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Brief Introduction

My name is Patricia Schlicht and I have been working in Open Education since early 2006.

In 2000, I joined the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), an intergovernmental organisation created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to encourage the development and sharing of open learning and distance education knowledge, resources and technology, and brought my international project management skills from a variety of national and international governments and non-government organizations to COL.

In 2006, I was introduced to the concept of Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) Movement for the first time, and have since become an open education advocate. When the Learning4Content initiative on WikiEducator (WE) was launched in January 2008, I started facilitating WikEducator’s Learning4Content workshops, and grew quickly into the role of Coordinator and Community Builder on WikiEducator, in an ongoing effort, to build a sustainable global online community of educators/teachers around the world.

I have a passion for learning, and believe that education and access to education should be freely available. I am a skilled and experienced enthusiast using integrated and open technologies, my broad international experiences and strong interests in innovation, to promote open education, raise awareness, and build capacity to create social change.

I am also very much engaged in the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth and eLearning projects at COL.

In collaboration with COL's partners, I was responsible to coordinate the logistics of 6 Regional OER Forums in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and in the Arab States, in preparation for the 1st OER World Congress in France, in June 2012. One of the outcomes was the Paris Declaration. (

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My edits and views on WikiEducator therefore do not necessarily represent the views of the Commonwealth of Learning and are made in my personal capacity and advocate for WikiEducator.

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Patricia Schlicht.

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My Professional Interests

Technology and social change; free/libre open education, multicultural education; distance and open education education; community development; planning and implementing changes in educational policy and programming; women/children and development.

How to go about building a sustainable project

Have a look at what is involved in building Pilot Projects on WikiEducator.

Things I am proud of

  • building a global and sustainable network of WikiEducators;
  • contributing to increase access to education using distance education and appropriate technologies in the Commonwealth and beyond;
  • assisting to expand the scope, scale and quality of learning by learning and using new approaches;
  • being part of a passionate and goal-oriented team of professionals that drive the development agenda forward;
  • having found the field of work that really excites me because it makes a difference in the lives of others;
  • being valued for my contributions and being part of a goal-oriented team;

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So what is WikiEducator?

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I am a Wiki Neighbour

  • providing the Wiki community with assistance where ever needed and where ever I can


I am a Wiki Ambassaddor

  • promoting WikiEducator in the national and international community.
  • Guiding and sharing new developments on WikiEducator with people in the Wiki community and local community;
  • Collaborating with Education Specialists at COL and internationally on Wiki initiatives;
  • Online (co)- facilitator for Basic Wiki Editing skills using the Wiki Newbie Tutorials under the Learning4Content initiative, pairing participants up, for collaborative authoring of similar content developments;

Featured L4C Graduate
WikiEducator offers itself: sharing the most precious gift, freedom …
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. -- Albert Einstein

My name is Gladys Gahona, I am a Mexican private teacher.

After trying and comparing various wikis, I realize Mediawiki (open source software) is the most powerful wiki platform, once authors overcome the challenge of learning the wiki markup. In my opinion, this is one of the most important reasons for taking a L4C free wiki skills workshop. As soon as I was certified as a skilled educator-author, I started adding educational content to WikiEducator, making wonderful friendships at the same time, assisting and being assisted by educators from all over the world. Read more ...

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Comments you would like to make, feel free

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Hello Patricia Madam, on our Wiki Educator Graduation Day, I express my deep sense of gratitude for you and your team. You have made me learn many wiki editing skills and created interest in it. The number of edits I have made during these 10 days is a standing testimony for that. I learnt many things by experimentation. Now I am very much interested to learn advanced wiki editing skills. If possible, I will join another workshop to learn advanced skills or I would like to volunteer my time in helping other learners during workshops, so that I may sharpen my skills also. I will be in touch with you. Warm Regards. --Dr. K S Ramakrishnan 17:09, 10 May 2011 (UTC) 

{{Dear K.S, I am glad you enjoyed the workshop. Feel free to come back as often as you would like. Warm wishes --Patricia Schlicht 19:09, 11 May 2011 (UTC) 

Hello Patricia,

Thanks for visiting my userpage. I am very happy for the comments and the encouragement.Best regargds.--Godfredabledu 19:48, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

  • (Comment.gif: Hello Godfred. you have an impressive user page already, keep up the good work and you will soon be a WikiMaster. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 22:38, 23 September 2011 (UTC))
    • 80px-Wikineighbour V2.pngHello Patricia, It's great to have you as a facilitator for eL4C51. Thanks and congratulations.--Godfredabledu 07:52, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

Re: Thank you, Godfred. The pleasure is mine. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 16:03, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

Hello Patricia,

Looking forward to attending the upcoming Learning 4 Content workshop.

Warm regards,

Bernadette Rego

  • Glad you will be part of this wonderful learning opportunity, Bernadette. Warm wishes --Patricia Schlicht 23:24, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

Dear Patricia, I must share this with you. We are in the midst of our accreditation process. And the team was very pleased with my wiki page. They were impressed by content on teaching skills etc which are being accessed by trainee teachers and others all over the world.The UPE Sept 2010 award too was a plus point. One of them suggested I document the same and send it to our Indian NCERT (National Council of Education Research and training) as it would be accepted as an innovative practice in teacher education. thanks to you for all your support, encouragement and tips as my facilitator...Cynthia D'Costa--Agnes 00:26, 25 March 2011 (UTC)
Re: Dear Cynthia. I am truely happy for you, congratulations. It goes to show what a difference persistence makes and the willingness to put in the effort to want to learn more beyond our initial Learning4Content online training. The credit goes to you alone for all of the above, and I am happy that I could help you along. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 01:10, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

Dear Patricia, When I look at your User page I realize that I still have so much to learn. WikiEducator is the best way to learn this skills! Thank you! --Teromakotero 15:41, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

Dear Patricia, It is really heartwarming to have a guide like you out there. I am going to be taking the rebuilding process step-by-step. Thanks for being there --Ibrahim Oyekanmi 18:02, 28 November 2010 (GMT)
Re: thank you so much for your kind words, Ibrahim. this is what WikiEducator is all about, collaboration and helping each other out. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 19:24, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

Dear Patricia

Time has gone quickly and I certainly have lots to do to complete my contract.  It has been a nice intro to WikiEducator.  I have very much enjoyed the process so far. :) --Cheri 15:52, 2 November 2010 (UTC)
Re: Glad you enjoyed it, Cheri. Come back to learn more whenever you have the time. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 19:25, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

(Comment.gif: Dear Patricia, this is Satarupa here.Thanks for revisiting my page & leaving your comment. I would like to know whether there is any predefined guidelines for conducting F2F meeting?I didn't find any event organized so far at my home town KOLKATA. I want to do one. Please do help.satarupa26August,2010 (UTC))

Thank you very much for your encouraging words and appreciation. They give confidence to move forward. Dr. R.C.Sharma, Dr. Geeta Madam and you are very nice team of facilitators. Thanks to you all. with regards,raja rao.

(Comment.gif: Dear Patricia, Dr S RajaRao is enjoying so much, that, as you say, Wikieducator becomes an addiction.. see his expression on his page under "My Reflections".... --R C Sharma, PhD 14:34, 29 July 2010 (UTC))

  • Thank you, Ramesh, had a look and left a comment for him.--Patricia Schlicht 18:33, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

H i Patricia,this is Satarupa,a newbie in wikieductor workshop.I've just completed day &tutorial.But the confusion still persists regarding the participation in existing projects as i'm not finding any suitable existing project to participate in.M oreover don't have much idea of starting my own. Though i've thought of developing free content in Production Management.Could you please guide how can i start it & how to collaborate with others regarding this.Thanks- Satarupa

  • Dear Satarupa. It is not necessarily that you have to find a project to participate in, you could create one of your own and Production management we do not have anything about on WikiEducator, so here we have a good subject that you could explore. Have a look at my user page above, there are some guidelines on how to start a pilot project you could use. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 18:33, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Madam,Thank you very much for your encouraging words. I am just doing some errors to learn some thing. with regards, raja rao. Not to worry, Raja Rao, we all started like you did. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 18:33, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

  • Hi Patricia, thanks you so much for the welcome. I am still just finding my way in this course. It's a bit confusing at times. I never knew there was so much involved in a wiki but I will perservere... :-) Thank you for the time and effort you put into this course. I hope I can do justice to your efforts. Regards Brenda Hallowes

  • Madam,I have registered my self foron 24th Dec 09 ('Integrating Technology for Active Life-long Learning (IT4ALL)'Moodle for Teachers (M4T-3): January 4, 2010 - January 31, 2010,Blended Online Learning (BOL): Asynchronous & Synchronous Workshop on Learning to Moodle,but now there is problem in getting enrollment key and for futher working this is problem with others also.please help us because we want to join this now.User:Rajnish Pandey
  • Madam,I have registered my self foron 24th Dec 09 ('Integrating Technology for Active Life-long Learning (IT4ALL)'Moodle for Teachers (M4T-3): January 4, 2010 - January 31, 2010,Blended Online Learning (BOL): Asynchronous & Synchronous Workshop on Learning to Moodle,but now there is problem in getting enrollment key and futher working this is problem with others also.please help us because we want to join this now.User:Pooja Tyagi
  • Patricia, I am your big fan. I LOVE what you are doing. --Phil Bartle 21:50, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

Re: Hi Phil, You make me blush but thank you so much for your comment. It is when you do something with full conviction and joy.....Thank you for your kind words...--Patricia Schlicht 22:03, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

^ Hi Patrica,you all are doing a great jobUser:Pooja Tyagi Re: Thank you, Pooja. Much appreciated and our absolutely pleasure. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 22:03, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

Re: My pleasure Rajnish. See you soon online. Warm wishes, --Patricia Schlicht 22:03, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

  • Hello Patricia, just a quick note to say hello and thanks for facilitating this workshop. My personal goal is to try and 'pretty' up my home page. cheers Sarah Stewart 02:12, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

(Comment.gif: Thank you for offering to help. Feel free to step into the training helping participants when you see fit. We welcome help as you know. Warm wishes and thanks again) --Patricia Schlicht 20:20, 22 November 2009 (UTC)

(Comment.gif: Good to have teachers like you for this course. Thanks for your patience. --Philbartle 09:37, 4 February 2009 (UTC)) (Comment.gif: Thank you so much, Phil)
GitaPetria.jpgA fresh bunch of Petria Flowers clicked by me today for my dear friend Patricia.Gita Mathur
(Comment.gif: You are being very kind, Gita. Warm regards --Patricia 18:12, 29 March 2009 (UTC))
(Comment.gif: Thank you for your kind note, I'm still trying to find my way around and do things on WIkiEducator. best regards TWright) (Comment.gif: Thanks for dropping in, and leaving your response, you can find the fixed template at: User_Skype_Test)--Lebreton 22:18, 31 March 2009 (UTC) (Comment.gif: Thank you, Oliver. Greatly appreciated. Warm regards )--Patricia 01:15, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

(Comment.gif: Thank you Ma'am for Acknowledging the efforts. I'm still trying to find my way around and do things on WikiEducator. Thanks for your appreciation. --Dr.Rishu Chaujar) (Comment.gif: Thank you so much, Phil)

(Comment.gif: * Thank you Ma'am for your appreciation. -- Abdul Halim, Bangladesh) (Comment.gif: I meant it, Halim)

  • Thanks for the certification, Patricia... that made me feel great!--Rkinakin 21:20, 31 August 2009 (UTC) (Comment.gif: You are welcome, Becky)--Patricia 19:47, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

(Comment.gif: Thanks for the help Patricia. You are great! --peles 20:30hrs 3 September, 2009.) (Comment.gif: Thank you, Peles. The pleasure is all ours).--Patricia 19:47, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

(Comment.gif: Hi Patricia, I'm just making a neighbourly visit. I'm happy to be back in wikieducator to catch up on what I missed. Hope to join you on Monday--User:JaneBr)
(Comment.gif: Thank you, Jane. Much appreciated. Warm wishes --Patricia Schlicht 19:13, 12 February 2010 (UTC))

(Comment.gif: Hi Patricia, Check out finally sorted my image etc etc and done a bunch of edits today --Derekc 04:09, 12 November 2009 (UTC)) (Comment.gif: Hi Patricia, Thank you so much for your suggestions and it's really nice to see the kind of changes that you have brought in to my change.Hope I could turn to you for further clarifications and guidance.Abdul 10:45, 24 Jan 2010 (UTC))
(Comment.gif: Absolutely, Abdul. Just email me at any time. That's what we are here for. Warm wishes --Patricia Schlicht 19:12, 12 February 2010 (UTC))

Hi Patricia, You are doing a great job by organizing and facilitating these workshops. They are really eyeopening. Thanks for sharing your time and skills. Ibrahim Oyekanmi
(Comment.gif: Thank you, Ibrahim, your comments are very much appreciated. Warm wishes --Patricia Schlicht 19:11, 12 February 2010 (UTC)) Thanks for the kind words and support Patricia, sometimes I feel like my own Sci-fi character when these endeavours begin, but I keep thinking of the possibilities that you and the facilitators are helping us to explore in this course and I'm very encouraged. Your page is quite informative as well live, laugh and know that you are a blessing
(Comment.gif: Hi Tonie, thank you so much for you warm words. It means a lot. Don't feel shy, call on us, when you need help. This is what we are here for...any time. You have done an excellent job so far, so just keep going. It will come together. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 02:45, 14 February 2010 (UTC))

Thank you Patricia for organizing and facilitating me through the workshop. I will continue to use the skills learnt from this workshop! It was addictive fun!! --Lorna Matthews 00:52, 20 February 2010 (UTC|}

(Comment.gif: Thanks for the support and the encouragement, I must admit to feeling much braver and much more creative as I go along, and never fear I'll be taking Steve, Wayne and Yourself up from time to time on that help offer. Thanks also for the added its to attempt background color or watermark graphics for the whole page & sounds or sound-effects on page access, though this will probably have to wait till I return on next week --Live, laugh, love and allow the blessings to continue..Antonette 20:54, 24 February 2010 (UTC)) Cynthia D'Costa Dear Patricia, thanks for all the encouraging words. I am learning using a mix of trial and error and constructivism. When some one like yourself or Gita responds, then the behaviorist approach and all principles of reinforcement take over and I am encouraged to go a step ahead.... So will it be 'One day at a time'!
(Comment.gif: Hi Cynthia. This is what it is all about, helping each other out. One day at a time is the right approach and don't hesitate to ask, Cynthia. Warmest --Patricia Schlicht 15:43, 7 June 2010 (UTC))
(Comment.gif: Thanks Patricia for your note.... eL4C41 is going to help me refresh wikiskills. ...Cynthia --Agnes 01:09, 22 July 2010 (UTC))

(Comment.gif: Dear Patricia, thanks for re-arranging my page and making it more aesthetic. Today we celebrate Guru Pournima in India. Guru means teacher. Pournima is full moon. This full moon day is to show reverence to our teachers. It has more to do with culture rather than religion and so even devout Catholics like me hold the day in high esteem. My privilege to wish you(my wikiguide and teacher)on this auspicious day. God Bless you..... Cynthia --Agnes 01:42, 24 July 2010 (UTC))

    • Dear Agnes, You are being very kind and I humbly thank you for the honour of having this opportunity to guide you along. You will not regret your decision as it will take you far, if you stay with it. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 19:13, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

Dear Patricia, Thank you so much for your welcoming words and your support. I admire the job you're doing and it's an honour to have you as my guide.--Mary Di Mónaco 22:43, 24 July 2010 (UTC)

    • Dear Mary, The pleasure is really ours to have you on board. Keep up the great work. You are doing a wonderful job. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 19:13, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

Dear Patricia,

Thanks for your support. Its great job all of you are doing with so much enthusiasm. Last two days I was not able to do much due to electricity problems here. I will introduce myself on introduction page today and will go through the others intros.

How to add signature while writing comments like this?

  • Hi there. You were able to leave me a message here, so when you have the edit tab open, look at the top toolbar (the grey area with all the icons. Select the 10th icon from the back by click on it, after you placed your cursor to where you want the signature to appear, so after your comments. What you will see a wiggly line after your comments. Now SAVE the page and your signature appears after your comments. Let me know how it worked for you.--Patricia Schlicht 16:19, 29 July 2010 (UTC)


I got the answer in the discussion forum --Madhav 09:52, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

  • I was just going to suggest this to you. Glad you found it. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 19:11, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Hi Patricia! thanks a lot for your kind words of encouragement in my page. I really needed them! I like your page with such a strong humanistic approach. Keep doing this great work! Álvaro --Zapoteco 22:57, 29 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Thank you so much for your warm words. I appreciated them. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 23:18, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your encouraging comments in my page. Happy Friendship Day How to add the comments?  --Madhav 04:34, 1 August 2010 (UTC) </div></div></div>

Dear Patricia, Thank you for your welcome note on my page. I notice you are based in Vancouver, lovely place (visited in dec.2008-jan 2009). I will try to manage my time and make an effort to contribute towards the educational resources here. Best Wishes. --ShikhaNR 04:48, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

  • Dear Shikha, thanks for your comments. Where there is will and effort, there will be results to be proud of. Looking forward to your contributions. Warm wishes --Patricia Schlicht 18:18, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Hi Patricia! Thanks so very much for your guidance and support. I really appreciate. May God bless you. Best regards, Emmanuel Nalumenya 9:37, 14 December, 2010.

{{Dear Patricia, Oh! Thank you. The changes you made on my userpage are splendid. I went for a conference but i'm back. I am using this weekend to catch up on days 1 and 2 assignments. Initially I could not understand how to go about it but after putting in some hours reading and searching links, i am beginning to understand it and i am excited about it. Thanks again for devoting your time and sparing your tight schedule to teach us. this is service to humanity and you will surely be rewarded. Lots of love}}-- Uchendu Florence 3:16 am, 24 September 2011

    • (Comment.gif: Dear Florence. Thank you so much for your very kind words. I am glad I could help. Feel free to ask me for help. This is what we are here for during the course. A little tip: Check here how I have corrected your electronic signature and how you should use the syntax for it to appear properly. The brackets come directly after your text before the signature. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 19:54, 26 September 2011 (UTC))

(Comment.gif: Dear Patricia, thank you for visiting my page and saying that you will certify me .That was so nice of you as I am just a newbie on wikieducator Balqis_Thaahaveettil [1])

Thank You madam for giving your time and help Dr Hemant Damle
(Comment.gif: Thanks for organising this workshop.Please visit my page and give your feedback.Rashmi Kathuria--Rashkath 03:31, 3 October 2011 (UTC)) (Comment.gif: Thanks for your words on my page. Regards
Rashmi Kathuria--Rashkath 16:50, 3 October 2011 (UTC)
(Comment.gif: Thanks for the upgradation to wikibuddy. I am happy.--Rashkath 10:50, 4 October 2011 (UTC))