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This user was certified a Wiki Apprentice Level 2 by Mackiwg .
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Professional background

I am an instructional designer at Penn State. Penn State is a large public land-grant university in the middle of Pennsylvania, United States. My background in agriculture and adult education and I have a lot of experience in survey research. Previous positions held include Manager of the Web and Technology Division of the Survey Research Center at Penn State; Meeting and Conference Coordinator for Ridge 2000 and National Science Foundation funded initiative pt promote the collaboration and data-sharing of deep sea scientists studying the mid-ocean ridges.


I hold a B.S. in Agronomy (crop and soil science) and a Agricultural and Extension Education, both from Penn State. I am a doctoral candidate (D.Ed.) in the Instructional Systems program also at Penn State.

My interests


Assessment - needs and program

e-Learning - I am new to this area of learning.



My dog Iko a beagle/basset adopted from the local shelter

Nittany Beagle Rescue - fostering beagles until they find a good home
Penn State football - GO PENN STATE!
Music - Bruce Springsteen, U2, Dave Matthews Band

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
To be determined
Target date for completion
To be determined
Patty Nordstrom

Feedback and notes from my WikiNeighbours

Dear Patty, Can you share with us your experiences on what was most beneficial to you on learning wiki skills? --R C Sharma, PhD 14:11, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

(Comment.gif: Dear Patty, Hope you are reading the instructions on wiki skills. In case of any help needed, donot hesitate to ask for help. You can either email me or leave a message on my page. Warm Wishes. --Ramesh Sharma 19:39 30 July 2010 (UTC))

(Comment.gif: Hi Patty, Congratulations on attaining your Wiki Apprentice Level 1. If you have any questions please ask. Cheers ) --jennip 14:19, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

(Comment.gif: Dear Patty, Greetings. Have you decided on which optional community service (learning contract) project you would like to work on? Best wishes --Ramesh Sharma 14:56 26 July 2010 (UTC) )

(Comment.gif: Dear Patty, Great progress! As you have filled in your details in Profile section, please add your details to INFOBOX too by clicking on "edit" button on the top of your page. --Ramesh Sharma 20:34 23 July 2010 (UTC))

(Comment.gif: Dear Patty, You are very welcome to this eL4C41 Online workshop. I am your facilitator and will help you in develop your page. Enjoy this workshop and donot hesitate to ask for help. You can either email me or leave a message on my page. Warm Wishes.--Ramesh Sharma 18:21, 21 July 2010 (UTC))

(Comment.gif: Welcome Patty. I am one of the co-facilitators for Group D. You are also welcome to contact me if you require assistance. Cheers ) --jennip 03:20, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for the warm welcome! I am looking forward to learning a lot in this course -- Patty

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