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We have a strong track record of OER Partnering & Success

We have volunteered thousands of hours of unpaid time -- numerous introductions and connections, strategic, marketing, communications, outreach and advocacy support to WikiEducator / OER Foundation and Wayne Mackintosh This also includes:

  • coaching and supporting new and advanced users in all aspects of wiki skills, community-building, project development, etc. - to the point where my spousal partner coined the phrase "wiki-widow"
  • delivering presentations - including CCCOER Quarterly Meeting; @ONE in California; MITE; Otago Polytechnic, SCoPE, and others.

OER Partnering Activities include:



  • Dell Computer - set-up/facilitated strategic partnership dialogue Dell Senior VP and OERF Director, Wayne Mackintosh
  • DimDim (now acquired by SalesForce) - set-up/facilitated strategic partnership (C-level) with DimDim and OERF
  • Fielding Graduate University
  • Randy Fisher's Thesis for MA, Organization Management and Development, Fielding Graduate University, California. Thesis was written 'on the wiki', and entirely 'in the wiki': Primal Needs Gone Digital: Educators' Motivations in an Open Wiki Environment, 2009. (Data from this thesis was used by Michigan State University to apply for Hewlett funding).
  • Global Intercultural Strategies - Coached leaders (Prof. Gary Fontaine and learner Howard Fox - and secured Team Handbooks on Culturally and Geographically Diverse Teams.
  • Global Fund for Women, California - arranged in-person meeting for Wayne Mackintosh at San Francisco airport with GFFW's Founder, Stanford Professor and noted philanthropist.
  • HP - set-up/facilitated strategic partnership dialogue with HP Executives (USA) and NZ country rep, and OERF Director, Wayne Mackintosh
  • IBM - set-up/facilitated strategic partnership dialogue with Senior VP, with OERF Director, Wayne Mackintosh
  • Intersol Group - developed strategic relationship; and ensured donation of 3% Honesty Contribution to OERF, as a direct result of paid consulting services with Monterey Institute for Technology and Education.
  • Marketing Activities:
  • Co-developed White Papers with Wayne Mackintosh - Pilot Projects, WikiPublishing, Open Philanthropy, CollabOERate and others. Conceived CollabOERate name and R&D focus for WikiEducator / OER Foundation.
  • Conceived CollabOERate name, and many "OER" name derivatives (OERganization Development, dOER, SuppOERt, etc)
  • Developed WE's tagline displayed on main page - "OER is a sustainable and renewable resource"
  • Arranged for, and received donation of services for OER Foundation OERF logo development and branding from Ray Sharma, UK
  • Conducted project management and communications work on MITE node on WE, for communications and OER development
  • developed strategic relationship with MITE and OERF; set the stage for OER Director to be on MITE's international advisory board; and keynote speaker at MITE's National Repository of Online Courses (NROC) 2010 Annual Meeting, in Monterey, California
  • Minneapolis Public Schools Online - exploratory dialogue for use of WE as a development platform for OERs and professional faculty development
  • OER Glue - set-up/facilitated membership in OER Foundation

P - Z


  • Developed OER node for Organization Development, and providing materials for proposal development
  • OER Journalism projects and node - to Thompson Rivers University. Also, numerous discussions with leaders in Journalism
  • Proposals / Funding Proposals - wrote proposals directly on WE - so that they could be used by others in our community
  • KRUU FM - Volunteer Handbook, etc.