WikiEducator Community College

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WikiEducator is now a 40806 member strong community of educators who believe in open philanthropy. It is also the unique platform where world’s number one massive wiki skills and OER development initiative – Learning4Content ( L4C) – takes place. The services that have been rendered by WikiEducator for the popularisation of Wiki as an open authoring tool as well as the use and collaborative production of OER, since its launching in 2006, is invaluable. Now it is also the platform for another unique experiment in open education – the OERu. WikiEducator community members are also the stakeholders of new developments in open education both as active players and serious observers. Based on the experience from all the above innovations, the WikiEducator community recognized the need for a community driven setup for facilitating online learning, teaching, mentoring and researches on the topics listed under the Objectives section below by establishing a WikiEducator community college, with an appropriate name to be decided by the community, to shape an OERu-ready global community of Educators.

Accordingly the WikiEducator community has conducted a rough consensus poll and selected the name WikiEducator Open Learning Academy (WOLA) for its community college initiative and constituted a Workgroup to propose Vision, Mission, Interim Organization Structure, Business Procedure and Pilot Initiatives for WOLA.

This node is to facilitate planning process for the same.



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The aims of this comunity project are:

Note: This is a draft list of objectives to initiate further discussions to finalize the objectives

To provide Learning, Practicing and Research Opportunities in:

  • Wiki Skills Development
  • Familiarization of Open Authoring Environment
  • Use of OER
  • Open Licensing
  • Development and localisation of OER
  • Online Learning Skills
  • Online Teaching/Tutoring/Mentoring Skills
  • OERu related other training programmes that are not covered above
  • Familiarisation of LMS
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  • On August 3, 2012 the WikiEducator Workgroup for WOLA has approved its final agenda item viz Pilot Initiatives for WOLA along with certain General recommendations. Thus the Workgroup has successfully accomplished its mission and now the venue is set ready for formal constitution of WOLA.
  • WikiEducator Workgroup for WOLA has approved its Charter
  1. Vision statement of WOLA
  2. Mission statement of WOLA
  3. documentation on an interim organization setup and business procedure for the community college
  4. List of pilot initiatives of WOLA
Join the Workgroup today!
  • Through a rough consensus poll, the WikiEducator community has selected the name WikiEducator Open Learning Academy (WOLA) for its community college.
  • The rough consensus poll that seeks to gauge opinion on the scope of the proposed WikiEducator community college and preferred name for the initiative based on submissions made by the community is progressing. Please cast your vote and encourage other WikiEducator community members to cast their votes by the close of business on 19 May, 2012 in their time zones.

    WE are off to another milestone in Open Education!.

Project schedule

Key dates for activities:

  • WikiEducator Workgroup for WOLA - discuss and approve Vision and Mission statements for WOLA
Start Date: June 11, 2012
End Date: June 24, 2012
  • WikiEducator Workgroup for WOLA - discuss and approve the charter
End Date: June 10, 2012
  • Poll to select a name for WikiEducator Community College:
Start Date: May 12, 2012
End Date: May 19, 2012