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Randy Fisher October 15, 2009 For audio call Toll Free 1 - 888-886-3951 and use PIN/code 152961 Building Sustainable Projects and Communities.

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1 Randy Fisher October 15, 2009 For audio call Toll Free and use PIN/code Building Sustainable Projects and Communities

2 Maximize your CCC Confer window. Mute your phone (*6) if you have visitors or noise in your office. Please note phone audio may be in presenter-only mode. Ask questions over the phone when the presenter prompts. Ask questions throughout presentation via the chat window. Housekeeping

3 Adjusting your computer audio 1)To listen on your computer, adjust your speaker volume 2)If youre using a phone, click on phone headset. 3)To speak youll need a microphone or USB headset. a) First, run the audio wizard Tools/Audio/Audio Setup Wizard. b) Second, press on the mic icon when its available (release when finished speaking)

4 Saving Files & Open/close Captions 1.Save chat window with floppy disc icon 2.Open/close captioning window with CC icon

5 Emoticons and Polling 1.Raise hand and Emoticons 2.Polling options

6 Sustainability Slide 10 "Community spirit is the most sustainable and renewable energy there is." - Rock Radovan, President, Sustainable Ottawa

7 Open Education is… Slide 10 …a sustainable and renewable resource.

8 Open Education is about… Slide 10 Building Community…

9 WikiEducator We're turning the digital divide into digital dividends using free content and open networks. We hope you can help us. Voted best educational wiki, Steven Downes, Dec 2007 Inaugural recipient of the award for Exemplary Open Education Resource (OER) practices Slide 5

10 Strategic plan Slide 7

11 Randy Fisher, International Centre for Open Education, 2009 WikiEducator A Community of Shared Interests Slide 1

12 Learning4Content workshops 100 workshops 110 countries 18 months Learning4Content > 3,500 educators Slide 14

13 Age distribution Our WE surprise? 50% > 45 years Slide 10

14 Current roles of WikiEducators Slide 11

15 Educational level and sector Slide 12

16 Why do you join WikiEducator? Slide 13

17 Open, Self-Organizing Communities Slide 11 The great thing about open self-organizing communities is that spontaneous and more structured approaches can be nurtured in parallel with each other in the wiki. The glue which keeps this together and provides positive direction for the WE project are our community values. Ultimately, the core value of sharing knowledge freely. -- Wayne Mackintosh, Ph.D. Founder, WikiEd Project

18 Community Purpose – CP4 Model Slide 11 Model developed by the US MilitaryModel Uses 4 overlapping elements to describe a community's purpose: 1.Content - educational resources, learning resources, etc. 2.Connections - networks, communities, relationships 3.Conversations - dialogue in groups 4.Context - background, history, orientation

19 WikiEducator Slide 11 Website: Projects & Initiatives Otago Polytechnic, NZ Discussion Group: 4Cs - Content, Connections, Conversations, Content

20 Community Media CoP Slide 11 Website: Discussion group: 4Cs - Content, Connections, Conversations, Content

21 LearnShare HIV/AIDS Africa Slide 11 HIV/AIDS Experts & Community Radio Practitioners Workshop Materials Partners Commonwealth of Learning, Canada International AIDS Society, Switzerland EcoNews Africa, Kenya World Association of Community Broadcasters (AMARC) 4Cs - Content, Connections, Conversations, Content

22 Join us in making the OER futures happen Slide 1 WikiEducator & OER Foundation Randy Fisher, International Centre for Open Education, 2009

23 The OER Foundation Slide 16

24 Links & Resources Slide 10 Heywire8 Think Tank, NZ OER Foundation FAQs Teacher Collaboration Portal

25 Short videos Slide 10 Archbishop Desmond Tutu: A Call for Freedom, at the opening of a Digital Freedom Exposition conference (2007) at the University of the West Cape, South Africa.Archbishop Desmond Tutu: A Call for Freedom Educators Motivations in Open Wiki Spaces, Randy Fishers MA ThesisEducators Motivations in Open Wiki Spaces The Wiki Wiki

26 Q&As Slide 10 Randy Fisher (aka Wikirandy) Senior Consultant & Facilitator Intersol Group, Canada International Centre for Open Education / OER Foundation, New Zealand x144 (EST)

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28 Thanks for Attending For upcoming desktop seminars and links to recently archived seminars, check Web site at:


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