Monday, August 27, 2007

Making an informed choice about eating cake!

I have set up a wiki to help me get my head around how it works:

I wasn't finding it very easy to navigate around and was getting quite frustrated with it. But now I have spent some time putting in entries, editing it and engaging with other people's editing, I am starting to get the hang of it. It has great potential for collaboration, especially if you are working on a project such as developing guidelines or writing a multi-author paper. But you will need to spend some time getting to know the program's layout and functions.

Please feel free to have a look at the wiki and make changes to it or add material. The premise is we're developing an information leaflet to give to pregnant women about the pros and cons of eating cake in pregnancy, in order for her to make an informed choice about whether she is going to or not.


Anonymous said...

I am interested whether you could have any suggestions about how to get to know the wikieducators program's layout and functions without doing the hard yards.

Sarah Stewart said...

Sorry it has taken me a while to get back to you, but I have been away for a few days.

That's a good question. I find it difficult to find my way around wikieducator because I don't want to have to do the 'hard yards' - but I think it pays off to do some sort of education sessions on how to use it. You may be interested in this:

Calling prospective participants and facilitators for Learning4Content

We're accepting registrations for the 2nd online workshop under the
L4C project. The workshop will run from 25 Feb to 7 March 2008.

Our first workshop was a major success with 100 registered
participants from 32 different countries! Join us in making history!
L4C is the largest free training initiative in wiki skills for
education in the world. You can register directly on the wiki from
this page:

If you know of anyone who would like to learn or brush up on their
wiki skills -- please forward this announcement. The deal is that
WIkiEducator provides free training --- participants sign a learning
contract to donate one lesson or similar free content resource back to
the community.

WE will host at least one online workshop every calendar month. I'm
also pleased to announce that the first of 160 face-to-face workshops
in 52 countries has just started today in the Solomon Islands. With
Kudos to the Pacific region! Who will be the first country in Asia,
Africa, Europe the Caribbean etc?

Should be fun.

We're also looking for help from prospective facilitators for L4C
workshops (both online and face-to-face.) If you're able to help --
please submit an expression of interest here: