EL4C25 - Introductions

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Nellie Deutsch

My name is Nellie (Muller) Deutsch. My formal educational background is varied but my informal studies are even more so. I have a BA in English literature and linguistics, an MA in education specializing in curriculum and technology, and am currently completing a doctoral program in educational leadership specializing in curriculum and instruction at the University of Phoenix online. I have been teaching English as a foreign language for over 30 years and integrating technology into the ESL/EFL classroom since the 1990s. I have been involved in international collaborative projects and WebQuests via Moodle for the past 5 years. My first website, Nellie's English Projects was an experiment that evolved from a WebQuest and started me off as a webmistress in the days of html before web 2.0 tools. I facilitate online (Blended and full) and face-to-face workshops on how to use Wikieducator as a collaborative tool to improve instruction and learning and conduct online workshops and conferences. I also moderate live online workshops for Electronic Village Online which is a project of TESOL's CALL Interest Section, storytelling and cultures, and integration of technology and web 2.0 tools into the classroom on WiZiQ.

I am passionate about learning and am currently completing my doctoral studies in educational leadership specializing in curriculum,and instruction online at the University of Phoenix and writing my dissertation. I am researching blended learning and instructor use of technology in higher education. In my spare time, I mentor educators on how to integrate web 2.0 tools for instruction and learning. I would like to see e-learning available and free worldwide.

I am interested in collaborative and engaged learning, social networking, philosophy, mindfulness meditation practice, the Alexander Technique, art, writing and poetry. I am looking forward to collaborating with other educators on the best ways to integrate technological tools in order to facilitate and improve instruction and learning.

Please feel free to contact me by email.

Gladys Gahona

My name is Gladys Gahona. I am a mexican private teacher on Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. In 1977, in order to economically support my studies, I started teaching math at a secondary school. In 1981 I graduated in chemical engineering at Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (UADY), in Mérida, Yucatán, México. During the last years of my university studies, I worked at UADY at the former Planning Department (today General Coordination of Planning and Institutional Assessment) where I had the opportunity to be assitant of several educational researchers, working in collaborating projects along with several mexican and foreign universities. In 2002 I postgraduated in Technology Management at UADY.

Although my professional formation is oriented to engineering, productivity, business and technology management, I've loved teaching since ever. My job (Asesor MFQ academy, in Cancun, Q.Roo, México) consists on tutoring and providing counseling to learners of secondary & early tertiary level, helping them on homework, or preparing them for examinations. There is a special group I love to work with, adult people. They are confident and enthusiastic learners, they always give the best of them.

The knowledge I have gained on teaching/tutoring comes from my personal experiences and self-studies. I'm also been a self learner in computing, web programing, ITC and web 2.0 platforms and tools. Since last November I have had the privilege to meet Nellie Deutsch who has become an inspiring mentor to me on improving my english language as well as moderating live online conferences, facilitating online courses, and integrating technology to education. Now I dedicate my professional life to my two passions: teaching and learning, particullary learning by doing and learning by "helping". =)

Please feel free to contact me by email.

Benjamin Stewart

Hello! My name is Benjamin Stewart and I´m an EFL teacher educator and foreign language coordinator at the Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes in Mexico. I have a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting, a master’s degree in education specializing in curriculum and instruction technology, and am currently pursuing a doctoral degree in instructional and curriculum leadership at Northcentral University. My research interests lie in the application of social network principles as they pertain specifically to English language learning.

I am currently working on a WE project (slated for Jan. 2010) that will allow EFL/ESL educators and learners to collaborate and interact worldwide. I believe that language learning requires both the need to build understandings and big ideas as well as a skill set that allows the learner to effectively communicate and interact with others.

As your junior facilitator, I look forward to assisting you in this workshop as you gain new skills that will allow you to collaborate with others who share similar interests. Enjoy the learning process and rest assured that we (as your facilitators) as well as others in the WE community are eager to provide the guidance you need to meet your individual objectives.

Feel free to send me an email should you wish to contact me directly.

Rima Al Eryani

My name is Rima. I graduated in 1996 from Jordan University for Women (Petra University) in Computer Science. After I graduated I worked in the International Bank of Yemen as a computer database developer. In 2001 I worked as a computer teacher in "The English School" for almost three years. In 2004 I had to reduce my working hours because my children needed me so I worked as a volunteer computer teacher for an orphans Institute. In 2007 I worked on a private project for my father who has a large library of more than 2000 books. I organized the books and developed a library database for him, at the same time I studied Oracle database in the Niit institute Sana'a.

Now I live in Saudi Arabia with my husband. We've been in Saudi Arabia for one year. I don't work so I am improving my English language skills by taking online classes and I registered to study for a PhD next September.


Eleni Argyriou

Hello everyone! My name is Eleni Argyriou and I am an EFL teacher in secondary education in Greece. I have a BA in English Language and Literature and a M.Ed. in TESOL. I am highly interested in the use of technology in the EFL classroom and I like sharing ideas with colleagues around the globe. --elenargy 19:06, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Thank you.

Andrea Sintas

My name is Andrea Sintas. I´m from Uruguay, South America. I am Director of Studies and founder of 4D Content English. We specialize in the design and delivery of language programs for companies and for schools and highschools. I´ve been teaching, developing materials, training teachers for more than 18 years. I really enjoy my profession!!

Archana Tyagi

Thank you so much for welcoming me to your network :) I hope to learn a lot from each one of you. Basically a clinical Psychologist by education i have turned into teaching Industrial/Organizational Psychology.And gradually i have done my Ph.D in Psychology. Right now i am based in Geneva and associated with a management institute teaching Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management Courses. I have a keen interest in e-Learning and hope to utilize the skills learned in this workshop to interact with my students.

Jim R C Baker

Thank you so very, very much ! I am especially interested in learning more about informal elearning and metrics.

Quick Reference
Chris Moore, Chief Learning Officer, February 2008, “The Regence Group: Blended Measurement” cites blended survey design
Donald L. Kirkpatrick and James D. Kirkpatrick, Implementing the Four Levels: A Practical Guide for Effective Evaluation of Training Programs uses evaluation design as a sample

Kevin Burden

Hi! I'm Kevin Burden from Bristol, England. I'm a self-employed media development consultant. I work with people within the media, helping them to develop their craft (writing, editing, production, ethics, editorial decision-making) and management skills; and with academics, non-profit organisations and government bodies to help them work more effectively with the media. The greatest part of my work has been in countries undergoing rapid transition, including eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, south Asia, China and Africa.

For several years I worked at the BBC, where I co-founded an online learning platform and content that was used to train journalists and other media professionals in 20 or more ocuntries worldwide. I now have my own learning management system, but in all honesty I think the advantages of creative commons and open source platforms are so great, especially in the developing world, that I'd like to learn how to take part myself.

I'm looking forward to learning from all of you.

José Pérez

Hi everyone! My name's José Pérez, and I live in Madrid, Spain. I have been an English teacher for 15 years at San José School in Getafe, Madrid. I am very interested in the use of technology and open educational resources in the classroom. I am sure I will learn plenty of useful things in this workshop. Thanks for the invitation!

Iulia Bulibasa

Hello! I am Iulia and i am romanian living in United States. I am interested in the open educational resources and i can't wait to attend this workshop. Thank you for the invitation!

Colin James

Good Evening everyone. I am Colin and an elementary school teacher in Windsor Ontario Canada. I have been a "techno geek" ever since I purchased my first Commodore 64. (Yes, I am that old). I currently am responsible for helping with teaching students technology (mainly Web 2.0) in our school and look forward to this workshop and the group. Our students currently maintain PbWorks Wikis and our school "webpage" is actually a Wiki. Thanks for the invitation to join this groupl.

Linda George

Hello everyone. I am an elementary technology teacher in Portsmouth, NH. My students have used wikis, blogs, and epals and also the Scratch forum at MIT to make their global presence known. I hope to learn more to teach more. Thanks for the invitation to join this group.

Miguel Martin N. Moreno II, MD

Doc Martin, as I am called by colleagues, graduated Doctor of Medicine at the Far Eastern University - Dr. Nicanor Reyes Sr., Medical Foundation. He took his postgraduate internship at the San Juan de Dios Hospital and went for residency training in combined Surgical and Clinical Pathology at the Makati Medical Center, all in the Philippines. I continued on a subspecialization in Electron Microscopy (EM) at the same institution and had special training on Electron Optics at the National University of Singapore and at the University of Science and Technology in Hongkong, China. I have attended post-graduate seminar-workshops on EM techniques and Renal Ultrastructural Pathology at Duke University, North Carolina and New York Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, USA respectively. I am now, by choice, a scientist doing research involving EM. I coordinate some data bank projects and handle the Training Course on Infectious Tropical Diseases as part of the Academic Cooperation Program with Nagasaki University. I am current also the Managing Editor for the St. Luke's Journal of Medicine of the St. Luke's Medical Center in Quezon City, Philippines. I am also in-charge of the eLearning project of the same center.

Prince M. Obiri-Mainoo

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Hello Friends, I am involved in promoting computer literacy,e-learning and integration of technology in the classroom. The people I am focusing on are teachers and adult learners, especially among immigrants in the Diaspora and those in Africa. I am counting on the support of facilitators and fellow participants to enable me add wikis to my "instructional package".

Olubodun Olufemi

My names are, Olubodun Olufemi Jeremiah. I am an instructor in the dental school of the University of Lagos Nigeria. My interest in the use of computer was first by the brief introduction by my brother on how to browse the Internet and ever since I have been very keen on developing my interest further. This has taken me to different levels of training and knowledge acuisition. I completed a postgraduate course in online tutoring and another one in online course devlopment with Agder University College Norway. I have also developed further competences in the use of computer for teaching and learning in different online workshops and courses such as those conducted by cpsquare.org where I got to know Nellie. I have also further developed skills in the use of web 2.0 and other emerging technologies. This keen interest in the use of computer in various ways led me into volunteering. I am a facilitator in the discussion for rebuilding of a community in Sierra Leone after very devastating ten (10) years old war in that country. I know a little about wiki from Nabuur.com website where we discuss about the village in Sierra Leone and some other online workshops that I attended in the past. I want to know more about wiki and with the calibre of people and profile I read above I think it is not a waste of time to participate in this workshop and I look seriously to making the best of this opportunity. I shall appreciate any opportunity to learn and work in other to put the knowledge from this course and other courses I did in the past to use. So kindly send me a mail on any openning emailshould you find one.

Eva Bloudanis

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Hi all, I want to learn more about OER and how to deal with it in practice as I am a project coordinator for a international conference which takes place every year in a different country of Africa. The conference is called eLearning Africa. This year's event took place in Senegal and it was a great moment to share with so many enthousiastic educators from Africa. I saw how important OER are and that is why I want to participate in this movement! I look forward to meeting you on the web!

Carmen Huisa

Hi, My name is Carmen Huisa. I live in Venezuela. I am very interested in the ITC and web 2.0 and integrating technology to education. Thanks for the invitation!

Katerina Spyropoulou

Hi all,

My name is Katerina Spyropoulou I'm from Maroussi, Greece. I've been teaching IT for some years now. I was teaching in vocational school and I'm in Junior High School now. I'm interested to see how wikis can be used by me in the teaching proccess and how students aged 12 - 15 can "fit in" the whole process and collaborate with each other.

Tassos Karampinis

Hi. My name is Tassos Karampinis from Maroussi, Greece. I am a teacher on Information Technology. I’ d been teaching for 8 years in public schools and for the last 8 years I’ m working in the Minister of Education. I am currently completing my master concerning the implementation of moodle in obligatory education. I have a strong interest in e-Learning and the tools that someone could use in learning management systems to support his learning and teaching strategies – especially the collaborative ones (good learning is collaborative and social). I am sure I will learn plenty of useful things in this workshop. Thanks a lot for the invitation :)

Gabriela Sellart


Hi everyone! I'm an EFL teacher in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I did this course more than a year ago. However, there are lots of things I need to revise. I also have to learn new things, such as not feeling so nervous when I'm editing a shared page!

User:Mercedes Viola

My name's Mercedes Viola. I'm an English teacher in Montevideo, Uruguay. I've been developing and implementing English programs for more than 18 years. I've been doing so for companies and some primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. I find it fasciniting!

Wiselin D. Herald

Hi I am Wiselin D. Herald from India. I am working as business Development manager . I am a Media person involved in Audio Video production and satellite Tv.

Anne Brady

I am Ann Brady. I work in the Adult Education sector in Sydney Australia and am currently involved in a number of Flexible Learning Framework projects and also do some work for Community Colleges NSW. I have some experience in e-learning. In particular, Moodle, web conferencing and social networking. I'm interested in collaborative teaching and learning and am looking forward to seeing how we interact and what we produce during this course and learning about wiki educator!!--AnnBrady 06:29, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Maru del Campo

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Hello Everyone,

My name is Maru, I'm a Mexican Psychologist and Language Teacher born in San Luis Potosí and living in Toluca in Mexico.

I am involved in promoting computer literacy, e-learning and integration of technology outside the classroom. The people I am focusing on are teenagers and adult learners, especially from the low income families left behing after one of the parents goes to work as immigrant to the U.S.A.

Angela Kleanthous

Hi everyone,

I am Angela Kleanthous and I am an English language instructor at the Language Center of the University of Cyprus. I am very interested in the use of technology in language teaching and in promoting collaborative learning and teaching, so I hope this workshop will help me incorporate new web-tools into the English language classroom.

Patrick Spaven

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Hello everyone. I live in Brighton England. I am a freelance consultant in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) (someone's got to do it!). I am also chair of the Koru Foundation, an NGO that helps poor communities around the world develop sustainable energy sources.

I first learnt about WikiEducator when I evaluated the work of the Commonwealth of Learning. I have recently joined an African eLearning programme PHEA Education Technology Initiative as evaluator. I would be interested in hearing from anyone who has participated in an evaluation of eLearning, either as evaluator or evaluated.

I hope to be able to create useful wiki content for training in M&E. My first attempt at this will be a module on a course I run at the moment for IMA International called Results-based Monitoring and Evaluation.

My website is www.spaven.com Please feel free to contact me by email

Robin Kirkham

Hi. I am a teacher at a High School in Auckland New Zealand. My school is one of New Zealand's newest high schools. I am very interested in the use of learning management systems in schools and the use of wiki spaces as a tool within these. I believe we can all share so much material and help each other teach and learn far more effectively as a result. Now It's day three I am making progress and you can leave a message for me on my wiki page

Maria Lara Martínez

Hello: I'm María Lara Martínez, historicien and teacher at Madrid Open University. I am very interested in the use of e-learning in University.

Laura Lara Martinez

Hello Everyone! I'm an History teacher at Madrid Open University (UDIMA). I'm very interested in this course about Wikis. --Laura Lara Martínez 12:07, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Amihai Bannett

Hi, I am Amihai, an educator from Israel. I have taught in schools in Israel and Canada and was a Principal of a Jewish Day School in Winnipeg. In recent years I am the Educational director of "Israel Connect", an organization dedicated to connecting Jewish youth worldwide. I am looking forward to connect with educators from all around the world. I am also an experienced Wikipedian in both the Hebrew and English Wikipedias. Atbannett 12:22, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Vukasin B. Vasic

Hi, I am Vukasin B. Vasic, a teacher from Serbia, with my master's degree in Economics. At present I teach ICT. I am very interested in e-learning and sharing experiences.(I still hope to enter an e-learning PhD caurse in Education).I am also looking forward to connect with educators from all around the world. --vukasinbvasic 13:16, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Mbarek Akaddar

Hello , I'm Mbarek Akaddar from Morocco .I got my BA in linguistics at the English department at the university of Fez in Morocco .I have been a high school EFL teacher for 21 years .I currently teach high school classes in Beni Mellal in Tadla Azilal academy .I was awarded the national prize of innovation in teaching in 2007 .I am a Webhead and an iEARN Master teacher . I am mainly interested in exploring and sharing experiences on web 2.0 tools and their implementation in the classroom .I look forward to learning a lot with you . Regards --Mbarek 13:40, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Pastora Martínez Castilla

Hello! I'm Pastora Martínez-Castilla. I'm a psychologist and I work as a lecturer and researcher at the Madrid Open University (Universidad a Distancia de Madrid, (UDIMA). I'm teaching learning processes from a psychological point of view and that's why I'm very interested in this course.

Vicky Saumell


Hi! I'm Vicky Saumell, an EFL teacher and teacher trainer from Argentina. I have been using wikis for a while but would like to reinforce and systematise my knowledge of wikis. I'm looking forward to sharing this experience with all these people from around the world! Best, --Vicky Saumell 14:57, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Jack Zenert

Hello Everyone! Jack here - from Alberta Canada - I teach at Olds College in their business and Ag Management diploma program. Teach marketing, business, agriculture management. I am also taking my MBA online. This summer (as in now) I am developing some online courses. A Principles of Marketing course for the diploma program, and a special project - three online business courses that we are going to offer to the high schools - 1 credit courses to introduce them to business topics. All the best, Jack --Jzenert 15:29, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Anne Arendt

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anne.arendt@uvu.edu or anne.arendt@aggiemail.usu.edu

Hello! I currently work for Utah Valley University as the Web Resource Director in Marketing and Communications (a counterpart to the Web Development Director of Information Technology)

I have a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English - Creative Writing, a Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.) from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Educational Change and Technology Innovation from Walden University and quite recently a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D) from Utah State University in Higher Education. My dissertation topic was "An Assessment of Utah Resident Incentives and Disincentives for Use of OpenCourseWare Resources" (passed defense and paper in publication process now 6.15.09 - it is available in draft format at my site below and will be posted publicly when complete as well).

My particular interest is use of open educational resources by self-directed learners.

My site

If you want to you can leave me a message at http://www.wikieducator.org/User:Annearendt in the discussion area

Betty Lawrence

Hello. I’m Betty Lawrence, an Area Coordinator of the Center for Distance Learning of Empire State College, State University of New York. As a coordinator, I facilitate the development and revision of primarily math courses for the Center, as well as hire and supervise adjuncts teaching those courses. We’ve developed some learning objects that are sharable and I’m excited about the possibility of WikiEducator to share those resources.--Bettylawrence 15:58, 15 June 2009 (UTC)


Hi Wikibuddies,

I am Vivek from India. Teacher by profession since 20+ years, teaching Economics and Entrepreneurship. Currently working on e learning and LMS.Please visit my talk page [1] to leave me a messege --Viv 16:13, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Dorit Cohen

I’m Dorit Cohen from Israel, a math educator of the Center for Educational Technology – CET. I am interesting in collaborative & cooperative Learning of teachers, and in activities in the web in general. I had tried to make wiki course for math teachers. Thanks a lot for all the facilitators of the Workshop and I am looking forward to see our product in this course. Dorit.cohen 16:34, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Eleni Nikiforou

Hello everyone, I am Eleni Nikiforou from Cyprus and I am an English Language Instructor. I am highly interested in educational technologies and especially web 2.0. I am looking forward to collaborating with you for this workshop.

--Eleni 17:12, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Dario Nuño Diaz Mendez

Hello everyone:

I'm Dario Diaz, psychologist and professor at Madrid Open University (Universidad a Distancia de Madrid).Web Page.

My research interests focus on the study of the psychological mechanisms by which well-being are changed and maintained; the use of well-being in health evaluation; the influences of violence on well-being; and the study of well-being attitudes in relationships.

All the best, Dario. --Dario.nuno 17:19, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Fernanda Rodrigues


Hello! I'm Fernanda Rodrigues, an EFL teacher in a secondary school in Setúbal, Portugal. I've been teaching for 36 years and lately I have also been involved in teacher training. I belong to the community of practice Webheads in Action.

I'm particularly interested in using web 2.0 tools with my students, so my interest in wikis.

--Fernanda 17:50, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Marianna Kyprianou

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Hi, I'm Patrina. My undergraduate degree was in Sociology and I have an M.A. in The Teaching of Social Studies. I taught secondary social studies for several years. Since leaving classroom teaching in 2005, I have worked on a number of research projects involving documenting school reform efforts as well as technology integration in school contexts. I have also worked on a number of projects to develop online content for educators and school coaches. I am currently working towards an M.A. in Computing in Education, and am looking to work in tech consulting for schools and/or education nonprofits when I'm done.

Terry Eberhart


Hi everyone. My name is Terry Eberhart. I also use the online name of Digin4ed. Currently I am an Adjunct Instructor at the Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY, USA. I have only been teaching professionally for about a year. This has been in Economics and Personal Finance. I refocused my career last year to become an educator after spending over 20+ years in corporate finance, economics, information technology and engineering related jobs. It is time to do some real work now. I am looking forward to this workshop and our collaboration.

Marina McIsaac

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Well, here I am at last from our Wyoming mountaintop. I am Marina McIsaac. I have tried to make this photo smaller, but in the interest of time, I will leave it until the next edit. It has taken me the whole first day to get on board, but I think I may have made it. I am Professor Emerita from Arizona State University and have worked in teacher training for over 20 years during the various stages of ICT development. I am now teaching and doing research on social networks and have upcoming teacher workshops in Turkey and in Abu Dhabi. I have been a big fan of OER since it inception, and am looking forward to all these new skills wikieducator will give me.

Leonardo Lezcano Matias


Hello!! My name is Leonardo Lezcano Matias, I live in Madrid, Spain. I got a degree on Computer Science from the University of Alcala and now I’m coursing Ph.D. studies also in Computer Science at the same university. Besides, I’m currently working as a lecturer and researcher at the Open University of Madrid (UDIMA) where I teach Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). I’m very interested on following this wiki course as nowadays the Web 2.0 is one of the pillars of ICT. My research interest also includes the Semantic Web and Semantic Interoperability, oriented to the Healthcare domain. I’m willing to have a nice experience with all of you during this course.--Leolezcano 22:50, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Carol Yeager

Greetings ~ I am Carol Yeager, mentor, instructor and course developer for the Center for Distance Learning, Empire State College, State University of New York. My areas of interest are life-long learning; collaboration, creativity and change leadership; the arts and blended learning opportunities. I am looking forward to learning and particuipating in this global exchange initiative.--Carolyeager 23:31, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Tito Okumu

Greetings from Ugnada~ I am called Tito Okumu, I work in Makerere University as the E-Learning Manager. Iam joining this course late because where I am at the moment, I have not been given access to the internet. My participation will thereore be intermittent as I sort it out. Iam very excited about this program and I hope I shall have a very useful exchange. --Tito Okumu03.30 GMT, 16 June 2009

Julia Zhou

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Hi,there! My name's Julia Zhou, I'm an individual English teacher living in Shanghai, China. I used to teach in a Junior school in my hometown. After I came to Shanghai, I had worked as a salesperson and consultant. But I know in my heart that teaching is what I meant to do! I've been learning and seeking ways of better interaction between teacher and students thoughout the years. Also I'm very much interested in building an open English-learning community. I think eL4C25 is a very good start for me. It would be a wonderful journey and long way to go:) Thank you for your thoughtful contribution. So happy to meet everyone, we'd have a great time together!

Joyce McKnight

Greetings. I'm Joyce McKnight and I am professor at Empire State College of the State University of New York--SUNY. I am an adult educator and am particularly interested in community education/popular education/participatory research. My community education experience is fairly extensive but is totally in poor rural and urban areas in the US. I am hoping to be able to share my research and thinking with others. This seems like a great community...I especially like the saying "Don't worry we will help you" because even though I work in a totally online environment, the details of technology make me nervous. I hope to keep practicing the different techniques I learn here and that I can share some of the materials I have created for my own courses with others who are interested in popular education.

Sharon Phillip-Peters


Hello everyone! I'm Sharon, a lecturer from Trinidad and Tobago. I have been working at the School of Education, University of the West Indies since January 2008. Previously I worked at a secondary school for 11 years teaching English up to Advanced Level, after a six-year stint at a primary school. You will observe that I have worked at three levels of the education system and I have gained valuable experiences and learned many lessons in the process. I am eager to delve into the workshop and more importantly into this learning community because I believe that together we can facilitate our students as they develop the skills and knowledge to rule the world in the future. I look forward to sharing and collaborating with all of you....May we have success!!

Yoon Sook Jhee

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Hi everyone. I am Yoon from Malaysia. I am a student. I'm also a part time tutor, teaching English for Communication. I believe that wikiEducator can assist in providing free education for all. I am interested to collaborate with teachers from other parts of the globe. Feel free to leave me a message on my page.My research is related to the use of ACMC tools in classroom. --Yoon 05:01, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Rudy Azcuy


Hi everyone! I am Rudy Azcuy and I live in Miami, Florida. I have been working within the field of education for many years on both the private and public sector. I have dedicated most of my life to making a difference where and when possible to help improve education in one way or another. Currently I am working on creating an education portal for teachers and how to learn a great deal from everyone within this forum. I am looking forward to learning more about constructing Wiki forums and participating with other educators.

Mauricio H. Sáenz S.


Hello. I am from Bogotá, Colombia. I am teacher in two universities en Mathematics for engieneers students. I think Wikieducator is a practical tool in learning process. I will use WIkieducator like warehouse and space for introducing me in new education's ways. I wish to know engineers that feel love for teaching mathemathics. If you wish leave a message to me in my wikieducator page

Florencia Ferreri

Hi! My name is Florencia Ferreri. I'm 23 years old and I'm from Rosario, Argentina. I'm an EFL teacher and a translator. At present, it could be said that I'm training myself in using Internet resources; that's why I've taken this course. Besides, I've used wikis before (wikipedia and pbwiki)and I've found them really helpful and user-friendly. I'm very much interested in using technology, especially the Internet, to teach English and in e-learning. I'm looking forward to learning how to use wikiEducator and exchanging ideas with you.

Zobeida Ramirez

Hi, I am a little late for this interesting course, but I will work hard to keep the path. My name is Zobeida Ramirez, I am from the Dominican Republic, a beautiful island on the Caribbean. I am a teacher and IT Coordinator for the Escuela Nacional de la Judicatura (ENJ), the Dominican Supreme Court School for judges. My most important responsibility is to teach judges and employees to use technology for their profesional and personal growth. I have been doing so since 2002. Besides, I am also responsible for our eLearning plattform Moodle and for the school presence in the web. I have a BS in Translation but I love technology and teaching so much that I have dedicated my time to these two passionate topics. I am looking forward to learning about implementing wikis, using Web 2.0 services for educational purpose. And I am also very interested in connecting with teacher for around the world to share our experiences! Thanks for the invitation!!! Feel free to contact me by email --Zobeida Ramirez 17:40, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Nedal Shatat

name is Nedal Shatat. I was born in a Jordanian city near Amman called Madaba. I am a maths teacher. My school is called Emad Al-Dean Zenky High School for boys located in Madaba. I graduated from University of Baghdad in 1992 maths department and in 1993 I began my teaching career as a maths teacher in a public high school which belongs to Jordanian Ministry of Education. It seems to others an easy career but I realized from the first day how much its difficult one so I began developing my professional tools to make teaching less difficult and enjoyable for me as well as my students.

Bruna Ori

Greetings from 28 miles north of Chicago in Illinois on Lake Michigan. Sorry I'm so late in joining all of you. I am an adult educator. I have been teaching adults technology in one way or another throughout my adult life. I have worked in the corporate world, a teaching hospital/medical school, and have been self-emploed. I now teach technology classes at a community college and I help teachers integrate technology into their curriculum. One of these days I just might finish writing my dissertation but I seem to always find other things to do that are much more fun, like this course! :-) I am looking forward to getting to know you and work with all of you here on WikiEducator.

Melanie Reed

Hello from a few miles north east of Bloomington, Indiana near the Indiana University campus. I am the Technology Assistant for L213 Literary Masterpieces and soon L214: a Shakespeare lecture class we are converting to an online class this summer. I have a background in humanities and music and am completing a degree in Computer and Information Technology at IUPUI. I hold two certificate degrees: one in Information Technology and one in E-commerce Development. This summer we have introduced the wiki tool into our L213 class as part of the curriculum and I have partnered with the Instructor to design and set up the content for the students using WetPaint as our wiki tool.

Maomao Wu

Hello everyone,I am a current student from HongKong,I am doing my degree on Information & Technology Education.So Wiki as a web 2.0 technology is surely a very useful tool for teaching and learning, thank you for inviting me be a member of this interesting course.And recently i am working on a reconstruction program for a primary school in Sichuan which has been destroyed by the earthquake last year.We are planning to bring the E-learning to that school,to train students and teachers how to use ICT in their teaching and learning.--maomao 07:33, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

María Erico

Hello everyone, I am a teacher educator from Uruguay. I believe that ICT provides us,teachers, with valuable tools to enhance students' learning and OER's are priceless. I hope to be able to integrate wikis into my teaching.