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Hi My name is Jenny, and I am keen to get on with this learning. I am so late starting - because of a holiay without access to Internet. I hope I catch on and catch up. --Jenny Casale 02:12, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

--Jonelle 19:42, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

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  1. Make sure that you have an account on WikiEducator and that you are currently logged in. (Your WikiEducator username will appear as a link on the top right-hand area of your browser window.
  2. Click on the edit tab (towards the top of your browser screen) and sign your edit by clicking on the Button sig.png or typing four tildes (~~~~) then click on the save button below your screen.

This is our wiki cafe where participants hang out during coffee breaks. Feel free to join the discussions

Icon objectives.jpg
  1. Make sure that you have an account on WikiEducator and that you are currently logged in. (Your WikiEducator username will appear as a link on the top right-hand area of your browser window.
  2. Click on the edit tab (towards the top of your browser screen) and sign your edit by clicking on the Button sig.png or typing four tildes (~~~~) then click on the save button below your screen.

Day 4 - Formating Text

From: Mireille

I am so stuck. I need to plan out my pages and I'm sure how to create a page that looks interesting (i'm not sure how to describe it ) I have no problem with contect. I just want know how to make pretty.

I do have some questions

  1. one How do I change my title for my page? Right now my user page has how to use productivity tools for minimal stress. I want to change the title. I am going to a page on productivity tools, right now I'm interested in creating a page for the number of series I'm researching, preparing to write on. I have a number of pages per series. Example Social Media would include Blogging, Micro-blogging, facebooks.
  2. two how do I create a start page for all my series e.g. social media, visual communication, facilitating conversations, web conferencing tools and all my links like delicious, slideshareetc I would also like to create a support center for the courses I'm taking e.g. facilitating online - my project is Learning to Blog, Blogging to Learn. If you have any questions for Reflective learning, please send them my learn. Taking courses that include some social media activity is stretching my comfort zone. I have forgotten how to learn, probably I never really learnt how to learn. I just took the information and applied and then moved on. I never really thought about what I was learning. This is really good practice for me.
  3. three how do I do add a number of widgets like world clock, twitter etc.


PS this is not as hard as I thought it would be yeah this would be a good time to ask how do you add an animation.

I would like to create a resource for research supervisors who are working with Bachelor's and Master's students. --Sbsdean 00:44, 29 September 2009 (UTC)


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Hi, my name is Patricia Schlicht and I have been working with and for Dr. Wayne Mackintosh as the WikiEducator Learning4Content Coordinator and Community Builder on Wikieducator.

I have gained extensive knowledge in open and distance learning (ODL) and technology-mediated learning since 2000 when I started working in the industry. I was introduced to the concept of Free/Libre Open Education in eLearning in May 2006 through Dr. Wayne Mackintosh, the founder of WikiEducator. I have since become an avid WikiEducator and online facilitator for our Learning4Content workshops and are very much involved in promoting WikiEducator and building capacity in the global communities. I am actively monitoring and evaluating WikiEducator activities, among the many other activities I am involved in, building a sustainable global network of WikiEducators. Feel free to visit my page, to leave me comments--Patricia Schlicht 18:58, 13 August 2009 (UTC)


My name is Nellie Deutsch. I am a Canadian residing in Israel and teaching English to speakers of Hebrew in a public high school and researching instructor use of blended learning in higher education for my doctoral dissertation. I am very passionate about collaborative learning and instruction.

Please feel free to contact me for help or just to say hello. Thank you. --Nellie Deutsch 20:37, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

Stewart.jpg Hi there everyone,
My name is Stewart Tagg. I'm a high school English teacher at Kings High School in Dunedin, New Zealand and I'm very happy to be a part of this profound shift in Educational philosophy - quite inspiring and exciting! Looking forward to figuring out how to use this tool and meeting some people along the way.

Hi, my name is Alexandra Francisco and I teach English as a foreign language in Gonçalves Zarco School, in Madeira, Portugal. Even though I am not tech savvy, I have a passion for ICT and I am really looking forward to learn more about this amazing tool, so I can use it to help my students develop their own learning skills.

Sam's photo.jpeg Hi Everyone,
I am Samatha Joseph, an integrated science part-time teacher. I am presently persuing my post gradute diploma in education at the University of Guyana. I worked for five years plus with a team of educators producing the first set of english curriculum materials for 'Interactive Radio Instructions" Mathematics for Grades 1, 2 and 3 in Guyana. I have recently started working with a company called 'Iwokrama' as the archive Coordinator. Iwokrama rainforest is one of the World's last intact rainforests. The work of Iwokrama is highly supported by the Commonwealth Secretariat. As for my intest in Wikieducation,it started when I was appointed as country reprsentative to accompany my director to the first Caribbean Educators Workshop in Barbados. I was trained in Wiki editing skills and has sinced trained many of my collegues in the same. I am attending this online Workshop to improve my skills and to learn how I can contribute more and colaborate more with others of the same interst.


Hi Everyone! My name is Kabuki Ocansey,(you can refer to me as Kiki) a native of Ghana and resident in Ghana. I just completed a degree program in Psychology from the University of Ghana, Legon, I am not so new here though I haven't gotten so involved. I look forward to meeting great people, sharing ideas and above all making the most of this workshop. I wish everyone an enjoyable and fruitful workshop and I say THANK YOU to Dr. Wayne Mackintosh, the facilitators/coordinators of this workshop for making this and other learning facilities available to us. --Yesnaco 11:14, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

Hi. My name is Debbie Bridge I am currently working within the DEHub (Distance Education Hub) at the University of New England in Australia. The DEHub is a government funded research project designed to promote best practice and research in Distance Education. The DEHub team is planning to utilise WikiEducator in doing this. I am filling an administrative role within the project and hope to gain an understanding of how this space is used and obtain the practical skills that will assist the project in utilising the site. I am quite new to online learning, but looking forward to gaining knowledge and participating in some of the technology that DEHub is promoting. --Dbridge2 01:29, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

Hi - This is Mary Lou. I'm the relatively new director of the OpenCourseWare Consortium, which is a group of 250+ universities and educational institutions from around the world who are supporting the OER movement by publishing educational course material on-line for free use and re-use. Embracing technological tools to improve education and expand its reach form the basis of my motivation for joining the group. Happy to be part of such a diverse and international group. Mlforward 15:56, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

Hi everyone! It is a very windy morning here in Australia. We seem to be having a dust storm over much of New South Wales. At least they are having one in Sydney and our car in Armidale (700 km away) is covered with dust. Have others of you experienced this phenomenon. It is quite unusual for me! I am a colleague of Debbie's. We work in DEHub together. You may be wondering why there are several DEHub participants on this training course. Well, we are working together and want to understand as much as we can about Wikieducator and the Wikieducator community. We are really looking forward to linking with everyone on this program and supporting the work of wikieducator. --cherry 23:25, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

Hi all, Nathan Wise here from the DEHub project in Australia. As Cherry said above, it's a dust storm out here, quite unlike anything I've seen before. With colleagues I'm hoping to improve my skills in working with Wikis and hopefully become and active member of the community

Hi everyone I'm Miems Louw from Namibia. NAMCOL has rcently engaged in creating other forms of media, e.g. web-based, radio and video to supplement our primary medium, that is, print. We are currently involve in COL OER Project which entails the inclusion of the aforemention media. I hope to gain knowledge and experience from this workshop that can assist me in the creation of the online OERs. --Miems 06:42, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

I've started on creating content for Accounting on Junior Secondary Level in a previous workshop which I'm aiming to complete during this workshop.I'm going to use the terminology that we are currently using in our syllabi.

Hello everyone
My name is Mireille (said like Me-Ray) Massue from Canada. I'm a corporate educator currently on a well deserved (to my thinking) sabbatical. I also write for a US based magazine called Training Media Review I'm currently preparing, researching and writing a number of series e.g. social media, visual communication, facilitating conversations and web conferencing tools. I have to admit that this is a bit of a learning curve. there are so many other wikis that are easier to create. It will be interesting to see how I can use this site as a support to my series. I also would like to know what kinds of widgets e.g. calendars, twitter etc I can add to the site I'm hoping to create. -- mireille 11:07am, September 25, 2009


Hello everybody. I'm David Porter from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

I saw the opportunity offered by this workshop while I was exploring the WikiEducator site and thought it would be a splendid way to see how this project is progressing and to immerse myself in an online learning experience at the same time. Currently I'm co-instructor for an online course in the Master of Educational Technology (MET) program at the University of British Columbia. You can view that course on the web (it's a blog) at

My day job is as Executive Director of My blog is

Really looking forward to this experience. I'll have to catch up with everyone before participating in the live event tomorrow evening (September 27, 2200h PDT). Thank you to Patricia and Nellie for letting me participate as a latecomer, and to Wayne for solving my broken link to the online discussions on Google Groups.

I'm exploring this site for a number of personal purposes, too. I'm wondering whether the graduate students I teach at UBC could use a wiki environment more actively in our ETEC 522 course. Also exploring how both online and print materials can be produced at a high-level of quality from these kinds of environments.


Hi Everybody! My name is Priyanka Bhadoria,I am doing B.Sc B.ed (a 4 year integrated programme) from RIE,Bhopal INDIA.

I am too new to this kinda workshop so I haven't gotten so involved. Hope to see and meet a lot of great people here,share loads of knowledge and experience with them.I'm Still wandering across the crests and troughs of this fantastic program in order to enable myself to harvest tha maximum from this workshop. Finally i heartly thanks the coordinators of this workshop to provide us this plateform and bid a very happy and enjoyable workshopping..... Pinka26 20:41, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

LindyKlein.jpg Hi Folks! I'm Lindy, and I work part time with the DEHub in Australia as a Web Support Officer. I am passionate about distance education, and the effective use of technology for enduring positive learning experiences. I have been educated through Distance Ed on and off since I was eight, and am continually amazed at the changes in the field (and occasionally, the lack thereof! :) ). I believe open learning resources are fantastic and a wonderful way of building cross-cultural communities and understandings. Look forward to meeting with you all on the wiki!Lklein 9.45, 30 September 2009 (UTC)



Iam a kenyan lady excited to be doing this. i am a great procastinator and trying to wind down my lessons.....hope to meet you guys
and interact more....... cheers

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Hi, my name is Sebastian Panakal and I am training teachers in Kerala, India to use Web 2.0 tools to help students acquire digital citizenship. My school is eSchool Kerala Visit eSchoolKerala. As a Technology Evangelist, I plan to enroll and train all my students into WE community.