L4C Advance Workshop

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Getting started. WikiEducators from Papua New Guinea

Hi Everyone and Welcome!

WikiEducator (WE) is becoming the largest Mediawiki skill training initiative in the world! So far, more 900 educators have participated in this historic initiative, funded by the Commonwealth of Learning and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. We are looking forward to achieving our target of 2500 people trained by December 2008.

This is a 5-day workshop (45 minutes per day) - with a 45-minute pre-workshop activity. This self-directed workshop (with Facilitator support) is designed as an introduction to WikiEducator and MediaWiki skills. This workshop is designed to also provide an experience of the dynamic energy of peer collaboration in an open wiki format.

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When you complete the tutorials for this workshop, you are entitled to receive a valuable WikiApprentice certification in the WikiMaster Certification Framework.

This L4C-Advance Workshop will also help you expand your international network of contacts and relationships, and introduce you to a global Community of WikiEducators.


Day Topic
Duration (in minutes)
Pre-Workshop Create WikiEducator Account; Prepare Introductory Text; Introductions
Day 1 The WikiEducator Community & Basic Text Formatting & OERs
Day 2 Basic Text Formatting
Day 3 Basic Text Formatting & OERs
Day 4 Harnessing WikiEducator
Day 5 Making the Case for OERs
Closing actions Completing OER and joining our community

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You will learn how to:
  • set up your profile directly on WikiEducator
  • edit text and add images
  • create your own Open Educational Resource (OER)
  • search and manage your use of WikiEducator
  • consider copyright choices
  • discuss OERs in your own educational contexts
  • join the WikiEducator community.

By the end of this workshop you will feel more comfortable and knowledgeable using the MediaWiki software and the WikiEduator space.

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Key points
Our Recommendations

To experience the best that the wiki environment has to offer, we recommend you:

  • suspend your patterns of belief and judgment - about your performance
  • observe and reflect on what's happening on your wiki pages - and learn to use 'Recent Changes & the 'History' tab!!
  • be patient and gentle with yourself
  • recognize that our WE Community of Support is here to help you - if you're having difficulty, just ask!
  • realize that you are part of the WE Family

Get to Know Your Colleagues

A major part of the WikEducator experience is expanding your network of contacts and relationships. WE encourage you to get to know each other and explore areas of mutual interest and areas of potential collaboration.