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eL4C48 Workshop Report

Expected Output

The expected outcomes of this workshop were:

  • To teach and train the use of the new Rich Text Editing WikiEducator tutorials 1-10;
  • To explore the concept of open education using an open source software platform and integrated technologies in the process;
  • To provide background information on WikiEducator
  • Demonstrate collaborative sharing of information
  • Develop OER content on WikiEducator


  • EL4C48 was a 10-day basic wiki editing skills Learning4content online Workshop teaching Rich Text Editing under the Learning4Content initiative of the OER Foundation, which took place from December 6-17, 2010.
  • The workshop was one of the OER Foundation's monthly Learning4Content workshops and led by Patricia Schlicht as lead facilitator with the help of Dr. Michael Verhaart as co-facilitator for the first time.
  • The facilitators invited all the participants to join discussions directly on the Wiki under the Wiki Discussions tabs.
  • Participants received instructions on the workshop home page as well as on/through the WikiEducator Moodle sent daily directly to their email addresses.
  • The tutorials and forum discussions were conducted on the Wiki Discussion Workshop page, directly with the facilitators by email, or on the participants userpages.

Live Session on WIZIQ

  • EL4C48 held one hands-on live online session on WiZiQ for about 60 minutes, on Saturday, December 11, at 7:00 PM PST, so after the end of week 1 of the course.
  • 12 participants registered of which 7 attended. Patricia Schlicht and Dr. Michael Verhaart moderated the event and provided an overview of latest developments on WikiEducator, the OER Foundation (Patricia Schlicht) and how he uses Wiki in New Zealand (Michael Verhaart).
  • The WIZIQ LIVE Session can be viewed here

Outcome and Demographics

The workshop consisted of the following demongraphics:


Participants: 39
Female: 19
Male: 20 Withdrawal: None
includes Facilitators: 2 (Female: 1 / Male: 1)

Country Participation

Participants from 15 countries participated in eL4C48:

Flag of Australia.svg Australia | Flag of Canada.svg Canada | Flag of Fiji.svg Fiji |Flag of Finland.svg Finland | Flag of Greece.svg Greece | Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana | Flag of India.svg India | Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya | Flag of Mauritius.svg Mauritius |Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand | Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria | Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabia | Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Trinidad and Tobago | Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda | Flag of USA.svg USA |

Regional distribution of participants (including facilitators)

North Amercia Canada 1 3 4
USA 1 3 4
South America Guyana 2 2
Africa Kenya 1 1
Nigeria 1 1
Uganda 1 1
Mauritius 3 1 4
Asia India 4 3 7
Europe Finland 1 1
Greece 1 1
MiddleEast/Arabia Saudi Arabia 1 1
Caribbean Trinidad and Tobago 1 2 3
Oceania Australia 1 1
New Zealand 3 4 7
Fiji 1 1


I was very pleased to receive the offer of support from Dr. Michael Verhaart of New Zealand. While not new to the use of Wiki Technology, he was new to facilitating on WikiEducator as this was his first time. It is a great opportunity as this will also help future involvements with WikiEducator developments in New Zealand.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude for his generous contributions to this workshop, in terms of time and effort, and the overall assistance provided. It has been a pleasure to interact with him.

I noticed that many participants had signed up before for the L4C online course and came back to learn more or to complete what they couldn't finish before. Overall, I was satisfied with outcome of this workshop as it took place so shortly before the Christmas holidays.

--Patricia Schlicht 22:35, 22 December 2010 (UTC)