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Our Objectives for WikiEducator in Canada

"The more we can learn from each other, the better we can all be."

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The objectives for my country are:
  • to identify opportunities to train people in wiki skills
  • to identify opportunities to for donated educational resources and materials
  • to strengthen our WikiEducator community in Canada


News & Activities


December 2007

  • Stephen Downes has named and awarded WikiEducator the top spot - best educational wiki. Please refer to this Article, December 2007

November 2007

  • Jim Hebden, retired high school teacher in BC donates wealth of learning resources to WikiEducator. - He has a wonderful set of chemistry resources. A special thank you to the BC Science Teachers Association website. November 2007


Introductions, Referrals

  • Jim Hebden introduces Randy Fisher to Gord Stewart, Executive Director of Big Little Science Center, of Kamloops, BC. He has begun using WikiEducator, and we are exploring opportunities to work together., December 2007
  • Earle Peach, Vancouver-based social activist, composer choirmaster and music teacher introduces Randy Fisher to Seth Bopke of Ghana, who is interested in using WikiEducator for his journalism school activities in Ghana, December 2007

Action Items & Responsibilities

  • coming soon - click here

Learning materials - Donations and/or Commitments

WE are actively seeking donations of Learning Materials for the WikiEducator community ~ who in turn will localise and adapt them for their local context. If you, or someone you know has learning materials (lesson plans, handouts, case studies, briefing notes) to donate, please visit WikiEducator's Donation Page, or contact Randy Fisher.


  • Math and English Lessons - College of the Rockies, (see Commonwealth of Learning press release). Thanks Dr. Nick Rubidge & Gina Bennett
  • Chemistry Resources (Gr. 11 & 12) - donated by retired BC Science Teacher, Jim Hebden. Thanks also to Ross Spina, BC School District 73, of Kamloops / Thompson, BC


  • Commitment obtained from Prof. & Research Fellow / Professor in India, Chandar Sundaram - Randy Fisher - to donate course materials on WWII history.
  • Commitment obtained from Helena Fehr - to assist Arnold Pietersen of the Community Education Computer Society (CECS) in South Africa to convert some of his training manuals into wiki format.

Request for Assistance

We are looking for help:

  • We are looking for photographers to add to Wikimedia "Commons collection of free photos (for education) that we can use in our webpages, and add to the Commons - check out WikiMedia Commons Canada page. Are there any photo clubs that are willing to help us? Contact Randy Fisher


Useful Links

WikiAmbassadors / Contacts

Reaching Our Targets (Learning 4 Content Workshops in the Commonwealth)

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L4C Vital Statistics- 30 June 2010
No. of online workshops 55 (as of Jan 2014)
No. of face-to-face workshops 62
Participants registered 4,253
Female 50%
Featured L4C Graduate

What better way to pay back than devoting my entire life to WikiEducator activities!

"I consider my coming to WikiEducator as one of the great things that have come my way..."

My Name is Vincent Kizza , a science educator from Uganda, East Africa. Just before the E-learning Africa 2007 conference in Accra, Ghana, I authored an article in their online magazine entitled Towards a different ICT pedagogy for Africa, that elicited considerable reaction. Among them, was Günther, a renowned WikiEducator practitioner and science teacher based in Germany who invited me to WikiEducator.

I have never looked back since then. The idea of participating in authoring open education resources appealed to me greatly and I still see it as a very crucial step in developing not only my country but also the whole of Africa at large. The work already in place was so inspiring that one could not fail to perceive the selfless and countless man hours invested in developing them.

Today, I coordinate the activities on the Ugandan node and I am passionately involved in a project with Ugandan and German educators to create and develop an OER project supporting innovative physics teaching in Uganda among others. I have convened and facilitated three Learning4Content workshops in Uganda. WikiEducator is also a forum for me to keep in touch with latest e-learning technologies as I keenly follow discussions on the different threads, not to mention personal development through the marvellously crafted resources such as Phil Bartle’s community development course. I now use these materials to empower my own community where I live. I find Phil's materials, handy, practical and down to earth. I could never have imagined becoming a "community organizer" without paying through the nose... and I have discovered the marvels of community governance being elected to WikiEducator Community Council. Bravo WikiEducator!

What better way to pay back than devoting my entire life to WikiEducator activities!

Cheers. --Vkizza 09:09, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

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around 5% complete

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