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Contact-new.svg Cynthia Thompson
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This user was certified a Wiki Apprentice Level 2 by Mackiwg .
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My profile

This is your personal user page in WikiEducator. Tell us a little about yourself ..... be bold and try an edit now by starting to fill out your user page. This is a great way to practice your new wiki skills :-).

Professional background

I began my career as an elementary school teacher 1968. I later joined the staff at Belize Teachers' College (BTTC), the only teachers college at the time. In 1989 I moved into administration to take up the post of Principal at the BTTC, a post I held until July 2000 when the college merged with four other government funded institutions to become the University of Belize (UB). In August 2000 I became the first Dean of the Faculty of Education at UB, a post I held until 2003 when I left to pursue doctoral studies. I returned to Belize in 2008. In 2009 I applied for the post of Assistant Provost at UB, a post I currently hold...


I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica, a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the State University of New York (SUNY) in Albany and a PhD in Education Policy Planning and Analysis from the Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida ...

My interests


I have nurtured interest in teacher education and higher education because of my experience in those areas over the year. However, I am also keenly interested in the area of student services/student affairs since I took up my current job. For some time now I have also been interested in finding ways to help Belize embrace open and distance education. In the 1990s, through funding from the World Bank and the UK Department for International Development, BTTC launched a program to increase the number of professionally qualified elementary school teachers. That was our first efforts at distance education. Unfortunately we have made little progress in open and distance education since then. I am hoping that I will be able to build more interest in the area...


I am divorced and the mother of a wonderful son who has just brightened my life with the birth of his first child--a cheerful, beautiful granddaughter

My wiki projects

My optional community service (learning contract) project

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By signing this optional learning contract I will try to complete my training in basic wiki editing skills to achieve the status of a Wikibuddy. In return for this free training opportunity, I will give the gift of knowledge by donating or developing at least one free content resource licensed under a CC-BY-SA or CC-BY license which can be used by myself (and others) on WikiEducator.
Brief description of project
<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.>
Target date for completion
<March 31, 2012>.
 < --C Thompson 05:59, 20 February 2012 (UTC)>

Feedback and notes from my WikiNeighbours

  • Congratulations on your first certification -- now to practice images, size, page placement and captions for your next certification. - Wayne Mackintosh 22:09, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Hi Cynthia - great to meet you again after all these years and it's good to see you're still promoting ODL in Belize. --Idevries 15:15, 24 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Hi, and greeting from México. I like your comment about your son, because family is also involve in projects like this. Go forward, acheving goals!
  • Hi, as the workshop is coming to an end, I am sure the collaboration spirit needs to continue. As an researcher, I need some answers for my research, I am sure you will help me in that . In case there is any research initiative at your end, I will we glad to answer any survey. And best wishes for your projects --Ravi limaye 15:02, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

My Sandbox

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