Learning4Content/Workshops/eL4C51/Instructions for Day 9

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Dear Friends,

We hope you had a good weekend. Our workshop is soon coming to an end and time has passed very quickly. We hope you have enjoyed working on your user pages by adding text and images to your page. Think of your user page as your personal business card on WikiEducator and let people see who you are, what you do, add some of your reflections on education or things you like, things you have done with WikiEducator or for in your community, and generally, make it appealing to other viewers.

You may also have a number of lesson plans and teaching materials which you want to convert into wiki format for sharing with other teachers. Look for WikiNeighbors to help you. Now that you are part of our WikiEducator family of almost 23,000 global educators, there are many people around to help. As for our Indian colleagues, also have a look at your Indian WikiEducator chapter at WikiEducator India. You are free to start a chapter in your own country and take your own WikiEducator initiatives forward. Foremost have fun doing it.

So today we will test two alternatives for converting and uploading existing documents on WikiEducator.


Converting an existing document
Under the toolbox on the left hand side of your screen, click on the link called OOConvertor OOConverter

  • Follow the instructions on screen to upload a file from your machine, eg .doc or .odt. (Note: that you should save Microsoft .docx files in the older .doc format.
  • Select the appropriate license (for example CC-BY or CC-BY-SA) to confirm the permissions for teachers to reuse, adapt, modify and share teaching materials.
  • This web service will convert the file into wiki format and create a new page as a subpage of your Username. You will also receive an email notification when the document is converted. You will now be able to copy this text to any page in the wiki.
  • Note that you will need to upload images separately.

It is good practice to use styles for specifying different heading levels in the source document.

Working offline

  • It is possible to work offline and save your work in Mediawiki text format. To do this you will need a copy of the Open Office word processor (Free and Open Source Software.)
  • Work through the tutorial demonstrating how to edit using Open Office Editing using Open Office.

Wishing you all the best
Your International Facilitators Team
Patricia, Wayne, Michael, Gladys, Sebastian, K.S, Ben and Ramesh