Community building project/Communications KeyMessages

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WikiEducator (in general)

(also see FAQs])

  • Vision Statement
  • Why is this different?
  • How are you doing this?
  • Tell me about Copyright - CC-BY-SA - in easy-to-understand language
  • Open Educational Resources
  • Who are the Wikipedians?
  • Who are WikiEducators?
  • What do you want from me? (and how can I get up to speed...)
  • What's in it for me?
  • What's the buzz about collaborative authoring?
  • What's the role of the Commonwealth or Learning?
  • How is my contribution recognized...

WikiEducator Messages (more specific)

  • WikiEducator is very cool, and great to be affiliated with...
  • WikiEducator's vision/mission and philosophical foundation
  • The focus on developing countries in the Commonwealth, especially Africa
    • secondary education - Africa as a priority
    • other education
    • my educational legacy
  • The upcoming Learning4Content workshops for 53 Commonwealth countries (based on FLOSS4EDU workshops and OER Workshop Toolkit) + gender focus
  • The connection to Open Educational Resources which is embraced by the Free Culture Movement
  • The advantages and opportunities inherent in Open Licensing (i.e., CC-BY-SA)
  • A development platform & tool for formal educators & informal educators (i.e., people who have something to teach);
    • an accelerated development platform
    • availability of free and open source software tool, with embedded instructional design prompts - eXe
    • a forum for sharing lesson plans, educational materials and building connections
    • a workspace
    • a place where I can achieve my goals - with support from other individuals, teams, groups, etc.
  • Saves time and money
  • part of the 'social responsibility mix'
  • The Commonwealth connection (and related institutions, including the Commonwealth of Learning)
  • The individuals, groups communities and institutional stakeholders already involved / segments
    • their vision, innovation, pride, passion, commitment
    • pioneering leadership
    • ability to effect change (i.e., make a difference, contribute to...)
    • ally in career development & build my reputation
  • Growth: WikiEd nodes, projects, accomplishments and achievements, countries, user pages, etc.
  • WikiEd is a dynamic, evolving and exciting 'work-in-progress'

WikiEducator Roles

(see Roles)

WikiEducator Stakeholders

(see Stakeholders

WikiEducator - Draft Community Needs Analysis