WikiEducator:Current events/2009/September

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009 at 10:00 PM PST - eL4C30 Participants meeting Live on Wiziq

You are cordially invited to join us in the Wiziq Virtual Boardroom.
Check your local time here
Please click here to join

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Monday, September 21, 2009

  • WikiEducator Community Council (WCC) has decided to establish a Community Workgroup to discuss and draft amendments to the Interim Open Community Governance Policy with specific instruction to:
  • Discuss, consider and implement the Minor Points drafted by Kim Tucker
  • Discuss and consider amendments with reference to the office of Patron of WikiEducator.
  • To update the policy with regard to organisational affiliation, for instance, references to the Commonwealth of Learning, for example in 4.5.4 bullet point 5 reads upholds the Commonwealth values; which will need to be ammended.
  • Extend an open invitation to all Council members to consider joining the Workgroup for revising, updating and refining the Interim Open Community Governance Policy.
  • To present the amended policy for approval at the next Community Council Meeting.

Friday, September 18, 2009

WikiEducators from around the world are signing the Cape Town Open Education Declaration. We are adding our photos to the gallery. We are committed to actively participating in the emerging open education movement. Come join us! Upload your photo!

Web page for signing up:

WE page for adding your name:

WE page for adding your photo to our gallery:

We also encourage you to add this template to your infobox personal:

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

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The Open Education Resource (OER) Foundation was officially launched on 17 September 2009 by Dr Robin Day, Chair of the board of Directors of the OER Foundation. The OER Foundation is a new not-for-profit organisation that will assist education institutions in New Zealand and around the world to reduce costs through open education resources. These are materials which educators are free to reuse, adapt and modify without restriction.
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Join the official launch of the OER Resource Foundation by signing the Cape Town Open Education Declaration on Software Freedom Day. Take control of your digital future on 17 September 2009, and join WikiEducators around the world who are sharing knowledge freely. Sign up now
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

WikiEducator Community Council (WCC) has elected the following Office bearers of the Council:

Chair: Wayne Mackintosh
Deputy Chair: Savithri Singh
Executive Secretary: Nellie Deutsch (With voting rights on Council)
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Monday, September 14, 2009

WikiEducator Community Council (WCC) has approved a Policy for Community Workgroups. The purpose of the policy and supporting guidelines for Community Workgroups is to:

  • ensure and promote open, transparent and community-based collaboration for guiding the evolution of the WikiEducator initiative
  • distinguish between Community Workgroups and Project Workgroups which are constituted for supporting project and content collaborations in WikiEducator
  • help and support WikiEducator members to establish Community Workgroups
  • provide minimum criteria for the establishment of Community Workgroups whose outputs can be tabled for consideration and approval by the WikiEducator Community Council
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Thursday, September 10, 2009

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Dr. Gita Mathur receiving Distinguished Teacher Award of University of Delhi, India, for Excellence in Teaching from Former President of India, His Excellency Bharata Ratna Dr.A.P.J Abdul Kalam. on September 7, 2009.

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Dr. Sarita Kumar receives Distinguished Teacher award of the University of Delhi, India, for Excellence in Teaching from the Former President of India, His Excellency Bharata Ratna Dr.A.P.J Abdul Kalam.

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Monday, September 7 to 18, 2009

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August 30 - September 2, 2009

Thompson Rivers University, in Kamloops BC is hosting a FREE three-day workshop, Research 2.0: New Technologies for Scholarship. The workshop will take place from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 at Thompson Rivers University, in Kamloops BC. Dr. Wayne Mackintosh (September 2) and Nellie Deutsch (September 1) will be presenting. Nellie's workshop will be conducted live online on September 1, 2009 and will be available for all participants around the world. Please check your time zone for the exact time and register for the class on WiZiQ.

Monday, August 24 to September 7, 2009