EL4C19 - Course Layout

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Course Objectives

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By the end of the course participants will be able:

Course Layout

DAY 1 (January 26, 2009)

Getting Started

  1. Please download the print version of Learning4Content or read these directly on WikiEducator
  2. Join he L4C homepage on Google Groups: Google L4C Group or by clicking on the "Discussion" tab above.
  3. Learn as much as you can about the Learning for Content (L4C) initiative.
  4. Please upload, fill in, sign, and fax the learning contract to +1 604 775 8210 or scan and email to Patricia Pschlicht


Please read What is a wiki? and answer the following questions in the google L4C group:

  1. Do you have any concerns about the quality of educational resources developed using an open authoring approach? If so, what are your concerns? If not, how does an open authoring approach contribute to high quality learning materials?
  2. In your opinion, should course development for education use closed or open authoring approaches? Give reasons for your view?
  3. What mechanisms can be adopted to assure quality of educational content developed in Wiki environments?

How to use Wikieducator

  1. Getting Started
  2. Navigation

DAY 2 (January 27, 2009)

Becoming a New Member

Creating an Account

  1. Please read the tutorial and follow the instructions on how to Create an account. How to create a WikiEducator Account on Video
  2. Please add your username to the user page list after reading the instructions on "Submitting your Username"

Create a User Page

DAY 3 (January 28, 2009)

Video for Day 3


Please follow tutorial 3 on editing basics.

Basic Text Formatting

More Wiki Codes

DAY 4 (January 29, 2009)

Video For Day 4

Practicing the Basic Codes

  1. You will practice your edits in a personal editing space connected to your user page called a "sandbox". You may wish to download a pdf file on how to create a sandbox.
  2. Download a copy of a cheatsheet and keep the page close at hand when working on the wiki.

Advanced Participants

Starting a New Page

DAY 5 (January 30, 2009)

Video for Day 5


DAY 6 (February 2, 2009)

Video for Day 6


DAY 7 (February 3, 2009)

Collaborative Editing

  1. Tutorial 7 on collaborative editing where you will learn tricks on how to monitor activity in the wiki.
  2. You will also learn how to revert an edit which you should practice on your user page.
  3. Watch the video about E-mail notifications
  4. Youtube Video on E-mail notifications

Advanced Users


List of colors

Steps for adding COLOURS to your Page (taken from Gita Mathur)

  1. Put in text on your page
  2. Decide which set of words you want to colour
  3. Add < FONT COLOR = "Green" > that is a less than sign followed by FONT COLOR then equal to symbol,name of the colour within double codes then add symbol for greater than.(Do not leave space between any symbols)in front of the text to be coloured.
  4. At the end of the text put the same syntax with the original colour name, otherwise all the text beyond this point will get the new colour.
  5. Example:I find colours very fascinating.....this page will echo my love for colours
  6. Click on the edit button above this section and look at the syntax I have used in the line above.
  7. Normal colour names work but for names of more shades see the weblink I have mentioned above.

Fonts and Backgrounds

DAY 8 (February 4, 2009)


  1. Tutorial 8 on Communication and Interaction Tools
  2. Test the feature of adding a discussion item which relates to a content page in the wiki. See the discussion activity on this page
  3. Leave a personal message on the User page of at least three different participants ] who have listed their user pages. To do this -- you need to go to the respective User page by clicking on a blue coloured link. Then click on the "Discussion" tab of the User page concerned (which you find at the top of the page). Try and comment on something positive you have seen on their user page, and if you have any ideas on how to improve the user page -- offer some friendly advice.

DAY 9 (February 5, 2009)

Pedagogical Templates

Pedagogical templates are used when authoring teaching content in WikiEducator. A number of templates are predesigned to save you time with more complex layouts required of instructional materials. They include a range of "instructional devices" or subelements of a content page and are usually signified by an icon. For example: http://www.wikieducator.org/Quickstart_guide/pedagogical_templates

  1. Tutorial 9 on Creating and Using Pedagogical Templates.
  2. Insert at least one pedagogical template on your user page, this will be required later for your certification as a Wikibuddy.

DAY 10 (February 6, 2009)


Navigation Templates

Navigation Templates


Collaborative Team Effort

Advanced Learners

DAY 11

Audio and Video

Images and Media

WikiEducator and Collaborative Exchange

DAY 12

Policies and guidelines

  1. WikiEducator policies
  2. Using WikiEducator
  3. WikiEducator Skills Certification Policy
  4. Certification: WikiMaster-WikiBuddy-WikiApprentice Requirements