Discussion thread: Introductions

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Discussion thread: Introductions

Please add your name with two equal signs on either side of your name (==Nellie==) and write about yourself under the heading that the two equal signs created for your name.

Kylie Walters

I am an IT Trainer and studying to complete a Graduate Diploma of Education for high school teaching. Looking forward to seeing what we all do with our Wiki sites!


I am working in a University as an Educational Developer and look forward to understanding Wiki environments.

(Comment.gif: Welcome Sue. I have added headings to your userpage. Please access it and fill in the details under the heading after you click on edit on top of the page. Don't forget to save the page at the bottom when you are done. --Nellie Deutsch 05:19, 31 May 2010 (UTC))

Zakaria Othmane (Morocco)

Hello every one and I am so glad to join you in this fruitful workshop. I work as English teacher since 2004 and I am a member of the Moroccan association of English teachers . I am also member of iEARN and MEARN . In Morocco , I am happy to be the Global teenager project ambassador .Hope to share all the best experience with you. --Zakaria 00:26, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

(Comment.gif: Hi Zakaria and welcome to WikiEducator and L4C38. It is an honor to have a teenager join the group. I am looking forward to watching your userpage develop. --Nellie Deutsch 06:12, 29 May 2010 (UTC))

Susanne Pratscher

I am teaching German and Englisch in Austria. I have been a teacher at a Vienna Business School since 1980. As most of my students are in laptop classes, computer skills are important for me. I like working on the PC, drafting eLearning lessons, encouraging my students in working online etc. In Jan./Feb. I attended an online course of Integrating Technology for learning how to use Moodle, and now I would like to learn more about how to creat a Wiki.

(Comment.gif: Wonderful to meet you Susanne. You are so lucky that your students are in laptop classes. --Nellie Deutsch 19:01, 27 May 2010 (UTC))

Mounia Kj. - Morocco

Hello everybody! :) I'm pleased to join the wikieducator community once again to learn more about the syntax, skills and the use of wikis. I haven't been so good at applying some of the technics. So, I'm here to put in practice things I missed out in previous sessions (because of work and some other commitments). I hope I'll be able to do so :-)! nice meeting you all.

(Comment.gif: Great to have you among the participants. The recording will be available, soon. --Nellie Deutsch 16:18, 29 May 2010 (UTC))

Amreet K. Sandhu

Hi Everyone, my name is Amreet. I'm a postgraduate from Malaysia. Currently, I'm pursuing my Masters in Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI).I'm eager to learn and discover more about wikis.

(Comment.gif: Hello Amreet and welcome to WikiEducator. What are you planning to do your thesis on? --Nellie Deutsch 19:02, 27 May 2010 (UTC))

Lorraine Lawson

Hi All, my name is Lorraine Lawson. I'm based in Cairns, Far North Queensland, Australia. I'm a curriculum writer for a new Senior Science high school course. It will be presented as a blended model online in Blackboard (similar to Moodle) and we will also use Elluminate for web-conferencing. I'm interested in sharing resources and building a network of teachers who are willing to help each other out.

(Comment.gif: Hi Lorraine. I would love to learn how you are using the blended learning model at your institution. --Nellie Deutsch 19:03, 27 May 2010 (UTC))

(Comment.gif: Hi Nellie. Our students study in a distance education mode. I've converted my Science courses to online content (easy access 24/7, communication tools, quick feedback on tasks). But students cannot sit in front of the computer all day (siblings have to share computers, subjects compete for online time). I use textbooks and send assessment items to students as paper copies. They also get a paper journal to complete as they work through the course material. Web conference lessons reduce the split attention effect as the students don't have to spend so much time reading --Lorraine Lawson 22:56, 27 May 2010 (UTC))

Other links on Split attention effect from -Reiner-:this website or this one on split level effect.

(Comment.gif: Thanks Reiner.) (Comment.gif: Welcome. As the link now works as intended, I'd propose to delete my remark on the malfunction. What do you think?) (Comment.gif: I've not had a chance to read over the info yet, so want to keep the links for now Lorraine Lawson ) (Comment.gif: Keeping new information is good, but it wasn't me, who added those links. I guess the good ghost (german proverb: guter Geist) was Nellie? ---Reiner- 08:12, 6 June 2010 (UTC))

Angela Jones

My name is Angela Jones I have been a secondary mathematics teachers for over 22 years. I have taught mathematics to students from year 7 (11years old)  through to year 13 Calculus (18 years old). I was a head of department for over 15 years and have been part of many new innovations in the teaching of mathematics in New Zealand. Most recently I have facilitated the secondary numeracy project within my school but in the last two years I have led national facilitators in their preparation of professional development for new facilitators in secondary schools. In my current position I have overseen the delivery of professional development for this project  throughout New Zealand. Prior to my current position I worked with teachers and students in the UK using skype, elluminate and moodle developing a community and building mathematics capability in preparation for running real time virtual grand prix's. I have continued to work with the presenter and facilitator in the UK from this project and presented to other teachers throughout the world on how to use the grand prix software and the benefits of real time collaboration via elluminate. I am interested in technology but also aware of the bright shiny nature of tools that can over shadow the actual purpose of teaching and learning - selection of the right platform, task and tool are essential.

(Comment.gif: Hi Angela. I am very impressed with the work you have been doing with technology. Have you tried WiZiQ? --Nellie Deutsch 19:06, 27 May 2010 (UTC))

Nellie Deutsch

My name is Nellie (Muller) Deutsch. My formal educational background is varied but my informal studies are even more so. I have a BA in English literature and linguistics, an MA in education specializing in curriculum and technology, and have completed a doctoral program in educational leadership specializing in curriculum and instruction at the University of Phoenix online in 2009. I have been teaching English as a foreign language for over 30 years and integrating technology into the ESL/EFL classroom since the 1990s. I have been involved in international collaborative projects and WebQuests via Moodle for the past 5 years. My first website, Nellie's English Projects was an experiment that evolved from a WebQuest and started me off as a webmistress in the days of html before web 2.0 tools. I facilitate online (Blended and full) and face-to-face workshops on how to use Wikieducator as a collaborative tool to improve instruction and learning and conduct online workshops and conferences. I also moderate live online workshops for Electronic Village Online which is a project of TESOL's CALL Interest Section, storytelling and cultures, and integration of technology and web 2.0 tools into the classroom on IT4ALL on WiZiQ.

I am passionate about learning and am currently completing my doctoral studies in educational leadership specializing in curriculum,and instruction online at the University of Phoenix and writing my dissertation. I have researched blended learning] and instructor use of technology in higher education. In my spare time, I mentor educators on how to integrate web 2.0 tools for instruction and learning. I would like to see e-learning available and free worldwide.

I am interested in collaborative and engaged learning, social networking, philosophy, mindfulness meditation practice, the Alexander Technique, art, writing and poetry. I am looking forward to collaborating with other educators on the best ways to integrate technological tools in order to facilitate and improve instruction and learning.

Please feel free to contact me by email.

Susanne Borg

My name is Susanne and I work as a Business Teacher in the Tasmania Polytechnic. I developed online courses for flexible delivery, mainly in the computing area. I am looking forward to learning more about Wikis and their use in an online learning environment. I have started working with the younger age group students (16-20) and am interested to see how this will evolve using the Wiki platform.

(Comment.gif: Hello Susanne and welcome to WikiEducator. What specific content areas are you involved in? --Nellie Deutsch 19:07, 27 May 2010 (UTC))

Christina Davis

My name is Christina Davis. I am an 8th grade math teacher in Mesquite, Texas with 15 years of secondary teaching experience. I am currently enrolled in an online program at Lamar University and obtaining my master's degree in educational technology. I am excited about learning more about wikis and how to use them in my classroom. I hope to one day be an online instructor. Email me at crdavis71@gmail.com --Crdavis71 20:29, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

(Comment.gif: Hi Christina. I am looking forward to "seeing" your user page develop as the workshop progresses. --Nellie Deutsch 16:19, 29 May 2010 (UTC))

Adelina Moura

RTENOTITLE My name is Adelina and I'm a Portuguese teacher and a teacher training, in Web 2.0 and Web 2.0 mobile tools. I teach Portuguese and French languages in a secondary school and I have about 30 years of teaching experience. At this moment I'm finishing my PhD thesis in Mobile Learning area. I'm very excited about this workshop and about learning and sharing with all these teachers around the world. This is my personal website [1] feel free to contact me -[2].

(Comment.gif: Hello Adelina. What research method and design are you using? Good luck with your doctoral thesis. --Nellie Deutsch 19:09, 27 May 2010 (UTC)) (Comment.gif: Hi Nellie I've used Multiple Cases and Activity Theory.)

Soaad Hamed

Hello, I am Egyptian living in Cairo. I hold a BA in English literature and linguistics. I am a TEFL certified but i dont teach English any more now. I have attended also Lancelot course which was so impressive and made me discover a lot about Education technology and how to make use of it. I have started teaching Arabic for the non speakers about 4 years ago. I started teaching online in late 2007 on [Myngle]. It was almost my first real encounter with a virtual world. Few months later, I have joined Myngle team as an Education Assistant to train the new teachers to use the platform. I have started my website (www.virtualarabic.net) recently where i publish my audio lessons that I have created last year, I am still testing them so feel free to learn some Arabic for free ;). I am so enthusiastic about this workshop, I only have a basic knowledge with the wiki but I learn fast. Thanks

(Comment.gif: Hello Soaad. Looks like you've come to the right place. --Nellie Deutsch 19:11, 27 May 2010 (UTC))

Yamina Bouhaddioui

Hi all, My name is Bouhaddioui Yamina.I am an EFL teacher.I have been teaching English in secondary schools for twenty years.I have an increasing need to continuosly re-educate myself.I'm looking forward to learning about Wikis.Many thanks

(Comment.gif: Hello Yamina. Let me know how I can be of help. --Nellie Deutsch 19:12, 27 May 2010 (UTC))

Victor Hugo Rojas B.

I’m Victor Hugo Rojas, associate professor of language teacher education at UNE & UNMSM in Lima, Peru. I have over 24 years of experience; teaching at schools, pedagogical institutes, language centres, and universities. Nowadays, I currently train pre- and in- service English teachers. Also, I’ve attended conferences, congresses, and workshops on ELT around Perú and abroad. As a course developer, I’ve applied my beginner knowledge of Web 2.0, Personal Learning Networking, and e-learning in developing my courses using Moodle, Blogger, Twitter, etc. About this course, I’d like to learn and improve new ways of integrating technologies, using Wikis, to elaborate, deliver, and evaluate distance and blended EFL teachers training courses.

(Comment.gif: Welcome, Victor. Let me know how I can be of help. --Nellie Deutsch 19:13, 27 May 2010 (UTC))

Reiner Schmidt

Hello :-) My name is Reiner Schmidt and I'm engaged in different working fields here in the city of Munich, Germany. For 5 years I'm helping children (age 7-12) with migrant background doing their homework, 3 days a week in a organisation called "Kinderschutz e.V." (protection for children).
Being a proponent of Free Software and Creative Commons, I'm very interested in combining wikis and free (open) content, or even producing content for free linuxbased educational software.
Other activities are in environmental lifestyle-questions, tahiti-project or transition town movement, which often are combined with networking via internet.
I'm looking forward to advance my wiki-skills, get new ideas for blended learning and find comrades on the road to worldwide open society and shared knowledge.
Greetings from Bavaria

(Comment.gif: Hello Reiner. You've come to the right place. Let me know how I can be of help. --Nellie Deutsch 19:14, 27 May 2010 (UTC))

Ramesh Sharma

Greetings to all of you. I am Dr. Ramesh Sharma, currently working as Director, Distance Education, Institute of Distance and Continuing Education, University of Guyana, Goergetown, Guyana (South America). I am on leave from Indira Gandhi National Open University, India where I was working as Regional Director. I believe that through WikiEducator we can contribute to the OER movement. You can contact me through my email. With best wishes, Ramesh

(Comment.gif: Welcome Ramesh and thank you for volunteering to co-facilitate the workshop with Gladys and I. --Nellie Deutsch 13:42, 28 May 2010 (UTC))
It is an honour to be associated with this wonderful team, Nellie and Gladys. --Ramesh 13:55, 28 May 2010 (UTC) <br

Hákon Már

Hi everybody. My name is Hákon Már Oddsson and I am a full time teacher since 2002 of Film and Multimedia in a secondary vocational school Borgarholtsskóli (BHS) in Iceland. I got a teachers diploma 2005. Graduated from San Francisco Art Institute with a BFA in Film making 1982. Worked 20 years making films and TV, mostly as director/producer making TV fast food for networks like National Broadcast in Iceland but also Tele Monte Carlo in Rome and others. Currently enrolled as a M.Ed student at Iceland University with a specialization in Information technology and media. Use Moodle in all my courses at BHS but at University they use mostly Blackboard. Looking forward to learn and share the next 10 days. --Hakon 14:58, 28 May 2010 (UTC)

(Comment.gif: Hello Hakon and welcome to WikiEducator. I am looking forward to "seeing" how your user page develops. Let me know how I can be of help. --Nellie Deutsch 15:06, 28 May 2010 (UTC)

Francisco Gomez

Hello, everyone! I am involved in corporate training, with emphasis on leadership and interpersonal skills. I live in San Diego, California. I hope to gain insight into the use of wikis as an educational tool that creates involvement. One of my concerns is the learning curve people need to go through to make a wiki work, which may discourage many students... I use blended learning a lot, with emphasis on live online training.

(Comment.gif: Welcome to WikiEducator and L4C38. People do face learning curves with most technological tools. I trained 96 high school students to use WikiEducator last year in a blended learning format. At the beginning, I had to run around the computer lab to locate the students who would be my helpers. Once they got the idea, they were very keen on helping the other students. --Nellie Deutsch 18:58, 28 May 2010 (UTC))

RajFendran Murugan

Hi, I am Rajendran, working as a Assistant Professor, Department of Education, University of Delhi, India. I learnt some wiki skills through Mr. Sanjay Mishra, STRIDE, IGNOU Indira Gandhi National Open University, in 2008. Now i am intended to enhance my skils with the help of our facilitators Ms. Nellie and Gladys. I feel it is a great pleasure to learn through different people from all over the world.

(Comment.gif: Dear Rajendran, you are most welcome to this online workshop. I am sure that you will be able to refresh your wiki skills and build your page with useful content. Dr Sanjaya Mishra is a great trainer and educational technologist. All the best to you. -- Ramesh Sharma 16:09 UTC, 29 May 2010)

Francesc Redondo


Hello to all. I am a teacher at Gelida Les Fonts School, in Barcelona, Catalonia, SPAIN. I have been teaching here for 5 years, . I am currently teaching third grade (8-9 years old). I am interested in Wiki as a way to learn, share, and find new ways to integrate technology into my classroom.


(Comment.gif: Welcome to WikiEducator and L4C38. I am looking forward to "seeing" your user page develop. --Nellie Deutsch 20:30, 29 May 2010 (UTC))

(Comment.gif: Thanks, I'll try, but is very dificult to writte in english --Francesc Redondo 17:44, 31 May 2010 (UTC) 21:47, 29 May 2010 (UTC))

(Comment.gif: Dear Redondo, Greetings. I am getting enrolled myself here in Spanish class to learn Spanish. Hopefully I learn it easily. All the best. --Ramesh Sharma 16:14 30 may 2010 (UTC))

Abdulmalik Ofemile

Hello all, I am teacher and a teacher trainer from Nigeria presently a post graduate student (M A TESOL & ICT)at the University of Leeds, UK. I am interested in the development of open source materials for teachers to use given my context. I am also looking forward to transferring learning from this programme into a project that will deepen the wiki and open source resource in Nigeria.

(Comment.gif: Welcome to the community of WikiEducators. I am looking forward to seeing how your user page and project develop. Thank you for your contributing to education and the open source. --Nellie Deutsch 05:19, 30 May 2010 (UTC))


I am Gioko Anthony. I teach at the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa. I am A professional Development Teacher and my interests are Integration of Technology in Teaching especially in Sciences and Research.

I look forward in learning how I can develop resources from both my students and fellow teachers.

(Comment.gif: I am looking forward to seeing how your user page and OER develop. Let me know how I can be of help. --Nellie Deutsch 10:05, 3 June 2010 (UTC))
(Comment.gif: Hello Gioko, it will be nice to know what technologies you are using as integrated in teaching. --Ramesh Sharma 13:42, 3 June 2010 (UTC))