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OERNZ1 - Wiki Introductions

An opportunity to experiment with working in the wiki. Have a bash and be bold by adding your intro to this page as well :-)

Wayne Mackintosh

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I had the privilege of starting the WikiEducator project in February 2006 from a humble little desktop server based at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Today WikiEducator is one of the world's fastest growing and most productive wikis in the formal education sector. Its great to see teachers around the world collaborating and sharing knowledge in this way. I have to say that WikiEducator has been the most rewarding project of my working life as a teacher. If you want to find out a little more about my work in WikiEducator, feel free to visit my userpage. We were fortunate to have the Otago Daily Times write up a short piece about WikiEducator and it's humbling to know that this global initiative is head quartered out of little Dunedin, New Zealand. I'll CU in the wiki. --Wayne Mackintosh 10:13, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

Hannah Simmonds

Kiaora everyone, I'm having a go at making my own addition! Thanks for the opportunity to broaden my skills. I'm looking forward to learning more about wikieducator in the coming days and weeks. Hannah Simmonds :)

Hi Hannah -- looks like you're mastering the basics -- keep it up :-) --Wayne Mackintosh 23:14, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

Tim Kong

Should tidy this up and say something properly professional.

I'm a 6th year primary school teacher. I'm head of ICT at my school, and a full-time classroom teacher. So a fair amount of juggling of duties is required. I am learning to delegate ICT hardware/technical issues to experts who know how to do these things with a minimum of time required, I want to share more of the curriculum and connected ideas that are available in the online space with my staff.

I've been posting on forums and mailing lists since late 1990's - but am new to wiki-editing. So I'm getting my head around it. One of my colleagues on his own accord has started a wiki for his class so I'm going to be recommending he have a crack at the next version of this course as well.

Time to sort out my user page.

Hi Tim -- what ever you did to save this text is what you should do in the future :-). Formatting is looking good. Now give this a bash on your userpage. --Wayne Mackintosh 23:15, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

Richard Jones

I have, until recently, been a consultant in New Zealand working with teachers and others to develop wiki and Moodle skills, among other things. I'm happy to help people get started here. I'm currently on a 3-year contract to develop eLearning at The Southport School on the Gold Coast, Australia. I'm checking out Wayne's new Rich Text Editor to see how much easier that will make wiki editing. I also hope teachers at my current school will visit here, maybe take a workshop and eventually contribute resources.

Richardnz 00:42, 2 March 2010 (UTC)

Hi Richard -- great to touch base in the wiki again. Feel free to invite teachers from Southport school to join us -- it will be great to see some OER collaboration across the ditch :-) --Wayne Mackintosh 04:39, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

Colin Geenty

Kiaora, 2nd in the Trident Team to post, I must be catching up after all. I am a reformed IT teacher and now teach PE, for me this is about 'creating a shared resource' for our department that will allow all of our students to access information to a greater depth than in class, to confirm information for some and to extend others. --Colin Geenty 17:51, 2 March 2010 (UTC)

Kia ora Colin --Had a good chuckle about being a reformed IT teacher -- good one! Look forward to seeing your resource ideas develop on the wiki. --Wayne Mackintosh 04:49, 3 March 2010 (UTC)