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My Learning Contract Project

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I am planning to develop:

A professional development resource for educators or trainers

  • I developed a lesson for beginning ESL students on the grammar point Comparatives for my contribution to fulfill the requirements of my learning contract. Subsequently, I have joined Sandy Causer (aka Wakalena),Joyce McKnight, Valerie Taylor, and Darren Lott on the Teachers of Adults textbook project that Sandy Causer initiated.
  • --Nboruett 17:19, 23 November 2009 (UTC)Once more this norbert Boruett i plans to develop a workshop to guide teachers on how to use a learning managment system( moodle) to to integrate free open resources to enhance teaching and learning among health workers.I actually joined the workshop so as to be able to use the wiki effectively.From the four lessons so far i think i will achieve my goal. The workshops and tutorials have been very useful. The course has enriched me iam now familiar with many many wikis and being an educator i have realised that there is alot of information and knowledge that many people who are 'literate' in the wiki are missing out on
--This sounds a very interesting idea - I'll be pleased to see how you get on as my interest is very firmly grounded in health Sarah Stewart 07:18, 26 November 2009 (UTC)
  • --Sandy (aka Wakalena) 23:01, 23 November 2009 (UTC) I have a few different ideas - a pd item on assessment in vocational teacher education, or something on sustainability for small business or maybe the Teachers of Adults textbook I have been discussing earlier or .... ideas are limitless really. Would like to do something collaboratively - that is what Wikis are about after all - so if any of these ideas interest you let me know and we can develop further.
--Sandy, I am quite interested in Teachers of Adults as a text but am wondering what you have in mind. For instance, what would be your target audience?--Joyce McKnight 22:35, 24 November 2009 (UTC)
--Joyce, Initially, I was thinking of a wiki that would provide information for adults who are teaching/educating/training/facilitating learning of other adults. Possible major areas could include -
Context of Adult learning - formal, informal, lifelong, work-based, institutional, flexible/blended learning, e-learning, distance, competency based, trainee/apprenticeship, individual learning, group learning, coaching, mentoring
Adult Learning - learning theories, characteristics of adult learners, research on the brain and it's effect on adult education
Training Needs Analysis - what, why, how
Designing Learning - learning outcomes, strategies, The Learning Environment, process, Phases (Analysis, Plan, Design, develop), designing and developing learning resources
Delivery - The role of the trainer, Techniques, methods, tools and how to choose, session plans
E-learning - methods and tools, facilitating online
Assessment - what and why, methods, evidence, preparation, conduct, document, validate (a big one in Australia is Recognition of Prior Learning)
Evaluation of Learning and Assessment - Models, designing, techniques, reporting
Managing - Role of Manager, Auditing, Planning (Strategic, Operational), Marketing and promoting, organising, staffing, monitoring, Return on Investment, Scope of Training Services, Coordinating training, change management
Contemporary Issues - what skills does an excellent teacher possess, what does professionalism mean in teaching, fostering educational innovation, reflecting on educational practice, quality in education (and continuous improvement), 21st century skills, e-portfolios, the role of technology in education, management development, leadership, maybe open sourced v closed source materials :-)
History of Adult Education - generally and in various countries
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ADD MORE BY GOING TO Facilitating Adult Learning: A Textbook for Educators of Adults
----Sandy (aka Wakalena) 01:49, 26 November 2009 (UTC)
--Well, somebody has got to start it, so I did! Facilitating Adult Learning: A Textbook for Educators of Adults - At the moment, this is just a glimmer in my eye, but it will grow. --Sandy Causer (aka Wakalena) 23:47, 26 November 2009 (UTC)

--User:Joyce McKnight Sandy I was wondering if I could change my project. I would love to work with you on creating and editing your textbook. My doctorate is in adult education and I like to write. I will make sure to check all my suggestions and changes with you. I don't know how to change my project with the facilitators, but I think this could be really useful and fun. --Joyce McKnight 18:48, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

--Joyce, I would be really glad to collaborate with you on this project. To change your project I suggest you email Patricia, as the facilitator she will know what to do or who to talk to about it. Go to the textbook page and add your name as a collaborator, then on that page, go to the discussion tab (up the top) to add discussion. --Sandy Causer (aka Wakalena) 22:39, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

Sarah Stewart 07:26, 26 November 2009 (UTC) A number of the people I work with have yet to get their heads around how to use web conference tools effectively for teaching. So I am going to develop a resource that will give them some hints and tips about the tools that are available and how to use them.

JaapB 18:59, 26 November 2009 (UTC) I want to develop a resource for teachers to use education 2.0 apps in teaching soft skills in VET. I guess it will be using video and photo in social skills on the work place. And communication with school when in work placement.

Angie Dubis

I am thinking I may develop a group of video tutorials teaching educators how to utilize free tools on the web to do things like convert videos to .FLV; edit videos; create screen captures; create audio mp3 content, etc. I would also augment the videos with screen shots in a text format for those with slower internet connections. I would like to use Captivate 4 to create parts of the project. I would be up for including this as part of Joyce and Sandy's Textbook Wiki project.--Ambrily73

Excellent! :-) --Sandy Causer (aka Wakalena) 10:41, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

A workshop resource

  • In the near future my Institute is planning to launch a Leadership Development Programme.

A kind of three days training and practical exercises that go on for three months, until the second workshop. A workship resource, need to be prepared in advance with schedules and who should do what and how. I am mainly responsible for this event. But I don't know how to do it. And I plan to use wiki to do it and just feel determined and confident.--Endris umer 14:08, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

Re: Hi Endris, You may find some useful information on planning a workshop at OER_Workshop_Toolkit. Regards, Rob Kruhlak 23:03, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

A subsection for a free textbook resource or handbook

  • --Sandy (aka Wakalena) 23:05, 23 November 2009 (UTC) Teachers of Adults textbook - See my textbook idea under professional development resources

A unit or section for a distance education study guide

Other, please specify

  • I would like to explore the possibilities of using WikiEducator to validate and expand upon a concept I am researching, essential ecoliteracy. I am encouraged by the international and democratic nature of the site and hope that it will allow people from a wide range of countries to provide unique cultural and ecological input. Ultimately, essential ecoliteracy is meant to be a tool that educators and policy makers can adapt to their own communities to help improve quality of life, so WikiEducator may become an invaluable tool in this process - once I figure out how to use it better! Bryan