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Hello to all. Sorry I'm late. I teach Police Studies at Seneca College in King City Ontario. I came to Seneca five years ago after retiring from the Peel Regional Police , having served as a cop for almost thirty-eight years. I am sure you guys can do the math and conclude that I really am "an old dog learning new tricks". I see several of my compadres have already posted and although I am waaay behind I plan to catch up. Looking forward to meeting you all and learning lots.

Dear Friends, Please use this page to introduce yourself to your fellow participants. Tell us a bit of yourself and why you joined the training and are hoping to do with it.--<a href="User:Pschlicht">Patricia Schlicht</a> 04:42, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

Ellen Feig

Hi everyone, Sorry to be late to our Wiki party but at least I have arrived. My name is Ellen Rosner Feig an I am an English professor at a large community college <a href="http://www.bergen.edu/pages1/pages/Home.aspx">Bergen</a> in NJ who uses a great deal of technology in the classroom. Currently I am finishing my second master's - this one in Educational Technology. Glad to be here.

Welcome Ellen. The Wiki Community is a big-hearted crowd with a shared vision of global brotherhood. You are never late to join here, although we could all benefit by teaming up with WE; earlier the better. </dd>
Please add me as a contact at [www.skype.com Skype]. I plan to arrange some Skype interaction between <a href="http://shcollege.ac.in">Sacred Heart Collge</a> and <a href="http://bergen.edu">your college</a> possibly. I shall introduce you to our Principal [[User:Frjprasantpalakkappillil|Fr. Prasant Palakkappillil] who is our classmate at eL4C49 and very keen to have his students collaborate with their peers abroad. Look forward to the excitement of cross cultural interaction --<a href="User:Sebastian Panakal">Sebastian Panakal</a> 00:55, 7 February 2011 (UTC) </dd>

Hi Ellen ,hope you could enrich WE through your advaced knowledges of connecting technology to teaching...Heartly wishes.--<a href="User:Lizynavin">Lizynavin</a> 11:37, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

Hi Ellen.Great to have you aboard.I am also an English teacher and it makes me really happy to have got this opportunity to work with you and learn from you.Regards--<a href="User:Khrachss">Khrachss</a> 03:40, 8 September 2011 (UTC) </dd>

<a href="User:Ecllatas">Liz</a>

Hi everyone , I am so happy to be part of such great experience ( first time for me ) I am Elizabeth , but you can call me Liz. I am a Peruvian English language teacher and educator who loves teaching .I grew up among exams and professional discussions about the learning - teaching process so I decided to become a foreign langauge instructor. I have found out that it is not difficult to become a wikieducator ,but I am still worried about being able to catch up with all the tasks we are supposed to accomplish since I am a pretty busy person.Well, I 'll try and as our coach says  :'..You can't learn to swim withouth getting into water . Good luck for everybody!

Warm welcome Liz...You would surely benefit from WE ....We all are here to help you...--<a href="User:Lizynavin">Lizynavin</a> 11:39, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

<a href="User:LuckyLuka">LuckyLuka</a>

Hi Fellow Participants,

My name is Luka Jonathan Mangset. I am a Deputy Director in the Federal Ministry of Youth Development, in my country, Nigeria. I decided to join the traning, to share experiences, exchange ideas and gain knowledge on modern techniques of youth entrepreneurship training.I will apply the knowledge aquired to my present and future jobs.

Hi Luka, great to meet you here. I am looking forward to connect you with Sacred Heart College. I have arranged a Face to Face Pre-Workshop, WikiBuddy Orientation session for trainees enrolled at eL4C49 from <a href="http://shcollege.ac.in/">Sacred Heart College</a>, Kerala, India. The Principal <a href="User:Frjprasantpalakkappillil">Fr. Prasant Palakkappilly</a> is one of the WikiBuddy Trainees. Hence the request to connect with your country through you. </dd>
Four of us: Myself, <a href="User:Lizynavin">Lizy Navin</a>, <a href="User:Scariatc">Scaria</a> and <a href="User:Djoseph">Darsana Joseph</a> will present the benefits of OER. The workshop is scheduled at 15:00 Hours Indian Standard Time i.e {(GMT+05:30) Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi} on Thursday, 10 Feb 2011 - <a href="User:Sebastianpanakal">Sebastian Panakal</a> </dd>

<a href="User:Randyfisher">Randy Fisher (aka WikiRandy)</a>

My name is <a href="User:Randyfisher">Randy Fisher</a> - and it was way back in 2007 when I had a life-changing event, meeting Wayne Mackintosh and experiencing WikiEducator. I promptly changed my name to WikiRandy! I've been hooked on the possibilities of bringing open education resources into the mainstream, and engaging faculty and admin to use both the wiki as a production space, as well as OERs to achieve their goals and objectives. I have been intimately involved in facilitating the growth of WikiEducator. I have recently served as project manager for the <a href="http://www.oerconsortium.org">Community College Consortium for Open Education Resources</a>. A hall mark of WikiEducator is that we are a valuable community of support - if you have a question, concern or suggestion - please ask first, and don't hesitate to contact me. I'm here to help!

Marc Kivel

Howdy! I'm <a href="User:Marckivel">Marc Kivel</a> joining in from Frisco, Texas (just a bit north of Dallas).  I'm very excited by the idea of open education resources (OER) and how they will change the face of formal education world-wide.  My background is primarily in paper-based instructional design and f2f instruction with adult audiences dealing with technical subjects.  I am dousing myself with a heavy amount of OER online to be more marketable in this dynamic economy and because I believe it's the best way to help folks achieve their goals on their timetables.  I'm looking forward to collaborating with my peers and facilitators and contirbuting to the growth of WikiEducator. Thanks for making this training possible!

Marc - the beauty of WikiEducator is that it is a space / place to develop open educational resources for either face to face or online learning. It really helps you easily record / capture your ideas, to use in future iterations of materials development. There's even a nifty feature that allows you to make "collections" of pages that you make (in a sense, a downloadable book - for printing - See: <a href="WikiPublishing">WikiPublishing</a>) that can serve as a companion to your paper-based classes. - <a href="User:Wikirandy">Randy Fisher</a> </dd>
Welcome Marc. I joined Wiki community a couple of years ago. Due to various pressures, I was not able to complete the course and become a WikiBuddy myself. This time I am all out to become a Facilitator Online leveraging this wonderful resource and great network of people like you. Once again, Welcome aboard - <a href="User:Sebastianpanakal">Sebastian Panakal</a> </dd>

<a href="User:Julie Willems">Julie Willems</a>

Greetings from Australia. My name is (Dr.) <a href="http://wikieducator.org/User:Julie_Willems">Julie Willems</a> and I am one of the academic researchers in <a href="http://www.dehub.edu.au">DEHub</a>. DEHub is a research consortium of five universities concerned with best practice in distance education. These partner universities are the University of New England (where the research team are based), Central Queensland University, Massey University, and Charles Stuart University. DEHub is funded by the Australian federal government agency, DEEWR. Greetings from Australia. My name is (Dr.) <a href="http://wikieducator.org/User:Julie_Willems">Julie Willems</a> and I am one of the academic researchers in <a href="http://www.dehub.edu.au">DEHub</a>. DEHub is a research consortium of five universities concerned with best practice in distance education. These partner universities are the University of New England (where the research team are based), Central Queensland University, Massey University, and Charles Sturt University. DEHub is funded by the Australian federal government agency, DEEWR.

I am participating in this training to refine my skills in building both a personal wiki and a wiki in which to run a special interest group on equity and access issues in higher education. Nice to meet you all.

As I type these lines, I am concerned for my colleagues on the seaboard of far north Queensland in Australia as a large tropical storm (cyclone) approaches. Be safe one and all.

Julie - Welcome aboard! [<a href="http://www.dehub.edu.au/">DEHub</a>] is an excellent example of how the wiki can be used. I invite all of our colleagues to check it out. It is also an excellent example of institutional collaboration. You are an excellent resource to our WE community. I look forward to you articulating, how we can be of service to you - the wiki way! - <a href="User:Wikirandy">Randy Fisher</a> 17:11, 3 February 2011 (UTC) </dd>
Thank you Julie - for showing us the great work you and your team at [<a href="http://www.dehub.edu.au/">DEHub</a>] is doing for global growth using OER blessings. I am a <a href="http://rajettan-eteaching.blogspot.com/">Trainer and Resource Person</a> for School/College Teaching Staff and should be able to introduce your project in colleges where I have already trained learners, lecturers and professors on OER skills.--<a href="User:Sebastian Panakal">Sebastian Panakal</a> 07:37, 5 February 2011 (UTC) </dd>

<a href="User:Tabeles">Tom Abeles</a>

I edit the international academic journal <a href="http://www.emeraldinsight.com/oth.htm">On the Horizon</a> and have an international consulting practice that works with governments, academic institutions, the private sector and policy analysts on theory, praxis and the present/future of education, in click as well as brick space, from class level to policy, operations to finance, and from primary schools to academic research.

A portion of our work involves projects in the area of sustainability and renewable energy, from student laboratories to 2000 hectares of sustainable agriculture and biofuel production/use.

We integrate the two areas through involvement, as appropriate, with projects. These can be simple projects involving service learning and competency based education to participation in commercial level projects and work with citizens groups or government agencies.

On the Horizon, is a foresight academic journal which has, in the past and forthcoming, special issues on such subjects as education and the new media, education and "the new normal", games/simulations in education and theoretical issues such as complexity science and education. OER questions both the content delivery and economic models of traditional education systems, internationally, and it challenges its own movement's ability to build a viable economic model and one which has credibility- the focus of this current effort.

Tom - If you're looking for <a href="http://www.emeraldinsight.com/products/journals/call_for_papers.htm?id=2698&PHPSESSID=qedp1j65po1aol5lq6ha649s76">complexity theory</a> in action, you've come to the right place. At one level, this course is about learning wiki skills - at another level, it's about learning about the dynamics of a complex, self-organizing ecosystem. As is the case, with open source technology, there is a definite economic model regarding the use, production and remix / repurposing of OERs. OER adoption and use is springing up all over the place - usually a grassoots effort - but a notable example of an institution-wide adoption is the Washington State Community and Technical Colleges (Cable Green's outfit). Glad to have you onboard! - <a href="User:Wikirandy">Randy Fisher</a> 17:18, 3 February 2011 (UTC) </dd>
Tom - You look like the person I could connect with our Alumni Association at <a href="http://shcollege.ac.in">Sacred Heart College</a>. I am forming an Alumni Cloud at Sacred Heart College, to launch 'Seniors Mentor Juniors'. Seniors spend some quality time with the juniors at Skype sessions; day scholars tap the experience and expertise of elders. We started connecting using Facebook, and are awed by the human resource, our college mates spread across the globe. I now plan to teach OER and Wiki editing skills to my juniors to grow our network of love! I should like to get your guidance in such projects. My Skype ID is: sebastianpanakal - --<a href="User:Sebastian Panakal">Sebastian Panakal</a> 08:06, 5 February 2011 (UTC) </dd>

<a href="User:Sebastianpanakal">Sebastian Panakal</a>

I am a Coach at eSchool Kerala, a school helping people go online, use Wiki and Web 2.0 technologies to be successful in the Knowledge Era. At <a href="http://eschoolkerala.wikispaces.com">eSchool Kerala</a> I have a consulting practice that works with governments, academic institutions, the private sector and policy analysts on theory, practise and the present/future of education. As an Online Trainer, I train 12 year olds to retired hands. I use <a href="http://education.skype.com">Skype platform for Educators</a> to improve language learning of my learners.

A portion of my work involves Teaching Thinking and Fusion Mathematics (a project that uses Vedic Mathematics & Spreadsheets) to help children understand mathematical logic and to make maths fun. I work with school and colleges to help them connect with other schools and collegs abroad, using Skype and Social Software. I am here to network and connect with my Wiki classmates and their friends.

We also have an platform for school / college students called <a href="http://ebalajanasakhyam.com">eBalajanasakhyam</a>, where we teach Thinking Skills to empower Gen Next. Thanks to this exciting time in history, I can use videoconferencing tools to connect with like minded people all over the world. Wiki skills is a godsend for successful networking.

One of our team members <a href="http://wikieducator.org/User:Djoseph">Darsana Joseph</a> is working on a Wiki project to show and tell the practical use of Wiki. She is working on a <a href="http://nirmalahighersecondaryschool.wikispaces.com/Deal+or+No+Deal">Waste to Wealth</a> Project. It still has to take off for want of funding. But we are working on it to raise funds for the take off.

We integrate education and entrepreneurship at <a href="http://nirmalahighersecondaryschool.wikispaces.com/">Darsana Joseph's</a> school, the only place from where she can launch such a project. We have a <a href="http://www.youtube.com/dhanam4teenagers">Conversation Club</a>, in tune with Sugata Mitra's "Hole in the Wall" experiment.

Shortly, <a href="http://shcollege.ac.in">Sacred Heart College</a> <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sacred-Heart-College-Thevara/114494991899942">Alumni Association</a> will launch cloud computing to help the needy on very many social problems, a free form design by The Thinking Club of <a href="http://ebalajanasakhyam.com">eBalajanasakhyam</a> members integrating Dr. Abdul Kalam's, <a href="http://www.indiavision2020.org/">"India Vision 2020"</a>, Web 2.0 and <a href="http://www.wikispaces.com/">Wiki spaces</a>.

Sebastian - welcome aboard - you have valuable experiences to share with our newer wiki colleagues. Also, there may be opportunities for collaboration - between people and institutions seeking joint-venture projects. Looking forward to seeing how this evolves! - <a href="User:Wikirandy">Randy Fisher</a> 17:08, 3 February 2011 (UTC) </dd>
Hi sir.Thank you very much for taking your time to join us and work as one of the co-facilitators of this event.Hope that I could turn to you to tone up my wiki skills.--<a href="User:Khrachss">Khrachss</a> 03:56, 8 September 2011 (UTC) </dd>

Lizy Navin

My Name is Lizy Navin.I am working as an online tutor in India.I would like to explore and share knowledge through wikieducator.

Hi Lizy - great to have you with us - there is a very strong contingent of folks from India on the wiki - and they've created wonderful materials. Look forward to your progress! - <a href="User:Wikirandy">Randy Fisher</a> 00:22, 3 February 2011 (UTC) </dd>
Hi Liz, do connect with the resourceful community of WE to learn how to present our Pre-Training Seminar in the best possible light--<a href="User:Sebastian Panakal">Sebastian Panakal</a> 06:11, 6 February 2011 (UTC) </dd>

Scaria T C

My name is Scaria T C.I am a retired Senior Engineer. I wish to actively involve in wikieducator activities.

Welcome Scaria - can you share more about yourself, your interests and your location? - <a href="User:Wikirandy">Randy Fisher</a> 00:15, 3 February 2011 (UTC) </dd>
Dear Randy Fisher, Thrilled to see that you spared your valuable time to communicate with me.               I am a BSc. degree holder in Chemistry and a graduate in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering .I was employed in the factory O/E/N India Ltd., in our village , for 28 years. I was responsible for the Electrical / Electronic maintenance of the machines , and operation , maintenance and commissioning of Substation consisting of 1600 KVA Transformer , 4 nos.;Diesel Generators with associated switch gear, at the time retirement. Education has become a lucrative business here . As a result, acquiring standard education , especially in professional field , is a far cry to the common man .I hope , by promoting Wiki education we can enable , encourage and enhance the capacity of the people to tap the potentials of  Wiki and a tremendous change can be achieved.For this I wish to learn , collaborate and share in the Wiki field. In association with Sebastian Panakal we are promoting Wiki education in Kerala. With your keen and expert guidance , and using the skillfully planned  Learning4Content , I wish to become a Wiki expert. I am a villager residing far away from the city of Cochin. Yes , I belong to the God's own Country - Kerala. </dd> </dd>

<a href="User:Teromakotero">Tero Toivanen</a>

<img src="http://WikiEducator.org/images/thumb/8/81/Tero_el_tresero_yl%C3%A4osa.jpg/80px-Tero_el_tresero_yl%C3%A4osa.jpg" _fck_mw_filename="Tero el tresero yläosa.jpg" _fck_mw_location="left" _fck_mw_width="80" alt="" class="fck_mw_left" />I am a musician specialized in Cuban music, Master of Arts in Education and special education teacher. I am working in the Kilonpuisto School, Espoo, Finland as a special education teacher teaching autistic pupils. I have participated in quite a few WikiEducator workshops before, but I just want to learn more and more! This is a great way to learn wiki-skills! Every time I learn something new! --<a href="User:Teromakotero">Teromakotero</a> 17:35, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

Hi Tero - what a wonderful combination of educational qualifications that you have. Regarding Cuban Music, I recall watching the Buena Vista Social Club movie (Ry Cooder), that profiled the Cuban musical greats. Very memorable, indeed. Regarding special education, we have some resources on WikiEducator pertaining to Autism. Check out: http://wikieducator.org/The_Autism_Spectrum_Disorders Welcome aboard! - <a href="User:Wikirandy">Randy Fisher</a> 00:14, 3 February 2011 (UTC) </dd>

Thank you Randy! I am trying to do something about Autism also, here: <a href="User:Teromakotero/Autism">Autism</a>. I know <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omara_Portuondo">Omara Portuondo</a>, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliades_Ochoa">Eliades Ochoa</a> and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_de_Marcos_Gonz%C3%A1lez">Juan de Marcos Gonzalez</a> from that movie very well and I have also played with them. Eliades is from Santiago de Cuba and he was working in the same place (<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trova">Casa de la Trova</a>) where I was working with <a href="http://personal.inet.fi/koti/teromakotero/teromakotero_02.html">Guitarras y Trovadores</a> 9 years. --<a href="User:Teromakotero">Teromakotero</a> 20:41, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Hi Tero - I feel jealous of people who could play music. You see, I am bookish and never took a music lesson. Of course, I enjoy music. One of these days, you are going to play music online to my college buddies, I promise. After all, WE CAN - --<a href="User:Sebastian Panakal">Sebastian Panakal</a> 08:12, 5 February 2011 (UTC) </dd>

Amir Abas

Currently, I do database work for local dental company.  I was working as a personal tutor whilst studying at university and am hoping to land a teaching job when I returned to my country of origin, sometime this year. One of my Arabic online teacher is an active member of wikipedia, which gave me an idea to join Wikipedia as well.

Hi Amir - many thanks for joining us in WikiEducator. We're delighted to have you, and you may be interested to know that we have some WikiEducators from various Arabic countries developing lessons in English and Arabic - <a href="User:Wikirandy">Randy Fisher</a> 00:11, 3 February 2011 (UTC) </dd>
Hi Amir - Welcome to WikiEducator. You'll enjoy it here. OER is full of big-hearted happy-go-lucky people. If you need any support as you start charting your course on Wiki waters, you are welcome to contact me. I have made most of the mistakes you are likely to make while working on Wiki skills. Take care. - --<a href="User:Sebastian Panakal">Sebastian Panakal</a> 08:16, 5 February 2011 (UTC) </dd>

Jane Hornibrook

Hello from New Zealand. I'm the public Project Lead for Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand. I'd like to upgrade my wiki skills in order to interact with constituents and the community more effectively in WikiEducator and other similar spaces on the web.

Jane - glad to have you with us - WikiEducator is a great space for current leaders and future leaders to hone their wiki skills and develop OER. We look forward to your participation and contributions! - <a href="User:Wikirandy">Randy Fisher</a> 17:26, 3 February 2011 (UTC) </dd>
Jane - A pleasure to have you around. Welcome to the community of OER Webtrepreneurs. You'll like it here. OER is a great team. Welcome aboard. - --<a href="User:Sebastian Panakal">Sebastian Panakal</a> 08:20, 5 February 2011 (UTC) </dd>

Nycole Harding

Hello all... my name is Nycole Harding and I would call myself a wiki newbie as this is my first attempt at this. I decided to join this workshop in order to gain knowledge and to learn how to use different methods of teaching with my students. I am a program coordinator in the School of Public Safety and Police Studies at Seneca College in King City, Ontario.

Nycole - A wiki newbie? - Ahh, you're in great company, because we've all been there. We appreciate your bravery, and will do our best to help you to feel supported. Regarding teaching methods - this course is an interesting example, as it is a combination of WikiEducator and Moodle. So, in addition to the actual wiki skills, please observe "how" the course is taught - we welcome your feedback! - <a href="User:Wikirandy">Randy Fisher</a> 17:37, 3 February 2011 (UTC) </dd>
Nycole - Welcome to Wiki's most exciting learning journey. This is a great trip. You are supported by wonderful mentors all around. All you have to do is shout. We can make all those mistakes together, laugh at our mistakes and enjoy the thrill of learning. Welcome Nycole. --<a href="User:Sebastian Panakal">Sebastian Panakal</a> 08:24, 5 February 2011 (UTC) </dd>
Nycole.A warm welcome to you.I am humbled to see a team of enthusiasts coming together for this wonderful programme!Hope we could make the most of this event.--<a href="User:Khrachss">Khrachss</a> 03:20, 8 September 2011 (UTC) </dd>

Stephanie Barrett

Hello all, I am an instructor at Seneca College in King City, Ontario, Canada.  I have recently completed a course on Technology Enhanced Learning which has really opened my eyes to a whole new realm of possibilities in the classroom.  I find these Web 2.0 tools an excellent way to engage students with course content.  I am looking forward to learning how to utilize Wikis to enhance the teaching/learning environment in my courses.

Stephanie - you're right - and the Web 2.0 tools 'level the playing field' in that you can learn from peers and other students. Do keep a record of your observations and reflections - and your own learning progress. Welcome aboard! - <a href="User:Wikirandy">Randy Fisher</a> 17:33, 3 February 2011 (UTC) </dd>
Hey Staphanie - would you like to <a href="http://education.skype.com">skype chat</a> with newbies at eL4C49 whom I plan to train face to face? Senior members of our Alumni Association is mentoring the day scholars of <a href="http://shcollege.ac.in">Sacred Heart College</a> using Skype and Wikis to teach them Read/Write Web skills. Our Principal <a href="User:Frjprasantpalakkappillil">Fr. Prasant Palakkappillil</a> is a vibrant go getter. He too is a student enrolled at eL4C49 with the day scholars of the college. Once you say yes, I can arrange a skype chat with you and your team. My skype id: sebastianpanakal --<a href="User:Sebastian Panakal">Sebastian Panakal</a> 08:31, 5 February 2011 (UTC) </dd>
Welcome Stephanie.This workshop is going to be a great event.We have to put our heads together and find out "new realm of possibilities".Looking forward to learning together.--<a href="User:Khrachss">Khrachss</a> 03:15, 8 September 2011 (UTC) </dd>

Larry White

Greetings from Seneca College's King Campus, located about 40 km north of Toronto, Canada. Here at the King Campus, we offer a variety of programs in the Faculty of Applied Arts and Health Sciences. My name is Larry White and I am Academic Chair for the School of Public Safety, Underwater Skills, Recreation and Environmental Studies. For those of you wishing to learn more about Seneca College, please visit or website at <a href="http://www.senecac.on.ca">www.senecac.on.ca</a>. For those of you wishing to contact me directly, please do not hesitate to do so at <a href="mailto:larry.white@senecac.on.ca">larry.white@senecac.on.ca</a>.

Greetings Larry - you've brought a nice contingent of folks from Seneca. We look forward to your feedback throughout this process, and how the basic wiki skills development for OERs can support activities at Seneca. - <a href="User:Wikirandy">Randy Fisher</a> 17:31, 3 February 2011 (UTC) </dd>
Hi Larry, I will be watching your OER activities to learn from you. We have a lot in common. I am sure, I can collaborate with you and learn from you.--<a href="User:Sebastian Panakal">Sebastian Panakal</a> 08:37, 5 February 2011 (UTC) </dd>
Hi Larry White.Great to join you.Looking forward to learning together.--<a href="User:Khrachss">Khrachss</a> 02:59, 8 September 2011 (UTC) </dd>

Abdul Khadar

A warm welcome from India!I am Abdul, a teacher from Kerala,a state in south India.I teach English and I am particularly interested in technology.Wikieducator had been my companion for the last two years .It has played a great role in guiding me to take the kind of path I should choose towards my professional development.Now I have friends across the globe sharing and collaborating on areas related to my career.I am glad that I have joined this wiki and I hope this rendezvous would help me get enlightened with new ideas and meet more friends.I do look forward to joining you on the wiki.

Hey Abdul Khadar, Welcome to our team of Wiki Activists. We plan to have a eL4C49 face to face training to Wiki enthusiasts we have enrolled from <a href="http://www.shcollege.ac.in">Sacred Heart College</a>. <a href="User:Lizynavin">Lizy Navin</a> and <a href="User:Sebastianpanakal">myself</a> have enrolled the Principal of the college himself to empower the whole college using OER and Wiki skills. I invite you, (and any member of eL4C49 collaborators) to be online at <a href="http://education.skype.com">Skype</a> at 3 pm Indian Standard Time (IST is GMT + 5 1/2 Hours) on Thursday, 10 Feb 2011. We shall make an impressive show of WE solidarity --<a href="User:Sebastian Panakal">Sebastian Panakal</a> 06:01, 6 February 2011 (UTC) </dd>

<a href="User:Na123">Nada Saif</a>

Hi all :).Sorry for the late response.I'm Nada.I live in Yemen.Currently I work as an instructor in IT dept(Hodeidah university).I'm fan to open source technologies and web development;I worked with few CMS platforms such asJoomla ,Drupal,Moodle,but was not that much in the backend.In addition to this course I'm also enrolling in some free online p2p courses ;one of them is MediaWiki.

This is my first experience with Wiki ,and it seems to be a unique opportunity to learn how to use all wiki' features properly, and share ideas with all professional members around the world!

Good luck!

Hi Nada, welcome aboard. I too am a student like you, just as enthusiastic in mastering Wiki skills. How did you enrol for the 'free online p2p course at Wiki media? Help me enroll for that course, please email me the link or you can <a href="http://skype.com">skype me</a>. My ID is sebastianpanakal--<a href="User:Sebastian Panakal">Sebastian Panakal</a> 02:06, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks Sebastian .You can find many free courses here <a href="http://www.p2pu.org">[n]</a>.

Hi Nada, A warm welcome to you.First of all let me thank you for your good link on p2p.It's really great to have people from many regions come together transcending all kinds of barriers.WE has got so much to offer us and we have to find ways to manipulate it to suit our needs.Good Luck!--<a href="User:Khrachss">Khrachss</a> 02:59, 8 September 2011 (UTC) </dd>

Mathew Thambi

Hello..I am Mathew Thambi from God's own Country Kerala, India. I work as a Consultant for investments and helping graduate students in finding avenues for higher education. I was in Senior administration for insurance, NGO, hospitals and for 25 years in banking. I am fascinated by the noble work of WIKI and would like to actively participate and work earnestly contributing to achieve its goal by becoming a Wiki ambassador My ID is Mathewthambi

Hi Mathew, welcome aboard. You'll do wonderfully well as a Wiki Community Member. Your track record, your experience and expertise will be a wonderful addition to WE--<a href="User:Sebastian Panakal">Sebastian Panakal</a> 16:47, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

Thank you Mr.Sebastian..I hope to live upto your raised bar!

Hi Mathew.Really heartening to have so many from this region join the workshop.We have great enthusiasts like Sebastian with us and hope that we could make the most of the course.--<a href="User:Khrachss">Khrachss</a> 02:17, 8 September 2011 (UTC) </dd>

Andrea Glover