Alejandra Guajardo

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Hello dear friends, welcome to my user page!!

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not Love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge... but have not Love, I am nothing.

1Corinthians 13, 1-2

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Employer:SIL International/ CILTA
Occupation:Academic coordinator
Other roles:Self-taught learner
Languages:Spanish, English
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About me ...

I'm Alejandra Guajardo from Lima, Perú, South America.

I'm studying a linguistics master degree in Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. During the last six years I've been working as a coordinator of a post graduated linguistics course focused on minority and endagered languages at Ricardo Palma University in Lima city: CILTA.

With students and professors at Ricardo Palma University

From this year I'm participating in an on-line academic program on introductory linguistics courses for our university students, using moodle. Also I started a blog in edublogs called Aula de Linguistica for my on-line students and a page in Aula de Linguistica for my on-line students and a page in Facebook for this blog. I hope these virtual communities could motivate my students with their learning in a virtual room.


Working at home

I'm interested in languages, intercultural experiences, education of adults and web 2.0. I spend many time on the internet searching information about moodle, blogs, podcast and any tool that allow me teaching better and sharing ideas and experiences.
Thank you for this incredible opportunity to learn about wikis and collaborate with this incredible community of educators. I'm really newbie at all of this but I'll do my best!

'Update....September 2011 :)


My beautiful son Daniel is 1 year old!! Cute :)

Professional Background

I made translation and humanities studies at Ricardo Palma University from 1992-1998. During those years I participated in a Spanish - Quechua translation project to develop dictionaries. At the same time I worked as a manager and editor for a well-known bilingual magazine about mining in my country.

In 2004 I started to work for SIL International, a " U.S.-based, worldwide non-profit organization, whose main purpose is to study, develop and document languages, especially those that are lesser-known, in order to expand linguistic knowledge, promote literacy and aid minority language development". This experience has given me the opportunity of understand and see people from other cultures in a total different way. Because of that, I decided to studied linguistics at UNMSM in Lima in order to learn about internal functioning of languages and their closed related links with society. At the same time I continue working as a coordinator of a postgraduate university course "CILTA" sponsored by Ricardo Palma University and SIL International.

As self-taught person I am very curious and persistent. In 2007 I started to research about new education technologies and social web sites. I found a new world. Last year I was chosen by my institution to form a work-team of teachers and develop an online academic program to deliver courses about linguistics by internet. Currently I am devoted to carry on this challenge.

"More details about my personal and professional experience (in Spanish)"

My Interests...

I've had many interests in my life and some of them change from time to time according with new situations and experiences. Sometimes professional and personal interests mix.


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"How many languages are there? Where do modern languages come from? When did human beings first learn to speak? What's going on when somebody speaks with a stammer? Why do people have different accents? How do children learn their mother-tongue so quickly? Which language has the most speakers?

If questions like these intrigue you, you could be a born linguist. That's 'linguist' meaning 'someone who practices linguistics', of course, not 'someone who speaks a lot of languages fluently'. Linguistics is the science of language. It is the subject whose practitioners devote their energy to understanding why human language is the way it is. They study the history, acquisition, structure, and use of as many languages as possible - It would be nice to study them all, but life's too short. There are currently about 6,000 languages to choose from."

David Crystal, Honorary Professor of Linguistics at Bangor University. School of Linguistics & English Language

Minority Languages

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"A minority language is a language spoken by a minority of the population of a territory. Such people are termed linguistic minorities. Minority languages are occasionally marginalized within nations for a number of reasons. These include the small number of speakers, the decline in the number of speakers, and their occasional consideration as uncultured, primitive, or simple dialects when compared to the dominant language." Wikipedia

Instructional Design

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ADDIE model
Perhaps the most common model used for creating instructional materials is the ADDIE Model. This acronym stands for the 5 phases contained in the model:
Analyze - analyze learner characteristics, task to be learned, etc.
Design - develop learning objectives, choose an instructional approach
Develop - create instructional or training materials
Implement - deliver or distribute the instructional materials
Evaluate - make sure the materials achieved the desired goals
Most of the current instructional design models are variations of the ADDIE model. Wikipedia

Education of adults

Twelve Principles for Effective Adult Learning



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What teachers can do in Moodle. Read:Teaching Do's

What teachers cannot do in Moodle. Read:Teaching Don't's

My favorite places for learning and sharing

Collaborating education communities


My Projects...

At Wikieducator

  1. Linguistics Course Guide (in Spanish)(in process)
  2. "Lingüística sin límites" Course(in process)
  3. "Notas sobre Pragmática" (in process)
  4. "Notas sobre Lingüística Cognitiva" (in process)
  5. Online Linguistics Course

E-learning projects

Aula de Lingüística "Aula de Lingüística" is an online course in Moodle on Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics and Phonetics. The courses were designed to show a panoramic view of the complex linguistics field.

For more information, please see: Cursos Fundamentales por Internet

Resources for online learning:

Moodle tools to interact with students


  1. Continue working on my user page
  2. Develop a page for the topic: Instructional design in Adult Education
  3. Develop a page for any topic in Linguistics
  4. Translate a Wikieducator's page into Spanish
  6. FONET

My Reflections...

About L4C Workshop

¿How was the start up?:
At the beginnig I was very frustrated and sad. I couldn't find the right links to edit and misunderstand some instructions (maybe because my poor knowledge of English language). But then I realized that I had started this workshop with a wrong actitude. After many mistakes I changed my mind and said: "Now I'm a white paper sheet. I don' know anything and I want to learn" After that I 've made positive progress!!--Alejacha 17:46, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

I am a wikineighbour!
What can I say but Thank you!! It's a nice opportunity to help, make more friends, share experiences and give flowers!! I will say hello to new participants in L4C on-line workshops and try to help them to develop their user's pages.

I became a WikiApprentice!!
Apprentice: "One who is learning by practical experience under skilled workers a trade, art, or calling"(Werriam-Webster Dictionary). I'll never stop to be an apprentice in life. I thanks my dear facilitators Gita, Nellie and my dear wikineighbour Gladys who shared their experiences, time and passion with each of us. --Alejacha 05:52, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Hey! I'm a WikiBuddy

RTENOTITLE"A WikiBuddy has acquired the skills to become an active member of our peer-based, development community. A WikiBuddy pairs with other WikiEducators to provide help and support using our communication tools and educational elements in the wiki".

It has been a one-month journey since I started my learning process at WikiEducator. It's difficult to me to explain (in English) the significance of this experience in few words. I think I can summarize it as POSITIVE, CHALLENGING, ENCOURAGING and REFRESHING.

I've found an incredible community ready to help and share their experiences and open to new ideas and challenges. All the time I have been supported by Wikimembers, (now WikiFriends!!) but at the same time I've felt completely free to express my ideas and create content.

My commitment is to continue developing open educational content and resources as well as collaborate and help new Wikifriends in their way to become Wikibuddies.

This user page


First, it was an empty page. No templates, no color, no frames.
It was intimidating but at the same time it gave a sensation of freedom. The use of html codes made it easier.

I do thanks to all wiki friends and L4C facilitators who helped me to develop my user page. Special thanks to:
Gladys Gahona,
Dr. Dilip P. Barad

.... because their pages inspired me (and I stole many codes from theirs pages :)...

I feel so comfortable with this space that I've started to mention it as my personal web page in other sites. I'll continue working on it, adding more material and information, trying that this page expresses myself, my ideas and hopes.

P.S. I do recommend you to visit Gladys Gahona's "My Testing Laboratory" in her User page.

My Sandbox

Vamos a jugar

Photos and videos...

Presentation about Peru

Presentation about Peru


Feedback and Notes from my WikiNeighbours

Hello! If you want to leave a message:
a)Please write it here. The latest messages are at the end of the list.
b)Or you can leave a message in my User talk's page.
The notes will be deleted from here as time passes, but will remain on my talk page if you add them to my "Discussion" on the top navigation bar.
Thank you!

  • 80px-Wikineighbour V2.pngHello ! The coloring scheme the layout of your page is great. I am learning a lot from your page about wiki page designing. --Ravi limaye 03:14, 22 September 2011 (UTC)
  • 80px-Wikineighbour V2.pngHello Alejacha and welcome aboard! Please let me know how I can be of help. Saluditos :-) --Gladys Gahona C. 03:38, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

(Comment.gif: Great Work! I will come back and learn from your page. Thanks.Cheers!--Rashkath 12:15, 23 September 2011 (UTC))

(Comment.gif: Hi Alejandra, Greetings! Congratulations for having decided to join eL4C!...and wishing you a very interesting and worthy learning time with the eminent facilitators of our WikiEducator family! Warm regards Anil Prasad 12:29, 24 September 2011 (UTC))

  • 80px-Wikineighbour V2.pngHi, welcome to eLC51.It's great to be on this course with you. Best regards. --Godfredabledu 07:25, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

(Comment.gif: Congratulations, Alejandra, on your new achievement! You really have a very attractive and interesting page. You would learn Hindi or any other Indian language quite easily and fast. I think there is some similarity in Spanish and the Indian languages. This is what my American daughter, Olivia, thought and felt. Best Wishes. --Kalpana--Kalpana Gupte 14:38, 8 October 2011 (UTC))

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    Hi Kalpana. Thank you! What you see in my page it's what I learned from all my wikifriends (also copying the codes... ;)and I continue learning from all of you. The mainly approach I have had to Indian languages is.... Bollywood... I love those Indian films and I'm a big fan of Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan and beautiful Kajol (sorry about my spelling). I would like to undestand dialogues in the original language but I understand it could be different variants of Hindi. There are some sounds in Hindi we don't have in Spanish specially some vowels. But what seems a challenge for me is the writing systems! :) Warm wishes --Alejacha 16:11, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
  • Welcome to come and stay with me as a guest whenever you can. I'm sure you'll learn any Indian language real well. Happy Diwali! --Kalpana Gupte 17:52, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

  • 80px-Wikineighbour V2.pngHi, Lovely page!! You really do deserve the UPE award! Congratulations!! --Savithri Singh 17:24, 8 October 2011 (UTC)
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    Hi Dr. Savithri, thank you for your fine words. I'm happy for this honor. WE is an incredible community of learning and I feel I learn a lot from all of you day after day. :)Best wishes --Alejacha 15:36, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

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