Learning4Content/Workshops/Online schedule/eL4C48/Facilitators Workroom

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Facilitators Workroom
Welcome facilitators of eL4C48 to our private place inside the workshop pages.
Let's use this page to align our efforts for a coordinated online co-facilitation of the workshop.

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Facilitators' Contact Info

Patricia Schlicht

Michael Verhaart

  • Email: gmail
  • Skype: mverhaart

Workshop requirements

  • We are required to aim at a minimum of 47 registered participants. We have 30 participants so far.

if we don't reach that many people, don't stress, not much you can do. Sometimes less is more but more are merrier (;-))) --Patricia Schlicht 04:32, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

To do List

  • Promote the workshop outside in whatever way possible
  • It would be great if you could respond to participants as they come in by leaving them welcome message. i will do the same. We always say something encouraging about them and welcome them aboard. Take ownership and act as you are "Mr. WikiEducator" as representative of WikiEducator...."Welcome aboard", "good to have you with us", "welcome again, glad you could make it"....". Follow the lead. Make them feel welcome and appreciated.
  • Update the participants list with new registrations (both of us at an ongoing basis).
    • Hi Patricia - is this a manual edit? I added Katherine Scripps - is this how you want it done.?
      -Mverhaart 11:14, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
      • Yes, this would be a manual edit. --Patricia Schlicht 01:31, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
      • Thanks Michel, saw this. could you also add the appropriate gender distribution list up top the participants list, so we are up-to-date as well. Feel free to add the appropriate flag in the list as well. Thanks so much. --Patricia Schlicht 18:55, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Wayne will create the Wiki Moodle list from which I will post the instructions. Discussions are carried out on the Wiki directly.
  • You will quickly find that people will seek you out and you will be working via the email you have indicated on the registration site.
  • always encourage them to post their questions under WikiDiscussions, giving the link, so others can benefit them. Some people feel shy, guide them as best possible, if they still don't want to ask their questions publicly, that's fine of course.
  • I personally create a Group email for the course, we could use/name it in the same way, let's say "EL4C48 - Course Participants". Here you can post messages that will help everybody, reminders, encouragements, observations, ....always positive.
  • Please check spelling and grammar as you go along, a mechanism to control quality as much as possible.
  • Review contents on Learning4Content/Workshops/eL4C48/Workshop_schedule.
  • Check the Wiki Discussion tabs on the Workshop page on a regular basis to respond to questions and queries. Best to bookmark each page, so you will be notified if changes to the page has been made. (put it on your watch list).
  • I have create our live online events for my time(Saturday, December 11, (check the workshop schedule under local times for your time) in the Wiziq Virtual Boardroom. Do you have the actual Powerpoint Presentation I could upload to WIZIQ for your presentation. Maybe shorten it, no more than 10-15 min max.
  • Michael, Hi. I recommend you set those pages that will have active contributions such as the introductions page, questions asked page under WikiDiscussions on your watch list. People are starting to introduce themselves, so you can respond and they feel they are not alone out there, we are actually here. Thanks, Michael --Patricia Schlicht 19:38, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

Populating Participants' User Pages

A simple method for populating a user page with the welcome template, categories, and headings is to add:

{{subst:EL4C user page|Name=EL4C48}}

subst and Name are required to directly substitute the content into the user page and select the correct welcome template. A suggestion for the summary text is as follows:

Created with Template:EL4C user page. Questions should be directed to your eL4C facilitator.

For more information see Template:EL4C user page and the caution below.

So what you do, you copy/paste the link above: {{subst:EL4C user page|Name=EL4C48}} on to the transferred page. People register first and you transfer the page into the participants table.

On the Newbies pages, you just enter this syntax above and save. It populates the page with all necessary headers, including the welcome template.


Before adding any content to a linked user page, make sure it corresponds to the correct user account. Click on "my contributions" link (in registered participants table), there must be at least one of the following edition line:
Variable Date - variable Time - (hist) (diff) Learning4Content/Workshops/eL4C48/Register ‎
This edit confirms the user registered to the workshop.


Hi Patricia - a little confused here. There is only 1 participant (apart from us) that meet the Variable date - ... criteria that is have "My contributions rather than "Special:Contributions/user/My contributions" yet I notice you have created their newbie pages anyway? is this an error in the instructions?
- Mverhaart 11:02, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Hi Michael, not sure what you are saying, i will have another look at the syntax, maybe I overlooked something. --Patricia Schlicht 18:56, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
    • Hi Michael, couldn't see anything different when it comes to the syntax, but when i was checking this, I thought, you might have referred to some pages not formally being registered yet. If that's the case, this is quite normal. when the first instructions are being sent out which I will do later today/tomorrow latest, they will instruct people on how to create their user account. If somebody indicated a user name on the registration site, it doesn't always equal to an existing account, which they will learn how to do (should have done right away) but this is part of the pre-class activity. Warm wishes --Patricia Schlicht 19:10, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
    • Hi Michael, I figured it out, sometimes, one is looking at from a too close angle and you don't see it. It is fixed now. Somehow a subpage was created, so I reverted that and now all are the same. Cheers --Patricia Schlicht 17:08, 5 December 2010 (UTC)


Notes from eL4C48

Available related resources:

Ideas for engaging participants in Wiki Discussions

  • Hi Michael, Please start encouraging our friends to exchange their views about the questions on open versus closed and quality in open education as part of workshop assignment. We do not volunteer our opinion but encourage them to speak up. There is no right or wrong, just a different perspective. Thanks so much. --Patricia Schlicht 00:05, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

Resources for Online & F2F Facilitation and Co-facilitation


  • I am looking forward to our collaboration. Will be fun! Thanks Michael.--Patricia Schlicht 04:39, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Me too.. but I suspect I'll make a few interesting mistakes too !!!
    - Mverhaart 11:16, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
  • No worries about this. You will be great! thanks for everything. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 18:57, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
  • People do not have to log into the WikiEducator (WE) Moodle to post their questions. We encourage them to do this directly on the wiki. Warm wishes, --Patricia Schlicht 22:47, 5 December 2010 (UTC)
  • I understand and appreciate the fact that for a newbie the beginning is a bit challenging with all its different sites we are making reference to, but once you are over this hump, it will make more sense. This is why you need to keep reiterating always providing the hyperlink until they know what it is you are referring to. Thanks, Michael --Patricia Schlicht 22:47, 5 December 2010 (UTC)