Wiki Educator In Guyana

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WikiEducator can be used for developing open education courses, as a training resource for developing skills for online learning. University of Guyana, Cyril Potter College of Education and Guyana Technical Institute are keen to adopt wiki for teaching and learning purposes.

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Wiki Educator In Guyana

  1. 1. WikiEducator in Guyana Dr Ramesh C Sharma Director (Distance Education) Institute of Distance and Continuing Education, University of Guyana, Flat 5, Queen's College Compound, Camp Road, Georgetown, Guyana (South America) Web: http://www.uog.edu.gy/schools/idce
  2. 2. WikiEducator: Regional Caribbean Learning4Content Workshop <ul><li>14 February 2010 </li></ul>Presentation given for
  3. 3. Background for this workshop <ul><li>Open Education Resources (OER) is becoming much more pervasive in tertiary education. Developing content which can be shared within one institution, or across continents represents a powerful paradigm shift in the distribution methods of learning content and courseware from traditional publishing models to those which are open and collaborative in nature. Major initiatives from leading institutions to provide open courseware further support the growth of this segment of online learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Today, WikiEducator is extending an open invitation to particularly educators from the Caribbean, to join us on WikiEducator to partake in this Live Session as part of a Regional Caribbean Learning4Content workshop initiative, to exchange ideas on Open Education, learn how to develop Open Educational Resources and learn more about WikiEducator. </li></ul>- Patricia Schlicht
  4. 4. Wiki <ul><li>One of the best example of Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Read/write capability </li></ul>
  5. 5. Wiki for University <ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Photo </li></ul><ul><li>News </li></ul><ul><li>Policies </li></ul><ul><li>Training materials </li></ul>
  6. 6. Wiki for a University <ul><li>Academic purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Library and Research </li></ul><ul><li>Computers </li></ul><ul><li>Career, counselling and guidance </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Ohio University Libraries Biz Wiki
  8. 8. UCalgary Wiki
  9. 9. UMWiki
  10. 10. Purdue University Career Wiki
  11. 11. IGNOU Wiki
  12. 12. Stanford University Wiki
  13. 13. Suitable platform for learning new skills <ul><li>Simple Syntax </li></ul><ul><li>Now a WYSIWIG editor </li></ul><ul><li>Good for those places where training facilities are limited </li></ul>
  14. 14. Online &quot;idea space&quot; <ul><li>For teachers to place their thoughts, ideas, and other information relating to their subject area </li></ul><ul><li>use the wiki format to prepare a course syllabus for their school classes, or to write a book with multiple authors </li></ul>
  15. 15. Collaboration <ul><li>http://www.tonybates.ca/2010/01/17/latest-issue-of-irrodl/ </li></ul>
  16. 16. Wikieducator for Administration <ul><li>Can lead to reduced email communication </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing Memo, notifications, minutes of meetings etc </li></ul><ul><li>Compilation of reports from all scattered places like University of Guyana has its campuses scattered all over the country </li></ul>

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