifications listed on the request for certifications page. They monitor community requests and evaluate demonstrated skills against the output requirements for each level. Typically, a certifier must have a higher level of certification than the level being requested. The following WikiEducators have volunteered their time to assist with this community service.


Certificate Name Current certification
Wayne Mackintosh WikiArtisan
Victor Mensah WikiArtisan
Patricia Schlicht WikiArtisan
Nellie Deutsch WikiArtisan
Sanjay Kumar Pandagale WikiArtisan
Rob Kruhlak WikiArtisan
Dr. Gita Mathur WikiArtisan
Savithri Singh WikiArtisan
Jenni Parker WikiArtisan
Vincent Kizza WikiArtisan
Benjamin Stewart WikiArtisan
Ramesh Sharma WikiArtisan
Alison Snieckus WikiBuddy
J. Randolph Radney WikiArtisan
Randy Fisher (aka WikiRandy) WikiArtisan
Anil Prasad WikiArtisan
Fabian Tompsett WikiBuddy
Pankaj Khare WikiArtisan

Certification Guidance



Here the WikiEducator community offers another service. If you need some guidance from the experienced community members to master the skill sets and satisfy other conditions that are required for getting wiki skill certifications, you can request it here using the registration forms given below

Use this form for requesting guidance for WikiApprentice Level 1 and Level 2 Certifications..


Use this form is for requesting guidance for WikiBuddy Certification.


Use this form is for requesting guidance for WikiArtisan Certification.

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