Learning4Content/Workshops/Online schedule/eL4C40/Introductions

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Dr. Gita Mathur

My name is Dr. Gita Mathur. I am Associate Professor of Botany at Gargi College, University of Delhi, India. I have been a Botany teacher for more than 25 years. I am a trained Botanist, but over time my interests have diversified to issues related to environment, science education and innovations in teaching methodologies.
I strongly believe in free access to educational content and in collaborative learning not only among peers but also between a student and a teacher.
Besides my academic responsibilities, I spend a lot of time working on innovations in teaching Botany including designing experiments which can be done with minimum facilities. I am very fond of photography, especially close-ups of plants and flowers.
WikiEducator has given me many friends & a whole lot of students at the global level. I would like to help everyone who believes in open education for all. Please visit my userpage by clicking on my name here. --Gita Mathur 04:15, 15 April 2010 (UTC) It is also great fun learning through these daily tutorials, with facilitators to help you online. I have facilitated one F2F and three online workshops.
Please feel free to Email me

Patricia Schlicht

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I have been working with Dr. Wayne Mackintosh, the founder of WikiEducator since the get go of the initiative, in May of 2006. I have since then gradually increased my understanding, skills and involvement in Open Education and the use of and integration of open source software. It has been a privilege to see how one country after another has made use of this technology to make a difference in their own environment. WikiEducator has become the most exciting experience of my professional career. I am passionate about learning. I actively facilitate online workshops on WikiEducator as community volunteer in my spare time, in an attempt to build capacity for WikiEducator around the globe. I am interested in social networking, culture/anthropology, open and distance learning/eLearning, community and capacity building. I am a philanthropist.

(Comment.gif: Thank you, Patricia! I'm sure WikiEducator will have a great future! It has already done miracles! When everybody in the world have free access to Internet, it will be a real revolution in Education! Warm wishes! --Teromakotero 14:08, 16 June 2010 (UTC))

Shijo KD

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I am Mr. KD Shijo from Mumbai. I am a teacher of ICT and History. I have been introduced to online tools from 2007. I also work with international collaborative projects / exchanges of students and teachers from 2007 onwards. Online virtual projects between students of different schools in India and Europe [Netherlands, Finland, Belgium] are coordinated by me from India via eJournal. I also train the teachers to get acquainted with online tools. I also participated and presented papers in Three National Seminars.

(Comment.gif: Hi Shijo. We have already connected, so welcome again. I see you are keen to get started. Enjoy the course. Warm wishes --Patricia Schlicht 19:45, 6 June 2010 (UTC))

Dr Cynthia D'Costa

Hello everyone.This is Dr.Cynthia D'Costa. I am a teacher-educator. I train prospective teachers at Pushpanjali College of Education, Vasai. Exploring new avenues in pedagogy is my passion. I conduct workshops for teachers on Learning through games, Use of Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom and other topics. I contribute articles of educational interest to magazines. I have been involved with content development and online teaching for the course Bachelor in e-education.

(Comment.gif: Hello Cynthia, I look forward to your contributions here. You are at the right place. Your experience & specialization can be very meaningful to us. warm regards--Gita Mathur 18:09, 6 June 2010 (UTC))
(Comment.gif: Welcome Cynthia. Your background will definitely help you and also WikiEducator and I am looking forward to collaborative efforts. Warm wishes --Patricia Schlicht 19:46, 6 June 2010 (UTC))

Satyawati Rawool

Hello all to be and be Wiki Learners. This is Satyawati from Mumbai. I am a retired person. I worked in schools and teacher education colleges for 30 years as a learens of science of learning. I assisted learners to construct understanding of their own process of learning. This was a challenging task for me as most of the learners were interested in teaching others and impressing others with their skills. They also insisted that I should be a good teacher by telling correct "knowlegde" but I did not give up. I did develop hyper text on various topics related secondary school learning. I collaborated with different learning projects for primary and secondary school techers and learners. I did develop material for assisting learners for constructing mathematical understanding by doing mathematics. I am involved in developing content for e-B.Ed. course. At present I am working for developing OER in Marathi language.

(Comment.gif: Dear Satyawati, you have a wonderful future here at Wikieducator. There are many ongoing projects which you will find interesting. By the end of the workshop you will become familiar with others having similar interests. warm regards--Gita Mathur 18:16, 6 June 2010 (UTC))
(Comment.gif: Dear Satyawati, We all started just like you, so you are among good company. We learn from each other and you will find this experience enriching and thought provoking. Welcome aboard. Warm wishes, --Patricia Schlicht 19:47, 6 June 2010 (UTC))

Chef James Woroneski

(Comment.gif: Hello James, you are at the right workshop for learning Wiki Skills. We would like you to share your passion for food & education....sounds very interesting. Follow the tutorials carefully and we will provide help when needed. Best wishes --Gita Mathur 18:21, 6 June 2010 (UTC))

(Comment.gif: Hi James, Did you know we have a culinary education site on WikiEducator. Check out the site here: Culinary Education. Feel free to make use of it for your learning contract. You could even make this the preferred site where learning how to cook in many ways could be something many of our Wiki family members could benefit from. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 19:50, 6 June 2010 (UTC))

(Comment.gif: Hi James, this sounds really exciting. You should most definitely link your site to the Culinary Education site on WikiEducator. Warm wishes --Patricia Schlicht 17:37, 7 June 2010 (UTC))

Vaishali Hinge


 Hello all. This is Vaishali from Thane, Mumbai. I am a postgraduate in Biochemistry. All life science subjects are the subjects of my interest.Few years I worked with a pharmasuetical company and for past few years I am conducting my own coaching classes. I feel that teaching is the most suitable field for me. Currently I am pursuing bachelors in e-education.I found this course very interesting. Now I want to learn different online skills as well as different wiki skills that are required for developing well formed open educational resources.I do not know much about wikieducators but I know that after joining wikieducators I will get peer support too to improve my work. I want to be a good teacher and facilitator with the help of wikieducators.

(Comment.gif: Dear Vaishali, I am sure you will enjoy being here. You are right, you will certainly get all the help & support & will soon find collaborators. Warm wishes--Gita Mathur 04:32, 8 June 2010 (UTC))
(Comment.gif: Hello Vaishali, Wow, I am impressed, you are already using boxes and colors. Well done. The more you will get into the depth of WikiEducator, the more you will realise what a life-changing experience this is because of its potential. It is really up to you what you make out of this but I highly encourage you to think big. Good to have you with us. Warm wishes, --Patricia Schlicht 02:23, 9 June 2010 (UTC))

Sharon Archibald

Hi everyone. I'm Sharon Archibald and I'm a Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Sir Sandford Fleming College in Ontario, Canada. I was a Director at a major Canadian corporation before making the move to teaching full time. Some of the courses I am currently teaching are Business Essentials, Contemporary Management Skills, Negotiating Skills, Teams in the Workplace, and Creative Journey. My professional passions include organizational behaviour, technology and creativity and innovation. We have been working on a variety of formats for delivering our courses (face to face, hybrid, on-line, workshops) and using simulations, games, role play and traditional approaches to enhance our lectures and seminars. I was introduced to Wiki Educator this spring in an Open Course and was intrigued by the possibilities. I'm really looking forward to working with everyone.

(Comment.gif: Hi Sharon, it is wonderful to have such an experienced educator on this workshop. I am sure all of us will look forward to your collaboration on content development. warm ergards.--Gita Mathur 13:18, 8 June 2010 (UTC))
(Comment.gif: Hi Sharon. Wow a fellow country woman. Welcome. Isn't it surprising where passion takes us. You will find that coming to WikiEducator, an open education online platform, will open up your way of thinking, the more you explore the options. Welcome aboard. Warm wishes, --Patricia Schlicht 02:25, 9 June 2010 (UTC))

Tero Toivanen

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My name is Tero Toivanen. I am Special Education Teacher teaching children with autistic spectrum diagnosis in Kilonpuisto School, Espoo, Finland. I have already participated in some Learning4Content workshops and learned many things. I think Wikis might be the future of Education and I want to be part of it. For me it's also very important to get new contacts with interesting people around the world and learn with them new things, which make me a better teacher. Every day I learn new things and learning is one of the greatest pleasures in my life.

(Comment.gif: Hi Tero. It is good to be among friends, and to see you here again. You say it, Wikis have started their way up in the hierarchy of education because there are just so many people in the world, who can't afford expensive text books, tuition fees or any education at all, which is why we all are busy laying the groundwork, with passion, dedication and conviction, not for profit, not for personal glory, just to help your fellowman and women. Warm wishes --Patricia Schlicht 02:28, 9 June 2010 (UTC))

(Comment.gif: Hi Tero, you are a great WikiNeighbour at this workshop. Thanks --Gita Mathur 09:37, 9 June 2010 (UTC))

Bhagyashree Borkar

Hi everyone,
I am Bhagyashree Borkar from India (Mumbai). I am a graduate with Chemistry as my major subject and currently I'm undergoing a wonderful teachers' training program called 'e-B.Ed.' (Bachelor of Education in e-learning). I have immense interest in learning newer technologies emerging in the field of education and I've always endeavoured to keep myself at the forefront of modern tools and techniques of education. I've a great passion for teaching (obviously) and Wiki has been my constant friend, guide and mentor in my journey of becoming an educator. I'm eargerly looking forward to this workshop and introduce myself to new ideas and great thoughts in the field of education. This is going to be great!
--Bhagyashree Borkar 17:52, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

(Comment.gif: Welcome dear Bhagyashree, I share you interest in Science teaching & using latest technology for it. WE WILL SURELY COLLABORATE ONCE YOU MASTER THE WIKI SKILLS AT THIS WORKSHOP. Warm wishes.--Gita Mathur 09:43, 9 June 2010 (UTC))

Sayali Dubash

Hello everyone,

I am Sayali Dubash from Pune,India. It is great to go through all the introductions and the wikieducator pages. As I was unable to submit my introduction earlier, the same has been put up on my wikieducator page. I would just like to mention that this is a great place to be. I am positive with the cooperative and collaborative way of working all of us "Global Friends" will be able to create sustainable OERs. Looking forward to learning different wiki tools and having an extended wiki family:-) Regards, to all
(Comment.gif: Dear Sayali, you have a nice userpage, keep working on it. You are right, it is a nice place to be in & make global collaborators & WikiFriends as we call ourselves. :-) Warm wishes.--Gita Mathur 06:18, 11 June 2010 (UTC))

Laxmi Narayan Yadav

Hello! Fellow Wiki Learners, I am Dr. Laxmi Narayan Yadav, Assistant Prof. of Economics at Govt. College Tigaon (Faridabad) Haryana, India. I teach economics and management. I am actively involved in use of ICT for delivery of the learning modules. I have attended 03 workshops on the script writing for the Television and Mass Media and delivered 09 Lectures on the EDUSAT. This is my first workshop of this type and i am enjoying every bit of this exciting venture. I hope to be Wiki neighbour by the time  I finish this workshop.   
  I can be contacted on e-mail: laxmi_narayan70@yahoo.com,  Mob: 09990410910&lt

(Comment.gif: Hello Dr. Yadav. Nice to have you on this workshop. I am sure all of us will be able to be befitted by your rich experiences. Best Wishes.--Gita Mathur 06:49, 11 June 2010 (UTC))

Amit Gujar

Hi All,

Myself Amit A Gujar. Currently I am pursuing bachelors in e-education facilitated by YCMOU. Initiative started by MKCL .I have Completed my BSc in Computer Science, Pune University,Maharashtra,India.I have joined wiki recently. I have one aim in my mind " Education for All " irrespective of the any barrier. And OPEN Education is the right platform for me to achieve it . I have worked for various MNC. I think Wikis might be the future of Education and I want to be part of it.I have great Editing and decorative skills i have worked on COREL,Adobe Pagemaker and various other editing software . I was also a Commercial Printer . I want to be a good teacher and facilitator with the help of wikieducators . TeachIndia Movement by Times of india also inspired me to join this type of group .

(Comment.gif: Welcome Amit. The role of Wikies & OER's is certainly the future of education for all. This unique global community of WikiEducators will help you reach your aim. Best wishes.--Gita Mathur 17:11, 11 June 2010 (UTC))

Vaijayanti Aphale

Hi all,

this is Vaijayanti Aphale from Pune, India. Like most of you, I am here because i wish to do something exciting and creative in the field of education. I would like to do my bit to bring about a positive change in the purpose, content, pedagogy, reach of the present education system. For starters, i am pursuing an ebed course to help me realise my dreams. From the very first steps, I know it's going to be an exciting journey. I hope my MA in Economics from Pune University, my experience as editor of newsletters for a health NGO and as senior copywriter in an advertising agency, as also my years of teaching western dance to school and college students should all help me in some way.

(Comment.gif: Hello Vaijayanti, nice to read your introduction. You have a very rich blending of many spheres. Just the right thing for a good Educator. I look forward to your contributions to WikiEducator. Warm welcome & best wishes--Gita Mathur 17:03, 11 June 2010 (UTC))

Kalpana Gupte


Hi everyone, I am Kalpana from Pune, India. I work in the IGNOU Regional Centre at Pune and had participated in the eL4C37. Sorry that I couldn't join in earlier due to other commitments. I hope to sharpen the skills I learned earlier. It's nice to know that there are several participants from my town. And it is good to meet old friends like Tero. Hope to see you in the Wiziq classroom tomorrow.

(Comment.gif: Welcome Kalpana, now is the right time to join the workshop for you since you were there in our last workshop too. Looking forward to meeting you tomorrow in the live session. warm wishes--Gita Mathur 16:57, 11 June 2010 (UTC))

Abhilasha Jagtap

Hi Everyone, Iam Abhilasha Jagtap from Pune. I have joined IIE Pune for the EBed course.I find this course very interesting & challenging as well for I am totally new to this methodology, hence it takes me a little longer time to find my way around.What you all are doing on WE is a very novel experience. I hope I can keep up to it.

(Comment.gif: Welcome dear Abhilasha. This is a good start. Click on your name above and go to your userpage. Start working on it, we are here to help. Do not hesitate, we all started like this only. Best wishes.--Gita Mathur 18:09, 15 June 2010 (UTC))