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  1. 1. <ul><li>Dr. Savithri Singh </li></ul><ul><li>Member, Wikieducator Community Council </li></ul><ul><li>Principal </li></ul><ul><li>Acharya Narendra Dev College </li></ul><ul><li>(University of Delhi)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>email: </li></ul>Wikieducator – A web-based collaborative tool for elearning materials Launch of the India Chapter
  2. 2. <ul><li>Howard G. &quot;Ward&quot; Cunningham (born May 26 , 1949 ) developer of the first wiki, WikiWikiWeb . </li></ul><ul><li>Jimmy Wales started Wikipedia in 2001. He was interested in creating an encyclopedia that anybody could access freely – he realised he could not do it alone................. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia The free encyclopedia </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wikibooks Free textbooks and manuals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wikiquote Collection of quotations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wiktionary Dictionary and thesaurus </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wikisource The free library </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wikinews Free content news source </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wikispecies Living Species </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wikieducator Free elearning content </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wikia Search engine </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wikihow Technology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wikicreole Syntax and markups in wikis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wikimapia World map </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wikitravel Travel info </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Open - any reader can create it, edit it as they see fit. Incremental or Organic – develops over time, written by one or more authors. Universal - The mechanisms of editing and organizing are the same as those of writing so that any writer is automatically an editor and organizer. Materials are uploaded under the creative commons (CC) licence.
  5. 5. Wiki supporters generally feel that it is generally easier to correct mistakes than create content from scratch. Collaboration on projects moves it along quicker and hence wiki wiki
  6. 6. <ul><li>Wiki communities believe that content should be free . The slogan of the Mediawiki software, which runs all the projects of the Wikimedia foundation, encapsulates this spirit : </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas want to be free . </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki software is often cited as an example of social software because of the ease with which users can work together on content, building a real sense of community. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Wayne Mackintosh Commonwealth of Learning Vancouver Canada Founder of Wikieducator _______________ Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA)
  8. 8. Features <ul><li>Create and Edit – after logging in </li></ul><ul><li>History – can see all edits (and recover any of the older versions) </li></ul><ul><li>Watch – can keep track of pages </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion – Synchronous or asynchronous </li></ul><ul><li>Can upload pictures, videos, audios </li></ul><ul><li>Allows internal and external links </li></ul><ul><li>Provides for a hierarchical arrangement of pages </li></ul><ul><li>Pages can be collected and printed as PDF – you can make your own book!!! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Why should India promote Wikieducator? <ul><li>With about 2/3 of the population needing to be educated, f2f mode cannot meet the demands. </li></ul><ul><li>Access to education should not be a limitation for anyone to study </li></ul>
  10. 10. Why wikieducator? <ul><li>Need for India-centric contexual learning materials – particularly in local languages. </li></ul><ul><li>To tap all diverse knowledge sources </li></ul><ul><li>If India is to take the eleap to self sufficiency in (contexual) educational content there is need for rapid expansion in development of elearn materials – wikieducator can play a major role. </li></ul>
  11. 11. WE India Chapter <ul><li>A venue for coordinating and facilitating WikiEducator activities in India : http:// /India </li></ul>
  12. 12. Project Page <ul><li>A Nodal page to link all ODL project pages: http:// /India/Project </li></ul>
  13. 13. Handbook of Open Universities <ul><li>A collaborative initiative to create authentic information on all the Open Universities in the World : http:// </li></ul>
  14. 14. Bamboo & Rattan ODLCourses For sustainable development of rural community <ul><li>http:// </li></ul>
  15. 15. Content & Framework for HRM Course <ul><li>A project to develop framework and free content for courses on Human Resource Management: </li></ul>
  16. 16. Transnational Qualification Framework Node <ul><li>A node to discuss and support the development of a Transnational Qualifications Framework </li></ul>
  17. 17. Teacher Education <ul><li>A project to support Teacher Education </li></ul><ul><li>(Initiated by Prof. Vasant D.Bhat, Regional Institute of Education, Mysore) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Assessment of Science Process Skills <ul><li>Formative assessment solutions for Science Process Skills: http:// </li></ul>
  19. 19. Academic Writing <ul><li>A course to improve academic reporting of schools at District Level </li></ul>
  20. 20. Lifelong Learning for Farmers <ul><li>WikiEducators facilitate the development of Open Agricultural Extension Education material to support the ‘Lifelong Learning for Farmers’ project of Commonwealth of Learning </li></ul>
  21. 21. Lifelong Learning for Farmers <ul><li>A WikiEducator from India has facilitated a workshop for the Teachers and Researchers from Five Universities in Sri Lanka along with farmers for Agricultural Extension Education materials. </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Educational material on Dairy Farming </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Educational material on Banana Cultivation </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Audio & Graphic lessons on diseases in chilli </li></ul>
  25. 25. Protocols for experiments in biology:
  26. 26. Archiving of folklore
  27. 27. Interim Advisory Council for India Chapter <ul><li>Dr Savithri Singh, Principal, Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi </li></ul><ul><li>Dr Pankaj Khare – Director, International Divn. IGNOU </li></ul><ul><li>Dr R Sreedher – Director, CEMCA </li></ul><ul><li>Dr Gita Mathur – Gargi College, University of Delhi </li></ul><ul><li>Mr P Anil Prasad – Nodal officer (web), Finance Dept., Government of Kerala </li></ul><ul><li>Dr Sanjay Mishra, IGNOU </li></ul>
  28. 28. WE India - Hindi
  29. 29. WE – India Malayalam
  30. 30. WE India - Kannada
  31. 31. GUJRATI
  32. 32. TAMIL
  33. 33. <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul>