Wikimedia Conference Tokyo


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Wikimedia Conference Tokyo

  1. 1. The case for WikiEducator in Japanese Or how you can learn how to edit a wiki Nadia El Borai Ph.D.
  2. 2. Talk <ul><li>What is WikiEducator </li></ul><ul><li>How is it useful </li></ul><ul><li>What can be done </li></ul><ul><li>Personal experience </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion and suggestion for a Japanese version </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is WikiEducator <ul><li>WikiEducator Course enables one to learn wiki skills with the help of facilitators. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to edit a wiki without any previous knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Funded by the Commonwealth of Learning and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation </li></ul>
  4. 4. The motto <ul><li>Tell me and I will forget, </li></ul><ul><li>show me and I may remember, </li></ul><ul><li>involve me , and I’ll understand . </li></ul>
  5. 5. Welcome page
  6. 6. What is it for? <ul><li>Development of free content </li></ul><ul><li>For Open Educational Resources </li></ul>
  7. 7. How I became involved <ul><li>After a UNESCO online discussion about Open Educational Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Received an email informing me of the existence of WikiEducator and the course they offered. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Registered for an online workshop
  9. 9. Help Contents
  10. 10. Instructions for getting started
  11. 11. My user page
  12. 12. My user page
  13. 13. Skill development <ul><li>Can repeat the course with instructions and facilitators </li></ul><ul><li>Wikineighbours help </li></ul><ul><li>Get certification </li></ul>
  14. 14. Certification levels <ul><li>Apprentice 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Apprentice 2 </li></ul><ul><li>WikiBuddy </li></ul><ul><li>WikiArtisan </li></ul><ul><li>WikiTrainer </li></ul><ul><li>WikiMaster </li></ul>
  15. 15. Data target for 2015 vs status 2009 <ul><li>Initial Target (January 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct 160 workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Train 2500 teachers/educators </li></ul><ul><li>All Commonwealth countries </li></ul><ul><li>Status (June 30 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Conducted 88 workshops </li></ul><ul><li>58 face-to-face </li></ul><ul><li>& 31 online </li></ul><ul><li>Trained 3349 teachers/educators (Sep 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Now in all countries </li></ul>
  16. 16. WikiEducator Data
  17. 17. Copyright <ul><li>WikiEducator only permits two copyright licences under Creative Commons. </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons-Attribution-Share Alike </li></ul><ul><li>(CC-BY-SA) </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  18. 18. What I learnt <ul><li>How to make a wiki page </li></ul><ul><li>How to edit </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Additional skills by copying others and being encouraged to start embedding pictures, videos and also started a blog </li></ul>
  19. 19. My contribution on WikiEducator
  20. 20. Example Arabic Page on Ikebana Teaching
  21. 21. WikiEducator Community <ul><li>Group Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Active Projects ( e.g . Parenting,Physics ..) </li></ul><ul><li>Active Community Workgroups </li></ul><ul><li>Country Projects 9 countries (e.g.Otago Polytechnic) </li></ul><ul><li>Related Projects (e.g. Wikiversity, Connexions, ZUM-Wiki, Free-reading. Net) </li></ul>
  22. 22. What can be done in Japan? <ul><li>Many people who would like to share their knowledge could learn the skills </li></ul><ul><li>Bilingual individuals could take the course and then translate it </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Institutions might be interested </li></ul>
  23. 23. For young people <ul><li>Look for what they would like to do </li></ul><ul><li>by checking the courses </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>Learn from the content pages </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to edit and become involved in their future. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Why is it possible now in Japan <ul><li>Since July 2009 WikiEducator funded by OER foundation </li></ul><ul><li>2 full time staff </li></ul><ul><li>Possible to install localisation for Japanese </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  25. 25. OER foundation <ul><li>The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Commonwealth of Learning contributing towards the servers </li></ul><ul><li>Athabasaca University in Canada who will be hosting the servers </li></ul><ul><li>Contract work, for example the OERNZ </li></ul><ul><li>helping the Ministry of Education in New Zealand build a national commons in support for reusable and portable content for New Zealand Schools </li></ul>
  26. 26. THANKS <ul><li>Facilitators </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Wayne Mackintosh </li></ul><ul><li>Patricia Schlicht </li></ul><ul><li>Leigh Blackall </li></ul><ul><li>Randy Fisher </li></ul><ul><li>Peter Rawthorne </li></ul><ul><li>Fellow learners/teachers </li></ul>
  27. 27. Links <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  28. 28. For Future generations