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Contact-new.svg Moustapha
Phone: (225) 771 2028
Employer:Southern University in Baton Rouge
Occupation:Professor of Science/mathematics Education
Other roles:Director of MANand Advisory Committee of eLA
Nationality:Senegalese/US Citizen/ Living in Baton Rouge/ Louisiana - USA
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Brief Bio Moustapha:

Moustapha Diack Ph.D., is affiliated with the doctoral program in Science/Mathematics Education (SMED) at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Diack is recipient of the International MERLOT eLearning Innovation Award 2009. He is a Past-President (2006/2009) of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences and also current Director of the MERLOT Africa Network (MAN). He served as chair of the Pan-african forums on open education resources (OER) and Open access (OA). Diack is a Diplo Foundation Fellow for Internet Governance and Access to Knowledge Research. He served as eLearning consultant for organizations such as the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School and the Thurgood Marshall College Funds (TMCF). His current research is in the areas of OER, OA), as well as social networking for virtual learning environments (VLE).

Preliminary Thoughts about WikiEducator:

Although this is only my third day involvement with this excellent workshop, I can already tell that I am really impress with its quality. This workshop helps understand a little more about a web2.0 tool that is part of my current research interests. I have already many ideas about deploying this technology in Africa. I like the fact that it afford community building and collaborative networking. My expectations are to (1)learn more and be able to contribute ideas and knowledge back to this community, (2) expand my network to conduct international research collaborations with workshop participants and finaly, {3) get this community to support my international initiatives that I referred to in my Bio.

My Impression about the L4C Course

I had many ideas for an excellent project to fulfill this contract. MY FIRST DECISION: I decided first to contribute to the OER Handbook project initiated by the UNESCO OER List. Because, (1) I am member of the IIEP Community, (2) The execution of the OER Handbook project is a major step for raising awareness in support of the OER Movement, and (3) OER deployment and assessment is one of my major research interests. After I visited the projet's wki I came to realize that the framwork of the project was pretty much done and that my contribution would not make that much impact. THEN I CHANGED MY MIND: and decided that I will complete a project on Concept mapping and the educational advantages and cognitives basis of concept mapping in understanding science concepts. This is an area of research that I am interested in investigating as part of doctoral dissertations and collaborations. I have been using this teaching and learning tool during many years. I intend to use the tutorial on Developing a teaching resourcethat is being developed by Wayne Mackintosh as framework for designing my tutorial/activity for the L4C contact. Since, I have a good knowledge of instructional design, having developed and taught for the last six years a graduate course entitled instructional design and multimedia technology. I assumed (laugh) that I have enough expertise to peer review the model being suggested by Wayne and to be able to provide him with personal feedback.THEN I CHANGED MY MIND A SECOND TIME : Deciding that I needed to proritize the many ideas of L4C projects I had in mind to, developping instead a wiki for the GoalCommunity, Global Open Accees Library Community (GOALC). GOALC is a project initiated by the MERLOT Africa Network (MAN). The Community was iniated through a collaborative effort between researchers from Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA-USA (Pr. Moustapha Diack); The GID, University of Ottawa, CA (Arif Jinha) and Swedden University (Anders Wandahl) with contribution from Dr. Gerry Henley, California State University & Executive Director MERLOT. The goals of GOAC are to promote the development of open access resources through the provision of software systems to facilitate the development of Open Access Repostory; (2) Development of tools for federated search and discovery of open ressources; (3)provide better access to Open Access Resources (OAR)worldwide; (4)Create a Global Community of Practice about search and discovery of learning resources in support of Teaching, Learning and Research.

Wiki Projects




Steven Downes




Ressource Numériques pour l'Enseignement Primaire et Petite Enfance


Open Source OCW & Repository Software

eduCommons is built around a workflow process that guides users through the process of publishing materials in an openly accessible format. This includes uploading materials into a repository, dealing with copyright, reassembling materials into courses, providing quality assurance, and publication of materials.

Consulting and Institutional Readiness

Toolkit: Making the Case
There are a number of different approaches one can take to making the case for OCW, and the best approaches are those best fit the individual character of your institution. We will start here with some general practices before presenting a menu of options from which you can make your own selections. It may be helpful to think of yourself as making not one, but several cases for OCW, according to the concerns of your audience.
Toolkit: Making the Case
Toolkit: Addressing Accessibility Issues
The spirit of Open Access urges us to remove educational barriers wherever we can. When it comes to OCW access for persons with impairments, there are a number of fairly simple steps you can take as a Content Producer that can make a world of difference to thousands of people. Below you will find a list of such steps, followed by links to sites where you can find further suggestions and tools.

Toolkit: Addressing Accessibility
Toolkit: Selecting the right OCW Technology
Toolkit Technology

Utube and educational Videos

A vision of Students Today
Facebook Strategies for the Classroom


My sandbox
Testing collaborative video



Elearning Lions


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