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A Chat with WikiRandy.011:32, 17 November 2008
Report of the Wikieducator Chapter India Launch.009:44, 17 November 2008
Culture page101:40, 14 September 2008
Great vision Dr. Ramakrishnan, you deserve the honour of being called Guru106:25, 21 August 2008
Support020:00, 7 August 2008
National and Transnational Curriculum Framework for WE001:18, 6 August 2008
Teachers Day005:00, 4 July 2008
E-Mail ID generation campaign for L4C workshop/WikiEducators in Karnataka004:53, 23 June 2008
Hello Dr. Ramakrishnan!405:06, 21 June 2008
I moved your QA question003:25, 29 May 2008
Opening a Discussion forum114:37, 28 May 2008
Culture-centric definition of Global Citizenship.200:58, 22 May 2008
8th Day: Comment.013:51, 7 May 2008
8th Day: Comment.013:42, 7 May 2008

A Chat with WikiRandy.

3:50 AM me: Hi Randy, I just forgot to tell you that I have suggested the topic"ELT (English Language Teaching)Specific Computer Literacy and Internet Enabling :A Study and Survey" for a candidate who has registered for Ph.D degree under my guidance in the Dravidian University, A.P . This will be WikiEducator based survey and study. I have directed him to enroll for L4C Workshop at the earliest. 3:54 AM very good news...excellent really....WikiEd India is sending positive shockwaves through the world! tremendous leadership... 3:55 AM me: I have forwarded my mail to the candidate to you just now. 3:56 AM thanks, I will look forward to reading it.

Director (talk)11:32, 17 November 2008

Report of the Wikieducator Chapter India Launch.

The national event of launching online India Chapter of Wikieducator on 15-11-08 marked yet another day on the calendar to be remembered by every wikieducator of India . Indeed, a day it is, to be annually celebrated with more and more Indian language pages added on with OER content.

The virtual presence and real sonorous voice of Dr.Wayne Mackinthosh set the wiki mood and collaborative mode of the programme. The banner, the power point displays on the walls, the diligent over all supervision of Dr.Sridher, Director CEMCA, the enthusiasm and untiring perseverance of Ms.Moinca Sharma and CEMCA staff, behind the curtain preparations navigated by Mrs.Rukmini Vemraju and Dr.Savithri Singh, ably assisted by Sri Anil Prasad at Acharya Narendra Dev College hours before the event are the elements which contributed to the blazing success of the grand programme at the well chosen venue “India International Centre”, Annexure, Conference Hall No.3.

In her introduction to Wikieducator – India , Dr. Savithri Singh, Wikieducator – Council Member and Principal, Acharya Narendra Dev College highlighted the need for OER development through Wikieducator and its unparallel advantages. While expressing gratitude towards COL and CEMCA to have taken up the idea of language pages add on to Wikieducator India she added that the regional language pages have great potentials in actualizing the vision of free and open education resources by 2015.

Dr.M.S.Swaminathan, Honorable Member of Rajya Sabha and also a noted scientist was the Chief Guest. He formally launched the India Chapter by clicking on the launch page link and the language pages. In his inaugural address he welcomed the endeavour of Wikieducators of India and stated that “ India is a data rich country; but poor users Indians are”and that this should change!

Sri Jainder Singh, IAS, Secretary, Dept. of IT, Minstry of Communication and IT, Govt. of India, was the Guest of Honor. He brought to fore the future plan of the department to reach out to fulfill the online needs of poor farmers and common man through pro poor initiatives of creating internet accessibility at a low cost within the next two years.

The inaugural session was followed by questions and answers regarding the prospects of open education resources and online distance learning in the Indian context. Dr. M.S. Swaminathan and Sri Jainder Singh interacted with the audience in a lively manner and responded to the questions with insightful clarifications.

The programme was supported by OWSA( One World South Asia) and GKP( Global Knowledge Partnership). Ms. Geeta Bharadvaj spoke on Collaborative Content Development and Sharing.

I)Lessons learnt and observations during the programme.

i)It is important to find inspired people to provide hands and legs to inspiring ideas without which they are not empowered.

ii) It is necessary to go ahead without waiting to be led.

iii) Willing readiness to adapt to the changes which are unexpected and unavoidable counts much to achieve success in organizing collaborative efforts.

iv)One should taste the apple before sharing it with others.

II)Lessons from the trip from Mangalore to New Delhi and back.

It is better to book flights of the same Airways in the case of onward link journey like Mangalore-via-Mumbai-New Delhi because, if the link flight is missed due to delayed landing (as it happened in my case at Mumbai on 14th) it would be difficult to get alternative ticket from other agents/Airways for the next available flight.

Director (talk)09:44, 17 November 2008

Culture page

While developing the culture page I think it is important that we project our country as the best example in the world of a Secular Nation. We are indeed very proud of our culture that allows people from so many deferent religions, backgrounds, cultures to co-exist since time immemorial. You have indeed started a very interesting page and I hope it will reflect the India that we as a collective dream of.


Savi.odl (talk)16:42, 8 September 2008

"A dream is a private cinema. What about a public dream? Yes, it could be a cinema all of us would love to see!"

I am just waiting for those who share similar ideas which I have started with. I am happy to find a few colleagues here to depict our culture on Wiki India Culture Page in a dynamic way collectively. What else can be more joyous than finding suggestions and comments here from WikiEducator India Team members?

Thank you.


Director (talk)01:40, 14 September 2008

Great vision Dr. Ramakrishnan, you deserve the honour of being called Guru

Dear Ramakrishnan ji,

I am deeply impressed by the vision you have about Bharat and its right place in the world as well as being a world citizen with a responsibility towards fellow beings. Teachers like you are needed to maintain focus on correct path of education and vision for the future.

--Viv 07:09, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
Prof. Vivek Sharma (talk)20:09, 18 August 2008

Dear Sharma ji,

Your authentic response delights me and at the same time reminds me to remain well grounded on the solid foundation of humility wherein the pillars of virtues are to be erected.

Thank you,


Director (talk)06:25, 21 August 2008

Dear Prof. Ramakrishnan,

I am one of the candidates for the WE elections. Pl go thru my campaign page.

I seek your support.


Savi.odl (talk)20:00, 7 August 2008

National and Transnational Curriculum Framework for WE

Dear Dr. Ramakrishnan ji,

Leigh Blackall working with Otago Polytechnic in Educational Development has set up a page for discussions on WE framework of National and Transnational curriculum in the WikiEducator gorup on Google Groups. The discussions are very much interesing and constructive. All WE community members are warm welcome to make it a permanent venue for discussions on Curricula. The intermediate outputs on the discussions will be added/ linked to the Curriculum Project Node ( ) on WE

Warm regards Anil

Anil Prasad (talk)01:18, 6 August 2008

Teachers Day

Dear Dr.Ramakrishnanji,

You are doing great things! It is really a good news. I would like to feature you on India Node. It will definitely inspire our community. In this connection could I request you to add a brief note on your WE related activities, other ODL related works etc on your WE user page?

Second, I have read your suggestion for a Teachers day joint statement, it is really innovative. In this regards also could I request you to start a new page like [[/Teachers Day 2008; Joint Statement/]] from India page and detail your suggestion a little more? We can refer that page to other WE community members for a collaborative development of the statement and input of suggestions on the further course of actions to be taken based on the statement.

Warm regards


Anil Prasad (talk)05:00, 4 July 2008

E-Mail ID generation campaign for L4C workshop/WikiEducators in Karnataka

Aravinda Joshy/S.Aravinda Joshy Principal
Yashodhara K/ Yashodhara K Professor of Sanskrit
NPNS/Dr.N.P.Narayana Shetty Professor of Hindi
Almeida/Praveen John D Almeida Lecturer in Physics
MasterMind/Major.Radhakrishna Professor of Commerce and Management
Yoga/Dr.Krishna Sharma K Lecturer in Yogic Science
V.Kamath/Vinod Kamath Promoter:Sanatan Saptahik
AKsada/Sadanandan A.K Director:Centre for Traditional Disciplines
Siddha/Narasimhaswamy P.S Researcher/Trustee
VCstudent/Prathiksha Shetty K II PUC Student
SDS/Shenoy Sandeep Dattathrey II PUC Student

List to be continued.

GCresearcher 14:11, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

Director (talk)02:19, 20 June 2008

Hello Dr. Ramakrishnan!

It is wonderful to sacn your many accomplishments on your user page. I was especially impressed at the degree you have become a polyglot, as languages have always fascinated me personally. Since I studied Latin and Attic Greek as an undergraduate, I was curious as to your opinion on whether the degree in English was more or less difficult than that in the "dead" language Sanskrit. Keep up the good work! Aaron Neumann

Aaron.neumann (talk)09:15, 10 June 2008

"From the words of the poet men take what meanings please them; yet their last meaning points to thee." LXXV Geetanjali,Tagore.

Hi Aaron,

Thank you for your appreciation. Regarding your curiosity about less/more difficulty in "the degree in English... than that in the "dead" language Sanskrit", I would like to tell you a bit about the attitude towards language in our Vedic tradition. Sanskrit is considered not only a language of communication but also a language of expression such as breathing! This breath-taking comprehension of Sanskrit will be felt by any person who closely observes one's breathing process. Try this: watch the sound while you breathe out, it is felt as hum (like hum in Humphry) and it is felt as sah while breathing in. Thus the term for breath in Sanskrit is Humsah which also means a bird. Hence Sanskrit is a living language and yet we are dead to it!

Further, the Goddess of Learning, Saraswati, in the Vedic tradition is meditated upon as having language-form which includes all languages.

Both the languages serve a definite purpose in my life's mission. With Sanskrit I know what I am and what I want. With English I can let others know what I am and what I want to do for humanity.

Director (talk)03:37, 14 June 2008

That was a fascinating description of the way we use language inspired by the Vedic tradition, certainly not considered by me before. I understood you intuitively, though. I grew up with English, a complex, nuanced language I always saw as a basic and at times clumsy tool for communication. It was not until I studied Latin and to a lesser extent Greek that I realized how language itself could become a means of knowledge. The simplicity and precision of these ancient languages allowed me to reflect on the world and myself in a new, clear light. I was introduced to the fascinating world of true meaning behind the common sounds we speak, simply reflecting on words such as amicitia, iustitia, and deus.

It is this ability to guide one's thoughts by one's language that is gained in learning ancient languages, which saddens me when I think of how few American students are in Latin classes these days. I still regard English as a means of communication, but can enjoy a retreat into meaningful contemplation through the words of Plutarch and Cicero.

I thank you for your wonderful discussion, and hope to speak again soon.

Aaron.neumann (talk)07:16, 18 June 2008

Hi Aaron,

Here is a link at which you will find the draft for a lesson course. Kindly Read and comment.

Director (talk)05:03, 21 June 2008

I moved your QA question

Welcome Dr.Ramakrishnan,

It is good to have your interest in this WE QA initiative. I moved your question into the discussion page;

I look forward to your participation...

Prawstho (talk)03:25, 29 May 2008

Opening a Discussion forum

Dear Dr Saab

Good day to you. It's been nice to have your comment on my day 1 activity where we had to submit our views with respect to three different questions.

I have seeen your page and it looks alright , but I belive you can still improve the overall look of your page with some more photographs from India as well as telling us more about you.

Your comments and your posts on WIKI really shows the level at which you thnk and reflect. I am really impressed by your positive comments and I am surely learning from you.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards


Rkshabajee (talk)08:16, 9 May 2008

Dear Ravi,

Thank you so much for your keen observations and suggestions. The page will be given required face-lift which will be a forerunner to my OER/Course material to be submitted for getting "buddy".

Warm Regards,


Director (talk)14:37, 28 May 2008

Culture-centric definition of Global Citizenship.

Edited by author.
Last edit: 15:26, 4 May 2008

Namasthe Wikieducators.

This user is a WikiNeighbour
for WikiEducator.

A political definition of GC is limited by a limited geographical area whereas GC needs a global culture base to define it in a culturally currect and relevant way.

H - Heart Core Values may be considered here.

H - Help ever, hurt never. H - Health is wealth;cherish it ever and wish it for all. H - Hygiene is the test of sanity. Be sane. H - Humour is that element in daily life without which it would be a rainbow in black and white. H - Honour is being human globally. H - Hope for global understanding to make it possible for peace to prevail.

The above Heart Core Values take one nearer towards GC if one reaches out more online and global friendship. Further, all values and virtues which uphold human dignity and facilitate respectful and responsive living are indeed the HC Values.Also see: GCresearcher 02:26, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

Director (talk)13:44, 14 April 2008

To add another H, which would make the list SHC (six H core ): H - Hope for global understanding.

Director (talk)02:49, 15 April 2008

To add another H to the list which would make it SHC(six H core)values:

H - Hope for global understanding to make peace prevail.
Director (talk)02:53, 15 April 2008

8th Day: Comment.

Looking at the mirror: self-comment.

Hi, Director,GCresearcher,(and anything else? :-)) "To laugh at oneself is the most gentle form of humour." And your sandbox content lacks balance because the picture representing the theme deserves more highlight than your photo! And you can wait for others' comments. :-{

Director (talk)13:51, 7 May 2008

8th Day: Comment.

Looking at the mirror: self-comment.

Hi, Director,GCresearcher,(and anything else? :-)) "To laugh at oneself is the most gentle form of humour." And your sandbox content lacks balance because the picture representing the theme deserves more highlight than your photo! And you can wait for others' comments. :-{

Director (talk)13:42, 7 May 2008