Learning4Content/Workshops/Face-to-Face schedule/L4C57/Workshop Report

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The Learning4Content (L4C) workshop was organized by Wawasan Open University (WOU) and funded by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL). The workshop was held at WOU on 25th – 26th February 2009 (workshop 1) and 26th – 27th February 2009 (workshop 2). These workshops were inaugurated by the Vice-Chancellor of WOU, Tan Sri Dato’ Gajaraj Dhanarajan.
The one-and-a-half day L4C workshop held at WOU was in support of WikiEducator’s L4C initiative and aimed at building capacity in Malaysia in the area of Open Education Resources (OERs). Twenty-two senior academics from institutions of higher learning and senior management personnel from the corporate sector registered for the first workshop. Twenty one participants were present in the second workshop.
The participants from academia were from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Disted-Stamford College, AIMST University, KDU College, Penang Skills Development Centre, Equator Academy of Art, Han Chiang College, FRIS Engineering Institute, MAICSA, The International School of Penang and WOU. The management personnel were from a multinational companies such as AMD Export Sdn Bhd, Motorola, SQEM Consultants and Advisors, etc.
During the workshop, the participants were given hands-on training on how to create an account in WikiEducator and publish content pages. In the workshop, the participants were very active and all of them created their pages. Some of them also created small useful projects using basic Wikiskills learnt during the workshop. The participants were very interactive and lively through out the workshop. Dr Sanjay also encouraged them to creat the Malaysian Country page.
The Workshop was formally closed with a valedictory address by Prof Wong Tat Meng, DVC of WOU and a vote of thanks to all the participants and facilitator by Dr Sanjay Jasola.