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This user was certified a Wiki Apprentice Level 2 by Nelliemuller .

My Profile

My name is Makesha Evans. I am a senior administrator at a new university in Jamaica. I have been working in tertiary education for about 8 years and have benefited from a range of educational experiences which have shaped my commitment to providing a quality educational experience for the students I work with. I was introduced to WikiEducator through an open and distance learning initiative at my workplace. The ethos of the WikiEducator movement fits in closely with my own in its focus on facilitating increased access to knowledge and providing avenues where a multiplicity of voices can be heard. WikiEducator will also provide additional skills that I can apply in my own lecturing and professional endeavours.

Professional Background

I wear several hats in the tertiary education arena. I am a senior administrator with responsibility for strategic direction and policy formation. I also have oversight for such matters as curriculum development, quality assurance, and student affairs for specific academic programmes. In addition, I teach - mostly Psychology courses - and do research supervision.


I am a psychologist by training but have also studied Education, specifically Adult Education and Training.

My Interests

My interests are quite varied...


Professionally, I am interested in Distributed Education, Distributed Cognition, Web-based Instruction, and Chemosensory Psychology.


My main hobby is writing - mostly poetry. I'm also into sculling, although I don't get to do that much. I am a voracious reader, I love listening to podcasts and audiobooks, and I am avid movie-goer.

My Projects

I don't have any wiki projects in progress yet but I hope to get started soon. Watch this space for updates!

My Sandbox

My sandbox My Booklist

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I see collaboration at work with group activities in face-to-face classrooms. Wikis are an excellent means of facilitating the same kind of collaboration in constructing knowledge - but without the constraints of time and space. I can relate to projects being sidelined because of the difficulty of arranging a sit-down meeting given people's busy schedules. Wikis allow for tremendous flexibility in that contributions are made when people's schedules allow it. Once the commitment is there, the job gets done. I'm excited to apply this technology to various collaborative projects that I'm regularly involved in: curriculum development for particular programmes, writing and editing of learning materials, planning educational events...the possibilities are endless!

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Feedback & Notes from my WikiNeighbours

Very nice to meet you here. WikiEducator is a very warm and comfortable community. () . If there is any way I can help you, please let me know (coloured backgrounds, margins, user pages in multiple languages). Come visit my user page. Also, just to remind you, I put up a new page on which you can practice collaborating, by using your editorial skills included in the tutorial. See: Alternative Teaching methods and add your comments, criticisms, more methods, or reflections. Just try it. Cheers, Phil. --Phil Bartle 10:44, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

(Comment.gif: Keep up the excellent work you are doing on your userpage. --Nellie Deutsch 23:00, 3 October 2009 (UTC))


Hello and welcome to eL4C30, a free online Learning4Content wiki skills workshop.

Enjoy the workshop.
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You may wish to check the schedule and layout of the workshop and introduce yourself.

  1. Click on the link EL4C30.
  2. The page that will open is the workshop page with all the links you will be using during the workshop.
  3. See your name in the list of participants.
  4. Whenever you have time click on each of the boxes.
  5. You may even start with Day 1 activities.
Enjoy the workshop.


Upcoming Projects

Hmm, interesting point there, busy schedules, can't meet, projects being set back. I have been thinking how to get around that little problem myself. There are several institutions that I would love to see start collaborating on research projects and findings with each other- in a more real timish way if you get my drift. Currently, for a small country like ours, I dont know how we afford to be working in isolation - that's so last century. I have resolved to do something about it though. I find it curious to see your recommendation and that you have been experiencing the same problem. I'm thinking online Periodical with a user updatable backend. But I'll give this Wiki platform a thought or two, since you mentioned it. Its wonderful and impressive to see your work and achievements over these years. CNN's recent article on the positive force of women in the work place does find much fodder in your efforts. - Jamaica