Campaign Page for Randy Fisher

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My Platform

  • to build and mobilise a welcoming and sustainable community of support for WikiEducators - engaging and retaining the young and the older folks; formal educators and those less so; the geeky and the technically challenged
  • to facilitate and strengthen opportunities for collaboration - on projects and across geographic and cultural boundaries
  • to reach out to others and build networks that work - with strategic relationships that add value to WikiEducator and the people and organizations involved.
  • to develop a fundraising strategy so that WikiEd can be financially-stable and sustainable

Randy Fisher (aka Wikirandy) User Page

How I Became a WikiEducator

Slightly more than one year ago, I joined WikiEducators around the world in achieving our ambitious goal developing a free and open education curriculum for the world by 2015.

To start things off, I attended WikiEducator's 1st Tectonic Shift Think Tank at the Commonwealth of Learning (April 11-13, 2007) that brought together an international group of thought leaders to explore technical options for the young wiki site.

While it was intimidating to be among such techno-folks, I also found them to be surprisingly open and receptive to my contributions about the importance of building 'Community' - of engaging and retaining current WikiEducators, and reaching out to future WikiEducators in line with their particular interests.

After this 3-day meeting, I realized that I could use my talents in organization development, marketing, communications and network-collaboration to help the WikiEducator Community innovate and include others in a sustainable way. Professionally, I am specifically interested in projects that build capacity, leverage relationships and results, improve performance and lead to smooth implementation within communities, networks, alliances and consortia.

I then decided to devote one hour a day to support the growth of the Community, and the rest, as they say, is 'history'.

My Contributions to WikiEducator


  • Learning4Content Tutorials (online and in-person) - design, input & feedback & revision
  • Revamping L4C Tutorials and creating Facilitator's Guide
  • suggested improvements and co-facilitation (July 28-August 8, 2008 - with Leigh Blackall)
  • Learning4Content brochure - development


What I Bring to the Role

  • passion, advocacy and belief in the merit of what WE are trying to achieve
  • values of freedom and openness
  • an ability to facilitate and build capacity in organization and individuals.
  • an understanding of eLearning
  • an understanding of organization / community development

Confirmation of Nomination