Learning Contract Project

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Eileen O'Connor

I have been working in virtual worlds (Second Life) for several years, but mostly use it for meetings and discussions.  Due to the rising cost of Second Life, I am exploring creating my own open sim.   However, the process is slow (I could not get funding) and my programming skills are limited.   I would like to collaborate with other educators and individuals who want to learn how to make their own virtual worlds, particularly with STEM applications.   

Dr Sujata Dhopte

I am planning to design portals for various organizations like:

1. Muktangan, Pune- Drug Rehab Center

2. Godrej Mangroves Center, Vikroli

3. My own College- M.K.Sanghvi College of Commerce & Economics

It's a great platform to explore.

Great idea! You will find a few instructions on how to create an OER portal for your institution. Please note that institutional portals in WikiEducator must be restricted to OER and open education related activities. --Wayne Mackintosh 23:59, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Cynthia Thompson

I would like to create an OER portal page for my institution. I believe that I will be able to encourage more of my colleagues to collaborate on institutional and classroom projects through this portal. While many have benefited from OERs I do not believe that many have contributed to development of materials through open authoring on WikiEducator.  I would like to begin by setting up the site and sharing it with colleagues. I plan to complete by end of March--C Thompson 05:51, 20 February 2012 (UTC).

Fantastic! Here is some info on getting an institutional OER portal page started. --Wayne Mackintosh 00:05, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

Alfonso Sintjago

I would love to be able to spread this concept a bit more within ITLA (The Technological Institute of the Americas) and the University of Minnesota. I am currently developing a teacher training module regarding the use of OER for teachers in the Dominican Republic. I am currently brainstorming to see how it could be possible to use Wikieducator for that project and by doing so both help the growth of WikiEducator and help teachers develop skills that can later empower their students and help increase their contributions to education and society. --Alfonso Sintjago 10:37, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

There are many ways you can use WikiEducator for these objectives. Perhaps the institutions you mention may want to consider joining the OER university network? --Wayne Mackintosh 00:05, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

I think that eventually that would be ideal. I think there is an interest there that will hopefully grow quickly over time. Right now we are working on setting up a Moodle course (a 3 week module) that will discuss OER and their potential benefits for teachers in the Dominican Republic. I will invite these teachers to visit and contribute to Wikieducator. I am hopeful that they will enjoy the experience and contribute to its expansion. Alfonso Sintjago --Alfonso Sintjago 07:42, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

Lorette Pellettere Calix

For a project we talked about designing a multiple instructor course. Three participants in this workshop are working on the project, but I'm still not sure how we will connect to work on it together. To proceed we need to:

1.Determine a theme
2.Decide on topics that will be required for all students, and topics that will be optional according to interests.
3.Establish a work plan with a timeframe and responsibilities for developing each piece.
4.Establish the budget
5.Write and file the formal request.

To proceed in this format we need to learn how to all connect to the same wiki.

A wiki is an excellent environment for collaborative project work because it keeps an accurate edit history.

--Lorette Pellettiere Calix 15:25, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

Sally Pairman

I am working with colleagues at Otago Polytechnic on the development of a learning and teaching strategy for our organisation. We have set it upas a wiki.  I intend to Keep working on this for my learning contract. One challenge is to help other participants use the wiki.I am only one step ahead of many of them and will have to do a little tutorial at the next face to face meeting (haha!). --Sally Pairman 20:27, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

This is an excellent example of how wiki technology can support the development of institutional policy. Its also a great way to learn new skills with colleagues :-) --Wayne Mackintosh 00:05, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

Heriberto Valdez

I'm interested in promote dialogues in french for my students. My idea is to provide them a particular space to practice and cout also whit contributions of francophone participants, all aroud the gastronomic world. It would be interesting to share every kind of gastronomic information in french.

Wonderful concept -- look forward to seeing progress on this project. --Wayne Mackintosh 00:05, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

Ravi Limaye

I am working on PoBL (Problem Based Learning) collaborative Leaning Environment using the wikieducator features. Do visit my http://wikieducator.org/Problem_based_learning where your valuable suggestions would be of great help.--Ravi limaye 22:48, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

That's an excellent start - -Well done! --Wayne Mackintosh 00:05, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

Kathleen Stone

I will be working with Audeliz Matias on a mini interactive course on scientific method that can be used in any science course to provide college level background on "how to do" science. --Kstone 19:58, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

 Balqis Thaahaveettil

I am working on my WE Projects which are collaborative (microteaching)  and my own (educational psychology)  ! The main idea behind these are to provide visualization of the content in an organized manner so that the content is easily assimilated and understood by the learner .And above all the concept of visualisation of the content enables high degree of retention in the learner .My aim is to make an exhaustive list of visualisation or diagrams or mindmaps for the key topics under Educational Psychology .These topics are specifically meant for those graduate and post graduate students of teacher education colleges but can be of use to any one who is interested with educational psychology and instructional theories.I would like to know your valuable suggestions on my WE project -Balqis Thaahaveettil 22:53, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

Don Beadle

I am working on developing three courses: British Columbia First Nations Studies (Aboriginal Studies) English 12 First Peoples, and Indigenous Boatbuilding. For this project I would like to create a portal page which will lead to these courses under development, inviting comments, questions, ideas and discussion.

--Don Beadle 19:23, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

Jonas Backelin

My project on WikiEducator is to develop an online course called ‘Certified Networked Teacher – Use of Web-Tools’. A network of educators is useful for collaboration and professional development. The first part of ‘Networked Literacy’ is to connect and communicate with ‘Social Media’. Find out more on eduToolkit --SwedInBalchik 08:11, 1 March 2012 (UTC)