Learning Contract Project

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Ideas for a wiki project

The best way to experience the wiki is to start your own wiki project, or to join one of the existing projects in the wiki. We recommend choosing something that is of interest to you and likely to be of use in your own situation. Consult the list of ideas for a wiki project. The purpose of this discussion is propose ideas to:

  • Get feedback and suggestions for refinement
  • Identify possible collaborators for group projects
  • Help connect you with existing communities and projects in the wiki.

Choose a title for your project and provide a brief description of what you would to do.

Note: The learning contract is optional. However in the spirit of open collaboration this is a great way contribute a little of your knowledge in return for the free training the OER Foundation provides. As a non-profit, we rely on donations from individuals and organisations to finance our free training activities and you may choose to give back in this way as well.

Mark Spain

Despite the good links to possible wiki projects I feel the need to interact with others about designing the boundary conditions for a possible wiki project. I would like to explore questions like:

  • Who is my audience?
  • How will I invite them to participate?
  • What is the purpose of my wiki?
  • If I start something how will I sustain my own comittment to maintain my project?
  • What directions could it possibly take?
  • How will I respond to these possibilities?
  • What have others done and learned?
  • What does success look like for my project?

Perhaps we could design our own learning activity here on creating a wiki project plan template for each of us to darft our starting ideas and then find an encouraging way to invite feedback and peer support for refining the project. It would need to build in clear expectations about who is responsible for implementing the project and/or its elements. Some possible subheadings in the template could be:

Project name (give it life);

Scope (what it is and what it is not);

Objectives (precise, measurable results; describe end state);

Deliverables (output, describe objects to be created);

Project team (all those who will work on, provide input to or support the project: note the role of each individual);

Sponsor (senior manager committed to outcome);

Stakeholders (all those affected by the project process and outcome);

Benefits (to stakeholders);

Timeframe (date of completion);

Major milestones (stages of completion and dates);

Risk management (likelihood, consequence, mitigation plan);

Project communication plan (who, why, when and how); --Markspain 02:09, 30 September 2010 (UTC)


Thanks for your feedback and references Benjamin. I think the workgroup charter looks good. It would be good to work with it in collaboration with others on a common goal and test it out --Markspain 23:48, 4 October 2010 (UTC)