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Hi Alison,

Great to have you here. You are right. A lot of valuable contributions are here on WikiEducator. We have to converge the strength of all those efforts for delivering online ODL services with the spirit and effectiveness that the WikiEducator is targeting.

Thank you for rightly identifying the pillars on which the Edu-patron has to be built viz Theory, Design, Implementation, Evaluation. Let us work together to bring more and more WE family members to Edu-patron Node.

Anil Prasad 06:02, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

Anil Prasad (talk)18:02, 27 March 2009

Anil, Thanks for your thoughts. I will work on recruiting more participants.

I added my name to the researchers table -- the reason I didn't before is because I don't really feel like a researcher (i.e., I don't do educational research like what is done under that heading here in the US). In the US, researchers work on ideas, likely solutions, but they don't really work on making them happen. I'm interested in making things happen. I wonder if others will have the same reaction. Maybe adding a definition of what we mean by researcher, or finding a different word that doesn't conjure up preconceived notions.

Just having a thought. Edu-patron is a noun that suggests a description of a person. We could call ourselves Edu-patrons. What do you think?


ASnieckus (talk)12:08, 29 March 2009


Yours is a wonderful concept. Researchers at WE are called Edupatrons, means they research and implement!


Anil Prasad 06:44, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

Anil Prasad (talk)18:44, 29 March 2009


I revised your definition of an edupatron and added it to the researchers@Edu-patron page. I ended up flipping the wording, cause I thought it flowed better, although I'm not completely happy with the repetition of "open online education..." See what you think.

Also, I renamed the headings in the columns to be Edupatrons.


ASnieckus (talk)10:57, 30 March 2009

Thank you Alison. We can continue to refine the definition as and when we get new is the real wiki way <smile>

Anil Prasad 09:30, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

Anil Prasad (talk)21:30, 30 March 2009